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Aiding Venezuela


Once we stop Shunning Venezuela and we start broadly Understanding Venezuela, what can we do to aid Venezuela?

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No Middle Road on Venezuela

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro addressing supporters at a recent “march for peace” in Caracas (prensa presidencial)

Moodilar argues, “The left needs to rally behind the revolutionary process using a framing that educates people about the social forces at play in Venezuela”.

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Letter to John Kerry on Venezuela

John Kerry

In light of Kerry's comments last Wednesday that alluded to possible sanctions, forty-six writers, intellectuals and public figures call on the U.S. Secretary of State to respect the legitimacy of the Maduro government and Venezuelan sovereignty.

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Don't Pray for Venezuela: The Struggle Against Contemporary Fascism


Capitalism's historical tendency, if any such thing exists, is not toward growing enlightenment but rather toward increasing barbarism. In the Bolivarian Republic, young people and students have recently taken to the streets, donning ski masks and white shirts to defy public order with the typical fascist combination of destructiveness and repudiation of intellect.

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New Ambassador Modernizes Canada’s Hidden Agenda in Venezuela


Amidst headlines dominated by the situation in Ukraine, this bit of news slipped by almost unnoticed at the end of February; Ben Rowswell replaced Paul Gibbard as Canadian ambassador to Venezuela. A quick look into the appointee’s background brings special significance to his promotion, especially as opposition protests escalate in Venezuela. 

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Asia-Pacific Socialists Pledge Continuing Solidarity with Venezuelan Revolution

A march in Merida, Venezuela, in February against far right opposition violence (Tamara Pearson /

Socialists in the Asia-Pacific region pledge support for Venezuela’s socialist revolution, a year after Chavez’s death.

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Venezuela Is Not Occupy: U.S. Congress Got It Wrong

vendetta mask protester

With demonstrating students in the streets confronting state security forces, the recent unrest and violence in Venezuela superficially bears a resemblance to the Occupy Movement that began in New York City’s Zuccotti Park on September 2011. But the similarity ends there.

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Video: Tariq Ali Remembers Hugo Chavez


The Venezuela Solidarity Campaign in Britain on February 20, 2014, sponsored the inaugural Hugo Chavez Memorial Lecture in London. The speaker was internationally renowned Marxist author Tariq Ali.

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US Administration Considering Targeted Sanctions against Members of Venezuelan Government


Members of Congress and the Obama administration have consistently placed the blame for the violence stemming from protests on the Venezuelan government, while overlooking or ignoring violent incidents by opposition protesters, including the decapitation of motorcycle riders, the burning of government buildings and metro stations, attacks against state media companies, and the killing of individuals seeking to dismantle barricades, including a National Guard officer. Officials have referred instead to “systematic” human rights abuses and government repression, without citing evidence.

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US Backing the Destabilization of Venezuela


Elite forces in Venezuela and the US are determined to undermine the accomplishments of the Bolivarian revolution

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U.S. Policy Toward Venezuela: Seeing The Larger Picture

The analysis of U.S. policy toward the Ukraine and Syria is even more applicable in the case of Venezuela, argues academic and a

The analysis of U.S. policy toward the Ukraine and Syria is even more applicable in the case of Venezuela, argues academic and author Steve Ellner.

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Obama's Arrogant Interference in Venezuela and Resistance by A Participatory Democracy


Obama’s arrogant interference in Venezuela constitutes the latest example from among the long list of U.S. presidents who adopt and actively sponsor the original seventeenth century evangelical notion: the U.S is a chosen people, the beacon on the hill for the world to look toward for salvation.

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Venezuela: Shunned by the Left?

Pro-government rally in Merida in 12 February (Ryan Mallett-Outtrim/Venezuelanalysis)

ZNet's Michael Albert analyses why there is so little coverage of Venezuela by the international left.

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US Support for Regime Change in Venezuela is a Mistake


The US push to topple the Venezuelan government of Nicolas Maduro once again pits Washington against South America.

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US Foreign Policy in Latin America Leaves an Open Door for China

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro (right) with Chinese prime minister Li Keqiang last Septmber (EFE)

Economist Mark Weisbrot argues that China could provide credit lines to back up Venezuela and Argentina’s currencies in order to counteract U.S. designs for the Latin American region.

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