International Solidarity with Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution

Yoshie Furuhashi furuhashi.1 at
Tue Mar 11 17:17:37 MST 2003

[The following note came to the Socialist Register listserv, courtesy
of Sid Shniad.]

Dear friends and comrades,

Last year in April, many of us watched in horror at the coup against
the elected government of Venezuela and rejoiced when the people and
the army restored that government to office. For the purpose of
promoting discussion of precisely what the Bolivarian Revolution is
all about, building a network of solidarity with that process and
celebrating the defeat of the coup, an International Conference on
Solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution will take place in Caracas
from 10 to 13 April 2003.

In addition to a cultural and artistic celebration of the victory
over the coup, at the core of this event will be an international
forum on the achievements of the Bolivarian Revolution, the enemies
of that Revolution and the struggle against neoliberal globalisation.
Among forum participants already confirmed are:

Abel Prieto (Minister of Culture, Cuba)
Evo Morales (Uruguay)
Bernard Cassen (ATTAC, France)
Fausto Bertinotti (Communist Refoundation Party, Italy)
Danielle Mitterand (France)
Ignacio Ramonet (Le Monde Diplomatique)
James Petras (USA)
Jose Bove (France)
Mark Weisbrot (USA)
Marta Harnecker (Chile)
Perry Anderson (UK)
Richard Gott (UK)
Susan George (USA)

Among those invited (but not yet confirmed) are Atilio Boron, Eduardo
Galeano, Frei Betto, Jose Saramago, Leonardo Boff, Joseph Stiglitz,
Nelson Mandela, Noam Chomsky, Oliver Stone, Samir Amin, Theotonio Dos
Santos, Istvan Meszaros and Jesse Jackson.

Everyday, the enemies of the Bolivarian process continue their
attempt to restore neoliberalism and sham democracy to Venezuela.
Come to Caracas on 10-13 April to show your solidarity with the
Bolivarian process. For further information, contact
bolivarianforum at

in solidarity,
Mike Lebowitz (from Caracas)

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