Our second year

By Venezuelan Voices As today is our page’s second anniversary, we’ll briefly review this year as it was covered by articles and journalistic reports published in Venezuelan Voices. It has been a year in which Venezuela has been hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and by the regime’s instrumentalization of it to impose further social control … Continue reading Our second year

On March 8 women took the streets against patriarchal violence, for a salary that is equal to the basic food basket & free, legal and safe abortion

By La Clase Photo credit: Melanie Agrinzones from Uquira On Monday March 8, 2021, day of the working woman, we women took the streets with voices in our necks filled with demands, denounces, requirements and proposals, expressing with banners, speeches, slogans, rallies, flyers, statements, debates, declarations, poetry and songs; this is how it happened in … Continue reading On March 8 women took the streets against patriarchal violence, for a salary that is equal to the basic food basket & free, legal and safe abortion

Statement on US-Venezuela relations by Venezuelan Workers Solidarity

By Venezuelan Workers Solidarity Photo: Alejando Cremades at El Estimulo From VWS, we demand that the Biden administration lift any and all economic sanctions on Venezuela immediately and renounce all interventionist aspirations. Simultaneously, we believe that it is essential for the Left in the United States to offer true solidarity to the Venezuelan working class. … Continue reading Statement on US-Venezuela relations by Venezuelan Workers Solidarity

To the streets again!

By Jefersson Leal Photo credit: All photos in this article are taken from Revista Cuerpo y Territorio. Sixty-four years ago, the student movement of Venezuela’s Central University (UCV) went on strike to break the silence against the military dictatorship led by Marcos Pérez Jiménez. A few days before that some high schools in Caracas had … Continue reading To the streets again!

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

March 17th, during the second day of quarantine in Caracas. Credit: Adriana Loureiro Fernández for The New York Times

“The situation is very disgraceful for all” – An Interview with Omar Vázquez Heredia

Omar Vázquez Heredia is a member of the Partido Socialismo y Libertad in Venezuela, and a professor at the Central University of Venezuela. He is the author of the book ‘La Cuestión Chavista. Estado Extractivista y Nación Petrolera’, the result of his PhD studies, where he presents a critical historical account of Chavismo regarding labor, agrarian, gender, settler-colonial and international relations issues. This interview by members of Venezuelan Workers Solidarity was carried out in writing in the week of April 27th.

Venezuelan Teachers Struggle Against Regime-Imposed Hunger Wages

By Venezuelanvoices.orgPhoto credit: aporrea.org The struggle against hunger wages was once again put in the spotlight by the brutal aggression by paramilitary thugs against a demonstration by dozens of teachers in Caracas this past January 15th. On this date, National Teachers’ Day, Venezuelan educators celebrate the 1932 creation of their first union, during the Gómez … Continue reading Venezuelan Teachers Struggle Against Regime-Imposed Hunger Wages

‘Neither Maduro nor Guaidó represent an alternative for the people’ says Orlando Chirino, Venezuelan union leader of C-cura

Interview by David Turpin with national union leader of C-cura, Orlando Chirino, about the current situation of the workers' movement in Venezuela. David Turpin belongs to the Antiwar Committees, an anti-imperialist leftist organization in the US initially driven by activists who moved away from the pro-Assad positions on the Syrian war raised by most anti-war … Continue reading ‘Neither Maduro nor Guaidó represent an alternative for the people’ says Orlando Chirino, Venezuelan union leader of C-cura

No to the threat of dismissal against Jose Bodas!

By C-CURA (Autonomous, Revolutionary, Unitary Class Tendency) Through social networks and other means, has circulated the rumour of a probable dismissal of Jose Bodas from PDVSA. Bodas is a refinery worker at Puerto La Cruz, in the state of Anzoategui, with 31 years of service in our main industry, plant operator, and general secretary of … Continue reading No to the threat of dismissal against Jose Bodas!