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Chavez pushes forward with united party

22 March 2007. Stuart Munckton

On his Alo Presidente radio program on March 5, Venezuela’s socialist President Hugo Chavez reiterated his call for the creation of a united party of all those who support the Bolivarian revolution that his government is leading — a process that is struggling to transform Venezuela to overcome underdevelopment and poverty.

Interview with Hugo Chávez - Jose Vincente Rangel

Venezuelanalysis.com. Tuesday, Mar 13, 2007. By José Vicente Rangel and Hugo Chavez Frías

Excerpt from the transcription of exclusive interview with the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez Frías, on the program “José Vicente hoy”. Sunday, March 4, 2007.

Journalist José Vicente Rangel

Venezuela: ‘A festival of the oppressed’

8 March 2007. By Stuart Munckton

“Our experience of Venezuela is of a mass people’s revolution. It was something completely different from anything I had experienced in my life … simply the feeling of a mass revolution is something fantastic. It is reminiscent of [Russian revolutionary V.I. Lenin’s] phrase that ‘a revolution is the festival of the oppressed’.”

"Build it Now": An Interview with Michael A. Lebowitz

from Radical Notes - Thursday, Mar 01, 2007

Marxism and the Venezuelan revolution

23 February 2007. by Stuart Munckton Green Left Weekly

“Today a new epoch begins”, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez declared in his victory speech on December 3, having won the presidential election with the highest vote in Venezuelan history on a platform of deepening the struggle to build socialism. “That new era is the new socialist democracy. That era is the new socialist society.”

El tesorero federal Australiano Peter Costello lanzó un ataque dirigido a los parlamentarios del partido Laborista

El tesorero federal Australiano Peter Costello lanzó un ataque dirigido a los parlamentarios del partido Laborista que firmaron la carta invitando al presidente Venezolano Hugo Chavez que visite Australia, burlándose de la economía de ese pais ("una sociedad con muy alta inflación") y de su sistema político (dirigido por un "dictador Bolivariano"). La campaña de invitació a sido organizada por la Red en Solaridad Australia-Venezuela (AVSN).

The tyranny of facts: Where Costello went wrong on Chavez

16 February 2007. Lara Pullin, Canberra.

“For two days now in parliament Treasurer Peter Costello has attacked ALP signatories of our sign-on invitation for Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez to visit Australia”, Kiraz Janicke from the Australia-Venezuela Solidarity Network told Green Left Weekly on February 15. “But Costello’s attacks have been both ridiculous and factually inaccurate.”

Venezuela's revolution - giving power to the poor

Stuart Munckton, 16 February 2007

“We, and millions of people around the world … believe another world is possible, a world free from war, poverty and hunger. Here in Venezuela the [government of socialist President Hugo Chavez] along with the majority of the people in our country are fighting hard to build this new world, despite the attempts of the old elite and the US government to prevent us from succeeding.” This is what 25-year-old university student Germania Fernandez told Pablo Navarrete, according to a December 1 article on Venezuelanalysis.com.

Some facts about Venezuela for Peter Costello and any MP who might want to answer him

15 February 2007
"For two days now in federal parliament treasurer Peter Costello has attacked ALP signatories of our sign-on invitation for Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez to visit Australia”, Kiraz Janicke from the Australia-Venezuela Solidarity Network said today.

Venezuela's democratic revolution

Stuart Munckton
From www.greenleft.org.au
8 February 2007

Critics of Venezuela’s socialist president, Hugo Chavez, “finally feel vindicated (again)”, Venezuelanalysis.com editor Gregory Wilpert wrote in a February 6 comment piece. “The Venezuelan dictatorship that they have been predicting for the past eight years has, according to them, finally come to pass — for the sixth or so time.”

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