[Marxism] Defiant Resistance: The Venezuelan Crises and the Possibility of Another World

Jeremias Zevi jeremiaszevi at gmail.com
Sun Apr 14 12:25:55 MDT 2019


Bob Dylan once said, “Let us not talk falsely now, the hour is getting 
late.” February 23rd, 2019, was the day that Juan Guaidó, the 
self-proclaimed President of Venezuela, had “authorized” “humanitarian 
aid” to enter Venezuela, an attempt to force the Maduro government, and 
thus the Venezuelan people, to their knees. There is great urgency as an 
ever-increasing escalation of violence is being perpetuated by those who 
would destroy Venezuela, including several attacks on Venezuela’s 
electrical grid over the last few weeks. But let me be clear: the 
Venezuelan poor are resilient, and any change will be on their terms. 
Most importantly, Venezuelan politics is collective, and there is a deep 
form of solidarity across communities along with an abiding interest in 
building a different form of politics. In short, if one does not unearth 
this collective politics, one cannot understand what is happening in 

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