[Marxism] Venezuela: Democracy and social justice at stake

Stuart Munckton stuartmunckton at gmail.com
Fri Feb 21 23:28:47 MST 2014


"WHERE IS MURDEROUS DICTATOR #NICOLASMADURO HOLDING #LEOPOLDOLOPEZ ?IS
LOPEZ TORTURED,DEAD?INSANE MONSTERS CAN'T BEAR PPL KNOWING THE TRUTH?" So
tweeted singer, actress and renown Venezuelan political analyst Cher
tweeted on February 19.

Cher was far from the only celebrity to express support for the right-wing
protests in Venezuela, and such tweets symbolise how much the source of
disinformation and attacks on Venezuela and its democracy has shifted from
the mainstream to social media.

In fact, as was shown by an expose by Dawg's Blawg offake images
circulating social
media<http://daily-struggles.tumblr.com/post/76949406427/whats-being-faked-to-be-going-on-in-venezuela-in-a>
to
imply the Venezuelan government was repressing peaceful protesters,
mainstream outlets such as CNN sometimes took such faked images for its
coverage.

So what is actually going on in Venezuela?
https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/55940


-- 
"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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