Last week the ultra-right wing US fanatic Pat Robertson made a public statement on TV calling for the assassination of Hugo Chavez. Josh Lucker in the USA looks at who Pat Robertson is and looks at his track record.

Although we would not normally reproduce articles from the bourgeois press, we felt that this article, which recently appeared on the BBC news website, would be of interest to our readers and supporters. The article looks at the question of workers' control at the ALCASA aluminium plant in Venezuela.

On Monday, Pat Robertson, founder of the Christian Coalition of America and a former presidential candidate, openly called for the assassination of the Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. He revealed the unspoken intentions of US imperialism.

Yesterday, August 8 saw the start of the 16th World Festival of Students and Youth, which is being held in Caracas this year. Under the slogan "For peace, solidarity and against imperialism", more than 15,000 young people from all over the globe gathered to discuss an entire range of issues, all of them anti-imperialist in nature.

This is a statement of the editorial board of In Defence of Marxism signed also by other Marxist currents and magazines all over the world. We express our opposition to the campaign of US imperialism and the Venezuelan oligarchy against the revolutionary process in Venezuela and put forward the perspective of socialism as the only way to defend it. Also in Spanish, Danish, Italian, and German.

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