Analysis

The IMF joins those working for imperialist ‘regime change’ in Venezuela

The world’s coup-plotters and warmongers haven’t given up on getting their hands on Venezuela’s oil, writes KEN LIVINGSTONE THE International Monetary Fund (IMF) is poised to deny Venezuela over $5 billion of Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) to bolster its reserves on the grounds that the elected President Nicolas Maduro is not the undisputed legitimate leader …

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Venezuela – No to UK Government support for illegal ‘regime change’

By Tim Young, Venezuela Solidarity Campaign Last month the UK government published its integrated review of security, defence, development and foreign policy, outlining three fundamental UK national interests of sovereignty, security and prosperity, alongside a commitment to universal human rights, democracy, the rule of law, freedom of speech and faith, and equality. But its application …

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Give Venezuela back its gold

KEN LIVINGSTONE writes on new revelations about previously deniedcollusion between the Bank of England and the Tory government to stealVenezuela’s gold in support of US-backed regime change SHOCKING new evidence has emerged that the British governmentconspired with the Bank of England to deny Venezuela access to 31 tonnesof gold worth more than $1bn (over £800m) …

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Venezuela: UN special rapporteur’s report slams sanctions – but Biden retains them

We need to step up our campaign against the illegal US sanctions on Venezuela, writes KEN LIVINGSTONE AN overwhelmingly damning report by UN special rapporteur on human rights Alena Douhan has catalogued the massive harm inflicted on the Venezuelan people by the illegal sanctions imposed primarily by the US but also by Britain, the EU …

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Now is the time to step up international campaigning against illegal US sanctions in Latin America

by Ken Livingstone THE United States has an extensive sanctions programme affecting two dozen countries across the globe, and three of those states singled out for coercive measures are in Latin America: Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela.  The cost to those three nations of US sanctions imposed allegedly “to counter threats to national security” are breathtakingly …

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If he is different from Trump, Biden must change track on Venezuela

After Venezuela’s elections, constructive engagement should follow, writes Tim Young. Venezuela has successfully held elections for its National Assembly, despite the extreme difficulties imposed on it by the US’s economic blockade of the country and the coronavirus pandemic. On 6 December Venezuelans voted for 277 legislators from more than 14,400 candidates drawn from 107 national …

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Free Elections In Venezuela Are A Blow To Regime Change

By Leonardo Flores, CODEPINK, for Popular Resistance. Venezuela held legislative elections on December 6 and, as has become the norm, the U.S. and sectors of the opposition that boycotted the election are claiming fraud without presenting evidence. The coalition of parties supporting President Maduro won 68% of the vote and a supermajority in the National …

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Venezuela: Biden should live up to his promise of mutual respect & cancel sanctions

By Susan Grey, Venezuela Solidarity Campaign & Vauxhall CLP Member As Joe Biden takes over the US presidency there is much speculation over how much his Latin America policy will differ from that of Donald Trump. Whilst Trump’s sanctions on Venezuela have undoubtedly been harsher and more damaging than those that went before, it’s important …

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