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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.


26 November 2005

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.

Hugo Chavez and Venezuela’s ‘slow revolution’

12 February 2005
What kind of policies has Hugo Chavez implemented in Venezuela since becoming president of the country?

Venezuelan referendum: ‘The people want to deepen their revolution’

04 September 2004
Venezuela’s recall referendum took place on Sunday 15 August. Some 58 percent of people voted no when asked if Chavez should go.

Venezuela: debate makes us all stronger

04 September 2004
15 August, when Hugo Chavez overwhelmingly won the referendum designed to remove him as president of Venezuela, was a bad day for George W Bush and Tony Blair.

Hugo Chavez victory in Venezuela is a rout for rich

21 August 2004
President Hugo Chavez has won a resounding victory in a referendum designed to topple him and the government of Venezuela – a government hated by the rich and powerful in both Caracas and Washington.

Venezuela on the brink of crisis

07 August 2004
ON 15 August Venezuelans will vote in a referendum on the government of Hugo Chavez. But this is no ordinary vote. The atmosphere in the country is electric. And the divisions that separate supporters and opponents of Chavez run much deeper than a simple difference of political opinion.

Have marchers gone to pot?

20 September 2003
THE BOSSES are on strike against the democratically elected president of Venezuela, but their movement is not as popular as the rich in that country would have us believe. They claim they represent a mass, popular movement against the left wing president, Hugo Chavez.

Inside Bush's other 'rogue state'

15 March 2003
ONE IMPORTANT product of the worldwide anti-capitalist movement is that information is available as never before about events thousands of miles away. A new video, Un altro modo e' Venezuela (Venezuela, another way is possible), is an excellent example of this.

Venezuela - a new defeat for the rich

22 February 2003
ONE OF Latin America's richest men, Gustavo Cisnero, was on holiday at his luxury villa in the Dominican Republic just over a week ago. His old friend, former US president George Bush Sr, was with him. But Cisnero could not have been happy.

Against a world of war and poverty

01 February 2003
TWO THINGS formed the background to last weekend's World Social Forum in Porto Alegre, Brazil. One was the threat of a devastating war against Iraq within weeks. The other was the swing to the left in Latin America, expressed in the victory of left wing candidates in presidential elections in Brazil and Ecuador, and in the failure of the coup attempt against Hugo Chavez's government in Venezuela.

Police gun down poor protesters

11 January 2003
THE CARACAS city police shot dead Oscar Gomez and Jairo Moran on Friday of last week. Their "crime" was to demonstrate in support of the elected government against an upper middle class mob trying to besiege the Venezuelan capital's military barracks.

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