¡No Pasaran!

Chris Brady cdbrady at attglobal.net
Fri Dec 20 01:48:54 MST 2002


Note the quote (they know!):
"The people is on the street and will continue on the street, defending
its revolution, defending its democracy, defending its legitimate
government," Chavez said to the crowd's chants of
"They Shall Not Pass!"
{The cry of the Loyal Republican anit-fascists of Spain, 1936.
The struggle does indeed continue.
It is no wonder the bosses fear that spectre!}

Venezuela's Chavez vows to defend his 'revolution.'
 Reuters. 19 December 2002.

CARACAS-Shrugging off a Supreme Court ruling to give up military control
of the Caracas police, Venezuela's leftist President Hugo Chavez on
Thursday vowed to defend his "revolution."

Chavez also vowed to purge state oil firm PDVSA from what he called
"coup plotting oil elites" as he intensifies efforts to crack down on an
18-day-old strike that has blocked shipments from the world's
fifth-largest petroleum exporter.

"Behind the attempt to stop PDVSA there's nothing but a new coup attempt
to topple the legitimate government," the pugnacious Chavez told
government sympathizers at a rally that stretched into the early hours
of Thursday. "Now the time to clean up PDVSA has arrived."

Chavez made his remarks hours after the Supreme Court ordered the
government to relinquish its military takeover of the Caracas
metropolitan police and return the force to the leadership of
anti-Chavez Mayor Alfredo Pena.

In a typically ranting speech peppered with references to Jesus, 19th
century independence hero Simon Bolivar and Christmas messages, Chavez
on Thursday pledged before thousands of enthusiastic supporters to
defend his rule, due to end in 2007, from he called a "coup plotting oil
elite."

"Nobody can stop Venezuela. The people is on the street and will
continue on the street, defending its revolution, defending its
democracy, defending its legitimate government," Chavez said to the
crowd's chants of "They Shall Not Pass!"

"I swear to you by Baby Jesus and Jesus Christ that I will be with you
until the last day of my life."

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