The War on Democracy – John Pilger

‘The War On Democracy’ (2007) was John Pilger’s first for cinema. It explores the current and past relationship of Washington with Latin American countries such as Venezuela, Bolivia and Chile. Using archive footage sourced by Michael Moore’s archivist Carl Deal, the film shows how serial US intervention, overt and covert, has toppled a series of legitimate governments in the Latin American region since the 1950s. … Continue reading The War on Democracy – John Pilger

Hugo Chávez Revolution Was Made By Women – Selma James and Nina López

      The funeral of President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela took place on International Women’s Day – a fitting day of departure for “the president of the poor” who was loved by millions, especially by women, the poorest. When Chávez was elected in 1998, the grassroots movement took a leap in power, and women in particular were empowered. Women were the first into the … Continue reading Hugo Chávez Revolution Was Made By Women – Selma James and Nina López

Senior Iranian clerics have scolded President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for consoling Hugo Chavez’s mother with a hug.

TEHRAN, IRAN—Senior Iranian clerics have scolded President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for consoling Hugo Chavez’s mother with a hug — a physical contact considered a sin under Iran’s strict Islamic codes. The rebuke follows a widely published photo showing Ahmadinejad embracing Chavez’s mother at the funeral of the late Venezuelan president in what is seen as taboo-breaking behaviour in Iran. Iranian papers on Tuesday cited clerics from … Continue reading Senior Iranian clerics have scolded President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for consoling Hugo Chavez’s mother with a hug.

On the Legacy of Hugo Chávez – Greg Grandin

I first met Hugo Chávez in New York City in September 2006, just after his infamous appearance on the floor of the UN General Assembly, where he called George W. Bush the devil. “Yesterday, the devil came here,” he said, “Right here. Right here. And it smells of sulfur still today, this table that I am now standing in front of.” He then made the … Continue reading On the Legacy of Hugo Chávez – Greg Grandin