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The Shortwave Report 03/09/18 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Spanish National Radio, Sputnik Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and NHK Japan.

Why Philippine President Duterte is not a socialist (tags)

As new Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte prepares to assume office, a growing number of Filipinos seem to – or want to – believe his surprising claim that he will be the country’s first “socialist” President.

US Presidential Candidates Denigrate Muslims and Hugo Chavez (tags)

Trump and Sanders

Irresponsibly Bashing Venezuelan Justice (tags)

Venezuela

Irresponsible NYT and CNN Venezuela Bashing (tags)

Venezuela

Cesar Chavez on Zionism (tags)

This month we celebrate the birthday of Cesar Chavez, a friend to Israel and the Jewish people.

Je Sus Chavez! (tags)

Venezuela

NYT Editors Supp;ort Fascist Extremism (tags)

NYT

US Orchestrated Coup Plot in Venezuela? (tags)

Venezuela

Spring-Break-March Delegation to Venezuela: The Revolution Continues! (tags)

While the mainstream media speculates about the future of the Bolivarian Revolution since the passing of Hugo Chavez, for the Venezuelan popular sectors, there is no turning back to a state of marginalization and exclusion. Come learn about the process currently transpiring in Venezuela as the people, faithful to the legacy of Chavez, deepen and further radicalize their struggle in defense of the Bolivarian Revolution. Come learn, connect, and show your solidarity at this critical moment for the Venezuelan process.

New York Times: Enemy of Truth (tags)

NYT

MSM War on Venezuela (tags)

Venezuela

Destabilizing Venezuela Continues (tags)

Venezuela

Fidel at 87 (tags)

Fidel

Fact Check on Venezuela's Economy (tags)

Venezuela

Vilifying Venezuela's Maduro (tags)

Venezuela

Waging Economic War on Venezuela (tags)

Venezuela

Venezuela Bashing (tags)

Snowden

State Funerals, Amnesia and Anarchism (tags)

°Response to the statement of FAU on the death of Chavez. Editor Collective EL LIBERTARIO (Venezuela). Originally published -in Spanish- in TIERRA Y LIBERTAD, Madrid, May 2013, # 298, p. 3-6. Internet -> http://periodicoellibertario.blogspot.com/2013/05/funerales-de-estado-amnesia-y-anarquismo.html. *** In memory of our beloved comrade Rafael Sposito (a.k.a.) "Daniel Barrett"

Washington v. Venezuela (tags)

Venezuela

Venezuela: Post-Election Sour Grapes (tags)

gold

Chavismo Wins (tags)

Venezuela

Venezuelans Vote (tags)

Venezuela

Attacking Venezuela's Democratic Process (tags)

Venezuela

Destabilizing Venezuela: Longstanding US Policy (tags)

Venezuela

On the death of president Chavez/No hero/No dictator (tags)

The late Venezuelan president Chavez deserves appreciation for his social ''Bolivarian'' programs and his anti imperialist engagement. However, reprehensible sides of his reign are the repression in Venezuela and the oppression of the freedom of expression. His friendly relationships with dictators like Assad, Lushenko and Kaddafi are disgustable. Therefore he doesn't deserve the unconditional praise he gets from his leftist admirors.

Playing the Venezuelan Anti-Semitism Card (tags)

Venezuela

Washington Supports Venezuelan Opposition (tags)

Venezuela

Washington Post Anti-Bolivarian Propaganda (tags)

Chavez

Obama Killed Chavez (tags)

Chavez

A ‘mixed’ economy brought down Sandinistas; same danger exists for Venezuela (tags)

The question of who owns, controls and/or manages production and distribution is what will be decisive. Venezuela’s economy remains mostly in the hands of capitalists, and that represents a threat to the Bolivarian Revolution.

Chavez Succeeded Where Obama Failed (tags)

When President Obama campaigned in 2008 in Portland, Oregon over 70,000 people came to hear his speech. And although I missed the event, I was intrigued by the raw emotion that the candidate’s words inspired in my community. Obama re-visited Oregon during his 2012 campaign, but the inspiration had faded from his voice, and the audience had drastically changed.

New York Times v. Hugo Chavez (tags)

Chavez

APL condoles with Venezuelans on the demise of Hugo Chavez (tags)

The Alliance of Progressive Labor (APL) deeply condoles with the citizens of Venezuela for the untimely demise last Tuesday of their beloved president, Hugo Rafael Chavez Frias.

Mid-April Venezuelan Presidential Elections Scheduled (tags)

Venezuela

A Nation Mourns (tags)

Chavez

I’ll miss Hugo Chavez (tags)

I’ll miss Hugo. When I first was introduced to him in Porto Alegre in 2003, he greeted me, “Mi padre,” and said he learned a lot from me. I was dubious about this and thought he was simply buttering me up, like any two-bit politician. Then he started telling me what he learned from Development Debacle, Deglobalization, and Dark Victory. I was stupefied; the guy actually read my stuff!

Chavez: Visionary Leader Extraordinaire (tags)

Chavez

Chavez: A Personal Tribute (tags)

Chavez

The Shortwave Report 03/08/13 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, Spanish National Radio, and the Voice of Russia.

Media Scoundrels Pillory Chavez Before He's Buried (tags)

Chavez

President Hugo Chavez has Died (tags)

Workers Action joins the progressive peoples of the world in experiencing a loss with the passing of Hugo Chavez, president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. It will be up to the working class of Venezuela and its allies to carry forward the socialist revolution that Chavez so courageously launched and that has been serving as a beacon for revolutionaries around the globe, while surrounded by a capitalist world that is mired in war, poverty, and environmental destruction.

Chavismo Lives! (tags)

Chavez

Chavez Returns (tags)

Chavez

Targeting Chavismo (tags)

Chavez

Identity of Rogue Police Officer At A Santa Ana Youth Conference Revealed (tags)

Identity of Rogue Police Officer At A Santa Ana Youth Conference Revealed. The man who was seen behaving in a strange manner and recording audio at a CopWatch Santa Ana (CWSA) “Know Your Rights” workshop at a youth conference, turned out to be a SAUSD PD Sargent.

Chavez Shows Clinical Improvement (tags)

Chavez

FAIR v. Scoundrel Media Misreporting on Venezuela (tags)

media

Chavismo in Venezuela (tags)

Chavez

Anti-Chavez Media War Rages (tags)

propaganda

Chavez Inauguration Postponed (tags)

Chavez

Bolivaranism in Venezuela (tags)

Chavez

Venezuela's Future (tags)

Chavez

Venezuelan Leadership Up for Grabs? (tags)

Chavez

Chavez Struggles to Recover (tags)

Chavez

Bolivarianism Wins Big (tags)

Venezuela

Complex Chavez Recovery (tags)

Chavez

Uncertainty about Chavez's Health (tags)

Chavez

Venezuelans Vote Again (tags)

elections

A tale of two elections: Venezuelan accountability and U.S. irregularities (tags)

Venezuelan voting machines have verifiable printouts, all parties participate in vote-security preparations and results are available minutes after the polls close. Compare that with U.S. elections that feature voter suppression and unaccountable voting machines.

Why Chavez Won BIG! A Comparison Between the Presidential Elections in the U.S. and Venezu (tags)

U.S. workers and those who are unemployed are frequently told that the current presidential elections are among the most important in this country’s history. With continuing high unemployment and underemployment, declining wages, and looming massive cuts to social programs that help workers, such as Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security, we are at a grave point regarding the direction of this country. However, the policies of both presidential candidates and their parties have perpetuated the devastating effects of the Great Recession for workers. Wall Street, the banks, the corporations, and the wealthy have been the beneficiaries of these policies while the only thing workers have received has been more sacrifices.

Expect Bolivarian Victory in Venezuela (tags)

elections

Inciting Unrest in Venezuela (tags)

Venezuela

Chavez Opposition Disintegrating (tags)

Chavez

Venezuela: Chavez set for win as campaign pushes socialist transformation (tags)

“It would be easier for 100 camels to pass through the eye of a needle than for [the capitalist class] to win the election”, said Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez speaking at the Caracas Municipal Theatre on August 15.

Targeting Chavez (tags)

Chavez

Chavez Riding High in Polls (tags)

Venezuela

Venezuela: Interview with Rafael Uzcátegui (tags)

* Rafael Uzcategui is a member of the group that publishes the anarchist newspaper El Libertario in Caracas (Venezuela). As antimilitarist, he is also a member of the War Resisters’ International and works in a Venezuelan human rights NGO called Provea. He is author of the books “Heart of Ink” and “Venezuela: Revolution as Spectacle” in which he reports the so-called Bolivarian process of Chavez and the true face of his “revolutionary” government. Taking advantage of his conference tour in Germany, we interviewed Rafael for the magazine Gai Dao.

Venezuela – El Libertario #65: Opening up free spaces (tags)

The February-March 2012 issue of this voice for anarchist action and thought is out, as always committed to liberty and equality in solidarity since 1995. This issue includes the following:

BTL:Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez?s Battle with Cancer Raises Questions About Future of (tags)

Interview with Eva Golinger, attorney and editor-in-chief of Correo del Orinoco International, conducted by Scott Harris

Chavez: Alive, Well and Recuperating in Caracas (tags)

health

Washington's War on Chavez (tags)

imperialism

President Hugo Chávez, backed by South American Presidents, Condemns the Attack on Libya (tags)

"Oppressed people around the world have only recently begun to unite in opposition to empire as awareness of the horror grows. In North Africa and the Middle East it began as a revolt against US backed dictators in Tunisia, then Egypt and spread to Bahrain, Algeria, Iraq, Lebanon and Yemen. In South America the rebellion grew out of the Bolivarian Revolution, spreading over the last decade from Venezuela to other Latin American states. Tonight, behind President Chavez' condemnation of the monster on VTV, Venezuela National Radio and TeleSur, Venezuelans have gathered en masse in Caracas and at the US and French embassies to declare their rebellion against the imperial war on the sovereign state of Libya."

Venezuela’s Social Movements: Autonomy’s Difficult Path (tags)

* On November 2010, in the Spanish city of Cordoba, during the celebrations of the Centennial of the historical anarcho-syndicalist union, the Confederacion Nacional del Trabajo (CNT), a Round Table discussion about Latin America’s social movements took place. A representative of El Libertario was present and delivered the following report.

Chavez, Venezuela y la Nueva Latinoamerica (tags)

Video Screening of Chavez, Venezuela and the New Latin America

Banking in Venezuela (tags)

responsible banking

Last Chance for Venezuela's Revolution? (tags)

The pulse of the revolution grows faint. Extreme measures are needed, since the extremely poor living conditions of most Venezuelans demand it. They are tired of the government taking half actions. Tired of the same super-rich oligarchy dominating the economy, which creates the horrendous inequality that overshadows Venezuelan society. If the revolution is not quickly pushed to the left, it will be strangled by the right. For all the positive things Chavez has accomplished as President, he is in danger of becoming another Salvador Allende -- a martyr whose death ushered in a right-wing dictatorship.

Wikileaks Scandal Hits paraguayan president Fernando Lugo (tags)

Wikileaks scandal explodes in Paraguay: president Lugo is an U.S. and USAID agent

Chavez Given Enabling Law Power (tags)

legal in Venezuela

Desperate to stop the "truth telling" (tags)

"The imperialists of the world are desperate to stop the "truth telling" of wikileaks. To do so they have thrown away the cover of respect of "freedom of speech" in particular and "support of democratic principals" in general. They are naked now in their hatred of democracy. Organize, resist, do all that you can to protect these true heros from attack. Most importantly, aid them in their efforts to reveal the truths that just may "set us free."

Venezuela Votes (tags)

Chavez wins a parliamentary majority

Cuba-Venezuela relationship: What can be said from an anarchist perspective? (tags)

* This text appears in the June-July 2010 issue #59 of El Libertario, describing the position this voice of the Venezuelan anarchist movement takes regarding the close links between the governments of these two countries.

Venezuela: Coup and Countercoup, Revolution (tags)

"But the coup resistance grew to millions of people, flooding the areas surrounding the presidential palace, and the presidential guard, still loyal to Chavez, moved to retake the palace. Word of the resistance reached military barracks throughout the country, and one in Maracay, outside of Caracas, acted quickly to locate and rescue Chavez and return him to the presidential palace.??By the early morning hours of April 14, Chavez had returned, brought back by the will and power of the Venezuelan people and the loyal armed forces.??These events changed Venezuela forever and awoke the consciousness of many who had underestimated the importance and vulnerability of their Revolution."

Transcript of Cindy Sheehan's Interview with Hugo Chavez (tags)

"Hugo Chavez: In the first place, personally, I am against dictatorships. I’m an anti-dictator. We are here in Uruguay, in Montevideo. You know how many dictatorships were in this country. The Guerilla army. I’m an anti-Guerilla. In addition to that, from a political point of view, I’ve been elected one, two, three, four times, by popular vote. In Venezuela, we have elections all the time. Every year, we have elections in Venezuela. One time, Lula, the president of Brazil… when he was in Europe, someone asked him “Why are you friends with that dictator Chavez?” And Lula said a big truth: “In Venezuela, there is an excess of democracy. Every year there are elections. And if there aren’t any, Chavez invents them. Referendums, popular consultations, elections for governors, mayors. Right now, soon we are starting national assembly elections, this year. In 2012 there is going to be a presidential election again. What dictator is elected so many times? What dictator convenes referendums? I’m an anti-dictator. I am a revolutionary. A democratic revolutionary."

Venezuela in Washington's Crosshairs (tags)

trying to undermine Hugo Chavez

Permanent Aggression, War on the horizon in Latin America (tags)

"A military conflict is not initiated from one day to the next. It’s a process that involves first influencing public perception and opinion – demonizing the target leader or government in order to justify aggression. Subsequently, armed forces are strategically deployed in the region in order to guarantee an effective military action. Tactics, such as subversion and counterinsurgency, are utilized in order to debilitate and destabilize the target nation from within, increasing its vulnerability and weakening its defenses. This plan has been active against Venezuela for several years. The consolidation of regional unity and Latin American integration threatens US possibilities of regaining domination and control in the hemisphere. And the advances of the Bolivarian Revolution have impeded its “self-destruction”, provoked by internal subversion funded and directed by US agencies. However, the Empire will not cease its attempts to achieve its final objective, and a potential military conflict in the region remains on the horizon." "The time to defend Venezuela is now. The empire is preparing to destroy this beacon of hope. Certain nations have the potential to lead the world away from destruction. Venezuela with it’s progressive leadership, a well mobilized working class, and other “conscious” sectors, in addition to abundant natural wealth which includes oil, can any one doubt what U.S. planners are preparing? No serious person who wishes to help preserve our world can deny her need to take this stand and become involved in this work. You out there who were involved in the Central American solidarity actions are called upon again now. Your efforts then in the face of the empire helped make this day possible. We did not save the world then. We helped keep it alive. We should rejoin the effort now. How beautiful the outcome may be this time."

Russian Navy and Hugo Chavez say US tested earthquake weapon on Haiti and California (tags)

US military may have a new Superweapon

The crisis in Venezuela: understanding the causes, assigning blame and suggesting solution (tags)

* The public pronouncement from the Editorial Collective of El Libertario in mid-January 2010 on the current situation in Venezuela.

System Change instead of Climate Change (tags)

Capitalism and the resource policy of industrial states are responsible for the increasing destruction of the environment and the dangerous warming of the global climate. The members of ALBA set a fixed date for their new currency system

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on How to Tackle Climate Change (tags)

"Obama is a big frustration. In my opinion, Obama can become one of the biggest frustrations in the history for many people, not for me, but the people of the United States that voted for him and saw him as a symbol of hope for change. But he has given continually to the most aggressive Bush policies, the imperialist policies. Amy Goodman: What example of that? President Hugo Chavez: [translated] The war. I told Obama, when he took the initiative to come visit us in the Summit of the Americas—we talked for a few minutes. I told him, “Obama, let’s work for peace in Colombia. That’s what I am proposing. Let’s get a team together to analyze the problem.” But absolutely nothing. He is now installing seven military bases in Colombia. That’s just one example. And in Iraq and Afghanistan, policies of war. Guantanamo, it is a great frustration. And I feel sorry, not for me. You are from the United States. I feel sorry for you, because you deserve a government that takes care of the problems of the people of the United States and stops thinking about dominating the rest of the world and just governs over the United States, eradicates the problems of the United States, the poverty, the inequality, which gets bigger every day, the unemployment, families on the street, homeless, without Social Security, diseases. I wish for you to get a government that truly takes care of you first and then works towards peace for the rest of the world."

Obama Is Preparing for War in South America (tags)

"The first and foremost important achievement during the Chávez administration is the 1999 Constitution, which, although not written nor decreed by Chávez himself, was created through his vision of change for Venezuela. The 1999 Constitution was, in fact, drafted - written - by the people of Venezuela in one of the most participatory examples of nation building, and then was ratified through popular national referendum by 75% of Venezuelans. The 1999 Constitution is one of the most advanced in the world in the area of human rights. It guarantees the rights to housing, education, healthcare, food, indigenous lands, languages, women's rights, worker's rights, living wages and a whole host of other rights that few other countries recognize on a national level. My favorite right in the Venezuelan Constitution is the right to a dignified life. That pretty much sums up all the others. Laws to implement these rights began to surface in 2001, with land reform, oil industry redistribution, tax laws and the creation of more than a dozen social programs - called missions - dedicated to addressing the basic needs of Venezuela's poor majority. In 2003, the first missions were directed at education and healthcare. Within two years, illiteracy was eradicated in the country and Venezuela was certified by UNESCO as a nation free of illiteracy. This was done with the help of a successful Cuban literacy program called "Yo si puedo" (Yes I can). Further educational missions were created to provide free universal education from primary to doctoral levels throughout the country. Today, Venezuela's population is much more educated than before, and adults who previously had no high school education now are encouraged to not only go through a secondary school program, but also university and graduate school.??The healthcare program, called "Barrio Adentro", has not only provided preventive healthcare to all Venezuelans - many who never had access to a doctor before - but also has guaranteed universal, free access to medical attention at the most advanced levels. MRIs, heart surgery, lab work, cancer treatments, are all provided free of cost to anyone (including foreigners) in need. Some of the most modern clinics, diagnostic treatment centers and hospitals have been built in the past five years under this program, placing Venezuela at the forefront of medical technology.??Other programs providing subsidized food and consumer products (Mercal, Pdval), job training (Mission Vuelvan Caras), subsidies to poor, single mothers (Madres del Barrio), attention to indigents and drug addicts (Mission Negra Hipolita) have reduced extreme poverty by 50% and raised Venezuelans standard of living and quality of life. While nothing is perfect, these changes are extraordinary and have transformed Venezuela into a nation far different from what it looked like 10 years ago. In fact, the most important achievement that Hugo Chávez himself is directly responsible for is the level of participation in the political process. Today, millions of Venezuelans previously invisible and excluded are visible and included. Those who were always marginalized and ignored in Venezuela by prior governments today have a voice, are seen and heard, and are actively participating in the building of a new economic, political and social model in their country.??2 MW---On Monday, President Chavez threw a Venezuelan judge in jail on charges of abuse of power for freeing a high-profile banker. Do you think he overstepped his authority as executive or violated the principle of separation of powers? What does this say about Chavez's resolve to fight corruption?"

Chávez: Netherlands and U.S. Planning Military Aggression Against Venezuela from Dutch Ant (tags)

"Today each year about 9.2 million children die before reaching their fifth year and 99.9 percent of these deaths occur in poorer countries. Infant mortality is 47 deaths per thousand live births, but is only 5 per thousand in rich countries. Life expectancy on the planet is 67 years, in rich countries it is 79, while in some poor nations is only 40 years. Additionally, there are 1.1 billion people without access to drinking water, 2.6 billion without sanitation services, over 800 million illiterate and 1.02 billion hungry people, that’s the global scenario. Now the cause, what is the cause? Let’s talk about the cause, let’s not evade responsibilities, and let’s not evade the depth of this problem. The cause, undoubtedly, I return to the theme of this whole disastrous panorama, is the destructive metabolic system of capital and its embodied model: Capitalism."

Chomsky as Chávez’s Clown (tags)

* This article criticizes the weak and untenable posture the celebrated North American linguist and essayist holds in support of the current Venezuelan government. It was originally published in Venezuela’s anarchist newspaper El Libertario www.nodo50.org/ellibertario, issue # 57.

House Resolution Designates Venezuela a State Sponsor of Terrorism (tags)

Chavez bashing continues

The Steady Stream of Lies about Venezuela or The Killers and Liars Prepare (tags)

"The fourth big lie is saved up to the end, and follows on that grand tradition of the great human rights abusers accusing others to deflect attention from themselves. Chavez is said to be “cultivating” regimes that are characterised by “rigged elections, media censorship, the criminalisation of dissent and leaders for life”. Not a touch of irony, as the death squads in Colombia murder trade unionists and civil leaders unchecked, as the Obama Administration pussyfoots around the coup regime in Honduras (which deposed a Chavez ally), as election fraud and bloody war rages in Afghanistan and as the US launches missile attacks on Pakistan. It can be tedious to document such lies. They are so common and, no sooner is one lot done than the next day’s lies appear – if not in The Economist then in the Washington Post, The Australian or The Times. These monopolies count on the vulnerable, who do not have alternate sources of information, who do not read history and are able to be swayed by crude and often racist agitation. In the bigger picture, this is a delegitimising process, organised by the private media monopolies which, in their hatred for the sort of popular democracy led by Chavez (as also in the past by Allende), are preparing the ground for coups, wars of intervention and conquest. It has been done before and – while these monopolies remain unchecked – it will be done again."

Venezuela: Demarcación sin territorio, criminalización y muerte a los luchadores indígenas (tags)

* Desde la redacción de El Libertario denunciamos la agresión asesina que el pasado 13 de octubre de 2009 se ejecutó contra el pueblo yukpa en la sierra de Perija (al occidente de Venezuela), con resultado de dos indígenas muertos y varios heridos. Para explicar la táctica y estrategia del etnocidio "revolucionario bolivariano", difundimos este artículo.

The drumbeat of fear mongering propaganda continues: What are State and the Pentagon plan (tags)

"The AUC were a phenomenon that was changed by drug-smuggling....so they looked for cultivation and smuggling zones, so this is what permeated the [border] zone, including today [the phenomenon] is still present in [Venezulean border state] Tachira with [paramilitary group] the Black Eagles." Venezuelan journalist Alberto Nolia, analysing the interview, said, "Its clear the Colombian government was completely involved in the conspiracy...Garcia has linked the government of Uribe with the paramilitaries and with drug smuggling."

Blase Bonpane Denounces U.S. Support of Honduran Coup (tags)

Blase Bonpane, who's been fighing the good fight against U.S. militarism and imperialism for over 40 years, spoke at the First Unitarian-Universalist Church in San Diego September 8 and said the recent coup in Honduras couldn't have happened without the approval of the U.S. government and corporations. He reviewed America's long history of direct intervention in Latin America in general and Honduras in particular, and said the U.S. backed the Honduran coup now as an attack on the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA), organized by Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez as a network of Latin American countries with Leftist governments who want to be out from under the thumb of oligarchs, corporate elites, international bankers and local militaries trained at the infamous School of the Americas in Fort Benning, Georgia.

"NO MÁS CHAVEZ" SUBVERTIDO EN SAN FRANCISCO: "VIVA CHAVEZ" MANIFESTACI (tags)

Eles intentaron haber una protesta contra Presidente Hugo Chávez y la revolución Bolivariana. Pero San Francisco dijo "NO!"

Playing the ‘Anti-Semitism’ Card Against Venezuela (tags)

"Although the arrests helped ease the anxieties of Venezuela’s Jewish community, the international media pressed on with the storyline of a politically motivated attack. The very week that the Venezuelan Israelite Association issued a statement praising the swift and successful investigation, The Washington Post ran an editorial titled “Mr. Chavez vs. the Jews,” which again blamed the robbery on the government, or, more specifically, on an ugly comment left on a “pro-government Web site,” demanding “that citizens ‘publicly challenge every Jew that you find in the street, shopping center or park’ and called for a boycott of Jewish-owned businesses, seizures of Jewish-owned property and a demonstration at Caracas’s largest synagogue.”4 The editorial concluded that the synagogue was then “duly attacked.”5 The idea that the sacking of the Caracas synagogue was based purely on anti-Semitism has persisted, even showing up in a recent piece authored by two academics in the high-brow Boston Review. The authors claim the attack is a sign of “state-directed anti-Semitism.”

Noam Chomsky Meets with Chavez in Venezuela (tags)

"Chomsky said the growing disappointment with the Obama administration in the U.S. was predictable because the corporate media marketed Obama's presidential candidacy on the slogan of "Change We Can Believe In" but omitted concrete proposals for effective changes, and the Obama administration has since shown an incapacity to institute such changes."

BTL:Venezuela Transfers Private Radio Licenses to Community Media Groups (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

Haiti, Honduras -- Occupation is the Crime (tags)

August 12 marked the two-year anniversary of the kidnapping of Haitian human rights activist Lovinsky Pierre-Antoine, considered by many to be Haiti's next Aristide. Vigils were held around the world on this day: including in Haiti, London, Guyana, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

These are the Coup Leaders, They Will be Judged! (tags)

Their pictures at: http://narcosphere.narconews.com/notebook/kristin-bricker/2009/07/these-are-coup-leaders-they-will-be-judged

Honduras: Anti-Chavez ‘free speech’ warriors linked to coup (tags)

"This is because, for the IAPA, there was no coup. Its July 14 statement said the democratically elected Honduran President Manuel Zelaya was simply “stood down” — not kidnapped and dumped in a different country by balaclava-clad soldiers. And if anyone can recognise a dictatorship, it is the IAPA. After all, as it points out, the IAPA has been fighting off dictatorships “for a long time” — in the form of the Chavez administration. Ironically, the only time in Venezuela that a TV channel was taken off air, constitutional rights suspended, and journalists arrested and assaulted since Chavez’s 1998 election was during the two days when he was removed from power in a short-lived coup in April 2002. "

These are the coup leaders (tags)

"1. All of these people used their positions to plot, cause, or finance the breakdown of constitutional order with the kidnapping and extradition of President Zelaya, which culminated in the coup.??2. They are directly responsible for the deaths, injuries, imprisonment, and the unease imposed upon Honduran society; they have destroyed democracy and ruined Honduras' image nationally and internationally.??3. The coup leaders reactivated the anti-terrorist and anti-communist organization called the Alliance for Honduras' Progress (APROH), which operated in the 1980s. Their greed and lack of culture prevented them from understanding that the people are free to choose the political and ideological system that will offer them security and well-being."

The Great Divide-Iran and Leftists (tags)

A discussion of the great divergence of opinion among leftists about the situation in Iran

Obama's Real Plan in Latin America (tags)

At first glance Obama seems to have softened U.S. policy toward Latin America, especially when compared to his predecessor. There has been no shortage of editorials praising Obama’s conciliatory approach while comparing it to FDR’s ”Good Neighbor” Latin American policy. It’s important to remember, however, that FDR’s vision of being neighborly meant that the U.S. would merely stop direct military interventions in Latin America, while reserving the right to create and prop up dictators, arm and train unpopular regional militaries, promote economic dominance through free trade and bank loans, conspire with right-wing groups, etc…

Cuba: The hurt of no longer being (tags)

* Fragment from a work by Daniel Barret about the evolution of Cuba’s political regime since November 17 2005 till today. This piece attempts to place the role of Fidel Castro these past months.

he revolution delayed: 10 years of Hugo Chávez’s rule (tags)

* A translation of a March 2008 interview conducted by the French anarchist Charles Reeve with two members of the El Libertario group www.nodo50.org/ellibertario in Caracas, the nation’s capital, which offers some stark insights into the reality of the situation.

Bolivarianism Triumphs in Referendum Vote (tags)

democracy in Venezuela

AJLPP HAILS CHAVEZ VICTORY (tags)

The AJLPP learned from media sources that  Venezuelan voters gave President Hugo Chavez a resounding victory Sunday on a constitutional amendment that will allow him to run for reelection indefinitely.With 94% of votes counted, the National Electoral Commission said "yes" votes outnumbered "no" by nearly 1 million, 54.3% to 45.7%.The AJLPP hailed Chavez victory as a victory for the people of Latin America and all countries that want to be independent and self-determined.

Bashing Venezuelan Democracy (tags)

The dominant media again on the rampage.

Million Dollar Baby (tags)

Buscando defender el "izquierdi$mo" del Pmas, grupo de choque del obispo Fernando Lugo, el diario ABC color viene publicando unas supuestos planes marxistas que tendría este conglomerado de funcionarios de ONGs que promocionó como partido político

Media Response to Venezuelan elections (tags)

one-sided and inaccurate as usual

Targeting Hugo Chavez (tags)

The dominant media assault continues

New Coup D'Etat Rumblings in Venezuela (tags)

Bush continues to target Chavez.

Corporate Media Bash New Chavez New Enabling Law Decrees (tags)

Corporate media denigrate Venezuelan democracy.

Hugo Chavez Spearheads the South American Revolution (tags)

How Venezuela is leading the revolutionary integration of South America

Venezuela: The nationalisation of Banco de Venezuela (tags)

Bolivarian Revolution

Chavez Nationalizes Bank of Venezuela (tags)

In a television programme broadcasted to the whole of the country on July 31st, President Chávez announced the nationalisation of Banco de Venezuela, the Venezuelan bank owned by the Spanish banking multinational Grupo Santander. "We are going to nationalize Banco de Venezuela. I make an appeal to Grupo Santander to come here so that we can start to negotiate". He added: "Months ago I received the information through intelligence sources that Banco de Venezuela, which had been privatized for years, was being sold by its Spanish owners; that an agreement had been signed between Grupo Santander and a Venezuelan private banker, then the Venezuelan banker needed the permission of the government to buy a bank, this is not a small operation (...) and then I sent a message to the Spanish and the Venezuelan banker, to tell them that the government wanted to buy the bank, we want to recover it. Then the owners said ‘no, we don't want to sell it'. So now I say ‘no, I will buy it, how much is it? We are going to pay for it, and we are going to nationalize Banco de Venezuela'." The President continued: "From this moment the media campaign on the part of the Spanish and international media is going to start. They are going to say that Chávez is an autocrat, that Chávez is a tyrant, I don't care, we are going to nationalize the bank regardless". "Ladran, luego cabalgamos" (the dogs bark, therefore the caravan is moving), he said, quoting from el Quijote.

Lo que Hugo Chávez y su canciller deberían saber (tags)

Resulta poco creíble que ignoren que la candidatura del clérigo-presidente Fernando Lugo fue fuertemente apoyada por James Cason, ahijado político de Otto Reich, y desestabilizador estrella de la Administración de W. Bush

Jaque con Obispo al anti-imperialismo bolivariano (tags)

Lo más probable es que Chávez ratifique su visión de que el anti-imperialismo bolivariano tiene sus días contados luego de entrevistarse con nuestro pescador de hombres al servicio de Washington, proveniente de una idílica burguesa república prolífica en fantoches a troche y moche.

Chavez Revamps His Intelligence Services: The Corporate Media React (tags)

The anti-Chavez campaign continues.

Washington Planning to "Checkmate" Chavez (tags)

Washington planning to oust Chavez.

Spinning the News - the FARC-EP Files, Venezuela and Interpol (tags)

Interpol report suggests FARC-EP files are fake.

Grow Them Young, Pay Them Well - anti-Chavistas, That Is (tags)

Who said crime doesn't pay? Read on.

Six Years Ago: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (tags)

the importance of the peoples' uprising in April 2002 that returned Hugo Chavez to power (http://amleft.blogspot.com/2008_04_01_amleft_archive.html#1824647354471283476)

BBC: Imperial Tool (tags)

People confuse what BBC reports with news.

The New York Times v. Hugo Chavez (tags)

NYT vilification of Hugo Chavez

Venezuela: ¿Vía constitucional al socialismo? (tags)

En medio del frenesí de la victoria electoral presidencial, en diciembre de 2006, el gobierno venezolano había decidido reformar la Constitución. Según el mismo Chávez, esta reforma tenía por objeto «profundizar la revolución bolivariana». Para Chávez es indispensable deshacer los nudos que «nos impiden superar los obstáculos que tiene esta Constitución» - ¡la misma que él hizo adoptar en 1999! - «y en los hechos, para dotarnos de una nueva herramienta que permita adelantar y profundizar los cambios» (1).

Bush v. Chavez - An Update (tags)

Continued Bush administration efforts to destabilize Venezuela.

Bush and Uribe v. Chavez and Correa (tags)

The latest made in USA regional mischief.

Haiti Event Marks Four Years Since the Coup Against Aristide (tags)

“[P]eople in Haiti tell us that all of this stuff has an impact. The more people are doing in other counties, even small events like this one, have an impact because the word is starting to get out to people. So any small thing that you can do really helps.” – Margaret Prescod

Bush and ExxonMobil v. Chavez (tags)

The latest salvo in Bush v. Chavez.

CATHERINE FULOP A SEMANARIO ARGENTINO: "NUNCA SERÉ BOLIVARIANA" (tags)

La mediocre y exhibicionista actriz de telenovelas y ex miss de belleza Catherine Amanda Fulop Garcia, caraqueña de nacimiento pero radicada en Buenos Aires desde hace decadas, se dio a la vergonzosa tarea de dar unas infelices declaraciones politicas al semanario argentino Perfil, en las que tambien hizo notar su ignorancia en temas economicos y diplomaticos, hablando mal de su pais y sus dirigentes.

EL ULTIMO RECURSO: UNA FLOTA NUCLEAR CONTRA HUGO CHAVEZ (tags)

En una noticia que ha causado el morboso regocijo de la alicaida y fracasada oposicion venezolana (partidos envejecidos, empresarios parasitos y clero pervertido) y ante los rotundos fracasos de todas sus tacticas para tumbar al gobierno democraticamente electo de Venezuela, encabezado por su Presidente Hugo Chavez, a la moribunda ex-potencia yanki no le queda mas remedio que acudir a su consabido ultimo recurso para resolver sus crisis existenciales, especialmente esta ultima que amenaza con acabar de una vez por todas con su hegemonia pero tambien con toda la humanidad: la GUERRA.

Ritual Gloating Postmortems - The Corporate Media v. Hugo Chavez (tags)

Relentless media bashing of Hugo Chavez.

Pagtatangol sa Sosyalismo. Tungkulin ng mga Chavista sa Venezuela (tags)

Pagtatangol sa Sosyalismo. Tungkulin ng mga Chavista sa Venezuela Los Angeles--Pagkaraang dumanas ng pagkabigo sa referendum na sana ay magkokonosolida sa sosyalismo sa Venezuela nong Disyembre 7,2007 ibinaling ng Partido ng Pagkakaisa Para sa Sosyalismo ang kanilang atensyon sa pagkokonsolida ng kanilang pwesa. Inamin ni Presidente Hugo Chavez ang kamalian ng pagkaabante sa kakayahan ng masa na tumanggap ng pagbabago. Gayunman kinilala niya na maliit lamang ang lamang ng panalo ng oposisyon-50.7% laban sa 49.7% ng mga sosyalista. Gaya ng resulta ngh referendum. Malaking porsyento ng bomoto kay Chavez ang hindi bomoto o nagabstain.Maaalalang nanalo si Chavez ng malaking kalamangan san akraang halalan sa pagkapagulo isang taon pa lamang ang nakaraan. Ihiharap sa nakaraang refrendum ang mga pagbagaong tutn go sana sa sosyalismo na umaabot sa 69 emyeda hiil sa pagbabago ng taning sa panunugkulan ni Chavez na ginawang isyu ng kanyang mga kalaban. Nagbibintang ang mga oposisyong maka-US nang diumano ay pag-agaw ng kapangyarihan o isang kudeta ni Chavez ang referendum noong Disyembre. Pinatunayan na maginoong tinanggap ni Chavez ang pagkatalo at natuto sa mga pagkakamali sa kampanya. Kabuluhan ng Pangyayari sa Latin Amerika “Malaki ang kabuluhan sa mga bansa sa Latin Amerika ng pagbabagong pulitikal sa Venezuela.” Ayon kay Brian Becker, koordinador ng International ANSWER sa Estados Unidos nang siya ay hingan ng pahayag ng AJLPP hinggil sa usaping ito. “Mahirap para sa sosyalista na magmaniobra sa ialim ng estadong gumagamit ng burges na pulitika at pamamaraan tulad ng eleksyon at mga referendum. Kailgang handa ang mga sosyalista sa armadong panghihimasok ng US at mga kasapakat niotng burgesya sa Venezuela dahil hindi sila titigil na manggulo sa loob ng bansa.” “ Pinaaalahanan na ni Fidel Castro ng Cuba si President Hugo Chavez na mag-ingat at umiwas sa pagtatangkang siya ay patayin sa asasinasyon ng CIA at nga kanyang mga kaaway. Walang mawawala sa mga Chavista kung sila ay mag-iingat ayon kay Becker.

Frente a la derrota de Chávez en el referéndum (tags)

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Venezuela's Social Democracy Hits A Speed Bump (tags)

Venezuela's democratic spirit will rebound from Sunday's electoral setback.

Venezuela: The referendum defeat - What does it mean? (tags)

At about 1am, after a long delay, the Venezuelan National Electoral Commission announced the results of the referendum on constitutional reform. The proposals for constitutional change were defeated by the narrowest of margins, with 4,504,354 votes against, (50.70%) and 4,379,392, (49.29%) for the YES. Soon afterwards, president Chávez was on the television accepting the results. He said that the proposed reforms had not been approved "for now", but that he would continue to struggle to build socialism. The result, as could be expected, was greeted with jubilation by the right wing opposition and all the reactionary forces. For the first time in almost a decade they have secured a victory. There were scenes of jubilation in the well-off middle class areas of Caracas. "At last we have shown that Chavez can be defeated! At last the slide towards communism has been stopped! At last we have given the rabble a lesson!" The joy of the reactionaries is both premature and exaggerated. A glance at the results shows that the voting strength of the opposition has barely increased. If you compare these results (after 88% of the votes had been counted) with the 2006 presidential elections, the opposition has only increased about 100,000 votes, but Chávez lost 2.8 million. These votes did not go to the opposition but rather to abstention. This means that support for the counter-revolution has not significantly increased from its highest point one year ago. How the bourgeoisie "informs" public opinion

¡Sí! ¡Con Venezuela Bolivariana! (tags)

Información de nuestra Venezuela Bolivariana

CIA SET TO DESTABALIZE ARGENTINA (tags)

Operation "Pliers" intercept shows CIA set to stage coup in Argentina.

CIA Operation "Pliers" Uncovered in Venezuela (tags)

Last night CNN en Español aired the above image, which captions at the bottom "Who Killed him?" by "accident". The image of President Chavez with the caption about killing him below, which some could say subliminally incites to assassination, was a "production error" mistakenly made in the CNN en Español newsroom. The news anchor had been narrarating a story about the situation between Colombia and Venezuela and then switched to a story about an unsolved homicide but - oops - someone forgot to change the screen image and President Chavez was left with the killing statement below. Today they apologized and admitted it was a rather "unfortunate" and "regrettable" mistake. Yes, it was. On a scarier note, an internal CIA memorandum has been obtained by Venezuelan counterintelligence from the US Embassy in Caracas that reveals a very sinister - almost fantastical, were it not true - plan to destabilize Venezuela during the coming days. The plan, titled "OPERATION PLIERS" was authored by CIA Officer Michael Middleton Steere and was addressed to CIA Director General Michael Hayden in Washington. Steere is stationed at the US Embassy in Caracas under the guise of a Regional Affairs Officer. The internal memorandum, dated November 20, 2007, references the "Advances of the Final Stage of Operation Pliers", and confirms that the operation is coordinated by the team of Human Intelligence (HUMINT) in Venezuela. The memo summarizes the different scenarios that the CIA has been working on in Venezuela for the upcoming referendum vote on December 2nd. The Electoral Scenario, as it's phrased, confirms that the voting tendencies will not change substantially before Sunday, December 2nd, and that the SI (YES) vote in favor of the constitutional reform has an advantage of about 10-13 points over the NO vote. The CIA estimates abstention around 60% and states in the memo that this voting tendency is irreversible before the elections.

Another CIA sponsored Coup D'Etat? Venezuela’s D-Day (tags)

Apart from the deep involvement of the US, the primary organization of the Venezuelan business elite (FEDECAMARAS), as well as all the major private television, radio and newspaper outlets have been engaged in a vicious fear and intimidation campaign. Food producers, wholesale and retail distributors have created artificial shortages of basic food items and have provoked large scale capital flight to sow chaos in the hopes of reaping a ‘no’ vote.

Hundreds of thousands of students march for Chavez and "yes" in the referendum (tags)

They came in their tens of thousands, in their hundreds of thousands. They came from schools, from colleges, from universities, from teachers' unions and trade unions, and from the Social Missions concerned with education. They came in their red shirts with different names but all saying the same thing, Si in the referendum. Here in Venezuela learning is on the order of the day. Everyone is studying in one way or another, everyone is a student, so they came in all ages. We gathered in the Plaza de Venezuela and as each minute passed we grew in numbers. In all parts of the gathering crowd there were sound systems belting out different rhythms and people were dancing, singing and shouting slogans. It was a carnival atmosphere with a serious message. The small group of students also dressed in red but with No placards quickly disappeared after having been confronted by revolutionary students shouting "No pasaran", they shall not pass. We moved off chanting slogans such as "Eduacion Primero para el hijo del obrero; Educacion después para el hijo del burgues" (Firstly, the children of workers should be educated and only then the children of the bourgeoisie), "Obreros y Estudiantes, Unidos en Combate" (Workers and Students united in Struggle) and very importantly "Alerta, Alerta, Alerta Camarada, Que ya esta Preparada la Resistencia Armada" (Watch out Comrades, Armed Resistance is Ready). As the slogans were shouted red flags were being waved.

Venezuela: the counter-revolution raises its head (tags)

In Venezuela the forces of the counterrevolution are engaged in an all-out offensive against Chavez and the Revolution. Right-wing students stage armed provocations on the campuses and the streets. The bourgeois media, nationally and internationally, are whipping up a campaign of hysteria against "tyranny" and "dictatorship". US imperialism, with the help of Juan Carlos and the Spanish bourgeoisie, is striving to isolate Venezuela and create an anti-revolutionary bloc in Latin America, based on Brazil and Colombia, Chile and Argentina. As on previous occasions - the coup of 2002, the bosses' lockout, the recall referendum and the elections of 2005 and 2006, the reactionaries are using the slogan of supposed "defence of democracy" as a means of mobilizing the counterrevolutionary forces, creating a climate of fear and instability in order to prepare the ground for a right-wing coup. In the present battle who is opposed to the reform of the Constitution? Fedecamara, that is, the landlords, bankers and capitalists, the Episcopal Conference, representing the reactionary hierarchy of the Church, the right-wing media and imperialism. On the other side of the barricades are the workers and peasants, the poor and dispossessed, the revolutionary youth and the progressive intelligentsia: in other words, all the living forces of Venezuelan society. Why does the ruling class hate the constitutional reform? They say it is because Chavez wishes to introduce a dictatorship, to be a President elected for life and so on. But the reformed constitution does not concede such powers or anything like them. It merely removes the restriction on standing for President more than twice. In Europe there is no such limitation. Sarkozy and Merkel can stand as often as they like. So can Gordon Brown. And in any case, the reformed constitution only allows Chavez to stand for election. It will be up to the people whether they elect him or not.

Coup E'Etat Rumblings in Venezuela (tags)

The Bush administration aims to crush democracy in Venezuela.

U.S. dollar - a "worthless piece of paper." President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (tags)

And he is right. A $100 bill is worth the paper it's printed on and backed by nothing else. Up till 1933 the U.S. was backed in gold. You could exchange a $20 bill for an ounce of gold. And up till the 1960's the dollar was backed up by silver. You could go to the mint and trade paper dollars for silver. But now the dollar is backed by NOTHING and a dollar is worth nothing more then the paper it is printed on.

ADIÓS PAMPA MÍA. Carta del capitán Hastings a la señorita Marple (tags)

Mi estimada señorita; su idea de aplicar los moldes dramáticos de la Grande Bouffe y de su contexto de Saint Mary Mead a la actualidad francesa y española me ha fascinado tanto que, de acuerdo con mi esposa, hemos propuesto este ejercicio a los invitados de este fin de semana de nuestro rancho de la Pampa.

La GRANDE BOUFFE (tags)

La señorita Marple se inspira en la película indicada para sugerir escenarios de las actualidades del 16 de noviembre, en Francia y en España. La remitente indica que este recurso, inspirado en el más puro pragmatismo del método de la señora Maigret, abre perspectivas al círculo rígido en el que se ha encerrado el mismo.

"POR QUE NO TE CALLAS", REYES, IMPERIOS, Y ALGO MÁS... (Nota de PUMHA) (tags)

Ayer tarde, quien escribe estas líneas, entre estos bosques tropicales de Palo Santo, mientras me encontraba en el campo con una de mis perras, el animal fue violentamente atacado por un numerosísimo enjambre de abejas salvajes embravecidas, y cuando (sin tener ningún equipo de protección) intenté rescatar a la perra de las enfurecidas abejas, también sufrí algo así como algo mas de unas treinta "picaduras". Terminé en el Hospital local, aunque ya estoy bien... Pero mientras esto sucedía en los olvidados bosques del norte argentino, a la misma hora, en otros lugares del Mundo (o, mejor dicho en todo el Mundo), cinco palabras pronunciadas por un Rey recorrían...

The Bank of the South: An Alternative to IMF and World Bank Dominance (tags)

Latin America's alternative to the IMF and World Bank

Manny Gonzales the kid everyone forgot in the CA prison system. (tags)

Seventeen year old Manuel Gonzales was convicted of attempted premeditated murder with a handgun April 11, 2005 in Van Nuys CA. Manuel was sentenced to serve 27years in a CA prison without any possibility of early parole. The 23year old victim in this case was shot at three times and nicked on top of his shoulder requiring a two hour hospital visit (no stitches ) and was released with pain medication.

Cuando la incongruencia se disfraza de “Solidaridad Libertaria” (tags)

* Desde El Libertario de Venezuela, hacemos público nuestro desagrado y protesta ante lo que puede considerarse como una orientación política precisa por parte de Solidaridad Libertaria (vocero del Grupo de Acción Social de la CGT de Burgos, España) promoviendo una imposible afinidad entre el anarquismo y la práctica e ideas que sustentan al actual gobierno venezolano.

Venezuela today: complexities and outright lies (tags)

* A member of the editorial collective of El Libertario (www.nodo50.org/ellibertario; in Spanish & English) prepared this article for the 6th edition of the Costa Rican (A) journal La Libertad [September 2007; http://revistalalibertad.blogspot.com] in response to an inconsistent effort to establish impossible affinities between Chavism and Anarchism.

U.S Presidential Campaign and Policy Towards Cuba nd Venezuela (tags)

solidarity with the Cuban and Venezuelan revolutions

Support needed in Fresno on Monday morning (tags)

A call out to medical marijuana supporters in Fresno

America and Venezuela - Constitutional Worlds Apart (tags)

Real democracy in Venezuela compared to the fake kind here.

Manifesto of solidarity with Venezuelan anarchists and social movements (tags)

* The newspaper Tierra y Libertad, mouthpiece of the Iberian Anarchist Federation, published in edition 227 of June 2007 this manifesto of the International of Anarchist Federations (IAF-IFA; www.iaf-ifa.org) in support of those who in Venezuela today confront the bureaucratic capitalist project of the Chavez government as well as their social democrat and right wing opponents.

Reviewing Linda McQuaig's "It's the Crude, Dude" (tags)

War, oil, Iraq, Big Oil, global warming and more in one package.

Venezuela: Interview with El Libertario (tags)

* Interview with indonesian anarchist journal EMPTY HEAVEN - May 2007 (http://otonomis.org/ -- EMPTY HEAVEN collective website; http://pustaka.otonomis.org/ -- indonesian anarchist/autonomist archive). More info in english & spanish about El Libertario: www.nodo50.org/ellibertario

Roostin' chickens or sittin' ducks in WTC on 9/11?? (tags)

The continued claims by "leftist" gatekeepers that the GW Bush regime's 9/11 commission reports are factual and there was no government complicity in the WTC collapse is becoming increasingly suspect..

The Record of the Newspaper of Record (tags)

Exposing the New York Times' shameless reporting on Venezuela.

Wall Street Journal's Looking Glass World (tags)

Made in Washington street protests threaten Venezuela

Video: Hugo Chavez recommends reading Thierry Meyssan’s investigations (tags)

NOTE video in link The President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, has denounced in length the CIA-organized "velvet coups" attempts around the world, including against his own government, using techniques revealed by Thierry Meyssan.

Diego Luna: Chivas for Chávez (tags)

Last night, Diego Luna celebrated the premiere of his directorial debut “Chávez” at the Tribeca Film Festival by toasting with a glass of Chivas Regal.

How many Minutemen does it take to formulate an argument? (tags)

Minutmen protest peaceful commemoration. Why?

Students Demand a Day Off on Chavez’s Birthday (tags)

Students Demand a Day Off on Chavez’s Birthday, Los Angeles, March 30, 2007

Navigating the web of lies and hoaxes seeded against Venezuela’s Government (tags)

VHeadline en Español News Editor Jesus Nery Barrios writes: Continuing our cyber crusade, navigating the web of lies and hoaxes seeded against Venezuela’s Bolivarian Government, President Hugo Chavez and its brave people in the mainstream media, and to show readers the other side of the coin, allowing them to achieve some balance in the information they receive and to arrive at their own conclusions, we find yet another oft-reiterated topic concerning the land of Simon Bolivar, Luis Aparicio and Jacinto Convit (the Venezuelan physician who discovered a vaccine for leprosy).

I fully agree: “There IS a strategy against freedom of expression in Venezuela” (tags)

VHeadline en Español News Editor Jesus Nery Barrios writes: On Sunday, March 18, at the 63rd half-yearly meeting of the Inter American Press Association (IAPA) in Bogota, its chairman, Rafael Molina said that “there is a strategy against freedom of expression in Venezuela” ... a statement with which I fully agree.

Bush, ‘political cadaver’ -- It’s all but (over) (tags)

There is something politically odd about Bush’s tour of various Latin American countries. South American nations were ‘lost’ to the U.S. some time ago – the price paid for America’s fixation in the Middle East. Bush is loathed internationally but is particularly despised in Latin America. The Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez accurately called Bush a “political cadaver” and led 20,000 Argentinian supporters in the chant, “gringo go home”, during his counter-tour of the region.

Venezuela's RCTV Acts of Sedition (tags)

Hugo Chavez within the law acting against a flagrant media lawbreaker.

Follow Chavez's Lead; Nationalize US Oil (tags)

Chavez took the needed step of nationalizing Venezuela's petroleum reserves to prevent multinational corporations (ie., Exxon-Mobil)from theft of resources. Here in US, we would be wise to follow Chavez's example..

BTL:Hugo Chavez Deepens Venezuela's Social and Economic Transformation (tags)

Interview with Steve Ellner, professor of economic history at the Universidad de Oriente in Venezuela, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Irrational fear of Cuba dissected (tags)

A Miami Herald commentator, who specializes in bashing Cuba's Fidel Castro and Venezuela's Hugo Chavez travels all the way to India, only to find that Castro and Chavez are very popular there. He tries, but fails, to convince his audiences that live in Venezuela is hell. I analyze his pitiful attempt.

Chavez forgives Nicaragua's debt to Venezuela (tags)

Chavez forgives Nicaraguas debt to Venezuela Lets see the rich first world behave as magnanimously! VIVA CHAVEZ

Venezuela: Cono de sombra (tags)

* Desde la redacción de El Libertario, vocero de la Comisión de Relaciones Anarquistas de Venezuela, se presenta una reflexión sobre las perspectivas para este país luego de la supuestamente inobjetable reelección de Hugo Chávez, que ahora comienza un nuevo período presidencial de 6 años.

Join Revolutionaries Delegation to Venezuela (tags)

The objective of US - Venezuela Bolivarian Exchange is to build bridges between the Bolivarian movement in Venezuela and the social justice movement in the United States, facilitating exchanges of delegations between community-based organizations from each nation.

Chavez gana las elecciones (tags)

El presidente venezolano, Hugo Chávez, fue reelegido con una amplio apoyo al obtener un 65,35% de los votos, lo que lo coloca al frente del gobierno hasta el 2013. Su rival, Manuel Rosales, no logró superar el 38,8% de los sufragios, y ya reconoció su derrota.

EVA GOLINGER'S NEW BOOK - BUSH VS. CHAVEZ (tags)

HOW THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION IS TRYING TO UNDERMINE HUGO CHAVEZ

Venezuela, Elections 2006: Anarchists Speak (tags)

From the Commision of Anarchist Relations (Comision de Relaciones Anarquistas) and its organ El Libertario, we disseminate three texts in which we publically express our perspective on the upcoming Venezuelan elections of December 3, 2006.

Venezuelan elections: Cast a blank ballot (tags)

[Here's a translation of the latest article from the Venezuelan Trotskyists. It is of special interest in the United States, where the left entirely capitulates to the Bolivarian popular front headed by Hugo Chávez, thinking that their blind endorsement of class collaboration is some kind of "solidarity." Solidarity with whom? With what class?]

Patronizing Citgo Gas Stations (tags)

". . . I was cautious because I knew that Citgo stations in Southern California are often affiliated with 7-11, which recently terminated the affiliation due to Hugo Chavez’s 'controversial' remarks about George Bush, Jr. at the UN. " /". . . Citgo sells motor oil in competition with brands like Pennzoil."

Laro Nicol a political prisoner (tags)

Laro Nicol got two years in prison for a victimless crime that harmed no one, while Michelle Chavez got a mere 5 months in prison for stealing over $100,000. Both were first time offenders.

Action Alert: Thank Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez for Speaking Truth to Power! (tags)

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez calls the Devil by his current name George Bush and Democrat Party leaders show their true colors...blue and yellow.

ALVARO VARGAS LLOSA SENDS HUGO CHAVEZ TO DANTE'S INFERNO (tags)

CONSERVATIVE THINK TANK WRITER SAVAGES HUGO CHAVEZ

JOURNALISM, WALL STREET JOURNAL-STYLE (tags)

HOW THE WALL STREET JOURNAL SAVAGES HUGO CHAVEZ

Democrats defend “our president” against international criticism (tags)

The pretense that the Democratic Party represents some sort of opposition to the Bush administration was punctured again last week when leading Democrats vociferously condemned the anti-Bush speech given by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to the United Nations General Assembly.

El diablo en George W. Bush (tags)

Un oficial de ejército anterior, con los fondos en inteligencia militar y asuntos públicos, piensa que presidente venezolano Hugo Chavez golpeó el clavo en la cabeza cuando él llamó George W. Bush un diablo -- y da razones por las que.

HUGO CHAVEZ'S NEW WORLD VISION (tags)

THE SPIRIT OF THE BOLIVARIAN REVOLUTION

HUGO CHAVEZ'S NEW WORLD VISION (tags)

THE SPIRIT OF THE BOLIVARIAN REVOLUTION

A COURAGEOUS MAN SPEAKS OUT - HUGO CHAVEZ WAS IN RARE FORM AT THE UN (tags)

HUGO CHAVEZ'S TOUR DE FORCE AT THE UN

President Bush is "the devil" and a "world dictator" (tags)

Something many Americans have known for a long time - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez came to the United Nations and denounced President Bush as "the devil" and a "world dictator"

Relato de la nueva gran batalla de Fidel (tags)

El líder cubano mostró cómo evoluciona su recuperación en el encuentro con el diputado argentino. También elogió a Hugo Chávez por su lucha para ingresar al Consejo Permanente de la ONU y por aliarse a sectores medios para “hacer los cambios democráticamente” y mostró su preocupación por terminar de editar sus memorias en vida.

Relato de la nueva gran batalla de Fidel (tags)

El líder cubano mostró cómo evoluciona su recuperación en el encuentro con el diputado argentino. También elogió a Hugo Chávez por su lucha para ingresar al Consejo Permanente de la ONU y por aliarse a sectores medios para “hacer los cambios democráticamente” y mostró su preocupación por terminar de editar sus memorias en vida.

ALTERNATIVES TO THE COLLAPSED WTO DOHA ROUND TALKS (tags)

ALTERNATIVES TO THE FAILED WTO WORLD TRADE MODEL.

VENEZUELA LEADING THE RACE FOR THE UN SECURITY COUNCIL SEAT (tags)

VENEZUELA AHEAD IN RACE FOR UN LATIN AMERICAN SECURITY COUNCIL SEAT

Castro, Chavez Video (tags)

Encuentro del presidente cubano Fidel Castro con el mandatario venezolano Hugo Chávez (video)

Fidel: cumpleaños y recuperación (tags)

Un Documento audiovisual histórico: Presidente Chávez junto a Fidel en sus 80 años

Tarde inolvidable entre Fidel, Raúl y Chávez (tags)

Como anunció el sábado, al lanzar su candidatura presidencial, Chávez vino a La Habana a festejar el cumpleaños 80 de su hermano Fidel. Raúl lo recibió en el aeropuerto y lo estrechó en el abrazo de un pueblo que le agradece al líder amigo su grandeza humana y actitud solidaria.

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 7/28/06 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Spain, Cuba, and Russia.

Fidel y Chavez a la casa museo del Che. (tags)

Tras finalizar la Cumbre del MERCOSUR, y luego de tres días de esperarlo, todo Alta Gracia se despertó para verlo. Fidel Castro Ruz visitó Villa Nydia: la casona que fuera el hogar donde creció Ernesto "El Che" Guevara, su primer Comandante en la Sierra Maestra.

En el futuro las batallas serán con las ideas (tags)

Miles de personas se reunieron en los históricos predios universitarios de la ciudad de Córdoba para escuchar a los presidentes de Cuba, Fidel Castro, y de Venezuela, Hugo Chávez, en un acto popular realizado al término de la XXX Cumbre del MERCOSUR.

Dumb ass LA cop lets his 3 year old son shoot him! (tags)

Now if your son or my son got the gun and shot someone we would be charged with several crimes. Will this cop be charged with a crime? Probably not!!!! They never are.

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL CALLS HUGO CHAVEZ A THREAT TO WORLD PEACE (tags)

RESPONSE TO WALL STREET JOURNAL LIES ABOUT HUGO CHAVEZ

LATEST CONFRONTATION BETWEEN US EMPIRE AND EVO MORALES AND HUGO CHAVEZ (tags)

US EMPIRE CONFRONTS EVO MORALES AND HUGO CHAVEZ

Filipinos—Forgotten Heroes of the UFW (tags)

Filipino labor leaders played pivotal roles in organizing labor unions and fighting for farm workers’ rights

EVO MORALES' COURAGEOUS MOVE NOW MAKES HIM A US TARGET ALONG WITH HUGO CHAVEZ (tags)

EVO MORALES' DECISION TO SERVE INTERESTS OF HIS PEOPLE AHEAD OF THOSE OF US NOW MAKES HIM A US TARGET.

New documentary about Venezuela (tags)

Grabado en 2005, "Un mundo por ganar" aprovecha la presencia en Venezuela de 15.000 jóvenes de 140 países para preguntarse por el apoyo a la revolución bolivariana y el impacto que está teniendo en el resto del mundo.

Macho Men and State Capitalism - Is Another World Possible? (tags)

* Latin America is boiling with revolutionary potential these days that could redefine economics, politics and social relations. But sometimos things aren't always as they seem. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is widely seen to be at the center of Latin America's transformation by building a regional trade bloc through the creation of ALBA and Venezuela's membership in Mercosur to oppose U.S. dominance and its constant push for free trade agreements with Latin American governments.

FIDEL ORDERED CHAVEZ' RESCUE (tags)

In the book "Fidel Castro, a two-voiced biography," published by the Debate Publishing House, the Cuban president told Ignacio Ramonet information not previously released about the events of April 2002 in Venezuela.

US PLANNING FOURTH ATTEMPT TO OUST HUGO CHAVEZ (tags)

US PLANS NOW UNDERWAY TO OUST VENEZUELAN PRESIDENT HUGO CHAVEZ

March for Zapata in East Los Angeles (tags)

March for Zapata in East Los Angeles Full Rights For All Immigrants! Land, Justice, Liberty and Struggle! Sunday, April 12, 9 am Assemble at corner of Cesar Chavez & Lorena, East LA March to El Parque Mexico

Bashing Chavez at The Times: How Dare He Do Good With Oil Revenues! (tags)

The nation’s leading newspaper calls Chavez a threat to the U.S. for using Venezuela’s new oil wealth to aid development and help the poor in Latin America.

Students March for Farmers at Cesar Chavez Walk L.A. (tags)

On Saturday, April 1st, at Historic Olvera Street in downtown Los Angeles, thousands gathered to celebrate the 8th Annual Cesar Chavez Walk L.A. The event was hosted by the United Farm Workers and the UFW Foundation. Hundreds of students support the UFW, South Central Farmers, and other organizations.

THE WAR DRUMS ARE BEATING AND SENDING A CLEAR MESSAGE (tags)

AN ACCOUNT OF LIKELY US MILITARY OR OTHER ACTION TO OUST HUGO CHAVEZ

Venezuelan Government To Launch International 9/11 Investigation (tags)

Billionaire philanthropist Jimmy Walter and WTC survivor William Rodriguez this week embarked on a groundbreaking trip to Caracas Venezuela in which they met with with the President of the Assembly and will soon meet with Venezuelan President himself Hugo Chavez in anticipation of an official Venezuelan government investigation into 9/11.

Otro Mundo Es Posible: Another World Is Possible (tags)

I had the wonderful opportunity to be one of the over 200 Global Exchange Delegates to the World Social Form which took place in Caracas, Venezuela from January 24, 2006 through January 29, 2006. The information I am presenting is based on what I learned from WSF presentations...as well as what I learned from...the Venezuelan people...

Oxnard College Organizes (tags)

Venezuela 2006: Anarchism against all odds (tags)

Our friends from abroad continuously ask us to explain our views about the current situation in Venezuela. This reply is based on two recent texts by the editing team of El Libertario, already published in their entirety in the internet (in Spanish), and from which we extract our main points.

World Social Forum (tags)

President Hugo Chavez welcomed thousands of social activists at the Poliedro-Stadium in Caracas, Venezuela on January 27, 2006

The Bolivarian Revolution: A Movement of Hope and Threat (tags)

A long essay, split up into three parts, delving into the Bolivarian Revolution of Hugo Chavez, offering a fresh perspective on Latin American history and an analysis of the Revolution transforming Venezuela and the region. Print this one out and enjoy while sitting on your favorite couch or chair. This is a refreshing, well written essay worthy of some time.

One Million Strong - Bolivarian Revolution (tags)

Venezuela to build an army of one million men and women.

It Would Be Funny If It Weren't So Tragic (tags)

If the U.S. spend proportionately as much as Venezuela on arms, the US military budget would be $12 billion, instead of $441 billion.

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 1/13/06 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Spain, Cuba, and Russia.

VENEZUELA'S BOLIVARIAN REVOLUTION - ITS PROMISE AND PERILS (tags)

A review of the Bolivarian Revolution achievements and the threat to Hugo Chavez from the U.S.

WSF Caracas: Shroud for Venezuela’s social movements (tags)

* A member of the group promoting the Alternative Social Forum explains why the World Social Forum (WSF), taking place in Caracas during January 2006, is another attempt by the Chavez government to impede the autonomous development of social struggles in the country.

FSM Caracas: mortaja para los movimientos sociales venezolanos (tags)

* Un integrante del grupo promotor del Foro Social Alternativo explica por qué el Foro Social Mundial, a realizarse en enero de 2006 en Caracas, es otra vuelta de tuerca en el esfuerzo del gobierno de Chávez por impedir el desarrollo autónomo de luchas sociales consecuentes en el país.

BTL:After Opposition Parties Boycott Vote, Hugo Chavez Wins Total Control of... (tags)

...Venezuela's Parliament ~ Interview with Gregory Wilpert, sociologist and journalist living in Caracas, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

America's Corporatocracy (tags)

While he may be dead in the corporal sense, the spirit of Simon Bolivar continues to wage the struggle for freedom from oppression. Hugo Chavez is perhaps the most familiar incarnation of Bolivar's élan vital as he defies the neocolonial policies of the United States, a nation which has supplanted the European colonial empires as looters of Latin American bounty. Bolivar's spiritual essence also burns brightly in Evo Morales, another leader of the poor and oppressed in Latin America. Barring a CIA-orchestrated assasination or sabotage of the election process, in December Morales will be the next democratically-elected president of Bolivia. And deservedly so.

News Junkie Scott's Blog (11/19/05) (tags)

Federal reserve will no longer report M3.

Americas Summit Marked a Change, Alarcon Affirms (tags)

Americas Summit Marked a Change, Alarcon Affirms

What Country Was He Tallking About? (tags)

Anti-democratic? Fear-mongering? Socially divisive? Unable to accept blame for his errors? Are we talking about Hugo Chavez or George Bush?

Email Campaign and Venezuela Solidarity Day (tags)

Bolivarian Revolution

Venezuela Solidarity Day (tags)

Bolivarian Revolution

Bolivarian revolution takes steps against capitalism expropiating factories-landed states (tags)

Bolivarian Revolution

UN cannot be reformed: Chavez tells people of US to fight for socialism (tags)

Bolivarian Revolution

preliminary comments re Venezuela (tags)

included are some preliminary comments concerning Venezuela

The Marxists in the World Youth Festival (tags)

Bolivarian Revolution

Two responses to Chavez' supporters (tags)

* Interventions in a debate on Venezuela and the government of Hugo Chavez. LASolidarity mailing list

From the XVI SYWF to the VI WSF: Chavez's shindig in Venezuela (tags)

* From El Libertario, # 44 September-October 2005, voice of the Comision de Relaciones Anarquistas, exposing the show of international mega-ceremonies the Chavez regime uses to try and acquire revolutionary legitimacy by means of petro-dollars and verbosity.

Venezuela's Chavez Says UN Needs a Revolution (tags)

Bolivarian Revolution

Venezuela: Eyewitness report from the heart of the revolution (tags)

Bolivarian Revolution

While Bush prevaricates, Venezuela offers help to US poor (tags)

Bolivarian Revolution

BTL:Bush Administration Efforts to Oust Venezuelan President Was Context for... (tags)

...Pat Robertson's Call to Assassinate Hugo Chavez ~ Interview with Eva Golinger, Venezuelan-American attorney and author, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Speaking Truth to Power (tags)

I would like to acknowledge the following professors for this dialogue and article about a sensitive issue in the Chicano movement: Mario Barrera of Berkeley, Noam Chomsky of MIT, Chuck O’Connell of UC Irvine, and Jorge Mariscal of UC San Diego.

The Truth about a Mexican hero (tags)

Cesar Chavez was no hero to revolutionary change

U.S. Hands Off Venezuela Campaign Condemns Robertson Terrorist Call (tags)

Bolivarian Revolution

Reacciones acerca del llamado a Asesinar al Presidente venezolano Hugo Chávez (tags)

Diferentes reacciones contra las declaraciones de incitación del religioso estadounidense Pat Robertson a favor del Magnicidio del presidente Hugo Chávez

16th WFSY - Chavez once again calls for socialism as the only way to destroy capitalism (tags)

Bolivarian Revolution

Review of the Venezuelan Revolution: a Marxist Perspective (tags)

Solidarity with the Bolivarian revolution

Chaves, the Environment and the Indigenous (tags)

Is Chavez making good on his promises? Has Chavez moved to get the illegal miners out of Indigenous lands yet?

Venezuela from below - voice of the rank and file (tags)

Bolivarian Revolution

The Bolivarian Revolution: Advances & Obstacles (tags)

For those interested in looking beyond biased mainstream media news on Venezuela, there aren’t many better options than hearing about the nation’s ongoing social and political revolution from a key advisor to President Chavez.

Venezuela, Oil and the struggle for Democratic Socialism in the 21st Century (tags)

The country of Venezuela is a startling paradox of immense suffering and extreme wealth. According to a private Caracas-based polling company, Datanalisis, over 58% of the 25 million people in Venezuela live on less than $253 (Cdn) a month. The level of poverty becomes all the more damning when factoring in that Venezuela is also the world's fourth largest oil exporter. This glaring contradiction remained unchallenged until the election of Hugo Chavez as Venezuelan President.

Buying gasoline help Venezuela (tags)

You can buy gasoline and help Venezuela

U.S. Outburst at OAS Meeting: Chavez and the Bolivian Crisis (tags)

REPOST from The NarcoSphere Towards the end of the two-day session by the Organization of American States (OAS) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the U.S. ambassador to the organism, Roger Noriega, threw a temper tantrum.

"The Way is Clear": Venezuela (tags)

Venezuela is one of the few states whose government is taking new paths against the global trend to political stagnation.. No one has the illusion that the people and the political system can change from one day to the next but the way is clear.

(2) CESAR CHAVEZ WALK (tags)

On Saturday, April 2nd, thousands of students and workers took the streets of East LA in Monterey Park to celebrate the success of the United Farm Workers (UFW) and its leader, Cesar Chavez, in the historic Delano Grape Strike which led to the signing of the first farmworker labor contracts in 1970.

Cesar Chavez Walk (tags)

On Saturday, April 2nd, thousands of students and workers took the streets of East LA in Monterey Park to celebrate the success of the United Farm Workers (UFW) and its leader, Cesar Chavez, in the historic Delano Grape Strike which led to the signing of the first farmworker labor contracts in 1970.

Venezuela, Frustrated by the U.S., Turns to Containment (tags)

After years of vitriolic rhetoric on the part of United States leaders, the government of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez has decided on a policy of containment of the U.S.

Cesar Chavez Day: Walk for Dignity (tags)

The Xispas website and blog is the place to learn about Xicano culture, art, and politics. We deal with history, indigenous traditions, books, opinions, and social criticism. In this newsblast, we offer some people's history and opportunity for community action. Con solidaridad - Xispas staff

Venezuela: The Revolution Will Be Televised! (tags)

BTL:White House and Media Escalate War of Words Against... (tags)

...Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez ~ Interview with Eva Gollinger, attorney reporting from Caracas, Venezuela, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Progressive Film Festival - Long Beach (tags)

The CSULB Campus Progressives present three free screenings of progressive films at the Beach Auditorium, Mondays at 5-7pm: Feb. 28th, Mar. 7th, and Mar. 14th.

Miradas desde Venezuela! (tags)

Desde Venezuela

Venezuelan March for Sovereignty: Caracas January 23 2005 (tags)

Tour of the Revolution II: Photo Essay Venezuelan March for Sovereignty: Caracas January 23 2005 "En Defensa de la Soberanía"

The Nationalisation of VENEPAL: What does it signify? (tags)

Hands Off Venezuela Campaign

Chavez nationalises VENEPAL under workers control (tags)

Hands Off Venezuela Campaign

Workers witness Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution (tags)

In late November, Chicagoans Beatrice Lumpkin and her husband Frank, a retired steelworker leader, traveled to Venezuela.

Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, & the Bolivarian Revolution, UCOC, Friday, Nov. 19th (tags)

Learn more about Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, and the Bolivarian Revolution!

Venezuela's election: defeat for opposition, advance for the Bolivarian movement (tags)

Bolivarian Revolution

What Really Happened At Venezuela's Recall Referendum (tags)

Worried about Florida in November? Official Election Observer Margaret Prescod saw a better picture in Venezuela last August that gives us all some lessons in how to do it right

Images - East LA Immigrants Rights March (tags)

Saturday October 16, 2004 - Thousands marched down Cesar Chavez Avenue this morning, calling for respect and rights for immigrants. (Community/Labor march, not the a.n.s.w.e.r. march up broadway.)

Venezuela: After the Referendum (tags)

* The August 2004 elections legitimized Hugo Chávez's presidency, approved by the multinational powers-that-be, despite the opposition's claims of electoral fraud. We, at El Libertario (issue 39, September/October 2004), presented an indepth analysis of the consecuences of the referendum, as well as proposals for action in the new circumstances. We shall now quote a couple of notes from that issue that express the essence of the venezuelan anarchists' perspective.

"We do not boast of our victory": Hugo Chavez (tags)

"I am not the most important. What is central is a humanist project, an alternative to capitalism, a concept, an experience and a new dream that will increase in honor and dignity.. The world has many reasons to doubt declarations of the US government.."

Venezuela Report-Back (tags)

VENEZUELA REPORT-BACK OIL WORKERS, the GRASSROOTS and the HISTORIC REFERENDUM International Election Observers Selma James and Nina Lَopez (with video clips) and Documentary Premiere: The Bolivarian Revolution: ENTER THE OIL WORKERS! Contribution from Identidad Bolivariana, The Netherlands Saturday 18 September 3-6 pm Trinity United Reform Church, Buck St, London NW1 Camden Town Tube Level entrance, accessible toilet nearby Entrance: £3 waged; £1.50 unwaged Followed by celebration of the referendum victory with music and refreshments.

Populist Venezuelan President Triumphs Over Opponents in Apr.15 Recall Election (tags)

Interview with Gregory Wilpert, sociologist and journalist living in Caracas, conducted by Scott Harris

Why Venezuela has Voted Again for Their 'Negro e Indio' President (tags)

Baltimore Chronicle Monday, August 16, 2004 There's so much BS and baloney thrown around about Venezuela that I may be violating some rule of US journalism by providing some facts. Let's begin with this: 77% of Venezuela's farmland is owned by 3% of the population, the 'hacendados.'

Venezuela's Chavez Wins Recall Vote: CNE Announces Results (tags)

The people chose Chavez: the opposition failed to obtain more votes that those who wanted Chavez to stay. The "no" option obtained 4,991,483 votes representing 58.25%. The "yes" option obtained 3,576,517 votes, representing 41.74%.

CIA set to overthrow Chavez (tags)

CIA executives gathered in Santiago de Chile revealed in contingency plot to overthrow Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez Frias

Chavez: the FTAA is dead (tags)

Venezuelan president, Hugo Chavez, expressed again that US project of completing a Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) is definitely dead. This time, the Venezuelan president made this balance at his arrival to Puerto Iguazu, in Misiones, Argentina, where he will participate on the Summit of MERCOSUR presidents.

Venezuela: Colombia paramilitaries planning to attack (tags)

After failed coup attempts in Venezuela by business owners and U.S. oil interests, Colombia has ordered dozens of tanks from Spain to place on the border of Venezuela at the same time as the referendum (Aug). U.S. military intervention believed to be the goal.

Nicaraguas Contra War Revisited (tags)

Pass-the-parcel threats, accompanying misrepresentation and downright falsehood, are routine in mainstream reporting on Venezuela just as they were on Nicaragua through the 1980s. Other similarities abound.

Massive Bolivarian march launches referendum battle (tags)

Solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution

NO A LA INTERVENCION DE ESTADOS UNIDOS EN VENEZUELA (tags)

Un referéndum para revocar el Presidente Hugo Chávez y varios políticos antichavistas será convocado para el mes de agosto. La presión ejercida por los EEUU para derrocar a Presidente Chávez y apropiarse del petróleo del pueblo venezolano es mas fuerte que nunca. Exigimos que los medios de comunicación informen que esta ocurriendo en Venezuela, en lugar de actuar como empleados del no electo y odiado gobierno de Bush.

NO TO UNITED STATES INTERVENTION IN VENEZUELA (tags)

A referendum to recall President Chavez as well as a number of anti-chavista elected officials is being called for August. US pressure to overthrow President Chavez and get its hands on the oil of the venezuelan people is greater than ever. We demand that the media report what is happening in Venezuela rather than act as employees of the hated and unelected Bush administration.

Chavez reiterates the call to arm the people (tags)

solidarity with the Venezuelan Revolution

Colombian paramilitaries prepare coup in Venezuela (tags)

Another coup attempt has failed in Venezuela. 88 Colombian paramilitaries were captured in Caracas while training for an assault on a military installation. According to Venezuela’s ambassador in Bogota, the detained are Colombian ex-military, and the possible involvement of Colombian authorities is under investigation.

Washington and the opposition are behind the terrorist plot against Chavez (tags)

solidarity with Venezuela

Venezuela Week in Review- May 8th- HOV (tags)

Solidarity with venezuela

Encounters with Hugo Chavez (tags)

Solidarity with Venezuela

President Chavez praises Marxist.com and backs Hnads Off Venezuela Campaign (tags)

Solidarity with Venezuela

Fears of war between Colombia and Venezuela (tags)

Colombian opposition leaders allege that the Uribe government is preparing another military agression against Venezuela. Paramilitaries aided by the Colombian Army have several times attacked targets in Venezuela. The White House is accused of wanting to exploit an armed confrontation between the two countries to gain control of Venezuelan oil.

Venezuela Week in Review-April 17th-HOV (tags)

U.S.War in Venezuela

Hands Off Venezuela-Easter Marches in Germany (tags)

U.S. War in Venezuela

Venezuelan Group to file Court cases against U.S.Ambassador Charles Shapiro (tags)

CIA involvement in Venezuela

Cuban Right-Wing Terrorist Group F-4 Commandos Training Venezuelan Paramilitaries in Miami (tags)

Hands Off Venezuela Campaign

Cesar Chavez March & Rally (tags)

On Saturday, March 27th, thousands of students and workers took the streets of Los Angeles in Downtown Los Angeles to celebrate the success of Cesar Chavez immigrant rights movement. United Farm Workers (UFW) organized the event. Among other major organizations that promoted the march were the following unions: SEIU, AFL-CIO, and CLC. To my estimation, between three to five thousands people marched in the street of LA..........BELOW FIND A 35 SECONDS VIDEO AND 7 PICTURES.

Cesar Chavez Walk (tags)

Chavez Vive! La Lucha Sigue!. 2004 Cesar E. Chavez Holiday Parade & Festival Service Employee's International Union, Local 99 AFL-CIO,CLC

President Chavez dedicates 20 minutes to In Defence of Marxism on TV (tags)

Hands Off Venezuela Campaign

Kerry Attacks Venezuela's Chavez (tags)

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry has attacked Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez as a dubious democrat hostile to U.S. interests, delivering a slap in the face to the leftist leader who had portrayed Kerry as a potential friend.

Chavez dedicates 20 minutes to In Defence of Marxism on the TV programme "Alo Preside (tags)

Chavez, the President of Venezuela, does a regular TV programme, Alo Presidente. In the latest one he dedicated twenty minutes to In Defence of Marxism (www.marxist.com). What this demonstrates is that solidarity action with Venezuela is very important and that any action that supporters organise around the world should be reported to In Defence of Marxism. Any action that you carry out will get into the Venezuelan press; the people like to hear about it.

Elections or Resistance: Bolivar y Resistencia (tags)

US has military programs, bases or spies in every country in Latin America Only Cuba and Venezuela restrict US official activities. We want this entire military-espionage regime out! We won’t pay you anymore debt peonage and we take back all of our resources, our industries and our power

President Chavez thanks In Defence of Marxism for HANDS OFF VENEZUELA Campaign (tags)

Venezuela

The revolution in Venezuela is in Danger ! (tags)

Venezuela

Chavez Calls Bush 'Asshole' (tags)

Over 100,000 Venezuelans march to protest againt the role of U.S. imperialism in their country.

Join California Safe Schools - Cesar Chavez Day March! (tags)

CESAR CHAVEZ DAY MARCH MARCH 27, 2004

BTL:Supporters of Venezuelan President Hugh Chavez Contest Recall Effort (tags)

Interview with Eva Golinger Moncada, of the Venezuelan Solidarity Committee, conducted by Between The Lines' Scott Harris

Amnesty forced to Withdraw Chavez documentary from screening amid threats of violence (tags)

Amnesty International Vancouver was forced to withdraw a documentary on Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, amid threats of violence.

Is the United States of America plotting to murder Venezuela’s President? (tags)

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez cancelled a planned trip last month to the United Nations General Assembly’s opening debate, explaining that he did so because of a potential threat on his life. His government’s intelligence agencies had reportedly warned of a plot backed by the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to sabotage his plane in flight from Caracas to New York City.

George Bush: A Menace To World Peace (tags)

Think deeply on this, ask yourself where do we stop these madmen. Iraq may be the only place to stop this madness. Every nation that desires freedom and democracy must resist the Bush Junta's pressure to participate. The welfare of the world may well rest in the tying down the US army in the soil of Iraq, at least until Bush can be removed from power.

Interview with Key Leader of Venezuelan Workers Movement Pedro Eusse (tags)

Pedro Eusse is the Secretary General of the Food and Beverage Union, and the Secretary General of the United Confederation of Venezuelan Workers (CUTV). The United Confederation of Venezuelan Workers is currently the country’s main trade union federation and plays an important role in defending the patriotic, national democratic government headed by Hugo Chavez.

Opposition Rally in Venezuela (tags)

Opposition has once again reared its head in Venezuela

Chavez? Tu entiendes? (tags)

no entiendo mucho en espanol, pero yo no se como esta la presidencia de Chavez. Si puedes decir me? Yo quero entender en Engles.

Chavez Outsted in another coup (tags)

President Hugo Chavez was overthrown today in a bloodless coup.

Human Rights Group Criticizes Hugo Chavez and Venezuelan Media (tags)

The Human Rights Watch is concerend that the Venezuelan government is not doing all it should to protect journalists.

Anti-War, Anti-Occupation Rallies This Weekend--Far From Over Muthaf#$kas!! (tags)

There are two anti-war/anti-occupation rallies this weekend in Los Angeles. As KRS-One once said, "we will be here forever." And we'll grow...and grow...

Venezuela fires on Colombian paramilitaries (tags)

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Venezuela's military exchanged gunfire with Colombian paramilitaries and bombed a zone close to the border as a warning to the fighters, President Hugo Chavez said Sunday.

Venezuela Film Premier: "Another Way Is Possible ...In Venezuela" (tags)

The film will be shown at Friaday April 4 and Friday, April 11, at 7:00 p.m. at the United Echo Park Methodist Church, 1226 North Alvarado, Los Angeles, CA. Donation: $10 at the door. For more information about the event: (626) 282-9431 and (323) 852-0721

George Bush II’s exit strategy after seizing Iraq’s oil: Seize South America’s oil. (tags)

Bush/Reich/U.S. oil companies/CIA stage coup attempt in Venezuela to oust democratically-elected President Hugo Chávez. U.S. government gains control of media outlets, trying to incite civil war in Venezuela to seize country’s oil revenues.

Documentary Screening "The Revolution will not be televised" (tags)

In April/May last year, two Irish documentary filmakers were in Carcas filming a documentary profile of Hugo Chavez. It will be shown this Thursday 13th of March in LA.

HOW VENEZUELAN ANARCHISTS VIEW THE CHAVEZ CRISIS (tags)

A conversation on how Venezuelan anarchists view the Chavez crisis with a libertarian comrade of the CRA (Comisión de Relaciones Anarquistas / Commission of Anarchist Relationships) of Venezuela on "Canarias Libertaria" on december 10, 2002.

Venezuela: EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT CHAVISM AND ANARCHISM... (tags)

EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT CHAVISM AND ANARCHISM, BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK

Venezuelan Crisis: Rich protesters against Socialist Chavez (tags)

As the international media ignores the perturbations in Venezuela, Chavez delivers speech at World Social Forum in Porto Allegre recounting the crisis situation in Venezuela caused by the wealthy, upper-class syndicates and their oppostion to nationalized petroleum and other proposed leftist-Chavezian laws projects

Como Irak, Bush II prepara invadir Sudamérica para agarrar su aceite también. (tags)

El intento de golpe de Estado de etapa de compañías de aceite /CIA de Bush y los transnacionales imperios de EEUU en Venezuela para expulsar President Hugo Chávez quién fue democráticamente eligido. El gobierno de EEUU tomó control de medios informativos, tratando de incitar guerra civil en Venezuela para agarrar las ganancias de aceite del país.

USA Bad Boys: Blackmail and US Intervention in latin America (tags)

US addictions haunt and terrorize world: OIL, WEAPONS, DRUGS. US BAD BOYS and friends in Latin America held power for decades. Now they are run out of town by Hugo Chavez, people of Bolivia and New Ideas. Guns and Money aren’t enough anymore–Hope lives –Struggle Consumes…

BTL:General Strike Organized Against Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Crumbles (tags)

Interview with Steve Ellner, professor of history in Caracas, Venezuela conducted by Between the Lines'Scott Harris

Venezuela in the News: Fraud and the Totalitarian Bias (tags)

The Washington Times | January 22, 2003

Activists occupy Venezuelan embassy in Australia (tags)

With today's peaceful occupation of the Venezuelan Embassy, solidarity activists intended to highlight the repeated coup attempts in Venezuela and the US-sponsored civil war in neighbouring Colombia. Activists expressed their support for the elected government of Venezuela and the formation of a new clandestine government of Colombia.

Building Bridges Radio - What's Happening in Venezuela (tags)

Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 28 min Radio Program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON THE INDYMEDIA LINK. Listen to WBAI'S Building Bridges live on the web Mondays 7-8PM EST by goin to http://www.2600.com/offthehook/hot2.ram

Oil coup-strike-lockout is for the rich. Help President Chavez! Search Venezuela news. (tags)

In 1974 80% of oil income went to the state. Today 80% of Venezuelan oil income goes to the rich, and to "operating costs." Only 20% goes to the state. Chavez reforms will help reverse this in January 2003. This is why the coup-plotters, "strike"-promoters, and corporate media are in such a hurry to overthrow the fairly-ELECTED Chavez government. They want to prevent these reforms, and reverse others already-implemented. Reforms that help the poor and lower middle class. Massive corporate-media disinformation, destabilization campaign going on inside Venezuela. Support President Chavez! Please forward widely.

BTL:Venezuelan Elite Attack President Chavez to Block Reforms that... (tags)

...Benefit the Poor. Interview with Gregory Wilpert, sociologist and journalist, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Venezuela and Colombia: Two brother peoples that are resisting (tags)

We are faced with the great challenge of becoming a country that advances toward socialism. If Simon Bolivar had to struggle against the monarchy to establish the liberal republic, we have to fight against that liberal republic to build our own model that fits our Latin American homeland's yearnings for freedom.

venezuala's press power (tags)

by maurice lemoine sept 11 2002

venezuala:racist rage of the caracas elite (tags)

Venezuela's Embattled President Faces A Pinochet-style Opposition

POT-BANGING PROTEST IN L.A. IN SUPPORT OF THE GOVERNMENT OF VENEZUELA (tags)

Protest in support of the democratic government of Chávez whom the right-wing rich opposition with the support of the US government want to take down by a coup.

Venezuela: Class Conflict and US Intervention (tags)

The upper class and US CIA are a problem in many countries. Combined with a corrupt media they use protest tactics to cause disruption and chaos with staged media events and lock-outs masquerading as popular general strikes.

venezuala: gunman may havebeen hired by anti-chavez general (tags)

agent provaceteur?

Venezuelan Masses Support Chavez. Corporate media lieing as usual (tags)

read http://www.narconews.com The corporate media spinners are doing all they can to bring down the democratically elected president of venezuela. The strike by the rich in venezuela has been defeated.

The Veezuelan Revolution in Danger (tags)

Venezuelan Revolution

chavez says there is a new attempt at a coup (tags)

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- A nationwide strike escalated into angry street protests as Venezuelans riled by economic and political turmoil tried to force Hugo Chavez from the presidency of this polarized nation. Chavez said the strike won't drive him out.

the war against chavez (tags)

some thoughts of the hudson institute

Venezuela's press power abuse (tags)

This is an outstanding and well-documented analysis of the role that the private corporate capitalist media played in orchestrating the April 2002 coup against the democratically- elected Venezuelan government which is led by Hugo Chavez.

Committee to Protect Journalists is a Fraud (tags)

I hope everyone reads this...

Coup-making in Venezuela: the Bush and oil factors (tags)

As efforts to overthrow Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez intensify, two facts are inescapable: the power elite in the United States has never been happy with democratically-elected Chávez, but it took the Bush administration, with its corporate oil and energy connections, to turn up the heat against him.

The U.S. has a problem with Venezuela, that's just too bad (tags)

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 (Reuters) — Secretary of State Colin L. Powell, testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today criticized the leftist president of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez, expressing concern about his views on democracy and the war on terrorism.

Chavez VS Big Business (tags)

Seen this before...

Venezuela. Chile 1973 revisited? (tags)

US propaganda, lies, and signs of foreign intervervention against Hugo Chavez' leftist independent government are stark reminders of US foreign policy's dark past, present and short-lived future.

U.S./Mexico Action - Ceasar Chavez Puppet (tags)

One of the many creative placards carried by demonstrators.

Chavez and Climber (tags)

As Chavez looks on, one of the two climbers in Mondays L.A. Hotel Figueroa banner hang rests

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