Global day of action with Venezuela: Build solidarity!

Global day of action with Venezuela: Build solidarity!

Following an international initiative for a global day of action in solidarity with Venezuela, branches...

Petition against Obama decree on Venezuela tops 8m signatures - Sign it here!

Published on 5 April 2015 by TeleSUR English There has been a groundswell of oppostion...

Democracy behind bars in Venezuela? A reply to the UK Guardian

Democracy behind bars in Venezuela? A reply to the UK Guardian

Published by Hands off Venezuela on 31 March 2015 Yet another Guardian attack on VenezuelaOne...

Venezuela: Rumour as a weapon- The case of the “stolen children”

Venezuela: Rumour as a weapon- The case of the “stolen children”

Published on 24 March 2015 by Mision Verdad translation by venezuelanalysis.com Social media is now circulating...

PetroCaribe oil bloc meet in Venezuela

PetroCaribe oil bloc meet in Venezuela

Published on 6 March 2015 by TeleSUR English The 4th extraordinary summit of the Petrocaribe...

  • Global day of action with Venezuela: Build solidarity!

    Global day of action with Venezuela: Build solidarity!

  • Petition against Obama decree on Venezuela tops 8m...

  • Democracy behind bars in Venezuela? A reply to the UK Guardian

    Democracy behind bars in Venezuela? A reply to the UK...

  • Venezuela: Rumour as a weapon- The case of the “stolen children”

    Venezuela: Rumour as a weapon- The case of the “stolen...

  • PetroCaribe oil bloc meet in Venezuela

    PetroCaribe oil bloc meet in Venezuela

Global day of action with Venezuela: Build solidarity!

Following an international initiative for a global day of action in solidarity with Venezuela, branches of the Revolutionary Communist Group responded with solidarity actions around the country. 19 April 2015 marks the 205th anniversary of the first declaration of Venezuelan independence from Spain in 1810. The global actions coincided with marches and rallies across Venezuela, declaring their defiance against imperialist intervention, the US decree and the latest round of US sanctions.  

Lewisham anti cuts campaigners stand with VenezuelaLewisham anti cuts campaigners stand with Venezuela In Lewisham, anti-austerity and anti-cuts campaigners from South London RCG held a street stall in solidarity with Venezuela. 

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Petition against Obama decree on Venezuela tops 8m signatures - Sign it here!

Published on 5 April 2015 by TeleSUR English

There has been a groundswell of oppostion in Venezuela and internationally to the latest US aggression.

A petition launched in Venezuela opposing President Barack Obama’s latest sanctions and the labelling of Venezuela as a national security threat has topped 8 million signatures, it was announced Sunday.

Sign and share the online petition HERE 

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Democracy behind bars in Venezuela? A reply to the UK Guardian

Published by Hands off Venezuela on 31 March 2015

Yet another Guardian attack on VenezuelaYet another Guardian attack on VenezuelaOne wonders how many mistakes, glaring omissions and biased statements can one fit in just two paragraphs of just 88 words. When it comes to Venezuela, the answer is, a lot. On Friday, 27 of March, the Guardian published a piece called Democracy behind bars: 11 opposition leaders facing jail or death”, which was “sponsored by Crown Agents”. First in the list of 11 “democratic opposition leaders” facing jail or death around the world is Venezuela’s Leopoldo Lopez.

Immediately below this headline is a big picture of Leopoldo López, giving the impression that he himself is potentially facing a death sentence. The writer is probably unaware that Venezuela was the first country in the world still in existence to abolish the death penalty, back in 1863. In contrast, in Britain it was not fully abolished until 1998 and of course in the US is still widely used. But, as they say, why let the facts get in the way of a striking headline?

The section on Leopoldo López opens with a quote from the Harvard graduate regarding a political disqualificaion which saw him banned from running for public office. A quote which is totally unrelated to the reasons why he is currently in jail. López is disqualified from standing for public office for his role in two separate corruption scandals. The first goes back to 1998, when he worked as an analyst at the state-owned oil company PDVSA and his mother, a PDVSA manager, signed a donation to the Primero Justicia NGO, which Leopoldo López was a member of (and which later became the Primero Justicia political party, of which Lopez was one of the main leaders). The second corruption scandal is related to the irregular use of funds when he was Mayor of Chacao. All that the first paragraph of the Guardian article proves, therefore, is that Leopoldo Lopez was involved in two corruption scandals and, as a result, is barred from standing for public office until 2017.

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Venezuela: Rumour as a weapon- The case of the “stolen children”

Published on 24 March 2015 by Mision Verdad translation by venezuelanalysis.com

Social media is now circulating falsified stories of child abductionSocial media is now circulating falsified stories of child abductionDifferent media outlets and social media accounts have been stirring up a series of rumours, alleged confirmations and pseudo-confirmations regarding several cases of child abduction, with some even providing an astonishing level of detail. However, outside of the realm of the corporate media, no reports have been filed with either state security forces or with the Public Prosecutor’s Office. Since the end of February and the beginning of March, rumours have been circulating in the exceedingly malleable world of Facebook and through chains in other networks such as Blackberry Pin and Whatsapp Chat. 

Today, March 24th, a ridiculous protest was reported in Petare (in the East of Caracas) denouncing the attempted abduction of a child, without a shred of evidence confirming this or other cases. The logic of the Tweeting middle classes assume it to be true, simply because it happened “there” in Petare (working class neighbourhood/barrio) without it even being verified.

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Venezuelans mobilise in marches and military exercises in defence of sovereignty against U.S. aggression

Published on 16 March 2015 by www.venezuelanalysis.com

#obamayankeegohome goes viral#obamayankeegohome goes viral Over 100,000 Venezuelans mobilized throughout the country for a series of national military exercises in defense of their national sovereignty on Saturday.

Organized by the Ministry of Defense, the exercise comes in response to an executive order issued by the Obama administration last week branding Venezuela an “unusual and extraordinary threat” and sanctioning seven top Bolivarian officials. 

“The defense of the motherland is the duty of all Venezuelans, which should be taken up by private enterprises, public institutions, and all instances of the government and the state,” declared defense minister Vladimir Padrino López from the capital’s principal military installation at Fuerte Tiuna. 

The exercise featured the participation of 20,000 civilian volunteers who joined an additional 80,000 soldiers of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces in nationwide preparations for a potential U.S. aggression against the Bolivarian Republic. 

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PetroCaribe oil bloc meet in Venezuela

Published on 6 March 2015 by TeleSUR English

The 4th extraordinary summit of the Petrocaribe bloc of nations closed in Caracas, Venezuela on 6th March. 

Petrocaribe continues to promote regional developmentPetrocaribe continues to promote regional developmentThe summit, attended by 17 delegates from member states, generated several important decisions for the Caribbean bloc’s future, one of which was the decision to create an economic zone, and another was a focus on regional peace: “We reaffirm that the Caribbean is peaceful region, where member states promote integration processes and friendship, to keep guaranteeing the greatest amount of happiness for our people.” The final decisions of the bloc affirmed that “the founding spirit of Petrocaribe is to be a mechanism of solidarity, cooperation and friendship between the peoples of our region."

Initiated as a pact to assist in the economic and social development of countries in the region, Petrocaribe is primarily an effort to alleviate the economic dependence experienced by many small developing countries in the Caribbean and Central America. Petrocaribe is the brainchild of the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who understood that social and economic development in lower income countries of the region was hindered by the need to spend on an indispensable resource – oil.

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