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“A World Where Many Worlds Fit:” Zapatismo and Chavismo in Conversation

Venezuelans participate in demonstration in honor of guerrilla, journalist and left politician Fabricio Ojeda on January 23rd 20

What can we learn from how the Zapatistas of Mexico and Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution have strategized people’s power?

 

 

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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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Where Now for Chavismo?

(Rachael Boothroyd Rojas)

Despite facing these everyday trials and tribulations, do those at the heart of Venezuela’s current storm believe, like the mainstream press, that the economic crisis means that the bell has tolled for Chavismo?

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Poll: Majority of Venezuelans View Opposition as Divided and Lacking Program

National Assembly President Henry Ramos Allup (L), MUD Secretary General Jesus Torrealba (C), and MUD parliamentary majority lea

Over 60 percent of Venezuelans view the country’s right-wing political opposition as deeply divided, as well as lacking a program to tackle the nation’s economic difficulties, reports a new poll.

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Class, Caste, and Venezuela’s Opposition: Political Realignment at a Conjuncture

Upper class Venezuelan opposition protesters. (@Pmvesga/twitter)

Sociologist Ociel López argues that the Venezuelan opposition is sabotaged by its own racism and classism that prevent it from winning the Chavista masses to its political project. 

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Chavismo Marches to Defend Revolution against Rightwing Onslaught

"CLAP "Carlos Raul Villanueva" present with President Maduro. We will be victorious!". (AVN)

On Tuesday, Chavistas took to the streets of Caracas en masse following an attempt to bring impeachment proceedings against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro by the opposition-held legislature. 

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Three Years of Maduro: Venezuelan Power Plays or Popular Power?

President Nicolas Maduro addresses the nation from Miraflores in Caracas (Reuters)

Chris Gilbert critiques the notion that Maduro has failed to act in the face of recent challenges since taking up the presidency in 2013.

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Chavismo, Historic Crisis and End of a Cycle: Rethinking Ourselves Territorially

A mural of Hugo Chávez in Mérida. (David Hernández)

Sociologist Emiliano Teran Mantovani analyses the current political conjuncture in Venezuela and argues that conditions are apt for a "new cycle" of popular struggles. 

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Ten Proposals for Chavismo in the Face of Our Defeat

Luis Britto Garcia is a renowned Venezuelan writer, political analyst and playwright. (VTV)

Venezuelan political analyst, playwright and author, Luis Britto Garcia, offers an analysis of what the legislative elections results mean for Chavismo and what can be done to move beyond the crisis. 

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Javier Biardeau: Chavismo Must Face the Crisis and Correct its Course

Javier Biardeau (Aporrea)

In an interview with the website Contrapunto, sociologist and UCV professor Javier Biardeau argues that Chavismo must begin a necessary and urgent process of rectification, citing discontent among the bases of Chavismo and a dangerous crisis of representation that harkens back to what Venezuela lived through under the Fourth Republic.

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