PSUV Wins Regional Elections, Ensuring Re-election of Maduro

Jesús Silva R. Translated from Spanish and Edited by Arturo Rosales – Axis of Logic With 18 governorships won in the elections of October 15, 2017, the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) becomes the favorite to win the presidential election in 2018. With chavism’s 18 regions and the support of the Constituent Assembly (ANC),…

Chavismo is Alive and Well: A First Analysis of the Regional Elections

Mision Verdad Translated By Tortilla Con Sal Chavismo won an important victory in the regional elections of October 15th The context These regional elections took place after having been preceded by a cycle of violence promoted by anti-Chavista forces both inside and outside Venezuela. After four months of violence from April to July and efforts…

Venezuela: Another Victory from Below

Les Blough* Axis of Logic October 16th 2017 Chavismo won another historic victory today in spite of the brutal US war on the economy, the Washington – backed violence geared to the comprehensive and exhaustive media assault over the last few years, all aimed at overthrowing the government of President Nicolás Maduro. It hasn’t worked…

Polls Close in Venezuela’s Regional Elections

The Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said the vote was successful and had been conducted in a peaceful, exemplary way. Voters in Venezuela lined up and waited to vote since the early hours of the morning. | Photo: teleSUR Polls have closed in Venezuela’s regional elections. Ballots have been cast for 23 governors at 13,559 polling…

South Africa: The Politics of Blood

Richard Pithouse It has been just over five years since the South African state massacred thirty-four striking miners under the washed out blue of a winter afternoon. That event has come to mark a decisive rupture in the standing of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) in South Africa and abroad. During the mass struggles…

Puerto Rico and the Colonial Circuits of Policing

How reconsidering the history of policing in Puerto Rico complicates our understandings of the island’s colonial relationship with the United States. Marisol LeBrón Scholars and activists have long argued that Puerto Rico functions as a colonial laboratory for the United States. Instances of unethical medical and scientific experimentation in Puerto Rico—including testing of the birth…