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
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?
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
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?
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
Photograph by Provea depicts a protest in february 2020 in Caracas, demanding freedom for Rodney Alvarez and Ruben Gonzalez. Gonzalez received a presidential pardon but Alvarez did not and is still in jail. Note by Venezuelan Workers Solidarity: On August 31st of this year, after negotiations with Opposition leaders mediated by Turkey, the Venezuelan Government … Continue reading Let us join forces to achieve the full freedom of workers and social activists
Venezuelan Workers Solidarity We demand the immediate release of all workers imprisoned for engaging in struggle in defense of their rights, regardless of their political affiliation. We also demand justice for the workers, peasants and other activists murdered or otherwise harmed when engaging in protests, strikes, land repossessions and other actions. With this statement, we … Continue reading We demand the freedom of all working class political prisoners in Venezuela
More information about Venezuelan Workers Solidarity in their website. We are a group of Venezuelan socialists residing in the United States, bound by our unconditional solidarity towards the working people of our country. We support workers’ and popular struggles against oppression and exploitation, and we sympathize with the fights carried out by independent socialists, feminists, … Continue reading Venezuelan Workers Solidarity: Statement of Principles
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
By Socialism and Freedom Party (Partido Socialismo y Libertad, PSL) Photo Credit: Francisco Chirinos, El Pitazo. National Guard arrests trade union leaders in El Palito oil refinery, Jan. 28th 2020. Caracas, February 6th, 2020. In the past few weeks, the government has unleashed a brutal campaign of repression against trade union leaders and popular sectors … Continue reading Stop the Government’s Escalation in Repression against those who Struggle