No Volverán: The Venezuelan Revolution Now

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Behind the bold policies of Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez is a revolutionary mass movement that is saying NO to capitalism, and attempting to change the course of Latin American history. Journey deep into the barrios, out to the factories and into the heart of the revolution to find out why there is a movement to transform society. Meet the people who are fighting for power in their communities, and taking control of their work places.

Follow the factory workers of Sanitarios Maracay in their struggle against sabotage and corruption, as they pave the way forward with their unprecedented campaign for full nationalisation under workers’ control. In this feature length documentary, meet many of the key revolutionary figures to find out how they are trying build socialism of the 21st century, and how it is changing peoples lives.

No Volveran the film made by members of the Hands Off Venezuela campaign was broadcast to millions on the popular daily show La Hojilla. The presenter, Mario Silva described the documentary saying: "This documentary shows how the people organise from the ranks, and also the organisation of the working class in the factories".

Last Friday, Mario Silva presented "No Volveran" the film made by members of the Hands Off Venezuela campaign on his popular daily show La Hojilla. During the broadcast he described the documentary saying: "This documentary shows how the people organise from the ranks, and also the organisation of the working class in the factories". He went on to say: “Look at it! These comrades did not go to the City Council or to speak to a Minister. They went to the rank-and-file, to the people to see how they organise and the participation from below of the people, this is the most interesting aspect of the film". He said: "This is a patriotic film and it must reach President Chavez!".

In an earlier show that week, Mario had shown parts of the film "The truth about the massacre in Mitsubishi" and he thanked the Revolutionary Marxist Current, who are also supporters of the Hands Off Venezuela campaign for giving him the films. The presenter also presented the latest book by HOV founder Alan Woods called Reformism or revolution. Marxism and socialism of the 21st Century.
The documentary No Volveran: The Venezuelan Revolution Now was made just before and after the Presidential elections of 2006 when President Chavez announced the creation of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), as well as the nationalization of the electricity company of Caracas and the CANTV phone company. It also deals with the organization of the working class such as the examples of Sanitarios Maracay and their struggle for the nationalisation of the company, the organisation of the workers of Inveval and other nationalised factories. Watch the latest edition of La Hojilla here.

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  • I watched this documental, and I recommend you to take your time to see the internal passions that a revolution with endless possibilities can open. Now is Venezuela a revolution or just reformism? Well, I have the clear picture of what was Venezuela before Chavez in 1998, and what is now, and my appreciation is enormously positive, is totally different country with a clear responsibility sense for the future; of course there are flaws and you can see them in the documentary, but its transformational nature is breath taken.

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