[Marxism] CREATING A CARING ECONOMY - NORA CASTAÑEDA AND THE WOMEN'S DEVELOPMENT BANK
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CREATING A CARING ECONOMY - NORA CASTAÑEDA AND THE WOMEN'S DEVELOPMENT
WOMEN - THE STARTING POINT OF REVOLUTION IN VENEZUELA
President Chávez has said: 'To abolish poverty we must give power to the
poor.' Women, who are 70% of the poor, have made themselves the starting
point of change.
The extraordinary Women's Development Bank (Banmujer) is part of the
of revolutionizing Venezuela's economy: promoting grassroots
backed by the oil revenue.
Its president, Nora Castañeda, describes how Banmujer is providing a
path-breaking framework for building a movement which is 'creating an
economy at the service of human beings.'
She also describes what it was like during the reversal of the 2002
US-backed coup. 'Grassroots women had gained so much with the revolution
that to lose it would have been unbearable. The coup was like the loss
precious loved one: we were in mourning but ready to fight.'
NORA CASTAÑEDA: ROOTS AND REVOLUTION
Castañeda is an economist - with a difference. Dedicated to grassroots
women, to anti-racism and to Marx, she has been in the movement all her
Castañeda is an advocate of Article 88 of the Bolivarian constitution
recognizes housework as an economic activity that produces wealth and
welfare: 'the most important work humanity does.'
As Selma James says in her Introduction: 'Those of us immersed in the
movement need to know how they're doing it in Venezuela so we can learn
them what we have to do wherever we are. She is a fantastic spokeswoman
the revolution and for women everywhere.'
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