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Chávez The Radical VII: “The Socialist Revolution Must Be Feminist”

Feminist Socialism

In Chávez The Radical VII, President Chávez reiterates his assertion that the Bolivarian Revolution is feminist. This declaration does not mean that the oppression of women has been eradicated from Venezuela; it highlights that the revolution has advanced gender equality in several concrete ways, while reinvigorating dialogue about the ways that sexism persists in Venezuelan society and must be dismantled through persistent action. 

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What’s Left of the Bolivarian Revolution?

A barrio in Caracas, Venezuela. (Christian Madsen/Wikimedia Commons)

In difficult times, life histories by grassroots Venezuelan activists illuminate valuable lessons from the Bolivarian Revolution, argues Sujatha Fernandes.

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“Art Should be in the Streets, and that’s Possible Thanks to the Revolution”

Artist and muralist Pablo "Kalaka" (Rachael Boothroyd Rojas/Venezuelanalysis.com).

Venezuelanalysis sat down with artist and muralist Pablo Kalaka to talk about his new exhibition “A Caribbean Question” in the National Museum of Contemporary Art, the changes in Venezuela’s art scene under Chavismo, along with the challenges and goals of revolutionary artists in Venezuela today. 

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 Why Is Venezuela in Crisis?

Supporters of the Maduro administration carry a Venezuelan flag during a march in Caracas, Venezuela on June 14, 2016. (Reuters/

"Much of it is due to government blundering. But opposition protests, often violent, and destabilization from Washington have wreaked havoc as well," says Professor of Latin American Studies Gabriel Hetland. 

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Venezuela Celebrates Fidel Castro's 90th Birthday

Maduro flew out to Havana where he watched the birthday celebrations alongside Fidel from the Karl Marx theatre. (Cubadebate)

In the following image gallery, Venezuelanalysis brings readers photos of the 90th birthday celebrations held in both Cuba and Venezuela for revolutionary leader Fidel Castro 90th birthday.

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Beyond the Boliburguesía Thesis

(servirlpeuple.blogspot)

Steve Ellner explains why critics of Chavismo are wrong to suggest that socialism is to blame for corruption in Venezuela

 

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The War on Democracy in Latin America: Interview with John Pilger

Journalist John Pilger (archives)

In this interview, renowned journalist John Pilger speaks about the progressive movements in Latin America now under rightwing attack, his personal experience in Venezuela travelling alongside former president, Hugo Chávez, and the manipulative media coverage that surrounds the Bolivarian process in the West.

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In Venezuela, Dismantling a Weapon of Mass Destruction

(Aporrea)

Economist Mark Weisbrot makes a case for unifying Venezuela's now double-tiered exchange rate.

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A Bolivarian Bernie? The Latin American Roots of Sanders’ Social Democratic Populism

Bernie Sanders at a rally held by National Nurses United in support of his candidacy. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

VA's Lucas Koerner argues that the emergent movement surrounding Bernie Sander's presidential bid in the US is more at home in Caracas than Copenhagen– despite Sander's statements to the contrary.

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Venezuelan’s Maduro Creates Socialist Enterprise System to Kickstart Production

President Maduro speaking with workers at Ana Maria Campo Petrochemical Complex in Zulia state. (Prensa Presidencial)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced Monday the creation of the National Productive Corporation as part of new socialist enterprise system aimed at coordinating efforts among existing state, communal, and mixed firms.

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