Venezuela

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America Likes Democracy, Except In Venezuela : Chavez in the Crosshairs
Weisbrot, Mark
Article
2012
Venezuelans can be sure that their vote counts. The government in Venezuela has done everything to increase voter registration and participation.
An Analysis of 12F
Sanchez, Gabriela
Article
2014
A discussion of the events, factors, and actors involved in the protests, deaths, injuries, and arrests in Caracas on Venezuela's annual 'Youth Day'.
The BBC's 'Bogeyman' Narrative on Hugo Chavez
Article
2013
The changes in Venezuela, and throughout Latin America, over the past decade: the development of peaceful, democratic alternatives to the policies of neoliberalism; standards of living improved for mi...
Build It Now: Socialism for the Twenty-First Century
Lebowitz, Michael
Book
2006
Influenced by the dramatic proeesses unfolding in Venezuela, Lebowitz re-imagines a socialism for the twenty-first century that places workers and popular communities at the centre of the project.
Changing Venezuela By Taking Power: The History and Policies of the Chavez Government
Wilpert, Greg
Book
2007
Explores the historical and socioeconomic roots of the Venezuelan initiatives of recent years, the conflicts they have engendered, the achievements and pitfalls, the animating ideals of a genuinely pa...
Chávez and the Communal State: On the Transition to Socialism in Venezuela
Foster, John Bellamy
Article
2015
Bellamy Foster examines Chávez's El Golpe de Timón (“Strike at the Helm”) speech where he insists on the need for changes at the top in order to promote an immediate leap forward in the creation of wh...
The Chavez Legacy: The Revolution Within the Revolution Will Continue
Zeese, Kevin; Flowers, Margaret
Article
2013
Chavez was a leader who, in unity with the people, was able to free Venezuela from the grips of US Empire, brought dignity to the poor and working class, and was central to a Latin American revolt aga...
Chávismo and Its Discontents: International Left Intellectuals Respond to Venezuelan Government's Legislative Election Setback
Harris, Roger D.; Kaufman, Chuck
Article
2016
Five hours after the polls had closed, the National Electoral Council (CNE) announced a landslide victory for the opposition in Venezuela's the National Assembly elections. The response of internation...
The Class Conflict in Venezuela: A Classic Struggle of Left v. Right
Weisbrot, Mark
Article
2014
The current protests in Venezuela are reminiscent of another historical moment when street protests were used by right-wing politicians as a tactic to overthrow the elected government. It was December...
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Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on South America.
Connexions Other Voices - August 27, 2017: Official Enemies
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2017
Why and how do some countries become 'enemies'? How and why do governments and media work in tandem to demonize official enemies? Who are the people who live in those countries, what are their lives l...
A Dangerous Neighbourhood
Chomsky, Noam
Article
2005
Noam Chomsky explores the relationship between the USA and South America. He reveals that due to numerous anti-social policies, America is becoming increasingly isolated - even from Canada.
Death of an Activist in Venezuela: In Memory of Orlando Figueroa
Centeno, Jimmy
Article
2017
Highlighting the death of a political activist in Venezuala by the utra-right, which uses brutality, murder and ecological destruction to pursue their goal of recuperating control over the oil produci...
The Deceptive Use of the Phrase "Peaceful Protests" in Venezuela
Ellner, Steve
Article
2014
The Venezuelan opposition and much of the media use the term "peaceful protests" to distinguish gatherings of protesting students and other young people from the more violent actions.
The Dirty Hand of the National Endowment for Democracy in Venezuela: Agents of Destabilization
Golinger, Eva
Article
2014
Anti-government protests in Venezuela that seek regime change have been led by several individuals and organizations with close ties to the US government. The National Endowment for Democracy “NED” an...
The Face of Imperialism
Parenti, Michael
Book
2011
Parenti redefines empire and imperialism to connect the current crisis in America to its own bad behavior worldwide.
Fake News about Venezuela: A Simple Recipe
Vaz, Ricardo
Article
2017
"Journalists" who want to write fake news about Venezuela, or about any other country or group that dares to stand up to US imperialism, only need to follow this simple recipe: - Choose one or more c...
How Chavez Changed History for the Better: A New Kind of Socialism
Landau, Saul
Article
2013
Hugo Chavez's impact on Venezuela.
Hugo Chávez and me
Ali, Tariq
Article
2013
Tariq Ali's thoughts on how Hugo Chavez, the late president of Venezuela, will be remembered by his supporters as a lover of literature, a fiery speaker and a man who fought for his people and won.
Marxist Theories of the State Played out in Venezuela
Ellner, Steve
Article
2017
The implications of Marxist state theories developed by Nicos Poulantzas and Ralph Miliband are useful for framing issues related to leftist strategy in twenty-first century Venezuela.
The Meaning of Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution: Against The Current vol. 113
Albo, Greg
Article
2004
A feature of revolutions is that they keep coming around in unexpected ways and in unexpected places. Who would have dared predict the eruption that was Seattle in November 1999, when the powers behi...
Misrepresented? Hugo Chavez and the Western Media
Looby, Robert
Article
An interview with Julia Buxton about Hugo Chávez, president of Venezuela, and target of concerted criticism in the western media.
The National Endowment for Democracy in Venezuela: The Stealth Destabilizer
Scipes, Kim
Article
2014
As protests have been taking place in Venezuela the last couple of weeks, it is always good to check on the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), the US Empire’s “stealth” destabilizer.
9 things you need to know about Venezuela and the recent violence
Vivanco, Pable
Article
2014
Behind the attempts to overthrow the Venezuelan government.
Obama Pushes for Regime Change in Venezuela: Once Again, South America Says No
Weisbrot, Mark
Article
2014
When is it considered legitimate to try and overthrow a democratically-elected government? In Washington, the answer has always been simple: when the U.S. government says it is. Not surprisingly, that...
On the Warpath in Venezuela: Against the Bolivarian Revolution
Whitney Jr., W.T.
Article
2013
Nicolas Maduro won Venezuela’s presidential election in April by a slim margin, a result still unrecognized by the U.S. government. Opposition demonstrations quickly spread, killing 13 people. Now his...
Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent
Galeano, Eduardo
Book
1971
A political economy, a social and cultural narrative, and a powerful description of primitive capital accumulation.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - May 7, 2016: Destabilization and Regime Change
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
When governments get too far out of line -- the most outrageous offence, from the point of view of imperial power, is pursuing policies that help ordinary people at the expense of transnational corpo...
Overthrowing other people's governments: The Master List
Blum, William
Article
2013
Instances of the United States overthrowing, or attempting to overthrow, a foreign government since the Second World War.
People are radicalizing Venezuela's Revolution: An interview with Christina Schiavoni
Schiavoni , Christina; Chowdhury, Farooque; Magdoff, Fred
Article
2017
In this interview Christina Schiavoni, a researcher and food sovereignty activist, provides a different view of the life of the Venezuelan people than we normally get from the media. The interview cov...
Playing the 'Anti-Semitism' Card Against Venezuela
Wingerter, Eric; Delacour, Justin
Article
2009
Even after the attack on a Caracas synagogue was shown to be an inside job, a robbery perpetrated by employees of the synagogue's security firm, the international media has continued to portray the in...
Preparing for a Post-Chávez Venezuela: Not One Step Backward, Ni Un Paso Atrás
Ciccariello-Maher, George
Article
2013
Hugo Chávez is no more, and yet the symbolic importance of the Venezuelan President that exceeded his physical persona in life, providing a condensation point around which popular struggles coalesced,...
The real first casualty of war
Pilger, John
Article
2006
Censorship by journalism is virulent in Britain and the US - and it means the difference between life and death for people in faraway countries.
Rebuilding the Left
Harnecker, Marta
Book
2007
Beginning with an overview of the Left in Latin America, from the Cuban Revolution to the present, Harnecker goes on to analyze developments now taking place and stresses the necessity of developing a...
The reckoning: the future of the Venezuelan Revolution
Gonzalez, Mike
Article
2014
he core of Chávez’s programme was to achieve state control of the oil industry, negotiate for an appropriate level of royalties, and use that income for social and economic development. The rhetoric r...
The Strange Death of Hugo Chavez: an Interview with Eva Golinger
Whitney, Mike
Article
2016
I believe there is a very strong possibility that President Chavez was assassinated. There were notorious and documented assassination attempts against him throughout his presidency. Most notable was ...
The Strategy of the Venezuelan Opposition
Ellner, Steve
Article
2014
The strategy and tactics of the Venezuelan opposition is a replay of events that took place leading up to the coup against Hugo Chávez on April 11, 2002 and is similar (although in some ways quite dif...
The struggle of Venezuela against 'a common enemy'
Pilger, John
Article
2015
John Pilger discusses the reasons that the United States continues to work continuously to overthrow Venezuela's left-learning government. The U.S. government makes absurd claims that Venezuela poses ...
The Venezuelan Opposition does not want Democracy or Elections
Vaz, Ricardo
Article
2017
Interview with Jorge Martin, secretary of the "Hands Off Venezuela" solidarity campaign. The Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela is facing its most challenging times. The right-wing opposition, backed ...
Toward Revolution and Collective Leadership - Interview: Against The Current vol. 161
Spronk, Susan; Webber, Jeffery R.
Article
2012
An interview with Andrés Antillano. Bolivia.
Understanding the Venezuelan Revolution: Hugo Chavez Talks to Marta Harnecker
Chavez, Hugo; Harnecker, Marta
Book
2005
The exchange between Harnecker and Chávez brings to light the process of thought and action behind the public pronouncements and policies of state.
Venezuela from Below
Wetzel, Tom
Article
2011
Venezuela on the Edge of Civil War
Pear, David W.
Article
2017
Venezuela is a step closer to civil war after the July 20, 2017 "fake referendum" held by the government opposition, which resulted in a vote of "no confidence" for President Nicolas Maduro.
Venezuela: The Political Economy of Inflation and Investment Strikes
Levingston, Oliver
Article
2014
This paper adopts a Marxian class analysis to dispute the orthodox critique of high inflation in contemporary Venezuela. It draws a parallel between the 2002-03 oil industry lock-out and the capital s...
Venezuela Threatened by Far-right Violence
Australia-Venezuela Solidarity Network
Article
2014
A statement by the Australia-Venezuela Solidarity Network condemning the recent violent actions instigated by far-right sections of the opposition in various cities across Venezuela.
Venezuela Under Attack Again: Economic Sabotage
Victor, María Páez
Article
2014
A highly organized attack is once again being carried out against the democratic and popular government of Venezuela. It has involved monetary manipulations, economic sabotage, international media cam...
Venezuela: US, elite launch new attacks on democracy
Article
2015
Venezuela is facing new attempts to subvert its democracy and roll-back the pro-poor process of social change known as the Bolivarian revolution.
Venezuela: Voices on the Struggle: Against The Current vol. 148
Webber, Jeffery R.; Spronk, Susan
Article
2010
In mid-June 2010, we caught up with three revolutionary socialist activists, Gonzalo Gómez, Stalin Pérez Borges, and Luis Primo in Caracas, Venezuela to discuss their views on the contradictions and p...
Venezuelan Opposition "Consultation": Playing Alone and Losing
Vaz, Ricardo
Article
2017
The Venezuelan opposition "referendum", which in reality was nothing more than a non-binding 'consultation' without any legal status, was predicted as a major political earthquake that would instantly...
The Venezuelan Revolution: New Internationalist June 2006
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2006
A look inside the Venezuelan Revolution and facts and history of the country.
The War on Democracy
Pilger, John (director)
Film/Video
2007
This film by John Pilger explores the current and past relationship of Washington with Latin American countries such as Venezuela, Bolivia and Chile.
The War on Democracy in Latin America: Interview with John Pilger
Montesanti, Edu
Article
2016
Journalist, writer and filmmaker John Pilger granted this exclusive interview where he talks about the US war on democracy in Latin America. "Modern era imperialism is a war on democracy. Genuine demo...
Washington Seeks Regime Change in Venezuela: Agents of Destabilization
Leech, Garry
Article
2014
Both the ongoing protests in Venezuela and the economic problems that the demonstrators are protesting against appear to have been orchestrated by the opposition in order to destabilize the country an...
What 'Democracy' Really Means in U.S. and New York Times Jargon: Latin America Edition
Greenwald, Glenn
Article
2014
One of the most accidentally revealing media accounts highlighting the real meaning of "democracy" in U.S. discourse is a still-remarkable 2002 New York Times Editorial on the U.S.-backed military cou...
What's Really Happening in Venezuela?: Shadows of the Weimar Republic
Gilbert, Chris
Article
2014
An analysis of the 2014 civil unrest in Venezuela.
Where Is Venezuela Going?: Against The Current vol. 144
Webber, Jeffery R.
Article
2010
Steve Ellner's latest book, Rethinking Venezuelan Politics, is an important contribution to our understanding of Venezuela under Hugo Chávez. It brings a deeply historical perspective to the topic, so...
Why The U.S. Government Hates Venezuela
Cooke, Shamus
Article
2009
Having lost in the realm of ideas, those supporting capitalism must compensate by other means.
Would You Believe That the United States Tried to do Something That was Not Nice Against Hugo Chávez?: The Plan to Destabilize Venesuela
Blum, William
Article
2013
Wikileaks releases documents on U.S. efforts to overthrow Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

AK Press
AK Press is a worker-run collective that publishes and distributes radical books, visual and audio media, and other mind-altering material. We're small: a dozen people who work long hours for short mo...
CounterCurrents.org
An alternative news site based in India. We bring out what the mainstream media fails to tell you, or hides from you. These are the things that really matter. The things which may determine the fate o...
Europe Solidaire Sans Frontieres
ESSF est une association de solidarit‚ internationale. Traitant d'un large ‚ventail de questions, notre site pr‚sente une information militante sur de nombreuses luttes et campagnes ; ainsi que des ar...
Hands Off Venezuela
The group expresses solidarity with the Bolivian Revolution, opposition to imperial intervention in Venezuela and builds direct links with revolutionary and trade unions to assist the movement in Vene...
Marxsite
Trotskyist-leaning site with a relatively broad range of resources.
New Internationalist
New Internationalist reports on issues of world poverty and inequality. We focus attention on the unjust relationship between the powerful and the powerless worldwide in the fight for global justice.

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Association of Caribbean States
The Convention Establishing the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) was signed on 24 July 1994 in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, with the aim of promoting consultation, cooperation and concerted action among all the countries of...
Embassy Row
Embassy Row, published by Sources as part of the Parliamentary Names & Numbers directory, lists all embassies and high commissions to Canada, and all Canadian embassies, high commissions and consulates abroad. Each e...
Latin American Economic System
The Latin American and Caribbean Economic System (SELA) is a regional intergovernmental organization that groups 26 Latin American and Caribbean countries. Its headquarters are in Caracas, Venezuela. SELA was established on 17 Oct...
Latin American Parliament
The Latin American Parliament (Parlatino) is a regional, permanent and unicameral organism, integrated from the national Parliaments of Latin America, elected democratically by means of universal suffrage in countries that ratifie...
League of Arab States
A regional organization of Arab states in Southwest Asia, and North and Northeast Africa. The Arab League currently has 22 members and four observers. The main goal of the league is to "draw closer the relations between member Sta...
Organization of American States
The Organization of American States (OAS) brings together the nations of the Western Hemisphere to strengthen cooperation on democratic values, defend common interests and debate the major issues facing the region and the world. T...
Union of South American Nations
The Union of South American Nations (Dutch: Unie van Zuid-Amerikaanse Naties - UZAN, Portuguese: Uniao de Na‡oes Sul-Americanas - UNASUL, Spanish: Uni¢n de Naciones Suramericanas - UNASUR) is an intergovernmental union integrating...
United Nations
The United Nations is central to global efforts to solve problems that challenge humanity. Cooperating in this effort are more than 30 affiliated organizations, known together as the UN system. Day in and day out, the UN and its f...

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Murder attempt against pro-ChA¡vez journalist in Portuguesa state
Sources News Release
2009
A murder attempt against Rafael Finol, political correspondent on the privately-owned daily El Regional in Acarigua, Portuguesa state, central-western Venezuela.
Venezuelan Elections: Latest Step in the Long Road
Against The Current vol. 161
Webber, Jeffery R.
2012
"The elections are a mix," the Argentine-Mexican Marxist Guillermo Almeyra suggests, "between a legal and democratic process of conflict resolution, a disguised and mediated, but sharp, class struggle...

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New Internationalist reports on issues of world poverty and inequality. We focus attention on the unjust relationship between the powerful and the powerless worldwide in the fight for global justice.