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The Chávez Hypothesis: Vicissitudes of a Strategic Project

Mural reads: "Nobody surrenders here. Commune or Nothing". (Archive)

Bolivarian University Professor Chris Gilbert argues that Hugo Chávez is the heir to Lenin's political legacy in espousing a strategic vision for transition to socialism on the basis of the commune. 

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Authoritarianism in Venezuela? A Reply to Gabriel Hetland

Venezuelan opposition protesters burn a National Bolivarian Police motorcycle at an anti-government barricade in the affluent ea

Hetland recycles status quo liberal critiques of the Bolivarian Revolution ignoring grassroots support for Maduro, argues the VA team. 

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Critiquing Maduro from the Left

"Made in Socialism". (Sonnya Paz/ Flickr)

University of Oriente Professor Steve Ellner takes apart ex-Chavista theorist Heinz Dieterich's critiques of the Maduro government from the left. 

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Defeat the Coup Against the Bolivarian Republic

The red cockerel is the symbol of the Venezuelan Communist Party. (PCV)

The Communist Party of Venezuela calls for unity amongst revolutionary forces to defend the government from rightwing coup attempts.

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Venezuelan Revolutionaries Demand ‘Truly Communal State’

Venezuela has around 1500 communes nationwide. (AVN)
Thousands of Venezuelans took to the streets of Caracas this week to rally in support of the country’s commune movement.

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History Repeats Itself? Venezuela’s New Constituent Assembly

"I march for the constituent assembly." Caracas, May 8, 2017. (Ricardo Herderez)

Bolivarian University Professor Chris Gilbert analyzes the balance of forces underlying the Maduro government's bid to draft a new constitution as a solution to the country's current revolutionary impasse.

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Venezuelan President Maduro Calls for a Constituent Assembly

Venezuelans celebrate international workers' day 2017, just before Maduro made the surprise announcement. (AVN)

Jorge Martin discusses the Venezuelan president's recent decision to convene a constituent assembly in Venezuela.

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Venezuela’s Maduro Calls for National Constituent Assembly to End Political Impasse

Workers celebrate International Workers' Day in Caracas. (Gregorio Terán &Henry Tesara/AVN)

The National Constituent Assembly will re-draft the country’s Constitution from the bottom up, says the Venezuelan president. 

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Statement from Venezuelan Social Movements on the Murder of Jesús Sulbarán

Jesús Sulbarán and his family. The Merida state government worker was killed by snipers on April 24. (epccasadelcosturero.blog

Merida communal councils and popular movements denounce the murder of two state government workers by opposition snipers on April 24 as an act of terror against the Bolivarian project. 

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Understanding Venezuela's Political Crisis

Pablo Navarrete (left) and Francisco Dominguez (right). (screenshot)

Alborada's Pablo Navarrete speaks to Dr. Francisco Dominguez from Middlesex University and the Venezuela Solidarity Campaign, and to Rachael Boothroyd Rojas from Venezuelanalysis on the unfolding violence in Venezuela.

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