For all revolutionaries it is perfectly clear that 2012 will be a defining year of important challenges. Currently, the Bolivarian revolution is at a cross-road. Either we radicalise the revolution and we deepen its changes, or the reformist politics which seek to simply regulate capitalism, as opposed to eliminating it, could lead the revolution to suffer a dangerous defeat in both the long and medium term.
By Steve Ellner - Science & Society, Apr 18th 2012
Steve Ellner discusses Michael Lebowitz's writings in The Socialist Alternative on the need to place transformation of values at the center of socialist construction, largely based on Lebowitz's texperience in Venezuela and support for Chavez's "humanist objectives".
By Victor Rodriguez, Rachael Boothroyd- Venezuelanalysis.com, Apr 17th 2012
An interview with Victor Rodriguez of the Pluri-National Alternative Media Collective – The People’s Correspondents, based in Táchira state. The People’s Correspondents spans across Latin America and also has links in North America and Europe. The Venezuelan division was set up in 2008, when Rodriguez moved to Venezuela from his native Uruguay.
By Venezuela Solidarity Campaign UK, Apr 16th 2012
As Venezuelans celebrate the 10th anniversary of the defeat of the US backed coup that briefly overthrew the elected Chavez-led government, a broad range of prominent figures in Britain have shown their support for the expansion of democracy and social progress that followed the reversal of the coup and have warned against further US intervention in Venezuela.
Orlando Maita, a member of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), gives his view on the importance of the defeat of the April 2002 coup against the Chavez government for the current development of the Bolivarian process.
By Gregory Wilpert – Venezuelanalysis.com, Apr 14th 2012
Republished for the tenth anniversary of the defeat of the April 11-13 coup attempt, the most complete account—in English—of what happened and an examination of the most pressing questions around the events of those days.
By Rachael Boothroyd, Venezuelanalysis.com, Apr 5th 2012
With the Venezuelan elections now looming, and with Chavez’s approval ratings stubbornly hovering around the 57% mark, it would seem that the international media has stepped up its “disinformation” campaign against the Bolivarian revolution with renewed urgency, producing the kind of biased, baseless and manipulative stories about the “persecution” of opposition presidential candidate, Capriles Radonski, that have been filling the corporate press’ Latin American correspondence pages for weeks.
By Rachael Boothroyd - Correo del Orinoco International, Apr 2nd 2012
The VSC recently organized a solidarity brigade to Venezuela so that British trade unionists could experience the Venezuelan process firsthand. Catriona Goss (CG), member of the Executive Committee for the British Venezuela Solidarity Campaign (VSC) and activist with the Student Friends of Venezuela, talks about the delegation’s success and the need to create international solidarity.
By Jorge Martin and Patrick Larsen, In Defence of Marxism, Apr 2nd 2012
Jorge Martin and Patrick Larsen argue that Venezuela’s October presidential elections are pivotal for the future of the Bolivarian Revolution, and that “unless the revolution is completed, with the overthrow of capitalism, then, at certain point, the whole process can be reversed”.
By Benjamin Dangl and PAblo Navarrete, Toward Freedom, Mar 26th 2012
In this interview Pablo Navarrete talks about what led him to produce his August 2009 documentary Inside the Revolution, the focus and impact of the film, and describes the Bolivarian revolution’s democracy from below.
By Alex Serafimov - Interstate Journal of International Affairs, Mar 2nd 2012
To get a fuller image of South America's new direction, it is important to examine the economic and democratic experiments within Venezuela. Are real changes occurring in who holds democratic and economic power in the country?
By Jessica Pernia, Tamara Pearson – Venezuelanlaysis.com., Feb 28th 2012
In this interview Venezuelanalysis talks to one of the activists who has been involved in the formation of the GPP almost right from the start. Although the GPP, an organisation which formally unites 35,000 Venezuelan movements and collectives, is just in its initial stages, we try to get a hang of what kind of organisation it could be, and the processes and forces that have been involved in its formation.