Dispatches from the Bolivarian Revolution : Oliver Stone - "I'm rooting for this Bolivarian movement,"
Dispatches from the Bolivarian Revolution
September 2, 2009
Dirty commie conspiracy theorist Oliver Stone has some new pinko propaganda out where he actually talks with left-wing Latin American strongmen like Lula da Silva, while trying to convince us American-Americans that even the injuns are "human beings" that have dreams and aspirations.
South of the Border isn't the only Venice Film Festival motion picture show that deals with that nightmarish time period we call the present. Naturally, some snarky journalists think it's all a bit negative, no need to criticize the capitalism. Economic crisis & international policy? Booor-ring. Bring on the champagne and celebrities!
"I'm rooting for this Bolivarian movement," he says. "I'm rooting for their independence because I think that America has a new role to play in this world, and that's not of an oppressor, but that of a cooperative and, let's call it equal, partner."----------------------------------------------------------------
U.S. NGO’s Case against Venezuela’s Citgo and Chavez DismissedSeptember 2nd 2009, by Tamara Pearson – Venezuelanalysis.com
Mérida, September 2nd 2009 (Venezuelanalysis.com) - On Monday a U.S. judged dismissed a lawsuit filed against Citgo, a U.S.-based subsidiary of Venezuela's state oil company PDVSA. The company and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez were accused of alleged terrorist acts and human rights abuses.
News service EFE reported that Judge Cecilia Altonaga granted Citgo's request to make the proceeding null and void and also closed the cases against Chavez, Vice President Ramon Carrizales, Foreign Affairs Minister Nicolas Maduro and four other officials.
The petitioner of the lawsuit against Chavez, journalist Ricardo Guanipa, failed to follow an order to notify all of the defendants. Through his lawyer he managed to notify Citgo, which responded with a request to annul the case, but not Chavez and the other officials.
EFE reports that the U.S. NGO Freedom Watch lodged the lawsuit last April on behalf of Guanipa. According to Aporrea.org, Guanipa used to work with Radio Marti, a U.S.-financed station that transmits to Cuba against the government there, and Radionexx, a private Venezuelan station that has called for the overthrow of the Chavez government and for the president's assassination.
Radionexx stopped operating at the beginning of this year, because, in the words of its operators in an interview published on Elbrollo.com, "It's useless, this country doesn't want to understand."
Guanipa claims he was forced to flee his country over alleged death threats, aggression and intimidation. He has had political asylum in the U.S. since 2005.
In the lawsuit, Freedom Watch asserted that Citgo resources were being used by Chavez to "support terrorism and other crimes against humanity, including death threats, arrests, torture, and murder." Freedom Watch was seeking US$5 billion for punitive damages.
On its website, the NGO calls Chavez a "terrorist communist dictator" and claims that he has supported the "Colombian FARC, a Marxist-Leninist group of terrorists, the Taliban, Hamas, Hezbollah, Middle Eastern Arabic terrorist states and others bent on destroying Judeo-Christian and western civilization and freedom."
The organisation says it will "bring [Chavez] to justice in a Miami court for his crimes, not only to compensate his victims, but to set an example for the Obama administration."
Chavez responded to Freedom Watch's accusations in April by laughing and saying, "It's the kind of strange news that comes out everyday."