Now Playing: Peace Camps and Solidarity for No USA Military in Columbis
Topic: Venezuela Trip
Our delegation is going to a noon demonstration (today Sat) in solidarity with the "peace camps" that are cropping up in opposition to the military bases that are in Columbia. The demonstration is in downtown Caracas
Chavez returned from out of the country yesterday... but we didn’t make it to the plaza where he spoke ..but watch it on TV at our place where we are staying...as our interpreter explained the translation of the 45 min speech by Chavez
He spoke to the massive super ecstatic crowds about the recent new discovery of twice the amount of oil in Venezuela’s reserves...making Venezuela one of the top leaders in oil potential in the world
He spoke of his recent agenda of putting computers in all the school to give all the student internet access
He spoke of meeting with leaders of Russia, Spain, Syria, and Iran ...that are all in support of Venezuela´s Bolivarian Revolution
He spoke of the new military rocket he is acquiring that is precision guided and super accurate as a major advancement to have for protection of his country, which is constantly under verbal attack by the empire USA
He spent a lot of time thanking all the students, mother, grandparents, etc ...and everyone under the sun, who contribute and hold the values & respect of the Bolivarian Revolution
The people in Venezuela "love their president" .... he tells them it isn’t "him" it is ...."all of them" that this revolution is all about... he is their "tool" to achieve socialism and peace and it is "not about him... its all about them"
The media/propaganda spin of Chavez is sickening in the US press...
I have seen nothing but great stuff going on here, I would be proud to have leadership like what I am seeing here... HE IS NOT A DICTACTOR as portrayed in the US media... far from it ....it is a "peoples democracy" ...dictators don’t allow democracy!
The motivation by the US on this country to implant US imperialism and corporate interests are felt by all the Venezuelans’.... when I see "Yankee Go Home" (in many places around Caracas) spray painted on walls, it was put their for a reason... they don’t want the US (corporations/capitalist) meddling with their lives, markets, and land... the people here are wise to the US corruption and meddling in their country. (very unlike US citizens)
There is a BIG concern here that the US military and its presence in Columbia's 7 military bases is a ramping up of USA Imperialism and the potential attack on the Venezuelan people ...all based on some stupid War on Drugs ideology that is droned on and on in the US press (wink)
The media that is being closed down here is due to them being rouge, illegal in programming policies (Sex/Violence on airways), insulting and threatening to the government and "special interests of capitalism" and that (many stations) are in violations of required laws, fees, paper work and licenses. They have flipped their fingers at Chavez and have challenged the rulings with a poker face arrogant blatant "just try to stop us" attitude.... well it ain’t working...
That doesn’t mean they are being silenced ... for there is so much free community access and community radio and newspapers everywhere... the "actual people" <now> get to report the news .... this isn’t silencing the media ..it is a silence of the corrupt wealthy capitalist Imperialist corporate (white) (rich) and US backed Right Wing shit talkers... That’s what’s going on. It is a shell game of the typical "corporate media bullshit" saying that Chavez is stopping those that speak against his policies. Yet they have been violating the very laws and are spin machines for Americas Capitalism abusive agendas.
They are not using these 4 words below ...but it is exactly what is happening here in the media here now in Venezuela ......
"FUCK THE CORPORATE MEDIA"
It is very sad to see that as I am treated with respect & love and welcomed here, all then while my government continues to threaten and shit talk this country. The whole country is hip to what is going on.... when through the "peoples eyes" here, they see America in the news attacking countries, invading foreign lands, and pushing the corporate terror on and in the countries they invade. The irony is that in America many are being duped in these military US operation of Stopping (sic) Terrorism...but here in Venezuela it is OBVIOUS as hell to everyone that the US is a monster that has its tentacles all over the planet....
....it is OBVIOUS that we are the world leading terrorists ...and it saddens my heart to think my country can be seen and viewed (justly) as bullies and terrorist promoters ...it is sickening.... the ones fooled are my fellow Americans...nobody is being fooled around here.... It is so obvious it is almost a joke to the people of Venezuela, that the US is fooling no one but their own people
The dirty hands of the CIA, and corporate interest (that require Military protection) is OBVIOUS to every single person here ...yet they treat us (me) USA citizens with understanding... they know it is not the people ...but our corrupt government...and for that I am thankful
I am off to the Peace Camps (in downtown Venezuela) to document the oppositions to US Military Intervention in Columbia ...on our phony "war on drugs" (wink)
to read more on peace bases check this link that is on the delegations blog
LOVE = Solidarity
Fuck The (US) Corporate Media