By Venezuelanvoices.orgPhoto credit: aporrea.org The struggle against hunger wages was once again put in the spotlight by the brutal aggression by paramilitary thugs against a demonstration by dozens of teachers in Caracas this past January 15th. On this date, National Teachers’ Day, Venezuelan educators celebrate the 1932 creation of their first union, during the Gómez … Continue reading Venezuelan Teachers Struggle Against Regime-Imposed Hunger Wages
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
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
More than a hundred union leaders and activists came together at the Central University of Venezuela to launch a new independent workers' front.
Despite policy advancements, Chavismo's reverence of women as mothers and caregivers may operate as a control mechanism, argues sociologist Anais D. López Caldera.