Archive for January 5th, 2013
The Australian has been running a furious campaign saying spy agency ASIO believed former Hawke Labor Government minister Arthur Gietzelt was also a member of the Communist Party. I hope ASIO are also investigating whether all the current Labor Party ministers are secret members of the Liberal Party. What else could explain the dreary sameness of the two Parties’ neoliberal policies and practice?
As the radical reformist embodiment of the revolution if Chavez dies the revolution could die with him.
That would depend in part on the level of empowerment people have already won and how strong the Venezuelan working class is and how prepared to set up its own democratic institutions to challenge the rule of capital and the capitalist state in Venezuela.
Let’s hope he is OK to help protect the gains made so far and to enable workers to develop their own strength and then protect and extend those gains.