By Eva María Photo: Federico Parra Note: The following interview with venezuelan activist and and editor at Venezuelanvoices.org, Simón Rodríguez, was livestreamed by Venezuelan Workers Solidarity in July, and afterwards transcribed, edited and published by Tempest. We present for our readers an abbreviated version. Eva María: The first question is one on most people’s minds … Continue reading Venezuela: left perspectives from below
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Venezuela and the U.S. Left at a Crossroads
By Andy Heintz Originally published by NACLA When the subject of Venezuela is brought up, there are often two distinct narratives. In the right-wing and much of the mainstream media, Venezuela is often depicted as a once vibrant, thriving democracy that has been ruined by socialism. Meanwhile, in certain left-wing circles, the country’s many troubles are … Continue reading Venezuela and the U.S. Left at a Crossroads
Violence-plagued primaries in the PSUV
By Venezuelanvoices On Sunday, August 8, PSUV held its primaries to elect the candidates for the November regional elections. Although the primaries were open, meaning that more than 21.7 million people in the electoral registry could vote, only 3.5 million people did, according to official figures provided by first vicepresident of the party Diosdado Cabello. … Continue reading Violence-plagued primaries in the PSUV
Rapprochement between the government and business association Fedecamaras?
By Venezuelanvoices On July 20, Vice President Delcy Rodriguez was the main speaker at the opening of the annual assembly of Fedecamaras, the main bosses organization in Venezuela. Rodriguez's speech had some bizarre moments, such as when she assured that "the businessmen of the world look with envy at those of Venezuela". During the Fedecamaras … Continue reading Rapprochement between the government and business association Fedecamaras?
To DSA and the US socialist left: To be in solidarity with the Venezuelan people, there’s no need to support the Maduro government
By Orlando Chirino (Partido Socialismo y Libertad) Originally published in Laclase.info. Picture: Aporrea.org A delegation from Democratic Socialists of America visited Venezuela to attend the Bicentennial Congress of the Peoples, organized by the Venezuelan government. It met with Nicolas Maduro himself, publicly expressing support for the Venezuelan government and what they consider to be an … Continue reading To DSA and the US socialist left: To be in solidarity with the Venezuelan people, there’s no need to support the Maduro government
Open letter by Rodney Alvarez in rejection of his conviction
Image: Campaign for the liberation of Rodney Alvarez Greetings to comrades, brothers and friends. God bless Venezuela. Comrades, as you well know, this is a framing, corrupt, starving, anti-worker and vile government. This anti-worker government has taken me, Rodney Alvarez, as a scapegoat, to cover up its hit man, its criminal. I, Rodney Alvarez, have … Continue reading Open letter by Rodney Alvarez in rejection of his conviction
Why is the Communist Party of Venezuela taking distance from Maduro?
By Omar Vazquez Heredia Venezuelanvoices: In this article, first published in Nueva Sociedad, Marxist researcher and PSL member, as well as former PCV member, Omar Vazquez Heredia examines the PCV’s efforts to distance itself from the government while still upholding chavismo. He finds that these tensions stem from the growing grievances of the party’s rank-and-file … Continue reading Why is the Communist Party of Venezuela taking distance from Maduro?
Our second year
By Venezuelan Voices As today is our page’s second anniversary, we’ll briefly review this year as it was covered by articles and journalistic reports published in Venezuelan Voices. It has been a year in which Venezuela has been hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and by the regime’s instrumentalization of it to impose further social control … Continue reading Our second year
Maduro steps up his attacks against critical-Chavismo
By Venezuelan Voices Photo credit: ANTV Following the fraudulent elections of the National Assembly (AN) in December 2020, the de facto government headed by Maduro has stepped up its threats against Chavista sectors that critically or conditionally support him, such as the Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV, Stalinist). In these elections, the PCV was part … Continue reading Maduro steps up his attacks against critical-Chavismo
Decriminalizing Abortion, the Case of Vannesa Rosales: A Conversation with Venus Faddoul
Original piece published in Venezuelanalysis The case of a young activist arrested for allegedly helping a 13-year-old rape victim terminate a pregnancy has galvanized feminist movements in Venezuela. Venus Faddoul is a lawyer and the director of 100% Estrógeno, an organization that focuses on women’s rights in Venezuela. Today Faddoul forms part of Vannesa Rosales’ defense … Continue reading Decriminalizing Abortion, the Case of Vannesa Rosales: A Conversation with Venus Faddoul