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Venezuela: The Referendum and the Limitations of the Bolivarian Revolution

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Date:
Friday, December 28, 2007
Time:
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Event Type:
Speaker
Organizer/Author:
Reiko Redmonde
Email:
Phone:
510-848-1196
Location Details:
Revolution Books
2425 Channing Way , Berkeley
(1/2 block west of Telegraph under the Sather Gate Parking Lot)
Phone: 510-848-1196 / website: http://www.revolutionbooks.org

What Is Happening in Venezuela?
The Referendum and the Limitations of the Bolivarian Revolution
A Discussion with Raymond Lotta

Hugo Chavez's Bolivarian revolution has aroused great interest among progressive and radical minded people ... and the ire of U.S. imperialism.

Is the Venezuela experience a viable path to liberation in today's world? What is the significance of the recent defeat of Chavez's referendum on changes in the country's constitution?

Raymond Lotta has written thought provoking Maoist critiques of the Chavez project. Join Lotta in a freewheeling discussion. What is happening in Venezuela? How and why is the U.S. moving against Chavez? What does a genuinely liberating socialism involve in the 21st century?

Suggested reading: Hugo Chavez Has an Oil Strategy . . . But Can It Lead to Liberation (available at http://www.revcom.us and Revolution Books)

Raymond Lotta is the author of America in Decline and Maoist Economics and the Revolutionary Road to Communism. He has written on the experience of socialist revolution and issues of world economics. He has been a featured speaker at anti-globalization conferences and protests in India, the Philippines, and Mexico. He appeared on C-SPAN's Book TV last summer as part of a nationwide speaking tour: "Socialism Is Much Better than Capitalism, and Communism Will Be a Far Better World."
Added to the calendar on Tue, Dec 25, 2007 8:30PM
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