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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 and International Law (tags)

International law professors explain a US military incursion in Venezuela would violate the UN Charter. "All nations must desist from any threat or use of force in their international relations. The media and governments denounce violations of international law very selectively.

Passionate March in Support of Venezuela (tags)

One of two events on March 16 in L.A., this one near MacArthur Park, actually took marchers into a busy street (as pictured below).

The Shortwave Report 04/06/18 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Spanish National Radio, Sputnik Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and NHK Japan.

The Shortwave Report 08/25/17 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. NHK Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, Spanish National Radio, and Sputnik Radio.

The Shortwave Report 08/04/17 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Spanish National Radio, Sputnik Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and NHK Japan.

Venezuela's 3 Cent A Gallon Gas & Hugo Chavez' Death (tags)

It was Venezuela's 3 cent a gallon gas which attracted the destabilization of that country by the CIA

NPR's Marketplace: The Voice of Loanshark Capitalism (tags)

The Los Angeles based show Marketplace is NPR's voice of Wall Street banksters, hedge fund billionaires

18 Reasons To Vote Against Henhawk Hillary (tags)

Hillary Clinton voted for the Iraq War fiasco which has created incredible suffering for soldiers and civilians, a war which has cost trillions Its only consequence has been to multiply hatred of Americans around the world and to spawn ISIL

Witness Venezuela’s Elections This December-6, 2015 (tags)

This December, witness one of the most important elections in the history of Venezuela, and of the hemisphere. On December 6, the people of Venezuela will exercise their right to vote in elections for deputies to the country’s National Assembly. Voters will decide whether to carry forward the Bolivarian Revolution by retaining a Chavista majority in the National Assembly or return the political intitative to the traditional elites represented by most of the Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD).

Irresponsibly Bashing Venezuelan Justice (tags)

Venezuela

Venezuela Reveals New Evidence Against Opposition Leader Leopoldo Lopez (tags)

Venezuela

Witness Venezuela’s Elections This December-6, 2015 (tags)

This December, witness one of the most important elections in the history of Venezuela, and of the hemisphere. On December 6, the people of Venezuela will exercise their right to vote in elections for deputies to the country’s National Assembly.

Obama's War on Venezuela (tags)

Venezuela

US Dark Forces Stoke Violence and Instability in Latin America (tags)

anti-war

Bolivarianism Likely to Triumph in Venezuelan December Parliamentary Elections (tags)

Venezuela

Facade of Diplomacy Masks Same Old US Latin American Policy (tags)

imperialism

Irresponsible NYT and CNN Venezuela Bashing (tags)

Venezuela

Human Rights in Venezuela v. America (tags)

human rights

Venezuela Plans to Double Oil Production (tags)

Venezuela

Fight Back! News Activism (tags)

activism

Model Venezuelan Democracy v. US Imperial Lawlessness (tags)

Venezuela

Does Obama Plan Cuba-Style Blockade on Venezuela? (tags)

Venezuela

Venezuelan Anti-Imperialist Enabling Law (tags)

Venezuela

Obama Declares Venezuelan Democracy a Threat to US National Security (tags)

Venezuela

Je Sus Chavez! (tags)

Venezuela

NYT Editors Supp;ort Fascist Extremism (tags)

NYT

Caracas Mayor Part of US Coup Plot (tags)

Venezuela

Britain and Canada Involved in Foiled US Venezuelan Coup Plot (tags)

Venezuela

Venezuela Foils Obama's Coup Plot (tags)

Venezuela

US Orchestrated Coup Plot in Venezuela? (tags)

Venezuela

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)

anti-war

Lawless US Sanctions on Venezuela (tags)

Congress

Obama v. Venezuela's Maduro (tags)

anti-war

Canadian Billionaires: Keep Your Filthy Oil Ask Congress To Vote Against Pipeline Mpv 19 (tags)

Keystone would be environmental destruction, without any kind of benefit to the people of the US. TransCanada has not offered to put money in a spillfund. The Canadian rich take the money and the people of the US take the risk.

WJ Columnist Mary O'Grady: US Imperial Tool (tags)

WSJ

Venezuela Poised to Win Security Council Seat (tags)

Venezuela

Dueling Ideologies: America v. Russia and Venezuela (tags)

ani-war

MSM War on Venezuela (tags)

Venezuela

Washington Wants Maduro Dead (tags)

Venezuela

Protest Against Latest U.S. Meddling (tags)

“Nobody should be fooled here, especially left forces. History shows you what the U.S. is about--they're not about democracy, they're about profits by any means.“ – John Parker, International Action Center

Washington's Dirty War on Venezuela (tags)

Venezuela

Obama's Dirty Hands Manipulating Venezuelan Violence (tags)

Venezuela

New York Times: Supporting US Imperial Lawlessness (tags)

NYT

Wall Street Journal Reinvented History (tags)

media

An Open Letter to Barack Obama (tags)

Obama

Destabilizing Venezuela Continues (tags)

Venezuela

Constructing "Venezuela" protests: a photo gallery (tags)

There is no flabby pretense of “objectivity” on the part of the international media when it comes to Venezuela. That country poses a stark threat to the hegemonic order, characterized these days by tame Latin American states, emerging from US-backed military dictatorships, now gamely accepting neoliberal economic policies like good little boys and girls.

Obama's Multiple Regime Change Fronts (tags)

imperialism

Street Violence in Venezuela (tags)

Venezuela

Venezuelan v. US Budget Priorities (tags)

Venezuela

Bolivarianism Triumphs (tags)

Venezuela

Venezuelan Municipal Elections (tags)

Venezuela

Fact Check on Venezuela's Economy (tags)

Venezuela

Vilifying Venezuela's Maduro (tags)

Venezuela

Waging Economic War on Venezuela (tags)

Venezuela

Rogue State America (tags)

police state

Venezuela Bashing (tags)

Snowden

Venezuela Grants Snowden Asylum (tags)

Snowden

State Funerals, Amnesia and Anarchism (tags)

°Response to the statement of FAU on the death of Chavez. Editor Collective EL LIBERTARIO (Venezuela). Originally published -in Spanish- in TIERRA Y LIBERTAD, Madrid, May 2013, # 298, p. 3-6. Internet -> http://periodicoellibertario.blogspot.com/2013/05/funerales-de-estado-amnesia-y-anarquismo.html. *** In memory of our beloved comrade Rafael Sposito (a.k.a.) "Daniel Barrett"

Obama's Contempt for Venezuelan Democracy (tags)

Venezuela

Venezuela's Maduro Inaugurated (tags)

Venezuela

Washington v. Venezuela (tags)

Venezuela

Venezuela: Post-Election Sour Grapes (tags)

gold

Chavismo Wins (tags)

Venezuela

Venezuelans Vote (tags)

Venezuela

Attacking Venezuela's Democratic Process (tags)

Venezuela

Destabilizing Venezuela: Longstanding US Policy (tags)

Venezuela

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)

Venezuela

Washington Supports Venezuelan Opposition (tags)

Venezuela

Washington Post Anti-Bolivarian Propaganda (tags)

Chavez

A ‘mixed’ economy brought down Sandinistas; same danger exists for Venezuela (tags)

The question of who owns, controls and/or manages production and distribution is what will be decisive. Venezuela’s economy remains mostly in the hands of capitalists, and that represents a threat to the Bolivarian Revolution.

Chavez Succeeded Where Obama Failed (tags)

When President Obama campaigned in 2008 in Portland, Oregon over 70,000 people came to hear his speech. And although I missed the event, I was intrigued by the raw emotion that the candidate’s words inspired in my community. Obama re-visited Oregon during his 2012 campaign, but the inspiration had faded from his voice, and the audience had drastically changed.

New York Times v. Hugo Chavez (tags)

Chavez

Mid-April Venezuelan Presidential Elections Scheduled (tags)

Venezuela

A Nation Mourns (tags)

Chavez

Chavez: A Personal Tribute (tags)

Chavez

Media Scoundrels Pillory Chavez Before He's Buried (tags)

Chavez

Chavismo Lives! (tags)

Chavez

Chavez Returns (tags)

Chavez

Targeting Chavismo (tags)

Chavez

Chavez Shows Clinical Improvement (tags)

Chavez

FAIR v. Scoundrel Media Misreporting on Venezuela (tags)

media

Chavismo in Venezuela (tags)

Chavez

Anti-Chavez Media War Rages (tags)

propaganda

Chavez Inauguration Postponed (tags)

Chavez

Bolivaranism in Venezuela (tags)

Chavez

Venezuela's Future (tags)

Chavez

Venezuelan Leadership Up for Grabs? (tags)

Chavez

Chavez Struggles to Recover (tags)

Chavez

Bolivarianism Wins Big (tags)

Venezuela

Uncertainty about Chavez's Health (tags)

Chavez

Venezuelans Vote Again (tags)

elections

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.

Why Chavez Won BIG! A Comparison Between the Presidential Elections in the U.S. and Venezu (tags)

U.S. workers and those who are unemployed are frequently told that the current presidential elections are among the most important in this country’s history. With continuing high unemployment and underemployment, declining wages, and looming massive cuts to social programs that help workers, such as Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security, we are at a grave point regarding the direction of this country. However, the policies of both presidential candidates and their parties have perpetuated the devastating effects of the Great Recession for workers. Wall Street, the banks, the corporations, and the wealthy have been the beneficiaries of these policies while the only thing workers have received has been more sacrifices.

Expect Bolivarian Victory in Venezuela (tags)

elections

Inciting Unrest in Venezuela (tags)

Venezuela

Chavez Opposition Disintegrating (tags)

Chavez

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.

Targeting Chavez (tags)

Chavez

Chavez Riding High in Polls (tags)

Venezuela

Venezuela: Interview with Rafael Uzcátegui (tags)

* Rafael Uzcategui is a member of the group that publishes the anarchist newspaper El Libertario in Caracas (Venezuela). As antimilitarist, he is also a member of the War Resisters’ International and works in a Venezuelan human rights NGO called Provea. He is author of the books “Heart of Ink” and “Venezuela: Revolution as Spectacle” in which he reports the so-called Bolivarian process of Chavez and the true face of his “revolutionary” government. Taking advantage of his conference tour in Germany, we interviewed Rafael for the magazine Gai Dao.

Venezuela – El Libertario #65: Opening up free spaces (tags)

The February-March 2012 issue of this voice for anarchist action and thought is out, as always committed to liberty and equality in solidarity since 1995. This issue includes the following:

CELAC: A Washington-Controlled OAS Alternative (tags)

Latin America

Is Syria Next? (tags)

regime change

Chavez: Alive, Well and Recuperating in Caracas (tags)

health

The US government has gone into the business of managing the public's perceptions (tags)

"The US government has gone into the business of managing the public?s perceptions of news and events. Apparently, the Pentagon has implemented Perception Management Psychological Operations. There are also reports that the State Department and other US agencies use Facebook and Twitter to stir up problems for the Syrian, Iranian, Russian, Chinese, and Venezuela governments in efforts to unseat governments not controlled by Washington."

Washington's War on Chavez (tags)

imperialism

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.

Food Sovereignty Tour + Agroecology Short Course in Venezuela ? July 10-22 (tags)

You are invited to participate in a study tour to study food sovereignty, social movements and social change in Venezuela, July 10 to 22

President Hugo Chávez, backed by South American Presidents, Condemns the Attack on Libya (tags)

"Oppressed people around the world have only recently begun to unite in opposition to empire as awareness of the horror grows. In North Africa and the Middle East it began as a revolt against US backed dictators in Tunisia, then Egypt and spread to Bahrain, Algeria, Iraq, Lebanon and Yemen. In South America the rebellion grew out of the Bolivarian Revolution, spreading over the last decade from Venezuela to other Latin American states. Tonight, behind President Chavez' condemnation of the monster on VTV, Venezuela National Radio and TeleSur, Venezuelans have gathered en masse in Caracas and at the US and French embassies to declare their rebellion against the imperial war on the sovereign state of Libya."

Venezuela's New Social Responsibility Law (tags)

media

Latin American Nations Pledge for Peace in Libya (tags)

"For its part, ALBA member states also articulated their unanimous opposition to intervention on the part of the United States in the Libyan conflict. According to its published statement, the regional alliance, “categorically rejects any intervention from NATO or any foreign power in Libya as well as any attempt to take advantage…of the tragic situation in order to justify a war of conquest of the energy and water resources which are the patrimony of the Libyan people.”

Democracy promotion: America’s new regime change formula (tags)

"By the 1980s, the reign of terror that blazed across Latin America was too much for most people to stomach. From death squads to torture chambers and various massacres, the Latin American generals who trained in the US to spread democracy around the world quickly gained reputations for major human rights abuses. To replace the overt support for dictatorships, a new concept for regime change was born; one that sounds and looks better – democracy promotion."

Venezuela’s Social Movements: Autonomy’s Difficult Path (tags)

* On November 2010, in the Spanish city of Cordoba, during the celebrations of the Centennial of the historical anarcho-syndicalist union, the Confederacion Nacional del Trabajo (CNT), a Round Table discussion about Latin America’s social movements took place. A representative of El Libertario was present and delivered the following report.

Chavez, Venezuela y la Nueva Latinoamerica (tags)

Video Screening of Chavez, Venezuela and the New Latin America

Banking in Venezuela (tags)

responsible banking

Last Chance for Venezuela's Revolution? (tags)

The pulse of the revolution grows faint. Extreme measures are needed, since the extremely poor living conditions of most Venezuelans demand it. They are tired of the government taking half actions. Tired of the same super-rich oligarchy dominating the economy, which creates the horrendous inequality that overshadows Venezuelan society. If the revolution is not quickly pushed to the left, it will be strangled by the right. For all the positive things Chavez has accomplished as President, he is in danger of becoming another Salvador Allende -- a martyr whose death ushered in a right-wing dictatorship.

Chavez Given Enabling Law Power (tags)

legal in Venezuela

Ecuador, Venezuela: Danger South of the Borde (tags)

"The reason there is a bizarre attempt to pretend that this coup attempt never happened, is to hope that people won’t ask who might have benefited from such an action. A quick examination of the actions of President Correa sheds considerable light on that. In 2006, working with President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela, Correa moved to increase state control over oil production in the country.[9] In 2008, he announced that Ecuador would not pay several billions of its more than $10 billion foreign debt, calling it “illegitimate.”[10] In 2009, he refused to renew the lease of the U.S. military airbase in Manta, saying that “the only way the US could keep their military base in Ecuador, is if Ecuador were allowed to have one of its own in Florida.”[11] In 2009, he officially brought Ecuador into ALBA – the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas led by Venezuela, Cuba and Bolivia. When a country increases state control, challenges illegitimate foreign debt, pushes the U.S. military out of the country and joins a regional alliance with Venezuela, Bolivia and Cuba – it is clear that the forces that would benefit from a coup would be: a) corporate interests inside Ecuador; b) International Financial Institutions; and c) the United States and its allies. There is another reason why the right-wing, corporate elite and the imperialist countries might have an incentive to minimize what happened September 30. There is now a shamefully long list of recent coup attempts in Latin America and the Caribbean – four of them against members of ALBA."

Venezuela Votes (tags)

Chavez wins a parliamentary majority

Venezuela: The jail bars will not silence people protest (tags)

* National and international campaign of epistolary solidarity with trade unionist Rubén González *

Food Sovereignty Tour + Agroecology Short Course in Venezuela – July 19-Aug.2 (tags)

You are invited to participate in a two week study tour to study food sovereignty, social movements and social change in Venezuela, 19 July to 2 August, 2010. The tour will examine issues of land reform, urbanization issues, rural development and food sovereignty within a dynamic political context. Venezuela is an outstanding example of a country that strives to ensure its citizens’ right to food while bolstering its domestic agriculture sector, with an emphasis on organic practices and agroecology. We will also explore other areas of social transformation, including education, healthcare, and direct citizen participation in the political process.

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.

Food Sovereignty Tour + Agroecology Short Course in Venezuela – July 19-Aug.2 (tags)

You are invited to participate in a two week study tour to study food sovereignty, social movements and social change in Venezuela, 19 July to 2 August, 2010. The tour will examine issues of land reform, urbanization issues, rural development and food sovereignty within a dynamic political context. Venezuela is an outstanding example of a country that strives to ensure its citizens’ right to food while bolstering its domestic agriculture sector, with an emphasis on organic practices and agroecology. We will also explore other areas of social transformation, including education, healthcare, and direct citizen participation in the political process.

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."

Transcript of Cindy Sheehan's Interview with Hugo Chavez (tags)

"Hugo Chavez: In the first place, personally, I am against dictatorships. I’m an anti-dictator. We are here in Uruguay, in Montevideo. You know how many dictatorships were in this country. The Guerilla army. I’m an anti-Guerilla. In addition to that, from a political point of view, I’ve been elected one, two, three, four times, by popular vote. In Venezuela, we have elections all the time. Every year, we have elections in Venezuela. One time, Lula, the president of Brazil… when he was in Europe, someone asked him “Why are you friends with that dictator Chavez?” And Lula said a big truth: “In Venezuela, there is an excess of democracy. Every year there are elections. And if there aren’t any, Chavez invents them. Referendums, popular consultations, elections for governors, mayors. Right now, soon we are starting national assembly elections, this year. In 2012 there is going to be a presidential election again. What dictator is elected so many times? What dictator convenes referendums? I’m an anti-dictator. I am a revolutionary. A democratic revolutionary."

Why is there popular protest in Venezuela? (tags)

* For the benefit of those who find themselves surprised or disconcerted by the generalised decline of conditions in Venezuela, as well as the increase in popular struggle (2,893 street demonstrations between October 2008-September 2009; compared with 1,763 in the same period in 2007-08) – either because they are unaware of the situation here, they are based abroad, or because they always accept the official version of events – we expound below on some factors which contribute to social conflicts here.

Venezuela in Washington's Crosshairs (tags)

trying to undermine Hugo Chavez

Preventing the State’s infiltration of social movements (tags)

*This article was originally published in El Libertario #58, March-April 2010. Although originally based on the actual experiences of Venezuela’s social struggles, it deals with situations and facts of interest to activists anywhere.

Permanent Aggression, War on the horizon in Latin America (tags)

"A military conflict is not initiated from one day to the next. It’s a process that involves first influencing public perception and opinion – demonizing the target leader or government in order to justify aggression. Subsequently, armed forces are strategically deployed in the region in order to guarantee an effective military action. Tactics, such as subversion and counterinsurgency, are utilized in order to debilitate and destabilize the target nation from within, increasing its vulnerability and weakening its defenses. This plan has been active against Venezuela for several years. The consolidation of regional unity and Latin American integration threatens US possibilities of regaining domination and control in the hemisphere. And the advances of the Bolivarian Revolution have impeded its “self-destruction”, provoked by internal subversion funded and directed by US agencies. However, the Empire will not cease its attempts to achieve its final objective, and a potential military conflict in the region remains on the horizon." "The time to defend Venezuela is now. The empire is preparing to destroy this beacon of hope. Certain nations have the potential to lead the world away from destruction. Venezuela with it’s progressive leadership, a well mobilized working class, and other “conscious” sectors, in addition to abundant natural wealth which includes oil, can any one doubt what U.S. planners are preparing? No serious person who wishes to help preserve our world can deny her need to take this stand and become involved in this work. You out there who were involved in the Central American solidarity actions are called upon again now. Your efforts then in the face of the empire helped make this day possible. We did not save the world then. We helped keep it alive. We should rejoin the effort now. How beautiful the outcome may be this time."

TWO WEIGHTS TWO MEASURES (GLOBO TV x BRAZILIAN STATE) (tags)

Brazil media abuses and it asks to be controlled.

The crisis in Venezuela: understanding the causes, assigning blame and suggesting solution (tags)

* The public pronouncement from the Editorial Collective of El Libertario in mid-January 2010 on the current situation in Venezuela.

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?"

Chávez: Netherlands and U.S. Planning Military Aggression Against Venezuela from Dutch Ant (tags)

"Today each year about 9.2 million children die before reaching their fifth year and 99.9 percent of these deaths occur in poorer countries. Infant mortality is 47 deaths per thousand live births, but is only 5 per thousand in rich countries. Life expectancy on the planet is 67 years, in rich countries it is 79, while in some poor nations is only 40 years. Additionally, there are 1.1 billion people without access to drinking water, 2.6 billion without sanitation services, over 800 million illiterate and 1.02 billion hungry people, that’s the global scenario. Now the cause, what is the cause? Let’s talk about the cause, let’s not evade responsibilities, and let’s not evade the depth of this problem. The cause, undoubtedly, I return to the theme of this whole disastrous panorama, is the destructive metabolic system of capital and its embodied model: Capitalism."

U.S. Still Plans Assault on Latin America. Will We Stop this Madness? (tags)

"In an explicit attempt to hide Washington’s military objectives in South America, a U.S. Air Force document submitted to Congress in May 2009 that provoked deep concerns in the region has been modified and re-published on November 16, 2009. The official U.S. Air Force document, revealed and denounced by this author on November 4th, explained the justification for a $46 million request to improve the military installations in one of the seven bases Washington will occupy under the military accord signed on October 30th between Colombia and the United States. The modified document has eliminated all mention of war and military operations in the region, as well as offensive language directed at Colombia’s neighbors, Venezuela and Ecuador."

House Resolution Designates Venezuela a State Sponsor of Terrorism (tags)

Chavez bashing continues

The Steady Stream of Lies about Venezuela or The Killers and Liars Prepare (tags)

"The fourth big lie is saved up to the end, and follows on that grand tradition of the great human rights abusers accusing others to deflect attention from themselves. Chavez is said to be “cultivating” regimes that are characterised by “rigged elections, media censorship, the criminalisation of dissent and leaders for life”. Not a touch of irony, as the death squads in Colombia murder trade unionists and civil leaders unchecked, as the Obama Administration pussyfoots around the coup regime in Honduras (which deposed a Chavez ally), as election fraud and bloody war rages in Afghanistan and as the US launches missile attacks on Pakistan. It can be tedious to document such lies. They are so common and, no sooner is one lot done than the next day’s lies appear – if not in The Economist then in the Washington Post, The Australian or The Times. These monopolies count on the vulnerable, who do not have alternate sources of information, who do not read history and are able to be swayed by crude and often racist agitation. In the bigger picture, this is a delegitimising process, organised by the private media monopolies which, in their hatred for the sort of popular democracy led by Chavez (as also in the past by Allende), are preparing the ground for coups, wars of intervention and conquest. It has been done before and – while these monopolies remain unchecked – it will be done again."

Chavez’s Lines: ¡¡Viva El Che!! (tags)

"As I write today Saturday, in the early hours of the morning I receive fresh news about the evolution of the crisis: “According to the International Labor Organization (ILO), the economic crisis pushed 61 million people into unemployment in 2009, and the world there are now 241 million unemployed workers, the largest number of unemployed persons in history.” (IAR Noticias) “It is expected that the number of poor people [in the U.S.], will grow to 90 million by 2010, while at least 59 million will join the ranks of the unemployed, as stated by the Central Bank president Robert Zoellick.” (IPS) There's nothing coincidental that Venezuela is one of four countries in the world that advanced four positions in terms of Human Development Index according to the United Nations Human Development Report 2009. And it is no coincidence that, according to the report, we are the country with the best distribution of income across Our America, that is, with the best rate, to use Bolivar’s term, of established and practiced equality."

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.”

Noam Chomsky Meets with Chavez in Venezuela (tags)

"Chomsky said the growing disappointment with the Obama administration in the U.S. was predictable because the corporate media marketed Obama's presidential candidacy on the slogan of "Change We Can Believe In" but omitted concrete proposals for effective changes, and the Obama administration has since shown an incapacity to institute such changes."

Documentary: Massacre of El Amparo: 20 years of impunity (Venezuela) (tags)

Descargue un documental sobre la Masacre de El Amparo, ocurrida el año 1988 en Venezuela / Download documentary on the Massacre of El Amparo, happened a year 1988 in Venezuela

Global Depression and Regional Wars - Part II (tags)

continued imperial plunder

BTL:Venezuela Transfers Private Radio Licenses to Community Media Groups (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

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. "

OBAMA'S FIRST MILITARY COUP (tags)

[Note: As of 11:15am, Caracas time, President Zelaya is speaking live on Telesur from San Jose, Costa Rica. He has verified the soldiers entered his residence in the early morning hours, firing guns and threatening to kill him and his family if he resisted the coup. He was forced to go with the soldiers who took him to the air base and flew him to Costa Rica. He has requested the U.S. Government make a public statement condemning the coup, otherwise, it will indicate their compliance.] Caracas, Venezuela - The text message that beeped on my cell phone this morning read “Alert, Zelaya has been kidnapped, coup d’etat underway in Honduras, spread the word.” It’s a rude awakening for a Sunday morning, especially for the millions of Hondurans that were preparing to exercise their sacred right to vote today for the first time on a consultative referendum concerning the future convening of a constitutional assembly to reform the constitution. Supposedly at the center of the controversary is today’s scheduled referendum, which is not a binding vote but merely an opinion poll to determine whether or not a majority of Hondurans desire to eventually enter into a process to modify their constitution.

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.

Entrevista a El Libertario (Venezuela-junio/2009) (tags)

* Desde Madrid el grupo Star, vinculado a la Federación Ibérica de Juventudes Anarquistas - FIJA, ha planteado interrogantes cuyas respuestas permiten saber en detalle y con actualidad lo que se está haciendo y diciendo desde el conocido vocero ácrata venezolano.

Campaign against the assassination of workers in Venezuela (tags)

* El Libertario www.nodo50.org/ellibertario has joined this campaign and we’re trying to divulge this initiative in an attempt to confront the hired killers that are taking the lives of labor activists in this country.

Campaña contra asesinatos obreros en Venezuela (tags)

* Desde El Libertario www.nodo50.org/ellibertario nos hemos sumado y estamos esforzándonos por divulgar esta iniciativa, que busca enfrentar al sicariato que está segando la vida de activistas sindicales en el país.

July Delegation to Venezuela: Human Rights, Food Sovereignty & Social Change (tags)

July Delegation to Venezuela: Human Rights, Food Sovereignty & Social Change The Alberto Lovera Bolivarian Circle of NY invites you to join us in July for a 10-day trip to Venezuela examining advances in food sovereignty and other initiatives for social change.

July Delegation to Venezuela: Human Rights, Food Sovereignty & Social Change (tags)

July Delegation to Venezuela: Human Rights, Food Sovereignty & Social Change The Alberto Lovera Bolivarian Circle of NY invites you to join us in July for a 10-day trip to Venezuela examining advances in food sovereignty and other initiatives for social change.

July Delegation to Venezuela: Human Rights, Food Sovereignty & Social Change (tags)

July Delegation to Venezuela: Human Rights, Food Sovereignty & Social Change The Alberto Lovera Bolivarian Circle of NY invites you to join us in July for a 10-day trip to Venezuela examining advances in food sovereignty and other initiatives for social change.

Venezuela: El Libertario warns of possible sentence to the 14 SIDOR workers (tags)

* After taking part in a demonstration for lack of job security in 2006, 14 workers of contractor “Transportes Camila de SIDOR” could be sentenced to 5 to 10 years in jail.

Venezuela: The People’s Struggle is the Best Response to the Crisis! (tags)

* Soon El Libertario #56 will be available in the street and on the Internet (www.nodo50.org/ellibertario). El Libertario is the voice of free ideas and independent social movements in Venezuela and Latin America. As a preview of its usual combative, irreverent and uncompromising position with regard to authoritarian power and oppression, here's the editorial:

Guatemala and other central American countries becoming more violent than Mexico (tags)

Two armed U.S. DEA helicopters intercepted and fired on a smugglers operating from a light aircraft in far eastern Honduras, causing the aircraft to crash killing the lone pilot

Venezuela: Why Unlimited Re-election is Bad for the Revolution (tags)

A supporter of Hugo Chavez' anti-imperialist efforts explains why he is nevertheless opposed to Venezuela's recent constitutional amendment abolishing term limits.

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.

Y seguía hablando Chávez.. (tags)

º Luego del reciente resultado electoral en Venezuela, con el triunfo de la propuesta que autoriza la reelección indefinida del actual gobernante, he aquí una opinión sobre el tema desde el anarquismo latinoamericano.

Bolivarianism Triumphs in Referendum Vote (tags)

democracy in Venezuela

AJLPP HAILS CHAVEZ VICTORY (tags)

The AJLPP learned from media sources that  Venezuelan voters gave President Hugo Chavez a resounding victory Sunday on a constitutional amendment that will allow him to run for reelection indefinitely.With 94% of votes counted, the National Electoral Commission said "yes" votes outnumbered "no" by nearly 1 million, 54.3% to 45.7%.The AJLPP hailed Chavez victory as a victory for the people of Latin America and all countries that want to be independent and self-determined.

Bashing Venezuelan Democracy (tags)

The dominant media again on the rampage.

Venezuela: No concentration of power is ever revolutionary (tags)

*As Chavez attempts to allow indefinite presidential reelections for himself by way of the approval of the Referendum for Constitutional amendment, anarchists publish this declaration, which is also the Editorial of El Libertario #55, January-February 2009 (now on line, in Spanish www.nodo50.org/ellibertario).

Venezuela: Trade unionism between the servile bureaucracy and the hired killers (tags)

* In the difficult times being experienced by the Venezuelan labour movement, perhaps the most dramatic issue have been the criminal acts that kills tens of trade unionists to the passivity of the pseudo-revolutionary government and the silence of his admirers from outside the country. It speaks about it this text of El Libertario # 55, January-February 2009.

Venezuela: Trade unionism between the servile bureaucracy and the hired killers (tags)

* In the difficult times being experienced by the Venezuelan labour movement, perhaps the most dramatic issue have been the criminal acts that kills tens of trade unionists to the passivity of the pseudo-revolutionary government and the silence of his admirers from outside the country. It speaks about it this text of El Libertario # 55, January-February 2009.

Understanding the origin of public insecurity (tags)

* Article originally published in spanish language in El Libertario, Venezuela, # 54, September-October 2008, that analyzes and goes over the problem of criminal violence through its social impact on contemporary Venezuela.

Noam Chomsky (tags)

Religious fundamentalism

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.

The Shortwave Report 9/26 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.

New Coup D'Etat Rumblings in Venezuela (tags)

Bush continues to target Chavez.

Corporate Media Bash New Chavez New Enabling Law Decrees (tags)

Corporate media denigrate Venezuelan democracy.

Hugo Chavez Spearheads the South American Revolution (tags)

How Venezuela is leading the revolutionary integration of South America

Venezuela: The nationalisation of Banco de Venezuela (tags)

Bolivarian Revolution

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.

Lo que Hugo Chávez y su canciller deberían saber (tags)

Resulta poco creíble que ignoren que la candidatura del clérigo-presidente Fernando Lugo fue fuertemente apoyada por James Cason, ahijado político de Otto Reich, y desestabilizador estrella de la Administración de W. Bush

Chavez Revamps His Intelligence Services: The Corporate Media React (tags)

The anti-Chavez campaign continues.

Washington Planning to "Checkmate" Chavez (tags)

Washington planning to oust Chavez.

Disturbing 2008 Global Peace Index Report (tags)

GPI unfairly targets Venezuela.

Spinning the News - the FARC-EP Files, Venezuela and Interpol (tags)

Interpol report suggests FARC-EP files are fake.

Grow Them Young, Pay Them Well - anti-Chavistas, That Is (tags)

Who said crime doesn't pay? Read on.

¿Es Venezuela un país militarizado? (tags)

Como un ejemplo para constatar el grado de militarización que el gobierno de Hugo Chávez ha impuesto en estos 9 años, aquí va una lista -incompleta- de actuales funcionarios gubernamentales de primer rango provenientes de la milicia venezolana.

Ayer y Hoy del Anarquismo en Venezuela (tags)

* He aquí un apretado bosquejo de la huella libertaria en el proceso histórico de este país, preparado por integrantes del Colectivo Editor de El Libertario www.nodo50.org/ellibertario. Esperamos que sirva como referencia útil para quienes se interesen en el tema.

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.

Six Years Ago: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (tags)

the importance of the peoples' uprising in April 2002 that returned Hugo Chavez to power (http://amleft.blogspot.com/2008_04_01_amleft_archive.html#1824647354471283476)

BBC: Imperial Tool (tags)

People confuse what BBC reports with news.

TODAY: Internet Forum by Cuban Students about the Cuban Five (tags)

The main purpose of the forum will be to discuss what Cuban university students and those in the rest of the world could do to help the release of the Five Cuban men, who were arrested for having infiltrated Miami- based anti-Cuba groups and trying to prevent criminal actions against the island.

The New York Times v. Hugo Chavez (tags)

NYT vilification of Hugo Chavez

Bush v. Chavez - An Update (tags)

Continued Bush administration efforts to destabilize Venezuela.

Bush and Uribe v. Chavez and Correa (tags)

The latest made in USA regional mischief.

South American anarchists and anti-militarists say NO to war (tags)

* The threat of armed conflict involving the governments of Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela has mobilized anarchists and anti-militarists across the continent, in words and in action, to repudiate what would be a monstrous aggression by state powers against our peoples. Below there are two documents that call for struggle against this evil.

Suramérica: anarquistas y antimilitaristas decimos NO a la guerra (tags)

* Ante la amenaza de conflicto bélico que involucra a los gobiernos de Colombia, Ecuador y Venezuela, anarquistas y antimilitaristas del continente comenzamos a movilizarnos a través de la palabra y la acción para repudiar lo que sería una monstruosa agresión del poder estatal contra nuestros pueblos. He aquí dos documentos que llaman a enfrentar semejante barbaridad.

Bush and ExxonMobil v. Chavez (tags)

The latest salvo in Bush v. Chavez.

Venezuela: ... ¡lucha autónoma desde abajo! (tags)

* Comienza a circular el # 52 de El Libertario www.nodo50.org/ellibertario, en cuyo editorial se reafirma el compromiso de este vocero del anarquismo venezolano por mantener una visión crítica sin concesiones sobre la realidad del país, así como su propuesta de lucha consecuente en favor de la libertad e igualdad en solidaridad.

Venezuela: ... Autonomous struggle from the ground up! (tags)

* Issue #52 of El Libertario is out www.nodo50.org/ellibertario. In its editorial we reaffirm the commitment of this voice of Venezuelan anarchism to maintain a critical viewpoint on the country's realities, as well as our stand in solidarity with the struggle for liberty and equality.

Rediscovering the Arusha Declaration and Abandoning the NGO Model: (tags)

Selma James and Andaiye chart a path from the 60s to Tomorrow

Two prominent international women's movement leaders visited Los Angeles in December as a part of a special North American tour. Selma James of London and Andaiye of Guyana spoke to a packed room at the Southern California Library on what we can learn from the past and present of autonomous socialist organizing in the Global South. Both women organize with the Global Women's Strike, which calls for recognition of and payment for all unwaged work, and an end to the twin terrors of poverty and war. The Strike's signature event is an annual work stoppage on International Women's Day, March 8.

Photo by Sidney Ross-Risden: right to left — Selma James, host Margaret Prescod, and Andaiye

Todo listo para operación humanitaria en Colombia (tags)

En declaraciones desde la Casa de Nariño, el Comisionado para la Paz, Luis Carlos Restrepo, expresó la disposición del gobierno a garantizar el rápido desarrollo de la operación, que sería realizada de conjunto entre Venezuela, Colombia y el Comité Internacional de la Cruz Roja (CICR)

Ritual Gloating Postmortems - The Corporate Media v. Hugo Chavez (tags)

Relentless media bashing of Hugo Chavez.

Pagtatangol sa Sosyalismo. Tungkulin ng mga Chavista sa Venezuela (tags)

Pagtatangol sa Sosyalismo. Tungkulin ng mga Chavista sa Venezuela Los Angeles--Pagkaraang dumanas ng pagkabigo sa referendum na sana ay magkokonosolida sa sosyalismo sa Venezuela nong Disyembre 7,2007 ibinaling ng Partido ng Pagkakaisa Para sa Sosyalismo ang kanilang atensyon sa pagkokonsolida ng kanilang pwesa. Inamin ni Presidente Hugo Chavez ang kamalian ng pagkaabante sa kakayahan ng masa na tumanggap ng pagbabago. Gayunman kinilala niya na maliit lamang ang lamang ng panalo ng oposisyon-50.7% laban sa 49.7% ng mga sosyalista. Gaya ng resulta ngh referendum. Malaking porsyento ng bomoto kay Chavez ang hindi bomoto o nagabstain.Maaalalang nanalo si Chavez ng malaking kalamangan san akraang halalan sa pagkapagulo isang taon pa lamang ang nakaraan. Ihiharap sa nakaraang refrendum ang mga pagbagaong tutn go sana sa sosyalismo na umaabot sa 69 emyeda hiil sa pagbabago ng taning sa panunugkulan ni Chavez na ginawang isyu ng kanyang mga kalaban. Nagbibintang ang mga oposisyong maka-US nang diumano ay pag-agaw ng kapangyarihan o isang kudeta ni Chavez ang referendum noong Disyembre. Pinatunayan na maginoong tinanggap ni Chavez ang pagkatalo at natuto sa mga pagkakamali sa kampanya. Kabuluhan ng Pangyayari sa Latin Amerika “Malaki ang kabuluhan sa mga bansa sa Latin Amerika ng pagbabagong pulitikal sa Venezuela.” Ayon kay Brian Becker, koordinador ng International ANSWER sa Estados Unidos nang siya ay hingan ng pahayag ng AJLPP hinggil sa usaping ito. “Mahirap para sa sosyalista na magmaniobra sa ialim ng estadong gumagamit ng burges na pulitika at pamamaraan tulad ng eleksyon at mga referendum. Kailgang handa ang mga sosyalista sa armadong panghihimasok ng US at mga kasapakat niotng burgesya sa Venezuela dahil hindi sila titigil na manggulo sa loob ng bansa.” “ Pinaaalahanan na ni Fidel Castro ng Cuba si President Hugo Chavez na mag-ingat at umiwas sa pagtatangkang siya ay patayin sa asasinasyon ng CIA at nga kanyang mga kaaway. Walang mawawala sa mga Chavista kung sila ay mag-iingat ayon kay Becker.

Frente a la derrota de Chávez en el referéndum (tags)

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Venezuela's Social Democracy Hits A Speed Bump (tags)

Venezuela's democratic spirit will rebound from Sunday's electoral setback.

Venezuela: The referendum defeat - What does it mean? (tags)

At about 1am, after a long delay, the Venezuelan National Electoral Commission announced the results of the referendum on constitutional reform. The proposals for constitutional change were defeated by the narrowest of margins, with 4,504,354 votes against, (50.70%) and 4,379,392, (49.29%) for the YES. Soon afterwards, president Chávez was on the television accepting the results. He said that the proposed reforms had not been approved "for now", but that he would continue to struggle to build socialism. The result, as could be expected, was greeted with jubilation by the right wing opposition and all the reactionary forces. For the first time in almost a decade they have secured a victory. There were scenes of jubilation in the well-off middle class areas of Caracas. "At last we have shown that Chavez can be defeated! At last the slide towards communism has been stopped! At last we have given the rabble a lesson!" The joy of the reactionaries is both premature and exaggerated. A glance at the results shows that the voting strength of the opposition has barely increased. If you compare these results (after 88% of the votes had been counted) with the 2006 presidential elections, the opposition has only increased about 100,000 votes, but Chávez lost 2.8 million. These votes did not go to the opposition but rather to abstention. This means that support for the counter-revolution has not significantly increased from its highest point one year ago. How the bourgeoisie "informs" public opinion

LIVE Venezuela Election News! (tags)

LIVE Venezuela Election News!

¡Sí! ¡Con Venezuela Bolivariana! (tags)

Información de nuestra Venezuela Bolivariana

"A People Under Fire" (tags)

VENEZUELA, whose people inherited from Bolívar ideas that transcended their time, now face an international dictatorship a thousand times more powerful than the Spanish colonial power and the newly-formed republic of the United States, which, via Monroe, proclaimed its right to the continent’s natural resources and the sweat of its people.

CIA SET TO DESTABALIZE ARGENTINA (tags)

Operation "Pliers" intercept shows CIA set to stage coup in Argentina.

Cuba’s Solidarity Miracle (tags)

Cuban cooperation with Third World moving ahead.

CIA Operation "Pliers" Uncovered in Venezuela (tags)

Last night CNN en Español aired the above image, which captions at the bottom "Who Killed him?" by "accident". The image of President Chavez with the caption about killing him below, which some could say subliminally incites to assassination, was a "production error" mistakenly made in the CNN en Español newsroom. The news anchor had been narrarating a story about the situation between Colombia and Venezuela and then switched to a story about an unsolved homicide but - oops - someone forgot to change the screen image and President Chavez was left with the killing statement below. Today they apologized and admitted it was a rather "unfortunate" and "regrettable" mistake. Yes, it was. On a scarier note, an internal CIA memorandum has been obtained by Venezuelan counterintelligence from the US Embassy in Caracas that reveals a very sinister - almost fantastical, were it not true - plan to destabilize Venezuela during the coming days. The plan, titled "OPERATION PLIERS" was authored by CIA Officer Michael Middleton Steere and was addressed to CIA Director General Michael Hayden in Washington. Steere is stationed at the US Embassy in Caracas under the guise of a Regional Affairs Officer. The internal memorandum, dated November 20, 2007, references the "Advances of the Final Stage of Operation Pliers", and confirms that the operation is coordinated by the team of Human Intelligence (HUMINT) in Venezuela. The memo summarizes the different scenarios that the CIA has been working on in Venezuela for the upcoming referendum vote on December 2nd. The Electoral Scenario, as it's phrased, confirms that the voting tendencies will not change substantially before Sunday, December 2nd, and that the SI (YES) vote in favor of the constitutional reform has an advantage of about 10-13 points over the NO vote. The CIA estimates abstention around 60% and states in the memo that this voting tendency is irreversible before the elections.

Venezuela: The economic tug of war between revolution and counter-revolution (tags)

A recent report from Datanalisis (1) [the Venezuelan statistical service] revealed what already many people knew and suffered from. Scarcity of basic foodstuff is becoming intolerable. This study established that milk, beef and sugar have become very difficult to find. Other products like chicken, cooking oil, cheese, sardines and black beans are also very scarce. The analysts who compiled the report interviewed 800 people in some 60 different shops, supermarkets and markets, both in the private sector and the public distribution network, Mercal. 73,3% of the places visited had no milk powder for sale. 51,7% no longer had refined sugar, 40% had no cooking oil, and 26,7% no black beans, a basic staple in Venezuela. Two thirds of the shoppers declared that they experienced food scarcity to one degree or another in the shops where they usually buy. Queues of a few hours, sometimes up to four hours, to buy some milk are no longer the exception. This is reminiscent of the situation in Chile when wholesale economic sabotage was used against the left-wing Popular Unity government of the 1970s. Without giving in to the panic stories and exaggerated reports of the right-wing media, we must understand that this is a serious situation. The bosses have even threatened to extend this situation into the first quarter of 2008, especially because of the uncertainties related to the questions of private property included in the new constitutional reform. They are grabbing the revolution by its throat.

Hundreds of thousands of students march for Chavez and "yes" in the referendum (tags)

They came in their tens of thousands, in their hundreds of thousands. They came from schools, from colleges, from universities, from teachers' unions and trade unions, and from the Social Missions concerned with education. They came in their red shirts with different names but all saying the same thing, Si in the referendum. Here in Venezuela learning is on the order of the day. Everyone is studying in one way or another, everyone is a student, so they came in all ages. We gathered in the Plaza de Venezuela and as each minute passed we grew in numbers. In all parts of the gathering crowd there were sound systems belting out different rhythms and people were dancing, singing and shouting slogans. It was a carnival atmosphere with a serious message. The small group of students also dressed in red but with No placards quickly disappeared after having been confronted by revolutionary students shouting "No pasaran", they shall not pass. We moved off chanting slogans such as "Eduacion Primero para el hijo del obrero; Educacion después para el hijo del burgues" (Firstly, the children of workers should be educated and only then the children of the bourgeoisie), "Obreros y Estudiantes, Unidos en Combate" (Workers and Students united in Struggle) and very importantly "Alerta, Alerta, Alerta Camarada, Que ya esta Preparada la Resistencia Armada" (Watch out Comrades, Armed Resistance is Ready). As the slogans were shouted red flags were being waved.

Lucha de clases en Europa/Bolivia/Venezuela... (tags)

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Venezuela: the counter-revolution raises its head (tags)

In Venezuela the forces of the counterrevolution are engaged in an all-out offensive against Chavez and the Revolution. Right-wing students stage armed provocations on the campuses and the streets. The bourgeois media, nationally and internationally, are whipping up a campaign of hysteria against "tyranny" and "dictatorship". US imperialism, with the help of Juan Carlos and the Spanish bourgeoisie, is striving to isolate Venezuela and create an anti-revolutionary bloc in Latin America, based on Brazil and Colombia, Chile and Argentina. As on previous occasions - the coup of 2002, the bosses' lockout, the recall referendum and the elections of 2005 and 2006, the reactionaries are using the slogan of supposed "defence of democracy" as a means of mobilizing the counterrevolutionary forces, creating a climate of fear and instability in order to prepare the ground for a right-wing coup. In the present battle who is opposed to the reform of the Constitution? Fedecamara, that is, the landlords, bankers and capitalists, the Episcopal Conference, representing the reactionary hierarchy of the Church, the right-wing media and imperialism. On the other side of the barricades are the workers and peasants, the poor and dispossessed, the revolutionary youth and the progressive intelligentsia: in other words, all the living forces of Venezuelan society. Why does the ruling class hate the constitutional reform? They say it is because Chavez wishes to introduce a dictatorship, to be a President elected for life and so on. But the reformed constitution does not concede such powers or anything like them. It merely removes the restriction on standing for President more than twice. In Europe there is no such limitation. Sarkozy and Merkel can stand as often as they like. So can Gordon Brown. And in any case, the reformed constitution only allows Chavez to stand for election. It will be up to the people whether they elect him or not.

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.

INSURGENTES against Venezuela´s constitutional reform (tags)

* Various organizations and individuals within Venezuela, each with a history of social struggle and each bringing with them diverse proposals from the anti-authoritarian and critical left, have assembled in the space of INSURGENTES (INSURGENTS) to forge a position against the proposed constitutional “reform” offered by the republic’s President, Hugo Chavez Frias.

Venezuela: another coupe in the works? (tags)

On Monday, November 5th, the campaign for the constitutional reform referendum in Venezuela was stepped up with the call by retired general Baduel for a NO vote. General Baduel was a close collaborator of Chávez and remained loyal to him during the April 2002 military coup which briefly ousted him. In July of this year he resigned from his position as Defence Minister and retired from active military office. His attacks on the constitutional reform are part of a concerted campaign by the ruling class to prevent it from being approved in a referendum which will take place on December 2nd. The amendments to the 1999 Venezuelan revolution were announced by Chávez after his election victory in December 2006 with the stated aim of bringing the Constitution into line with "Socialism of the 21st century". They were then formally proposed by Chávez in July, discussed throughout the country and passed with a whole series of modifications and additions by the National Assembly on November 2nd.

The Bank of the South: An Alternative to IMF and World Bank Dominance (tags)

Latin America's alternative to the IMF and World Bank

COALITION FOR ANIMAL FREEDOM (tags)

PETITION ON LINE

Cuando la incongruencia se disfraza de “Solidaridad Libertaria” (tags)

* Desde El Libertario de Venezuela, hacemos público nuestro desagrado y protesta ante lo que puede considerarse como una orientación política precisa por parte de Solidaridad Libertaria (vocero del Grupo de Acción Social de la CGT de Burgos, España) promoviendo una imposible afinidad entre el anarquismo y la práctica e ideas que sustentan al actual gobierno venezolano.

Venezuela today: complexities and outright lies (tags)

* A member of the editorial collective of El Libertario (www.nodo50.org/ellibertario; in Spanish & English) prepared this article for the 6th edition of the Costa Rican (A) journal La Libertad [September 2007; http://revistalalibertad.blogspot.com] in response to an inconsistent effort to establish impossible affinities between Chavism and Anarchism.

U.S Presidential Campaign and Policy Towards Cuba nd Venezuela (tags)

solidarity with the Cuban and Venezuelan revolutions

Watch- No Volveran - The Venezuelan Revolution Now online (tags)

Bolivarian Revolution

America and Venezuela - Constitutional Worlds Apart (tags)

Real democracy in Venezuela compared to the fake kind here.

Caracas discusses Leon Trotsky on the anniversary of his assassination (tags)

Permanent REvolution

El Libertario-Venezuela: Solidaridad para avivar la llam(A) (tags)

* Llamado en busca del respaldo que necesita esta conocida publicación anarquista venezolana para proseguir su labor como vocero libertario de ideas y acción.

La Venezuela de hoy: de complejidades y mentiras completas (tags)

* Un integrante del Colectivo Editor de El Libertario preparó este artículo para el # 6 de la revista costarricense La Libertad, respondiendo a un inconsistente esfuerzo por establecer afinidades imposibles entre chavismo y anarquismo.

Venezuela: Izquierda no chavista dialoga y reafirma sus compromisos (tags)

El pasado 5 de agosto, activistas y militantes de diferentes corrientes y ciudades del país participaron en el "Diálogo (a)bierto: Izquierda no chavista y revolución", realizado en Caracas. El objetivo del evento fue abrir uno de los tantos espacios necesarios para la reconstrucción y recuperación de un tejido social autónomo de base entre los diferentes movimientos sociales y populares

Venezuela: The struggle for nationalisation continutes (tags)

Sanitarios Maracay

2 of the Miami Five have Birthdays in August and Appeals Case Update (tags)

Jailed for Fighting Terrorism

Reviewing Linda McQuaig's "It's the Crude, Dude" (tags)

War, oil, Iraq, Big Oil, global warming and more in one package.

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

The Record of the Newspaper of Record (tags)

Exposing the New York Times' shameless reporting on Venezuela.

The World Bank's Customers Are Disappearing (tags)

Many developing countries that gained needed credits only on World Bank conditions are poorer today than before. The Good News is that the cartel of creditors is dissolving. Former debtors threaten to become independent.

Manifiesto solidario con anarquistas y movimientos sociales en Venezuela (tags)

El periódico Tierra y Libertad -vocero de la Federación Anarquista Ibérica- publica en su # 227 de junio de 2007, este manifiesto de la Internacional de Federaciones Anarquistas en apoyo a quienes hoy en Venezuela enfrentan tanto al proyecto capitalista burocratico del chavismo como a sus oponentes socialdemócratas y de derechas.

Venezuela's Withdrawal from the IMF and the World Bank (tags)

With their emancipation from the Bretton Woods institutions, the states of Latin America now try to lessen their dependence. A Bank of the South could assume the role of structural creditor in the future.

Wall Street Journal's Looking Glass World (tags)

Made in Washington street protests threaten Venezuela

Chavez strikes deal with Goebbels Murdoch (tags)

Goebbels to run Venezuela's media.

The Misuse of gandhi: the case of CANVAS (tags)

here is an organisation called CANVAS that misuses Gandhis non-violent philosophy, in order to bring down states that dont obey the Washington consensus...i bet few have heard of them.

Cuba Protests at UN over Washington’s Terror Policy (tags)

Cuba accused the United States of maintaining a double standard policy on the fight against terrorism, in a letter sent Thursday to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon.

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:

Fight for Justice Campaign (tags)

While in the name of the fight against terrorism, hundreds of thousands of people have died in Iraq and Afghanistan, and others - arbitrarily detained - are tortured in Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo, the United States government protects the most notorious terrorist in this hemisphere...

Stars for Cuba, Venezuela, and Bolivia laid on Hollywood Walk of Fame (tags)

Three stars were placed on the famous Hollywood sidewalk, in a ceremony that was part of a national call to defend Cuba Venezuela, and Bolivia.

Navigating the web of lies and hoaxes seeded against Venezuela’s Government (tags)

VHeadline en Español News Editor Jesus Nery Barrios writes: Continuing our cyber crusade, navigating the web of lies and hoaxes seeded against Venezuela’s Bolivarian Government, President Hugo Chavez and its brave people in the mainstream media, and to show readers the other side of the coin, allowing them to achieve some balance in the information they receive and to arrive at their own conclusions, we find yet another oft-reiterated topic concerning the land of Simon Bolivar, Luis Aparicio and Jacinto Convit (the Venezuelan physician who discovered a vaccine for leprosy).

I fully agree: “There IS a strategy against freedom of expression in Venezuela” (tags)

VHeadline en Español News Editor Jesus Nery Barrios writes: On Sunday, March 18, at the 63rd half-yearly meeting of the Inter American Press Association (IAPA) in Bogota, its chairman, Rafael Molina said that “there is a strategy against freedom of expression in Venezuela” ... a statement with which I fully agree.

Venezuela's RCTV Acts of Sedition (tags)

Hugo Chavez within the law acting against a flagrant media lawbreaker.

Follow Chavez's Lead; Nationalize US Oil (tags)

Chavez took the needed step of nationalizing Venezuela's petroleum reserves to prevent multinational corporations (ie., Exxon-Mobil)from theft of resources. Here in US, we would be wise to follow Chavez's example..

BTL:Hugo Chavez Deepens Venezuela's Social and Economic Transformation (tags)

Interview with Steve Ellner, professor of economic history at the Universidad de Oriente in Venezuela, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Irrational fear of Cuba dissected (tags)

A Miami Herald commentator, who specializes in bashing Cuba's Fidel Castro and Venezuela's Hugo Chavez travels all the way to India, only to find that Castro and Chavez are very popular there. He tries, but fails, to convince his audiences that live in Venezuela is hell. I analyze his pitiful attempt.

Chavez forgives Nicaragua's debt to Venezuela (tags)

Chavez forgives Nicaraguas debt to Venezuela Lets see the rich first world behave as magnanimously! VIVA CHAVEZ

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.

Video: Venezuela- Sanitarios Maracay under workers control (tags)

Solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution

Chavez gana las elecciones (tags)

El presidente venezolano, Hugo Chávez, fue reelegido con una amplio apoyo al obtener un 65,35% de los votos, lo que lo coloca al frente del gobierno hasta el 2013. Su rival, Manuel Rosales, no logró superar el 38,8% de los sufragios, y ya reconoció su derrota.

EVA GOLINGER'S NEW BOOK - BUSH VS. CHAVEZ (tags)

HOW THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION IS TRYING TO UNDERMINE HUGO CHAVEZ

Venezuela, Elections 2006: Anarchists Speak (tags)

From the Commision of Anarchist Relations (Comision de Relaciones Anarquistas) and its organ El Libertario, we disseminate three texts in which we publically express our perspective on the upcoming Venezuelan elections of December 3, 2006.

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.

ALVARO VARGAS LLOSA SENDS HUGO CHAVEZ TO DANTE'S INFERNO (tags)

CONSERVATIVE THINK TANK WRITER SAVAGES HUGO CHAVEZ

JOURNALISM, WALL STREET JOURNAL-STYLE (tags)

HOW THE WALL STREET JOURNAL SAVAGES HUGO CHAVEZ

Reportaje desde Oaxaca / Elecciones en Venezuela... (tags)

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HUGO CHAVEZ'S NEW WORLD VISION (tags)

THE SPIRIT OF THE BOLIVARIAN REVOLUTION

RISE UP AGAINST THE EMPIRE (tags)

ADDRESS TO THE UNITED NATIONS

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"

ALTERNATIVES TO THE COLLAPSED WTO DOHA ROUND TALKS (tags)

ALTERNATIVES TO THE FAILED WTO WORLD TRADE MODEL.

Otro hombre de la CIA para Cuba y Venezuela (tags)

En su apuro por desestabilizar Cuba, EE.UU. ha creado un director de misión de la CIA para La Habana y Caracas para el espionaje y las estrategias de inteligencia

VENEZUELA LEADING THE RACE FOR THE UN SECURITY COUNCIL SEAT (tags)

VENEZUELA AHEAD IN RACE FOR UN LATIN AMERICAN SECURITY COUNCIL SEAT

En el futuro las batallas serán con las ideas (tags)

Miles de personas se reunieron en los históricos predios universitarios de la ciudad de Córdoba para escuchar a los presidentes de Cuba, Fidel Castro, y de Venezuela, Hugo Chávez, en un acto popular realizado al término de la XXX Cumbre del MERCOSUR.

LA Based Pandemic Studios Creates Videogame with Venezuela Invasion Theme (tags)

"Mercenaries 2: World in Flames," created by Los Angeles based Pandemic/Bioware Studios, simulates a mercenary invasion of Venezuela in the year 2007. Pandemic is a subcontractor for the US Army and CIA funded Institute for Creative Technologies, which uses Hollywood techniques to mount war simulations in California's high desert in order to conduct military training. "Mercenaries 2: World in Flames" simulates destruction in downtown Caracas, and promises to leave no part of Venezuela untouched.

Women, Autonomy & Creating a Caring Economy in Venezuela (tags)

Support for the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela continues to grow, including in Los Angeles where grassroots communities gathered June 24 for a public event on Women, Autonomy & Creating a Caring Economy in Venezuela.

MESSAGE OF SOLIDARITY FROM VENEZUELA WITH THE SOUTH CENTRAL FARMERS (tags)

Statement of solidarity from Venezuela with the South Central Farmers obtained through a transmission made between Los Angeles and two Venezuelan radios: Radio Nacional , and radio YVKE/MUNDIAL as part of the international solidarity events to take place between July 7 and July 10, 2006.

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (tags)

On April 12th 2002 the world awoke to the news that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez had been removed from office and had been replaced by a new interim government. What had in fact taken place was the first Latin American coup of the 21st century, and the world's first media coup...

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL CALLS HUGO CHAVEZ A THREAT TO WORLD PEACE (tags)

RESPONSE TO WALL STREET JOURNAL LIES ABOUT HUGO CHAVEZ

LATEST CONFRONTATION BETWEEN US EMPIRE AND EVO MORALES AND HUGO CHAVEZ (tags)

US EMPIRE CONFRONTS EVO MORALES AND HUGO CHAVEZ

VENEZUELA GRANDEST OF GRAND PRIZES FOR US (tags)

NEW ESTIMATES OF VENEZUELA'S OIL RESERVES MAKES IT GRANDEST OF GRAND PRIZES TO US

SOLIDARITY STREET DEMONSTRATIONS DEMAND US KEEP HANDS OFF VENEZUELA AND CUBA (tags)

National and worldwide demonstrations demand US keep hands off Venezuela and Cuba

Journalism 101: LA Times parrots for ExxonMobil/CIA in regards to Bolivia (tags)

The LA Times maintains it's edge as corporate cheerleader.

A la luz del ALBA... (tags)

ACUERDO PARA LA APLICACIÓN DE LA ALTERNATIVA BOLIVARIANA PARA LOS PUEBLOS DE NUESTRA AMÉRICA Y EL TRATADO DE COMERCIO DE LOS PUEBLOS

New documentary about Venezuela (tags)

Grabado en 2005, "Un mundo por ganar" aprovecha la presencia en Venezuela de 15.000 jóvenes de 140 países para preguntarse por el apoyo a la revolución bolivariana y el impacto que está teniendo en el resto del mundo.

Macho Men and State Capitalism - Is Another World Possible? (tags)

* Latin America is boiling with revolutionary potential these days that could redefine economics, politics and social relations. But sometimos things aren't always as they seem. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is widely seen to be at the center of Latin America's transformation by building a regional trade bloc through the creation of ALBA and Venezuela's membership in Mercosur to oppose U.S. dominance and its constant push for free trade agreements with Latin American governments.

FIDEL ORDERED CHAVEZ' RESCUE (tags)

In the book "Fidel Castro, a two-voiced biography," published by the Debate Publishing House, the Cuban president told Ignacio Ramonet information not previously released about the events of April 2002 in Venezuela.

Meet Tuesdays 6:30 PM to plan May 20 US Hands off Cuba/Venezuela (tags)

Join us to help build the May 20 Los Angeles demonstration against US intervention in Cuba and Venezuela. The meetings are every Tuesday until May 20. @ UCLA Downtown Labor Center, 675 S. Park View Street, Los Angeles (between 7th Street and Wilshire Blvd.). See Cuba Solidarity (cubasolidarity.com) for more information on the national mobilizations. On May 20 this year Mr. Bush will announce further attacks on Cuban sovereignty and everyone's right to travel and trade with Cuba.

Bashing Chavez at The Times: How Dare He Do Good With Oil Revenues! (tags)

The nation’s leading newspaper calls Chavez a threat to the U.S. for using Venezuela’s new oil wealth to aid development and help the poor in Latin America.

THE WAR DRUMS ARE BEATING AND SENDING A CLEAR MESSAGE (tags)

AN ACCOUNT OF LIKELY US MILITARY OR OTHER ACTION TO OUST HUGO CHAVEZ

Joint Terrorism Task Force Questions Professor (tags)

Dr. Miguel Tinker Salas, Pamona College Professor of Latin American Studies is visited by LA County Sheriffs/FBI Joint Task Force on Terrorism.

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.

From Iraq to Los Angeles: Women Resist Around the World (tags)

We will hear about women's struggles here is the US; Cuba and Venezuela and Women's role in the revolution; We will also hear about women under occupation in Iraq and Palestine. The Forum will also include an update report on March 18th anti-war organizing.

World Social Forum (tags)

President Hugo Chavez welcomed thousands of social activists at the Poliedro-Stadium in Caracas, Venezuela on January 27, 2006

The Bolivarian Revolution: A Movement of Hope and Threat (tags)

A long essay, split up into three parts, delving into the Bolivarian Revolution of Hugo Chavez, offering a fresh perspective on Latin American history and an analysis of the Revolution transforming Venezuela and the region. Print this one out and enjoy while sitting on your favorite couch or chair. This is a refreshing, well written essay worthy of some time.

One Million Strong - Bolivarian Revolution (tags)

Venezuela to build an army of one million men and women.

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.

Caracas Libertarian Declaration // January 26, 2006 (tags)

Between January 23 – 29, 2006, anarchist activists gathered in Caracas for the Alternative Social Forum, coming from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Russia, Spain, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay and Venezuela. We consider it important to establish a specifically anarchist position that speaks to our experiences and exchanges. In such a spirit we declare the following:

Declaración Libertaria de Caracas // 29 de enero, 2006 (tags)

L@s anarquistas reunid@s en Caracas con motivo del Foro Social Alternativo del 23 al 29 de enero de 2006 –procedentes de Alemania, Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil, Canadá, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, España, Estados Unidos, Francia, México, Inglaterra, Italia, Rusia, Uruguay y Venezuela- consideramos de importancia volcar una posición específicamente anarquista que dé cuenta de nuestra experiencia y de nuestros intercambios. Con ese espíritu, declaramos lo siguiente:

FSA-Caracas 2006: Respuesta y debate desde la izquierda antiautoritaria (tags)

* Del 23 al 29/01/2006, 10 organizaciones sociales y políticas venezolanas decidimos dar una respuesta por partida doble a través del Foro Social Alternativo (FSA). Grande o pequeño, lo realizado durante esa semana representó nuestra real capacidad de organización, independiente y autogestionada, acumulada tras años de actuación en este contexto tan particular.

It Would Be Funny If It Weren't So Tragic (tags)

If the U.S. spend proportionately as much as Venezuela on arms, the US military budget would be $12 billion, instead of $441 billion.

Programa completo del FSA-Caracas 2006 (tags)

º He aquí las actividades del FSA, evento que surgió en respuesta a evidentes servidumbres y limitaciones del FSM convocado en los mismos días y ciudad. Para detalles sobre las razones que motivan nuestro Foro, ver www.fsa.contrapoder.org.ve

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.

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 1/13/06 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Spain, Cuba, and Russia.

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.

Venezuela: un Cardenal sermonea sobre las Misiones (tags)

* Partiendo de lo descrito por un conocido defensor en el extranjero del actual gobierno venezolano, se examina lo que hay tras las promocionadas Misiones o programas de acción social del régimen chavista.

FSM Caracas: mortaja para los movimientos sociales venezolanos (tags)

* Un integrante del grupo promotor del Foro Social Alternativo explica por qué el Foro Social Mundial, a realizarse en enero de 2006 en Caracas, es otra vuelta de tuerca en el esfuerzo del gobierno de Chávez por impedir el desarrollo autónomo de luchas sociales consecuentes en el país.

Ni anarquismo vergonzante ni anti imperialismo desvergonzado: Réplica a P. Moras (tags)

* El equipo redactor de El Libertario, vocero de la Comisión de Relaciones Anarquistas (CRA) de Venezuela, responde a los señalamientos del artículo "Anarquismo, antiimperialismo, Cuba y Venezuela", difundido recientemente vía Internet, donde desde el desconocimiento y la falsificación se intenta descalificar nuestra perspectiva sobre la realidad venezolana.

BTL:After Opposition Parties Boycott Vote, Hugo Chavez Wins Total Control of... (tags)

...Venezuela's Parliament ~ Interview with Gregory Wilpert, sociologist and journalist living in Caracas, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

Haiti, Venezuela, Benton Harbor, New Orleans: The Grassroots Mobilizes (tags)

LA public meeting a historic coming together of grassroots struggles in the United States with the movement against US/UN occupation in Haiti and Venezuela’s ‘peaceful and democratic revolution’.

News Junkie Scott's Blog (11/19/05) (tags)

Federal reserve will no longer report M3.

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.

El Libertario: 10 años y 45 números sin dios ni amo (tags)

* La edición # 45 de El Libertario marca los 10 años de publicación ininterrumpida de un medio impreso que ha querido expresar la voluntad, la pasión y la razón por hacer del anarquismo opción válida de cambio radical para América Latina en general y Venezuela en particular.

Venezuela Purging Border Drug Plots (tags)

Venezuela Purging Border Drug Plots

The Monroe Doctrine, U.S. Imperialism and Venezuela (tags)

Bolivarian Revolution

What Country Was He Tallking About? (tags)

Anti-democratic? Fear-mongering? Socially divisive? Unable to accept blame for his errors? Are we talking about Hugo Chavez or George Bush?

Software Libre y el Socialismo del Siglo XXI (tags)

El Socialismo del Siglo XXI tiene diversas facetas. En Venezuela, tiene expresión en las misiones, en el desarrollo endógeno, en la Democracia Participativa, en la guerra al latifundio, en la cogestión con control obrero, en la alfabetización total, en el internacionalismo revolucionario y en muchos aspectos más. Sin embargo, ha pasado desapercibido el descomunal impacto del decreto 3.390 emitido en diciembre de 2004 y que establece la obligatoriedad de que el Estado migre todas sus aplicaciones informáticas hacia el Software Libre.

L@s libertari@s y el FSA-Caracas/enero 2006 (tags)

* Desde el movimiento anarquista venezolano se invita a participar en el Foro Social Alternativo de Caracas en enero de 2006, un encuentro de movimientos sociales antagónicos en respuesta al burocrático Foro Social Mundial auspiciado por el Estado venezolano.

Email Campaign and Venezuela Solidarity Day (tags)

Bolivarian Revolution

Venezuela Solidarity Day (tags)

Bolivarian Revolution

Hands off Venezuela, George! (tags)

As Hugo Chavez' revolution in Venezuela sees millions of poor Venezuelans getting their first medical care and education ever, greedy imperialists in the United States of America call for intervention to stanch this popular movement in a major Western Hemisphere producer of petroleum. Television evangelist Pat Robertson has even stated that Hugo Chavez wants to nuke New Orleans! You are invited to sign the online petition offered below to signify to the world that in your opinion George Bush should keep his nose out of Venezuela's internal politics.

Venezuela 2005: visión y respuestas desde el anarquismo (tags)

* En estos textos tomados de EL LIBERTARIO, periódico de la Comisión de Relaciones Anarquistas- CRA, se resumen las ideas y acciones que promueve actualmente el movimiento anarquista venezolano.

Bolivarian revolution takes steps against capitalism expropiating factories-landed states (tags)

Bolivarian Revolution

preliminary comments re Venezuela (tags)

included are some preliminary comments concerning Venezuela

The Marxists in the World Youth Festival (tags)

Bolivarian Revolution

Two responses to Chavez' supporters (tags)

* Interventions in a debate on Venezuela and the government of Hugo Chavez. LASolidarity mailing list

Bolivarianism can only be concretised in Marxism (tags)

Bolivarian Revolution

Venezuela's Chavez Says UN Needs a Revolution (tags)

Bolivarian Revolution

British Trade Union Congress unaimously supports Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution (tags)

Bolivarian Revolution

Venezuela: Eyewitness report from the heart of the revolution (tags)

Bolivarian Revolution

While Bush prevaricates, Venezuela offers help to US poor (tags)

Bolivarian Revolution

U.S. Hands Off Venezuela Campaign Condemns Robertson Terrorist Call (tags)

Bolivarian Revolution

WHY PAT ROBERTSON ISN'T TREATED AS A TERRORIST (tags)

ONE OF BUSH'S GOOD TERRORISTS

Political Forum - Eyewitness Report from Venezuela (tags)

Political Forum - Eyewitness Report from Venezuela and the World Festival of Youth and Students

Reacciones acerca del llamado a Asesinar al Presidente venezolano Hugo Chávez (tags)

Diferentes reacciones contra las declaraciones de incitación del religioso estadounidense Pat Robertson a favor del Magnicidio del presidente Hugo Chávez

16th WFSY - Chavez once again calls for socialism as the only way to destroy capitalism (tags)

Bolivarian Revolution

Statement of the International Marxist Tendency for the 16th WFSY (tags)

Bolivarian Revolution

TWO IMPORTANT EVENTS IN SOLIDARITY WITH CUBA & VENEZUELA (tags)

TWO IMPORTANT EVENTS IN SOLIDARITY WITH CUBA & VENEZUELA (1) Picnic; (2) Cuban Film Double Feature

Benefit Show in Orange County (tags)

This benefit show will support local youth and students in attending the 2005 World Festival of Youth and Students in Caracas, Venezuela.

Venezuela Discovers More Oil - Bush Plans Invasion (tags)

The State oil company of Venezuela confirmed the discovery of four billion square feet of natural gas in western Venezuela.

Review of the Venezuelan Revolution: a Marxist Perspective (tags)

Solidarity with the Bolivarian revolution

UNT leader Stalin Perez Borges speaking tour in California (tags)

Solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution

Chaves, the Environment and the Indigenous (tags)

Is Chavez making good on his promises? Has Chavez moved to get the illegal miners out of Indigenous lands yet?

Venezuela from below - voice of the rank and file (tags)

Bolivarian Revolution

The Bolivarian Revolution: Advances & Obstacles (tags)

For those interested in looking beyond biased mainstream media news on Venezuela, there aren’t many better options than hearing about the nation’s ongoing social and political revolution from a key advisor to President Chavez.

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.

America against Washington (tags)

The Organization of American States rejected the US proposal. The "principle of non-intervention" was affirmed, not "supervision of democracy."

Buying gasoline help Venezuela (tags)

You can buy gasoline and help Venezuela

La CIA preocupada: señal de que Latinoamérica avanza (tags)

Revolución Bolivariana

"Chavez, Venezuela, & the New Latin America", Unitarian Church, Anaheim, Friday, (tags)

The Orange County delegation to the upcoming 16th World Festival of Youth & Students in Caracas, Venezuela will present a special screening of the film, "CHAVEZ, VENEZUELA & THE NEW LATIN AMERICA", by Aleida Guevara (eldest daughter of Che Guevara)

U.S. Outburst at OAS Meeting: Chavez and the Bolivian Crisis (tags)

REPOST from The NarcoSphere Towards the end of the two-day session by the Organization of American States (OAS) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the U.S. ambassador to the organism, Roger Noriega, threw a temper tantrum.

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.

"The Way is Clear": Venezuela (tags)

Venezuela is one of the few states whose government is taking new paths against the global trend to political stagnation.. No one has the illusion that the people and the political system can change from one day to the next but the way is clear.

rEVOLUCIOnARY tRANSITION dESIGNS (tags)

The following program will typically be required of the revolutions in the Andes and throughout Latin America (the pace of adaptation and implementation may vary somewhat) :

Condoleezza Rice Insists on Interference Positions in Latin America (tags)

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice insists on interference and interventionist policies of the George W. Bush administration in Latin America

Hacia el 1º de Mayo en Venezuela: ¡ni amo ni patrón, autogestión! (tags)

* Editorial de El Libertario, # 42, abril-mayo 2005. Este periódico bimensual es un vocero de los movimientos sociales antagonistas del país y de América Latina, publicado por la Comisión de Relaciones Anarquistas (CRA) de Venezuela.

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)

EL LIBERTARIO de Venezuela: hacemos balance y seguimos adelante (tags)

* En el Editorial publicado en el # 41, febrero-marzo 2005, el colectivo responsable de esa publicación bimensual hace el recuento de lo que ha significado la tarea de una década por construir, mantener y consolidar tanto un periódico como una propuesta anarquista consecuente en Venezuela.

John Negroponte, William Brownfield and Death Squads Inc. (tags)

Hands Off Venezuela

BTL:White House and Media Escalate War of Words Against... (tags)

...Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez ~ Interview with Eva Gollinger, attorney reporting from Caracas, Venezuela, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Progressive Film Festival - Long Beach (tags)

The CSULB Campus Progressives present three free screenings of progressive films at the Beach Auditorium, Mondays at 5-7pm: Feb. 28th, Mar. 7th, and Mar. 14th.

March/Rally to Defend the Bolivarian Revolution in L.A. (tags)

Coalition Against Intervention in Venezuela

World forum seeks solutions to war, poverty (tags)

Forum registration lines reflected a rainbow of colors and ages. Young people were a very strong presence.

APOYA A VENEZUELA!!!!! (tags)

El gobierno venezolano ha manejado el secuestro de Rodrigo Granda sobre la hipótesis de que el Presidente Álvaro Uribe no estaba involucrado en el crimen. Razones de Estado y de alta diplomacia aconsejaron tomar esa postura Sin embargo, las recientes declaraciones del gobierno colombiano y sus mentores políticos en Washington han dejado claro que esa hipótesis de trabajo ya es obsoleta.

Miradas desde Venezuela! (tags)

Desde Venezuela

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

Chavez nationalises VENEPAL under workers control (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.

Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, & the Bolivarian Revolution, UCOC, Friday, Nov. 19th (tags)

Learn more about Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, and the Bolivarian Revolution!

Venezuela's election: defeat for opposition, advance for the Bolivarian movement (tags)

Bolivarian Revolution

Venezuela: Free the O-12th Prisonors and the Revolution will not be Terrorised (tags)

Bolivarian Revolution

What Really Happened At Venezuela's Recall Referendum (tags)

Worried about Florida in November? Official Election Observer Margaret Prescod saw a better picture in Venezuela last August that gives us all some lessons in how to do it right

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 Report-Back (tags)

VENEZUELA REPORT-BACK OIL WORKERS, the GRASSROOTS and the HISTORIC REFERENDUM International Election Observers Selma James and Nina Lَopez (with video clips) and Documentary Premiere: The Bolivarian Revolution: ENTER THE OIL WORKERS! Contribution from Identidad Bolivariana, The Netherlands Saturday 18 September 3-6 pm Trinity United Reform Church, Buck St, London NW1 Camden Town Tube Level entrance, accessible toilet nearby Entrance: £3 waged; £1.50 unwaged Followed by celebration of the referendum victory with music and refreshments.

Populist Venezuelan President Triumphs Over Opponents in Apr.15 Recall Election (tags)

Interview with Gregory Wilpert, sociologist and journalist living in Caracas, conducted by Scott Harris

Why Venezuela has Voted Again for Their 'Negro e Indio' President (tags)

Baltimore Chronicle Monday, August 16, 2004 There's so much BS and baloney thrown around about Venezuela that I may be violating some rule of US journalism by providing some facts. Let's begin with this: 77% of Venezuela's farmland is owned by 3% of the population, the 'hacendados.'

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%.

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.

Nicaraguas Contra War Revisited (tags)

Pass-the-parcel threats, accompanying misrepresentation and downright falsehood, are routine in mainstream reporting on Venezuela just as they were on Nicaragua through the 1980s. Other similarities abound.

NO A LA INTERVENCION DE ESTADOS UNIDOS EN VENEZUELA (tags)

Un referéndum para revocar el Presidente Hugo Chávez y varios políticos antichavistas será convocado para el mes de agosto. La presión ejercida por los EEUU para derrocar a Presidente Chávez y apropiarse del petróleo del pueblo venezolano es mas fuerte que nunca. Exigimos que los medios de comunicación informen que esta ocurriendo en Venezuela, en lugar de actuar como empleados del no electo y odiado gobierno de Bush.

NO TO UNITED STATES INTERVENTION IN VENEZUELA (tags)

A referendum to recall President Chavez as well as a number of anti-chavista elected officials is being called for August. US pressure to overthrow President Chavez and get its hands on the oil of the venezuelan people is greater than ever. We demand that the media report what is happening in Venezuela rather than act as employees of the hated and unelected Bush administration.

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

Venezuela: The hijacking of a sacred stone (tags)

* The Pemon people of Venezuela calls to the international solidarity in their struggle for the return of the sacred stone Kueka

Encounters with Hugo Chavez (tags)

Solidarity with Venezuela

Venezuela: el secuestro de una piedra sagrada (tags)

* Desde Venezuela el pueblo pemón lanza un pedido a la solidaridad internacional en su lucha por recuperar la piedra sagrada Kueka, elemento significativo de su cosmogonía e identidad cultural que les fue arrebatado con la complicidad del Estado alemán y del Estado venezolano

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

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.

Venezuela Week in Review-April 17th-HOV (tags)

U.S.War in Venezuela

Hands Off Venezuela-Easter Marches in Germany (tags)

U.S. War in Venezuela

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

President Chavez dedicates 20 minutes to In Defence of Marxism on TV (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.

Chavez dedicates 20 minutes to In Defence of Marxism on the TV programme "Alo Preside (tags)

Chavez, the President of Venezuela, does a regular TV programme, Alo Presidente. In the latest one he dedicated twenty minutes to In Defence of Marxism (www.marxist.com). What this demonstrates is that solidarity action with Venezuela is very important and that any action that supporters organise around the world should be reported to In Defence of Marxism. Any action that you carry out will get into the Venezuelan press; the people like to hear about it.

US Latin American strategy focuses on Colombia (tags)

Colombia today is more strategic to Washington's hegemonic plan in the region than ever before. It is no coincidence that the military component of the Free Trade Area of the Americas is called Plan Colombia.

SCREENING: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (tags)

Special IMC Screening at Casa Del Pueblo on Friday, April 2nd, 2004 7:30PM, FREE!

President of the Women's Development Bank Visits Los Angeles (tags)

Over 500 people eager for news of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela came to hear Nora Castañeda, President of the Women’s Development Bank, speak on “Venezuela: Creating a Caring Economy” at Immanuel Presbyterian Church.

Elections or Resistance: Bolivar y Resistencia (tags)

US has military programs, bases or spies in every country in Latin America Only Cuba and Venezuela restrict US official activities. We want this entire military-espionage regime out! We won’t pay you anymore debt peonage and we take back all of our resources, our industries and our power

President Chavez thanks In Defence of Marxism for HANDS OFF VENEZUELA Campaign (tags)

Venezuela

The revolution in Venezuela is in Danger ! (tags)

Venezuela

Chavez Calls Bush 'Asshole' (tags)

Over 100,000 Venezuelans march to protest againt the role of U.S. imperialism in their country.

LA - MARCH 1ST. WORLDWIDE SOLIDARITY MOBILIZATION WITH VENEZUELA (tags)

On Monday, March 1, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. at the Federal Building downtown LA, located on the 300 North Los Angeles St. Los Angeles, CA 90012. * TO JOIN THE MARCH 1ST. WORLDWIDE SOLIDARITY MOBILIZATION WITH VENEZUELA DEMOCRATIC ELECTED GOVERNMENT OF PRESIDENT CHAVEZ! * TO DEMAND: HANDS OFF VENEZUELA!

HANDS OFF VENEZUELA ! (tags)

Venezuela

CoupsRUS: Haiti and Venezuela (tags)

An argument that the CIA is involved in both Haiti and Venezuela and the techniques they use to overthrow governments.

Venezuelan Revolution must advance towards socialism in order to defeat reaction (tags)

Venezuela

Developing countries summit in Venezuela: "To recover the South-South identity" (tags)

The developing countries encounter will take place next February 26th to 28th in Caracas, Venezuela. It will count with the presence of the presidents of Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Chile, among others.

Nuns, Priets, Human Rights Activists Sentenced for Nonviolent Protest (tags)

Nuns, Priets, Human Rights Activists Sentenced for Nonviolent Protest at Ft. Benning.

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.

The Axis of Evil on the Internet (tags)

The United Capitalist Front (UCF) is a coalition of right wingers, conservatives and pro-capitalists working together to divide and conquer the effectiveness of the internet through disinformation and psychological warfare as counterinsurgency (Stay tuned for updates).

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

Venezuela-Solidarity with the CNV workers needed (tags)

Venezuela

Opposition Rally in Venezuela (tags)

Opposition has once again reared its head 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

CE 215: Charla en Córdoba: Bolivar - Venezuela - Nuestra América (tags)

ARGENTINA: CHARLA DEBATE: VIGENCIA DEL PENSAMIENTO DE SIMON BOLIVAR. Por Junta Bolivariana de Córdoba. NUESTRA AMERICA: LA PATRIA BOLIVAR. Discurso de Fernando Bossi. PUERTO RICO-VENEZUELA: PUERTO RICO Y VENEZUELA SON. Por José Ignacio Jiménez. NUESTRA AMERICA: HOMENAJE AL LIBERTADOR. CANTO A BOLIVAR. De Pablo Neruda.

Venezuela trade union solidarity appeal (tags)

Venezuela

Chavez? Tu entiendes? (tags)

no entiendo mucho en espanol, pero yo no se como esta la presidencia de Chavez. Si puedes decir me? Yo quero entender en Engles.

Venezuela- the revolution faced with sabotage (tags)

Venezuela

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.

Venezuela fires on Colombian paramilitaries (tags)

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Venezuela's military exchanged gunfire with Colombian paramilitaries and bombed a zone close to the border as a warning to the fighters, President Hugo Chavez said Sunday.

Venezuela Film Premier: "Another Way Is Possible ...In Venezuela" (tags)

The film will be shown at Friaday April 4 and Friday, April 11, at 7:00 p.m. at the United Echo Park Methodist Church, 1226 North Alvarado, Los Angeles, CA. Donation: $10 at the door. For more information about the event: (626) 282-9431 and (323) 852-0721

reclaim.......TV (tags)

some words from the NarcoNews journalist Al Giordano that could inspire us today to reclaim the Media and specially the TVs:

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.

Documentary Screening "The Revolution will not be televised" (tags)

In April/May last year, two Irish documentary filmakers were in Carcas filming a documentary profile of Hugo Chavez. It will be shown this Thursday 13th of March in LA.

VENEZUELA: ALL OF THEM MUST GO! (tags)

ALL OF THEM MUST GO!

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

Marc Weisbrot speaks on Venezuela at UCLA (tags)

Marc Weisbrot speaks on Venezuela at UCLA Monday night.

Bush's Other War: Venezuela w/ Mark Weisbrot (tags)

Bush's Other War: Venezuela w/ Mark Weisbrot, Discussion event, Monday, Feb 24, 8 pm, UCLA 6275 Bunche

Como Irak, Bush II prepara invadir Sudamérica para agarrar su aceite también. (tags)

El intento de golpe de Estado de etapa de compañías de aceite /CIA de Bush y los transnacionales imperios de EEUU en Venezuela para expulsar President Hugo Chávez quién fue democráticamente eligido. El gobierno de EEUU tomó control de medios informativos, tratando de incitar guerra civil en Venezuela para agarrar las ganancias de aceite del país.

Crimes of War and Crimes of Press Media: Bolivarian Republics of Colombia & Venezuela (tags)

Billionaire corporados control world's media, cause death of democracy & millions of people. Their crimes in the Andes means people worldwide must seize the presses, crush elite, remake the world. USA cornered & vulnerable - revolution whenever we want. We onlywant the world... Why wait. US out!

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.

Building Bridges Radio - What's Happening in Venezuela (tags)

Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 28 min Radio Program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON THE INDYMEDIA LINK. Listen to WBAI'S Building Bridges live on the web Mondays 7-8PM EST by goin to http://www.2600.com/offthehook/hot2.ram

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.

BTL:Venezuelan Elite Attack President Chavez to Block Reforms that... (tags)

...Benefit the Poor. Interview with Gregory Wilpert, sociologist and journalist, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Federal Building Rally for Venezuela (tags)

Pot Banging Protest in Los Angeles in support of the Government of Venezuela.

Federal Building Rally for Venezuela (tags)

Pot Banging Protest in Los Angeles in support of the Government of Venezuela.

Federal Building Rally for Venezuela (tags)

Pot Banging Protest in Los Angeles in support of the Government of Venezuela.

Venezuela and Colombia: Two brother peoples that are resisting (tags)

We are faced with the great challenge of becoming a country that advances toward socialism. If Simon Bolivar had to struggle against the monarchy to establish the liberal republic, we have to fight against that liberal republic to build our own model that fits our Latin American homeland's yearnings for freedom.

venezuala's press power (tags)

by maurice lemoine sept 11 2002

venezuala:racist rage of the caracas elite (tags)

Venezuela's Embattled President Faces A Pinochet-style Opposition

pbnberkeley news notice - 12/16/02 (tags)

Publishing, republishing and compiling community news and event information promoting global peace and working class solidarity and NO WAR!

POT-BANGING PROTEST IN L.A. IN SUPPORT OF THE GOVERNMENT OF VENEZUELA (tags)

Protest in support of the democratic government of Chávez whom the right-wing rich opposition with the support of the US government want to take down by a coup.

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)

agent provaceteur?

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'

Venezuelan Masses Support Chavez. Corporate media lieing as usual (tags)

read http://www.narconews.com The corporate media spinners are doing all they can to bring down the democratically elected president of venezuela. The strike by the rich in venezuela has been defeated.

Add your signature in opposition to the Venezeulan coup (tags)

One of the livliest posts I think I have ever seen on an INdymedia site is currently scrolling down the page on the DC site...the letter being is being cirulated in opposition to the coup attempt currently underway in Venezeula

INDYMEDIA IDIOTS WAKE UP: VENEZUELAN COUP THREAT (tags)

Why the fuck isn't Indymedia covering a possible imminent coup in Venezuela?

The Veezuelan Revolution in Danger (tags)

Venezuelan Revolution

chavez says there is a new attempt at a coup (tags)

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- A nationwide strike escalated into angry street protests as Venezuelans riled by economic and political turmoil tried to force Hugo Chavez from the presidency of this polarized nation. Chavez said the strike won't drive him out.

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.

U.S. Offensive in Latin America: Coups, Retreats, and Radicalization (tags)

The most powerful and organized challenge to the satellite building project of the empire is in Colombia.

Committee to Protect Journalists is a Fraud (tags)

I hope everyone reads this...

Open Letter To Committee to Protect Journalists (tags)

I write to inform you of specific acts and immediate threats against journalists in Venezuela, and to ask you 12 questions, as a journalist, about your organization's previous statements regarding press freedom issues in that country. I hope that your organization will take immediate action to defend these journalists at risk, and that you will offer full and honest answers to the 12 questions.

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.

Venezuelan March Cancelled!! (tags)

march cancelledmarch cancelledmarch cancelledmarch cancelledmarch cancelledmarch cancelledmarch cancelledmarch cancelled

Palast on Venezuela (tags)

Here's what we read this week: On Friday, Hugo Chavez, the
unpopular, dictatorial potentate of Venezuela, resigned.
When confronted over his ordering the shooting of
antigovernment protestors, he turned over the presidency to
progressive, democratic forces, namely, the military and the
chief of Venezuela's business council.

Comments on Venezuela (tags)

Add your comments to the recent events in Venezuela.

U.S. sponsoring war in Colombia; Venezuela next? (tags)

Portland Indymedia Feature on Colombia and Venezuela

The U.S. has a problem with Venezuela, that's just too bad (tags)

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 (Reuters) — Secretary of State Colin L. Powell, testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today criticized the leftist president of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez, expressing concern about his views on democracy and the war on terrorism.

US to use "War on Terroism" to get Venezuela's oil? (tags)

The Bush administration’s next target may just be Venezuela. President Hugo Chavez has been instrumental in the revival of OPEC, refuses the neoliberal economic policies pushed by Washington, raises taxes on multinational corporations, and redistributes land to poor peasants. In short: He has pursued the sort of policies that have always led the US to try to overthrow Latin American leaders in the past. The "War on Terrorism" may serve as the pretext.

Chavez VS Big Business (tags)

Seen this before...

Venezuela. Chile 1973 revisited? (tags)

US propaganda, lies, and signs of foreign intervervention against Hugo Chavez' leftist independent government are stark reminders of US foreign policy's dark past, present and short-lived future.

U.S. TARGETS CHAVEZ OF VENEZUELA (tags)

El País: U.S. Targets Chávez of Venezuela

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