Venezuela

Views and Comments No. 30 (August 1958)

The No. 30 (August 1958) issue of Views and Comments, an anarcho-syndicalist leaning publication produced out of New York by the Libertarian League from 1955 until 1966.

Views and Comments No. 29 (July 1958)

The No. 29 (July 1958) issue of Views and Comments, an anarcho-syndicalist leaning publication produced out of New York by the Libertarian League from 1955 until 1966.

When will the lights go out in Venezuela?

The water level of the Guri Reservoir is dropping precipitously in an El Niño drought year and the hydroelectric turbines may have to be shut down as early as May (2016) to avoid destroying the plant. The real problem is that the ten turbines produce some 70% of Venezuela's electricity. It's easy for the Bolivarian government to blame the rolling electrical blackouts currently afflicting the country on the drought, but the real cause is far more complicated...

What Problems in Bolivarian Venezuela? What Tumeremo Massacre?

While the left press continues to praise the "Bolivarian Revolution," it has brought the country to the edge of a humanitarian disaster. Here are just a few of the problems, and not even the major ones. And then there's the Tumeremo massacre...

Venezuela's 28 missing miners? Only government news gets the newsprint

Correo de Caroní, Venezuela

As the mystery of the fate of the missing 28 miners of Tumerero, Venezuela continues, the government decides to imprison the regional newspaper's publisher. Coincidence or cover-up?

News from Bolivarian gangland

Written a week before the shocking murder of 28 miners in Tumeremo, Venezuela by the 'El Topo' (The Mole) gang with the evident complicity of police and military, this article provides some background to the current wave of violence in the country. The Bolivarian government seems more hesitant to work with the opposition National Assembly, elected December 6, 2015 with 2/3 support among 3/4 of the voters than with the growing mega-gangs and the corrupt military...

Complexities of Autonomy: Part Three of Four

A brief look at Latin American autonomous movements and their contradictions, third part of a four part overview of autonomous movements

Express Update of the Venezuelan situation (February 25, 2014)

An english translation of a new update (25 February) from El Libertario about the wave of protests against the Maduro government in Venezuela.

An open letter on the situation in Venezuela, to the comrades of the FEL and El Libertario - Nosotros los Pobres

An open letter to anarchists in Chile and Venezuela, taking a nuanced look at the wave of protests against the Maduro government.

Twelve FAQ about what is happening in Venezuela

Twelve frequently asked questions about what is happening with the unrest in Venezuela answered by the excellent Caracas-based El Libertario newspaper.