George Ciccariello-Maher
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George Ciccariello-Maher

Can Venezuela's socialist government survive wave of protests?

"Maduro has a lot of support," said George Ciccariello-Maher, an assistant professor of political science at Drexel University. "He's not Chavez, but he's seen as a relatively faithful representative of what Chavez stood for. " The cornerstone of Chavez's presidency was the Bolivarian ...

In Zimmerman's trial, it's a jury of millions

That is as it should be, says George Ciccariello-Maher, a researcher at Drexel University in Philadelphia, who has written extensively about race. He defends Martin's reaction to Zimmerman with a simple precept: The teenager intuitively knew he was being hunted because black citizens ...

George Zimmerman trial race Trayvon Martin

George Ciccariello-Maher, a professor of history and politics at Drexel University in Philadelphia, said from Trayvon's choice of words on the phone that night, it appeared that "he perceived intuitively" that Zimmerman's following him was a" racial pursuit. " Trayvon didn't inject race ...

Venezuelan election marks first test for president

"This election is a plebiscite on Maduro's leadership, but one that has as much to do with Maduro's abilities to present a unified vision for the Chavistas as with concrete policies," said George Ciccariello-Maher, author of We Created Chávez and assistant professor of politics at Drexel ...

Nicolas Maduro: A Moustache Revolution In Venezuela?

George Ciccariello-Maher, the author of “We Created Chávez: A People's History of the Venezuelan Revolution,” said that political movements and revolutions in particular have powerful echoes in popular culture and personal style. For example, he noted, the Cuban "barbudos," the bearded ...

Are Race and Class at the Root of Venezuela’s Political Crisis?

And I’m so proud to have this mouth and this hair, because it’s African.” “Part of what angered elites so much when Chavez came to power was that he was a person who didn’t look like he was ‘fit’ to govern,” said George Ciccariello-Maher, an assistant professor of political science at ...

Occupy Wall Street: Time to become more overtly political ...

A swift tea party-style move into electoral politics would contradict the Occupy movement’s essential values, says George Ciccariello-Maher, assistant professor of history and politics at Drexel University in Philadelphia. “The Occupy movement currently draws its strength from a very ...

Nicolas Maduro: 'All we see are poor Chavez imitations and stupid distractions'

Dr George Ciccariello-Maher, a professor of political science at Drexel University in Philadelphia and the author of We Created Chavez: A People’s History of the Venezuelan Revolution, said Mr Maduro had gained in popularity in the past month while the opposition had declined. He said ...

After Zimmerman Verdict, Justice Remains On Trial

“The justice system is essentially saying that context doesn’t matter,” says George Ciccariello-Maher, a history and politics professor at Drexel University. “It’s not illegal to be a racist stalker — that’s extraneous to the legal question of self-defense.” Rashad Robinson, executive ...

Trayvon Martin case: How Rachel Jeantel went from star witness to 'train wreck'

Reaction to Rachel Jeantel on the stand “has been in terms of aesthetics, of disregarding a witness on the basis of how she talks, how good she is at reading and writing,” says George Ciccariello-Maher, a history and politics professor at Drexel University, in Philadelphia. “These are ...

BOGOTA: Venezuela presidential race begins amid personal attacks and tension

While Maduro and Capriles are fighting each other, they’re also struggling to hold their parties together, said George Ciccariello-Maher, a professor of history and politics at Drexel University, and the author of the recently-released “We Created Chavez: A People’s History of the ...

Open letter urges Congress to get all the facts on Venezuela » peoplesworld

Danny Glover, Oliver Stone, Tom Hayden, Fr. Roy Bourgeois, Lisa Sullivan, Antonio Gonzalez, president, William C. Velasquez Institute; George Ciccariello-Maher, professor of Political Science, Drexel University; Arturo Escobar, professor of Anthropology, UNC, Chapel Hill; James Counts ...

Hugo Chavez's Legacy of Conflict and Propaganda

However, a major modifier that Grandin and other Chavez supporters like Pomona’s Miguel Tinker-Salas, and Drexel’s George Ciccariello-Maher, choose not to emphasize is the sheer scope of Chavez’s sins. Venezuela’s pre-Chavez democratic governments were messy, inefficient, and corrupt. ...

Column: Manning, Sherman Both Worth Celebrating : NPR

"On the one hand, I think you got the explicitly racist reaction, which is predictable in this age of Twitter," said George Ciccariello-Maher, a professor at Drexel University in Philadelphia who has studied racial issues. "What is more important is the coded language, those people who ...

The black education tragedy

Drexel University history and political science professor George Ciccariello-Maher disapprovingly says that the reaction to Jeantel’s court performance “has been in terms of aesthetics, of disregarding a witness on the basis of how she talks, how good she is at reading and writing.” ...

Debate with George Ciccariello-Maher & Moises Naim on Venezuela’s Protests

George Ciccariello-Maher, assistant professor in the Department of History and Politics at Drexel University in Philadelphia and author of "We Created Chavez: A People's History of the Venezuelan Revolution" • Moises Naim, senior associate for the Carnegie Endowment for International ...

San Francisco Bay View » ‘We Created Chavez’: an interview wit’ author George Ciccariello-Maher

Check out Drexel University professor and author George Ciccariello-Maher as he discusses Venezuela, the late great Hugo Chavez and his new book, “We Created Chavez.” M.O.I. JR: What inspired you to write a book about the history of Hugo Chavez and the revolutionary people of Venezuela? ...

FROM COLECTIVOS TO COMUNAS: The Future of Venezuela's Revolutionary Movements

Lecture: George Ciccariello-Maher,Assistant Professor of Political Science, Drexel University. Prof. Ciccariello-Maher is the author of WE CREATED CHAVEZ: A People's History of the Venezuelan Revolution (DUKE UP, 2013). He has authored numerous articles that have appeared in ...

Chávez anniversary: Military parade and opposition protests fight for attention

The opposition senses a weakness in Maduro, says George Ciccariello-Maher, a professor of political science at Drexel University, which makes him easier to challenge. “Chávez had a way to hold things together that Maduro doesn’t,” Mr. Ciccariello-Maher says. Residents in San ...

U.S. trying for another “Ukraine” in Venezuela?

George Ciccariello-Maher, author and political science lecturer at Drexel University disagrees, telling Democracy Now: “Left-leaning moderate would be quite a stretch. Leopoldo López represents the far right of the Venezuelan political spectrum. In terms of his personal and political ...

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