Over 50 activists, trade unionists, youth and Latin American activists, met in London on May 4 to discuss about the legacy of Hugo Chávez and the challenges facing the Bolivarian revolution. The meeting reaffirmed our rejection of the opposition claims of electoral fraud and renewed our commitment to defend the democratically expressed will of the Venezuelan people to elect Nicolás Maduro as president.

‘Companero Hugo Chavez! Presente! Ahora y siempre!’ Overwhelmed by emotion but determined to continue the struggle. This is how you can summarize the mood amongst the two hundred people in front of the Venezuelan embassy in Brussels. A few minutes after hearing the tragic news of the death of Hugo Chavez, the Hands Off Venezuela campaign called for a vigil in front of the embassy the following day.

We publish this solidarity appeal from Turkey that we received about the Kurdish activists who are on hunger strike against their treatment at the hands of the Turkish authorities.