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Why do Louis and you, Michael take 
MRz to task for reproducing an 
official Venezuelan gov't piece.  
They didn't endorse it.  I for one 
am glad they published it, otherwise 
i would not have been aware of how f 
..up Venezuelan foreign policy is.  
On the other hand Chavez does 
describe the Bolivarian revolution 
as a "Patriotic" revolution.  That 
is what has happened throughout the 
twentieth century: The Marxist cadre 
parties have mobilized the masses 
around patriotic themes.  The 
nationalist consciousness is already 
there, instilled by the bourgeoisie; 
so they take it over.  "The Great 
Patriotic War," for example.  What 
is ultimately needed is proletarian 
consciousness.  Cuba appears to have 
had some success in developing a 
class consciousness that transcends 
nationalism.  In the U.S. one of the 
obstacles to true working class 
consciousness is a labor movement 
that also appeals to nationalism.

OK Venezuelan foreign policy is F .. 
up.  What's next?  Stop beating a 
dead horse.
hf

On 5/27/2011 7:45 PM, Michael wrote:
> I doubt that many here will 
> consider Louis Proyect a liberal 
> or soft on US imperialism, but he 
> expresses very similar concerns to 
> those I have here.
>
> MB
>
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>     Hugo Chavez, Monthly Review,
>     and the Syrian torture state
>     <http://louisproyect.wordpress.com/2011/05/26/hugo-chavez-monthly-review-and-the-syrian-torture-state/>
>
> via Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant 
> Marxist 
> <http://louisproyect.wordpress.com> by 
> louisproyect on 5/26/11
>
> On November 2, 2009, MRZine 
> published an article by National 
> Lawyers Guild president Marjorie 
> Cohn that concluded: The U.S. 
> government should disclose the 
> identities, fate, and current 
> whereabouts of all persons 
> detained by the CIA or rendered to 
> foreign custody by the CIA since 
> 2001.  Those who ordered 
> renditions should be prosecuted. 
>  And the special [...]
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