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Briefing: The effects of the economic blockade of Venezuela

Analysis Venezuela Solidarity Campaing  Briefing: The effects of the economic blockade of Venezuela Download & view this briefing as a pdf The blockade in context The U.S. has been pursuing a strategy of ‘regime change’ through destabilising Venezuela dating back to the early years of Hugo Chávez’s presidency. This led George W. Bush’s administration to … Continue reading

The path to climate justice passes through Caracas

by DAVID SCHWARTZMAN – QUINCY SAUL It is critical to understand how blocking the regime change agenda with respect to Venezuela is integrally connected to confronting the challenge of climate change. Fighting the Media War Today we are all witness to the subversion and slander of one of our best hopes. Venezuelans call it “the … Continue reading

How GMO Seeds and Monsanto/Bayer’s “RoundUp” are Driving US Policy in Venezuela

By Whitney Webb MintPress News   CARACAS, VENEZUELA — As the political crisis in Venezuela has unfolded, much has been said about the Trump administration’s clear interest in the privatization and exploitation of Venezuela’s oil reserves, the largest in the world, by American oil giants like Chevron and ExxonMobil. Yet the influence of another notorious … Continue reading

Urgent: Food sovereignty delegation to Venezuela – witness effects of sanctions and responses on the ground (August 19-28, 2019)

  What’s going on right now in Venezuela? Come see for yourself how Venezuelans are coping with US economic sanctions designed to cause a social implosion. Sensationalized reports of Venezuelans eating zoo animals and rotten garbage present a distorted picture of what is happening in Venezuela. The media also omits serious analysis of the role … Continue reading

Call for Solidarity Delegation to Caracas August-19 to 28 -2019

What’s going on right now in Venezuela? Come see for yourself by connecting with the grassroots movements at the heart of Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution. The Alberto Lovera Bolivarian Circle of New York, In partnership with Sustainable Agriculture of Louisville (SAL),US Food Sovereignty Alliance invites historians, artists, videographers, writers, political analysts, and other activists who sympathize … Continue reading

Against the weaponization of food aid and the undermining of food sovereignty in Venezuel

An open letter regarding the situation in Venezuela and the use of food aid as a political weapon against the people FIAN InternationalFOR THE RIGHT TO ADEQUATE FOOD   To international public opinion: As members of the international community concerned about the right to food and food sovereignty, including advocates, practitioners and scholars, we denounce … Continue reading

Urgent Call to celebrate May Day in solidarity with Caracas Venezuela, April 26- May 5, 2019

What’s going on right now in Venezuela? Come see for yourself by connecting with the grassroots movements at the heart of Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution. Come with us to celebrate workers’ day, MAY DAY, in Caracas, Venezuela, get to know the Venezuelan anti-imperialist working class and come join us in the great march of the workers … Continue reading

Three Years After Being Passed, Venezuela’s Seed Law Is Being Implemented from Below

In this piece re-posted from Venezuelanalysis.com, Venezuelan grassroots organization Venezuela Libre de Transgenicos / Semillas del Pueblo (Venezuela Free from GMO / Seeds of the People) reports on the third anniversary of the passing of the Seed Law and the efforts driven from below to implement it. In the wake of the passage of the United … Continue reading

Reconnecting Agriculture to our Cultural Base: An Interview with Ana Felicien

A Venezuelan food sovereignty activist explains the need to combat agrobusiness’ complex web of domination in this interview with Venezuelanalysis. By Ana Felicien y Cira Pascual Marquina Ana Felicien works at Venezuelan Institute of Scientific Research and is a founding member of the Semillas del Pueblo (People’s Seeds) movement. She researches in the areas of … Continue reading

Rescuing Food Sovereignty in the Venezuelan Andes

By RICARDO VAZ In the remote village of Gavidia, in the state of Mérida, a very interesting experience is taking place: the rescue of the native potato and other native foodstuffs; something that is fundamental in terms of food sovereignty. In this article we discuss this experience after visiting Gavidia and talking to one of the … Continue reading

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