Venezuelan Workers Solidarity We demand the immediate release of all workers imprisoned for engaging in struggle in defense of their rights, regardless of their political affiliation. We also demand justice for the workers, peasants and other activists murdered or otherwise harmed when engaging in protests, strikes, land repossessions and other actions. With this statement, we … Continue reading We demand the freedom of all working class political prisoners in Venezuela
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.
By Venezuelanvoices.orgPhoto credit: aporrea.org The struggle against hunger wages was once again put in the spotlight by the brutal aggression by paramilitary thugs against a demonstration by dozens of teachers in Caracas this past January 15th. On this date, National Teachers’ Day, Venezuelan educators celebrate the 1932 creation of their first union, during the Gómez … Continue reading Venezuelan Teachers Struggle Against Regime-Imposed Hunger Wages
Interview by David Turpin with national union leader of C-cura, Orlando Chirino, about the current situation of the workers' movement in Venezuela. David Turpin belongs to the Antiwar Committees, an anti-imperialist leftist organization in the US initially driven by activists who moved away from the pro-Assad positions on the Syrian war raised by most anti-war … Continue reading ‘Neither Maduro nor Guaidó represent an alternative for the people’ says Orlando Chirino, Venezuelan union leader of C-cura
By C-CURA (Autonomous, Revolutionary, Unitary Class Tendency) Through social networks and other means, has circulated the rumour of a probable dismissal of Jose Bodas from PDVSA. Bodas is a refinery worker at Puerto La Cruz, in the state of Anzoategui, with 31 years of service in our main industry, plant operator, and general secretary of … Continue reading No to the threat of dismissal against Jose Bodas!
Political prisoner Rodney Álvarez has been arbitrarily jailed eight years without a trial, as a working class hostage of the chavista government
Over a hundred workers mobilized in downtown Caracas against Maduro government’s anti-worker policies.
An alliance of trade unions and political and union currents was recently formed to struggle for workers’ rights, independently the Opposition headed by Guaidó. Its objectives are to confront the brutal anti-worker policies of the Maduro Government and to repudiate imperialist interference.
More than a hundred union leaders and activists came together at the Central University of Venezuela to launch a new independent workers' front.
Next June will mark 8 years since political prisoner Rodney Alvarez, worker and unionist, is behind bars without trial in Venezuela. He is little known abroad since media attention has focused on high profile prisoners.