Fourteen plants in state owned steel mill Sidor are paralyzed by a workers’ strike

Class Unitary, Revolutionary and Autonomous Current (C-cura) Puerto Ordaz, April 20, 2022 For the past few days at Sidor there is a genuine rebellion of working rank and file, overcoming bureaucratic pro-government and treacherous leadership in Sutiss (government controlled union) and the Bolivarian Force of Workers (FBT, officialist). Since Monday 18, workers decided to rise … Continue reading Fourteen plants in state owned steel mill Sidor are paralyzed by a workers’ strike

Rodney Álvarez walks the streets after 10 years and 10 months of arbitrary imprisonment

Venezuelan Voices The midnight of April 15, Venezuela's longest standing political prisoner, Rodney Álvarez, was released from the dungeons of El Rodeo II jail, on the outskirts of Caracas. He finally won a decisive battle against the anti-worker government of Nicolás Maduro, although the struggle for his acquittal and full freedom continues. On April 11, … Continue reading Rodney Álvarez walks the streets after 10 years and 10 months of arbitrary imprisonment

A look back at our third year

by Venezuelanvoices.org Picture: Oswaldo Pacheco, Caño Amarillo in Caracas Our third year publishing on the Venezuelan situation was marked by an ebb in social struggles. It was also a year in which the resounding decline of the economy came to a halt, after 8 disastrous years in which the Maduro government managed to reduce the … Continue reading A look back at our third year

Venezuela is a flawed model for Latin American left

Simon Rodriguez P. In an interview with the BBC published on January 21, Gabriel Boric dissociated himself from the governments of Nicaragua and Venezuela. In a matter of hours, some of the intellectuals and political leaders who had celebrated Boric's triumph sourly polemicised with the Chilean president-elect. "(The) main demonstration of (Maduro's) failure is the … Continue reading Venezuela is a flawed model for Latin American left

Venezuela: left perspectives from below

By Eva María Photo: Federico Parra Note: The following interview with venezuelan activist and and editor at Venezuelanvoices.org, Simón Rodríguez, was livestreamed by Venezuelan Workers Solidarity in July, and afterwards transcribed, edited and published by Tempest. We present for our readers an abbreviated version. Eva María: The first question is one on most people’s minds … Continue reading Venezuela: left perspectives from below

Venezuela and the U.S. Left at a Crossroads

By Andy Heintz Originally published by NACLA When the subject of Venezuela is brought up, there are often two distinct narratives. In the right-wing and much of the mainstream media, Venezuela is often depicted as a once vibrant, thriving democracy that has been ruined by socialism. Meanwhile, in certain left-wing circles, the country’s many troubles are … Continue reading Venezuela and the U.S. Left at a Crossroads

Rapprochement between the government and business association Fedecamaras?

By Venezuelanvoices On July 20, Vice President Delcy Rodriguez was the main speaker at the opening of the annual assembly of Fedecamaras, the main bosses organization in Venezuela. Rodriguez's speech had some bizarre moments, such as when she assured that "the businessmen of the world look with envy at those of Venezuela". During the Fedecamaras … Continue reading Rapprochement between the government and business association Fedecamaras?

To DSA and the US socialist left: To be in solidarity with the Venezuelan people, there’s no need to support the Maduro government

By Orlando Chirino (Partido Socialismo y Libertad) Originally published in Laclase.info. Picture: Aporrea.org A delegation from Democratic Socialists of America visited Venezuela to attend the Bicentennial Congress of the Peoples, organized by the Venezuelan government. It met with Nicolas Maduro himself, publicly expressing support for the Venezuelan government and what they consider to be an … Continue reading To DSA and the US socialist left: To be in solidarity with the Venezuelan people, there’s no need to support the Maduro government

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?

Our second year

By Venezuelan Voices As today is our page’s second anniversary, we’ll briefly review this year as it was covered by articles and journalistic reports published in Venezuelan Voices. It has been a year in which Venezuela has been hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and by the regime’s instrumentalization of it to impose further social control … Continue reading Our second year