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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.

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

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 18 March day of action

28 January 2006
At the final session of the World Social Forim in Caracas, Venezuela, on behalf of the Stop the War Coalition I made the call for a global day of protest against the occupation of Iraq and any further new wars on 18 March. This was the first activity agreed at the activist assembly of the World Social Forum which brought together more than 100,000 people representing social movements, trade unions and anti-war groups attending the Social Forum.

The WSF in Caracas, Venezuela and Bamako, Mali

28 January 2006
Nicolas Van Labeke and Neil McAlister write from Bamako the capital of Mali in West Africa

Who says?

14 January 2006
"No matter what the greatest tyrant in the world, George Bush, says, millions of American people support your revolution. We are expressing our full solidarity with the Venezuelan people."US singer Harry Belafonte, on Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez

Let's go to the World Social Forum in Caracas

17 December 2005
I was saddened and disappointed to learn that the PCS civil service workers’ union will not be sending any delegation to January’s World Social Forum (WSF) in Caracas, the capital of Venezuela.

Venezuela: children of the revolution

03 December 2005
A Venezuelan school taken over by parents, students and teachers is the exciting subject of a new photographic exhibition.

Letters

26 November 2005
Letters

Chavez and the Venezuelan revolution

12 November 2005
Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez has become a focus across Latin America for resistance to George Bush, writes Hugh O’Shaughnessy

TUC votes for solidarity with Bolivarian Revolution

24 September 2005
The Trade Union Congress (TUC) meeting last week passed a motion to oppose the attempts of the US administration and Venezuelan bosses to overthrow Hugo Chavez.

Venezuela: a society undergoing a radical transformation

24 September 2005
To understand what is happening in Venezuela you have to go back to 1989 when there was a rebellion which became known as the Caracazo.

World Social Forum: three crucial gatherings

17 September 2005
The next World Social Forum (WSF) will take place simultaneously in three cities — Caracas in Venezuela, Karachi in Pakistan and Bamako in Mali. It is set to take place from 25-29 January 2006.

Hugo Chavez under fire from US right

03 September 2005
Venezuela’s president Hugo Chavez was in the spotlight again last week following an extraordinary call for his assassination by Pat Robertson, one of the US’s most prominent right wing Christian fundamentalist preachers.

Two visions at the heart of the Bolivarian revolution

27 August 2005
In the seven years since he was first elected to Venezuela’s presidency, Hugo Chavez’s government has faced three direct challenges.

Hugo Chavez sparks debate on socialism

27 August 2005
Over 20,000 young people, the vast majority from Latin America, attended the recent World Festival for Youth and Students in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas.

May day in Venezuela

14 May 2005
Hundreds of thousands of supporters of Hugo Chavez, Venezuela’s left wing president, marched through Caracas, the capital, on May Day in support of plans to introduce worker management across state run industries. Workers in Alcasa, the state aluminium company, have already started organising production themselves and electing their shop directors. "It is impossible for us to achieve our goals with capitalism, nor is it possible to find an intermediate path," Chavez told the crowds.

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