Supporters of Hands Off Venezuela intervened at the University of Sussex's freshers fair on 1st October. Sussex holds a long standing anti-capitalist tradition which was reflected the enthusiasm of students for the HOV stall. Throughout the day, comrades discussed and debated the progress of the Revolution with a wide variety of people, from supporters of the Revolution, to those unfamiliar but sympathetic; from experienced activists to sprightly freshers. What united them all was the belief that an alternative to capitalism is possible.
All in all we collected 64 contacts, as well as selling some HOV materials. We will be holding our first meeting on Monday 6th October - where Alan Woods will launch his new book 'Reformism or Revolution' - in optimism that the success of the freshers fair can be continued.