By Neftali Reyes - Debate Socialista, Sep 1st 2011
These last twelve years have been in preparation for the “critical point” that inevitably approaches. It is a time that defines society’s direction. Everything done up to this point has been building towards this historic moment.
A discussion by Venezuela's Elvy Monzant, Dean of the School of Communication at the University Cecilio Acosta de Maracaibo and active member of the Gestión Participativa Cooperative. Monzant spoke during the First Global Prout Conference in Venezuela, "Building a Solidarity Economy based on Ethics and Ecology" (July 2011).
Venezuela has the lowest percentage (0.38 percent) of social inequality in Latin America, according a report released by the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).
By Steve Ellner - Science & Society, Jul 18th 2011
This indepth critique of Jorge Castañeda's Leftovers: Tales of the Latin American Left discusses some of the debates central to Latin American and Venezuela politics around the nature of 21st Century Socialism and Left movements in region.
By Stephen MacAvoy - Socialist Action, Jun 28th 2011
The most advanced political struggles in the world today are taking place in Latin America, specifically in Cuba and Venezuela where forces representing the working class have conquered state power, broken with imperialism and continue to consolidate their own revolutions and assist the leftward advance across the continent.
Recently published by the Venezuelan Communist Party (PCV), this brief overview of martyr president Salvador Allende’s steadfast commitment to the principles of international solidarity are directed at Venezuela’s socialist majority and the need to end the country's role in the extradition to Colombia of leftist revolutionaries.
By Franklin Rosales - Venezuelanalysis.com, May 25th 2011
The Venezuela of today is a nation mobilized in defense of a new ideal – a proposal for the future referred to simply as Socialismo del Siglo 21, or 21st Century Socialism. In this analysis, Rosales seeks to contextualize a few of the guiding principles being used by the Venezuelan people in their struggle to consolidate a socialist society, and takes a brief glimpse at the challenge faced by 21st Century Socialism in the fight against capital’s culture of consumption that remains quite present in the Venezuela of the Bolivarian Revolution.
By Jorge Martín - In Defence of Marxism, May 5th 2011
The arrest in Venezuela of Colombian political refugee Joaquín Pérez Becerra and his hand over to the Colombian authorities by the government of president Chávez has raised deeper questions about the strategy of the Venezuelan revolution.
The Venezuelan process is caught between a fundamental contradiction: popular demands for democratic participation against tendencies towards hierarchical decison-making and concentration of power. In this interview, Venezuelan Professor of Social Sciences Edgardo Lander speaks to these contradictions.
By Michael Lebowitz, Marta Harnecker - Socialist Project, Jan 4th 2011
Marta Harnecker and Michael Lebowitz were invited by the N. Poulantzas Institute and Transform magazine to present lectures on “21st century socialism: the strategy of the left and the Latin American experience”.