Venezuela: the Referendum and the Revolution
The editors of Against the Current felt that we should present at least some of the diversity of opinion around the referendum, but the shortage of space in our new issue (#132) did not allow for this. Instead we are posting the material here for our readers. Thanks to Dan La Botz and Paul Lefrak for translations, Meleiza Figueroa for her efficient transcribing of Suzi Weissman’s interview with Mark Weisbrot, and to Suzi for making it available to us!
Constitutional reform supporters fill the streets of Caracas.
For ongoing coverage and perspectives on the revolution, check out Aporrea.org (in Spanish) and VenezuelAnalysis.com. Be sure to read "Venezuela’s Constitutional Reform: An Article-by-Article Summary" on the latter, which gives a background of the content of the proposed reforms.
- Women After the Referendum by Aline Castellanos
- Why was Abstention the Winner? by Javier Biardeau R.
- The failure of 2 December 2007 can be a powerful lever for improving the process currently unfolding in Hugo Chavez’ Venezuela(opens in new window)