UW-Milwaukee, November 14, 2018: Steve Ellner on “Venezuela Under Siege: Challenges from Within and Without”

Venezuela Under Siege: Challenges from Within and Without


UW Milwaukee Student Union, Room 191, 6:30 P.M. 

2200 East Kenwood Boulevard Milwaukee, WI 53211 (Located on Milwaukee’s east side)

The Bolivarian Revolution – an inspiration to all progressive peoples of the world – is under the threat of war from the Trump administration. “Venezuela Under Siege” is a national speaking tour, organized by solidarity activists across the United States, to build solidarity with the Venezuelan masses in their struggle for peace, self-determination and socialism.

The speaker of the tour, Steve Ellner, has been a professor at the Universidad de Oriente in Venezuela since 1977. Since the Bolivarian Revolution began in 1998, he has become one of the movement’s most prolific defenders and analysts in the English language.

We are honored to host him in Milwaukee, and encourage everyone interested in learning more about the truth of Venezuela to attend.

Event sponsored by Wisconsin FRSO, the Young People’s Resistance Committee, the Latin America Solidarity Committee, Wisconsin Bail Out The People Movement, the Wisconsin Coalition to Normalize Relations with Cuba, Peace Action Wisconsin …. (List in Formation)

Steve Ellner (born December 21, 1946) has taught economic history and political science at the Universidad de Oriente in Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela since 1977. He is the author of numerous books and journal articles on Venezuelan history and politics, specifically in the area of political parties and organized labor. In addition, Ellner was a frequent contributor to Commonweal magazine beginning in the 1980s and more recently In These Times and NACLA Report on the Americas and has written op-ed articles in the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times.He frequently lectures on Venezuelan and Latin American political developments in the U.S. and elsewhere.

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