Posts Tagged ‘venezuela’

Venezuela, China and Russia

Written By: - Date published: 1:41 pm, March 4th, 2019 - 54 comments

In the new world order of robber barons in which most states are collectively so weak that they no longer effective resistance against large corporations, we should start to view states as diplomatic fronts for corporations.

Venezuela Coup

Written By: - Date published: 8:54 am, January 24th, 2019 - 280 comments

A coup attempt is underway in Venezuala. Opposition leader Juan Guaidó has declared himself interim President. There is no immediate response from President Nicholas Maduro, who appears to still retain the support of the military.

Chavez: 28 July 1954 – 5 March 2013

Written By: - Date published: 11:21 am, March 6th, 2013 - 230 comments

Chavez was too young to die, but he is a significant figure in South American politics. A controversial figure in Venezuela, the full story has yet to be written of his contribution to his country, his impact on the left & world politics.

Meanwhile, in some good news…

Written By: - Date published: 7:40 am, September 28th, 2010 - 11 comments

While the Anglo – Saxon or English speaking left seems unable to shake  a deep malaise that began afflicting it some thirty years ago, the left in the Spanish speaking world is making some remarkable strides forward.

Free doco

Written By: - Date published: 9:59 pm, February 17th, 2009 - 13 comments

There’s been a lot of talk over the last couple of days on Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez and the controversial referendum on removing the two-term limit on standing for re-election. As it happens I recently discovered John Pilger’s recent documentary The War on Democracy is now available for free on Google Video. Granted, Pilger’s a […]

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