Resisting Trump – Building Links & Solidarity

Resisting Trump – Building Links & Solidarity for a Better World   Panel discussion with: Julia Felmanas (Workers Party of Brazil,) Gabriel Mocho Rodriguez (International Transport Workers’ Federation,) Mercedes Sanchez (Nicaraguan trade unionist,) Denis Rogatyuk on Ecuador, Kate Hudson (CND), Marina Prentoulis (Syriza, Greece) & Mickey Brady MP (Sinn Fein, Ireland.)   A unique panel discussion…

Trump’s Tough New Sanctions Will Harm the People of Venezuela – Mark Weisbrot

The Trump administration announced new, unprecedented sanctions against Venezuela on Friday that are designed to cut off financing to Venezuela. The Trump team pretends that the sanctions are only directed at the government. But as any economist knows, this is clearly false. By starving the economy of foreign exchange, this action will harm the private sector, most…

Venezuela’s Long History of Racism is Coming Back to Haunt It

BY HAZEL MARSH (16/18/17) Over the last four months, hardly a day has gone by without news coverage of the political and economic crisis in Venezuela. At least 124 people have been killed, some by security forces, while participating in or accidentally encountering opposition-led street demonstrations.     The mainstream media narrative is of an increasingly authoritarian government…

Trump’s Threats of a “Military Option” in Venezuela Rejected in Britain

After Donald Trump threatened the use of a “military option” in Venezuela this weekend, figures from Britain have joined a chorus of voices across the world expressing their opposition to such a move.   Chris Williamson MP said, “Trump’s refusal to rule out military action when it comes to Venezuela has been widely condemned by…

Dialogue is the Way Forward, not Trump’s Sanctions & Military Threats – Tony Burke

Venezuela’s crisis needs a peaceful solution based on dialogue, not violence or threats of military intervention and sanctions writes Tony Burke, Unite Assistant General Secretary. (14/08/17)   There is currently deep political polarisation in Venezuela, primarily driven by a collapse in the economy, itself fuelled by the collapse in oil prices, and undoubtedly worsened by…

Exposing Extreme Right-Wing Violence in Venezuela

Tim Young takes an in-depth look at some of the recent violence in Venezuela. (11/08/17)   Since early April, violence by anti-democratic, extreme elements associated with right-wing protests in Venezuela have resulted in at least 120 deaths and over 1,200 people injured.   The right-wing opposition coalition claim that they are defending democracy and human…

We Mustn’t Back Another US-Led Regime Change In Latin America – Chris Williamson MP

CHRIS WILLIAMSON is frustrated by the Blairites joining the Tories to use Venezuela for a proxy war on Corbyn (8/8/17)   THE silly season is well and truly in full swing with Britain’s big media obsessing about Venezuela and using it as another proxy war against Jeremy Corbyn.   The Tories have been fanning the…

What are Trump’s real reasons for sanctions against Venezuela?

This week, the U.S. announced it will impose sanctions directly on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. The sanctions mean Maduro’s assets subject to U.S. jurisdiction are now frozen and people from the U.S. are prohibited from dealing with the head of state and are part of a widening of sanctions against Venezuela. Additionally, Secretary of State Rex…

Venezuela Solidarity Campaign Statement – For Dialogue, Against Violence & US Sanctions

Venezuela’s current difficulties are best resolved by dialogue as a way to peacefully address the problems the nation faces, where all forces renounce violence as a way to achieve political ends. The means for a regional dialogue under the auspices of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) exist, with the participation of the former…

US Ambassador Hints That ‘Support It Gives To Venezuela’ Is Behind The New Sanctions On Nicaragua

U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua Laura Dogu said the U.S. government has “noted which countries support Venezuela,” stating that Nicaragua “does not have many friends in Washington, for the support it gives to Venezuela.” (28/7/17)   The government of Nicaragua has rejected the decision of the United States to sanction the Central American nation through the…