In Defense of Professor Keymer Avila’s Research Amid Police Violence in Venezuela

A statement supporting Professor Keymer Avila by around two hundred Venezuelan academics. Translation by NACLA here. Professor Keymer Ávila has recently been the target of a smear campaign in Venezuela.  Over the last few weeks, Professor Keymer Ávila has been the target of a smear campaign launched by the news daily "Ciudad CCS,” published out … Continue reading In Defense of Professor Keymer Avila’s Research Amid Police Violence in Venezuela

Maduro’s seat at the Human Rights Council

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

Campaign #MadreSiYoDecido proposes the decriminalisation of abortion for women to decide over their bodies and stop them from dying in clandestine abortions

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

‘Neither Maduro nor Guaidó represent an alternative for the people’ says Orlando Chirino, Venezuelan union leader of C-cura

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

Venezuela’s Electricity Crisis: Imperialist Sabotage or a Crime of the Chavista Bourgeoisie

On the afternoon of 7 March 2019, the electricity supply was cut off in more than 80% of Venezuela. This blackout was the highest point in a decade long electricity crisis, a collapse that industry workers had warned about for years, despite government attempts to completely silence their reports