By Susan Spronk and Jeffery R. Webber – The Bullet, Jul 26th 2010
In mid-June, 2010, we met with Pedro Eusse, National Secretary of the Venezuelan Communist Party (PCV) and part of the provisional executive committee of the labour confederation, Unión Nacional de Trabajadores (National Union of Workers, UNT). Refusing to be interrupted by the constantly ringing phone, Pedro spoke passionately for two hours about the centrality of organized workers in the revolutionary struggle and the need to unite the labour movement.
By Anna Pha - The Guardian, Workers' Weekly, Jul 20th 2010
In this interview with Anna Pha, Venezuela’s ambassador to Australia, Nelson Dávila, describes the historic continuity of the Bolivarian revolution, the associated process of integration taking place in Latin America against great resistance from the US and internal reactionary forces and he explains how the Revolution is being consolidated in his country and the vital importance of international solidarity for the survival of the revolution.
By Susan Spronk, Jeffery R. Webber - The Bullet, Jul 7th 2010
We caught up with Wilder Marcano, director of the network of Comunas in Caracas, on the morning of June 18, 2010. He talked with us just before addressing a crowd of a few hundred representatives of different comunas from around the capital who had gathered to discuss issues related to building popular power from below in the poorest barrios.
By Antenea Jimenez, Jeffery R. Webber, Susan Spronk, Jun 14th 2010
An interview with Antenea Jimenez, who is working with a national network of activists who are trying to strengthen Venezuela's communes. She discusses the important advances in the process, as well as the significant challenges that remain in the struggle to build a new form of popular power from below.
Ignacio Vera presents his opinion on what makes Hugo Chavez different to previous presidents in Venezuela and how, within a historical context, Chavez came to be such an essential figure in Venezuela's Bolivarian revolution.
Wynter talks to Sergio Arriasis from Vision Venezuela Television (ViVe), a government-funded channel, about the struggle to counter the private corporate media in Venezuela, and to create a radical alternative.
On Saturday 10th of April, Frente Unido Socialista de Personas con Discapacidad (FUSPD – United Socialist Front of People with Disabilities) celebrated its first birthday with a friendly basketballgame in Municipio Guacara, Carabobo State. In this interview, FUSPD President Jose Rodriguez explains the history behind FUSPD and its aims.
By Corneta (Caracas Cultural Weekly), May 7th 2010
An interview with Palestinian artist Nidal El-Khairy, who is currently in Caracas to show his work at the Rómulo Gallegos Center for Latin American Studies. The exhibition opens on Wednesday May 12, at 7pm. He will also be participating in the first Venezuelan Urban Intervention Festival to be held at the end of the month.
By Kiraz Janicke, Federico Fuentes, and Julio Chavez – Venezuelanalysis.com, Apr 26th 2010
During the recently concluded five-month extraordinary congress of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela, Kiraz Janicke & Federico Fuentes had the opportunity to discuss President Hugo Chavez’s proposal to form a Fifth Socialist International, with Julio Chavez, a delegate to the PSUV congress and a member of the congress’s international committee, which is charged with drafting a specific plan of action to form a new socialist international.