Venezuela Week of Solidarity
9th - 15th August 2004
RampART creative social centre
www.rampart.co.nr

Programme

MONDAY 9th

Latinoamerican Liberation Exhibition private view

6pm to 10pm

RampART Social Centre Art Gallery, Rampart St, Whitechapel E1

Caracas'style vegie hotdogs and drinks

Artists talks about their work and their vision of Latinamerica

Art performances

Discussion and Q& A with David Raby, The Bolivarian Movement in Venezuela,

from 'liberation circles' to government-supported social centres and grassroots radio stations.

 

TUESDAY 10th

Cuba & Venezuela:

Two countries the US thinks have "gone bad"

2pm till 10pm

RampART Social Centre Art Gallery, Rampart St, Whitechapel E1

Rock Around the Blockade host an afternoon of debate and discussions, developing into an evening social with life music and authentic food and film.

Salsa lessons: "It's not my revolution if I can't dance to it"!

Film screening

INVENTOS

video documentary by Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi, Hip Hop Cubano provides a unique insight into the realities and politics of contemporary Cuba

 

 

WEDNESDAY 11th

Creating a caring economy

7pm till 9pm

London School of Economics, Kingsway, Holborn

How could Venezuela tell the World Bank to stick their loans, what is the Bolivarian alternative to ALCA, and what does a 'worker-friendly goverment' really mean for the new popular trade union, the UNT?

Film screening at Rampart Creative Social Centre from 9pm

The Revolution will not be Televised

VENEZUELA BOLIVARIANA: PEOPLE THE STRUGGLE AND THE IV WORLD WAR

 

 

THURSDAY 12th

Networking evening of Latinamerican Solidarity

6pm to 10pm

RampART Social Centre Art Gallery, Rampart St, Whitechapel E1

Campaings, institutions and individuals gathering together for a join perspective on the regional issues of war "free trade", neo-colonialism and US egemony, plus the fight back against them. Starts with the report back from the Colombia solidarity campaing on the flashpoint border-region of Arauca (aka "the laboratory of war")

 

FRIDAY 13th

"Media-Coup" in Venezuela film screening

with Tariq Ali who has just came back from Venezuela and Indy media

2pm to 12m

Discussion 6pm to 10pm

RampART Social Centre Art Gallery, Rampart St, Whitechapel E1

Front-line in the war of ideas. Debriefing from indymedia and the NUJ on the battle between community and corporate media world-wide, and why the news out of Venezuela is the opposite of what's really happening. premier of global women strike documentary on oil workers.

 

SATURDAY 14th

Proper propaganda

2pm to 1am

Project 142, Lea Bridge Rd, E5

Creative workshop with the European Creative Forum. Banner-making, screen-printing T-shirts, posters & stickers, software skill-sharing and more in preparation for Sunday's picket.

Focus on the "Coca-Killer"campaign with the International Caraban, who has just returned from Colombia, where Coke hire right-wing death-squats to assesinate trade unionist.

Get your message across ethically with No Sweat and Funky Gandy printing t-shirts on demand

Film Screening

VENEZUELA BOLIVARIANA: PEOPLE THE STRUGGLE AND THE IV WORLD WAR

THE BOLIVARIAN REVOLUTION: ENTER THE OIL WORKERS

 

Chill-out evening in social space.

 

SUNDAY 15th

Day of Referendum

1pm picket starts from speakers'corner

2pm march to US embassy, Grosvenor square

Worldwide US Embassy picket to tell Washington to keep hands of venezuela!. In London, meet 1pm at Speakers' Corner (as Venezuelans wake up to vote) then 2pm march to Embassy in Grosvenor Sq.

6pm Exhibition closing party at the RampART with planty of good food, music and information.

 

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