Class Unitary, Revolutionary and Autonomous Current (C-cura) Puerto Ordaz, April 20, 2022 For the past few days at Sidor there is a genuine rebellion of working rank and file, overcoming bureaucratic pro-government and treacherous leadership in Sutiss (government controlled union) and the Bolivarian Force of Workers (FBT, officialist). Since Monday 18, workers decided to rise … Continue reading Fourteen plants in state owned steel mill Sidor are paralyzed by a workers’ strike
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Rodney Álvarez walks the streets after 10 years and 10 months of arbitrary imprisonment
Venezuelan Voices The midnight of April 15, Venezuela's longest standing political prisoner, Rodney Álvarez, was released from the dungeons of El Rodeo II jail, on the outskirts of Caracas. He finally won a decisive battle against the anti-worker government of Nicolás Maduro, although the struggle for his acquittal and full freedom continues. On April 11, … Continue reading Rodney Álvarez walks the streets after 10 years and 10 months of arbitrary imprisonment
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
Maduro’s dictatorship sentences political prisoner Rodney Álvarez to 15 years
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
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
On March 8 women took the streets against patriarchal violence, for a salary that is equal to the basic food basket & free, legal and safe abortion
By La Clase Photo credit: Melanie Agrinzones from Uquira On Monday March 8, 2021, day of the working woman, we women took the streets with voices in our necks filled with demands, denounces, requirements and proposals, expressing with banners, speeches, slogans, rallies, flyers, statements, debates, declarations, poetry and songs; this is how it happened in … Continue reading On March 8 women took the streets against patriarchal violence, for a salary that is equal to the basic food basket & free, legal and safe abortion
Statement on US-Venezuela relations by Venezuelan Workers Solidarity
By Venezuelan Workers Solidarity Photo: Alejando Cremades at El Estimulo From VWS, we demand that the Biden administration lift any and all economic sanctions on Venezuela immediately and renounce all interventionist aspirations. Simultaneously, we believe that it is essential for the Left in the United States to offer true solidarity to the Venezuelan working class. … Continue reading Statement on US-Venezuela relations by Venezuelan Workers Solidarity
To the streets again!
By Jefersson Leal Photo credit: All photos in this article are taken from Revista Cuerpo y Territorio. Sixty-four years ago, the student movement of Venezuela’s Central University (UCV) went on strike to break the silence against the military dictatorship led by Marcos Pérez Jiménez. A few days before that some high schools in Caracas had … Continue reading To the streets again!
We demand the freedom of all working class political prisoners in Venezuela
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
“The situation is very disgraceful for all” – An Interview with Omar Vázquez Heredia
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.