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Analysis: Politics

Venezuela Needs Negotiation, Not American Intervention

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What kind of role should Washington play in Venezuela's crisis? Well, what kind of role should Russia play in U.S. politics and elections? The answer to both questions is the same: None at all.

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Are Venezuela’s Unofficial Referendum Results Credible?

Julio Borges, leader of the opposition-controlled parliament, speaks following an opposition-organized vote to measure public su

The only thing more dubious than the opposition’s unofficial referendum is the media coverage surrounding it.

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The Specter of Fascism in Venezuela

Oscar Perez reads out a statement on a video circulated on Instagram the same day of the attack. (screen shot)

Is the recent violence in Venezuela a sign of fascism to come?

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Luisa Ortega Diaz: A Newly Minted Hero to the International Corporate Media

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The corporate media will avoid obvious questions as long as it can provided Ortega remains useful to the US-backed opposition.

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Venezuela Is Under Attack for Asserting That Black Lives Matter

Government supporters shout at opposition protesters in Caracas, Venezuela, April 19, 2017. (Photo: Meridith Kohut / The New Yor

It is precisely because of the Venezuelan government's audacity to stand up against racist US imperialism -- and to unapologetically assert that Black lives matter by empowering poor people of African descent -- that it is under constant assault from the white US ruling class and the international corporate media.

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Is Venezuela’s Attorney General Biased Towards the Opposition?

Venezuelan Attorney General Luisa Ortega Diaz. (Luis Robayo/AFP/Getty Images)
Venezuelan Attorney General Luisa Ortega is fueling a climate of impunity vis-a-vis deadly opposition violence, argues VA's Lucas Koerner.
 
 

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Comrades from Marea Socialista: Who is the enemy?

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Has Marea Socialista put itself on the wrong side of the barricades?

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The Need to Radicalise the Bolivarian Revolution – Interview With Jorge Martín (Part 2)

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro called for a Constituent Assembly on May 1st, 2017 (AVN)

Venezuela watcher Jorge Martín argues the country’s constituent assembly must radicalise the Bolivarian revolution.

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An Open Letter to the LASA Executive Committee on the Situation in Venezuela

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A group of former and current members of the Latin American Studies Association have issued a statement challenging claims from the body’s Executive Committee that Venezuela has taken an authoritarian turn.

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Dear Gustavo, it is with Great Sorrow that I Write...

Gustavo Dudamel released a statement which has been described as an "attack" on the Venezuelan government by the mains

Gustavo, my friend, the country is not just that middle class which is protesting in the east of the cities. When you, a figure who should represent the whole country, intervenes on behalf of those minorities that are using violence and hatred, you are undermining yourself. 

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What Is to Be Done in Venezuela?

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An ad-hoc Committee to Save Venezuela offers observations and recommendations that differ from those found in our missionary mainstream media.

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It Takes a Lot More Than Votes to Govern

An anti-government protester in Caracas, Venezuela. (Reuters)

Oscar Schémel, head of prominent independent pollster Hinterlaces, argues that the Venezuelan opposition has no vision for the country beyond violent regime change. 

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Marta Harnecker: "A New Revolutionary Subject has Been Created in Venezuela"

Chilean author Marta Harnecker (Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal).

Chilean scholar Marta Harnecker talks Marxism, Venezuela and the Latin American left with Greek journalist Tassos Tsakiroglou during her recent visit to Athens.

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Venezuela’s National Dialogue: Disaggregating Key Issues

President Nicolas Maduro shakes hands with opposition leader Jesus Torrealba. (AVN)

Steve Ellner argues for the separation of the political and economic aspects of Venezuela's crisis in order to understand the country's current deadlock and possible paths forward.

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The Curious Case of Venezuela’s Recall Referendum: Murder … or Suicide?

A petition backing a referendum against President Nicolas Maduro. ( Fernando Llano/AP)

You haven’t heard the whole story.

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