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EXCLUSIVE: Peter Tatchell attacks hard-left fans of Venezuela

EXCLUSIVE: Peter Tatchell attacks hard-left fans of Venezuela

James Bickerton November 5, 2017 0

Speaking to The Backbencher longstanding human rights activist Peter Tatchell hit out against the ‘love which many on the left have with Venezuela’. He noted that ‘this regime is maintaining itself in power with

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Hugo Chavez wasn’t a social justice champion – he was a wannabe dictator

Hugo Chavez wasn’t a social justice champion – he was a wannabe dictator

James McQuillan September 30, 2017 0

On August 4th 2017 Venezuela’s Constituent Assembly voted upon a motion to remove Louisa Ortega, the outspoken chief prosecutor and opponent to the administration under Maduro. In an attempt to enter her offices, she

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Owen Jones Won’t Refute the Failings of Venezuelan Socialism

Owen Jones Won’t Refute the Failings of Venezuelan Socialism

Jordan Holbrook August 9, 2017 1

Social Media this week has been ablaze with nonsense and stupidity, specifically from The Guardian’s Owen Jones and the leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn. The former is wholly incompetent at arguing his

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Sign our petition calling on Corbyn to apologise to the Venezuelan people

Sign our petition calling on Corbyn to apologise to the Venezuelan people

James Bickerton August 2, 2017 0

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is a longstanding supporter of Venezuela’s authoritarian socialist Government. As Venezuela descends into impoverishment and tyranny this is an embarrassing fact, but a fact none the less. At The Backbencher

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Top Ten Reasons Why Living In Socialist Venezuela Sucks

Top Ten Reasons Why Living In Socialist Venezuela Sucks

James Bickerton May 14, 2017 0

Since 1998 Venezuela has been ruled by authoritarian socialists, with first Hugo Chavez and then Nicolás Maduro as President. From Noam Chomsky to Jeremy Corbyn, via Oliver Stone and Owen Jones, its Governments have

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Venezuela’s Failures Should Be a Warning About State Socialism

Venezuela’s Failures Should Be a Warning About State Socialism

Benjamin Jackson October 12, 2016 0

If one was to search for an example of how a socialist state can go wrong, Venezuela provides a fitting depiction. With the world’s highest inflation rate – predicted to reach 500% by the

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Putin’s Spluttering Petro-Empire

Putin’s Spluttering Petro-Empire

Lee Jenkins February 27, 2014 2

The breakneck pace of events in Ukraine are part of a much larger geopolitical story of Russia and its post Soviet place in the world. When Vladimir Putin came to power (the first time)

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Nail biting times: Venezuela’s New President announced soon

Nail biting times: Venezuela’s New President announced soon

Tristan Kitchin April 14, 2013 0

  It has been six weeks since Chavez’s death and the race is on in the election for his successor. The two front-runners, Nicolas Maduro and Henrique Capriles, have been campaigning relentlessly to sway

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Maduro Likely to Win Venezuelan Election

Maduro Likely to Win Venezuelan Election

Tristan Kitchin March 26, 2013 3

  On April 14th Henrique Capriles will challenge for Venezuelan presidency for the second time in six months. This time however Chavez is dead, but he still very much remains the focus. His anointed

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Life after Chavez

Life after Chavez

Tristan Kitchin March 12, 2013 0

  Chavez, the self-proclaimed revolutionary, actually gained power legally through the 1998 elections. He may have won the Presidency by popular vote, but much of what was passed during his 13 years in office

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