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And the Campesinos Won! The Hugo Chávez Commune

Venezuelanalysis - 12 hours 31 min ago

The struggle for the land and the impact of the US blockade.

Venezuela Urgently Needs a Feminist Emergency Plan

Venezuelanalysis - Thu, 02/02/2023 - 21:00

VA writer Andreína Chávez takes stock of Venezuela's alarming reality of gender violence and the lack of a comprehensive response from the state.

Democracy Now! 2023-02-02 Thursday

Democracy Now - Thu, 02/02/2023 - 14:00
Democracy Now! 2023-02-02 Thursday
  • Headlines for February 02, 2023
  • "No More": At Tyre Nichols Funeral, VP Harris, Rev. Sharpton Join Family, Demand Police Accountability
  • Atlanta's "Cop City" Moves Ahead After Police Kill 1 Protester & Charge 19 with Domestic Terrorism
  • "All That Breathes": Oscar-Nominated Doc About Brothers Saving Birds Amid Delhi's Ecological Collapse

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Tales of Resistance: The Strange World at the Venezuelan Border

Venezuelanalysis - Wed, 02/01/2023 - 16:53

A recent trip to the Venezuela-Colombia border had some good and bad surprises for VA columnist Jessica Dos Santos.

Democracy Now! 2023-02-01 Wednesday

Democracy Now - Wed, 02/01/2023 - 14:00
Democracy Now! 2023-02-01 Wednesday
  • Headlines for February 01, 2023
  • Howard Prof. Justin Hansford & Abolitionist Andrea Ritchie on Tyre Nichols & Calls for No More Police
  • Standoff at NYC Hotel: Asylum Seekers Protest Relocation & Demand Their Right to Shelter in City

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UN Human Rights Chief Calls for Suspension of Sanctions on Venezuela

Venezuelanalysis - Tue, 01/31/2023 - 20:51

“We ratify our commitment to the defense of human rights and the will to advance in the improvement of the justice system,” said Maduro.

Democracy Now! 2023-01-31 Tuesday

Democracy Now - Tue, 01/31/2023 - 14:00
Democracy Now! 2023-01-31 Tuesday
  • Headlines for January 31, 2023
  • Asylum Seekers Refuse to Leave Manhattan Hotel, Citing Inhumane Conditions at Brooklyn Shelter
  • "Elite" Police Units Face More Scrutiny as Memphis SCORPION Unit Disbanded over Tyre Nichols Death
  • Rikers Jail Whistleblower Decries Collapse of LGBTQ+ Unit Meant to Protect Trans Detainees
  • Marxist Economist Richard Wolff on How the Debt Ceiling Benefits the Rich & Powerful

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Democracy Now! 2023-01-30 Monday

Democracy Now - Mon, 01/30/2023 - 14:00
Democracy Now! 2023-01-30 Monday
  • Headlines for January 30, 2023
  • "An Intolerable Situation": Rashid Khalidi & Orly Noy on Israeli Colonialism & Escalating Violence
  • Tyre Nichols: Video of Fatal Police Beating in Memphis Spurs New Demands for Police Accountability
  • "Every Community Has a Tyre Nichols": New Jersey Activists Demand Justice for Carl Dorsey

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Sanctioned but Fighting Back: The Alí Primera Commune (Part II)

Venezuelanalysis - Sun, 01/29/2023 - 14:05

Besieged by imperialism, a remote commune projects a better future based on solidarity and the commons.

Venezuela: National Assembly Moves to Regulate NGO Activities

Venezuelanalysis - Sat, 01/28/2023 - 16:47

Chavista deputies cited a need for transparency and accountability from organizations with foreign funding sources.

Democracy Now! 2023-01-27 Friday

Democracy Now - Fri, 01/27/2023 - 14:00
Democracy Now! 2023-01-27 Friday
  • Headlines for January 27, 2023
  • Memphis BLM Activist: Tyre Nichols' Killing Is Part of Police Brutality Crisis Facing Black Residents
  • Tyre Nichols' Parents Remember Son as "Beautiful Soul" & Describe Video of Beating by Memphis Police

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US Congressman Urges Biden to Lift Venezuela Sanctions, Restore Diplomatic Ties

Venezuelanalysis - Thu, 01/26/2023 - 23:39

Jim McGovern (D-MA) demanded Washington expedite the unfreezing of a $3 billion social fund agreed to in the government-opposition talks.

Democracy Now! 2023-01-26 Thursday

Democracy Now - Thu, 01/26/2023 - 14:00
Democracy Now! 2023-01-26 Thursday
  • Headlines for January 26, 2023
  • "20 Days in Mariupol": Meet the Ukrainian Filmmaker Who Risked His Life Documenting Russian Siege
  • Biden Proposes Renters Bill of Rights as Landlords Make Record Profits; Housing Advocates Want More

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CELAC Summit Backs Venezuelan Dialogue, Maduro Calls for an End to US Intervention

Venezuelanalysis - Wed, 01/25/2023 - 20:21

Regional leaders also called for an end to the decades-long US blockade of Cuba.

Democracy Now! 2023-01-25 Wednesday

Democracy Now - Wed, 01/25/2023 - 14:00
Democracy Now! 2023-01-25 Wednesday
  • Headlines for January 25, 2023
  • As Germany & U.S. Agree on Tanks for Ukraine, German MP Accuses U.S. of Pushing Berlin into Proxy War
  • Doomsday Clock Moves Closer to Midnight: Peace Activist Frida Berrigan Demands Nuclear Disarmament
  • "Lacks Educational Value"? Critics Slam Florida's Rejection of AP African American Studies Course

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Jeremy Scahill on Mistreatment of Whistleblowers & Uneven Enforcement of Laws over Classified Papers

Democracy Now - Tue, 01/24/2023 - 14:00
The Intercept’s Jeremy Scahill talks more about his latest article, “The Secrets Presidents Keep in Their Garages and Luxury Resorts: The ceaseless political scandals over classified documents point to deeper systemic problems with Washington’s obsession with secrecy.”

Democracy Now! 2023-01-24 Tuesday

Democracy Now - Tue, 01/24/2023 - 14:00
Democracy Now! 2023-01-24 Tuesday
  • Headlines for January 24, 2023
  • As Asian Americans Reel After Mass Shootings in California, Will Congress Take Any Action on Guns?
  • Jeremy Scahill: Biden & Trump Scandals Point to Deeper Problems with Overclassification of Gov't Docs

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'News from Nowhere' – Building Communal Life in Venezuela

Venezuelanalysis - Tue, 01/24/2023 - 14:00

Chris Gilbert and Cira Pascual Marquina look at the Venezuelan communes as a key force in an extended process of national liberation and social emancipation.

Democracy Now! 2023-01-23 Monday

Democracy Now - Mon, 01/23/2023 - 14:00
Democracy Now! 2023-01-23 Monday
  • Headlines for January 23, 2023
  • Free Julian Assange: Noam Chomsky, Dan Ellsberg & Jeremy Corbyn Lead Call at Belmarsh Tribunal

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Chávez in Our Hearts and Socialism on the Horizon: The Alí Primera Commune (Part I)

Venezuelanalysis - Sun, 01/22/2023 - 13:52

Under siege by imperialism, a remote commune projects a better future based on solidarity and the commons.