American Capitalism… or Socialism for the Americas?

April 6, 2009

A discussion to celebrate the unity of the Louis Riel Bolivarian Circle and Hands Off Venezuela With a guest delegation from Société Bolivarienne du Québec/HOV Montreal (SBQ/HOV, www.sbqc.org)

Saturday 18th April 1pm – 3pm

Thomas Lounge Oakham House, Ryerson University 63 Gould Street

US-style capitalism is undergoing its biggest crisis since the Great Depression while revolutionary movements in Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador and other Latin American countries are discussing socialist alternatives.

While millions lose their jobs in Western nations and bankers are given billion dollar bailouts, workers in the South are occupying factories and saving their jobs through nationalization and socialization.

Following the example of SBQ/HOV, the Bolivarian Circle Louis Riel and Hands Off Venezuela have decided to merge their forces. The spirit of Bolivarianism is the unity of the peoples of the Americas and by this fusion we hope to spread this message.

Speakers: · Maria Paez Victor (CB Louis Riel/HOV) · Ricardo Astudillo (SBQ/HOV) · Alex Grant (CB Louis Riel/HOV) Plus greetings from Mirna Quero de Pena, Venezuelan Consul

General Info: canada@handsoffvenezuela.org

With the kind support of the Ryerson Social Work Student Union

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3 Responses to “American Capitalism… or Socialism for the Americas?”

  1. The Universal Singular said

    What is the Louis Riel Bolivarian Circle? I know that Bolivarian Circles were started by Chavez. Is this some kind of Canadian version?

    Is the Societe Bolivarienne du Quebec just a solidarity organization?

    Just curious. Looks interesting. Hope I can go.

  2. battleofthegiants said

    I don’t know the answer to any of this… but if I make it I’ll send an update…(i.e. write up some field notes)

    G

  3. The Universal Singular said

    Thanks!

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