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Commentary :: International
Venezuela: factory committees and revolutionary strategy
22 May 2008
[Note: This article was written before the nationalization of SIDOR and the sacking of José Rámon Rivero as Minister of Labour. It appeared in a reduced version in El Militante, no. 11, April 2008, the Venezuelan Marxist paper published by the CMR.]

The taking over of the "Los Andes" milk-producing company by the national government has once again put on the agenda the question of workers' committees in the Bolivarian revolution and what should be the attitude of the revolutionaries and the working class towards them.

In his visit to Mérida after having taken over the company and in his speech to the PSUV activists in the Poliedro Hall, Chávez pointed out the following:

"Workers' Committees must be created, socialist committees, in order to transform the factory from inside. The workers must know what is happening in the company, participate in decision-making in the firm". He then concluded saying: "The working class and the people must be the front-line figures of the this social process".

This is not the first time that Chávez has made a call for the working class to put itself in the vanguard of the revolution and this should not be ignored by the revolutionary trade union leaders of the working class. For this reason it is important to have a correct position regarding the workers' committees suggested some time ago by the Minister of Labour, José Ramon Rivero and now again by president Chávez.
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Commentary :: GLBT/Queer
situs & queers: "The Social Plague" (1972-1974)
22 May 2008
First English translation of piece showing the influence of the Situationist International on the homosexual rights movement in France in the 1970s.
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Commentary :: Globalization
"Immoral Hazard"
22 May 2008
Economic troubles are broad, deep and worrisome.
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News :: Human Rights : International : Media : Politics : War and Militarism
CUBA proves links of U.S. Diplomats with Terrorists
21 May 2008
cracracra.jpgCuba denounced on Monday the scandalous links between US diplomats based in Havana and terrorists resident in the United States, by means of which Cuban counterrevolutionaries receive financial and material support.
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News :: Environment : Globalization : Human Rights : International
River City Animal Defense League Joins the Fight Against I-69
21 May 2008
On the evening of Monday, May 19th, the newly formed River City Animal Defense League (ADL) and friends made our public debut. We took to the neighborhoods, and more specifically the houses of executives and contractors of Gohmann Asphalt and Construction, Inc. Gohmann Asphalt and Construction, Inc. is a disgusting company that has decided to proceed with business in the construction of Interstate-69 (I-69) which is the North American Free Trade Agreement's (NAFTA) superhighway.
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Commentary :: War and Militarism
Obamma,Hilliary and McCain "Opinions" on Bush's Iran Invasion?
21 May 2008
How will a Bush Govt "Attack" on Iran effect the 2008 Presidential Candidates?
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News :: International
Huey Long, sangre sobre el piso de mármol
20 May 2008
A 74 años de realizar sus denuncias contra Rockefeller sobre la guerra del Chaco en el Congreso norteamericano, el senador Huey Long sigue siendo un desconocido para la historia paraguaya que se enseña en escuelas, colegios y universidades. Una muestra más del poderío y dominio ejercido por la embajada norteamericana de Asunción sobre la superestructura cultural paraguaya, sus planes educativos, sus historiadores, medios, periodistas y universidades.
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News :: Environment : Human Rights : International : Media : Organizing
Second Global Rainbow Gathering of the Tribes
20 May 2008
This is your Invitation to your Global Rainbow Gathering of the Tribes. Please feel free to forward and/or post and/or publish this Invitation to all appropriate people and places.
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Commentary :: Globalization
Spinning the News - The FARC-EP Files, Venezuela and Interpol
20 May 2008
Interpol report suggests FARC-EP files fake.
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LOCAL News :: Media : Politics
Democracy Now Book Tour Speech Posted!
20 May 2008
Democracy Now's Amy Goodman and brother David spoke in Jamaica Plain about their new book, "Standing Up to the Madness."
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