LEADING BRITISH FIGURES CONDEMN THE LATEST COUP ATTEMPT IN VENEZUELA

On Thursday February 19 The Guardian published an edited version of the below, initiated by the Venezuela Solidarity Campaign and signed in less than 48 hours by prominent figures from across British society, including filmmaker John Pilger, writer and broadcaster Tariq Ali, writer Richard Gott, journalist Victoria Brittain, actor Andy De La Tour, poet Linton…

Venezuelan Revolutionary Lawmaker Murdered

Venezuelan National Assembly member Robert Serra was killed on Wednesday at around 10 p.m. Venezuela time, according to government spokespeople. Serra was a prominent left wing politician and close ally of President Nicolas Maduro, and at 27 years, one of the youngest members of the National Assembly in recent years. He was also a youth…

(PHOTOS+ARTICLE) Toronto celebrated Hugo Chavez and Simon Bolivar’s birthday

On July 25th, Canadian students, activist and members of the Latin community, gathered at the Palestinian solidarity house ‘Beit Zatoun’, in Toronto, to celebrate the birthday and legacy of Liberator Simon Bolivar (born on July 24, 1783) and Comandante Hugo Chavez (born on July 28, 1954) who fought against colonialism and imperialism in order to…

Stop the genocide!’ S. American leaders condemn Israeli operation in Gaza

The presidents of Venezuela and Bolivia have decried the IDF’s incursion into Gaza as genocide and called for the UN to condemn Israel. President Nicolas Maduro likened the latest operation, which has claimed over 350 lives, to an “extermination.” Israel launches ground incursion in Gaza Strip LIVE UPDATES Venezuela called for an emergency session of…

(VIDEO) Chevron’s legacy of pollution and death In Ecuador [Short Documentary]

In an effort to create awareness and gather support for the affected communities by Chevron in Ecuador, solidarity committees from all over the world have declared May 21st, 2014 as the international #AntiChevron day of action. The Canadian Committee will join this calling with events in Toronto and Kitchener. [Join here] Chevron, formerly known as…

(VIDEO) Solidarity across borders, from Canada to Ireland and Venezuela

Between April 14th to the 26th Julian Ichim representing the Hugo Chavez Peoples Defence Front and Anti Colonialist Working group traveled to Ireland to solidify the friendship of anti imperialist forces and find out the truth of what the impact of the occupation in the North is. In this role, Ichim met with a variety of…

(VIDEO) Rightwing Venezuelan figure courted at Scotia Bank Building in Toronto

by Fernando Arce/basicsnews.ca On May 8, 2014, one of Venezuela’s most prominent opposition leaders, Maria Corina Machado, was hosted at an event in Toronto at which she thanked Harper’s right-wing government and Canadian-Venezuelans for their ongoing support. The event, organized by the Canadian Council for the Americas, was presided by boardroom chair and event moderator,…

Canadians call on visiting Venezuelan politician to support peace talks and stop inciting violence

TORONTO, May 7, 2014 /CNW/ – Maria Corina Machado, a controversial and polarizing figure involved in the 2002 coup attempt in Venezuela, is scheduled to speak in Ottawa and Toronto this week. She is a former opposition member of the National Assembly of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and has been at the forefront of the current crisis; inciting street riots and rejecting dialogue with…

(PHOTOS) Thousands took the streets of Toronto on May Day

Thousands took the streets of Toronto to celebrate the International Workers’ Day and to fight poverty and capitalism.The march was an opportunity to reclaim MayDay for all people’s struggles and to honour communities. “We are here in solidarity with those struggling against oppression and occupation in Palestine, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Colombia and elsewhere”, said Marion Rahim from…