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Opposition March on May Day, Ends in Violence

Opposition march on Mayday lacked participation of working class and ended in vi

The Venezuelan opposition's march to demand the removal of the national government was the focus of international media coverage this May Day. Nonetheless, the demonstration was marked by poor turn-out from working class sectors and marred by acts of violence. 

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The Corporate Media's Forgotten March: Chavismo Mobilizes on IWD 2017

Working class Chavismo marched en Caracas on Mayday in support of Maduro

On International Workers' Day, hundreds of thousands of workers flooded into the Avenida Bolivar of Venezuela's capital to celebrate the advances of workers' rights under the Bolivarian Revolution, as well as in support of Venezuela's first worker-president, Nicolas Maduro, against mounting attacks from the domestic opposition. 

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Venezuelan Prosecutor Vows ‘No Impunity’ in Union Leader Killing

Bolivar state prosecutor Israel Perez stated the killing of unionist Joel Alcala is a priority for investigators, and vowed to b

Venezuelan authorities launched Thursday an investigation into the suspected assassination of a prominent union organiser.

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The Silent Success Of Cooperatives In The Bolivarian Revolution

The CECOSESOLA (Cooperatives of Social Services of Lara State) food co-op consists of 538 worker-members who sell to 60,000 shop

Dada Maheshvarananda presents how cooperatives are a strong force of community empowerment that are transforming people's values from being self-centered to actively working for the common good in Venezuela.

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Venezuelan Government, Sidor Workers Sign New Collective Contract

Sidor Workers’ Trade Union (Sutiss) leaders with Minister of Industry José David Cabello (@jdavidcabello)

Workers from the state-owned steel plant Sidor in Guayana City have signed a new collective contract, Minister of Industry José David Cabello announced on Thursday. The contract ends a long-standing dispute between workers and the national government, who have spent over two years in negotiations after the last collective contract expired in 2010.

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Transportation Strike Ends in Venezuela’s Nueva Esparta

The strike, protested a lack of auto parts, insecurity, and the creation of a cheaper, government-initiated MetroBus system that

After carrying out a day-long strike affecting an estimated 95% of public transportation in Margarita in Nueva Esparta state, the Nueva Esparta Transport Union agreed to resume work yesterday after an assembly between workers and government representatives.

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Workers March against Venezuelan Business Federation to Protest “Economic War”

Pro-government trade unions marched against Venezuela’s main business federation last week to protest the “economic war” t

Pro-government trade unions marched against Venezuela’s main business federation last week to protest the “economic war” that workers argue the federation is waging against the government. 

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Maduro: Venezuelan Minimum Wage to Increase a Further 10%

President Nicolas MAduro announced the increase on Saturday (agencies)

Venezuela’s minimum wage will rise by a further 10% in November as part of a “defence of the salary” against inflation, announced President Nicolas Maduro over the weekend.

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Venezuela Increases Local Chocolate Production

The Los Teques Cimarron plant (PSUV Miranda)

Yesterday members of the Venezuelan national government inaugurated another chocolate factory, part of a push to increase local production of a product which for centuries was Venezuela’s main export, but was always processed and consumed overseas.

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Students and Workers Occupy Agroecology University: Statement from the Occupiers

The occupiers say they are with president-commander Chávez (IALA)

Student and workers are currently engaged in an occupation at the Latin American Agroecology Institute, Barinas, demanding the removal of the institute's Directive Council. The students and workers have taken on the daily running of the institute, whilst preventing the Council from entering. This is an official statement from the occupation.

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