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Defiant Resistance: The Venezuelan Crises and the Possibility of Another World

Defiant Resistance: The Venezuelan Crises and the Possibility of Another World Bob Dylan once said, “Let us not talk falsely now, the hour is getting late.” February 23rd, 2019, was the day that Juan Guaidó, the self-proclaimed President of Venezuela, had “authorised” “humanitarian aid” to enter Venezuela, an attempt to force the Maduro government, and…

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The War on Venezuela Is Built on Lies

The War on Venezuela Is Built on Lies Travelling with Hugo Chavez, I soon understood the threat of Venezuela.  At a farming co-operative in Lara state, people waited patiently and with good humour in the heat. Jugs of water and melon juice were passed around. A guitar was played; a woman, Katarina, stood and sang…

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Why NOT to celebrate Columbus Day

Why NOT to celebrate Columbus Day Columbus Day, which is celebrated on October 8 in the USA and honours the arrival of Christopher Columbus to the ‘New World’, is an example of outdated and misguided history. Rather than celebrate, it should be a day to mourn the destruction of an indigenous population which had lived…

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Nicaragua Defeats the Not-So-Soft Coup

Nicaragua Defeats the Not-So-Soft Coup The July 19, 2018 demonstration in Managua, the capital of Nicaragua, is a massive celebration of the coup’s defeat and a categorical vindication of President Daniel Ortega’s Sandinista government’s efforts for peace in the country. On July 19, hundreds of thousands of people from across Nicaragua converged on the capital…