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Irresponsibly Bashing Venezuelan Justice (tags)

Venezuela

New York Times: Enemy of Truth (tags)

NYT

Rock, Rap & Speakout vs Poverty, Prisons & War (tags)

For the 15th year marking International Women’s Day in Southern California, on March 8th a warm and sunny Saturday, a mixed race and enthusiastic crowd of approximately 450 women, men, quite a lot of young people, and lots of children gathered for a free concert and speakout at the MacArthur Park Band Shell in Los Angeles.

An Imperfect Peace: Colombia's Civil War Nearing End (tags)

There has been civil war in Colombia more or less continuously since 1948. It seems it may finally be coming to an end. It is ending the way most other long-lasting civil wars end.

Attacking Venezuela's Democratic Process (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

New York Times v. Hugo Chavez (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.

FAIR v. Scoundrel Media Misreporting on Venezuela (tags)

media

Bolivaranism in Venezuela (tags)

Chavez

Expect Bolivarian Victory in Venezuela (tags)

elections

The Shortwave Report 02/24 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. Free to rebroadcast. NHK World Radio Japan, China Radio International, Radio Havana Cuba, Spanish National Radio, and Radio Deutsche-Welle.

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

Forum on Venezuela in LA May 8, A Resounding Success (tags)

- Last Sunday, Mother?s Day, the Los Angeles forum about Venezuela?s Bolivarian Revolution, featuring attorney and author Eva Golinger and a panel of Venezuela experts was a success. The forum that was held at the Emmanuel Presbyterian Church in Wislhire featured speaker was and Eva Golinger is a foreign policy advisor to the Venezuelan government, led by President Hugo Chavez.

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."

Internet revolution in Venezuela and No Going Back (tags)

"There's an Australian journalist and documentary film-maker, John Pilger, who said that, 'What you're seeing is really an unprecedented propaganda campaign that's being waged against the Chavez government' – 

FF: It's a media war – 

KJ: It really is a media war. And I think if you go to Venezuela and see what the media says, this will become clear immediately. You often hear the claim that there is no freedom of speech and so on, but internally in Venezuela there are more than 50 daily newspapers and about 45 of those newspapers support the opposition and are constantly attacking the government everyday – including having front page headlines calling for the military overthrow of the government... Then you have those 4 newspapers that support the Bolivarian process; and then you have one newspaper that, you know, presents itself as being neutral. So, on the level of the print media, the opposition to the government is overwhelmingly dominant... A lot of the television stations are extremely hostile as well. 

The other important aspect to note is that, as a result of the Bolivarian process, you actually have a massive explosion of community media in Venezuela, in particular community radio stations in the Barrios...but also a number of community television stations and other independent media websites and so on. So this is like the first time where a lot of the grassroots groups and Venezuelan poor are actually getting to participate themselves in the production of the their own media; whereas prior to the Chavez government, they didn't have a voice in politics or the media."

The Accusation that Links Chávez with ETA and the FARC is Fraudulent (tags)

"The computer in the hands of the Colombian authorities survived a missile attack which killed several people in the encampment and, by chance, confirmed all the arguments of President Alvaro Uribe to enable him to increase his bellicose internal campaign. Strange as it may sound, the “magic bomb resistant” computer has never been shown in public."

The Origins of Modern Socialism (tags)

The specter of socialism is again haunting the minds of the corporate elite, from the Americas to Europe and beyond. This, after decades of pro-capitalist campaigning from the corporate media, which has always confused “capitalism” with “freedom.” But of course freedom and democracy cannot exist alongside tremendous inequalities of wealth — or next to corporations wielding absolute power over elections and governments.

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."

Vetelca: The story of the first ever Bolivarian maquila factory (tags)

* This report originally appears in issue #57 of Venezuelan anarchist newspaper El Libertario www.nodo50.org/ellibertario [website in Spanish, English & other languages]. It is a detailed examination of the events behind the mobile telephone manufacturer Vetelca, in which the notion of a socialist industrial production model in Venezuela is unmasked.

Trouble in U.S. Ranks and Not All Powerful Nations Bow to Israel (tags)

"Sixteen American soldiers killed themselves in October, an unusually high monthly toll that has senior military officers worried about the impact of sending tens of thousands of new troops into Afghanistan. WSJ's Yochi Dreazen reports. .The Army's top generals worry that surging tens of thousands more troops into Afghanistan could increase the strain felt by many military personnel after years of repeated deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. The October suicide figures mean that at least 134 active-duty soldiers have taken their own lives so far this year, putting the Army on pace to break last year's record of 140 active-duty suicides. The number of Army suicides has risen 37% since 2006, and last year, the suicide rate surpassed that of the U.S. population for the first time. The health of ground combat forces is emerging as an element of the Obama administration's review of its Afghanistan strategy. Conditions there have deteriorated in recent months amid lingering political instability and a worsening Taliban-led insurgency. Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the top American commander in Kabul, wants more than 40,000 new troops, in addition to the 68,000 that will be in Afghanistan by year-end, and has warned that the U.S. faces possible "mission failure" unless it adopts a new strategy and quickly deploys significant reinforcements." and "Ever since the 22 day brutal and merciless bombardment of homes, schools, hospitals and mosques in Gaza by the Israeli criminal regime, many Israeli tourists are receiving the cold shoulder in countries they visit and some do not want them at all. It is no surprise that high level Israeli government and military officials do not dare set foot in certain countries for fear of being arrested but snubbing the regular Israeli citizen is a relative new phenomena."

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."

"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!"

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."

Will Venezuelan Destabilization Follow the Honduran Coup? (tags)

Obama targets Chavez

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. "

Venezuela: El Libertario warns of possible sentence to the 14 SIDOR workers (tags)

* After taking part in a demonstration for lack of job security in 2006, 14 workers of contractor “Transportes Camila de SIDOR” could be sentenced to 5 to 10 years in jail.

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.

New Coup D'Etat Rumblings in Venezuela (tags)

Bush continues to target Chavez.

Chile's September 11 (tags)

( Note: In the Philippines during the 20 years reign of Marcos, September 11 is marked by ostentatious cerwemonies marking the birthday of the dictator most specially during his 14-years dictatorship from 1973-1986. But on Sept 11, 1973, when the coup de tat was launched in Chile it cast a giant shadow on the dictatorship and the primacy of armed struggle against the martial law was upheld. The AJLPP decided to print a version of this article that was first published in the September 2006 issue of Socialism and Liberation magazine. Let everyone remember and never forget the dark days of US-imposed dictatorships in Chile and the Philippines.) ********

CUBA: Besieged by hurricanes (tags)

We had hardly recovered from the emotional impact and material damages caused by the unexpectedly strong winds of hurricane Gustav on the Isla de la Juventud and Pinar del Rio, when news were received of sea floods caused by Hanna. Then, the worst news of all: that the very intense hurricane Ike, turning southwest under pressure from a strong anti-hurricane system located north of its course, would strike heavily over 625 miles throughout the national territory.

Peace Mom v. Guardian of Power (tags)

Challenging entrenched power in Congress.

WaBun-Inini: A true American hero : praises Robert Mugabe (tags)

another enlightened supporter of Robert Mugabe in the face of neocolonial attacks on Zimbabwe

FEDERAL APPEALS ARE ONLY FOR RICH AMERICANS ! (tags)

We all know the true story concerning the injustice inflicted on America's Middlle Class and Working Poor Americans when it comes to the Federal appeal Process juudicial Process.

Grand Opening: School of the Americas Watch West (part 1) (tags)

“Word began to spread as we researched the school and discovered what we had here was indeed a school of assassins, a school for dictators. These soldiers came here to learn counter insurgency. Who were the insurgency? They were the poor, the religious leaders, labor leaders, and many others. And then when the torture manuals were discovered in the curriculum, that got a lot of front-page coverage. Word began to spread, and our numbers in the movement grew.” -- Father Roy Bourgeois, founder, School of the Americas Watch

Film Night at Flor y Canto: March 2003-September 2005 (Part 1 of 2) (tags)

To mark the five-year anniversary of the Eagle Rock Peace Vigil, here is a list of films shown at Flor y Canto over a two-and-a-half year period. These almost-weekly screenings were an outgrowth of the Eagle Rock Vigil. (A link to the rest of this list can be found below in "comments.")

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.

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

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

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.

Message to Brazil: Help Find and Release Lovinsky Pierre-Antoine (tags)

“The word we are getting is that all of these actions, even though they’re not huge actions, have an impact. You can bet that although the Brazilians have not come down, a report has already gone not only to Haiti but also back to Brazil that we’re out here. The Haitians are telling us, keep up what we’re doing because it is having an impact. They’re starting to feel some opening up that they hadn’t felt before the international action for fasting.” – Margaret Prescod

Happy B-Day to Haiti's Exiled Former President Arisitide! (tags)

Today Jean Bertrand Arisitide celebrates his birthday in exile years after the 2004 US supported coup that led to his kidnapping by US military forces after coup the against this former populist President of Haiti..

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.

Posada’s release exposes Washington’s hypocrisy (tags)

The decision by the US authorities to release the terrorist Luis Posada Carriles exposes before the eyes of the world the hypocritical attitude of the United States government to terrorism. Posada Carriles Posada is the author of the 1976 attack that brought down a Cubana de Aviación civilian airliner off the coast of Barbados, which cost the lives of 73 innocent people. By releasing this criminal, the US authorities have admitted that they support terrorism when this is in the interests of US imperialism. Bush's so-called war on terrorism therefore stands exposed as a shameful deception. In an editorial of April 20, the Los Angeles Times condemned the decision:

8th Annual GWS LA Event with Sò An (tags)

Report of 8th Annual Global Women’s Strike Los Angeles Event: An Evening of Resistance & Song with Sò An, Popular Haitian activist, political prisoner & folk singer

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).

U.S. FOREIGN POLICY — ARE CHANGES AHEAD? (tags)

Many progressive Americans are hoping for a more peaceful U.S. foreign policy because President Bush lost control of Congress or after he leaves office — but the chances of this happening are not favorable.)

BTL:Latin American Left Continues to Win Electoral Victories (tags)

Interview with Laura Carlson, director of the International Relations Center's America's program, conducted by Scott Harris

U.S. seeks better ties by aiding militaries (tags)

Who is the world worste terrorist??? From articles like this it is clear that the American government is!

Outing Bono in Australia (tags)

3.5Mb 96kps Stereo 5 Minutes "Bono's Creed of Greed" - one of several songs being developed for distribution and presentation at his concert tour of Australia. Bono is supporting the production of a videogame that simulates an invasion of Venezuela, and the Venezuelan solidarity network is not impressed.

THE METTLE OF A UN SECRETARY-GENERAL (tags)

THE TAINTED LEGACY OF KOFI ANNAN

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

HUGO CHAVEZ'S NEW WORLD VISION (tags)

THE SPIRIT OF THE BOLIVARIAN REVOLUTION

IMperialism 101 - The US Addiction to War, Mayhem and Madness - Part II (tags)

HOW THE US PURSUES ITS IMPERIAL AGENDA

CUBA UNDER CASTRO (tags)

WHAT FIDEL CASTRO HAS DONE FOR THE PEOPLE OF CUBA

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

VENEZUELA AHEAD IN RACE FOR UN LATIN AMERICAN SECURITY COUNCIL SEAT

Self starting protests of Calderon's theft @ Mexican consulate (tags)

Theft of the election by Calderon comes at a perfect time for the Bush regime and their money hungry NAFTA/WTO/PPP sponsoring corporations thirsting for the agua, labor, bosques and cultural lifeblood of Mexico's southern Sierra Madre mountains, petroleum reserves etc.. Let's not allow Calderon, another imperialist lapdog from Fox's PAN party, to steal the Mexican presidency! Choicepoint and other corporate voter fraud devices need to be removed from interfering with the democratic electoral processes..

Major candidates in Mexican election offer no solution to the social crisis (tags)

On Sunday, July 2, Mexican voters will elect a new president and a new Congress. The election takes place under conditions of mounting class tensions, as hundreds of thousands of teachers, miners and other workers have taken to the streets. None of the major candidates in the presidential election genuinely addresses the needs of the masses for decent-paying jobs, improved living standards and social programs.

SOLIDARITY STREET DEMONSTRATIONS DEMAND US KEEP HANDS OFF VENEZUELA AND CUBA (tags)

National and worldwide demonstrations demand US keep hands off Venezuela and Cuba

"Capital Travels Freely - Why Not People!" (tags)

For May 1, 2006, "A Day Without An Immigrant", Women Say "Capital Travels Freely - Why Not People!" A massive movement of grassroots women and men, workers and students, on the streets in the US is demanding that their work be counted and that this be reflected in what they are entitled to.

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.

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

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

Global Women's Strike/LA Action Highlights Katrina & Other Global Warming Survivors (tags)

“Everything was calm. I had just gone from the sofa into the kitchen. That’s when the water came gushing in. I saw my little dog, Queenie, struggling to get up on the sofa. I grabbed her up, but the water kept rising; it was up to my neck by the time we got out...” - Gloria Brown, Katrina survivor.

DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA - IT'S SPELLED C-O-R-R-U-P-T-I-O-N (tags)

US past and present policy using a broader definition of corruption

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.

Haiti: AFL-CIO and the Batay Ouvriye (tags)

For many activists, academics, and labor historians in the 1980’s the AFL-CIO became referred to as the AFL-CIA. Founded in 1961 the American Institute for Free Labor Development (AIFLD) was the AFL-CIO’s foreign organizing wing for Latin America and the Caribbean. Along with its counterparts in Africa, Asia, and Europe, AIFLD was used to undermine leftist trade movements, support dictators such as the Duvalier’s and back military coups in Chile and Brazil.

Americas Summit Marked a Change, Alarcon Affirms (tags)

Americas Summit Marked a Change, Alarcon Affirms

CUCKOO ECONOMICS (Abridged Ed.) (tags)

By deliberately confusing assets that can be *produced* with assets that can only be *acquired*, modern economics laid the ideological foundation for unemployment, poverty, inequality, and the looming global depression.

Report Back From the 16th World Festival of Students in Venezuela (part 1) (tags)

"[The U.S. ruling elites] have a lot to lose because Venezuela is setting an example. If the people of Venezuela are able to struggle and alleviate so much poverty and illiteracy and lack of healthcare in their country, then why can't we do it here as well?" -- Muna Coobtee, delegate, World Festival of Students, 2005

Report Back From the 16th World Festival of Students in Venezuela (part 2) (tags)

"[The U.S. ruling elites] have a lot to lose because Venezuela is setting an example. If the people of Venezuela are able to struggle and alleviate so much poverty and illiteracy and lack of healthcare in their country, then why can't we do it here as well?" -- Muna Coobtee, delegate, World Festival of Students, 2005

The New Haitian Revolution: Resistance to U.S. & U.N. Occupation (tags)

". . . Why Haiti has been persecuted for the last 200 years? Because it is an affront to the colonial powers to have slaves rise up and defeat them. It is a bad example. [Applause.] There are a lot of lessons to be learned, and they don't want it ever to happen again. [Applause continues.]" -- Margaret Prescod, Pacifica Radio

Bolivarianism can only be concretised in Marxism (tags)

Bolivarian Revolution

Political Forum - Eyewitness Report from Venezuela (tags)

Political Forum - Eyewitness Report from Venezuela and the World Festival of Youth and Students

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?

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.

Bolton, Posada, Cuba Action Day and MORE! (tags)

The struggle over John Bolton's confirmation, the presence of Cuban Terrorist Luis Posada Carriles in the United States, and a successful effort to lobby the US congress to end travel and trade restrictions against US citizens and businesses who wish to engage in normal commerce with Cuba

World forum seeks solutions to war, poverty (tags)

Forum registration lines reflected a rainbow of colors and ages. Young people were a very strong presence.

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"

Tug of War (tags)

Some view the election of George W. Bush as providing him with a mandate to pursue his reactionary policies at home and abroad.

The Nationalisation of VENEPAL: What does it signify? (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.

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

And You Can Thank 'Em At Citgo (tags)

A new film on all the things Venezuela's oil workers went through to get oil flowing again after a brutal lockdown

Bush’s Acceptance Speech: True Lies and Terror , Terror, Terror (tags)

Bush offered up no surprises in his acceptance speech at the RNC, continued to pretend the invasion of Iraq was part of a War on Terror, and promised us more right-wing judges, more international military adventures, and a new attack on the foundation of Social Security.

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

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.

Bolivarian Project in Mortal Danger (tags)

Bolivarian Project in Mortal Danger posted by jamie from zmag 16 Jun 2004 01:09 GMT ZNet | Venezuela Bolivarian Project in Mortal Danger by Hans Dieterich; venezuelanalysis.com; June 15, 2004 The legalization of the recall referendum against President Hugo Chavez—conducted by the Venezuelan right with pre-meditated fraud and recurring acts that violate the rule of law—open the doors for a possible loss of power for the Bolivarian forces. Such a loss could occur either de facto or de jure (via the institutions).

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.

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

Solidarity with venezuela

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

US Latin American strategy focuses on Colombia (tags)

Colombia today is more strategic to Washington's hegemonic plan in the region than ever before. It is no coincidence that the military component of the Free Trade Area of the Americas is called Plan Colombia.

Opposition Rally in Venezuela (tags)

Opposition has once again reared its head in Venezuela

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.

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.

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.

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.

Crimes of War and Crimes of Press Media: Bolivarian Republics of Colombia & Venezuela (tags)

Billionaire corporados control world's media, cause death of democracy & millions of people. Their crimes in the Andes means people worldwide must seize the presses, crush elite, remake the world. USA cornered & vulnerable - revolution whenever we want. We onlywant the world... Why wait. US out!

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.

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.

12/30: AmericasWatch - Looking Back 2002 to Look Forward 2003 (tags)

Occational News Services from PeaceNoWar.net URL: www.PeaceNoWar.net **2002 PeaceNoWar/ActionLA Suggests Holiday Reading/Film/Music Lists URL: http://www.actionla.org/ActionLA/2002list.htm

Federal Building Rally for Venezuela (tags)

Pot Banging Protest in Los Angeles in support of the Government of Venezuela.

Federal Building Rally for Venezuela (tags)

Pot Banging Protest in Los Angeles in support of the Government of Venezuela.

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.

US Imperialism in Colombia (tags)

Colombia has always been and still is the coveted cornerstone of the US's geopolitical control over the entire Latin American region, and at whatever the cost, the US is determined to make Colombia the jewel in its imperial crown.

AMERICA'S VENEZUELAN COUP ATTEMPT IS CRUMBLING (tags)

FOR ALL YOU AMERICAN RIGHT WINGERS OUT THERE, ENJOY... YOUR COUP ATTEMPT IS CRUMBLING DESPITE THE DESPERATE PROPAGANDA AND MEDIA SPIN BEING SPEWED BY THE WESTERN CORPO-CAPITALIST 'FREE PRESS'

The War on Iraq: While It Will Happen and What We Can Do (tags)

The war on Iraq.

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.

March for VENEZUELA in Los Angeles!!! (tags)

Support Venezuelans in the defense of their democaratically elected government and President Hugo Chavez. Let big business and the Bush Administration know that you will no longer tolerate our government's support in overthrowing democratically elected governments.

US to use "War on Terroism" to get Venezuela's oil? (tags)

The Bush administration’s next target may just be Venezuela. President Hugo Chavez has been instrumental in the revival of OPEC, refuses the neoliberal economic policies pushed by Washington, raises taxes on multinational corporations, and redistributes land to poor peasants. In short: He has pursued the sort of policies that have always led the US to try to overthrow Latin American leaders in the past. The "War on Terrorism" may serve as the pretext.

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.

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