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
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
Photo credit: Punto de Corte Venezuelan Voices On Tuesday, June 8, after ten years of judicial farce during which the process was restarted ten times and the judge was changed three times, the political prisoner Rodney Álvarez was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Judge Pablo Vicentelli and the prosecutor Regino Cova participated in the … Continue reading Maduro’s dictatorship sentences political prisoner Rodney Álvarez to 15 years
Images: Uquira. Image reads 'We need each other united' Two weeks ago, the #MeToo movement erupted in Venezuela (under the slogan #YoTeCreo - 'I believe you') with hundreds of testimonies disclosing cases of harassment and sexual violence, committed mostly by men against minors and women. Accusations started with Alejandro Sojo, singer of Los Colores, and … Continue reading Public declaration of the Venezuelan feminist movement on the MeToo
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
By Venezuelan Voices Photo credit: Oswaldo Pacheco @ojpg72 As the new US government starts shifting away from some of Trump’s domestic and foreign policies, there is the enigma of what path it will follow regarding Venezuela. Trump's policy was totally disastrous for the Venezuelan people. It was a policy of interference and economic aggression that … Continue reading US-Venezuela relations and the need for a real solidarity movement
This manifesto promoted by feminist organizations from Merida, Venezuela, has been signed by more than 200 Latin American organizations. Venezuelanvoices.org has also signed and translated the manifesto to help in the outreach efforts. The original text in Spanish and its 8 pages of signatures can be read here. You may also read about this case … Continue reading Freedom for Vannesa Rosales now!
Black Lives Matter! Victory to the Rebellion! As Venezuelan Workers Solidarity, a collective of Venezuelan socialists in the U.S., we want to express our solidarity with the ongoing anti-racist rebellion and the movement for Black Lives.
Omar Vázquez Heredia is a member of the Partido Socialismo y Libertad in Venezuela, and a professor at the Central University of Venezuela. He is the author of the book ‘La Cuestión Chavista. Estado Extractivista y Nación Petrolera’, the result of his PhD studies, where he presents a critical historical account of Chavismo regarding labor, agrarian, gender, settler-colonial and international relations issues. This interview by members of Venezuelan Workers Solidarity was carried out in writing in the week of April 27th.
More information about Venezuelan Workers Solidarity in their website. We are a group of Venezuelan socialists residing in the United States, bound by our unconditional solidarity towards the working people of our country. We support workers’ and popular struggles against oppression and exploitation, and we sympathize with the fights carried out by independent socialists, feminists, … Continue reading Venezuelan Workers Solidarity: Statement of Principles