[Marxism] Tariq Ali on Ortega's victory

Joaquin Bustelo jbustelo at bellsouth.net
Thu Nov 9 23:26:54 MST 2006


>From the article that Louis refers us to: "That is how the new Bolivarians
came to power and began to slowly and cautiously implement social-democratic
reforms, reminiscent of Roosevelt's New Deal and the policies of the 1945
Labour government. In a world dominated by the Washington consensus this was
unacceptable."

The article is really about Venezuela, not Ortega. But look at how he
describes Chávez's policies! Maybe this is meant to convince the English
that he's really quite inoffensive, but what needs to be explained is that
Chavez represents an entire continent rising against imperialism. You can't
get away from that, what Chavez is doing is to make Venezuela truly
sovereign and independent.

Joaquín





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