Essays and Opinion articles



Rivas, J. A.  2008 Displacement Behavior and Stockholm Syndrome in the US "LEFT": Why They Can't Get Their Heads Around the Bolivarian Revolution.  The Axis of Logic January. 


Rivas, J. A., 2007, What is the path to Socialism Revolution or Evolution?: The Axis of Logic, v. July


Rivas, J. A., 2007, Environmental Conservation and Socialism. A Conservationist Manifesto for the Venezuela's revolution: The Axis of Logic, v. July 


Rivas, J. A., 2007, What is wrong with Pain Killers, NPR, the Democractic Party and Conservation Biologists?: The Axis of Logic, v. October


Rivas, J. A. (2007). "The immigration problem: What problem? Whose problem?" The Axis of Logic August


Rivas, J. A., 2006, Understanding the minds of the neocons: Oil wars,  attacks on the Venezuelan revolution and the corruption of US democracy: Vheadlines, v. Available at


Rivas, J. A. 2005.  Comparing Ecuador and Venezuela: Similar Opposition, Very Different Governments.  Venezuelanalysis April available at