Venezuela

Venezuela shows that protest can be a defence of privilege

Street action is now regularly used with western backing to target elected governments in the interests of elites By Seumas Milne [Bolding by SC] If we didn’t know it before, the upsurge in global protest in the past couple of years has driven home the lesson that mass demonstrations can have entirely different social and…

Call to Action in Solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution and the Venezuelan Peasant Movement

[Bolding by SC] We, Vía Campesina Internacional, the international peasant movement that brings together over 200 million families in 77 countries, express our solidarity with the Venezuelan people, their peasant movement Bolivarian Revolution – currently the victim of an imperialist crusade that, together with reactionary right-wing forces, conspires within Venezuela and abroad in an attempt…

Venezuela President Maduro Arrests 3 Generals in Coup Attempt

[Reposted from http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=1834314&CategoryId=10717] CARACAS – Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro announced the arrest of three Air Force Generals, saying they planned to execute a coup. “We captured three aviation generals that sought to set the Air Force against the Government. They are with the military courts now,” said Maduro in a meeting with the foreign ministers…

Venezuelan street ‘protests’ have caused $10 billion in damage

[Reposted from http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/22/us-venezuela-protests-idUSBREA2L02T20140322] (Reuters) – Venezuela’s president said on Friday that street protests for the past month have caused at least $10 billion in damage, accusing hardline foes of carrying out terrorist acts to sabotage public assets. [...] “The minority who want a coup have done so much damage to the country … they burnt…

The Poor Stand Behind Maduro

The protests taking place at present in Venezuela will not result in the toppling of the democratically-elected government of that country. The Maduro administration will not fall despite what Washington wishes and does. Imperialism is once again up to its mischief in Latin America. The protests in Venezuela are the direct product of US support…

Venezuela Beyond the Protests: The Revolution is Here to Stay

By Eva Golinger [Reposted from http://www.chavezcode.com/2014/02/venezuela-beyond-protests-revolution-is.html] For those of you unfamiliar with Venezuelan issues, don’t let the title of this article fool you. The revolution referred to is not what most media outlets are showing taking place today in Caracas, with protestors calling for the ouster of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. The revolution that is…

Violent Protests in Venezuela Fit a Pattern

By Dan Beeton [Reposted from http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/2014/beeton190214.html] Venezuela’s latest round of violent protests appears to fit a pattern and represents the tug-and-pull nature of the country’s divided opposition.  Several times over the past 15 years since the late, former president Hugo Chávez took office in 1999, the political opposition has launched violent protests aimed at forcing…

Right-Wing Forces Provoke Chaos Across Venezuela

  By Tamara Pearson [Reposted from http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10346] Merida, 12th February 2014 (Venezuelanalysis.com) – Violent opposition groups attacked government buildings and civilians, and clashed with police and government supporters following peaceful marches commemorating the Day of Youth. The violence has claimed two deaths and left 23 injured across the country. Thirty arrests have been made according to…

Maduro calls for a free Puerto Rico, rejects colonialism

During the summit, Maduro seized the opportunity to recall that Puerto Rico is an item on Celac’s agenda, so that the country becomes a free, sovereign nation turned into a Republic Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro extolled the unity among Latin American governments despite their ideological differences. His remarks came on Tuesday within the framework of…

Venezuelan Government to Continue Land Expropriations for “Agrarian Socialism”

By Ewan Robertson [Reposted from http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10275] [Bolding by SC] Mérida, 13th January 2014 (Venezuelanalysis.com) – This year the Venezuelan government plans to continue its pace of land expropriations in order to move towards what it terms “agrarian socialism”. According to the 2014 national budget, the government’s National Land Institute (INTI) aims to expropriate 350,000 hectares…