Join the 2014 solidarity delegation to Venezuela

Dear friends,

We would appreciate you forwarding the below notice to your member/supporter lists. As always, participants from NZ/Aotearoa are very welcome on this brigade!

Thanks.

In solidarity,

Lisa Macdonald

for Australia-Venezuela Solidarity Network

Join the 2014 solidarity delegation to Venezuela

Tour dates: December 2 – 13, 2014

Registrations are open for the Australia-Venezuela Solidarity Network’s next solidarity tour to revolutionary Venezuela. Participants from all countries are welcome.

The tour, to run from Tuesday December 2nd to Saturday December 13th (inclusive), will be a unique an opportunity to observe first-hand, learn about and be inspired by a grassroots movement that is transforming not only Venezuela, but all of Latin America, and is challenging the greed and destructiveness of global capitalism by showing that a better world is possible.

Since 1998, Venezuela’s Bolivarian revolution has achieved remarkable things by putting control of the nation’s politics and economy back into the hands of the poor majority. Despite the challenges created by the United States-backed opposition’s campaign to stall and destroy the revolution, this people-powered process of change continues to flourish.

The 2014 study tour is the 15th international delegation to Venezuela organised by the Australia-Venezuela Solidarity Network. The detailed itinerary will be planned over coming months, but the 12-day tour will include visits to social missions, communal councils and communes, as well as production cooperatives, agro-ecology projects, public health and education services, community controlled media, and women’s and Indigenous organisations and projects.

The delegation will meet with a wide range of grassroots organisations, community activists and government representatives to learn more about the participatory democracy and “socialism of the 21st century” being created by the Venezuelan people.

Accommodation and transport within Venezuela, and English-Spanish translation throughout the brigade, will be organised for all participants by the AVSN. Participants will need to book their own international airfares, but please talk to the AVSN before purchasing your tickets.

In addition to your international airfare, you will need to budget for approximately $1200. This will cover your brigade registration fee ($500 for waged workers or $350 for students/pensioners), and all of your food, transport and accommodation in Venezuela.

The registration deadline is October 3, 2014.

For more information, please email: info.

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