Venezuela solidarity reaches Cairns

CAIRNS — Around 20 people attended an evening of music and politics organised by Green Left Weekly and the Socialist Alliance at the Sapphire Bar on October 15. Local balladeer Chris Wighton set the mood with his songs and acoustic guitar.

Kiraz Janicke, who returned to Australia in July after working for a year in GLW's Caracas bureau, led off a vibrant discussion about Venezuela's revolutionary history and current political situation. She highlighted the interplay of President Hugo Chavez's political leadership and the growing mobilisation by the urban poor and workers in the development of the Bolivarian revolution.

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