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From Venezuela to Chicago: a Factory Closed is a Factory Occupied
Date Friday April 17
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
522 Valencia St. 3rd floor Auditorium
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorHands Off Venezuela
Emailsfbay [at] ushov.org
From Venezuela to Chicago: a Factory Closed is a Factory Occupied

Time: Friday, April 17th at 7 PM

Place: 522 Valencia St. 3rd floor Auditorium


From Chicago to Ireland, from Venezuela to Indonesia, from Brazil to the Ukraine, from Argentina to Canada - and around the world - workers are beginning to fight back against the crisis of the economic system by occupying the work place in order to win.

Join Hands Off Venezuela on Friday, 17 of April, 7 PM at 522 Valencia St. in San Francisco, where we will be premiering “FRETECO: Occupies factories under workers’ control” and hosting John Peterson, national secretary of the Hands Off Venezuela campaign, speaking on what has happened in Venezuela so far and future prospects for the Bolivarian revolution, followed by questions and discussion.

ON THE FILM:

A new film on the Venezuelan Revolution. Produced by Vive TV in Venezuela, this new documentary on FRETECO explores the movement of occupied factories and workers' control in Venezuela. From the Mitsubishi auto plant to the Inveval valve plant; from the Gotcha T-Shirt factory to the INAF hardware factory, workers young and old, male and female, tell their stories and explain why they came to the realization that demanding nationalization under workers' control is the only way forward. With examples explaining how factory and workers' councils function, the role of the communal councils, and the movement for "trade unionism of a new type," this video provides a living, breathing look at a crucial aspect of the Venezuelan Revolutionary process. Spanish with English subtitles by U.S. HOV.

Suggested donation: $5. All proceeds go to help the Hands Off Venezuela Campaign publicize the work of FRETECO in the U.S. and internationally. No one turned away due to lack of funds. Co-sponsored by Hands off Venezuela and the Workers International League.

For more information: sfbay@ushov.org
Added to the calendar on Monday Apr 6th, 2009 4:38 PM
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