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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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Trump: Emulating Hitler

Trump: Emulating Hitler The events of recent days in Venezuela corroborate, for the umpteenth time but now with total brazenness, Washington’s intention to seize that country by establishing a neocolonial protectorate there at any price. John Bolton’s press conference on April 30 attests to what we have said. A serial liar, he acted and spoke…

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ILO Criticises Venezuela for Raising Minimum Wage

ILO Criticises Venezuela for Raising Minimum Wage Venezuela is being ostracised in every possible conceivable way by Western governments and institutions short of an actual military invasion, although threats to that effect have also been made by the US government.   The newest threat has been issued by the International Labour Organisation (ILO). The organisation…

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Who are Venezuela’s Colectivos?

Who are Venezuela’s Colectivos? The media calls them armed thugs and US Senator Marco Rubio wants them put on the terrorist list, but who are Venezuela’s colectivos (collectives)? Green Left Weekly’s Federico Fuentes met with some of them to find out.   As we walked around the 23 de Enero barrio in Caracas, an announcement…

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Venezuela: Why is Maduro Still in Power?

Venezuela: Why is Maduro Still in Power? For many, it is impossible to understand how, despite presiding over the country’s worst economic crisis and facing such intense international and domestic opposition, Maduro remains in the presidential palace.   The answer lies in the enduring strength of Chavismo, a political movement of the working classes that,…

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Might is Right

Might is Right Letters to Editor   When Mike Pompeo, the Secretary of State of the United States of America expresses hope that India will not buy oil from Venezuela, in diplomatic terms the ‘hope’ has to be understood as ‘warning’.  The situation in Venezuela, created by the US and nurtured by the so-called civilized…

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Washington Plots Regime Change in Caracas

Washington Plots Regime Change in Caracas The Trump administration set a 23 February deadline for Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro to bow to US demands and cede power to self-appointed “president” Juan Guaidó. Sanctions imposed by former US president Barack Obama have been extended and deepened, costing Venezuela $38 billion over the last three years, according…

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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…