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    marcos
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    alanjohnston wrote:

    Rather than a new thread I thought wiser to add to this one

    “Cuba on Tuesday imposed sweeping price controls on all state and private businesses as it battles a deepening economic crisis and mounting U.S. sanctions.”

     

    That is what they call socialism, or socialism to our own national style, instead of saying, capitalism to our own national style. In our time socialism is a joke, anything and anybody is a socialist. A lawyer defending  a tenant against rent increase is socialism, a church providing food to their poor members is socialism. The best one is corporate socialism, or CEO socialism

    #189410

    alanjjohnstone
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    As if we didn’t know

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-49287899

    The UN’s human rights chief, Michelle Bachelet, a former president of Chile, said the latest sanctions were “extremely broad” and would hit the most vulnerable sections of society. The measures were “still likely to significantly exacerbate the crisis for millions of ordinary Venezuelans”.

    #189411

    marcos
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    #189491

    marcos
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    In Argentina president Macri was defeated in the primaries  by a coalition of Peronist groups including ex-president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner as Vice President,

    #189914

    marcos
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    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/29/ex-farc-rebels-announce-offensive-despite-peace-deal-colombia-video

    The Colombian FARC-EP is taking up the arms again. Another setback for the USA government in Latin America

    #189915

    ALB
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    Oh dear! That’s going to mean that the media are going to tell us again about  “Marxist guerillas” in Colombia like they used to despite our protests.

    #189916

    robbo203
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    An article that shows the same kind of binary thinking it accuses the “Hard Left” of espousing

    https://areomagazine.com/2019/08/29/from-syria-to-venezuela-mystifying-left-wing-support-of-dictators/

    #189917

    alanjjohnstone
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    The anti-imperialist Left have rewritten history in Syria, blacking out any connection with the Arab Spring.

    Our SOYMB Blog has documented the evolution of peaceful protests leader-free  as in the current case of Hong Kong and then in response of the State repression there was the militarization of protests by what transformed into the Syrian Free Army. The blog has explained how this places the resistance into the hands of its foreign sponsors and removes grassroot democracy

    Even when I cite George Galloway who revealed the State murder of jailed dissident it makes no impression.

    The Left prefers to place the blame on imperialist interventions and insist from the start that they placed snipers in the protests against Assad’s regime to escalate the conflict.

    I was actually not too impressed with the article’s analysis you linked to. The opposition did not arise recently but goes back to the early days of Chavez and the attempts to overthrow him.

    “Guaidó’s political party, Voluntad Popular, is extremely liberal and a member of the Socialist International.”

    I spluttered on my cup of tea when I read that.

    No mention that there are puppet masters pulling the strings of it and him, hence his practical disappearance from the political scene when he failed to produce the goods. The article is very simplistic in its explanations.

    It should be exposing that it is a division between two aspiring ruling elites to control Venezuela but repeats the error of the Left by taking the side of the right-wing.

     

     

     

    #189918

    marcos
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    “Guaidó’s political party, Voluntad Popular, is extremely liberal and a member of the Socialist International.”

     

    Most of  the Latin America political parties are member of the Socialist International and the Christian Social Democracy. The head of that current was Carlos Andres Perez, the ex-president of Venezuela who left with a luggage full of money and the Venezuelan government tried to extradite him for many years, and the USA government was protecting him. He has investments in the Dominican Republic and the State of Florida

    #189919

    marcos
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    Oh dear! That’s going to mean that the media are going to tell us again about  “Marxist guerillas” in Colombia like they used to despite our protests.

    They are already writing about Marxist drug traffickers. The left also call them Marxist guerrillas, they are the first propagators of wrong conceptions. They started as a Maoist group, but later on they became Castroists,   which means, that there is not any essential differences

    #190233

    alanjjohnstone
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    #190247

    marcos
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    Several Colombian presidents have been connected to the drug trafficking and they are allied of the USA government

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