‘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.

The struggle of the Bouazar miners is entering a crucial stage thanks to the mobilisation of the masses in the cities of Ouarzazate and Taznakht. Fifteen miners have been arrested since then and are being brought to court accused of obstructing the freedom to work during their two day strike on the 10th and 11th of October. This struggle has raised a lot of sympathy amongst young people, school students and workers in the region, nationally and even internationally. The echo in the Moroccan media is as expected, very weak. The system multiplies the walls of silence surrounding it. It is a symptom of its fear of that exemplary battle.