[Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro] possesses, however, few of his predecessor’s resources, lacking not just oil revenue but Chávez’s surplus of charisma, humour and political skill. Maduro, unable to end the crisis, has increasingly sided with the privileged classes against the masses; his security forces are regularly dispatched into barrios to repress militants under the guise of fighting crime. Having lost its majority in Congress, the government, fearing it can’t win at the polls the way Chávez did, cancelled gubernatorial elections that had been set for December last year (though they now appear to be on again). Maduro has convened an assembly to write a new constitution, supposedly with the objective of institutionalising the power of social movements, though it is unlikely to lessen the country’s polarisation.
CALL FOR ENDORSEMENTS!
SUPPORT EQUAL EDUCATION’S CAMPAIGN FOR SCHOOL LIBRARIES!
SUPPORT THIS AS A STEP TOWARDS A MOVEMENT FOR QUALITY AND EQUAL EDUCATION FOR ALL!
Please see the attached memorandum.
We are calling for endorsements from organizations, schools, universities, student societies, youth movements, newspapers, and clubs. All organs of civil society are invited to endorse this memorandum and Equal Education’s Campaign for School Libraries.*
International organizations, schools and civil society can also endorse. Local and international endorsements will be kept on separate lists.
Please fax your endorsement to 086 601 0666 or e-mail it firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP!
This memorandum will be handed over to government at marches in:
– Cape Town 21 March 2010 071 118 4662
– Pretoria-Tshwane 26 March 2010 083 407 6047
– Polokwane 30 March 2010 072 293 8201
Over 15,000 people are expected at the above events.
Over 50,000 people have already signed the individual petition.
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