“The ‘Anti-Blockade Law’ is part of a process of neoliberalization of the economy”

LaClase.info interviews sociologist Emiliano Terán Mantovani Photograph: Ultimas Noticias. Maduro handing the "antiblockade law" to Constituent Assembly president Diosdado Cabello. Caracas, October 14- On October 8, 2020 without prior consultation and amid criticism from several of its members, the National Constituent Assembly approved the so-called "anti-blockade" constitutional law, provoking a series of questions among broad … Continue reading “The ‘Anti-Blockade Law’ is part of a process of neoliberalization of the economy”

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

Campaign for the freedom of working class political prisoners in Venezuela

By Venezuelan Voices On June 25, a campaign was launched by leftist opposition organizations and union activists, as well as popular and human rights organizations, to demand that the Venezuelan government release hundreds of workers who are currently held as political prisoners. The hashtag #LiberenALosTrabajadoresPresos (Free the Working Class Prisoners) was among the most mentioned … Continue reading Campaign for the freedom of working class political prisoners in Venezuela

The Venezuelan Red Death Mask

By Alicia P.Photo credit: Image taken from eldukeoficial Instagram's account. A few days ago, a friend who lives in Caracas did some reading recommendations that echo the pandemic situation. Thus, among other things, he advised us to read Edgar Allan Poe's "The Mask of the Red Death". This short story tells the tale of an … Continue reading The Venezuelan Red Death Mask

A turbulent first year

By Venezuelanvoices.orgPhoto credit: Several photos from Venezuelan Voices articles. Exactly one year ago, on March 18, 2019, we made our first two publications, an interview with sociologist Edgardo Lander and a report on the massacres perpetrated by the Venezuelan government through the FAES extermination groups. For those of us who work voluntarily to support this … Continue reading A turbulent first year

Purge in PDVSA

By Venezuelan VoicesPhoto Credit: Image taken from @ MIJPVenezuela Alfredo Chirinos and Aryenis Torrealba were detained by the DGCIM (General Directorate of Military Counter-Intelligence) on February 28th at their workplace at PDVSA La Campiña,  Caracas, where they held positions as operations managers. The arrests were possibly carried out at the orders of the “Ali Rodriguez … Continue reading Purge in PDVSA

Political prisoner Rodney Alvarez on hunger strike, protests in Caracas and Buenos Aires demand his release

By Venezuelanvoices.org (Photo: Laclase.info) Workers and activists of the Venezuelan left opposition gathered in Caracas in front of the Tribunals to demand Rodney Alvarez's freedom this Monday morning. Members of the Socialism and Freedom Party (PSL), the C-cura union tendency, alternative web page La Guarura and other organizations demonstrated. At the same time, a protest … Continue reading Political prisoner Rodney Alvarez on hunger strike, protests in Caracas and Buenos Aires demand his release

PDVSA’s Privatization Plans Come with Mass Layoffs and Forced Retirements

Photo credit: Laclase.info Last week, the Presidency and Executive Direction of Human Resources of PDVSA issued a communication to different shops and bodies affiliated with the state oil company soliciting an assessment of the real situation of the corporation’s labour force, along with the workers’ control records. This management audit includes two big questions and … Continue reading PDVSA’s Privatization Plans Come with Mass Layoffs and Forced Retirements

Maduro Hands Six Months of Tax Privileges to Importing Businesses

By Laclase.info Translation by Paul Dobson for Venezuelanalysis Photo credit: Reuters. Maduro handing out credits to businessmen. September, 2018. The government’s latest economic decision only favours the “emerging” bourgeoisie. On December 26, in the Extraordinary Official Gazette No. 6.497, a presidential decree extended tax exemptions for the importing bourgeoisie for six more months until June 30, … Continue reading Maduro Hands Six Months of Tax Privileges to Importing Businesses

Sympathy for Chavismo sinks under the dead weight of Maduro

By Venezuelanvoices.orgPhoto credits: Mural by Carlos Zerpa, photo by Meredith Kohut What are the latest trends of support for Chavismo and for Maduro in Venezuela? Although both tend to get lumped together, there's an important although diminishing sector of the population which identifies itself as Chavista, but not as Madurista. This is a consequence of … Continue reading Sympathy for Chavismo sinks under the dead weight of Maduro