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Venezuela, the Present as Struggle: Voices from the Bolivarian Revolution

Venezuela, the Present as Struggle: Voices from the Bolivarian Revolution

by Cira Pascual Marquina, Chris Gilbert

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Overview

Reveals the revolutionary power of the Chavista grassroots movement

Venezuela has been the stuff of frontpage news extravaganzas, especially since the death of Hugo Chavez. With predictable bias, mainstream media focus on violent clashes between opposition and government, coup attempts, hyperinflation, U.S. sanctions, and massive immigration. What is less known, however, is the story of what the Venezuelan people – especially the Chavista masses – do and think in these times of social emergency. Denying us their stories comes at a high price to people everywhere, because the Chavista bases are the real motors of the Bolivarian revolution. This revolutionary grassroots movement still aspires to the communal path to socialism that Chavez refined in his last years. Venezuela, the Present as Struggle is an eloquent testament to their lives.
Comprised of a series of compelling interviews conducted by Cira Pascual Marquina, professor at the Bolivarian University, and contextualized by author Chris Gilbert, the book seeks to open a window on grassroots Chavismo itself in the wake of Chavez’s death. Feminist and housing activists, communards, organic intellectuals, and campesinos from around the country speak up in their own voices, defending the socialist project and pointing to what they see as revolutionary solutions to Venezuela’s current crisis. If the Venezuelan government has shown an impressive capacity to resist imperialism, it is the Chavista grassroots movement, as this book shows, that actually defends socialism as the only coherent project of national liberation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781583678640
Publisher: Monthly Review Press
Publication date: 10/29/2020
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.00(d)

About the Author

Cira Pascual Marquina (Author)
Cira Pascual Marquina is Political Science professor at the Universidad Bolivariana de Venezuela in Caracas and a writer and editor for Venezuelanalysis.com.

Pascual Marquina is the creator of the Marxist educational program “Escuela de Cuadros,” broadcast on Venezuelan public television.

Chris Gilbert (Author)
Chris Gilbert teaches Marxist political economy at the Universidad Bolivariana de Venezuela. His articles have appeared in Rebelion, LaHaine,
Monthly Review, and CounterPunch. Gilbert is thr creator of the Marxist educational program “Escuela de Cuadros,” broadcast on Venezuelan public television.

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