Where local landlords and bourgeois politicians have tried to defend their economic interests at the expense of the flood victims, the comrades of the PTUDC have given a lead in organising the masses in committees to run the relief effort themselves. This shows what is possible when a revolutionary lead is given.

More reports have come in from the activities organised and called for by Hands Off Venezuela and the Bolivarian Congress of the Peoples. Read the latest reports from Britain, Italy and Brazil.

Around the world Hands Off Venezuela and Congreso Bolivariano de los Pueblos activists expressed their solidarity with the revolution in Venezuela. In 18 countries hundreds of workers and youth gathered in meetings and other activities to discuss the upcoming elections and spread information about the revolution.