Piracy as good policy | by Serge Halimi

Piracy as good policy | by Serge Halimi

The head of state, confident after electoral victory, tells the governor of the central bank what to do, introduces forex controls and announces that a key sector of the economy, sold off to private investors 13 years ago, is to be nationalised. Two members of the...

Chávez’s Legacy | by Mark Weisbrot

Bertrand Russell once wrote about the American revolutionary Thomas Paine, “He had faults, like other men; but it was for his virtues that he was hated and successfully calumniated.” This was certainly true of Hugo Chávez Frias, who was probably more...

Hugo Chavez Frias – visionary, fighter, companero

The Australian Socialist Alliance released this statement on March 6. The Socialist Alliance in Australia expresses its deepest sympathies with the people and government of Venezuela on the death of Companero Hugo Chavez Frias on March 5. His passing is a huge loss...
Hugo Chávez and Me | by Tariq Ali

Hugo Chávez and Me | by Tariq Ali

Once I asked whether he preferred enemies who hated him because they knew what he was doing or those who frothed and foamed out of ignorance. He laughed. The former was preferable, he explained, because they made him feel that he was on the right track. Hugo...