[Marxism] NYT spinning the news from Venezuela

Xxxxxx Xxxxxxxx rakeshb at stanford.edu
Thu Aug 19 00:03:08 MDT 2004


Fred Feldman wrote:

>In my opinion, a profound revolutionary process has already taken place
>in Venezuela and, obviously, is still taking place.. It is worth keeping
>in mind that Tariq's description of Chavez's views as social democracy
>is not Chavez's interpretation, but Tariq's.  The fact that at one brief
>point free medical care was the position of a Labour government in
>Britain doesn't tell us that the expansion of medical care in Venezuela
>is the same thing.  In the imperialist country, this is partly the
>redistribution of the superprofits of imperialism to quiet the workers.
>But this is the distribution of the profits extracted from semicolonial
>people to benefit the people.  Not the same thing.
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Would you kindly specify the ultimate source of the rent that Chavez 
has appropriated (through Mommer's royalty system as opposed to the 
old profit sharing deals) and expended?

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