letters to editor (pretty virulent, one might say)
alternet rejoinder to the”chavez tromps on freedom of speech” crowd.
credible, non-Trot/pro-Chavez Venezuelan analysis.
i have no illusions about the “revolution’s” “transcendence” of anything…nor do i deny bureaucracy and incest, etc. ceding that, however, i would love to see “liberals” begin to question the racist presumptions surrounding media representation of the chavez government, and their/our willingness to take those presumptions on. are we so cold war-conditioned that we can’t wonder aloud if maybe the “Chavez” we consume in print and on the tube is really a Straw Man conjured for fear of anybody, anywhere thinking about nationalizing oil or just calling neoliberalism “neoliberalism?”
and why aren’t we pissed about the suppression of “freedom of speech” in a US-backed dictatorships like Colombia?
how come the New York Times doesn’t write about that every week? how come hillary and obama aren’t wrestling to be the first to decry that government?