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The Commune is the Supreme Expression of Participatory Democracy: A Conversation with Anacaona Marin of El Panal Commune

Venezuelanalysis - Sat, 04/20/2019 - 00:49

In this interview, VA talks with a member of the Alexis Vive Patriotic Force, an organization based in the 23 de Enero barrio in Caracas that has worked to build one of Venezuela’s flagship urban communes.

Democracy Now! 2019-04-19 Friday

Democracy Now - Fri, 04/19/2019 - 13:00
Democracy Now! 2019-04-19 Friday
  • Headlines for April 19, 2019
  • The Mueller Report: Glenn Greenwald vs. David Cay Johnston on Trump-Russia Ties, Obstruction & More

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US Sanctions Venezuela’s Central Bank

Venezuelanalysis - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 22:51

The latest sanctions are meant to limit Venezuela’s access to US dollars.

Defending Venezuela: Two Approaches

Venezuelanalysis - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 19:18

Chris Gilbert argues that solidarity movements defending Venezuela's sovereignty should also engage with the revolutionary proposals of the Bolivarian process.

Democracy Now! 2019-04-18 Thursday

Democracy Now - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 13:00
Democracy Now! 2019-04-18 Thursday
  • Headlines for April 18, 2019
  • "A Message from the Future with AOC": New Film Imagines World Transformed by the Green New Deal
  • "We Can Be Whatever We Have the Courage to See": Molly Crabapple's Art Breathes Life Into Green New Deal
  • Noam Chomsky: The Green New Deal Is Exactly the Right Idea
  • Chomsky: By Focusing on Russia, Democrats Handed Trump a "Huge Gift" & Possibly the 2020 Election

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62 Arrested After Extinction Rebellion Stages Die-In Outside NYC City Hall to Demand Climate Action

Democracy Now - Wed, 04/17/2019 - 13:00
Protesters shut down traffic outside New York City Hall Wednesday, partially blocking access to the Brooklyn Bridge, staging a die-in to demand radical action on climate change and remaining in the streets until the police arrested at least 62 people. The protest was just one of a series of demonstrations being staged around the world this week by Extinction Rebellion, a global movement taking direct action to demand drastic government action to combat the climate crisis. Protesters say the demonstration is just the beginning of a growing resistance movement, and more actions can be expected later this week.

Democracy Now! 2019-04-17 Wednesday

Democracy Now - Wed, 04/17/2019 - 13:00
Democracy Now! 2019-04-17 Wednesday
  • Headlines for April 17, 2019
  • Extinction Rebellion: Meet the Famed Climate Attorney Who Superglued Herself Outside Shell's U.K. HQ
  • Libyan Humanitarian Crisis Worsens as Over 170 Killed, 18K Displaced in Warlord Assault on Tripoli
  • ICC Makes "Dangerous Decision" to Drop Probe into U.S. War Crimes in Afghanistan After U.S. Pressure

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The Latin American Left’s Setbacks: What Does It All Mean?

Venezuelanalysis - Tue, 04/16/2019 - 14:53

Steve Ellner and Alan Freeman talk about the Pink Tide and what came after in Venezuela and in the Latin American region.

Bill McKibben: Climate Change, Artificial Intelligence & Genetic Engineering Threaten to Destroy Humanity

Democracy Now - Tue, 04/16/2019 - 13:00
Has the human game begun to play itself out? That’s the daunting question posed in the new book by environmentalist and journalist Bill McKibben. It’s called “Falter.” Thirty years after McKibben wrote the first book about climate change for a general audience, his new work examines looming threats to humanity, including not only devastating climate chaos, but also artificial intelligence and genetic engineering. We speak with McKibben in our New York studio.

Democracy Now! 2019-04-16 Tuesday

Democracy Now - Tue, 04/16/2019 - 13:00
Democracy Now! 2019-04-16 Tuesday
  • Headlines for April 16, 2019
  • France Mourns as Fire Rips Through Historic Notre-Dame Cathedral That Has Stood for Centuries
  • Denied Entry to U.S., BDS Co-Founder Omar Barghouti Condemns McCarthyite Repression in U.S. & Israel
  • Rep. Ilhan Omar Faces Death Threats & "Dangerous Hate Campaign" as Right-Wing Attacks Continue

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Venezuela: Canada Imposes Fresh Sanctions as Pompeo Vows to ‘Tighten Noose’

Venezuelanalysis - Tue, 04/16/2019 - 02:13

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the Lima Group have pledged more sanctions against Venezuela.

Who Are Venezuela’s Colectivos?

Venezuelanalysis - Mon, 04/15/2019 - 17:35

Green Left Weekly's Federico Fuentes recently visited Venezuela, and offers his account on the famed "colectivos" who are so demonized by the mainstream press.

Trump vs. Mother Earth: Indigenous Activist Dallas Goldtooth Slams Trump's Pipeline Executive Orders

Democracy Now - Mon, 04/15/2019 - 13:00
President Trump signed two executive orders last week to facilitate the approval of pipeline projects at a federal level, limiting states’ ability to regulate such projects. The move is intended in part to clear the way for permitting on the northeastern Constitution pipeline, which has stalled after New York invoked the Clean Water Act to reject the project on environmental grounds. This comes as climate activists have filed a federal lawsuit challenging three South Dakota laws, including the so-called Riot Boosting Act, that they say targets activists who encourage or organize protests, particularly against the Keystone XL pipeline. The laws give the state the authority to sue any individual or organization for encouraging a protest where acts of violence occur, whether or not the individual was involved in or had knowledge of the violent act. Organizers also can face criminal penalties of up to 25 years in prison. The ACLU, which filed the lawsuit, asserts the laws violate First Amendment rights. We speak to Dallas Goldtooth, organizer with the Indigenous Environmental Network. He is also one of the plaintiffs in the ACLU lawsuit.

Democracy Now! 2019-04-15 Monday

Democracy Now - Mon, 04/15/2019 - 13:00
Democracy Now! 2019-04-15 Monday
  • Headlines for April 15, 2019
  • "Falter": In New Book, Bill McKibben Asks If the Human Game Has Begun to Play Itself Out
  • Bill McKibben: Green New Deal Is a Chance to "Remake Not Just a Broken Planet, But a Broken Society"
  • Allan Nairn: Indonesian General Tied to Mass Killings Plots to Arrest Critics If He Wins Presidency

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Can the Bolivarian Revolution Survive the Venezuelan Crisis?

Venezuelanalysis - Fri, 04/12/2019 - 18:15

Creating the space for and allowing the Bolivarian Revolution to flourish is perhaps the most important achievement of Venezuela’s Chavista government — but can it survive the current crisis? Dario Azzellini, George Ciccarello-Maher and VA's Cira Pascual Marquina opine in this abridged ROAR compendium.

Is the U.S. Prepared to Accept a Defeat in Venezuela?

Venezuelanalysis - Fri, 04/12/2019 - 17:59

Analyst Marco Teruggi takes stock of the US-backed coup attempt and discusses what comes next.

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Democracy Now! 2019-04-12 Friday

Democracy Now - Fri, 04/12/2019 - 13:00
Democracy Now! 2019-04-12 Friday
  • Headlines for April 12, 2019
  • Noam Chomsky: We Must Confront the "Ultranationalist, Reactionary" Movements Growing Across Globe
  • Chomsky: Nuclear Weapons, Climate Change & the Undermining of Democracy Threaten Future of Planet
  • Chomsky: Arrest of Assange Is "Scandalous" and Highlights Shocking Extraterritorial Reach of U.S.
  • Chomsky: Trump Radically Interfered with Israel's Election to Help Re-elect Netanyahu

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US Threatens Venezuela at UNSC as IMF Freezes Funds

Venezuelanalysis - Thu, 04/11/2019 - 23:03

Diplomatic battles rage on at international bodies such as the UNSC, the OAS and the IMF.

"A Dark Day for Journalism": WikiLeaks Vows to Fight Julian Assange's Extradition to U.S.

Democracy Now - Thu, 04/11/2019 - 13:00
The United States is seeking the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange following his arrest this morning in London. Assange is now being held in a London jail. His attorney, Jennifer Robinson, and Kristinn Hrafnsson, editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks, briefly spoke to reporters today in London.