Insumisión: Strike!

Originally posted to It’s Going Down By Scott Campbell The last edition of Insumisión started with news of the national teachers strike in Mexico and that’s where we’ll kick things off here. It’s been an intense fourteen days since the National Coordinating Body of Education Workers (CNTE) began an indefinite strike on May 15, primarily against…

Venezuelans Commemorate International Africa Week

By Jeanette Charles Afro-Venezuelans gathered in public spaces across the country last week to celebrate Africa’s significant yet often overlooked imprint on Venezuela for International Africa Week.  Institutions including the Center for African and Caribbean Wisdom as well as Afro-Venezuelan communities organized musical performances, artesanal markets and symposiums. The Bolivarian University of Venezuela, Cátedra Libre…

Venezuela: Pro-Government Supporters Being Killed in Record Numbers

teleSUR Venezuelan authorities are conducting an internal investigation into the assassination of retired Army Major General Felix Velasquez, which is the latest case in a surge of killings targeting pro-government public officials and activists. In recent months, Western mainstream media outlets have remained silent regarding the violence waged against government supporters, left-wing activists and public…

Washington’s Coup-making Strategy from Brazil to Venezuela

By Manlio Dinucci Voltaire Network | Rome (Italy) | 30 May 2016 français  italiano  Türkçe  Español  Português What is the connection between the following pairs of societies that are geographically, historically and culturally quite distinct: • Kosovo and Libya/Syria, • Iraq and Afghanistan, • Ukraine and Brazil/Venezuela? [The answer]: Being caught up in the US…

The Twisted Truth of Venezuela’s Right Wing

“And your lie, even if it is repeated a thousand times, will never be true,“ reads the second sentence of a message sent last week by Luis Almagro, Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), to Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro. The open letter was the irate response, dressed up as reason, of the…

Operation Condor 2.0: A Blow Against Venezuela

By Nil Nikandrov In his speeches Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro constantly returns to the subject of the new Condor plan that the US is seeking to undertake in Latin America and the Caribbean. The codename «Condor» was first used to camouflage the widespread oppression orchestrated by military juntas in South America (mainly in Chile, Brazil,…

Operation Condor: Cross-Border Disappearance and Death

Operation Condor’s targets were activists, organizers, and opponents of the dictatorships. By J. Patrice McSherry Operation Condor was a covert, multinational “black operations” program organized by six Latin American states (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay, later joined by Ecuador and Peru), with logistical, financial, and intelligence support from Washington. In the Cold War…

Venezuela and the Nicaraguan War

Tortilla con Sal In Nicaragua, most people watch the dramatic situation our Venezuelan sisters and brothers are going through with concern and also with a degree of self-recognition. In many ways, for people old enough to remember here, it is déja vu. None of us want to see repeated in Venezuela the mistakes we made…