Re: update on situation in Venezuela

From: Paul Bullock (paulbullock@EBMS-LTD.CO.UK)
Date: Tue Jun 01 2004 - 08:11:56 EDT

Dear Michael,

Thanks for your info.  I know you were too busy to respond to my request to provide  info. earlier on, but this is very important. You of course, know that Lenin made the point that in order to defeat the revolution its enemies would, indeed had, to disguise themselves as Marxists. Much of what passes for the left in the imperialist states mixes banal liberal platitudes with reactionary attacks on anti imperialist movements, but your facts are 'stubborn things' that can help us in our own support for the Venezuelan people and the Venezuelan Government.

Paul Bullock.
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: michael a. lebowitz 
  Sent: Monday, May 31, 2004 10:14 PM
  Subject: [OPE-L] update on situation in Venezuela

  Following is some of the recent news from venezuela (from both an opposition and chavist source). Note the reference to the Coca-Cola workers: I was watching a broadcast on Globovision from the Electoral Council, and the young reporter on hand suddenly began to interview a group of these workers who were there to protest. I thought-- how strange, what's going on with Globovision? No fear, within 30 seconds, they cut back to the studio to a visibly pained anchorman who changed the subject and ran an old tape. End of story.
  PS. Rakesh's new champion Heinz Sonntag is one of those Venezuelan experts who doesn't think there was a coup in April 2002--- just a power vacuum because Chavez resigned (and conveniently dismissed the vp and cabinet so Carmona the Brief could come in and throw out the Constitution, National Assembly, etc). Ha ha, excrement indeed.  etc etc etc 

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