BREAKING: President Hugo Chávez is dead, Venezuela's vice president announces via
BREAKING: Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro says President Hugo Chavez has died.
Viva Chavez! Viva la revolucion! http://fb.me/2x66pgqOK
Breaking: Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez has died, reports Vice President Nicolas Maduro.
What we can learn about democracy from
#Venezuela, and why the US media lies about #Chavez: http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/14649-the-secret-rise-of-21st-century-democracy … #ChavezRIP
Hugo Chavez has died. Read our recent
#FocalPoint on his legacy and how Venezuela will move on. http://www.project-syndicate.org/focal-points/hasta-luego--hugo …
Really upset to hear of Chavez's death. Ignore his ignorant critics. A democratically elected fighter for the poorhttp://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/hugo-chavez-proves-you-can-lead-a-progressive-popular-government-that-says-no-to-neoliberalism-8202738.html …
BBC News - Venezuela's Hugo Chavez dead at 58 -http://s.shr.lc/VBQjYt << RIP companero
LENIN'S TOMB: Venezuela in the 21st Century - http://s.shr.lc/RrodJE
My abiding memory of Venezuela: the inhabitants of newly built housing in Caracas banging pots and pans in celebration of Chavez's election
@OwenJones84 His oil financed policies brought subsidised food & free health clinics to long neglected slums. He was a man of the people.
Who would you like to see us interview about the legacy of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez? firstname.lastname@example.org or reply
Well, Chavez did help produce the country's greatest cultural export: Gustavo Dudamel. http://bit.ly/W3jfYh
Hugo Chavez used his country's wealth to improve the lives of Venezuela's poor. This made US elites furious.
Oh, NO!!!!!!!!!! Hugo Chavez has died 4.25 pm, the best homage is to defend the revolution is complete -... http://fb.me/ZLJr5STn
U.S. newspapers cheered the 2002 coup against Hugo Chavez as a 'pro-democracy move.' http://fair.org/extra-online-articles/u-s-papers-hail-venezuelan-coup-as-pro-democracy-move/ …
Main story: Hugo Chávez, president of Venezuela, dies in Caracashttp://gu.com/p/3cp36/tw
Chavez: BBC News makes its 'impartial' stance clearhttp://tinyurl.com/a3rkc6p
The Guardian's Rory Carroll, whose book on Chavez comes out on*Thursday*, writes about Venezuela's uncertain future.http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/mar/05/chavez-funeral-venezuela-president-chalice …
Sad to hear about Chavez a man who genuinely improved the health and education of the poor.
Hugo Chávez Dies of Cancer http://www.alternet.org/hugo-chavez-dies-cancer …
Hugo Chavez has died http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-21679053 …
Amidst all the anti-
#Chavez propaganda that will pollute the #MSM, here's some facts about his presidencyhttp://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2013/01/201312912275351687.html …
Lots in top stories today w/
@SabrinaSiddiqui @mmhastings - Chavez, DOJ on killing Americans on US soil & more!http://live.huffingtonpost.com/r/segment/hugo-chavez-dead/512e947478c90a152d0001bb …
That time Newsweek compared Chavez to Hitler, Stalin and Mussolini. It was a news story. http://fair.org/extra-online-articles/newsweek8217s-name-calling-neoliberal/ …
Venezuela: Hugo Chávez’s Authoritarian Legacy http://bit.ly/XUJ2zE
From our archives. Chavez and the media - tilting the balance against the 'bad guy'. Same to come now, of coursehttp://tinyurl.com/aterdwa
If you want to know more about Venezuelan human rights before Hugo Chavez, type 'Caracazo' into google images. With a strong stomach.
From the archives: 'But' Or 'And'? Reporting Chavez, Obama, Biden, Miliband, Cameron http://tinyurl.com/b9vvkwy
I also trust those damning Venezuela's foreign policy are damning our support for dictatorships in Saudi Arabia, Kazakhstan, Jordan etc
Brilliant piece on Iife and death of Hugo Chávez, the poor boy from the plains who became a leftwing figurehead http://gu.com/p/3e8mc/tw
On occasion of Hugo Chavez's death, worth recalling role of US-gov linked NGO's (NED, IRI) in coup plot to oust him:http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/3695
@lukeakehurst Poverty has halved under Chavez, who has won 13 elections deemed free by Jimmy Carter among others
@lukeakehurst Given your idol Tony Blair is being paid $13m a year to work for dictatorship of Kazakhstan, maybe learn some humility
Reaction to Hugo Chávez's death here, with up-to-the-minute updates: http://gu.com/p/3e8mf/tw
I saw Hugo Chavez speak in Managua, 2007, and wrote this touching on his role in Nicaragua under Daniel Ortega:http://www.thenation.com/article/kinder-gentler-daniel-ortega%23 …
Hugo Chavez had a vision that was based on humanity, not greed. He was a true friend of the poor who stood up to neocolonial bullies.
Chávez's presidency characterized by concentration of power, open disregard for basic human rights guarantees http://bit.ly/13F4n7o
While you hear talk of
#Chavez the dictator, remember that our sec of state was meeting w/actual "friendly" Saudi dictators yesterday.
@lukeakehurst Given Blair's record on civil liberties how would he have responded to a Pinochet-style coup military coup like Chavez faced?
RIP Hugo Chávez
Long live the Bolivarian revolution. Those who thought this was about just one man are going to be very disappointed
People on the Labour party right-wing expressing their distaste for Chavez but never raised a squeak about Blair arming the Saudis. That.
"That Chavez was such a dictator" declare media bots who look the other way on 12 years of war and indefinite detention of American citizens
Hugo Chávez, president of Venezuela, dies in hospital in Cubahttp://fb.me/2dxsDM6vR
My thoughts on Chavez and (more importantly) Bolivarian Venezuela, written in 2009 http://bit.ly/VFofl0
@greg_palast wrote about Big Oil, Big Ketchup & "The Assassination of Hugo #Chavez" http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/13800-big-oil-big-ketchup-and-the-assassination-of-hugo-chavez … #ChavezRIP
Discussing Chavez's death on CNN, Larry King told Wolf Blitzer: "Maybe Obama had a cancer drone."
My family took in Chilean refugees in the 70s who were raped and whose relatives were murdered by a genuine dictatorship backed by our ex-PM
2006 7-part youtube video playlist of Tariq Ali on Chavez & the Bolivar revolution: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4n7FhCrQlI&list=PL86284D0F13EA51FD&index=1 …
Only few hours after Chavez's death announced, Forbes blogger highlights how this is good for oil company http://onforb.es/ZepYfC
This post from the New Yorker's Jon Lee Anderson is a decent reflection on Hugo Chavez http://nyr.kr/13F3j3s
President Hugo Chávez Dies http://nyti.ms/XMj5UW
Greg Grandin's epic and extremely smart political obituary of Hugo Chavez: http://www.thenation.com/article/173212/legacy-hugo-chavez …
CBS News story obscures role of CIA in coup against Chavez that occurred during Bush Admin http://cbsn.ws/XMaqSz
Here's Greg Grandin's 2009 Interview With Hugo Chavez:http://tnat.in/ipuO9
90% of establishment news stories on Chavez's death will probably mention coup against him without acknowledging US role
Greg Grandin's epic and extremely smart political obit of Hugo Chavez http://www.thenation.com/article/173212/legacy-hugo-chavez …
From the Guardian obituary on Hugo Chavézhttp://www.versobooks.com/blogs/1252-hugo-chavez-1954-2013 …
Mark Weisbrot: From 2004-2011, extreme poverty in
#Venezuelawas reduced by 2/3; poverty by about 1/2 #MuereChávezhttp://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2013/01/201312912275351687.html …
NYT: "Chávez long accused [US] of trying to undermine or even assassinate him" Context conspicuously missing http://nyti.ms/13DSGh1
Disaster capitalists & rich free market ideologues are only too pleased Hugo Chavez has finally croaked: http://onforb.es/Z8Ax7h
Venezuela: El legado autoritario de Chávezhttp://www.hrw.org/es/news/2013/03/05/venezuela-el-legado-autoritario-de-chavez …
I don't think "RIP" works for Chavez Remember the great words of Joe Hill who said of his own death 'Don't Mourn; Organise'
Progressive blogger takes Democratic congressman to task for praising Hugo Chavez after his death http://bit.ly/XRueEX
Well, Chavez did help produce the country's greatest cultural export: Gustavo Dudamel. And funded youth orchestras.http://bit.ly/W3jfYh
That Democratic congressman praising Chavez is exception to rule. Most Democrats will not be celebrating Venezuelan leader
Nonetheless, progressive blogger felt need to rein in Democratic representative who had an impassioned radical moment for Chavez
NPR: "Millions of Venezuelans loved him because he showered poor w/ social programs" He was kind of Strongman Oprah.http://n.pr/VCorDK
Jimmy Carter: "Never doubted Hugo Chávez's commitment to improving lives of millions of his fellow countrymen" http://bit.ly/XMFFg1
So many Venezuela experts among America's right-wing commentators! I had no idea.
@chrislhayes So many Venezuela experts among America's right-wing commentators! I had no idea.
I'm *really* looking forward to the Chavez discussion on
@upwithchris this weekend.
It's even funnier with lowercase RT
@chrislhayes "Hitlers"https://twitter.com/alexcast/status/309096617330491392 … …
In case you're wondering how long before
#Chavez is equated w/ Hitler… https://twitter.com/alexcast/status/309096617330491392 …
Hugo Chavez, Leader of Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution, Dead at 58. A collection on Venezuela: http://bit.ly/12sqhLr
The don't-speak-ill-of-the-dead period seemed shorter for Chavez than for Reagan
Hated by the entrenched classes, Hugo Chavez will live forever in history. My friend, rest finally in a peace long earned. 2/2
I mourn a great hero to the majority of his people and those who struggle throughout the world for a place.
Greg Grandin: Chavez calling Bush devil bothered US elites b/c demonizing enemy is treated as an American priviliege.http://www.thenation.com/article/173212/legacy-hugo-chavez# …
Hugo Chavez declared the oil belonged 2 the ppl. He used the oil $ 2 eliminate 75% of extreme poverty, provide free health & education 4 all
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has died, Vice President Maduro told the nation Tuesday. http://on.cnn.com/XLah1s
#Chavez certainly had faults, but he's no monster like MSM says and deserves credit for his courage against US bullying, helping the poor.
Being vilified by the political & media establishment usually signifies you're a threat to US-corporate world hegemony.
Comrade Chavez Viva! pic.twitter.com/milpfhXEQY
I wish people realized how crucial it is to have leaders/countries opposing the corporate imperialist takeover of the world.
Chavez Dead - VP Accuses "Historical Enemies": http://bit.ly/XRLWrL
Thx for sending me a bunch of fox news talking points but my point stands & it's an undeniable fact that Chavez helped Venezuela's poorest.
"The words 'Venezuelan strongman' so often preceded his name..."-- Brian Williams kicks of NBC newscast
Libertarians equating Chavez to Pinochet: killing private capital is equal to killing thousands of people
You are a donkey, Mr. Danger, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYYQT21p7l8 …. Viva Chavez!
"Many Americans viewed him as a dictator..." ABC report on
#Chavez. Where did they get that idea, one wonders...
here a reasonable comment on Chavez--rather than mindless comments in some circles. He helped millions of poorhttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/tavis-smiley/my-exclusive-conversation-chavez_b_2815265.html …
Greg Grandin: On the legacy of Hugo Chávez http://bit.ly/104f4ve
Left-wing mag remembers brutal S. American dictator as persecuted hero who saved Latin America. Oh, wait... Sorry!http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/219461/pinochet-history/nro-symposium …
@RichardHaass will be on Morning Joe to discuss the long-neglected rich white American opinion on Chavezhttps://twitter.com/RWwatchMA/status/309170837037129729 …
During failed US-backed coup to oust Chavez, the NY Times prematurely celebrated return of old oligarchy to power:http://fair.org/extra-online-articles/u-s-papers-hail-venezuelan-coup-as-pro-democracy-move/ …
Hugo Chávez y el Socialismo http://www.gramscimania.info.ve/2013/03/hugo-chavez-y-el-socialismo.html …
Hugo Chavez has died - long live the Venezuelan revolution!http://www.marxist.com/hugo-chavez-has-died.htm …
Chávez passes away http://bit.ly/Ywp14o
US-Venezuela ties start on bad footing post Chávez | The Worldhttp://fb.me/2wPndKsAv
Venezuela: What next? | The World http://fb.me/210IQmE4F
Hugo Chávez kept his promise to the people of Venezuelahttp://fb.me/1dTlBbMcr
Real News: Chavez dead - VP accuses 'historical enemies'http://tinyurl.com/cfd44nx
"If the climate were a bank, it would have already been saved" - Hugo Chavez
BBC: 'Hugo Chavez was a controversial figure in Venezuela and on the world stage'. http://tinyurl.com/aatn42p And Bush, Blair, Obama, Cameron?
BBC obituary, opening line: 'Hugo Chavez divided opinion both at home and abroad.' http://tinyurl.com/c8lg5jm Like every political leader?
BBC: 'to his political opponents he was the worst type of autocrat... ruthlessly clamping down on any who opposed him'.
"I was a poor child, barefoot". John Pilger interviews Hugo Chavez in his 2007 film The War On Democracy http://johnpilger.com/videos/the-war-on-democracy …
Last words of BBC obituary: Chavez '"an illusionist, who could go down in history as just another despot."'
#HugoChavez universally described as "controversial" whereas Cameron, for example, is not?
William Hague joins George Galloway, Ken Livingstone and Gerry Adams in paying tribute to Hugo Chavez - http://bit.ly/13FY9E4
Ecuador's growth sees more jobs/public services.
#Chavezinspired fellow leaders to stand up for the people #olsxhttp://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/mobileweb/lee-brown/ecuadors-lessons-for-europe_b_2712262.html …
Compare BBC obituaries of Chavez and Reagan - opening and closing paragraphs http://tinyurl.com/cz2eqyu
Most reporting on
#Chavez is rather disappointing. Need to look beyond his eccentricities to grasp legacy for Venezuela and the region.
1/2 The Independent reports 'The death of one of Latin America's most egotistical, bombastic and polarising leaders'http://tinyurl.com/cd2edkt
2/2 Was Chavez more 'egotistical' and 'polarising' than Bush, Blair, Obama, Cameron? Are they described this way in news reports?
The Independent writes of ' the socialist state machine that Mr Chavez led' http://tinyurl.com/cd2edkt
Independent timeline: '2002 Protesters demand resignation..generals oust Chavez and clear way for interim government.' External involvement?
Venezuelan anarchists on the death of Chavez: http://fb.me/1MeyPCxRn
1/2 Guardian obit: 'debate continued as to whether Chávez could fairly be described as a dictator, but a democrat he most certainly was not'
Guardian 2/2 'cosy relations.. with dictators... would ultimately limit his appeal, even on the international left'. http://tinyurl.com/bj596lw
Example of anti-
#Chavez media: when in Caracas, I saw 100-strong anti-Chavez student demo. Next day, in France, this led international news
@medialens When Pinochet died @bbcnews' first sub-heading was 'Loved by many' http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/6167237.stm …
@medialens Compare and contrast his obit of Chavez with his obit of IMF friend and Chavez predecessor Rafeal Caldera...
Tariq Ali on Hugo Chávez http://bit.ly/15x0XBA
When I started working in Latin America the US was still killing leaders it didn't like: Chavez is part of the order that put an end to that
Hugo Chavez was a leader that understood the needs of the poor. He was committed to empowering the powerless. R.I.P. Mr. President.
Some questions re double standards to ponder over while reading the media's (predictably one-sided) coverage of the Chavez death... (1/4)
1) When Thatcher dies, will first response to her death be to focus on her close friendship with murderous dictator General Pinochet? (2/4)
2) When Blair dies, will first response of media to his death be to highlight his friendship & vacations with torturer Hosni Mubarak? (3/4)
3) When Bush dies, will first response of the media to his death be to highlight his hand-holding friendship with Saudi King Abdullah? (4/4)
& 1 last Chavez q: how authoritarian would Blair, Bush et al have become if they'd been victims of a military coup backed by parts of media?
BBC's attack chihuahua John Humphrys on Chavezhttp://tinyurl.com/cm7ybuk
@medialens Latin America WISHES the USA neglected them! Better to be a neglected partner than an abused one.
1/2 Guardian: 'To the millions who detested him as a thug and charlatan, it will be occasion to bid.. good riddance.'http://tinyurl.com/ayntt38
2/2 Guardian: Imagine a Guardian journalist writing that on the day a US president or UK prime minister died. http://tinyurl.com/ayntt38
Clue to why Chavez was/is such a big deal for the West's corporate media: 'The world's biggest oil reserves'http://tinyurl.com/ayntt38
Here's my new piece for
@indyvoices following Hugo Chavez's death. A democrat and a champion for the poorhttp://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/owen-jones-hugo-chavez-lifted-millions-out-of-poverty--and-even-his-opponents-accepted-he-won-elections-fair-and-square-8522329.html …
@medialens @ImranGarda Yep. It is. No mention of human rights or democracy in Guardian obit for him: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/oct/23/crown-prince-sultan-bin-abdul-aziz …
Posh hacks at Daily Telegraph; 'I suppose we could ask Owen Jones to put the other point of view. Didn't he write a book called 'Chavez'?
Guardian Chavez obit is WILDLY biased. Only mention of huge free health/education reform & poverty reduction: "populist social programmes".
Try finding anything in this Guardian obituary indicating that Chavez helped the poor in Venezuela http://tinyurl.com/bj596lw
Mike Gonzalez, Hugo Chavez 1954-2013 http://fb.me/20Um4infX
@SaskiaSassen there is also this piece which compiles the achievements of chavez, especially in relation to the poor: http://truth-out.org/news/item/13453-the-achievements-of-hugo-chavez …
The NPA on Chavez's death. http://fb.me/K13B0ade
LENIN'S TOMB: RIP Chavez - http://s.shr.lc/YX9h9Q
TODAY: We host a roundtable discussion about the legacy of Hugo Chávez & the future of Venezuela. http://www.democracynow.org Live 8-9 am ET
Thinking of Chavez today as I jot down obit notes. Bolivarian movt plays a crucial role in The Poorer Nations; it galvanized so many of us.
Former British Ambassador to Uzbekistan Craig Murray on Chavez and the corporate media smearing him today http://tinyurl.com/dy7zw4s
Compare/contrast Obama's reax to death of unelected Saudi prince http://content.usatoday.com/communities/theoval/post/2011/10/obama-pays-tribute-to-late-saudi-prince/1#.UTc51Fpjaeg … with death of elected Chavez http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57572709/obama-chavez-death-opens-new-chapter-for-venezuela/ …
The Economist: Chávez was 'as reckless with his health as with his country’s economy and its democracy' http://tinyurl.com/d3ev9dk
The Economist: 'To the end, Mr Chávez’s rule was narcissistic, with country and constitution subordinated to his whim.'
The Economist: 'A majority of Venezuelans may eventually come to see that Mr Chávez squandered an extraordinary opportunity for his country'
LIVE: Greg Grandin discusses how Chávez led a remarkable movement against neoliberalism in the region. Stream http://owl.li/irqxc
Hugo Chavez was no saint, but his brand of socialism achieved serious economic gains http://www.salon.com/2013/03/06/hugo_chavezs_economic_miracle/ …
LIVE: Michael Shifter: I don’t think Chávez really constructed an alternative after 14 years. Stream http://owl.li/irs9K
Chavez wasnt hated by U.S. b/c of his human rights record - he was hated b/c his econ success indicts U.S. capitalismhttp://www.salon.com/2013/03/06/hugo_chavezs_economic_miracle/ …
NYT on 2002 US-backed coup against Chavez: "Venezuelan democracy is no longer threatened by a would-be dictator"http://www.nytimes.com/2002/04/13/opinion/hugo-chavez-departs.html …
Chavez success reducing poverty & unemployment is a record a legacy-crazed US president could only dream of achievinghttp://www.salon.com/2013/03/06/hugo_chavezs_economic_miracle/ …
NYT on 2002 US-backed coup at Chavez: he "alienated virtually every constituency" - except majority of citizens (via
LIVE: Miguel Tinker Salas on role of oil in Chávez govt & "economic nationalism that spread throughout South America" http://owl.li/irtXA
Real News Network: 'Chavez Democratized Venezuela Making it the Most Equal Country in Latin America' http://tinyurl.com/d35oeko
Hugo Chávez kept his promise to the people of Venezuela | Oscar Guardiola-Rivera http://gu.com/p/3cpvt
Reminder: Media's favorite anti-
#Chavez pundit Michael Shifter is funded by several govts & giant corporations. http://fair.org/extra-online-articles/their-man-on-havana-and-everywhere-else/ …