President Maduro: 51,360 Integral Defense Units Activated in Venezuela (Militia)

The President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, during a video-conference with the popular base of the Bolivarian Militia, reported that there are currently 51,360 Integral Defense Units activated throughout the country, which represent the people’s military power because they are deployed in all the communities nationwide. He stressed that this military corps has more than 4.5…

Peace is the Only Path

Jorge Arreaza MontserratIn Venezuela, we have been resisting different phases of the same plan of aggression for more than two decades. The accumulation of failures, rudeness and clumsiness, far from discouraging the imperial forces — it does not matter whether they suit up as Republicans or Democrats — seems to irritate the arrogant and quarrelsome…

The Difference Between the US and China’s Response to COVID-19 is Staggering

Vijay Prashad, John Ross A medical worker guides people at a nucleic acid testing site in Tongzhou District of Beijing, capital of China, June 22, 2020. China contained the spread of COVID-19 to other provinces through mass testing, early lockdown measures and an overall focus on saving people’s lives. Photo: Xinhua/Zhang Chenlin. In Washington Post…

The Strategic Aspects of the Great AgroVenezuela Mission

Clara Sánchez Researchers, academics and Andean families are working on strategies to recampesinize food choices. Photo: Ministry of People’s Power for Science and Technology “…on the agricultural issue, which is of high national interest, we have been fighting a hard battle since the very beginning of the Revolution”. – Hugo Chavez. Presentation of Memory and…

Pursuing National Liberation and Socialism: A Conversation with Oscar Figuera

Cira Pascual Marquina Oscar Figuera is the general secretary of the Venezuelan Communist Party [PCV]. As a 17-year-old metal worker in Aragua state, he cut his teeth as a union organizer in the Venezuelan Worker’s Unitary Central [CUTV, the PCV-led union federation], becoming the union’s general secretary in 1986. Today, Figuera is a member of…

Venezuela Launches Simón Bolívar Institute for Peace and Solidarity Among Peoples

On Sunday, September 6, 205 years since the publication of the Jamaica Letter, the Simón Bolívar Institute for Peace and Solidarity among Peoples was inaugurated as a new space for the research, dissemination, debate, solidarity and strengthening of international relations. The inauguration took place via YouTube on the Institute’s Spanish and English channels. “Our institute…

Venezuela: The Real Enemy

Pascualina Curcio We became an unusual and extraordinary threat to U.S. imperialism in 1999. From that moment on, our enemy declared war, not a conventional war, but war nonetheless. At the beginning they covered their faces with the masks of the Meritocrats of PDVSA, Fedecamaras, the CTV and the political forces of the opposition. Today,…

Class Struggle and Human Rights in the Bolivarian Revolution

Cira Pascual Marquina Ana Barrios has been a social worker and human rights activist for some thirty years. She is a member of the Surgentes collective, an Chavista organization that works to democratize society and strengthen popular power initiatives. She is also part of San Agustin Convive, a mostly women’s cooperative in the San Agustin…

In Commune: The Panal 2021 Commune (Part 2)

Katrina Kozarek Outside of Venezuela, communes are a little known aspect of the Bolivarian Revolution, yet the development of the communal state is integral to the vision of 21st century socialism laid out by former President Hugo Chavez. In this series, In Commune, Venezuelanalysis will explore different experiences of rural and urban communes to help…