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Saturday, March 25, 2006
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Hands Off Venezuela, San Francisco Bay Area
Location Details:
7 pm, Saturday, March 25, 2006
ILWU Local 34 Hall, 4 Berry St., San Francisco (Located next door to SBC Park. MUNI: Take “N” line toward SBC Park.)

Workers on the Move

Luis Primo, Venezuelan Labor Leader to Speak in San Francisco

The U.S. Hands Off Venezuela Campaign invites you to hear Luis Primo, a central leader of the Venezuelan National Union of Workers (UNT), the new labor federation in Venezuela which has replaced its corrupt predecessor which supported the U.S.-backed attempted coup against President Chavez. Luis Primo will address the antiwar rally on Saturday, March 18 and will speak at a public meeting on Saturday, March 25.

Currently, Primo is a Regional Coordinator for the UNT (Caracas-Miranda), he heads the Union/Political Education for the UNT on the national level, and works with the Ministry of Labor on the Committee on the Recovered Factories. Primo will be running for the National Leadership of the UNT at its upcoming congress this spring.

Hands Off Venezuela has been organized around the principle that the people of Venezuela should be able to determine their own destiny, without the interference of foreign governments, particularly the U.S. government. We have organized numerous educational events to inform people in this country about the important events unfolding in Venezuela so that people here can have an informed position. Without the truth, people are in no position to act.

We hope that Luis Primo’s visit to California will be one of many exchanges between Venezuelan and American trade unionists. In addition to speaking in San Francisco, he will be touring the West Coast where he will speak in a half-dozen cities. To make this possible, Hands Off Venezuela Campaign has launched a fund raising drive to cover the many expenses of the tour. Volunteers are needed to help organize the event, and donations of any amount are greatly appreciated. Donations can be sent to: HOV, 4579 18th St., San Francisco, CA 94114. Letters of support or endorsements of the tour are also appreciated and can be sent to

Partial List of Endorsers

Dolores Huerta
San Francisco Labor Council (AFL-CIO)
Contra Costa Central Labor Council (AFL-CIO)
South Bay Labor Council (AFL-CIO)
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Vanguard Public Foundation
San Francisco Bay View National Black Newspaper
Alan Benjamin, Executive Board, SF Labor Council, Co-coordinator Open World Conference
Fred Hirsch, Vice President of Plumbers and Fitters Local 393, San Jose California
Gloria LaRiva, President, Local 39521 Media Workers Sector/CWA*
Louie Rocha, President CWA Local 9423*
Global Exchange, Chris Gilbert and Karen Bennett, MATRIX Program*, UC Berkeley Art Museum*
Dorinda Moreno, Hitec Aztec Communications, Santa Maria, CA; Cesar Chavez Lifetime Achievement Legacy Award 2003
American Friends Service Committee
National Network on Cuba
Network of Bay Area Worker Cooperatives
Todd Chretien, Green Party candidate for U.S. Senate, California
Peace and Freedom Party, International Socialist Organization
Roland Sheppard, Retired Business Agent, International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades, Local 4
Labor Video Project
ANSWER (Act Now to Stop War & End Racism) Coalition
Louise Auerhahn, Member, South Bay Mobilization
Socialist Organizer
International Liaison Committee (ILC)
Socialist Action
Workers International League
International Republican Socialist Network
Socialist Viewpoint
Marin Interfaith Task Force on the Americas
Wellred Books
Center for Political Education.

* for identification purposes only

Admission: $5, $3 seniors, unemployed, and students

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