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Venezuela: Helicopter Attack as Opposition Steps up Campaign to Overthrow Maduro

Police official Oscar Perez is accused of attacking two government buildings from a helicopter on June 27. (Christian Veron/Reut

Things in Venezuela are changing by the day, sometimes by the hour.

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Official Communique: Helicopter Attack is Escalation in Regime Change Campaign


An official communique from the Venezuelan government on the helicopter attack perpetrated against the Supreme Court and Justice Ministry Tuesday evening.

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Down from the Mountain

President Hugo Chávez with residents of the Caracas barrio of Antímano. (Archive)

Hugo Chávez never wavered in his commitment to Venezuela's popular movements, argues historian Greg Grandin in his review of Ignacio Ramonet's new Chávez biography My First Life

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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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Venezuela: Our Programme for the Constituent Assembly


The convening of a Constituent Assembly has awoken important revolutionary aspirations among sections of the workers’ and people's vanguard, who are ready to fight to elect deputies to the Constituent Assembly who come from the rank and file and defend a programme of revolutionary demands.

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HRW Thinks Brazil Can Help Venezuela With Human Rights

Human Rights Watch Americas Director, Jose Miguel Vivanco. (archives)

For anyone who still believes Human Rights Watch is an actual human rights group, its Americas director Jose Miguel Vivanco is trying really hard to prove you wrong.

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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?


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

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Venezuelan Grassroots Socialist on the Challenges Facing the Bolivarian Process

Stalin Perez Borges. (Green Left Weekly)

Green Left Weekly’s Federico Fuentes interviews socialist activist Stalin Perez Borges from the United League of Chavista Socialists (LUCHAS) on the challenges facing the Bolivarian revolution. 


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Who Will Accuse the Accusers? Statement in Defense of Venezuela

Members of the Network of Intellectuals, Artists and Social Movements. (The Network of Intellectuals, Artists and Social Movemen

The Network of Intellectuals and Artists in Defense of Humanity  (REDH) responds to a recent statement released by leftist academics criticising Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution as "authoritarian". The REDH accuses the signees of fetishising liberal democracy and of overlooking the importance of class struggle and US imperialism in their critique.

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A Response to Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi on Venezuela

Demonstrator sits next to a fire barricade on a street during a rally against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro in Carac

In parroting the mainstream media narrative labeling Venezuela a "dictatorship", liberal journalists like Taibbi help to advance the Washington-backed regime change agenda. 

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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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Jorge Martín: “The Venezuelan Opposition Does Not Want Democracy or Elections” (Pt. I)

Venezuelan opposition protesters incinerate a truck as part of an anti-government barricade in Caracas on May 26. (Carlos Garcí

Venezuela's violent opposition protests may be losing steam amid their failure to overthrow the elected Maduro government, argues Jorge Martín. 

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Right-Wing Terrorism in Venezuela

Fifty-four public buses were torched in Ciudad Guyana on May 22. (@TransBolivar)

Washington has given the green light to opposition political violence aimed at regime change "without delay" in Venezuela. 

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Burning Man in Venezuela

Orlando Figuera was set on fire by anti-government demonstrators on May 20. (Marco Bello / Reuters)

The man set on fire in Caracas might be the perfect symbol of the country’s runaway opposition.


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