By Rachael Boothroyd Rojas – Venezuelanalysis.com , Jan 21st 2016
VA's Rachael Boothroyd Rojas takes apart NYT correspondent Nick Casey's latest blogpost purporting to answer readers' questions on Venezuela, exposing the Establishment journalist's thinly veiled Western colonial bias evidenced in his systematic privileging of wealthy opposition voices over those of working class Chavismo.
By ROGER HARRIS and CHUCK KAUFMAN – Counterpunch , Jan 21st 2016
Prominent Latin America solidarity activists Roger Harris and Chuck Kaufman critique the recent wave of attacks by US leftist intellectuals against the Bolivarian Revolution in the wake of last month's landslide defeat in parliamentary elections, arguing that anti-imperialist solidarity is more necessary than ever.
By Stansfield Smith – Venezuelanalysis.com , Jan 11th 2016
Chicago ALBA Solidarity Committee activist Stan Smith reflects on the Bolivarian Revolution in the wake of December 6th parliamentary elections, which he observed firsthand as part of a delegation organized by Task Force on the Americas and School of the Americas Watch.
By José Roberto Duque – Misión Verdad , Jan 8th 2016
Renowned Venezuelan writer José Roberto Duque argues that in the face of a rightwing-controlled legislature, Chavismo must be prepared to disobey laws aimed at rolling back revolutionary advances and fortify communal power on the margins of the state.
By Tamara Pearson – TeleSUR English , Jan 8th 2016
Facing possible austerity and a return to neoliberalism at the hands of a right wing parliament, will the millions involved in the Bolivarian revolution radicalize further and protect their 15 years of gains, or will this be the blow that finally dampens their revolutionary joy and collective ambition?
Renowned Venezuelan writer Luis Britto Garcia echoes Lenin in asking "What Is to Be Done?" at the start one of the most difficult years the Bolivarian revolution has ever faced. Here are his recommendations.
By William Camacaro - Frederick B. Mills - Christina M. Schiavoni, Jan 4th 2016
The National Assembly of Venezuela, in its final session before a neoliberal dominated opposition takes the helm of legislative power on January 5, passed one of the most progressive seed laws in the world on December 23, 2015; it was promptly signed into law by President Nicolas Maduro. On December 29, during his television show, “In Contact with Maduro, number 52,” Maduro said that the new seed law provides the conditions to produce food “under an agro-ecological model that respects the pacha mama
What should be done, what can be done, and what is likely to be done? James Suggett reviews solutions proposed by Venezuelans on the ground that fall into five broad categories: neoliberalism, market-based reform, correction and maintenance of current policies, socialism with the state, and socialism without the state.