fix articles 2853, venezuelan
Sanctions Are Like Bombs (tags)
Venezuela is one of 41 states that depend on external food assistance to avert a humanitarian crisis. The US government is copying its blockade policy against Cuba. There is hardly any criticism of US sanctions. Six million, 60% of the population, are sustained by the food program.
Call on Bernie Sanders to Withdraw His Call to Overthrow the Government of Venezuela (tags)
Last week a campaign was launched by KPFK host Eric Mann to tell Bernie we disapprove of his stance on Venezuela.
Venezuela Presents Human Rights Development Program (tags)
In a televised speech held at Caracas‘ Oil Well Security Headquarters in front of operators, researchers, managers, emergency personnel, foreign embassy staff and officials concerned, Venezuelan President Maduro on Friday presented a 2x23mn barrel development aid program projected to improve the human rights situation under the Trump administration in Unitedstates. The package is directed at specific recipients in the political backyard of alternative-left impeachment succession candidate Sanders; thereby aiming to break the chains of commercial domination over the political process in the multiplier breeding state.
Irresponsibly Bashing Venezuelan Justice (tags)
Obama's War on Venezuela (tags)
Irresponsible NYT and CNN Venezuela Bashing (tags)
Venezuela Plans to Double Oil Production (tags)
Model Venezuelan Democracy v. US Imperial Lawlessness (tags)
Does Obama Plan Cuba-Style Blockade on Venezuela? (tags)
Venezuelan Anti-Imperialist Enabling Law (tags)
Obama Declares Venezuelan Democracy a Threat to US National Security (tags)
NYT Editors Supp;ort Fascist Extremism (tags)
Britain and Canada Involved in Foiled US Venezuelan Coup Plot (tags)
Spring-Break-March Delegation to Venezuela: The Revolution Continues! (tags)
While the mainstream media speculates about the future of the Bolivarian Revolution since the passing of Hugo Chavez, for the Venezuelan popular sectors, there is no turning back to a state of marginalization and exclusion. Come learn about the process currently transpiring in Venezuela as the people, faithful to the legacy of Chavez, deepen and further radicalize their struggle in defense of the Bolivarian Revolution. Come learn, connect, and show your solidarity at this critical moment for the Venezuelan process.
G-77 Countries+China Rebuke America (tags)
Lawless US Sanctions on Venezuela (tags)
Obama v. Venezuela's Maduro (tags)
MSM War on Venezuela (tags)
Washington Wants Maduro Dead (tags)
Washington's Dirty War on Venezuela (tags)
Obama's Dirty Hands Manipulating Venezuelan Violence (tags)
Destabilizing Venezuela Continues (tags)
Obama's Multiple Regime Change Fronts (tags)
Street Violence in Venezuela (tags)
Rogue State America (tags)
Obama's Contempt for Venezuelan Democracy (tags)
Venezuela's Maduro Inaugurated (tags)
Washington v. Venezuela (tags)
Attacking Venezuela's Democratic Process (tags)
Destabilizing Venezuela: Longstanding US Policy (tags)
On the death of president Chavez/No hero/No dictator (tags)
The late Venezuelan president Chavez deserves appreciation for his social ''Bolivarian'' programs and his anti imperialist engagement. However, reprehensible sides of his reign are the repression in Venezuela and the oppression of the freedom of expression. His friendly relationships with dictators like Assad, Lushenko and Kaddafi are disgustable. Therefore he doesn't deserve the unconditional praise he gets from his leftist admirors.
Playing the Venezuelan Anti-Semitism Card (tags)
Washington Supports Venezuelan Opposition (tags)
Washington Post Anti-Bolivarian Propaganda (tags)
New York Times v. Hugo Chavez (tags)
Mid-April Venezuelan Presidential Elections Scheduled (tags)
Media Scoundrels Pillory Chavez Before He's Buried (tags)
President Hugo Chavez has Died (tags)
Workers Action joins the progressive peoples of the world in experiencing a loss with the passing of Hugo Chavez, president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. It will be up to the working class of Venezuela and its allies to carry forward the socialist revolution that Chavez so courageously launched and that has been serving as a beacon for revolutionaries around the globe, while surrounded by a capitalist world that is mired in war, poverty, and environmental destruction.
Chavez Returns (tags)
Chavez Shows Clinical Improvement (tags)
Chavismo in Venezuela (tags)
Anti-Chavez Media War Rages (tags)
Venezuela's Future (tags)
Venezuelan Leadership Up for Grabs? (tags)
Bolivarianism Wins Big (tags)
Complex Chavez Recovery (tags)
A tale of two elections: Venezuelan accountability and U.S. irregularities (tags)
Venezuelan voting machines have verifiable printouts, all parties participate in vote-security preparations and results are available minutes after the polls close. Compare that with U.S. elections that feature voter suppression and unaccountable voting machines.
Venezuelan Electoral Postmortems (tags)
Chavez Win Strengthens Bolivarianism (tags)
Venezuela: Chavez set for win as campaign pushes socialist transformation (tags)
“It would be easier for 100 camels to pass through the eye of a needle than for [the capitalist class] to win the election”, said Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez speaking at the Caracas Municipal Theatre on August 15.
Beating Up on Chavez (tags)
Washington's War on Chavez (tags)
Forum on Venezuela in LA May 8, A Resounding Success (tags)
- Last Sunday, Mother?s Day, the Los Angeles forum about Venezuela?s Bolivarian Revolution, featuring attorney and author Eva Golinger and a panel of Venezuela experts was a success. The forum that was held at the Emmanuel Presbyterian Church in Wislhire featured speaker was and Eva Golinger is a foreign policy advisor to the Venezuelan government, led by President Hugo Chavez.
Chavez, Venezuela y la Nueva Latinoamerica (tags)
Video Screening of Chavez, Venezuela and the New Latin America
Venezuela Votes (tags)
Chavez wins a parliamentary majority
Venezuela Breaks Relations with Colombi (tags)
“There is no evidence, not a single piece of proof, of where those photographs were taken”, said Chaderton, adding that the “evidence” presented by Colombia was “confusing, imprecise and non-convincing. Last year Colombia opened its territory to seven US military bases in an agreement that the US Air Force claimed was necessary in order to conduct “full spectrum military operations” throughout South America to “combat the constant threat of anti-American governments in the region.”
Cuba-Venezuela relationship: What can be said from an anarchist perspective? (tags)
* This text appears in the June-July 2010 issue #59 of El Libertario, describing the position this voice of the Venezuelan anarchist movement takes regarding the close links between the governments of these two countries.
Venezuela: Coup and Countercoup, Revolution (tags)
"But the coup resistance grew to millions of people, flooding the areas surrounding the presidential palace, and the presidential guard, still loyal to Chavez, moved to retake the palace. Word of the resistance reached military barracks throughout the country, and one in Maracay, outside of Caracas, acted quickly to locate and rescue Chavez and return him to the presidential palace.??By the early morning hours of April 14, Chavez had returned, brought back by the will and power of the Venezuelan people and the loyal armed forces.??These events changed Venezuela forever and awoke the consciousness of many who had underestimated the importance and vulnerability of their Revolution."
Internet revolution in Venezuela and No Going Back (tags)
"There's an Australian journalist and documentary film-maker, John Pilger, who said that, 'What you're seeing is really an unprecedented propaganda campaign that's being waged against the Chavez government' – FF: It's a media war – KJ: It really is a media war. And I think if you go to Venezuela and see what the media says, this will become clear immediately. You often hear the claim that there is no freedom of speech and so on, but internally in Venezuela there are more than 50 daily newspapers and about 45 of those newspapers support the opposition and are constantly attacking the government everyday – including having front page headlines calling for the military overthrow of the government... Then you have those 4 newspapers that support the Bolivarian process; and then you have one newspaper that, you know, presents itself as being neutral. So, on the level of the print media, the opposition to the government is overwhelmingly dominant... A lot of the television stations are extremely hostile as well. The other important aspect to note is that, as a result of the Bolivarian process, you actually have a massive explosion of community media in Venezuela, in particular community radio stations in the Barrios...but also a number of community television stations and other independent media websites and so on. So this is like the first time where a lot of the grassroots groups and Venezuelan poor are actually getting to participate themselves in the production of the their own media; whereas prior to the Chavez government, they didn't have a voice in politics or the media."
The Anti-Venezuela Election Campaign (tags)
"The Venezuelan economy was in recession in 2009, but will likely begin to grow again this year. The business press will ignore the economic growth and hype the inflation, as they have done for the past six years, when the country's record economic growth cut the poverty rate by half and extreme poverty by 70% (which was also ignored). Resolutions will be introduced into the US Congress condemning Venezuela for whatever."
The Accusation that Links Chávez with ETA and the FARC is Fraudulent (tags)
"The computer in the hands of the Colombian authorities survived a missile attack which killed several people in the encampment and, by chance, confirmed all the arguments of President Alvaro Uribe to enable him to increase his bellicose internal campaign. Strange as it may sound, the “magic bomb resistant” computer has never been shown in public."
TWO WEIGHTS TWO MEASURES (GLOBO TV x BRAZILIAN STATE) (tags)
Brazil media abuses and it asks to be controlled.
Russian Navy and Hugo Chavez say US tested earthquake weapon on Haiti and California (tags)
US military may have a new Superweapon
Venezuela Steps Up Aid Effort to Haiti, Questions U.S. Military Deployment (tags)
"A tanker with 225 000 barrels (worth approximately US$18 million) of diesel fuel and gasoline departed from Venezuela on Sunday. The Venezuela-Cuba initiated Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of our Americas (ALBA) fair trade bloc, which also includes Bolivia, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Dominica, Antigua and Barbados, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has also sent two ships carrying 4,761 metric tons of food aid. Speaking at the inauguration of the San Agustín cable car system in Caracas today, Chavez announced that another five ships loaded with food and medical supplies departed for Haiti yesterday, adding, “We have sent one or two Venezuelan soldiers to support and protect the safety of everyone there, but not to militarily occupy them as the U.S. intends to do.”
The Coups d'État in Latin America and the Dangers Facing Venezuela (tags)
"For its part, the CIA provided Special Operations Group personnel under the command of a lieutenant colonel assigned by the Special Operations Command in Fort Bragg, N.C. They had been in Venezuela since 2001 and belonged to the U.S. Special Operations Intelligence Support Activity. They reportedly made contact with high-ranking officers in the Venezuelan Armed Forces, including Gen. Lucas Rincón, Vice Minister of Security; Gen. Luis Camacho Kairuz; businessmen and labor union leaders from the Venezuelan Workers Federation, among others. “The coup was also supported by Special Operations psychological warfare (PSYOPs) personnel deployed from Fort Bragg, North Carolina. They put together Spanish-language television announcements, purportedly from Venezuelan political and business leaders and aired by Venezuelan television and radio stations, saying Chavez "provoked" the crisis by ordering his supporters to fire on peaceful protesters in Caracas. U.S. electronic warfare technicians also helped to jam cell phone and radio frequencies in Caracas and other major cities in co-operation with the Intelligence Battalion Brig. Gen. Andrés Ibarra of the Venezuelan Army's high command.” The threat against Venezuela is certainly not a bizarre idea. It is up to all of us, as this year begins, to redouble our solidarity with the Venezuelan people and the defense of their Revolution." ----- 10,000 US Troops just arrived in Haiti... Are we sure their mission will be pruely a humanitarian one? Please spread widely. General Joe
Obama Is Preparing for War in South America (tags)
"The first and foremost important achievement during the Chávez administration is the 1999 Constitution, which, although not written nor decreed by Chávez himself, was created through his vision of change for Venezuela. The 1999 Constitution was, in fact, drafted - written - by the people of Venezuela in one of the most participatory examples of nation building, and then was ratified through popular national referendum by 75% of Venezuelans. The 1999 Constitution is one of the most advanced in the world in the area of human rights. It guarantees the rights to housing, education, healthcare, food, indigenous lands, languages, women's rights, worker's rights, living wages and a whole host of other rights that few other countries recognize on a national level. My favorite right in the Venezuelan Constitution is the right to a dignified life. That pretty much sums up all the others. Laws to implement these rights began to surface in 2001, with land reform, oil industry redistribution, tax laws and the creation of more than a dozen social programs - called missions - dedicated to addressing the basic needs of Venezuela's poor majority. In 2003, the first missions were directed at education and healthcare. Within two years, illiteracy was eradicated in the country and Venezuela was certified by UNESCO as a nation free of illiteracy. This was done with the help of a successful Cuban literacy program called "Yo si puedo" (Yes I can). Further educational missions were created to provide free universal education from primary to doctoral levels throughout the country. Today, Venezuela's population is much more educated than before, and adults who previously had no high school education now are encouraged to not only go through a secondary school program, but also university and graduate school.??The healthcare program, called "Barrio Adentro", has not only provided preventive healthcare to all Venezuelans - many who never had access to a doctor before - but also has guaranteed universal, free access to medical attention at the most advanced levels. MRIs, heart surgery, lab work, cancer treatments, are all provided free of cost to anyone (including foreigners) in need. Some of the most modern clinics, diagnostic treatment centers and hospitals have been built in the past five years under this program, placing Venezuela at the forefront of medical technology.??Other programs providing subsidized food and consumer products (Mercal, Pdval), job training (Mission Vuelvan Caras), subsidies to poor, single mothers (Madres del Barrio), attention to indigents and drug addicts (Mission Negra Hipolita) have reduced extreme poverty by 50% and raised Venezuelans standard of living and quality of life. While nothing is perfect, these changes are extraordinary and have transformed Venezuela into a nation far different from what it looked like 10 years ago. In fact, the most important achievement that Hugo Chávez himself is directly responsible for is the level of participation in the political process. Today, millions of Venezuelans previously invisible and excluded are visible and included. Those who were always marginalized and ignored in Venezuela by prior governments today have a voice, are seen and heard, and are actively participating in the building of a new economic, political and social model in their country.??2 MW---On Monday, President Chavez threw a Venezuelan judge in jail on charges of abuse of power for freeing a high-profile banker. Do you think he overstepped his authority as executive or violated the principle of separation of powers? What does this say about Chavez's resolve to fight corruption?"
Anarchist Film Series: Screening of Masacre de El Amparo (tags)
Film Night! Donations suggested* Refreshments, Popcorn, and interesting discussion facilitated by a member of the Venezuelan collective of El Libertario, an anarchist journal in print since 1995. Wed. Sep. 30, 2009 7:30 PM Eastside Café 5469 Huntington Drive. L.A. (El Sereno)
Film Night: Venezuelan Autonomous Social Movements (tags)
FILM NIGHT!!! VENEZUELAN AUTONOMOUS SOCIAL MOVEMENTS Thursday, Oct. 1st, 2009 7:30 PM KIWA 3471 W 8th St. K-Town 90005
The drumbeat of fear mongering propaganda continues: What are State and the Pentagon plan (tags)
"The AUC were a phenomenon that was changed by drug-smuggling....so they looked for cultivation and smuggling zones, so this is what permeated the [border] zone, including today [the phenomenon] is still present in [Venezulean border state] Tachira with [paramilitary group] the Black Eagles." Venezuelan journalist Alberto Nolia, analysing the interview, said, "Its clear the Colombian government was completely involved in the conspiracy...Garcia has linked the government of Uribe with the paramilitaries and with drug smuggling."
Playing the ‘Anti-Semitism’ Card Against Venezuela (tags)
"Although the arrests helped ease the anxieties of Venezuela’s Jewish community, the international media pressed on with the storyline of a politically motivated attack. The very week that the Venezuelan Israelite Association issued a statement praising the swift and successful investigation, The Washington Post ran an editorial titled “Mr. Chavez vs. the Jews,” which again blamed the robbery on the government, or, more specifically, on an ugly comment left on a “pro-government Web site,” demanding “that citizens ‘publicly challenge every Jew that you find in the street, shopping center or park’ and called for a boycott of Jewish-owned businesses, seizures of Jewish-owned property and a demonstration at Caracas’s largest synagogue.”4 The editorial concluded that the synagogue was then “duly attacked.”5 The idea that the sacking of the Caracas synagogue was based purely on anti-Semitism has persisted, even showing up in a recent piece authored by two academics in the high-brow Boston Review. The authors claim the attack is a sign of “state-directed anti-Semitism.”
Will Venezuelan Destabilization Follow the Honduran Coup? (tags)
Obama targets Chavez
Why The U.S. Government Hates Venezuela (tags)
The propaganda wheels are turning fast. The barrage of anti-Venezuela misinformation that began while Bush was in office has intensified in recent months. Not a week goes by without the U.S. mainstream media running at least one story about the “dictatorial” Venezuelan government. Historically, the U.S. government’s foreign policy “coincidentally” matches the opinion of the media and vice versa.
Honduras: Anti-Chavez ‘free speech’ warriors linked to coup (tags)
"This is because, for the IAPA, there was no coup. Its July 14 statement said the democratically elected Honduran President Manuel Zelaya was simply “stood down” — not kidnapped and dumped in a different country by balaclava-clad soldiers. And if anyone can recognise a dictatorship, it is the IAPA. After all, as it points out, the IAPA has been fighting off dictatorships “for a long time” — in the form of the Chavez administration. Ironically, the only time in Venezuela that a TV channel was taken off air, constitutional rights suspended, and journalists arrested and assaulted since Chavez’s 1998 election was during the two days when he was removed from power in a short-lived coup in April 2002. "
Interview with El Libertario (Venezuela – June 2009) (tags)
* From Madrid the anarchist group Star, linked to the Iberian Federation of Anarchists Youths (Federación Ibérica de Juventudes Anarquistas-FIJA-), has raised questions whose answers will let us know today and in detail what is doing and saying the known Venezuelan anarchist newspaper.
BTL:Obstacles Stand in Way of Thaw in U.S. - Cuban and Venezuelan Relations (tags)
BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine
he revolution delayed: 10 years of Hugo Chávez’s rule (tags)
* A translation of a March 2008 interview conducted by the French anarchist Charles Reeve with two members of the El Libertario group www.nodo50.org/ellibertario in Caracas, the nation’s capital, which offers some stark insights into the reality of the situation.
Bashing Venezuelan Democracy (tags)
The dominant media again on the rampage.
Leftist Union Leaders Assassinated in Venezuela (tags)
On November 27, three leftist union leaders in the Venezuelan state of Aragua – Richard Gallardo, Luis Hernández and Carlos Requena – were gunned down by an assassin. The murder came hours after the unionists had led a workers occupation of a Colombian-owned milk plant which had been brutally broken up by state police. All three were leaders of the UNT (National Workers Union) and of the USI (Socialist Left Unity), a party which has opposed attempts by the government of Hugo Chávez to impose state control of labor, and has fought the rightist opposition backed by imperialism. They may have been murdered by assassins hired by the Colombian company, by elements connected to the police of outgoing state governor, a former Chávez ally, or by supporters of a current official of the governing United Socialist Party. In any case, despite Chávez’ socialist rhetoric, the reality of the bourgeois Bolivarian “revolution” in Venezuela today is that leftist unionists are murdered while the forces of capitalist state repression back up the bosses. While many leftists have called on the Chávez government to investigate, Trotskyists call for organizing workers defense guards and imposing workers control of production. Venezuela today is stuck at a crossroads. Building a Bolshevik-type workers party based on Trotsky’s program of permanent revolution is key.
Media Response to Venezuelan elections (tags)
one-sided and inaccurate as usual
Targeting Hugo Chavez (tags)
The dominant media assault continues
Venezuela: National Security = Personal Insecurity (tags)
* This Editorial from El Libertario (#54, September-October 2008, Venezuela) examines – from the current Venezuelan perspective – how authoritarian power builds its own security upon the destruction of collective security.
Corporate Media Bash New Chavez New Enabling Law Decrees (tags)
Corporate media denigrate Venezuelan democracy.
Venezuela: The nationalisation of Banco de Venezuela (tags)
Chavez Nationalizes Bank of Venezuela (tags)
In a television programme broadcasted to the whole of the country on July 31st, President Chávez announced the nationalisation of Banco de Venezuela, the Venezuelan bank owned by the Spanish banking multinational Grupo Santander. "We are going to nationalize Banco de Venezuela. I make an appeal to Grupo Santander to come here so that we can start to negotiate". He added: "Months ago I received the information through intelligence sources that Banco de Venezuela, which had been privatized for years, was being sold by its Spanish owners; that an agreement had been signed between Grupo Santander and a Venezuelan private banker, then the Venezuelan banker needed the permission of the government to buy a bank, this is not a small operation (...) and then I sent a message to the Spanish and the Venezuelan banker, to tell them that the government wanted to buy the bank, we want to recover it. Then the owners said ‘no, we don't want to sell it'. So now I say ‘no, I will buy it, how much is it? We are going to pay for it, and we are going to nationalize Banco de Venezuela'." The President continued: "From this moment the media campaign on the part of the Spanish and international media is going to start. They are going to say that Chávez is an autocrat, that Chávez is a tyrant, I don't care, we are going to nationalize the bank regardless". "Ladran, luego cabalgamos" (the dogs bark, therefore the caravan is moving), he said, quoting from el Quijote.
Chavez Revamps His Intelligence Services: The Corporate Media React (tags)
The anti-Chavez campaign continues.
MP3 AUDIO: Interview with Clara Irazábal, Venezuelan Architect and Urban Planner (tags)
Clara is a professor at USC and is currently working on several articles that relate to urban planning and design theory, Latino communities and places in Los Angeles, and the Venezuelan transition to a socialist participatory democracy.
Struggling for the autonomy of Venezuela’s social movements (tags)
* This editorial comes from issue #53 (May-June 2008) of El Libertario, a Venezuelan anarchist voice of ideas and proposals for action. It confirms our commitment to autonomous social mobilization, which has already begun to express itself through concrete struggles from below, as in the recent steelworkers conflict.
Anarchism in Venezuela, past and present (tags)
* This is a brief outline of the libertarian footprint in the history of Venezuela, prepared by members of the Collective Editorship of El Libertario www.nodo50.org/ellibertario. We hope that this serves as a useful point of reference for those who are interested in the subject.
Ritual Gloating Postmortems - The Corporate Media v. Hugo Chavez (tags)
Relentless media bashing of Hugo Chavez.
Coup E'Etat Rumblings in Venezuela (tags)
The Bush administration aims to crush democracy in Venezuela.
Venezuela: Interview with an indigenous activist (tags)
* As part of the 2.300 delegates in the second Zapatista and indigenous community’s international reunion, which took place last July in Mexico, members of the wayuu community delivered a truly important message: Venezuelan indigenous community’s situation is very different than the declared by the government people in Caracas. El Libertario talked about the experience with Jorge Montiel, member of the Maikiralasa’lii.
Venezuela: Reforms take away what is gained through the struggle (tags)
*This is the editorial of the latest edition of El Libertario(Venezuela, #51, November 2007, now available -in spanish- in www.nodo50.org/ellibertario) in which this mouthpiece of Venezuelan Anarchism set outs its position with regard to the Constitutional Reforms which the current Government seeks to impose on this country.
COALITION FOR ANIMAL FREEDOM (tags)
PETITION ON LINE
Watch- No Volveran - The Venezuelan Revolution Now online (tags)
Caracas discusses Leon Trotsky on the anniversary of his assassination (tags)
Manifesto of solidarity with Venezuelan anarchists and social movements (tags)
* The newspaper Tierra y Libertad, mouthpiece of the Iberian Anarchist Federation, published in edition 227 of June 2007 this manifesto of the International of Anarchist Federations (IAF-IFA; www.iaf-ifa.org) in support of those who in Venezuela today confront the bureaucratic capitalist project of the Chavez government as well as their social democrat and right wing opponents.
Venezuela: Interview with El Libertario (tags)
* Interview with indonesian anarchist journal EMPTY HEAVEN - May 2007 (http://otonomis.org/ -- EMPTY HEAVEN collective website; http://pustaka.otonomis.org/ -- indonesian anarchist/autonomist archive). More info in english & spanish about El Libertario: www.nodo50.org/ellibertario
Posada’s release exposes Washington’s hypocrisy (tags)
The decision by the US authorities to release the terrorist Luis Posada Carriles exposes before the eyes of the world the hypocritical attitude of the United States government to terrorism. Posada Carriles Posada is the author of the 1976 attack that brought down a Cubana de Aviación civilian airliner off the coast of Barbados, which cost the lives of 73 innocent people. By releasing this criminal, the US authorities have admitted that they support terrorism when this is in the interests of US imperialism. Bush's so-called war on terrorism therefore stands exposed as a shameful deception. In an editorial of April 20, the Los Angeles Times condemned the decision:
Prisons in Venezuela: Extreme Violence, Extreme Indifference (tags)
° Abolitionist text about the facts of three Venezuelan prisons: Uribana, Guanare and Sabaneta. Traslated from El Libertario (# 49, 2007), the voice of the Comision de Relaciones Anarquistas www.nodo50.org/ellibertario.
Fugitive right-wing student leader requests political asylum at Vatican Embassy in Caracas (tags)
VHeadline en Español News Editor Jesus Nery Barrios writes: Fugitive right-wing University of The Andes (ULA) student leader Nixon Moreno requested political asylum and has sought refuge at the Vatican's Embassy (Papal Nunciature) in Caracas.
Lider Maximo - Havana Tuesday Jan. 30, 2007 (tags)
Cuba's President Fidel Castro talks with his Venezuelan counterpart Hugo Chavez in Havana January 29, 2007. State television showed Castro for the first time in three months on Tuesday and the ailing Cuban leader said he was still in the fight to recover from surgery that forced him to relinquish power last July. Picture taken January 29, 2007
Venezuela's RCTV Acts of Sedition (tags)
Hugo Chavez within the law acting against a flagrant media lawbreaker.
Join Revolutionaries Delegation to Venezuela (tags)
The objective of US - Venezuela Bolivarian Exchange is to build bridges between the Bolivarian movement in Venezuela and the social justice movement in the United States, facilitating exchanges of delegations between community-based organizations from each nation.
EVA GOLINGER'S NEW BOOK - BUSH VS. CHAVEZ (tags)
HOW THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION IS TRYING TO UNDERMINE HUGO CHAVEZ
Outing Bono in Australia (tags)
3.5Mb 96kps Stereo 5 Minutes "Bono's Creed of Greed" - one of several songs being developed for distribution and presentation at his concert tour of Australia. Bono is supporting the production of a videogame that simulates an invasion of Venezuela, and the Venezuelan solidarity network is not impressed.
THE METTLE OF A UN SECRETARY-GENERAL (tags)
THE TAINTED LEGACY OF KOFI ANNAN
Action Alert: Thank Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez for Speaking Truth to Power! (tags)
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez calls the Devil by his current name George Bush and Democrat Party leaders show their true colors...blue and yellow.
ALVARO VARGAS LLOSA SENDS HUGO CHAVEZ TO DANTE'S INFERNO (tags)
CONSERVATIVE THINK TANK WRITER SAVAGES HUGO CHAVEZ
Democrats defend “our president” against international criticism (tags)
The pretense that the Democratic Party represents some sort of opposition to the Bush administration was punctured again last week when leading Democrats vociferously condemned the anti-Bush speech given by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to the United Nations General Assembly.
President Bush is "the devil" and a "world dictator" (tags)
Something many Americans have known for a long time - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez came to the United Nations and denounced President Bush as "the devil" and a "world dictator"
US PLANNING FOURTH ATTEMPT TO OUST HUGO CHAVEZ (tags)
US PLANS NOW UNDERWAY TO OUST VENEZUELAN PRESIDENT HUGO CHAVEZ
Venezuelan Government To Launch International 9/11 Investigation (tags)
Billionaire philanthropist Jimmy Walter and WTC survivor William Rodriguez this week embarked on a groundbreaking trip to Caracas Venezuela in which they met with with the President of the Assembly and will soon meet with Venezuelan President himself Hugo Chavez in anticipation of an official Venezuelan government investigation into 9/11.
Otro Mundo Es Posible: Another World Is Possible (tags)
I had the wonderful opportunity to be one of the over 200 Global Exchange Delegates to the World Social Form which took place in Caracas, Venezuela from January 24, 2006 through January 29, 2006. The information I am presenting is based on what I learned from WSF presentations...as well as what I learned from...the Venezuelan people...
Venezuela 2006: Anarchism against all odds (tags)
Our friends from abroad continuously ask us to explain our views about the current situation in Venezuela. This reply is based on two recent texts by the editing team of El Libertario, already published in their entirety in the internet (in Spanish), and from which we extract our main points.
The Alternative Social Forum in Caracas: voices from the left (tags)
* In Caracas, Venezuela between the 23rd and 29th of January 2006, 10 local socio-political organizations offered an alternative forum and critique of national politics in response to the World Social Forum. The result was a smaller-scale event but self-directed and reflective of current self-organizing capacity. The alternative forum was independent, self-managed and borne out of years of experience of organizing in the Venezuelan context.
About the FSA-Caracas 2006 and the venezuelan situation (tags)
º In this interview with the mexican alternative news group La Rosa Negra (LRN-ci), the CRA from Venezuela explains the importance of the Alternative Social Forum, which will take place in a few days, and comments about their activity as an anarchist group.
VENEZUELA'S BOLIVARIAN REVOLUTION - ITS PROMISE AND PERILS (tags)
A review of the Bolivarian Revolution achievements and the threat to Hugo Chavez from the U.S.
WSF Caracas: Shroud for Venezuela’s social movements (tags)
* A member of the group promoting the Alternative Social Forum explains why the World Social Forum (WSF), taking place in Caracas during January 2006, is another attempt by the Chavez government to impede the autonomous development of social struggles in the country.
Anarchists and the Caracas ASF/January 2006 (tags)
* The Venezuelan anarchist movement invites you to participate in the Alternative Social Forum at Caracas in January 2006, a gathering of anti-establishment social movements, in response to the bureaucratic World Social Forum promoted by the Venezuelan government.
Venezuela Purging Border Drug Plots (tags)
Venezuela Purging Border Drug Plots
Report Back From the 16th World Festival of Students in Venezuela (part 2) (tags)
"[The U.S. ruling elites] have a lot to lose because Venezuela is setting an example. If the people of Venezuela are able to struggle and alleviate so much poverty and illiteracy and lack of healthcare in their country, then why can't we do it here as well?" -- Muna Coobtee, delegate, World Festival of Students, 2005
preliminary comments re Venezuela (tags)
included are some preliminary comments concerning Venezuela
Two responses to Chavez' supporters (tags)
* Interventions in a debate on Venezuela and the government of Hugo Chavez. LASolidarity mailing list
From the XVI SYWF to the VI WSF: Chavez's shindig in Venezuela (tags)
* From El Libertario, # 44 September-October 2005, voice of the Comision de Relaciones Anarquistas, exposing the show of international mega-ceremonies the Chavez regime uses to try and acquire revolutionary legitimacy by means of petro-dollars and verbosity.
Bolivarianism can only be concretised in Marxism (tags)
British Trade Union Congress unaimously supports Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution (tags)
Venezuela: Eyewitness report from the heart of the revolution (tags)
While Bush prevaricates, Venezuela offers help to US poor (tags)
Threat To Chavez's Life (tags)
Statement of the International Marxist Tendency for the 16th WFSY (tags)
Review of the Venezuelan Revolution: a Marxist Perspective (tags)
Solidarity with the Bolivarian revolution
Venezuela, Oil and the struggle for Democratic Socialism in the 21st Century (tags)
The country of Venezuela is a startling paradox of immense suffering and extreme wealth. According to a private Caracas-based polling company, Datanalisis, over 58% of the 25 million people in Venezuela live on less than $253 (Cdn) a month. The level of poverty becomes all the more damning when factoring in that Venezuela is also the world's fourth largest oil exporter. This glaring contradiction remained unchallenged until the election of Hugo Chavez as Venezuelan President.
Nine Cuban Boxers Make Venezuelan Tournament Finals (tags)
Nine Cuban Boxers Make Venezuelan Tournament Finals
America against Washington (tags)
The Organization of American States rejected the US proposal. The "principle of non-intervention" was affirmed, not "supervision of democracy."
JOIN Venezuela News & Action, a free weekly bulletin on Venezuelan democracy. (tags)
You can help support Venezuelan sovereignty and stay on top of the latest political events with our concise, once-weekly electronic bulletin.
Join Venezuela News & Action, a free weekly bulletin on Venezuelan democracy. (tags)
Join Venezuela News & Action, a free weekly bulletin on Venezuelan democracy.
Venezuelan Torture Victim Denounces Posada Carriles (PL) (tags)
Extradition of terrorist Luis Posada Carriles now has almost unanimous support in Venezuela, told in the voice of one of his former victims.
Venezuela, Frustrated by the U.S., Turns to Containment (tags)
After years of vitriolic rhetoric on the part of United States leaders, the government of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez has decided on a policy of containment of the U.S.
Venezuela: The Revolution Will Be Televised! (tags)
The US / Colombia Plot Against Venezuela (tags)
A major diplomatic and political conflict has exploded between Colombia and Venezuela after the revelation of a Colombian overnment covert operation in Venezuela, involving the recruitment of Venezuelan military and security officers in the kidnapping of a Colombian leftist leader.
Venezuelan March for Sovereignty: Caracas January 23 2005 (tags)
Tour of the Revolution II: Photo Essay Venezuelan March for Sovereignty: Caracas January 23 2005 "En Defensa de la Soberanía"
The Nationalisation of VENEPAL: What does it signify? (tags)
Hands Off Venezuela Campaign
Workers witness Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution (tags)
In late November, Chicagoans Beatrice Lumpkin and her husband Frank, a retired steelworker leader, traveled to Venezuela.
Chavez in Madrid-The working class must be the vanguard of the revolution (tags)
Venezuela: Free the O-12th Prisonors and the Revolution will not be Terrorised (tags)
And You Can Thank 'Em At Citgo (tags)
A new film on all the things Venezuela's oil workers went through to get oil flowing again after a brutal lockdown
Venezuelan documentary (tags)
76 minutes Venezuelan Documentary people must see!
Venezuela's Chavez Wins Recall Vote: CNE Announces Results (tags)
The people chose Chavez: the opposition failed to obtain more votes that those who wanted Chavez to stay. The "no" option obtained 4,991,483 votes representing 58.25%. The "yes" option obtained 3,576,517 votes, representing 41.74%.
Chavez: the FTAA is dead (tags)
Venezuelan president, Hugo Chavez, expressed again that US project of completing a Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) is definitely dead. This time, the Venezuelan president made this balance at his arrival to Puerto Iguazu, in Misiones, Argentina, where he will participate on the Summit of MERCOSUR presidents.
Venezuela: Colombia paramilitaries planning to attack (tags)
After failed coup attempts in Venezuela by business owners and U.S. oil interests, Colombia has ordered dozens of tanks from Spain to place on the border of Venezuela at the same time as the referendum (Aug). U.S. military intervention believed to be the goal.
Bolivarian Project in Mortal Danger (tags)
Bolivarian Project in Mortal Danger posted by jamie from zmag 16 Jun 2004 01:09 GMT ZNet | Venezuela Bolivarian Project in Mortal Danger by Hans Dieterich; venezuelanalysis.com; June 15, 2004 The legalization of the recall referendum against President Hugo Chavez—conducted by the Venezuelan right with pre-meditated fraud and recurring acts that violate the rule of law—open the doors for a possible loss of power for the Bolivarian forces. Such a loss could occur either de facto or de jure (via the institutions).
Stop Imperailsit interference in Venezuela-Without signatures there should be no Referend (tags)
Solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution
Theses on revolution and counterrevolution in Venezuela-Part 2 (tags)
solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution
Chavez reiterates the call to arm the people (tags)
solidarity with the Venezuelan Revolution
Colombian paramilitaries prepare coup in Venezuela (tags)
Another coup attempt has failed in Venezuela. 88 Colombian paramilitaries were captured in Caracas while training for an assault on a military installation. According to Venezuela’s ambassador in Bogota, the detained are Colombian ex-military, and the possible involvement of Colombian authorities is under investigation.
Washington and the opposition are behind the terrorist plot against Chavez (tags)
solidarity with Venezuela
Venezuela Week in Review- May 8th- HOV (tags)
Solidarity with venezuela
Encounters with Hugo Chavez (tags)
Solidarity with Venezuela
The Carter Center, OAS and the Recall Referendum in Venezuela (tags)
Solidarity with Venezuela
President Chavez praises Marxist.com and backs Hnads Off Venezuela Campaign (tags)
Solidarity with Venezuela
Venezuela: The Coup Makers- the Invisible U.S. Hands (tags)
U.S. War in Venezuela
Fears of war between Colombia and Venezuela (tags)
Colombian opposition leaders allege that the Uribe government is preparing another military agression against Venezuela. Paramilitaries aided by the Colombian Army have several times attacked targets in Venezuela. The White House is accused of wanting to exploit an armed confrontation between the two countries to gain control of Venezuelan oil.
On the Second Anniversary of the Defeat of the Coup in Venezuela (tags)
US War against Venezuela
Venezuelan Group to file Court cases against U.S.Ambassador Charles Shapiro (tags)
CIA involvement in Venezuela
Cuban Right-Wing Terrorist Group F-4 Commandos Training Venezuelan Paramilitaries in Miami (tags)
Hands Off Venezuela Campaign
Kerry Attacks Venezuela's Chavez (tags)
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry has attacked Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez as a dubious democrat hostile to U.S. interests, delivering a slap in the face to the leftist leader who had portrayed Kerry as a potential friend.
"HIDDEN AGENDA" AN OUTSPOKEN VENEZUELAN VIDEO TAPE!!! (tags)
A VIDEO THAT YOU MUST SEE! "HIDDEN AGENDA" WHEN : March 19, 2004 WHERE: United Echo Park Methodist Church - 1226 N. Alvarado - Los Angeles, CA TIME: 7:00 PM (suggested donation: $5) ************
THE BOLIVARIAN CIRCLE OF LOS ANGELES "EZEQUIEL ZAMORA" (tags)
A VIDEO THAT EVERYBODY MUST SEE! "HIDDEN AGENDA" Screening on March 19, 2004 at 7:00 PM at Echo Park United Methodist Church - 1226 N. Alvarado, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Venezuela, March 2004: The logic of our times (tags)
* A study of the current situation in Venezuela demystifying the image sold by the media and promoted by the current rulers or by those who aspire to take their place. Originally published in El Libertario # 36, the bimonthly newspaper of the Comision de Relaciones Anarquistas
President Chavez thanks In Defence of Marxism for HANDS OFF VENEZUELA Campaign (tags)
The revolution in Venezuela is in Danger ! (tags)
Chavez Calls Bush 'Asshole' (tags)
Over 100,000 Venezuelans march to protest againt the role of U.S. imperialism in their country.
Venezuelan Revolution must advance towards socialism in order to defeat reaction (tags)
BTL:Supporters of Venezuelan President Hugh Chavez Contest Recall Effort (tags)
Interview with Eva Golinger Moncada, of the Venezuelan Solidarity Committee, conducted by Between The Lines' Scott Harris
Amnesty forced to Withdraw Chavez documentary from screening amid threats of violence (tags)
Amnesty International Vancouver was forced to withdraw a documentary on Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, amid threats of violence.
Is the United States of America plotting to murder Venezuela’s President? (tags)
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez cancelled a planned trip last month to the United Nations General Assembly’s opening debate, explaining that he did so because of a potential threat on his life. His government’s intelligence agencies had reportedly warned of a plot backed by the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to sabotage his plane in flight from Caracas to New York City.
Interview with Key Leader of Venezuelan Workers Movement Pedro Eusse (tags)
Pedro Eusse is the Secretary General of the Food and Beverage Union, and the Secretary General of the United Confederation of Venezuelan Workers (CUTV). The United Confederation of Venezuelan Workers is currently the country’s main trade union federation and plays an important role in defending the patriotic, national democratic government headed by Hugo Chavez.
Farmers and Indigenous United (tags)
Historic Gathering Set for October 12 in Venezuela
Building Bridges Radio-Venezuelan Unions In Reshuffle (tags)
WBAI's Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report presents this 27 min radio program-To Listen click on indymedia link
Chavez and Opposition Sign Agreement to End Violence (tags)
The Venezuelan government says it will organize a commission to investigate the deaths of demonstrators....
Human Rights Group Criticizes Hugo Chavez and Venezuelan Media (tags)
The Human Rights Watch is concerend that the Venezuelan government is not doing all it should to protect journalists.
George Bush II’s exit strategy after seizing Iraq’s oil: Seize South America’s oil. (tags)
Bush/Reich/U.S. oil companies/CIA stage coup attempt in Venezuela to oust democratically-elected President Hugo Chávez. U.S. government gains control of media outlets, trying to incite civil war in Venezuela to seize country’s oil revenues.
Venezuelan Crisis: Rich protesters against Socialist Chavez (tags)
As the international media ignores the perturbations in Venezuela, Chavez delivers speech at World Social Forum in Porto Allegre recounting the crisis situation in Venezuela caused by the wealthy, upper-class syndicates and their oppostion to nationalized petroleum and other proposed leftist-Chavezian laws projects
BTL:General Strike Organized Against Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Crumbles (tags)
Interview with Steve Ellner, professor of history in Caracas, Venezuela conducted by Between the Lines'Scott Harris
Venezuela in the News: Fraud and the Totalitarian Bias (tags)
The Washington Times | January 22, 2003
Activists occupy Venezuelan embassy in Australia (tags)
With today's peaceful occupation of the Venezuelan Embassy, solidarity activists intended to highlight the repeated coup attempts in Venezuela and the US-sponsored civil war in neighbouring Colombia. Activists expressed their support for the elected government of Venezuela and the formation of a new clandestine government of Colombia.
Oil coup-strike-lockout is for the rich. Help President Chavez! Search Venezuela news. (tags)
In 1974 80% of oil income went to the state. Today 80% of Venezuelan oil income goes to the rich, and to "operating costs." Only 20% goes to the state. Chavez reforms will help reverse this in January 2003. This is why the coup-plotters, "strike"-promoters, and corporate media are in such a hurry to overthrow the fairly-ELECTED Chavez government. They want to prevent these reforms, and reverse others already-implemented. Reforms that help the poor and lower middle class. Massive corporate-media disinformation, destabilization campaign going on inside Venezuela. Support President Chavez! Please forward widely.
Venezuela: Class Conflict and US Intervention (tags)
The upper class and US CIA are a problem in many countries. Combined with a corrupt media they use protest tactics to cause disruption and chaos with staged media events and lock-outs masquerading as popular general strikes.
venezuala: gunman may havebeen hired by anti-chavez general (tags)
AMERICA'S VENEZUELAN COUP ATTEMPT IS CRUMBLING (tags)
FOR ALL YOU AMERICAN RIGHT WINGERS OUT THERE, ENJOY... YOUR COUP ATTEMPT IS CRUMBLING DESPITE THE DESPERATE PROPAGANDA AND MEDIA SPIN BEING SPEWED BY THE WESTERN CORPO-CAPITALIST 'FREE PRESS'
The Veezuelan Revolution in Danger (tags)
Venezuela's press power abuse (tags)
This is an outstanding and well-documented analysis of the role that the private corporate capitalist media played in orchestrating the April 2002 coup against the democratically- elected Venezuelan government which is led by Hugo Chavez.
Coup-making in Venezuela: the Bush and oil factors (tags)
As efforts to overthrow Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez intensify, two facts are inescapable: the power elite in the United States has never been happy with democratically-elected Chávez, but it took the Bush administration, with its corporate oil and energy connections, to turn up the heat against him.
BTL:Former Intelligence Officer Accuses White House & Pentagon of Providing... (tags)
"Former Intelligence Officer Accuses White House and Pentagon of Providing Direct Support for Failed Venezuelan Coup Attempt". Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Wayne Madsen, who now serves as the Washington correspondent for Intelligence Online based in Paris.