by Noam Chomsky and Eva Golinger
Venezuelanalysis.com; October 04, 2007
Stuart Munckton, 19 October 2007
According to an October 8 report from Venezuela’s Presidential Press Office report, a new poll conducted by polling company Seijas has revealed that only 3.4% of Venezuelans think capitalism is the best system of government; 22.6% said it was preferable to socialism and 62.7% said they preferred socialism to capitalism.
The President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Hugo Chavez Frias, presented to the Venezuelan People on the 15 August 2007, a proposal of the Constitutional Reform. This proposal modifies 10% of the articulated text, 33 out of 350 articles, without
Stuart Munckton, 29 September 2007
Michael Barker. 25 August 2007
Lauren Carroll Harris, 24 August 2007
The Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA), the Cuban- and Venezuelan-initiated Latin America trading bloc that bases itself on solidarity and cooperation, is continuing to expand and develop as a genuine alternative to the US-pushed neoliberal “free trade” policies that have caused widespread suffering across Latin America.
Kiraz Janicke, Caracas, 24 August 2007
On August 15 — the third anniversary of President Hugo Chavez’s victory in the recall referendum of 2004 and the 202nd anniversary of Venezuelan independence hero Simon Bolivar’s famous oath not to rest “until the chains of oppression are lifted from my people” — tens of thousands of people turned out to an extraordinary session of Venezuela’s National Assembly (AN) to hear the president’s proposed constitutional reforms.
1st International Congress of Anti-imperialist indigenous peoples of America – Abya Yala
Translated by Federico Fuentes, Bolivia Rising
“Constructing Indoamerican Socialism”
By Stuart Munckton. 17 August 2007
“Thousands of government supporters converged on Venezuela’s National Assembly, carrying banners reading ‘Yes to the reform, on the path to 21st Century Socialism’”, the BBC’s website reported on August 16, as Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez announced proposed constitutional reforms to provide a legal framework for the increasingly radical direction of the revolutionary process led by his government. This process aims to create a system of popular power and socialism.
By John Pilger, The Guardian, August 17, 2007
Democracy and hope in Latin America have been revived by Venezuela's leader.
But the forces allied against him are formidable.
I walked with Roberto Navarrete into the national stadium in Santiago,
Chile. With the southern winter's wind skating down from the Andes, it was
empty and ghostly. Little had changed, he said: the chicken wire, the broken
seats, the tunnel to the changing rooms from which the screams echoed. We
stopped at a large number 28. "This is where I was, facing the scoreboard.
Written by Rebecca Trotzky Sirr, Wednesday, 15 August 2007
Though new laws guarantee all Venezuelans the right to healthcare, birth control and sexual education, poorer women disproportionately face health problems including higher rates of disease, STDs, unplanned pregnancies and unsafe abortions.