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[Xmca-l] Re: Watch "Venezuelan Protests: Another Attempt By U.S.-Backed Right-Wing Groups To Oust Elected Government?" on YouTube



One of the interesting things to consider, at least to me, is the role of the Internet and sharing of information.  There have been competing articles on Venezuela and also for that matter the Ukraine.  The different streams of information in themselves are fascinating and really speak to growing needs to be able to organize and differentiate information across topics.  But what seems missing from the Venezuela story are the pictures - the Twitter or Youtube public documentation of large, spontaneous protests (there are these types of pictures from the Ukraine which is one of the reasons perhaps people have taken it more seriously - although I am having a harder time finding good information on the meaning behind what is happening).  I wonder if a new initial hurdle for taking these types of movement towards change seriously are these types of easily available visual images that are not easy to manipulate.

Michael 
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Allende 1973 is not Maduro 2014. They are very different leaders and their commitment to democracy is substantially different. Certainly there are extreme right members in the Venezuelan opposition as well. But it is Maduro the one taking the military into the streets of Tachira, censuring the media, cutting internet access to a full city among many other measures that qualify as not properly democratic.  And I haven't mentioned the actions of the government paramilitary yet. There is many people in South America that are not "imperialist" but former opposition to Pinochet and other dictatorships denouncing Venezuela's government. I am not going to elaborate further because it is off topic for most members of this list.  Please  go directly to the websites of Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch and see what they are reporting Thanks. David

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El 24-02-2014, a las 8:43, Peter Farruggio <pfarruggio@utpa.edu> escribió:

> The current situation in Venezuela looks like the typical imperialist "destabilization" tactic against an elected government that is not a puppet of Wall Street. Very similar things were done to Allende's government in Chile and to Mossadegh's nationalist government in Iran in 1953, where operatives in the US embassy paid armed street gangs to rampage and incite violence.
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> It's unfortunate that the corporate media has such a monopoly on information, especially in the US, so that all we seem to get is anti-government bias in the "reportage" from Venezuela.
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> Here are some alternatives
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> http://wearechange.org/us-supporting-oligarch-coup-attempt-venezuela/
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> http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/feb/18/venezuela-protests-us-support-regime-change-mistake
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> http://rt.com/news/golinger-documents-venezuela-destabilization-299/
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> http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/6418
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> Sent: Friday, February 21, 2014 11:47 AM
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> Subject: [Xmca-l] Watch "Venezuelan Protests: Another Attempt By U.S.-Backed Right-Wing Groups To Oust Elected Government?" on YouTube
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> David,
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> I have some issues with your interpretation of what is going on venezuela...
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> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVOqhUl6Dp8&feature=youtube_gdata_player
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> Dr. Paul C. Mocombe
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> The Mocombeian Foundation, Inc.
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