Venezuela

Popular Power and Socialism in the 21st Century - The modern clothes of Social Democracy

The famous “Socialism of the 21st century” is nothing else than the Popular Front of the 20th century. The old Social-Democratic soup is served again at the table of the proletariat in order to encourage it to fight against “the right”, “neo-liberalism”, “imperialism”, “the fascists”, “Yankees” or whoever would be politically indicated as the new enemy at the next social forum, counter-forum or cultural meeting. And so try to prevent a complete confrontation with our class enemy: the world bourgeoisie, here or elsewhere, left or right, which always represents Capital.

Venezuela: Crisis, protests, inter-bourgeois political struggle and threat of imperialist war

– Venezuela is in crisis because capitalism is in crisis; or rather, the world capitalist crisis is expressed in Venezuela in a plain, raw and scandalously visible shape, not only at the economic level, but also at the political, social, ideological and probably at the geopolitical-military levels here and now as well as in the future.

The myth of the left is ripe to collapse (*)

The social and economic situation of Venezuela, after 14 years of Chavez government and more than a year of Maduro government, could not yield more than the results we are seeing today. It is necessary then to make a historical review to contextualize the present explosion of social unrest.

Popular Power and Socialism in the 21st Century - The modern clothes of Social Democracy

The famous “Socialism of the 21st century” is nothing else than the Popular Front of the 20th century. The old Social-Democratic soup is served again at the table of the proletariat in order to encourage it to fight against “the right”, “neo-liberalism”, “imperialism”, “the fascists”, “Yankees” or whoever would be politically indicated as the new enemy at the next social forum, counter-forum or cultural meeting. And so try to prevent a complete confrontation with our class enemy: the world bourgeoisie, here or elsewhere, left or right, which always represents Capital.

Venezuela: Crisis, protests, inter-bourgeois political struggle and threat of imperialist war

– Venezuela is in crisis because capitalism is in crisis; or rather, the world capitalist crisis is expressed in Venezuela in a plain, raw and scandalously visible shape, not only at the economic level, but also at the political, social, ideological and probably at the geopolitical-military levels here and now as well as in the future.

The myth of the left is ripe to collapse (*)

The social and economic situation of Venezuela, after 14 years of Chavez government and more than a year of Maduro government, could not yield more than the results we are seeing today. It is necessary then to make a historical review to contextualize the present explosion of social unrest.

Roland Denis: "Chavez Didn't Dare to Do What He Had to Between 2002 and 2003”

Roland Denis

Long time revolutionary anarchist and people's fighter of the Venezuelan Left, Roland Denis is a graduate in philosophy from the UCV [Central University of Venezuela] and was Vice-Minister of Planning and Development from 2002 to 2003. In the 1980s, he was a militant in the Popular Disobedience Movement and subsequently in the Our America Project/April 13 Movement. He is the author of, among others, Los Fabricantes de la Rebelión (2002) and Las Tres Republicas (2012). He currently participates in the organization of "Militant Assemblies" which focus on supporting the building of territories of "People's Government".

Bolivarian Venezuela: Governments Lie

Venezuelan Constituent Assembly Elections July 30 2017

President Nicolás Maduro's unpopular call to rewrite the 1999 Constitution is bringing Venezuela many steps closer to the feared civil war in the country.

Political Situation in Venezuela: Crisis, Trends, and the Challenge of Class Independence

Chavez speaks to workers at the Central Hidroeléctrica de Tocoma.

An examination of Venezuela’s process of social transformation, popular struggles and resulting contradictions under Chavismo, PSUV and now Maduro.

The 'Madurization' of Chavismo: anarchist statement on Venezuela

Statement from the Anarchist Federation of Central America and the Caribbean on the ongoing crisis in Venezuela, its origins, and the need to resist both the Bolivarian government and its right-wing opposition.