By Rebecca McMillan and Calais Caswell – Upside Down World, Jan 2nd 2013
Between November 30-December 2, 2012, some 200 Venezuelan community organizers and activists met to debate proposals for the future of the revolutionary state. The occasion was the first congress of the National Network of Commoners (Red Nacional de Comuneros, RNC).
By Atenea Jiménez Lemon – The National Network of Communards, Oct 26th 2012
It worried us to hear the president asking "where are the communes". Humbly, and with revolutionary determination we say to Comrade Chavez, if you want to know where the communes are, then you should ask the people directly!
By Jeffery R. Webber and Susan Spronk - Socialist Project, Aug 12th 2012
Jeffery R. Webber and Susan Spronk (JW and SS) interviewed Héctor Madera in Caracas Venezuela. Madera is one of the founders of the Comités de Tierras Urbanas (Committees of Urban Land, CUTs) and member of Movimiento de Pobladores (Poor Peoples’ Movement, MP).
It has already been well said by the president of the republic, Hugo Chavez; “We are going to put our heart and soul into creating these communes and giving power to the people in socialist territories”.
By Correo del Orinoco International , Jun 25th 2012
Despite its emphatically rural character and its lack of a steady Internet connection, Hato Arriba, like many of the agrarian caserios in this part of Venezuela, is an example of the kind of 21st century socialism that the government of Hugo Chavez has been promoting since 2005.
Among the aims of community organization is that of building the communal State, where power is exercised directly by the people, through self-government, with an economic model of social property and endogenous development.
From 29 to 31 of July, the Fourth National Meeting of Commune Members was held in the municipality of Torres, state of Lara, with over 300 delegates representing some 70 communes from 13 of Venezuela's states.