Bolivarian Revolution

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Washington, DC: Protesters say ‘U.S., OAS, hands off Venezuela!” May 31, 2017

Video: https://twitter.com/VenezuelaInUS/status/869983746694406147

On May 31, the Foreign Ministers of the Organization of American States (OAS) met in Washington, D.C., to further their interventionist agenda against Venezuela. 

Activists from the International Action Center, Baltimore Venezuela Solidarity Committee and Workers World Party joined with other groups to stand in solidarity with Bolivarian Venezuela outside the meeting.

At this meeting the OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro promoted sanctions against Venezuela – a tactic which the U.S. ruling elite, the Penagon and the government have used against countless countries to undermine and destroy people’s gains. Sanctions are war! 

We should never forget that Venezuela is the 4th largest oil producing country. It is imperative that all justice minded people come together to say no to intervention in Venezuela and to defend the Bolivarian revolution.

Stop the U.S. and OAS interference and destabilization campaign against Venezuela! Defend President Maduro and the people against the right-wing violence and coup attempts!

Photos by Basma Gregg, Rasputin Hair Arawakan & Sharon Black

To all the supposed radicals who are saying, “but not all the anti-Maduro protesters in Venezuela are right-wing contras,” let me ask you this:

What do you think would happen if these protests were to topple the Maduro government? Do you think there would be a deepening or expansion of the revolutionary process?

That’s what I thought.

They need to be stopped by any means necessary.

Venezuelan Workers Defend State-Run Factory from Violent Attack

Venezuelan workers of the state-run milk company Lacteos Los Andes reportedly joined forces with the Bolivarian National Guard to fend off an attack from a violent opposition group.

According to social media reports, opposition groups armed with Molotov cocktails, mortars and firearms descended upon the factory, located in the Cabudare in the state of Lara, Thursday.

Reports indicate that the group tried to set a gas tank on fire but were pushed back by the Bolivarian National Guard and factory workers who came out to defend the center.

According to reports, the opposition assailants belong to the same group responsible for the attack in Villa Roca which killed a motorcyclist two months earlier. In this instance, the group tied wire which cut the throat of the motorcyclist as he drove past.

"A gun for every militiaman!': Venezuela's president wants to beef up armed civilian groups"

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced plans Monday to expand the number of civilians involved in armed militias as tensions in the crisis-wracked South American nation continued to rise.

Maduro said he hopes to expand the number of civilians involved in the Bolivarian militias created by the late Hugo Chavez to 500,000, up from the current 100,000, and provide each member with a gun.

Speaking to thousands of militia members dressed in beige uniforms gathered in front of the presidential palace to mark the force’s seventh anniversary, Maduro said it is time for Venezuelans to decide if they are “with the homeland” or against it.

“Now is not the time to hesitate,” he said.

The announcement comes as Maduro’s opponents are gearing up for what they pledge will be the largest rally yet to press for elections and a host of other demands Wednesday. Supporters of the president have called for a counter demonstration the same day.

Maduro’s plans come after his Sunday-night order for the military to take the streets in advance of those Wednesday protests.

“From the first reveille (on Monday morning), from the first rooster crow, the Bolivarian National Armed Forces will be in the streets… saying, ‘Long live the Bolivarian revolution,’” Maduro said Sunday night in a televised address.

Thousands of Venezuelans have taken to the streets since the Supreme Court stripped the National Assembly of its last vestiges of power nearly three weeks ago, a decision it later partly reversed. At least five people have been killed, dozens hurt and more than 100 detained in the demonstrations.

The Maduro government has vowed to hold a counter mass gathering Wednesday in defense of the socialist movement started by Chavez.

Chavez created the civilian militias with the goal of training 1 million Venezuelans to assist the armed forces in the defense of his revolution from external and domestic attacks. Maduro told the militia Monday that vision remains relevant as Venezuela continues to face “imperialist aggression.”

“A gun for every militiaman!” he cried.

Maduro’s government claims foreign-backed opposition leaders are fomenting violence in an attempt to remove him from power. The Venezuelan president has denouncedopponents as “traitors” and said the new deployment was a sign of the military’s “honor, unity and revolutionary commitment.”

The opposition denies that assertion, saying it is Maduro himself who is responsible for Venezuela’s woes, including triple-digit inflation, rising crime and food shortages.

They also blame Maduro for ordering security forces to use tear gas against protesters and failing to stop pro-government armed groups from attacking demonstrators.

Former congresswoman Maria Corina Machado posted a photo of the militia gathering Monday on her Twitter account, calling it a, “pathetic, desperate and unconstitutional attempt by the regimen to intimidate Venezuelans.”

Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino vowed the army would display its “fighting spirit ahead of April 19” but said the deployment was “a call to peace.”

“We don’t want confrontation,” he said.

http://www.businessinsider.com/ap-venezuelas-maduro-seeks-to-expand-armed-civilian-militias-2017-4

De 2014 sólo nos queda tristeza por las víctimas de sus trancas y guayas , también tristeza por que además de “pololo” tenían que entrar presos TODOS OPOSITORES CÓMPLICES ASESINOS COMO LA BESTIA ESTA !!

Se fue al norte a rendir vasayaje al amo blanco de Washintong , mejor quédate y no regreses jamás..

Video MV

Fuck that people that supports the “bolivarian revolution” in their safe, comfy capitalist country, people that don’t have to do a queue of 4 hours since 5-6 am to buy food because there’s scarcity, people that don’t have to be afraid of being robbed, murdered or kidnapped just because of their phones or jewelry or if the criminals feels like it. Fuck it because we live in fear while people in front of the Venezuelan embassy in NY are supporting “the bolivarian revolution fuck usa viva chavez”. Fuck it all.

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New York City: Almagro no! Hands off Venezuela! May 17, 2017

Activists held a lunch-time picket at the Council of the Americas in Manhattan May 17 to protest a scheduled talk by OAS General Secretary Luis Almagro, a stooge of the U.S. counter-revolutionary campaign against Bolivarian Venezuela. 

Protesters took over the sidewalk in front of the Upper East Side mansion housing the Council of the Americas. They chanted, “Almagro, asesino!” (“Almagro, assassin!”) “Maduroamigo, el pueblo está contigo” (“President Madruo, friend, the people are with you”) and “USA, hands off Venezuela!” 

The OAS head cancelled his appearance, apparently afraid of being confronted by Chavistas and supporters, and the picketers declared victory. 

The action was called by Alberto Lovera Bolivarian Circle and endorsed by the International Action Center, Workers World Party, Cuba Solidarity New York, Alianza Pais, Libre Resistencia Hondureña, Pastors for Peace, International Concerned Family & Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal, Cuba and Venezuela Solidarity Committee, and the ANSWER coalition.

Photos and report by redguad

Caracas Pride: The Intersection Between Socialists and LGBTIs

By Rebeca Toledo

Hundreds of Venezuelan LGBTIs marched Sunday in Caracas in the annual Pride parade, giving voice to their demands for inclusion and looking to the National Constituent Assembly for advancing equality in the country.

The march, which had a festive spirit and was accompanied by live music, was the 17th to take place in the capital as members of the LGBTI community across Latin America organized Pride events over the weekend to demand their rights.

Paola Martucci, a member of the Revolutionary Sex and Gender Diversity Alliance, explained that despite advances, there is still work to be done, “There are still very conservative elements within the Patriotic Pole (the broad front of parties that support the Bolivarian Revolution), but we keep the debate open because our socialism must be inclusive,” she said.

Martucci further commented that the National Constituent Assembly will allow for steps to be taken regarding the rights of families headed by same-sex couples, emphasizing that sexual minorities remain vulnerable.

Venezuela’s Maduro Denounces ‘Imperialist Coup’ Plot

On Saturday, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro denounced a plan by sectors of the right-wing opposition to activate and justify an intervention in that country.

“We have contained and defeated the oligarchic, imperialist coup that was being planned against Venezuela this week,” Maduro said.

During an event held at the Military Academy’s Honor Patio located in Fort Tiuna, Caracas in commemoration of the 196th anniversary of the Battle of Carabobo, the Venezuelan president explained that the plan consisted of several stages in a chain of events that transpired from last Monday until this Saturday.

The plan, according to Maduro, involved increased acts of violence to provoke deaths, commotion in the east of the capital and the betrayal of a group of soldiers who called for a coup to justify a process of intervention were part of that agenda. He stressed that the plan was neutralized by the country’s executive branch.

"From the high military political command we’ve been in session and permanent activity to cut the chain of coup events,” Maduro said.