07 | 04 | 2020
  • European Left: We reject the EU statement on Venezuela

    european leftThe EL demands the cessation of military maneuvers, lifting of sanctions, and cooperation to confront the pandemic.

    It is mind-bending to note that while humanity as a whole is facing one of its worst challenges with the COVID-19 pandemic, while the Secretary of the United Nations has called for a general cease-fire of all conflicts to deal with it, when millions of people are threatened with death, particularly the poorest, the European Union releases a statement on Venezuela in which “takes positive note of the framework of democratic transition” proposed by President Trump.

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  • Letter from President Nicolás Maduro to the U.S. American people

    Caracas, April 3, 2020

     To the People of the United States of America:

    For weeks now, the world stands still, trying to control a pandemic that, without any doubt, is the greatest challenge we have faced together as a society and as international community. Our priority is confronting it, as is the priority of the people of the United States.

    Fortunately, in Venezuela, we have been able to count on some advantages. We took very early measures of social distancing and amplified testing, relying on our free and public healthcare system that counts doctors throughout the country with what we call family. We also rely on the invaluable community-based organizations to help raise social awareness and support the most vulnerable sectors. The solidarity of Cuba, China, and Russia, and the support of the World Health Organization has likewise allowed us to obtain necessary medical supplies despite Donald Trump’s illegal sanctions.

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  • The U.S. Peace Council Denounces the Trump Administration’s Continuing Aggression Against Venezuela

    The U.S. Peace Council denounces the continuing aggression by the Trump administration against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. We call on the Trump administration to immediately stop the illegal sanctions, to dismiss the false charges brought against Venezuela’s leaders, and to withdraw the U.S. war ships from the coast of Venezuela. We call on Congress to strongly oppose this latest attack by the Trump administration on Venezuela.

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  • Vice Minister Carlos Ron: ‘If Trump were willing to help, he would offer a humanitarian license’

    On Friday, April 3, Venezuelan Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs for North America Carlos Ron stressed that if the Trump’s government had the will to help Venezuelans, they would offer a temporary humanitarian license to bring back more than 800 Venezuelans who are stranded in the U.S. due to the COVID-19 contingency measures.

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  • President Maduro ratifies willingness to repatriate Venezuelans in the US

    The constitutional president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro Moros, ratified his willingness to repatriate compatriots who are stranded in the United States as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

    “I ratify the willingness of my Government to place all the planes that Conviasa needs to go to look for Venezuelans in the United States who want to return”, he said during a work meeting with doctors at the Miraflores Palace.

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  • Russia rejects U.S. maneuvers against Venezuela

    The U.S. government is trying to take advantage of the epidemiological situation in Venezuela to stage a coup d’etat, said Russian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday according to the Venezuelan News Agency (AVN).

    With these statements, Vladimir Putin’s government rejects the U.S. political maneuvers against Venezuela amid the South American country’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Venezuela open to internationally, legally fight drug trafficking

    Vice President Delcy Rodríguez stressed the Venezuelan government is willing to implement cooperation strategies and join efforts to fight drug trafficking.

    “President Nicolás Maduro has said that we are ready to establish the necessary coordination with Colombia and the United States to activate cooperation mechanisms to attack this problem (…) Venezuela is open to internationally and legally address this situation,” said Rodríguez at the Miraflores Presidential Palace.

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  • Ambassador Moncada: Top drug producer, consumer gang up to block Venezuela amid COVID-19 pandemic

    In the face of to the U.S. government’s threat against the sovereignty and stability of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Permanent Representative to the United Nations Samuel Moncada denounced Donald Trump’s vile strategy to overthrow the legitimate government headed by President Nicolás Maduro amid the COVID-19 pandemic, which has afflicted more than 950,000 people and caused more than 49,000 deaths so far.

    “Genocide perpetrators in Washington are using the world’s greatest health tragedy in the last 100 years to overthrow the Government of Venezuela. The world can now see what kind of sick people govern the U.S.,” expressed the Venezuelan diplomat on his Twitter account @SMoncada_VEN.

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  • CODEPINK Statement on COVID-19 Pandemic

    Since our beginnings almost 20 years ago, CODEPINK has been using the slogan “Healthcare Not Warfare.” Never before has that rallying cry been more critical than today, as we face a health crisis of epic proportions.

    Facing this terrifying pandemic, we see the hollowness of our national defense preparedness and the havoc we have wrecked across the world. The world’s superpower is not capable of furnishing its people with enough protective masks, much less ventilators and hospital beds, and we hear our president saying it would be a great success if “only” 100,000 Americans die from COVID-19.

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  • Communist Party of Spain rejects US “transition” plan for Venezuela

    Through a statement published on its digital portal, the Communist Party of Spain rejects the supposed “transition plan” designed by the United States government for Venezuela.

    The political organization considers that the US proposal supposes a new interference in the internal affairs of another country, claiming the right to demand that the Venezuelan government renounce the power granted by the Constitution to be replaced by a “transitional government”.

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  • COVID-19: A tale of two responses, China v. U.S.

    In this episode of The Specter, Comrade Ian Goodrum explains how the coronavirus pandemic emerged in Wuhan and describes his experience as an American Communist living in China during the initial outbreak. China has been able to contain the virus, while the confirmed cases of infected persons and death toll continue to rise in the United States. Only a system which puts people before profits will be able to save humanity.

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  • Left anti-communism: The Unkindest Cut by Michael Parenti

    This essay is from the book ‘Blackshirts and Reds’ and has been republished due to the on-going propaganda war against the People’s Republic of China. You can find the full PDF here if you’re tired of the imperial let anti-communist and racist propaganda: https://eastsidemarxism.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/michael-parenti-blackshirts-and-reds-rational-fascism-and-the-overthrow-of-communism.pdf

    In the United States, for over a hundred years, the ruling interests tirelessly propagated anticommunism among the populace, until it became more like a religious orthodoxy than a political analysis. During the Cold War, the anticommunist ideological framework could transform any data about existing communist societies into hostile evidence. If the Soviets refused to negotiate a point, they were intransigent and belligerent; if they appeared willing to make concessions, this was but a skillful ploy to put us off our guard. By opposing arms limitations, they would have demonstrated their aggressive intent; but when in fact they supported most armament treaties, it was because they were mendacious and manipulative. If the churches in the USSR were empty, this demonstrated that religion was suppressed; but if the churches were full, this meant the people were rejecting the regime’s atheistic ideology. If the workers went on strike (as happened on infrequent occasions), this was evidence of their alienation from the collectivist system; if they didn’t go on strike, this was because they were intimidated and lacked freedom. A scarcity of consumer goods demonstrated the failure of the economic system; an improvement in consumer supplies meant only that the leaders were attempting to placate a restive population and so maintain a firmer hold over them.

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  • Feeling The Bern?

    The Sanders campaign for the US presidency has undeniably brought back a needed left-wing view of politics into the mainstream American political discussion. However, is it right for Marxists to support a Democratic socialist in the White House, or should we reject this phenomenon completely?

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  • Virus crisis requires global, people-oriented solutions

    The coronavirus pandemic has precipitated one of the biggest crises in the United States in a century. It is a health-care, economic, and political crisis. The numbers of reported cases here have quickly surpassed other countries, and the crisis is still in its early stages. Staying at home, in order to flatten the curve, has become a national imperative.

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  • President Maduro denounces serious US action against Venezuela in letter addressed to world leaders

    The President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, sent this Monday a communication to more than 100 leaders and social movements in the world, through which he denounces the serious events that are taking place against peace and stability of the Latin American country from the United States.

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  • Letter from President Nicolás Maduro to world leaders

    Caracas, March 29, 2020

    To world leaders

    In greeting you, with affection, I take liberty of addressing you on the occasion of denouncing the severe events taking place against the peace and stability of Venezuela, at a time when the concern of the States and Governments should be focused on the protection of the life and health of their citizens, due to the acceleration of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • US maritime unions playing essential role in the Covid-19 fight

    As the United States is grappling with a surge of COVID-19 cases, US maritime unions are on the frontlines aiding the government’s efforts to combat the spread of the virus.

    Last week, the government activated its two military hospital ships, the USNS Mercy and the USNS Comfort, which will be docked in Los Angeles and New York City. 

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  • Communiqué to Reject U.S. Imperialism's Criminal Actions against the People of Venezuela

    The Committee for International Solidarity and the Struggle for Peace (COSI) expresses its strongest condemnation and repudiation of the criminal action that US imperialism has been applying against Venezuela, especially in recent days in the context of the outbreak of the COVID 19 pandemic, which already affects hundreds of thousands of people worldwide.

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  • Bolivarian Government stands in solidarity with the US people before the spread of Covid-19

    “From here we stand in solidarity with the people of the United States who have become the epicenter of this terrible pandemic and that undoubtedly places our continent at an epidemiological and fatal risk”.

    This was stated by the Executive Vice-president of the Republic, Delcy Rodríguez, who demonstrated the solidarity of the National Government towards the American people in the presence of this pandemic.

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  • Governments of Russia, Iran and Argentina condemn US actions against Venezuela for being in violation of international law

    Following Washington’s interventionist announcement, in which a reward of up to $ 15 million for information leading to the arrest of President Nicolás Maduro, and another of up to $ 10 million for three other Venezuelan officials is offered for their “alleged link with an illegal drug trafficking plot”, spokesmen for the Iranian and Russian Foreign Ministry, as well as the President of Argentina, Alberto Fernández, expressed their rejection and condemned the intervention of the United States government in the internal affairs of other countries, by time that called for the cessation of the imposition of unilateral coercive measures against the Venezuelan people.

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