Venezuela’s National Network of Communes Statement to the Venezuelan Constituent Assembly

Below is a statement by the communal movement in Venezuela.  In  spite of what it states about the role they think the communes deserve to play in the economic life of the country,  the communes actually have had little impact on national production. However, some of its proposals reflect the demands and sentiments of the … Continue reading Venezuela’s National Network of Communes Statement to the Venezuelan Constituent Assembly

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Correcting Eva Golinger on Venezuela

http://dissidentvoice.org/2017/08/correcting-eva-golinger-on-venezuela/ http://www.thedawn-news.org/2017/08/22/correcting-eva-golinger-on-venezuela/ https://www.opednews.com/articles/Correcting-Eva-Golinger-on-by-Stansfield-Smith-Venezuela-170823-539.html https://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/13324 https://popularresistance.org/correcting-eva-golinger-on-venezuela/ http://www.wrongkindofgreen.org/2017/08/24/correcting-eva-golinger-on-venezuela/ Correcting Eva Golinger on Venezuela Stansfield Smith, ChicagoALBASolidarity.wordpress.com As the class struggle heated up in Venezuela this year, fueled by interventionist threats by the pro-US Organization of American States (OAS) bloc, many former supporters of the Bolivarian revolution have remained sitting on the fence about continued support to the … Continue reading Correcting Eva Golinger on Venezuela

Lucas Koerner of Venezuelanalysis.com Speaks on the Present Conflict in Venezuela and the US Role

Lucas Koerner Speaks on the Conflict in Venezuela and the US Role https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8TD7mDeMGM&feature=youtu.be Friday August 4, 7pm United Electrical Workers Hall, 37 S. Ashland (3 blocks from Green Line Ashland stop)  Lucas Koerner counters the disinformation campaign in the corporate press about Venezuela. He has been a writer at Venezuelanalysis.com for over 3 years and resides in Caracas. He … Continue reading Lucas Koerner of Venezuelanalysis.com Speaks on the Present Conflict in Venezuela and the US Role

Rebel Diaz Reportback  on Grassroots Strategies in Venezuela

Just back from Venezuela from meetings with grassroots groups organizing against the US economic and media war Tuesday March 14  6 pm DePaul University SAC 204 Rebel Diaz is just back from Venezuela from meetings with grassroots groups organizing against the US economic and media war. They will report on what the Chavista people are … Continue reading Rebel Diaz Reportback  on Grassroots Strategies in Venezuela

A Look at George Ciccariello-Maher’s Building the Commune, Radical Democracy in Venezuela

By Stan Smith, Chicago ALBA Solidarity Committee http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/12/30/venezuelas-communal-movement/ http://www.thedawn-news.org/2017/01/18/venezuelas-communal-movement/ http://mltoday.com/article/2617-review-building-the-commune/91 George Ciccariello-Maher, author of We Created Chavez, has come out with a short book on Venezuela, Building the Commune (Verso, 2016 Verso, 138 pp). Here the grassroots struggle  to build a new society, focusing on the cooperatives, the community councils, the communes, established to strengthen popular … Continue reading A Look at George Ciccariello-Maher’s Building the Commune, Radical Democracy in Venezuela

The US Economic and Media War on Venezuela and Cuba: US Regime Change and Organizing Against it

Wilmer Omar Barrientos Fernández, Ambassador of Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Canada Eva, Instituto Cubano de Amistad con los Pueblos Stan Smith, Chicago ALBA Solidarity Tamara Hansen, Fire This Time newspaper Alison Bodine, Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba Montreal World Social Forum  workshop Aug 10 2016 13:00 - 15:30 The Bolivarian government of Venezuela … Continue reading The US Economic and Media War on Venezuela and Cuba: US Regime Change and Organizing Against it

Venezuela: “We live under a financial dictatorship, under an ongoing business coup”

https://www.opednews.com/articles/Venezuela--We-live-under-by-Stansfield-Smith-Latin-America_Latin-American-Solidarity-With-Chavez-160622-627.html "We live under a financial dictatorship, under an ongoing business coup - they do not produce enough because they do not want to, because they wish to see us Chavistas defeated"  SISTERS OF THE SACRED HEART IN VENEZUELA  Translated by Stansfield Smith  In Venezuela You Find More in Lines to Buy Cheaper Goods Than … Continue reading Venezuela: “We live under a financial dictatorship, under an ongoing business coup”

Defending their Gains – Cuban, Venezuelan, US Workers Against the 1%

Thursday May 19th, 6:30-8:30 pm Debs Hall, Workers United, 333 S. Ashland Felipe Perez Cruz, Member of National Union Cuban Historians (UNHIC) and Cuba Writers and Artist Union (UNEAC) Jesus Rodriguez Espinosa, Consul General, Consulate of Venezuela in Chicago Richard Monje, Manager and International Vice President, Chicago and Midwest Regional Joint Board, Workers United, SEIU Cuban working people still must struggle to … Continue reading Defending their Gains – Cuban, Venezuelan, US Workers Against the 1%