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Questions mark the birth of Hugo Chavez’s new party

24 July 2007
The "socialist battalions" of Venezuela’s new political party met last week in open assembly in various districts of the capital Caracas. This is to be repeated across Venezuela.

Marco Antonio García interview: questions for the Venezuelan revolution

17 July 2007
Can you tell me something about UNT, the Venezuelan national trade union federation that you belong to?

Two visions for the future of Venezuela’s revolution

03 July 2007
Ciudad Guyana is not one city but two. Several hundred kilometres south east of the capital Caracas, it is split by a tributary of the Orinoco river. On one side of the bridge is San Felix, a crowded poor town of potholed roads and very basic houses.

Mike Gonzalez's audio reports from Venezuela

25 June 2007
Mike Gonzalez is currently visiting Caracas. He is a leading member of the Socialist Workers Party in Britain and author of many books, including Che Guevara And The Cuban Revolution and A Rebel’s Guide To Marx. He is

Letter from Venezuela: student pawns of the right

20 June 2007
The streets of Venezuela’s cities have been the scene of student demonstrations for three weeks now. Young people from private universities and schools have maintained a wave of protest.

Venezuelan TV station that supported anti-Chavez coup loses its licence

29 May 2007
Nobody should shed any tears over the refusal of the Venezuelan state to renew the license of the RCTV television station.

Venezuela, Hugo Chavez and permanent revolution

27 January 2007
Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez recently announced a shift to the left in his government.

The two, competing souls of the movement in Venezuela

20 January 2007
The most important battle taking place in Venezuela today is not between Hugo Chavez and the right wing opposition. It is within the Bolivarian movement itself.

Chavez launches new party in Venezuela

20 January 2007
Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez has recently announced that  the current governing coalition, the Movement for the Fifth Republic (MVR), should be dissolved, making way for the construction of a new United Socialist Party (PSUV).

Election victory shows Venezuelan masses’ radical mood

09 December 2006
Hugo Chavez has once again been elected to the presidency of Venezuela with just under 62 percent of the total vote, an increase on previous elections and referendums. More than ever, it was an election posed in stark class terms.

Venezuela: The Struggle after the Vote

09 December 2006
Read our monthly supplement, featuring Michael Lebowitz, Steve Mather and Jess Hurd on the situation in Venezuela as Hugo Chavez wins the presidency again.

Debating Chavez: Pirates of the Caribbean

18 November 2006
Not for the first time, Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez spoke for many people around the world when he called George Bush "the devil" in a recent speech to the United Nations. As it turned out, it echoed the feelings of many US voters, as the recent election there has shown. And despite a barrage of propaganda from the right, it seems likely that Chavez will be re-elected to the Venezuelan presidency on 4 December.

Who says?

08 July 2006
"The United States walks the world day and night trying to terrorise others so that Venezuela won’t get selected in October. We accept the challenge from the empire."Venezuela’s president Hugo Chavez, on US plans to prevent Venezuela winning a seat on the United Nations security council

Latin left’s spirit of revolt hits Europe

20 May 2006
Venezuela’s radical president Hugo Chavez received a rapturous reception at a packed meeting in London last Sunday. "We are participating in a revolution," Chavez told his audience.

Chavez in London

13 May 2006
When Venezuela's radical president, Hugo Chavez, visits London early next week, he will be a guest of mayor Ken Livingstone.

Who says?

18 February 2006
"It is rather important that the government of Venezuela realises that if they want to be respected members of the international community, they should abide by the rules of the international community."Tony Blair, ticking off Venezuela’s president Hugo Chavez

Revolution in the Revolution

11 February 2006
Read SR, our new monthly supplement, with a lead article on Venezuela, an interview with leading Marxist David Harvey and great columnists including China Miéville.

The new Socialist Review

04 February 2006
Venezuela: the revolution within the revolution "Ninety percent of the workers here are women. I have worked here as a sewing machinist for 24 years. When the owners said they were going to close down, we all decided to occupy the factory."Carmen Fuentes, SEIFEX factory in Caracas

Chavez backs anti-war demo

04 February 2006
At the final session of the World Social Forum (WSF) in Caracas, Venezuela, on behalf of the Stop the War Coalition, I made the call for a global day of protest on 18 March against the occupation of Iraq and any further new wars.

Venezuelan workers show how to organise against neo-liberalism

04 February 2006
Sarah Allen from the Unison public sector union and Jane Hardy from the Natfhe lecturers’ union were among the British trade unionists attending the WSF. They met with teachers and some of those taking advantage of Venezuela’s ambitious education and literacy programmes

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