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?

Why is the Communist Party of Venezuela taking distance from Maduro?

By Omar Vazquez Heredia Venezuelanvoices: In this article, first published in Nueva Sociedad, Marxist researcher and PSL member, as well as former PCV member, Omar Vazquez Heredia examines the PCV’s efforts to distance itself from the government while still upholding chavismo. He finds that these tensions stem from the growing grievances of the party’s rank-and-file … Continue reading Why is the Communist Party of Venezuela taking distance from Maduro?

Racism and State Violence in Venezuela

Professor Keymer Ávila is a Researcher at the Institute of Criminal Sciences at the Central University of Venezuela and a Professor of Criminology at the same university. He is one of the foremost scholars and critics of institutional violence and criminal justice policies in current Venezuela. In this interview, originally published on July 6 and … Continue reading Racism and State Violence in Venezuela

Campaign for the freedom of working class political prisoners in Venezuela

By Venezuelan Voices On June 25, a campaign was launched by leftist opposition organizations and union activists, as well as popular and human rights organizations, to demand that the Venezuelan government release hundreds of workers who are currently held as political prisoners. The hashtag #LiberenALosTrabajadoresPresos (Free the Working Class Prisoners) was among the most mentioned … Continue reading Campaign for the freedom of working class political prisoners in Venezuela

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

Purge in PDVSA

By Venezuelan VoicesPhoto Credit: Image taken from @ MIJPVenezuela Alfredo Chirinos and Aryenis Torrealba were detained by the DGCIM (General Directorate of Military Counter-Intelligence) on February 28th at their workplace at PDVSA La Campiña,  Caracas, where they held positions as operations managers. The arrests were possibly carried out at the orders of the “Ali Rodriguez … Continue reading Purge in PDVSA

Political prisoner Rodney Alvarez on hunger strike, protests in Caracas and Buenos Aires demand his release

By Venezuelanvoices.org (Photo: Laclase.info) Workers and activists of the Venezuelan left opposition gathered in Caracas in front of the Tribunals to demand Rodney Alvarez's freedom this Monday morning. Members of the Socialism and Freedom Party (PSL), the C-cura union tendency, alternative web page La Guarura and other organizations demonstrated. At the same time, a protest … Continue reading Political prisoner Rodney Alvarez on hunger strike, protests in Caracas and Buenos Aires demand his release

Venezuelan Teachers Struggle Against Regime-Imposed Hunger Wages

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

For independent workers movement in Venezuela

Original link to the open letter: https://oaklandsocialist.com/2019/10/29/for-independent-workers-movement-in-venezuela/ We, the undersigned labor and socialist activists, hereby express our support for a genuinely free and independent workers’ movement in Venezuela. We are concerned about the persecution of independent labor activists by the Maduro government. In doing so, we have nothing in common with US imperialism nor of its … Continue reading For independent workers movement in Venezuela

No to the threat of dismissal against Jose Bodas!

By C-CURA (Autonomous, Revolutionary, Unitary Class Tendency) Through social networks and other means, has circulated the rumour of a probable dismissal of Jose Bodas from PDVSA. Bodas is a refinery worker at Puerto La Cruz, in the state of Anzoategui, with 31 years of service in our main industry, plant operator, and general secretary of … Continue reading No to the threat of dismissal against Jose Bodas!