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
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?
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 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
Original piece published in Venezuelanalysis The case of a young activist arrested for allegedly helping a 13-year-old rape victim terminate a pregnancy has galvanized feminist movements in Venezuela. Venus Faddoul is a lawyer and the director of 100% Estrógeno, an organization that focuses on women’s rights in Venezuela. Today Faddoul forms part of Vannesa Rosales’ defense … Continue reading Decriminalizing Abortion, the Case of Vannesa Rosales: A Conversation with Venus Faddoul
By Xili Fernandez Photo credit: UquiraThis piece was originally published in Global Voices. However, the author incorporated some more info for this piece in Venezuelan Voices. Women transcend party politics to secure their rights in Venezuela In Venezuela, feminists seem to be achieving what no other movement in the country has accomplished in the past … Continue reading Venezuela’s feminist movement begins rising above political polarization
By Xili FernandezPhoto credit: Reuters, Manaure Quintero. The text in the woman's chest reads 'I disturb more naked than raped' Last week, multiple feminist groups in Merida, Maracaibo & Caracas invited people to participate in the globally famous performance of ‘Un violador en tu camino’ (a rapist in your way). Created by the Chilean interdisciplinary … Continue reading Venezuelan women in the wave of LasTesis
By Laclase.info Illegal abortion is a public health problem because it increases maternal mortality and has negative effects in women’s mental health. October 9th, 2019. Yesterday in the afternoon, at the headquarter of the Goethe Institute, in Caracas’ Altamira neighbourhood, organisations participating in the #MadreSiYoDecido (mother If I decide it) campaign proposed the need to … Continue reading Campaign #MadreSiYoDecido proposes the decriminalisation of abortion for women to decide over their bodies and stop them from dying in clandestine abortions
In Venezuela, abortion remains illegal, allowed only when the woman is at risk of dying. However, criminalization does not reduce the practice.