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Announcement :: Organizing
Protest to Support The Progressive Chavez Government in Venezuela
10 Aug 2004
Sunday, August 15th -- Protest in support of President Hugo Chavez of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in front of the Venezuelan consulate at 454 Boylston St, 11am to 3pm.
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The Bolivarian Circle of Boston

Martin Luther King, Jr.

is calling for a day of solidarity with Venezuela on Sunday, 15th of August. Please come and join us at 11:00AM - 3:00pm in front of the Venezuelan consulate at 454 Boylston St.

This is the day of the referendum in Venezuela. The question being asked in the referendum is whether, or not, they want Chavez to resign as President. We want the vote for NO to win, so bring banners that call for this vote.

This is a very important date for the Bolivarian Revolution, and for all of the people that support progresive systems. The Chavez administration has proven that cares for the welfare of the less advantaged, over the rich elite few that have dominated Venezuela for many years. All the polls indicate that Chavez is going to win, and the opposition is preparing to call the referendum a fraud. It is important that the media in this country see, and report, that Chavez does have support in this country and in Venezuela.

Also bring instruments: drums, guitar, trumpets are all welcome. We want to make this a celebration day.

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Re: Protest to Support The Progressive Chavez Government in Venezuela
11 Aug 2004
You gotta be kidding me. Chavez is trying to grab dictatorial powers.

He's no better than the oligarchs he replaced.
Re: Protest to Support The Progressive Chavez Government in Venezuela
11 Aug 2004
Thank you, ., for your detailed analysis of the Chavez presidency.

The fact is, the Chavez government has implemented a series of programs that help out the desperate poor in the country: from increasing literacy to helping school dropouts with education, providing cheap foods, increased spending for social programs and a number of other advances.

Like a vampire at the break of dawn, the charges against Chavez as a 'dictator' fall apart in light of day. He has not shut down any opposition news agencies, despite their clear threat to his power and even despite their fascistic overtones. His refusal to break to pressure to send in troops during the nationwide middle-upper class strike against him in December 2002 attests to his cool-headedness.

I'm not by any means glorifying Chavez, but the fact is he's doing a lot better than the former governments of Venezuela. A move towards democracy and a free atmosphere in which the poor can take meaningful (if not complete) participation in their lives should be welcomed and supported.