Venezuela: Women at the Forefront

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The Bolivarian Revolution’s main beneficiaries since 1998 have been women, says Rashida Islam of the Venezuela Solidarity Campaign, who have organised a statement from leading British women campaigners against US intervention in Venezuela. ONE of the most neglected aspects of the relentlessly negative coverage of Venezuela in the mainstream media has been the amazing reductions…

Oliver Stone’s ‘South of the Border’ – Special Showing with The Film’s Writer Mark Weisbrot

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Special Screening of Oliver Stone’s South of the Border with co-writer Mark Weisbrot, Monday June 8, 6.30pm at the Bolivar Hall (54 Grafton Way, London, W1T 5DL.) As well as speaking at our Rally for Venezuela on June 4, our guest from the US, renowned Latin America expert and co-writer of the Oliver Stone film…

RALLY FOR VENEZUELA! End US Sanctions – No More Intervention!

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Thursday, 4 June 2015 from 18:00 to 21:00, Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, London, WC1H 9BD Get your tickets at this link today for an evening for Venezuela & celebrating 10 years of solidarity, with very special guests from Venezuela and: Tariq Ali (writer & broadcaster) Mark Weisbrot (US based writer & campaigner) Jeremy Corbyn MP (Liberation) H.E. Alicia…

Stand Up and Be Counted For Venezuela!

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Writing for the Morning Star, Matt Willgress calls for vigilance as President Maduro warns of the danger of further coup plots in Venezuela. Venezuela’s president Nicolas Maduro warned last Saturday that his country’s right-wing opposition is still trying to ferment a coup against his elected administration. This is despite the government thwarting a coup plot…

12 Years of Venezuela’s Health Programme – Saving Lives, Helping Millions

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After providing more than 705 million free consultations, Venezuela’s widely popular health mission recently marked its 12th anniversary. When the health mission dubbed “Barrio Adentro” (Inside the Neighborhood) was founded in 2003, close to half of Venezuelans lived in poverty and many lacked access to basic health care. The poor were the worst affected by…

Venezuela, Uruguay Register Lowest Inequality in Latin America

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A book published Tuesday by the U.N. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), studying the relationship between inequality and taxation policies, reveals that government intervention has succeeded in substantially reducing inequality. The book, “Inequality, Concentration of Income and Taxation of High Incomes in Latin America,” shows despite remaining as the most unequal…

New investments to bring drinking water supply to 100% of the population

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Venezuela’s Ecosocialism and Water Minister, Guillermo Barreto, stressed the importance of recent investments announced by Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro, to ensure that drinking water exceeds the current ceiling of 96% and reaches 100% of the population. “President Maduro is keen to expand access to water for the entire population. Bolivarian government has achieved important goals…

Regional Leaders Back Venezuela at Panama Summit

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By Lucas Koerner, Caracas, April 13, 2015 (venezuelanalysis.com) Regional leaders flocked to Panama City this past weekend for the VII Summit of the Americas, which has been widely hailed as a victory for left-leaning and progressive forces in the region, particularly Venezuela and Cuba. The summit was marked by the historic presence of Cuba whose president…

Venezuelan Petition Against Obama’s Executive Order Reaches Ten Million Signatures

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By Rachael Boothroyd, Caracas, April 10th 2015 (venezuelanalysis.com) Thousands of Venezuelans marched to the Miraflores Presidential Palace in Caracas on Thursday to officially hand over the 10 million signatures collected by activists demanding that the Obama administration repeal the Executive Order which brands Venezuela an “extraordinary threat” to U.S. “national security”. The anti-imperialist petition, launched following…

114 British Politicians Back Maduro’s Venezuela As British Solidarity Steps Up a Gear

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As reported in the Morning Star (March 11), a US presidential order has declared Venezuela an “unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States,” and declared a “national emergency” to deal with this. The seriousness of this situation — and the corresponding need for us to step up…