• ‘Progressive’ Trudeau Government Attacks Venezuela

    With neoliberalism’s sights set on Venezuela, John Clarke examines the imperialism of a superficially progressive Canada. Keep reading »

  • A Short Guide for Canadian Anti-Imperialists on the Current Crisis in Venezuela

    With the Lima Group meeting in Ottawa, the news of the crisis in Venezuela has hit Canadian headlines. This short guide intends to provide some key talking points for progressives who might not be ready to comment on what is happening in Venezuela, but are critical of the interventionist stance of the Canadian government. Keep reading »

  • Venezuela at Another Crossroads

    Thousands of protestors in the streets. A self-proclaimed president. An uncertain political future. Venezuela has been here before. In 2002, dissident military officers with the support of private media, opposition politicians, and the Metropolitan Police removed Hugo Chávez from office for 48 hours while Pedro Carmona, the President of the Venezuelan Federation of Chambers of … Keep reading »

  • No U.S. and Canada Supported Coup in Venezuela!

    Speak out against the ongoing coup attempt in Venezuela and the U.S. and Canadian government’s support! Recorded in Toronto, 26 January 2019. Watch video »

  • Canadian Government Endorses Overthrow of Venezuela Government

    During the last two days, both the U.S. and Canadian governments have encouraged the overthrow of the democratically elected government of Venezuela by non-electoral means. The Socialist Project calls on these governments to cease their interference in Venezuela’s internal political process and to halt all sanctions against the country. The Canadian government can best aid … Keep reading »

  • The Crisis in Venezuela

    The Left and Venezuela During the last two months Venezuela has been faced with a terrible wave of violence. It has already resulted in more than 60 deaths along with looted schools, burned public buildings, destroyed public transportation and emptied hospitals. The major media, however, simply engage in a running stream of gruesome denunciations of the … Keep reading »

  • Is South America’s ‘Progressive Cycle’ At an End?

    In this ambitious and compelling overview of the strategic and programmatic issues at stake in South America today, Argentine political economist Claudio Katz expands on many of the observations he made in an earlier interview while critically analyzing contrasting approaches to development that are being pursued or proposed. Translation from the Spanish and endnotes are … Keep reading »

  • A New Political Situation in Latin America: What Lies Ahead?

    Two recent events – the second-round victory on November 22 of right-wing candidate Mauricio Macri in Argentina’s presidential election, and the December 6 victory of the right-wing Democratic Unity Roundtable, winning two thirds of the seats in Venezuela’s National Assembly elections – have radically altered the political map in South America. In the following interview, … Keep reading »

  • The Roots of the Current Situation in Venezuela

    The current economic, political, and social situation in Venezuela is very complicated, which makes it somewhat difficult for outsiders to make sense of. On the one hand there are many people who defend the Bolivarian revolution, pointing to the successes it has had in reducing poverty and inequality and in increasing citizen participation and self-governance. … Keep reading »

  • After Chavez: The Maduro Government And The ‘Economic War’ in Venezuela

    Nearly two years after the death of Hugo Chávez, the key question that many on the left are debating, in Venezuela and elsewhere, is whether his successors have been true to his legacy, or whether the ‘revolutionary process’ initiated more than a decade ago has now stalled or even been thrown into reverse. The recent … Keep reading »

  • Terrorism in Venezuela and Its Accomplices

    The private media and important actors both at home and abroad including Washington have downplayed, and in some cases completely ignored, the terrorist actions perpetrated against the Venezuelan government over the past three months. Among the latest examples of terrorism news that have been underreported abroad is the assassination in late April of Eliézer Otaiza, … Keep reading »

  • The Deceptive Use of the Phrase “Peaceful Protests” in Venezuela

    The Venezuelan opposition and much of the media use the term “peaceful protests” to distinguish gatherings of protesting students and other young people from the more violent actions including vandalism and shootings carried out by those outside of the university community. “Peaceful protests,” however, is a loaded term that serves to plant doubts about the … Keep reading »