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

Venezuelan women in the wave of LasTesis

By Xili DuranPhoto 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

Maduro's seat at the Human Rights Council

By Xili Duran 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

Central Bank of Venezuela publishes data that recognizes the continuity of the economic crisis

By Laclase.infoPhoto: Oswaldo Pacheco On October 19, the Venezuelan Central Bank (BCV) published new data for the year 2019, which shows the deepening of the crisis in all sectors of the economy at the national level. According to data provided by the institution, for the first quarter of 2019 the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) fell … Continue reading Central Bank of Venezuela publishes data that recognizes the continuity of the economic crisis

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

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

‘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