Last week the ultra-right wing US fanatic Pat Robertson made a public statement on TV
calling for the assassination of Hugo Chavez. Josh Lucker in the USA looks at who Pat Robertson is and looks at his track
Although we would not normally reproduce articles from the bourgeois
press, we felt that this article, which recently appeared on the BBC
news website, would be of interest to our readers and supporters. The
article looks at the question of workers' control at the ALCASA
aluminium plant in Venezuela.
On Monday, Pat Robertson, founder of the Christian Coalition of America
and a former presidential candidate, openly called for the
assassination of the Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. He revealed the
unspoken intentions of US imperialism.
Yesterday, August 8 saw the start of the 16th World Festival of
Students and Youth, which is being held in Caracas this year. Under the
slogan "For peace, solidarity and against imperialism", more than
15,000 young people from all over the globe gathered to discuss an
entire range of issues, all of them anti-imperialist in nature.
This is a statement of the editorial board of In Defence of Marxism
signed also by other
Marxist currents and magazines all over the world. We express our
opposition to the campaign of US imperialism and the Venezuelan
oligarchy against the revolutionary process in Venezuela and put
perspective of socialism as the only way to defend it. Also
Danish, Italian, and German.