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Canadian Parliament Passes Resolution against Bolivarian Government

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The Canadian government has become the latest imperialist power to jump to the defence of the far-right protests in Venezuela.  Parliament has just passed a unanimous motion that places the responsibility for the current violence in the country on the shoulders of the Venezuelan government rather than the opposition gangs that initiated the unrest.

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Obama Wrong to Isolate Venezuela

An antigovernment demonstrator stood with a ribbon covering her mouth during a protest in front of an office of the Organization

If the Obama administration wants to improve its relations with the region, it could start by joining the rest of the hemisphere in accepting the results of democratic elections.

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Interview with Ex-CIA Collaborator: “The CIA’s Plans in Venezuela Are Far Advanced”

Raúl Capote (Chavez vive magazine)

In a recent interview in Havana, a former CIA collaborator, Cuban Raúl Capote, revealed the strategy of the CIA in Venezuelan universities to create the kind of destabilizing opposition student movement the country is currently facing. He also discusses media manipulation, and alleges that one of the U.S. diplomats that President Maduro expelled from Venezuela last September was in fact a CIA agent.

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Defeating Fascism Before It’s Too Late

One of several snipers caught on film from behind opposition barricades during clashes with security forces in the city of Méri

Author James Petras argues that the violent groups within the hard-line opposition represent the germ of a fascist movement in Venezuela, which is being organized and supported from abroad.

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Aiding Venezuela

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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

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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

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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

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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 /Venezuelanalysis.com)

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

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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

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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

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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

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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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