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Notes From the Streets of Venezuela—The People Are Resilient in the Face of Foreign Intervention

Notes From the Streets of Venezuela—The People Are Resilient in the Face of Foreign Intervention

Vijay Prashad

Mariela Machado is in her late 50s. She is a leader in the housing complex in Caracas, Venezuela, known as Kaikachi in the neighborhood of La Vega. “What will happen if this government falls?” I ask her. “If the government falls, we will be evicted,” she says. “We—the Black, the poor, the working class—will lose what we have.”

Caracazo

The upper class in Venezuela want their “rightful” place back. They want the poor to move back into barrios and out of sight and not have to sit with them in classrooms. They resent that the poorest of the poor might have access to some of the same things they have access to because in their minds it diminishes their own place in the Social order. This is class warfare and in virtually every Country in the developed world it the same , the poor are to have no place and no voice.

Chavez changed that. As far as the wealthy are concerned in other countries THAT is an example that must not succeed.

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Thank you Vijay Prashad

This afternoon the Soviet representative to the UN address the body, with Eliot Abrams present, and gave an unflinching litany of US history in Central America and the Illegality of the attempted manipulation of nations by subverting the standards for humanitarian aid. Someone please arrest Abrams and put him in a holding cell where he belongs.

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First I was a Sandinista, then a Chavista, now a yellow vest sympathizer who offers a tool called autonomousdemocracy.org This tool moves us past win and lose and has a diagram here

http://www.autonomousdemocracy.org/Contents/website-contents.html