They say they are killing people in Venezuela

November 26, 2020. Book presentation by Manuel Llorens and Verónica Zubillaga. Original article in Spanish here. Photo credit: REACIN. The game we are playing A mother tells the story of her son’s execution at the hands of the state’s security forces. She says how, as he left his home, the officer snapped: “We didn’t eat … Continue reading They say they are killing people in Venezuela

Freedom for Vannesa Rosales now!

This manifesto promoted by feminist organizations from Merida, Venezuela, has been signed by more than 200 Latin American organizations. Venezuelanvoices.org has also signed and translated the manifesto to help in the outreach efforts. The original text in Spanish and its 8 pages of signatures can be read here. You may also read about this case … Continue reading Freedom for Vannesa Rosales now!

How did Chavismo win 92% of the National Assembly?

By Simon Rodriguez Picture by Carlos Ramírez. Operation Liberation of the People, Caracas, 2017. On December 6 took place the election of the members of the National Assembly (AN), the unicameral Venezuelan parliament. The campaign was almost non-existent in much of the country and few voters went to the polls. In many places the lines … Continue reading How did Chavismo win 92% of the National Assembly?

Open Letter in Rejection of the ‘Anti-Blockade’ Law and in Demand of a Popular Referendum

Photo credit: Graffiti and photo by Dinamo SP Recently, the self-proclaimed National Constituent Assembly (ANC) approved the "Anti-Blockade Law" project presented to it by the national government on September 29. This law would grant extraordinary powers to the Executive to leave without effect a whole series of rights of the Venezuelan people and their national … Continue reading Open Letter in Rejection of the ‘Anti-Blockade’ Law and in Demand of a Popular Referendum

“The ‘Anti-Blockade Law’ is part of a process of neoliberalization of the economy”

LaClase.info interviews sociologist Emiliano Terán Mantovani Photograph: Ultimas Noticias. Maduro handing the "antiblockade law" to Constituent Assembly president Diosdado Cabello. Caracas, October 14- On October 8, 2020 without prior consultation and amid criticism from several of its members, the National Constituent Assembly approved the so-called "anti-blockade" constitutional law, provoking a series of questions among broad … Continue reading “The ‘Anti-Blockade Law’ is part of a process of neoliberalization of the economy”

Let us join forces to achieve the full freedom of workers and social activists

Photograph by Provea depicts a protest in february 2020 in Caracas, demanding freedom for Rodney Alvarez and Ruben Gonzalez. Gonzalez received a presidential pardon but Alvarez did not and is still in jail. Note by Venezuelan Workers Solidarity: On August 31st of this year, after negotiations with Opposition leaders mediated by Turkey, the Venezuelan Government … Continue reading Let us join forces to achieve the full freedom of workers and social activists

Statement of the Pemón people rejecting the Venezuelan Mining Corporation’s installation in Canaima

Photo: Omar García, BBC Communiqué available in its original spanish version at Observatorio de Ecología Política de Venezuela We, legitimate authorities, in full exercise of our rights as communal captains, consecrated, and in accordance with the customs and traditions recognized in Article 119 of the Constitution of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and protected in … Continue reading Statement of the Pemón people rejecting the Venezuelan Mining Corporation’s installation in Canaima

We demand the freedom of all working class political prisoners in Venezuela

Venezuelan Workers Solidarity We demand the immediate release of all workers imprisoned for engaging in struggle in defense of their rights, regardless of their political affiliation. We also demand justice for the workers, peasants and other activists murdered or otherwise harmed when engaging in protests, strikes, land repossessions and other actions. With this statement, we … Continue reading We demand the freedom of all working class political prisoners in Venezuela

Venezuelan Women Confront State Violence

When the police kill young men in Venezuela, often their mothers are the only ones who seek justice. Institutional barriers to accountability have increased during the pandemic. By Francisco Sánchez; article originally posted in NACLA. Photo caption: Two young boys walking in Petare, Caracas. There is fear on the streets due to police incursions. September … Continue reading Venezuelan Women Confront State Violence

The only fair way out of the Essequibo Conflict

By Simon Rodriguez P. Image extracted from Simon Rodriguez's website On June 30, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) held a hearing on the territorial dispute between Venezuela and Guyana over the Essequibo territory. We have arrived to this after decades of failed mediation attempts by the UN, arranged under the 1966 Geneva Agreement signed … Continue reading The only fair way out of the Essequibo Conflict