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Project to Combat Food Shortages in Venezuela
World  (tags: Venezuela, HumanRights, GoodNews, socialism, revolution, Chavezgovernment, politics )

- 3806 days ago -
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez focused on the persistent shortages in the nation's supply of milk and meat products during his most recent Sunday TV and radio show Aló Presidente, and showed examples of the project underway to guarantee food for all.
Over 100,000 Venezuelans March in Support of Constitutional Reform
World  (tags: Venezuela, socialism, revolution, constitution, GoodNews, government, HumanRights, politics )

- 3884 days ago -
Sunday: over 100,000 Venezuleans marched in support of President Chavez and of his and the govt's constitutional reform proposals. In a few weeks, there will be a referendum for the people to decide whether or not to approve the reforms, for more equality
Venezuela: Confronting Capitalism's Crisis With More Revolution
World  (tags: Venezuela, capitalism, socialism, revolution, equality, democracy, HumanRights, politics, economics, GoodNews )

- 3379 days ago -
The right-wing opposition has once again erred, confident in the idea that the world crisis & the fall in oil prices would finally bled dry the revolution. But the govt has simply reduced concessions to corporations, thus reducing the topposition's power.
Venezuela: 500,000 Chavez Supporters in Rally That Dwarfs Thursday's Anti-Chavez Rally
World  (tags: Venezuela, socialism, revolution, constitution, GoodNews, government, HumanRights, politics )

- 3858 days ago -
Venezuela, Friday: 500,000 supporters of Chavez (& proposed constitutional reforms) dwarfed Thursday's opposition rally of 200,000. Chavez gave a hard-hitting speech about Sunday's reform referendum, warning the opposition & the USA not to incite violence
Venezuelan Govt Takes Control of Rice Plants That Evade Regulated Prices
World  (tags: Venezuela, socialism, capitalism, poverty, food security, food supply, equality, GoodNews )

- 3401 days ago -
The government has temporarily taken over administration of a rice processing plant owned by Venezuela's largest food producer, Polar. This move has lowered food prices & increased food availability - welcome news for Venezuela's working class majority.
Chavez Denounces Colombian Paramilitary Activity in Venezuela
World  (tags: Venezuela, socialism, HumanRights, revolution, Colombia, usa, conflict, corruption, crime, ethics, politics, violence, terrorism, war )

- 3785 days ago -
Sunday, Venezuela's President Chávez denounced the presence of Colombian paramilitaries operating in Venezuela with US govt support. Colombia's President Uribe refuses to respond. A US govt document implicates "anti-drug" US ally Uribe in the drug trade.
Venezuela Celebrates 11 Years of "Bolivarian Revolution" & Further Cabinet Changes Announced
World  (tags: Venezuela, revolution, socialism, democracy, democratic socialism, participatory democracy, direct democracy, Bolivarian Revolution, activism, progressive, leftwing, leftist, labour unions, cooperatives, community media, people power, health care, oil )

- 3061 days ago -
Since 1st elected by Venezuela's poor majority, the Chavez govt has used wealth from the country's oil resources for the poor majority of Venezuela, e.g. for health care & education; has given land to poor farmers; & has built up & diversified the economy
Chavez Urges Supporters to Campaign Non-Stop for Venezuelan Constitutional Reform
World  (tags: Venezuela, socialism, revolution, constitution, government, HumanRights, politics, propaganda, usa, violence )

- 3879 days ago -
We've probably all heard the words of Bush, and the slander against the socialist revolution in Venezuela. But what about the voices of the revolutionaries, like Chavez? What is their side of the story? Here is a summary of the issues from the Chavez side
Venezuela: Socialism for the 21st Century
World  (tags: Venezuela, revolution, democracy, socialism, proletariat, working class, HumanRights, humanrights, GoodNews, goodnews, media, corporate media, capitalist media, corruption, conflict, terrorism, abuse, propaganda, lies, dishonesty, capitalism )

- 3244 days ago -
Since the people of Venezuela began their revolution in 1998, poverty & income inequality have declined sharply. Indicators of health & access to education have substantially improved, as have access to water & sanitation. & they are building people power
Prosecutor Requests Arrest Warrant for Opposition Mayor on Corruption Charges
World  (tags: Venezuela, socialism, Venezuela: Democracy, capitalism, corruption, crime, corruption charges, GoodNews )

- 3379 days ago -
One of Venezuelan people's top desires is for the govt to fight corruption in Venezuela, so they are charging a capitalist mayor with putting public funds into private bank accounts, hoarding land in other people's names & fraudulent public contract deals
I Thought Dictators Couldn't Lose Elections!
World  (tags: Venezuela, socialism, revolution, democracy, constitution, reforms, referendum )

- 3853 days ago -
As one can imagine, there were many teary eyes & bowed heads in what was a particularly perplexing moment for a people not accustomed to losing for a very long time. On the bright side, capitalism's branding of Venezuela as "dictatorship" is clearly a lie
Venezuela's Chavez Forgives Haiti's Debt
World  (tags: Haiti, USA, u.s., imperialism, capitalism, oppression, exploitation, sweatshops, impoverishment, poverty, natural disaster, earthquake, emergency, relief, A.L.B.A., ALBA, Cuba, Venezuela, socialism, Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of O )

- 3071 days ago -
Hugo Chavez said that Petrocaribe, Venezuela's cut-rate energy program, will forgive Haiti's debt (US$295 million, about 1/3 of Haiti's global foreign debt of US$1 billion). ALBA countries criticised the excessive first world military presence in Haiti.
Venezuela: Democracy, Socialism and Imperialism
World  (tags: Hugo Chavez, Venezuela: Democracy, Socialism, imperialism, humanrights, politics, freedoms )

- 3717 days ago -
Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez remains the world's leading secular, democratically elected political leader who has consistently and publicly opposed imperialist wars in the Middle East, attacked extra-territorial intervention and US and European Union
Fidel Castro on Haiti: Cuba 'Sends Doctors, Not Soldiers'
World  (tags: Haiti, USA, u.s., imperialism, capitalism, oppression, exploitation, sweatshops, impoverishment, poverty, natural disaster, earthquake, emergency, relief, A.L.B.A., ALBA, Cuba, Venezuela, socialism, Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of O )

- 3073 days ago -
Haiti is a net product of the colonial, capitalist and imperialist system imposed on the world. Haiti's slavery and subsequent poverty were imposed from abroad. UNICEF has been acting to stop people who are trying to take children from families to adopt.
Venezuela: Chavez Launches New Housing Program
World  (tags: Venezuela, revolution, democracy, socialism, HumanRights, humanrights, GoodNews, goodnews, Chavez, Hugo Chavez, President Chavez, President Hugo Chavez, politics, government, housing, houses, homes, economy, greenbuilding, SustainableDevelopment, law )

- 3240 days ago -
In 2008, ~90,000 new homes were built in Venezuela, 1/2 by the govt & 1/2 privately. Around Turmerito, "many rich people seized land to build factories, parking lots... they can go elsewhere," said Chavez. "We are going to build housing for the people."

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