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

Bolivarian National Intelligence Service arbitrarily detains chavista activist in Mérida

By Venezuelanvoices.org Picture: El Helicoide in Caracas, EFE University professor and chavista activist Aidaliz Guarisma was arbitrarily detained on August 10 in the andean city of Mérida by the Bolivarian National Intelligence Service (SEBIN). The officers arrived at her house in plain clothes, in a vehicle without license plates, and without a warrant took her … Continue reading Bolivarian National Intelligence Service arbitrarily detains chavista activist in Mérida

Open letter in defense of Lusbi Portillo

Picture: Lusbi Portillo accompanying yukpa leaders Sabino Romero and Alexander Fernandez, a decade ago, after they were freed from political imprisonment. In subsecuent years Romero and Fernandez were killed. Professor Lusbi Portillo is an academic committed to the Indigenous Peoples and the Defense of the Environment in the State of Zulia. The governor of Zulia … Continue reading Open letter in defense of Lusbi Portillo

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

DSA: Solidarity with the Venezuelan people or with the regime?

Open letter by Venezuelan Workers Solidarity DSA’s National Political Committee (NPC) and International Committee (IC) recently announced that they will send a delegation to participate in an official event in Venezuela. On May 16 they launched a crowdfunding campaign to finance the travel of an eight-person delegation that will attend the Congreso Bicentenario de los Pueblos (Bicentennial … Continue reading DSA: Solidarity with the Venezuelan people or with the regime?

We Stand in Solidarity with the Democratic Struggle in Myanmar

By Venezuelan Workers Solidarity Note by Venezuelanvoices: Posted originally in VWS's blog, we consider this text to be of great interest, as a political statement by venezuelan left activists in the diaspora and also because it adresses one of the most important contemporary developments in class struggle in the world, calling for solidarity and drawing … Continue reading We Stand in Solidarity with the Democratic Struggle in Myanmar

“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”

Let us join forces to achieve the full freedom of workers and social activists

Photograph by Provea depicts a protest in february 2020 in Caracas, demanding freedom for Rodney Alvarez and Ruben Gonzalez. Gonzalez received a presidential pardon but Alvarez did not and is still in jail. Note by Venezuelan Workers Solidarity: On August 31st of this year, after negotiations with Opposition leaders mediated by Turkey, the Venezuelan Government … Continue reading Let us join forces to achieve the full freedom of workers and social activists

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