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Venezuela to Host Pre-Cop Environmentalist Gathering Ahead of Lima

Claudia Salemo, Venezuela’s climate change negotiator at the United Nations (Democracy Now screen capture)

Claudia Salemo, the Venezuelan government’s climate change negotiator, has briefed delegates at a climate change conference in Bonn, Germany, on preparations for the “Social Climate Change Pre- COP’ scheduled to be held in her country ahead of COP 20 taking place in December 2014 in Lima, Peru.

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Independent National Communard Council Created in Venezuela

The council was sworn in by communards at a final plenary session following a day of discussion groups (Ewan Robertson)

Activists from across Venezuela met last weekend to form the National Communard Council, which aims to coordinate the country’s commune movement and present its demands to the national government.

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Venezuelan Government and Activists Seek to Advance toward “Communal State”

In the town of Mesa Bolivar last weekend, commune members met in an assembly where initial announcements and cultural activities

The Venezuelan government and commune movement are taking steps to move towards the creation of what is referred to as a “communal state”, which involves community organisations assuming collective control of local production and decision making.

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Venezuelan Leftists Meet to Discuss Future Directions in Political Ideology and Eco-Socialism

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Venezuelan leftists met in two conferences over the weekend as part of efforts to design the direction and strategy of the country’s Bolivarian revolution in the coming period.

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Military and Civilians March in Caracas to Commemorate 12 Years Since Failed Coup

Maduro April 13th

Santa Elena de Uairén, April 14th 2014 (venezuelanalysis.com)- On Sunday thousands marched in remembrance of the popular uprising in the streets of Caracas that reinstated late president Hugo Chavez on April 13, 2002 after he was forcefully removed from office on April 11th that year.

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ALBA Social Movements Express Solidarity with Venezuela

ALBA social movements concluded their conference in Caracas today. (AVN)

Thirty three social movements from across the hemisphere have expressed solidarity with the Venezuelan government.

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National Communal Economy Conference Calls for Communal Markets, Increased Funding of Communal Banks in Venezuela

The National Communal Economy conference was held in Barinas state   (Prensa CRBZ)

Representatives from 225 communes met on 31 January and 1 February in Barinas to discuss strengthening the communal economy.

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Venezuelan LGBT Movement Submits Proposal for Same Sex Marriage

Venezuela’s LGBT movement today gathered outside Venezuela’s National Assembly to hand over a legal proposal for debate that

Venezuela’s LGBT movement today gathered outside the National Assembly to hand over a legal proposal for debate that would legalise same sex civil marriage in the South American country.

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Venezuelans Call for Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage UPDATED

March for sexual diversity in Merida in 2013 (Tamara Pearson/Venezuelanalysis)

Venezuelan LGBTI advocates have called on the country's National Assembly (AN) to vote in favour of a bill that would allow same-sex marriage.

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University Students Rally in Venezuelan Capital

Students rallying in Caracas earlier today (VTV)

Thousands of Venezuelan higher education students marched through central Caracas to Miraflores Palace today to commemorate the national Day of the University Student.

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Communist Party of Venezuela Youth Hold XII Congress

General Secretary of the communist youth, Hector Rodriguez, at the congress (PCV)

The recent national congress of the Communist Youth of Venezuela (JCV) declared the need for more “revolutionary measures” to combat the “economic sabotage” that Venezuela is facing.

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Expectations Surpassed as Over 1000 Communes Registered in Venezuela

Estimations of the number of communes in Venezuela were surpassed as 1,150 communes registered in a national census last weekend

Estimations of the number of communes in Venezuela have been surpassed, as 1,150 communes registered in a national census last weekend.

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“The Commune Has to Be the New Economic Power,” Says Venezuela’s Maduro

The presidential commission for communes being established yesterday (VTV)

The Venezuelan government established a presidential commission for communes yesterday, and President Nicolas Maduro has announced further measures to strengthen the political role of communal councils and communes in Venezuela.

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Maduro Demands Greater Government Support for Venezuela’s Communes

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro (centre - right) called on his government to give greater support to the construction of com

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro yesterday called on his government to give greater support to the construction of communes in the country, proposing several initiatives by which this could be done. The head of state also announced a “complete restructuring” of his government.

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Attacks on Venezuela’s Worker Run Diana Industries Increase, Maduro Appoints New Manager

Diana worker talking to Aporrea outside the national assembly yesterday (Aporrea Tvi)

After over three weeks protesting the “imposition” of a manager on the worker-run factories of Industrias Diana, President Nicolas Maduro has appointed a new manager. However harassment of workers continues.

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