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In London, Glasgow, Leeds & Sheffield – Hear about Venezuela’s Alternative from Venezuelan Progressive Leaders!

VENEZUELA SHOWS THERE IS AN ALTERNATIVE!
SPEAKING TOUR WITH LEADING FIGURES FROM VENEZUELA IN LONDON, GLASGOW, LEEDS & SHEFFIELD
  • STUDENT FRIENDS EVENT: Hugo Chavez & Socialism in the 21st Century – Showing there is an alternative Thursday November 29, 7:00pm, SOAS Main Building, Thornhuagh St, Russell Sq Campus, WC1H 0XG
  • Latin America 2012 – Showing Another World is Possible Saturday, December 1, 9:30am-5:30pm, Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC14 4RL
  • Scottish Conference: Learning from Latin America 11.00-16.30, Sunday 2 December, STUC, 333 Woodlands Road. Glasgow, G3 6NG
  • Leeds Meeting, hosted by Y&HTUC – Venezuela & the New Latin America: Showing Another World Is Possible. Monday 3rd December, 5pm at the Regional TUC Offices, 3rd Floor, 33 Park Place Leeds, LS1 2RY.
  • Sheffield VSC Public Meeting – 21st Century Socialism: Venezuela shows another world is possible Tuesday, December 4, 7:00pm, Gallery Terrace, University of Sheffield SU, Western Bank, S10 2TG
  • North London VSC Launch & Solidarity Reception to Celebrate Venezuela’s Alternative! Wednesday, December 5, 2012. 7:00pm, Marx Memorial Library, 37a Clerkenwell Green, EC1R 0DU
This speaking tour, including Latin America 2012 on Saturday, will look at how Venezuela is leading the way in showing there is a real alternative to the cuts & privatisation driving back living standards in Europe.
Under Hugo Chavez, the policies of ‘socialism of the 21st Century’ are ensuring free education for all & eradicating illiteracy. Workers’ rights have advanced with a new Labour Law. It is providing free healthcare for all, slashing poverty & promoting equality for women, black & lesbian & gay communities. Come to these events to find out more & ask questions of the leading Venezuelan speakers:
  • Jacobo Torres, International Coordinator of Venezuelan TUC equivalent and leading member of Fentrasep (Federation of Public Sector Workers). Jacobo has visited Britain previously and also hosted numerous delegations to Venezuela . He is also a leading political activist (executive member) in the Hugo Chavez-led PSUV (Socialist Party.)
  • Carlos Lopez, President of the Federation of University Workers & General Coordinator of the CBST (Bolivarian Workers Trade Union Organisation.) Carlos was also chair (on behalf of Venezuela’s unions) of the Commission which drafted the country’s new Labour Law, which is one of the most progressive of its kind in the world.
1) STUDENT FRIENDS OF VENEZUELA MEETING: Hugo Chavez and Socialism in the 21st Century – Showing there is an alternative Thursday November 29, 7:00pm, SOAS Main Building, Thornhuagh Street, Russell Square Campus, London WC1H 0XG
Venezuelan guest speakers plus Stephanie Pearce, Doctoral Candidate at Queen Mary on progressive trade & 21st Century Socialism &  Dr Francisco Dominguez, author of ‘Right-wing Politics in the New Latin America: Reaction and Revolt.’  Open to all – invite friends & sign up on facebook http://www.facebook.com/events/295044490613277/?fref=ts
 
2) Latin America 2012 – Showing Another World is Possible Saturday, December 1, 9:30am-5:30pm, Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC14 4RL
Latest details and online booking:
http://www.latinamericaconference.org.uk/
The annual Latin America Conferences examine developments in the Caribbean and Latin America and hear about the region’s struggle against U.S domination and the fight to defend their social achievements. In addition to our Venezuelan guests plus Ambassador Samuel Moncada, a fantastic array of speakers includes: Owen Jones; Seumas Milne; Ken Livingstone; Esther Armenteros (Cuba); Alicia Castro (Argentina); Frances O’Grady (TUC) & Jeremy Corbyn MP. Open to all – invite friends & sign up on facebook http://www.facebook.com/events/219471121516496/?fref=ts
 
3) Scottish Conference: Learning from Latin America 11.00-16.30, Sunday 2 December, STUC, 333 Woodlands Road. Glasgow, G3 6NG
A conference to celebrate the progress made towards economic and social justice in Latin America in recent decades & to learn what the alternative economic and social policies there can tell us in Scotland. Organised by Scottish Venezuela Solidarity Campaign & Scottish Cuba Solidarity Campaign. Other speakers include Elaine Smith MSP, Sandra White MSP & Dr. Francisco Dominguez. More information at http://www.scottishvenezuelasolidarity.org.uk/

4) Leeds Meeting, hosted by Y&HTUC – Venezuela & the New Latin America: Showing Another World Is Possible. Monday 3rd December, 5pm at the Regional TUC Offices, 3rd Floor, 33 Park Place Leeds, LS1 2RY.
Carlos & Jacobo will be speaking & answering questions. The event is free & light refreshments will be available.
The meeting will be chaired by Kevin Donnelly Vice Chair, Y&HTUC. Please register your attendance with
cbeastall@tuc.org.uk / 01132429696
 
5) Sheffield VSC Public Meeting – 21st Century Socialism: Venezuela shows another world is possible Tuesday, December 4, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, The Gallery Terrace, University of Sheffield Students’ Union, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TG.
The two speakers from Venezuela will address the meeting & take questions from the room.
Students and non-students are welcome, but if you are not a student please email garethjnicholas@gmail.com as he may need to provide a ‘guest list’ to building security. Open to all – invite friends & sign up on facebook http://www.facebook.com/events/340284602736638/?fref=ts

6) North London VSC Launch & Solidarity Reception to Celebrate Venezuela’s Alternative! Wednesday, December 5, 2012. 7:00pm, Marx Memorial Library, 37a Clerkenwell Green, EC1R 0DU
With the Venezuelan guests plus greetings from a range of figures from progressives from across North London including Richard Bagley (Morning Star Editor,) Andy Bain (IHOOPS,) Sian Errington (Women For Venezuela,) Donna Hume (member of 2012 solidarity delegation,) Carlos Martinez (writer & artist,) John Callow (Marx Memorial Library) & Maggie Bowden (Liberation). Venezuelan rum cocktails will be provided! Open to all – invite friends & sign up on facebook http://www.facebook.com/events/301523299947987/?fref=ts

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