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This week in New World Notes, radio program #189, October 18, 2011
Comes to Venezuela
From John Pilger's documentary film, The War on Democracy. The story of Hugo Chavez's democratic reforms in Venezuela ... their huge support among the common people ... intense opposition by the country's wealthy elite ... the CIA-sponsored coup (2002) that briefly removed Chavez from power ... and the popular uprising that restored democracy to Venezuela and returned Chavez to the presidency.
An interesting and inspiring story, well-told by Pilger, and very relevant to the US today.
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The War on Democracy was adapted to radio by Lyn Gerry, of the Unwelcome Guests Collective ( http://www.unwelcomeguests.net/ ). Previously broadcast in NWN # 55 (March 2009).
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Series overview: Political and social commentary in a variety of genres. Exploring the gap between what we want ... and what they're trying to make us settle for.
institutions. His administration, mercifully, was short-lived--
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