[Imc-uk-features] FW: imc-uk-features at lists.indymedia.org
ben at riseup.net
Mon Aug 9 03:25:31 PDT 2004
Somebody tried to submit a features proposal yesterday but I don't see it in
the list archive.
Here it is again...
Venezuela Referendum Nears - Solidarity Week Starts In London
This Sunday, Venezuelans will vote on whether to keep their
controversial president, Hugo Chávez. Elected with a promise to
redistribute Venezuela's enormous oil wealth (before Chávez it was the
number one supplier to the US) this referendum will be a chance to find
out if he still has the support of the people. Having failed to oust
him with a traditional coup in 2002 (backed by the US), and a general
"strike" the following Christmas (in reality, a bosses lock-out), the
opposition might actually end up strengthening his legitimacy, as
people around the world see how popular he still is, and begin to ask
Groups in London are holding a week of solidarity with the Venezuelan
people and their right to self-determination without US interference.
Daily events are happening at the rampART creative centre in
Whitechapel, starting on Monday 9th with the opening of a
"Latinamerican Liberation" exhibition. On Friday is a round-table
discussion on Venezuela's "media-coup" with Tariq Ali and speakers from
indymedia and the NUJ. The main event is a picket of the US Embassy on
the day of the referendum, Sunday 15th, from 2pm; meet beforehand in
Hyde Park near Speakers' Corner for a 'Bolivarian picnic'. Check
website for latest programme details.
All the latest programme details plus daily reports are online at
Links to newswire articles:
Venezuela Prepares for Recall Vote
Venezuela Tense Over Referendum
Lottery for venezuela future
New crisis in Venezuela
Unrest in Venezuela likely
Referendum on the Revolution
Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free.
Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
Version: 6.0.734 / Virus Database: 488 - Release Date: 04/08/2004
More information about the IMC-UK-Features