2014 Australian solidarity tour to Venezuela

December 2 - 13, 2014AVSN-brigade-Dec-2014

Registrations are now open for the Australia-Venezuela Solidarity Network’s next solidarity tour to revolutionary Venezuela.

The tour, to run from Tuesday December 2nd to Saturday December 13th (inclusive) - will be a unique an opportunity to observe first-hand, learn about and be inspired by a grassroots movement that is transforming not only Venezuela, but all of Latin America, and is challenging the greed and destructiveness of global capitalism by showing that a better world is possible.
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Venezuela - the revolution continues – la revolución continúa (Sydney)

Feature discussions will include Ideology of Bolivarian revolution, Social and economic achievements, Truth and media lies of revolution, Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas.

Las discusiones incluirán ideología de la revolución bolivariana, Logros económicos y sociales de la revolucion, la verdad y mentiras de los medios de comunicacion, la Alternativa Bolivariana para las Américas

9am – 6pm, Mon October 6 (Labour Day holiday)

Redfern Town Hall 73 Pitt Street, Redfern

An event organised by the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, in conjunction with: Australia Venezuela Solidarity Network, Australia-Cuba Friendship Society, Bolivarian Circle, Chile Solidarity Committee, Committee for Human Rights in Guatemala, Communist Party of Australia, Green Left Weekly, Grupo Ibiray – Fondo Raul Sendic, Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front Committee (Sydney), Latin America Social Forum, Maritime Union of Australia, Socialist Alliance, Socialist Alternative, United for Colombia,

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Venezuela: Maduro in Chávez’s Shoes

A politically refined reading on the presidency of Nicolás Maduro starting with a recognition of the morass of circumstances he has had to face as the country’s leader.

Source: Mision Verdad

To begin with, and with no desire to rain on a flood, Maduro took the place of someone who possessed an absolute leadership previously unknown throughout the country’s political history. Without seeking it, he put himself in Chávez’s shoes, as Chávez himself was the one to put him in that role. That circumstance already implies a comparison with Chávez, and politically implies understanding the national dynamic between the ambiguity and confusion in the great vacuum left by the Comandante.

On the other hand, there is the well-known circumstance of specific attacks on the economy and destabilization of the country, guarimba barricades, threats of sanctions, and constant international attacks. Maduro has been on the receiving end of an absurd amount of internal attacks by Chavismo factions (the same four opinionated critics who used to attack Chávez so much) who have contributed a great deal to the ultraright’s script, debilitating  Maduro’s image and eviscerating Chavismo. Maduro’s situation is complex, as it would be for anyone who assumed the role of conducting the Chavismo Revolution without the physical presence of Chávez.

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Written by Franco Vielma, Translated by Danica Jorden
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PSUV Congress Sets Out Tasks Ahead

Paul Dobson - Venezuela, July 2014image

The III Congress of the largest party in Venezuelan politics got under way this week, as the ruling Socialist Unified Party (PSUV) held 5 days of activities in Caracas.

The 537 elected and 448 natural delegates undertook the monumental task of ordering, perfecting, and amplifying the policies of the party founded by ex-President Hugo Chavez in 2006. The PSUV claims to have 7 million members, despite only 1.4 million votes being cast in delegate elections.

President Maduro called for a “lively Congress, which has looked for a debate as the boxer looks for a fight, which doesn’t run from criticism nor public opinion”. The Congress comes as major PSUV allies, the Communist Party, also finish preparations for their XIII National Conference in August, and the opposition MUD alliance hold crisis talks to decide on their survival.

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Bolivarian Revolution Economic Policies at a Crossroads – Capitalism Cannot be Regulated

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Asia-Pacific socialists: ‘No US sanctions against Venezuela’ (Updated June 22)

Venezuelan workers of the state-owned oil company PDVSA denounce US sanctions against their firm.

End United States’ interference in the internal affairs of Venezuela!

No sanctions against Venezuelan citizens!

June 17, 2014 – Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal – We, the undersigned parties and organisations in the Asia region, condemn the moves by the United States government to impose sanctions on Venezuelan citizens it deems to have “abused human rights”.

The US House of Representatives’ May 28m 2014, vote for such sanctions is a violation of the right of all nations to sovereignty and self-determination.

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The United States is an immoral regime

Intervention for the purpose of dominating sovereign territories has always been a principle of the foreign policy of the United States. It has repeatedly destroyed nations, assassinated and destabilized with the participation of its national allies and NGOs in order to bring about the overthrow of governments that do not comply with the policies or interests of the USA. Today we are amazed to see a new style, an improved version of this concept, that combines these methods in a more sophisticated form.

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Correo del Orinoco ( English)

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