Friday, October 06, 2006
The Fourth World War?
"Do you remember world war three? Classified as 'The Cold War' it lasted from 1946 - 1989. Consisting of 143 different conflicts across the globe it resulted in 23 million dead."
So begins this excellent film about the Bolivian Revolution.
Stick with it right to the end and see for yourself staged terror and media manipulation in the guise of 'promoting democracy.' Hugo Chavez won seven elections (despite the mass media throwing everything they had at him) and survived a CIA backed coup when millions took to the streets in protest. If that's not a popular mandate I don't know what is.
Interestingly, the people's first point of call were the hugely biased corporate TV stations which they took off air relying instead on pirate radio stations and groups of motorcycle riders to communicate. Maybe there's a lesson there?
Essential viewing. If not working above check it out here
At the end I had a tear in my eye. Viva la revolution!
Posted by Wilko at Friday, October 06, 2006