Venezuela Onwards! Stuart Munckton reports

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Stuart Munckton of Greenleft Weekly talks to Warwick Fry about the after effects of the denial of licence renewal of RCTV; and some of the astounding spinoff of Venezuela's socialisation program.


Venezuela: The struggle for workers’ power

The Venezuelan revolution, led by socialist President Hugo Chavez, has captured the imagination of millions of people around the world with its increasingly successful challenge to US imperialism and US-backed neoliberal policies that have caused widespread impoverishment across Latin America. Since Chavez’s re-election in December on an explicitly socialist platform, there has been a struggle to significantly “deepen” the revolutionary process towards creating a “socialism of the 21st century”. »

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Sub-Commandante Marcos and a Yacqui Way of Knowlege

from nimbinradiomedia's Podcast

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Australian independent journalist Julie Webb was present at the Zapatista Congress at Oventic this weekend, and captured a moving speech by the nominal leader of the Zapatista movement, 'Sub Commandante' Marcos (or 'el Sup'' as he is affectionately known) and sent the sound file through cyberspace to Community Radio 2NimFM for immediate broadcast and podcast.

In his speech El 'Sup' addresses the struggle of the Yaqui Indians, in the Northeast of Mexico. While most 'Westerners' have only heard of the Yaqui Indians through the writings of Carlos Castaneda, describing his experiences with a Yaqui Shaman ("Don Juan - a Yaqui Way of Knowledge") Marcos describes the historical struggles of the Yaqui Indians, not only spiritually, but historically - for cultural survival, and at this time, their struggle for land and even more importantly, water.

(In Spanish, but watch this spot - English voiceover is on the way!)