Interview with John Pilger
By: Pablo Navarrete – Venezuelanalysis.com
John Pilger is an award-winning journalist, author and documentary filmmaker, who began his career in 1958 in his homeland, Australia, before moving to London in the 1960s. He has been a foreign correspondent and a front-line war reporter, beginning with the Vietnam War in 1967. He is an impassioned critic of foreign military and economic adventures by Western governments.
Tuesday, May 01, 2007. By: Venezuelanalysis.com
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez announced yesterday that the country’s minimum wage would be raised by 20%, to $286 per month, and that Venezuela would withdraw its membership from the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.
Also, Chavez said that by 2010 the Venezuelan work week will be lowered from 44 to 36 hours. Chavez made the announcements yesterday evening, during a celebration on the evening before International Workers’ Day, May 1st.
· Workers jubilant at nationalisation of reserves
· Chavez pulls country out of World Bank and IMF
Larry Elliott, economics editor. Wednesday May 2, 2007. The Guardian
Thousands of Venezualan workers took control of foreign-owned oil fields yesterday as Hugo Chávez stepped up his battle with Washington in a new wave of nationalisation and an announcement that the country was leaving the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.
Thursday, Apr 26, 2007 By: Natalie Obiko Pearson - AP
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Four major oil companies on Wednesday agreed to cede control of Venezuela's last remaining privately run oil projects to President Hugo Chavez's government, but ConocoPhillips resisted, prompting warnings that its fields could be taken over outright.
Thursday, Apr 26, 2007. By: Jay Hartling
19 April 2007. By Federico Fuentes, Caracas. Green Left Weekly
Returning once again to Venezuela — having last spent four months here in 2005 — I recalled a refrain that had been constantly repeated by Venezuelans: “After we re-elect Chavez in 2006, the real revolution will begin.” It took very little time for me to realise exactly what they meant.
An Account of April 11-13, 2002, in Venezuela
For the fifth anniversary of the defeat of the April 11-13 coup attempt, the most complete account—in English—of what happened and an examination of the most pressing questions around the events of those days.
By: Gregory Wilpert – Venezuelanalysis.com Published: 13/04/07
Orlando Chirino, a national coordinator of the UNT union federation and a leader of its C-Cura ‘classist’ tendency, writes
AMY GOODMAN: Five years ago this week, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was temporarily ousted in a short-lived coup. The date was April 11 and 12, 2002.
The leader of the coup was a business executive named Pedro Carmona. Carmona quickly received the support of the Bush administration, as well as much of the corporate press in the United States. After the coup, the New York Times proclaimed in an editorial, “Venezuelan democracy is no longer threatened by a would-be dictator.”
24 March 2007. Review by Stuart Munckton
Monthly Review Press, 2006. US$14.95, 127 pages
“I recommend this good book, booklet to go by its size, but the content is big”, Venezuela’s socialist President Hugo Chavez said on his television program Alo Presidente on January 21. He was speaking about Build it Now: Socialism for the Twenty-first Century, written by Michael Lebowitz.