Re: [OPE-L] battle over the media in Venezuela is about race and class

From: Dogan Goecmen (Dogangoecmen@AOL.COM)
Date: Thu Jun 07 2007 - 14:14:35 EDT

"RCTV was not just a politically
reactionary organisation which  supported the 2002
coup attempt against a democratically  elected
government - it was also a white supremacist
channel. Its staff  and presenters, in a country
largely of black and indigenous descent,  were
uniformly white, as were the protagonists of its
soap operas and the  advertisements it carried. It
was "colonial" television, reflecting the  desires
and ambitions of an external power."
This pasasages says that the issues about RCTV is not about the freedom of  
speech but a battle between progressive and reactionary political forces. RCTV  
seems to represent the reactionary forces. The principle of the freedom of  
speech is not always as innocent as it sounds. In times of the transformation 
of  a capitalist society into a socialist one measures of this kind are  


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