Freteco Film Screening in Salt Lake City

FRETECO DVDOn Friday April 10th the new film  “Freteco” was shown at the Mestizo Cafe in Salt Lake.  Freteco is an organization of workers’ delegates from occupied factories throughout Venezuela (Revolutionary Front of Workers in Factories Occupied and Under Workers’ Control). An interested group of over fifteen people came out to see the film. The audience included older and younger people and not necessarily the “usual suspects” of the local left.

[Event] 50 Years of the Cuban Revolution

 Jorge Martín, International Secretary of the Hands Off Venezuela Campaign and regular presenter at the Havana Book Fair in Cuba will discuss the history and experience of the Cuban Revolution, the lessons for Latin America, and perspectives for the future. August Nimtz, professor at the U of M and expert on Cuba will also be a featured speaker.  The presentation will be held at the Central Labor Union Council in Minneapolis, MN.  Please join our Facebook group for the event.

WIL National School: June 13th and 14th in Minneapolis

MSPThe Workers International League is pleased to announce our first National School, to be held June 13th and 14th in Minneapolis, Minnesota. We invite those interested in learning more about the WIL and our 2009 National School to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information on registration (required), attendance fees, accommodation, possible partial scholarships, etc. Donations to help us prepare this school in order to educate a new generation of revolutionary Marxists are needed and appreciated.

John Peterson on Northern Sun News

 John Peterson, National Secretary of the Hands Off Venezuela Campaign, interviewed on Northern Sun News on KFAI 90.3 FM Minneapolis / 106.7 FM St. Paul by Don Olson about the Latin American Revolution and Chavez's nationalization of the Cargill factory in Venezuela.  The Minneapolis / St. Paul branch of the Workers International League will be holding an event this weekend focusing on what this nationalization means for workers in Venezuela and in the U.S.

Listen to the interview in mp3 or real audio.

The Washington DC HOV Campaign and Venezuelan Embassy Commemorate the Events of April 2002

 On Thursday, April 16 at 6:30 pm, around 30 people filled the Andres Bello Hall of the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, DC to view the Hands Off Venezuela documentary No Volverán. The crowd included members of the Farabuno Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) of El Salvador, people from Bolivia, Brazil and Venezuela, and many workers from the Venezuelan Embassy itself.