• From uprising to elections and beyond

    Our country is in the midst of an unprecedented uprising. Initiated by the African American people and joined by our Asian, Latino, Native American, and white sisters and brothers, millions are saying, “hell no” to institutionalized racism. And this is happening not only in America but also all over the world. Humanity is standing up, demonstrating their solidarity, declaring that George Floyd, and before him Breonna Taylor, and before her, Ahmaud Arbery did not die in vain.

  • Solidarity with the People of United States!

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    We, the Communist and Worker's Parties express our solidarity with the multinational working class of the USA and with the NorthAmerican people that have taken to the streets mobilizing against racism, repression, unemployment, and other acute problems caused by the capitalist system of exploitation.

    The murder of George Floyd is not an exception, it's a rule racist policy, against African-Americans, Latinos, and immigrants of other nationalities. The system of exploitation confronts, in the same manner, the whole of the working class, as the COVID-19 pandemic proves, that is currently over two million infections and almost 113,000 deaths, where many lives could have been saved, but a privatized health care system turned out to be dangerous because its criteria is capitalist profit.

  • Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza: ‘8 out of every 10 COVID-19 cases in Venezuela are imported’

    Minister of People’s Power for Foreign Affairs Jorge Arreaza highlighted on Tuesday, June 9, the “poor sanitary handling” of the governments of Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, as evidenced in the fact that 8 out of every 10 cases registered by the Bolivarian Republic in Venezuela are nationals coming from those countries.

  • We stand against restrictions on liberties! We stand in defence of life and the rights of the working class!

    The member unions of the International Labour Network of Solidarity and Struggles raise our voices against the restriction of liberties that States are pursuing in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic through legislation and State propaganda.

    The coronavirus pandemic has evidenced the lack of a public health system capable of providing universal care. However, capitalism’s only response, after years of benefiting from the privatisation of health care systems, has been to impose a state of emergency to limit freedom of movement and to militarise the streets.

  • 10 June, USB demonstration of School, University and Research at the Ministry for a real “revolution” of the university and research system and school

    USB ItaliaThe health crisis at Covid19 and the consequent closure of schools and universities has put the debate on the role of public education back at the centre, in this context all the limits of a training chain bent to the needs of the production chain, the dogmas of teaching by skills, evaluation as the ultimate goal, the corporatization of schools and universities and the submission of research for private profit.

  • Venezuela adds 96 imported cases of COVID-19 and total amounts to 2,473

    When 96 imported cases were detected, of which 90 came from Colombia and six through contact with international travelers, the total number of infections by COVID-19 amounted to 2,473 in Venezuela.

    The balance was offered by the Executive Vice-president of the Republic, Delcy Rodríguez, who highlighted that for the second consecutive day there are no community-transmitted infections.

  • As economy reopens, workers’ health may be collateral damage

    Trump, followed immediately by Republican governors across the nation, stated that our nation “must reopen.” Those governors then told workers in their states that they must return to work when recalled, or they will have their unemployment benefits cut off.

    This past week, with millions more filing jobless claims, the total new claims related to the coronavirus have reached 40 million, meaning the total jobless numbers are probably already past the 50 million figure put out by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka.

  • ALBA-TCP will address post-pandemic economic weaknesses and strengths at High Level conference

    At the request of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela as a founding member, the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-People’s Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP) will soon hold a high-level virtual conference on the post-pandemic economy, in order to determine the weaknesses and strengths of the member countries in economic matters, once the health crisis caused by COVID-19 has been overcome.

  • Venezuela has not registered community cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours

    The number of cases of people infected with COVID-19 in Venezuelan territory amounts to 2,377, of which 83 percent is of imported origin.

    This was reported by the President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro Moros, by offering a balance of the behavior of the virus in the country and the strategies implemented by the Presidential Commission for the Prevention, Attention and Control of COVID-19 in Venezuela.

  • WFTU Declaration on the occasion of the World Food Safety Day

    During this sad period of the COVID-19 pandemic which spares no country in the world, when the workers of the world are facing  the precariousness of life and working conditions, the World Federation of Trade Unions, which brings together more than 100 million workers in 132 countries around the world, commemorates this June 07, 2020, the World Food Safety day.

    Faced with imperialist forces and their multinationals, which impose and influence in their own way the food needs of the peoples, food safety requires the guarantee of the quality of the food products we eat.

  • 1200 workers laid off at the time of COVID-19: A social chaos we cannot afford

    Even in normal times, the global fashion industry makes it hard for workers in the poor countries who make the clothes people in the rich countries wear to survive on the poverty wage they are paid. The global garment and textile industry rides on the backs of millions of workers, predominantly women, engaged through flexible contracts and poor working conditions to make the huge profits they make. With the global garment trade coming to a standstill, companies have done the expected: made labour bear the risks that capital claims profits for.

  • Venezuela receives more than 74 tons of medical supplies from China

    On Saturday, June 6, a sixth shipment from the People’s Republic of China arrived at the Simón Bolívar International Airport carrying more than 74 tons of medical supplies as part of the airlift established between the two countries in order to strengthen the measures adopted by the Bolivarian Government to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Venezuela reports 171 new cases of COVID-19

    The Presidential Commission for the Prevention, Attention and Control of Coronavirus (COVID-19) reported the detection of 171 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, totaling 2,316 infections in the country.

    In the usual update of the statistics of the new coronavirus, the Sector Vice-president of Communication, Culture and Tourism, Jorge Rodríguez, reported on the detection of these new infections, detailing that there are 65 cases of community transmission, 105 in nationals from Colombia, of whom 101 entered through the state of Táchira, 3 through Zulia and 1 through Apure, and 1 through contact with international travelers.

  • 58 new positive cases of COVID-19 detected in Venezuela

    In the last 24 hours, 58 positive cases of COVID-19 have been detected in Venezuela, bringing the number of infections to 2,145, the Executive Vice-president of the Republic, Delcy Rodríguez, reported from the Simón Bolívar press room of the Miraflores Palace on Friday.

  • Elections matter. Movements matter more.

    With a nationwide uprising over the public execution of George Floyd, and Trump’s use of military force in D.C.’s Lafayette Square, the country has entered an extremely dangerous period. Institutionalized racist police violence, always present, is now front and center in the COVID-sparked economic crisis.

  • Positive cases for COVID-19 in Venezuela amount to 2,087

    The number of infections by COVID-19 in Venezuela amounts to 2,087, with the detection of 135 positive cases in the last 24 hours, reported the President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro Moros.

    Of the new confirmed cases, 31 belong to community infections: Mirada (18), Coro (1), Facón (1), Capital District (8), Trujillo (1), Zulia (2). The remaining 104 are imported from Colombia and Brazil.

  • Venezuela registers 133 new COVID-19 infections and totals 1,952 cases

    Thanks to the Expanded and Personalized Screening (DAPE), implemented by the Head of State, Nicolás Maduro, 133 new infections by COVID-19 have been detected in the last 24 hours, rising the total number of cases to 1,952, as reported by the Executive Vice-president of the Republic, Delcy Rodríguez.

  • UN Secretary General celebrates agreement between government and opposition in Venezuela to face COVID-19 together

    The Secretary General of the United Nations (UN), António Guterres, celebrated this Wednesday the agreement reached by the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and a sector of the political opposition in order to joint efforts to respond to the pandemic of COVID-19.

  • Thousands Gather in Tel Aviv Park to Protest Violence against Women

    Thousands of protesters gathered on Monday evening, June 1, in the Charles Clore Park in Tel Aviv, crying, “Women, end the violence together.” The demonstrators called on the far-right government to fund programs battling domestic violence, highlighting how eight women have been murdered in Israel in acts of domestic abuse since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Government of Venezuela and opposition sector sign agreement to fight against COVID-19

    The Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and opposition factors signed a collaboration agreement with the aim of jointly fight against COVID-19, the Sector Vice-president of Communication, Tourism and Culture, Jorge Rodríguez, reported on Tuesday.

    “Everything that can be done, everything that President Maduro and the Bolivarian Government can do to strengthen the fight against COVID-19, have no doubt that we will do it”, the Vice-president emphasized in a statement from the Palacio de Miraflores in Caracas.