Some Questions on Oscar Figuera’s “The Crisis of Rentier Capitalism in Venezuela”

Some Questions on Oscar Figuera’s “The Crisis of Rentier  Capitalism in Venezuela” Stan Smith, Chicago ALBA Solidarity The secretary-general of the Venezuelan Communist Party (PCV), Oscar Figuera, in a recent interview stresses the need to build a broad anti-imperialist alliance of workers, campesinos, the communal movement, and all those committed to progressive social change. Venezuela … Continue reading Some Questions on Oscar Figuera’s “The Crisis of Rentier Capitalism in Venezuela”

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Venezuela-ALBA Weekly 10.11.2019 Ecuador anti-neoliberal uprising shakes up South America

Ecuador Revolt Anti-Lenin Moreno protests against his painful IMF neoliberal measures continue to shake up Ecuador Protests against IMF austerity reached their eighth day in Ecuador, as civil society groups denounced the increased police violence, with the country's Public Defender office confirming that five people have been killed so far.  'Lenin Moreno is Out of … Continue reading Venezuela-ALBA Weekly 10.11.2019 Ecuador anti-neoliberal uprising shakes up South America

Venezuela-ALBA Weekly 10.4.2019 Leading ALBA Country Speeches to UN; US attempted coup against Venezuela suffers new Defeats

Speech by Venezuela Vice-President Delcy Rodriguez  to the United Nations General Assembly, September 27, 2019 The Venezuelan model of inclusion, justice and social protection has been determined as an objective to be destroyed by the government of the United States of America; it is the real threat to its model of capitalist supremacy. The urgent … Continue reading Venezuela-ALBA Weekly 10.4.2019 Leading ALBA Country Speeches to UN; US attempted coup against Venezuela suffers new Defeats

English text of Venezuela Vice-President Delcy Rodriguez speech to the United Nations General Assembly, September 27, 2019

Distinguished General Assembly of the United Nations Organization, a very respectful greeting to the President of this Assembly, a greeting also to all the heads of delegation who are in this hall sacred to international public law. I come in the name of the only Venezuela, the dignified Venezuela, the brave Venezuela, the one that … Continue reading English text of Venezuela Vice-President Delcy Rodriguez speech to the United Nations General Assembly, September 27, 2019

Venezuela-ALBA Weekly 9.27.2018 Refuting Smears on Venezuela and Bolivia

Refute the constant anti-Venezuela propaganda, which even Bernie Sanders repeats: the actual Report of The Council of Electoral Experts of Latin America (CEELA) on the legitimacy and freeness of the May 20, 2018 Venezuelan presidential election . Bolivia President Evo Morales speech to the United Nations General Assembly, September 24, 2019 Transnational companies control food, … Continue reading Venezuela-ALBA Weekly 9.27.2018 Refuting Smears on Venezuela and Bolivia

Bolivia President Evo Morales speech to the United Nations General Assembly, September 24, 2019

"Transnational companies control food, water, non-renewable resources, weapons, technology and our personal data. They intend to commercialize everything, to accumulate more capital. The world is being controlled by a global oligarchy, only a handful of billionaires define the political and economic destiny of humanity. 26 people have the same wealth as 3.8 billion people. That … Continue reading Bolivia President Evo Morales speech to the United Nations General Assembly, September 24, 2019

Venezuela-ALBA Weekly 9.20.2019 Venezuela Opposition Divisions, Some make Agreement with Government; Color Revolution Brewing in Bolivia

Venezuela Venezuela Ready to Defend Itself After US Invokes 1947 TIAR Defence Pact: Military Invasion Will Have Fatal Consequences for Entire Continent  Venezuela's armed forces have begun mobilizing 150,000 troops for military exercises on the Colombian border, after accusing Colombia of attempting to spark a military conflict. Opposition Splits over Talks with Government as President … Continue reading Venezuela-ALBA Weekly 9.20.2019 Venezuela Opposition Divisions, Some make Agreement with Government; Color Revolution Brewing in Bolivia

Venezuela-ALBA Weekly 9.13.2019 Washington Disrupts Venezuela Negotiations and Increases Pressures on Cuba

Third Anti-imperialist Solidarity Conference for Democracy and against Neoliberalism.Havana, November 1-3, 2019  (click here for how to go) . Venezuela Chavista Chronicles from Caracas with Jesus Rodriguez-Espinoza (part 3)  Venezuelanalysis: Washington ‘Embargoes’ Negotiated Settlement in Venezuela In early August, there were rumours a pre-agreement concerning elections was being negotiated by the Maduro government and the … Continue reading Venezuela-ALBA Weekly 9.13.2019 Washington Disrupts Venezuela Negotiations and Increases Pressures on Cuba

Celebrating 50 years of Venceremos Brigade solidarity with the Cuban Revolution

by Stan Smith . This year was the 50th anniversary of the Venceremos Brigade delegations to Cuba, a special affair for Cuba and its Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP). We participants can agree with what one former brigadista wrote us, “I went in 1971 and it was one of the most moving experiences … Continue reading Celebrating 50 years of Venceremos Brigade solidarity with the Cuban Revolution

Venezuela-ALBA Weekly 9.6.2019 #268: Our Tasks and Perspectives to Defend Venezuela

Venezuela What Are Our Tasks and Perspectives to Defend Venezuela?  Many respected progressive and leftist intellectuals and analysts in North America and Europe are paying perhaps too much attention, or are carried away by, the internal dynamics of the Bolivarian revolution, without realizing that our main task is not to speculate about the revolutionary process … Continue reading Venezuela-ALBA Weekly 9.6.2019 #268: Our Tasks and Perspectives to Defend Venezuela