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Chávez The Radical V: “Its Not Reform What We’re Doing Here, Its Revolution” (English version)
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Chávez The Radical V: “Its Not Reform What We’re Doing Here, Its Revolution” (English version)

The debate between reformism and revolution is longstanding in Latin America. In Chávez The Radical V, Chávez places himself unequivocally in the revolutionary camp. Capitalism – the source of Venezuela’s oil dependence, class inequality, and subordination to foreign financial centers – must not merely be tamed or checked with regulations; it must be fully replaced…

Chávez The Radical VI: “Its a Profound Struggle, a Class Struggle”
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Chávez The Radical VI: “Its a Profound Struggle, a Class Struggle”

In this video, Chávez states that negotiating with the capitalist opposition is futile. The interests of capitalists and socialists cannot be balanced indefinitely; eventually one side must prevail. This struggle between oppressors and the oppressed has defined the course of human history, he explains. From Jesus Christ to Karl Marx to Venezuela’s own independence leader…

[CHÁVEZ RADICAL] «La autocrítica no le hace daño a la Revolución»
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[CHÁVEZ RADICAL] «La autocrítica no le hace daño a la Revolución»

Las revoluciones nacen en medio de una gran turbulencia social, basada por un lado en la insostenibilidad del sistema en la tarea de preservar su hegemonía, y por el otro en la rebelión de los subordinados, que ya no toleran las injusticias impuestas por el orden dominante. El estallido revolucionario es entonces protagonizado por hombres…

Chávez The Radical XI: The Hegemony of Social Property Must Prevail
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Chávez The Radical XI: The Hegemony of Social Property Must Prevail

Defenders of capitalism use fear tactics to convince people that socialism will hurt them. Corporate media outlets grimly warn that domineering socialist bureaucrats will snatch homes, confiscate possessions, and restrain innovation and technological progress. In Chávez The Radical XI, President Chávez exposes the falsehood of these claims and explains that socialism will bring common ownership…

Chávez The Radical I: “We Look Like Fools Giving the State’s Dollars to the Bourgeoisie”
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Chávez The Radical I: “We Look Like Fools Giving the State’s Dollars to the Bourgeoisie”

Chávez sought a new economic path on which Venezuela would overcome two economic legacies: domination by the capitalist oligarchy internally, and oil dependence linked to imperialism externally. In Chávez The Radical I, he proposes a state company to manage all exports, imports, and currency exchange. This policy would help reduce the power of domestic capitalists…

Chávez The Radical III: “There will be no «Cozying Up» with the Venezuelan Oligarchy”
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Chávez The Radical III: “There will be no «Cozying Up» with the Venezuelan Oligarchy”

Chávez The Radical III calls on Venezuelans to continue their historical legacy of rebellion against oligarchic rule. Chávez highlights the active role played by enslaved and oppressed Venezuelans in nineteenth-century liberation struggles, from the fight against Spanish rule to the landless peasants’ rebellion. Taking up arms – rifles, machetes, farm tools, or any other weapon…

Chávez The Radical IV: We Should be Radical (English version)
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Chávez The Radical IV: We Should be Radical (English version)

Defenders of the status quo cast radicals as naive dreamers, anti-social disruptors, or even irrational extremists – anything to discredit and derail radical movements for change. In reality, radicalism is about digging to the root of things and finding their essential nature. The dominant classes seek to obscure the roots of their illegitimate privilege because…

[CHÁVEZ RADICAL] «Hacia la conformación de un Estado Comunal»
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[CHÁVEZ RADICAL] «Hacia la conformación de un Estado Comunal»

Uno de los grandes aciertos propiciados por la Revolución Bolivariana radica en su capacidad de repolitizar al pueblo venezolano, que venía tras el ocaso del puntofijismo, de un letargo antipolítico que lo relegaba a padecer como simple espectador de la vida política nacional. Con Chávez vibraron nuevamente las fibras de la política venezolana, quien a…

Chávez The Radical VIII: Every Revolution Needs the Whip of the Counterrevolution (English version)
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Chávez The Radical VIII: Every Revolution Needs the Whip of the Counterrevolution (English version)

In Chávez The Radical VIII, President Chávez recounts the incalculable damage wrought by the oil industry sabotage and military coup of 2002. That coup was facilitated by a practice we continue to see today: the deliberate manipulation of images by the corporate media to create the illusion that pro-Chávez demonstrators were firing upon peaceful opposition…

Chávez The Radical VII: “The Socialist Revolution Must Be Feminist” (English version)
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Chávez The Radical VII: “The Socialist Revolution Must Be Feminist” (English version)

In Chávez The Radical VII, President Chávez reiterates his assertion that the Bolivarian Revolution is feminist. This declaration does not mean that the oppression of women has been eradicated from Venezuela; it highlights that the revolution has advanced gender equality in several concrete ways, while reinvigorating dialogue about the ways that sexism persists in Venezuelan…