Hands Off Venezuela

The ‘Hands Off Venezuela’ Campaign was established in December 2002 in response to an attempt by the right-wing Venezuelan opposition to overthrow the government of Hugo Chávez and put an end to the Bolivarian revolution.

A group of reactionary military officers made an appeal for 'disobedience', the political opposition called for an 'indefinite national strike' while the directors of the state owned company PDVSA organised virtual sabotage of the industry.

All this was accompanied by a campaign in the Venezuelan and international media of lies and misinformation, claming that the Chávez government was authoritarian and unpopular.

The campaign works through public meetings, video screenings, raising the issue within the trade union movement in different countries, organising speaking tours, moving motions in Parliaments, and sending solidarity delegations to Venezuela.

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