Fwd: spooks act against Venezuela

Yoshie Furuhashi furuhashi.1 at SPAMosu.edu
Fri Dec 1 02:14:50 MST 2000

>Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2000 19:58:49 -0500
>From: John Mage <jmage at panix.com>
>To: lbo-talk at lists.panix.com
>Subject: spooks act against Venezuela
>You may have noticed that President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela has been
>getting increasingly in the face of the US global secret police.
>Breaking bread with Castro (and providing oil to Cuba on generous
>terms), visiting Iraq - among the first of a flood that is shaking a
>central aspect of the embargo, and this week challenging the 'drug war'
>right wing Colombian government (Chavez said that Colombia was ruled by
>a "rancid oligarchy" responsible for the tragic state of affairs in that
>country; Colombia withdrew its Ambassador to Venezuela).
>For sure there has been a task force working on the Chavez problem
>somewhere in northern Virginia. Today they struck...sort of (no
>assassination attempts yet - they have no replacement ready). But this
>sputter from their longtime cold war whore, the "International
>Confederation of Free Trade Unions" ("free" as in "free world").
>This will be an intereseting test: who will the spooks be able to line
>up for this operation - which "human rights" organizations? the AFL-CIO?
>john mage
>Thursday, November 30 7:22 AM SGT
>Global unions group warns Venezuela will face isolation over
>union-overhaul vote
>CARACAS, Nov 29 (AFP) -
>A global union federation pledged support for Venezuelan unions here
>Wednesday and warned President Hugo Chavez' government would face
>international isolation if voting on a referendum to overhaul top union
>leadership proceeds as scheduled.
>"We have not come to interfere with Venezuela's internal affairs," said
>Bill Jordan, secretary general of the International Confederation of Free
>Trade Unions (ICFTU).
>But he said that if Sunday's referendum vote, proposed by Chavez, is
>carried out, "we will be compelled to launch a worldwide campaign using all
>the sanctions we can impose."
>He added that the group would call upon world leaders to "cut off
>Venezuela until the labor rights of all Venezuelans are restored."...

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