Posts Tagged ‘Venezuela’

Once he’s through with Venezuela, Corbyn must denounce your mum, continental breakfasts and boring rock bands

by David Osland.

Demands for political opponents to undertake humiliating self-criticism before a mass audience seemingly fell out of favour roughly about the time the Chinese Communist Party wound up the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution. But fashions are always cyclical. Since 2015, a wonderfully nostalgic Labour right has gleefully nicked this page from the Maoist playbook, in the […]

Venezuela: cheerleading the Pinochet option

by David Osler.

When the most constructive thing you can find to say about a country facing the real possibility of a military coup is to brand Seumas Milne the moral equivalent of Gary Glitter, you need to consider whether you ought to be commenting on international politics in the first place. Yet such was the basic premise […]

Putting people first : Venezuela builds 700,000 new homes

by Matt Willgress.

Despite facing many difficulties, Venezuela’s latest achievements in housing are a timely reminder of why our solidarity with Venezuela remains so important, writes Matt Willgress Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro recently inaugurated the 700,000th house built under a state-led initiative called the Great Housing Mission to provide housing to all Venezuelans, continuing the impressive results of a […]

Fifty leading trade unionists express solidarity with Venezuela

by Newsdesk.

Fifty leading trade unionists have issued the following statement in support of Venezuela: On March 9 US President Obama signed an executive order declaring  “a national emergency with respect to the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States posed by the situation in Venezuela” and imposed a further round […]

South American Left united as US aims for regime change in Venezuela

by Matt Willgress.

On 9 March, US President Barack Obama signed an executive order declaring “a national emergency with respect to the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States posed by the situation in Venezuela” and imposed a further round of sanctions on the South American country. Following the introduction […]

US slaps sanctions on Venezuela as some fear right-wing destabilisation

by Matt Willgress.

In January, Venezuela’s progressive, elected President Nicolas Maduro warned that the right-wing opposition in the country is trying to create conditions which could lead to a coup, similar to the 2002 attempt to overthrow the late President Hugo Chavez. Destabilisation attempts have intensified following President Chávez’s death in 2013 – as the opposition believe that […]

Women’s statement against extreme, anti-democratic right-wing violence in Venezuela

by Newsdesk.

In recent weeks there has been a wave of violence from minority, extremist elements of the Venezuelan opposition following the launch of a campaign by the extreme right for La Salida (‘The Ousting’) of the elected government. In response to this, a large march of women recently took place calling for an end to the […]

Chávez still inspires us to change the world

by Matt Willgress.

As a misinformation war intensifies against Venezuela’s Bolivarian revolution we must never stop defending – and celebrating – the real legacy of the late Hugo Chávez. Last year, on this day, Venezuela’s president Chávez passed away at 58 years old. His death was felt around the world, representing a huge loss for all supporters of […]

The violence in Venezuela is no popular uprising

by Grahame Morris.

What’s really behind the violence in Venezuela? Attempts to portray the violence as a people’s uprising for justice — a “Venezuelan spring” — don’t stand up to scrutiny. The election of Hugo Chavez delivered the huge increases in living standards, opportunities and the end to foreign dominance that the “Middle Eastern springs” had aimed to achieve. […]

Appeal launched against violent opposition to elected government of Venezuela

by Newsdesk.

The Guardian has today published a statement signed by a range of figures from across British society (see full text and list of signatories below) initiated by theVenezuela Solidarity Campaign deploring “the wave of violence from minority and extremist sections of Venezuela’s opposition.” Commenting on the continuing destabilization efforts of anti-democratic elements of the right-wing opposition, the statement […]

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