The Need to Radicalise the Bolivarian Revolution

Vaz, Ricardo

Publisher:  Dissident Voice
Date Written:  30/05/2017
Year Published:  2017  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX20904

Through an interview with Jorge Martín, the secretary of the Hands Off Venezuela solidarity campaign, the events leading to the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela are examined.


There is a struggle, you could say, between the revolutionary rank and file, and the bureaucracy and the reformists within the Bolivarian movement. The bureaucracy and the reformists try to prevent and block the revolutionary initiative of the masses while the revolutionary initiative of the masses is the one and only factor that has saved the Revolution at every single turn. But the more this situation goes, the more difficult it is for people to continue mobilising at the rank and file level, particularly in the situation of severe economic crisis.
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