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Empire says behave or the next Bradley Manning or Hugo Chavez will be you

Indefinite detention, solitary confinement, torture, and assassination are tools America does not hesitate to use to enforce its feudal corporate agenda. That the US didn't dispatch Bolivarian hero Hugo Chavez like they did Yasser Arafat is belied by their protestation that such accusations would be far fetched. Wikileaks has already documented ceaseless US plots to eradicate Chavez, second only perhaps to their attempts on the life of Fidel Castro, whose last years bear a resemblance to what befell Chavez. It's a testament to the magnanimity of both leaders that they didn't immediately finger US dirty deeds. Because proved or not, it's dispiriting and serves empire's purpose that dissenters should take heed: you can spend the foreseeable future tortured behind bars, gunned down by a mob, under house arrest in London, incinerated via drone or LAPD's "burner", or tagged with carcinogens. The long arm of Western injustice gets their man.

The road to victory in Venezuela! Comparing Chavez to Obama…

Here is a post electoral review of the Chavez campaign leading up to his reelection earlier this month in Venezuela: Venezuela, camino a la Victoria. Oct/2012 And now, a look at the sad campaign of Barack Obama here in the US: First Presidential Debate: Obama vs. Romney. Democracy really does not exist in the US, does it?

Chavez has double-digit lead going into Venezuela’s election this Sunday

Yes, Hugo Chavez is still popular in Venezuela precisely because conditions have improved during his time in office. The US corporate media is calling it 'a close race' despite the polls mainly showing quite the contrary? Why? Because the pro US government opposition to Chavez plans to scream fraud no matter how bad they actually lose, and the US and international corporate and government backers of regime change in Venezuela want to verbally back up the Right Wing's hysteria no matter what? Why wouldn't Hugo Chavez be ahead in the race? His opponent is even more creepy and slimy than Mitt Romney is here in the US, while Chavez is no Barack Obomber. Venezuelan President Hugo Chvez on the election trail. He is expected to win again, but has pledged to abide by the popular vote.

Argentine players lose to their bosses, New World Order is Old World Order

Team Argentina unfurled a banner before Saturday's match against Germany, against FIFA regulations, but it wasn't the one above which calls attention to the organization of grandmothers trying to lift the veil on Argentina's Disappeared, some of whose murderers still occupy high office. This picture was taken during an earlier practice session. Instead, before today's game, the Spanish-speaking Argentines were joined by their German-speaking adversaries to hold a sign in English: "SAY NO TO RACISM." It reached American and British viewers, but could the message have been more innocuous? 18391

The Caracas Commitment Si Se Puede

You might imagine the multinational corporate media would blackout the talk of a 5th Socialist International. They are most determined to censor the issues which the world's leftist parties are resolved to address. Where Obama 2008 and Copenhagen 2009 project a vacuum of ideological momentum, check out the Caracas Commitment. 12593

Chavez convokes a 5th International

On November 22, meeting with international left wing parties in Caracas, Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez proposed the formation of a 5th Socialist International. (The 1st-4th being: Marx, Engels, Lenin, and Trotsky) Below are excerpts of his address: 12470

Top 10 secret armies of the CIA

Found this on the web, will try to retrace provenance, worth a read: The United States have a well known history of providing military support to countries in need. But from time to time, the US Government has provided secret forces. While many are successful, there have also been a number of failures. This is a list of the ten top secret armies of the CIA. 7782

Che lives in the Florence Supermax

Thursday Oct 8 is Cuba's Day of the Heroic Guerrilla. By a brilliant coincidence perhaps, Colorado Springs is currently plastered with fliers of the heroic guerrilla himself, smiling from the windows of the least likely businesses, courtesy of the Smokebrush Gallery's current exhibit. The sketch of Che is by artist/poet Antonio Guerrero, member of the Cuban 5 and inmate 58741-004 of the Florence Supermax. Che's image has been successfully trivialized as a commercial icon, thanks to the Gap et al, but when Che jumps off the T-shirt, in the incarnation of Hugo Chavez or Evo Morales, the revolution lives.

Hugo Chavez has message for Obama

Hugo Chavez met Barack Obama at the Summit of the Americas, and presented this gift to the American president: "The Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent" by Uruguayan author Eduardo Galeano. At the United Nations General Assembly in 2006, Chavez held aloft Noam Chomsky's "Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance," encouraging everyone to read it. Is there a common theme to the dark-skinned Chavez's book recommendations? Chavez' critics from the Venezuelan upper middle class think he's no brighter than a monkey. His message, educate yourselves. 7456

Hugo Chavez will liberate the Americas

When I was in Venezuela, I remember President Hugo Chavez was derided for thinking himself heir to the aspirations of the great Simon Bolivar. I remember laughing myself. You don't compare yourself to Washington, or Napoleon for that matter. Though no doubt the world laughed at their ambitions too. Affluent Venezuelans didn't like Chavez, and as a result neither did the press. They depicted him as an uneducated monkey, a dark-skinned un-sophisticate, hoping his ego would eventually be humiliated by his inadequate aptitude for walking upright. Could the Spanish blue-blood snobs have been more wrong? 6551

Venezuelans kick D.C. in the butt

Venezuela's Chavez wins vote to allow re-election All that control over the press and the Gringos still can't convince the Venezuelans to let them back into the country once again! Don't cry for D.C. though, since they'll just keep trying, keep trying, and let's hope they just keep crying, Latin America. Next election victory will be in El Salvador next month. Goodbye, D.C.! Take your Monroe Doctrine and stuff it!

Misery, poverty, unemployment are growing, and global capitalism is largely to blame

"Misery, poverty, unemployment are growing, and global capitalism is largely to blame," Chavez said in a convention center before 10,000 of the estimated 100,000 people gathered at the World Social Forum held in Belem, Brazil. Earlier in the day, advocates for landless Brazilians gathered in a sweltering gymnasium and roared in approval as Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa belted out the Cuban classic "Comandante Che Guevara." South American leaders came together at the anti-Davos forum with Venezuela's Hugo Chavez, Bolivia's Evo Morales and Paraguay's Fernando Lugo joining Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on stage at the very large gathering of those opposed to the ravages of international capitalism in South America and elsewhere. 6259

US government to nationalize basic financial industry

You know things are getting bad with the economy when the capitalist US government starts to nationalize industries! But that's what the Bush Team is going to be doing, alongside their usual supporting cast of Democratic Party politician hacks chipping in, too. See U.S. to take control of mortgage giants: reports 4663

Why I’m helping Hugo Chavez

Like Cynthia McKinney standing up and speaking at the protesters rally in Denver during the recent DNC Carnival, Ken Livingstone, former mayor of London, has been courageously political by visiting Caracas, Venezuela. There Kenneth Livingstone took a stand against US aggression in Latin America. Here he explains why? Why I'm helping Hugo 4531

Nicaraguan transport strike Made in USA

MANAGUA, NICARAGUA- We crossed into Nicaragua from Costa Rica last week, unprepared for a national transportation strike that had just begun. The cause of this strike is simply that gas prices are going up rapidly, and gas is currently 50-70 cents a gallon more expensive here than in the US. Who is to blame for this according to the Nicaraguan US-lackey press? Is it Shell Oil, the US government, or the multi-national energy cartels? Why NO. They blame Hugo Chavez of Venezuela and Daniel Ortega at home for the price discrepancy! That is the misinformation that comes about from corporate monopoly control of the media, which is certainly the case in Nicaragua.

Castro Chavez Ahmadinejad Maradona!

If they needed another endorsement, the anti-empire dream team receives Maradona’s Hand of God! Diego Maradona sends Ahmadinejad and the Iranian people his praises and a signed number ten jersey.

The US government wins the Venezuelan elections

Hugo Chavez went down in defeat in Sunday's election in Venezuela. Like the Nicaraguan elections where the Sandinista's lost power, the people of a Latin American country were once again defeated by the US government in an election. Why? 2217

The King of Spain is a royal asshole

The international press has been reporting for everybody the spectacle of the King of Spain putting down Hugo Chavez with his comment 'Why don't you shut up, Little Boy?' Why the King of Spain should be attending a summit meeting in Santiago, Chile is never questioned at all though? 2132

Venezuelan top general throws in lot with US

A key figure in the Venezuelan military, Gen. Raul Isaias Baduel, has decided to jump ship and cast his lot with the US. He has become highly uncomfortable, as Chavez has been busy dismantling the entrenched power foundations of the Venezuelan elites, and implementing new institutions that would better help defend Venezuela from US plans to overturn social reform there. 2114

You are a donkey, Mister Bush

In an effort to help Dick Cheney and other geophraphically challenged Americans out with their homework , Not My Tribe has decided to put 'You are a donkey, Mister Bush' online. Live From Caracas here it is!

Dick Cheney accidentally shoots Peru with shotgun

Innocent gaffe, or an insanely ignorant Vice President of the United States? You be the judge here? The people of Peru deserve better says Dick Cheney in a recent speech in Dallas about Hugo Chavez. Luckily he didn't have his shotgun with him at the time. The people of Peru wouldn't have been able to duck in time.

Oil and Oppression

To those that don't read the abominable local paper, The Gazette, 'Oil and Oppression' was the title of their lead editorial opinion today so that's what this commentary is responding to. 2083

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