By Simon Rodriguez Picture by Carlos Ramírez. Operation Liberation of the People, Caracas, 2017. On December 6 took place the election of the members of the National Assembly (AN), the unicameral Venezuelan parliament. The campaign was almost non-existent in much of the country and few voters went to the polls. In many places the lines … Continue reading How did Chavismo win 92% of the National Assembly?
By Simon RodriguezPhoto credit: Andrea Hernandez (AP) Russian government spokespersons had already predicted, speaking to Bloomberg, that Guaido would not be re-elected as president of the National Assembly (AN) on January 5th. So the military siege of the Legislative Palace and the election of deputy Luis Parra as president of the parliament without the statutory … Continue reading Chavismo and the parliament: killing the tiger but fearing its fur
By Xili Fernandez Photo by Reuters Venezuela will have a seat for the next 3 years at the United Nations Human Rights Council on January 1st 2020. With almost 5 million migrants and asylum seekers fleeing the country, mainly because of the economic crisis and misery wages imposed by the government but also often citing … Continue reading Maduro’s seat at the Human Rights Council
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
The new sanctions aim at destroying what’s left of the Venezuelan economy, which already shrank by more than half in the last five years of Maduro's brutal adjustment plan.
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.
The revolutionary socialists call to repudiate any threat of Trump’s military intervention and the coup attempt by Guaido and the pro-Yankee right from a position independent from the Maduro government which we do not endorse for its anti-worker and repressive nature.
Many Venezuelans viewed the mobilizations and the participation of military forces as an authentic rebellion against Maduro. However, the declarations by top US government officials confirmed that it was a coup attempt, albeit a failed one.