The Communard Union, Chávez’s Ideas In Action

By Cira Pascual Marquina, Venezuelanalysis. -

Since 2019, several Venezuelan organizations that were weathering the storm of the crisis began to meet and sound each other out. In doing so, they were motivated by the need to survive in the [...]

In Commune: The Che Guevara Commune (Part 1)

By Katrina Kozarek, Venezuelanalysis. -

Outside of Venezuela, communes are a little known aspect of the Bolivarian Revolution, yet the development of the communal state is integral to the vision of 21st century socialism laid out by [...]

El Maizal Commune: 11 Years Building The Communal Horizon

By Katrina Kozarek, -

On March 5, 2009, in the shade of a great Samán tree on the edge of unused farm lands rescued from a large landowner near the border of Lara and Portuguesa States, the people gathered with [...]

In Commune: Altos De Lídice

By Katrina Kozarek, -

The Altos de Lídice Commune is an urban commune located in western Caracas. Formed less than two years ago, the commune emerged from the need to create collective grassroots solutions amidst a [...]

A Day In A Venezuelan Chavista Stronghold: Communal Resistance In Caracas

By Marco Teruggi, -

Caracas a city made up of several cities. They oppose each other; sometimes they are afraid of each other. The east side bursts with news about Juan Guaido and the opposition. The west side is [...]

Venezuela’s Crisis: A View From The Communes

By Federico Fuentes, -

Within hours of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó calling for street mobilisations to back his attempted military coup against President Nicolás Maduro on April 30, Guaidó’s supporters had [...]

Six Achievements Of The Communes That We Must Defend And Develop

By Gerardo Rojas, -

After the May 20 elections, the Bolivarian Revolution is entering a new stage. Plenty of analysis has been written about the elections, and there are many demands that are waiting to be fulfilled [...]

Building the Commune, Radical Democracy in Venezuela

By Stan Smith, -

By Stan Smith for MLToday. The grassroots struggle to build a new society, focusing on the cooperatives, the community councils, the communes, established to strengthen popular participatory [...]

Venezuela Agricultural Communes Oppose Privatization Of Lands

By Lucas Koerner, -

By Lucas Koerner for Venezuela Analysis – After passing a motion by majority vote on Tuesday, Venezuela’s National Assembly will launch an inquiry into the expropriations of privately owned land [...]

Stephen Gaskin Dies At 79

By Douglas Martin, -

Stephen Gaskin, a Marine combat veteran and hippie guru who in 1971 led around 300 followers in a caravan of psychedelically painted school buses from San Francisco to Tennessee to start the [...]