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I Thought Dictators Couldn't Lose Elections!

World  (tags: Venezuela, socialism, revolution, democracy, constitution, reforms, referendum )

- 4153 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


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Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Thursday December 6, 2007, 11:07 am
"Many are hopeful that this is another necessary step needed for the Bolivarian Revolution to evolve and deepen, possibly even beyond Chavez and with a greater focus on doing base building at the grassroots. Indeed many of the changes proposed did not need to be made through the process of a constitutional reform and many believe that the next steps needed to deepen the process such as

the expansion of the communal councils,
the acceleration of the land reform, and
the growth of a grassroots economy

really depend on the role that social movements play and how determined the government is in supporting them. "

What an irony if this TEMPORARY setback only deepens and widens the Bolivarian Revolution {in ALL Latin America!}; which is what this article is suggesting!!!!

VENCEREMOS! {As the Cubans say!}

Simon Wood (207)
Thursday December 6, 2007, 1:29 pm
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Simon Wood (207)
Thursday December 6, 2007, 1:30 pm
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Simon Wood (207)
Thursday December 6, 2007, 1:31 pm
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Simon Wood (207)
Thursday December 6, 2007, 2:41 pm
Oops, 3 smiles - then again, why not? ; )

Thomas Panto (364)
Thursday December 6, 2007, 2:41 pm
Never believe what DARTH VADER says about his mortal enemy... LIFE.
The Force remains with us, as it has for a million years.

Madalena Lobaotello (448)
Friday December 7, 2007, 3:29 am
Thanks Simon :)
A luta continua!!! ( The fight continues)
Venceremos - as say the cubans, and many others spanish and portuguese people!

Madalena Lobaotello (448)
Friday December 7, 2007, 3:32 am
"I think we can convert this defeat into a victory because it will guarantee a revolution inside the revolution," he said. "In order to revolutionize Venezuela we have to revolutionize Chavismo."

"I feel hurt because we didn't win," he continued, "but apart from that we won many things. Our electoral system was proven to be transparent, the opposition finally accepted the 1999 Constitution, and the radical sectors of the opposition were weakened"


David S (55)
Friday December 7, 2007, 5:23 pm
A narrow loss in some ways is actually better than a very narrow victory. First, a victory on such small margins would hardly seem a strong or reasonable mandate to do so many and such large changes, however good they might have been. And of course, it completely messes up the CIA operation to initiate an invasion and coup as per the Michael Steere memo.


Simon Wood (207)
Saturday December 8, 2007, 12:24 pm
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