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: The Present Regime Change Strategy of the US government and How we can Organize 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: The Present Regime Change Strategy of the US government and How we can Organize 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%

Venezuela:  Reportback From Election Delegation, the Role of US Interference, and the Economic Situation

Saturday, January 16th at 6:00 PM Stan Smith was a member of a delegation from the US, photos College of Complexes, weekly free speech forum Dappers East Restaurant, 2901 W. Addison (3600 north, between California and Kedzie) http://www.collegeofcomplexes.org  Article written by Stansfield Smith after being on a Dcember delegation to Venezuela http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/01/06/lessons-we-can-learn-from-the-electoral-setback-in-venezuela/

Lessons We Can Learn from the Electoral Setback in Venezuela

http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/01/06/lessons-we-can-learn-from-the-electoral-setback-in-venezuela/ The most important lesson for solidarity activists and opponents of the US Empire is the crucial role of our international solidarity in defending Third World countries under threat. The constant corporate media disinformation war on target countries such as Venezuela is as much a weapon of aggression and a tool for regime change as … Continue reading Lessons We Can Learn from the Electoral Setback in Venezuela

Report from Delegation to Venezuela

The US corporate press is continually full of anti-Chavista propaganda, just as it was against Qaddaffi. One purpose of this propaganda is drive a wall between the solidarity of the US people with Venezuela. In this they have in a large part succeeded. We must recognize that the US cannot invade a country without neutralizing the … Continue reading Report from Delegation to Venezuela