[Marxism] Venezuela: Violence caused by opposition, not government

Stuart Munckton stuartmunckton at gmail.com
Thu Feb 20 15:02:29 MST 2014

The slant of Venezuela's private media and the international media on what
is happening in Venezuela is clear: The government is responsible for the

In the first place, it is said, government-ordered gunmen are shooting at
peaceful demonstrators and the violence generated by the opposition is just
a response to the brutality of police and military forces.

But there is considerable evidence that shows the violence, including that
of unidentified motorcyclists against demonstrators, is being carried out
by the opposition


"Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is humanity's
original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made,
through disobedience and through rebellion." -- Oscar Wilde, Soul of Man
Under Socialism

"The free market is perfectly natural... do you think I am some kind of
dummy?" -- Jarvis Cocker

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