Venezuelan Troops Retreat from Colombian Border After Clash with Paramilitaries

By Ryan Mallett-Outtrim venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela said Thursday a group of its soldiers had retreated from a border camp, after officials in Bogota accused the troops of straying into Colombian territory. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos confirmed the withdrawal after speaking with his Venezuelan counterpart, Nicolas Maduro. “He has assured me he has ordered the withdrawal…

Afro-Venezuelans Deserve Reparations that go Beyond the Symbolic

By Rachael Boothroyd Rojas and Francisco Tovar On the 163rd anniversary of the abolition of slavery in Venezuela, Francisco Tovar, activist for the rights of Afro-descendents and executive director of the Institute of African Diaspora Studies (IEA) talks to Venezuelanalysis about systemic racism, the challenges facing the Afro-Venezuelan population today, and his new book on…

María Cristina Sotomayor: The “Grandmother” of People’s Power in Cuba

María Cristina Sotomayor, a founder of the first People’s Power bodies established in Cuba, inspires in her constituents the idea that any difficulty can be overcome with the participation of all. Ventura de Jesús Garcia | ventura@granma.cu María Cristina Sotomayor, a founder of the first People’s Power bodies established in Cuba, inspires in her constituents…

Uber: A Lesson in Economic Democracy from Nicaragua

By Tortilla Con Sal Back in July 2016, New York radio journalist Don Debar, reporting on the Democratic Party Convention in Philadelphia, found that people arriving for the convention in taxis were stopped at the security cordon over a mile from the convention center. From there, they had to get out and walk in the…

In Defense of Land and Water, From Standing Rock to Guatemala

Standing Rock and the struggle against the DAPL and in defense of water have brought Indigenous people together in solidarity from across the globe. By Jeff Abbott,  Truthout via teleSUR The defense of water knows no borders, according to the Mayan Ancestral Authorities, the communal authorities and elders of Mayan towns across Guatemala. This reality…

Enbridge Line 3: The Feeblest Head of the Hydra

By Anonymous Contributor I started researching this article while at Standing Rock, after learning that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had approved a $7.5 billion pipeline project to replace Line 3. At the time, I didn’t even know such a proposal was on the table. In so-called Canada, the Kinder Morgan and Energy East pipelines…

Zapatista “Fuck Trump” Communiqué: The First of Several

Zapatista Army for National Liberation Mexico March, 2017 To the Sixth all over the world: Compas: We had told you we wanted to find a way to support you so that you in turn could support the resistance and rebellion of those who are persecuted and separated by walls. Well, we have some small progress…