21st century socialism faces a 20th century coup

EMBATTLED VENEZUELAN President Nicolás Maduro is facing a months long attempt by opposition forces to overthrow his United Socialist Party (psuv) government. The opposition’s goal is to install a regime composed of representatives of the old Venezuelan oligarchs and landowners. They have the declared support of Donald Trump and the series of right wing governments … Continue reading 21st century socialism faces a 20th century coup

Venezuela: a new strategy is needed to defeat the opposition and move beyond Maduro

The convening of a new Constituent Assembly has opened the latest, and possibly decisive, chapter in Venezuela's political crisis. President Nicolas Maduro summoned the Assembly to give his regime greater democratic legitimacy and to sideline the parliament, which is dominated by the right wing opposition alliance, MUD. It was a desperate measure in response to … Continue reading Venezuela: a new strategy is needed to defeat the opposition and move beyond Maduro

Venezuela: a new strategy needed

THE CONVOCATION of a new Constituent Assembly has opened the latest, and possibly decisive, chapter in Venezuela’s political crisis. President Nicolas Maduro summoned the Assembly to give his regime greater democratic legitimacy and to sideline the parliament, which is dominated by the right wing opposition alliance, MUD. It was a desperate measure in response to … Continue reading Venezuela: a new strategy needed

Does the crisis in Venezuela herald a new ‘colour revolution’?

For two months, the right opposition in Venezuela has been mobilising against the Maduro government. It no longer limits itself to peaceful mass demonstrations, but tries to occupy government institutions, or even army bases on the border with Colombia, by force. At least 54 people were killed in the months of April and May. The … Continue reading Does the crisis in Venezuela herald a new ‘colour revolution’?