Archive for June 26th, 2003

More Democracy, later….

June 26, 2003

 One of the biggest criticisms that Chvez made of the post 1958 era in Venezuela, was that political parties were closed, with little democracy. Despite this, Chvez’ own political party, Movimiento Quinta Repblica (MVR), simply copied the Stalinist model of other Venezuelan parties. It is only today, five years after it was founded that some democracy will reach MVR, until you look at the details. It turns out that the 321 delegates of the party to be elected on Sunday are only 34.2% of the total number of delegates, the remainder coming from the natural leadership of the party as defined by the leadership itself. Thus, Stalinist policies live in MVR and democracy will come one day, but not now, later….

Corporate policy is above democracy

June 26, 2003

 According to the Head of Petroleos de Venezuela, Ali Rodriguez, having participated in the petition drive in February, known as “El Firmazo” , in which the opposition gathered signatures for recall referenda, may be in violation of company regulations. Thus, in one stroke, Rodriguez is saying that Constitutional rights may be below corporate rights, in a clear indication that fascists have no clue about democracy and its rights are all about.

Corporate policy is above democracy

June 26, 2003

 According to the Head of Petroleos de Venezuela, Ali Rodriguez, having participated in the petition drive in February, known as “El Firmazo” , in which the opposition gathered signatures for recall referenda, may be in violation of company regulations. Thus, in one stroke, Rodriguez is saying that Constitutional rights may be below corporate rights, in a clear indication that fascists have no clue about democracy and its rights are all about.

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