Raids on “trade union autonomy”

Another central aspect of the Chavez administration current policy is the launching of raids on "trade union autonomy, that is to say, independence of trade unions and centrals from State and government. In an address delivered in March this year, Chavez himself stated, "we must put an end to...

Sanitarios Maracay: What about the “socialist enterprises”?

The project of the new constitution includes several articles that speak of "social objectives of production", of the right of State to interfere in the economy and to expropriate sectors considered as "strategic" and the creation of "socialist enterprises".   This part of the text is bound to increase the...

An example from history: the Peronism in the decade of 1940

In the main article of this edition we pointed out that the policy of the Chavez administration does not stand for anything new and is similar to what Argentine Peronism, Mexican PRI or the parties of Arabic nationalism were, even if with greater limitations.  We also said that a...

We are workers and we do not go to the PSUV

What follows is the declaration emitted on 8th April this year by Workers Socialist Unity (UST) of Venezuela. UST was born at a plenary held last August and is preparing its foundation congress. It regroups militants and cadres coming from different experiences of Trotskyism and the left, among them...

Why are we against PSUV?

One of the most important proposals the He posed was the creation of PSUV (United Socialist Party of Venezuela). All the organisation and sectors that support him are supposed to join it and fit into its structures. As this proposal was made together with the announcement of the "phase...

Debate inside PRS and CCURA

Venezuelan workers are going through a rich process of reorganisation, the most important expression of which has been the construction of the trade union central: UNT that has been at an increasing rate overtaking the old CTV.   Last March, other experiences began to bud as well such as the...

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