Venezuela

Social Programs Expanded in Venezuela’s Poorest Communities

Mérida, 30th June 2014 (Venezuelanalysis.com) – The Venezuelan government has initiated its policy of expanding social programs in the country’s most deprived areas in a bid to eradicate extreme poverty. On Sunday various government ministers and regional authorities accompanied social program workers on house to house visits in communities where extreme poverty still prevails. The…

In socialist Venezuela, a threat from the left

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Already grappling with street protests led by the right, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is facing a new threat from an unlikely place: old-school leftists who accuse him of betraying the socialist legacy that carried him to power. Maduro was tapped by Hugo Chavez as his preferred successor to the presidency, and…

Cuba, Ecuador and Bolivia urge world to protect Venezuela against US imperialism

The leaders of Bolivia, Cuba and Ecuador have urged the international community to defend Venezuela against imperialism “seeking to destroy Hugo Chavez’s Bolivarian revolution,” according to the ABI news agency. “They think it’s time to destroy the Bolivarian revolution and depose the president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, and they use unconventional warfare to achieve this…

Venezuelan Government and Activists Seek to Advance toward “Communal State”

By Ewan Robertson Mérida, 29th May 2014 (Venezuelanalysis.com) – The Venezuelan government and commune movement are taking steps to move towards the creation of what is referred to as a “communal state”, which involves community organisations assuming collective control of local production and decision making. [Partial article reposted from http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10710] Communes in Venezuela are formed out…

Venezuelan Commune Members Meet to Advance Movement for Community Self-Organisation & Production

By Ewan Robertson – Venezuelanalysis.com On the weekend of Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 May, over 600 commune activists representing dozens on communes in the state of Mérida in the Venezuelan Andes met to build greater links between themselves and to advance their movement for community self organisation and production, what they refer to as…

Venezuela: Where the Wealthy Stir Violence While the Poor Build a New Society

By Dario Azzellini Artist and documentary filmmaker Dario Azzellini argues the protests in Venezuela represent a vicious attack on the country’s social progress under Hugo Chávez, spurred on by anti-Chavista politicians in affluent regions. [Reposted from http://creativetimereports.org/2014/04/28/venezuela-where-the-wealthy-stir-violence-while-the-poor-build-a-new-society-dario-azzellini-protests-in-venezuela/] [Bolding by SC] Before Hugo Chávez became president of Venezuela in 1999, the barrios of Caracas, built provisionally…

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…