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Tell the store dealer why you are buying
at CITG. --  Buying gasoline at CITGO

ENJOY THE PHOTOS!!
Franciscans Rally In Support Of Hugo Chavez.


Tell the store dealer why you are buying at CITGO
Buying gasoline at CITGO stations help Venezuela's democracy
Por: Al Marder - Colombia Support Network
Publicado: 31/12/02








Nota de aporrea: Lea esta noticia en Castellano en: www.aporrea.org/dameverbo.php?docid=3397.

The WALL STREET JOURNAL brought to our attention that CITGO is a wholy-owned subsidiary of the national Venezuela oil company.

The attacks on the overwhelmingly democratically elected government of President Hugo Chavez deal directly with the reforms that this government is instituting: including land reform, labor rights and protection of the nationally owned assets. Many go into affect on January 1st, thus explaining the push at this time to have Chavez resign. Otto Reich and Company have their dirty hands in the mix despite the sanctimonious declarations of "neutralilty" emenating from Bush, Inc. It is part and parcel of the US policies to foist FTAA and privitization on Latin America.

In addition to our statements and acts of solidarity, the proposal is that we purchase gasoline from CITGO. In filling our tanks, we inform the franchised dealer that the reason we are buying CITGO gasoline is to show our solidarity with the Venezuelan people and democracy in Venezuela.


Yours in Peace (sic),

Al Marder
US Peace Council
Colombia Support Network
www.colombiasupport.net

http://www.aporrea.org/dameverbo.php?docid=3396

********************************************************************************************San Franciscans Rally In Support Of Hugo Chavez

by Z Wednesday December 18, 2002 at 07:34 PM

12/18:Around 50 protesters gathered at noon at the Venezulean consulate to show support for Hugo Chavez and the Venezuelan democratic process.

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San Francisco, CA – A second fact-finding delegation to Venezuela this year was launched with a press conference and rally on Wednesday December 18th at noon, at the Venezuelan Consulate, 311 California St., in San Francisco in conjunction with other rallies of solidarity with Venezuela’s democratic process throughout the U.S. and the world, including Chicago, New York, Washington DC, and Paris, France.

Delegation members will gain first-hand knowledge of Venezuela's complex political situation through dialogues with civic leaders, community members, labor leaders, independent media makers, and neighborhood groups dedicated to community-driven development (known as Bolivarian Circles).

Venezuela is currently experiencing the longest sustained general strike in its history. This strike has been coordinated by the richest sectors of Venezuelan society, some of whom briefly overthrew the democratically elected government of President Hugo Chávez in a violent coup on April 11th of this year, and some of whom have publicly called for similar unconstitutional measures in the current conflict.

Though Chavez has been elected twice in the last four years and his policy reforms have been ratified by a majority in national referendums, the government has been continually under siege by well-funded groups in Venezuela and abroad who have sought to destabilize the oil-rich nation.

Strongly biased, anti-Chavez reporting by media outlets in Venezuela and the U.S. has made it difficult to ascertain the situation on the ground (as documented by media watchdog group Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, at http://www.fair.org).

The delegation is a project of the Venezuela Solidarity Group (VSG), a network of Bay Area community leaders who support democracy and equitable development in Venezuela. In keeping with international law, the VSG also works to oppose illegal intervention by other nations in Venezuela's affairs.

Wednesday's press conference was a send-off for the delegation, which will last ten days in early January. Please contact Amie Fishman at 415-317-2509 or Eric Quezada at 415-699-0270 for further information and to coordinate interviews for the press conference and during the delegation's visit.

venezuelasoldiarity@hotmail.com

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CARETAS KATCHERS Thursday January 02, 2003 at 09:09 AM
Escribe para BBC Mundo Phil Gunson, corresponsal del semanario británico The Economist CARLA Tuesday December 31, 2002 at 11:58 AM
La lucha es larga Rene Monday December 30, 2002 at 10:15 AM
La verdad of Alejandro IS TRUE Trastor Monday December 30, 2002 at 09:34 AM
La verdad Alejandro Monday December 30, 2002 at 08:35 AM
Que comodos !!! Eduardo Sunday December 29, 2002 at 05:44 PM
Better compilation of Venezuela news excerpts at first link. Also, SEARCH news! eco man Sunday December 29, 2002 at 02:12 PM
PARA QUE EL MUNDO MIRE LA REALIDAD DE LOS MEDIOS GOLPISTAS VENEZOLANOS CARLA Sunday December 29, 2002 at 11:37 AM
PARA QUE EL MUNDO MIRE LA REALIDAD DE LOS MEDIOS GOLPISTAS VENEZOLANOS CARLA Sunday December 29, 2002 at 11:35 AM
It's an oil coup-strike-lockout for the rich. eco man Saturday December 28, 2002 at 10:26 AM

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