Chávez Radical english subs

[CHAVEZ THE RADICAL] «The land belongs to those who work it, not to the large landowners»
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[CHAVEZ THE RADICAL] «The land belongs to those who work it, not to the large landowners»

When the Bolivarian Revolution passed legislation in 2001 to break up the feudal land tenure system and to distribute large tracts of unused land to collectives of peasant farmers, the large estate owners responded by implementing the systematic assassination of peasant leaders. In this video Hugo Chavez discusses the fallacies of previous land reforms, the…

[CHÁVEZ THE RADICAL] Socialism must be created at the grassroots level (English)
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[CHÁVEZ THE RADICAL] Socialism must be created at the grassroots level (English)

“Who in their right mind would say that today Venezuela is a socialist country? No…we’d be fooling ourselves. We’re in a country that still lives in capitalism, it’s just that we’ve started on a path…” In 2009 Chávez met with grassroots community activists from the communal councils to discuss the construction of a socialism and…

[CHAVEZ THE RADICAL] “Enough betrayal” The Beginnings of Corruption
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[CHAVEZ THE RADICAL] “Enough betrayal” The Beginnings of Corruption

Hugo Chavez traces the history of corruption in Venezuela recounting how the revolutionary projects of Simon Bolivar and Ezequiel Zamora were betrayed by the very men who struggled alongside them. “They split up amongst themselves the pieces of what should have been the homeland” and abused their status as companions of these principled leaders to…

Chávez the Radical XVIII: The Principal Instructor of the Conscience is Praxis (English subtitles)
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Chávez the Radical XVIII: The Principal Instructor of the Conscience is Praxis (English subtitles)

The Bolivarian Revolution has been a long and difficult struggle replete with challenges and transformations as Hugo Chávez explains in this edition of Chávez the Radical. He tells the story of his early presidency, when he was full of doubt and ambiguity, and how the national bourgeoisie and international power brokers moved to domesticate him….

Chávez The Radical XVII: “The Hour has Come to form the 5th International” (English version)
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Chávez The Radical XVII: “The Hour has Come to form the 5th International” (English version)

Hugo Chávez calls for the formation of the fifth international during a speech before the First International Encounter of Leftist Parties in 2009. He stresses the necessity of grassroots leadership in the construction of a new type of socialism informed by the experiences of the Socialist Internationals, breaking down critically their historical evolution and presenting…

Chávez The Radical XVI: “I am an enemy of reformism” (English version)
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Chávez The Radical XVI: “I am an enemy of reformism” (English version)

There’s a saying, «If it hadn’t been for reformism the revolution would have triumphed on a world scale.» Historically, revolutions have had to confront not only powerful imperial powers, endogenous oligarchies, and the stateless bourgeoisie but also the reformism which inevitably develops within them. It begins asymptomatically but quickly metastasizes throughout the architecture of the…