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Justin Podur: Carter and Gaviria find find “NO EVIDENCE OF FRAUD”

Now it seems that it really is all over, save for some possibly tragic and desperate acts by the opposition. At a 1:30pm press conference at the Gran Melia hotel, Carter and Gaviria both affirmed that their analysis and results confirmed the preliminary results of the National Electoral Council. No Evidence, No Evidence, No Evidence Read more…

Cp Pandya: The Irony of Venezuela’s Victory

The irony of Sunday-into-Monday’s victory of the “NOs” in Venezuela should not escape us. As President Hugo Chavez proclaims the (rightful) triumph of democracy over imperialism, and of economic justice over financial oligarchy, participants in U.S. stock markets (for whom Chavez is a sworn enemy) are laughing all the way to the bank. News of Read more…

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Michael Albert: Parecon and Society: Pareconish Intellectual Agendas

Here is still another draft chapter for a new book about participatory economics and the rest of society that I am working on — this one is for near the end of the book…and shorter than most. + New ideas have intellectual value largely revealed by their impact on further new ideas beyond themselves. Does Read more…

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Justin Podur: Venezuela: Chavez wins, the opposition doesn´t respect the victory

President Carraquero of the National Electoral Council announced the preliminary result as of 3:47 am just now (4:10am) with between 94-96% of the results in. The result: 58% NO (4 991 483 million votes) and 42% SI (3 576 517 million votes). In other words, it´s all over, right? It should be. The Electoral Council, Read more…

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Justin Podur: Venezuela: Chavez wins, the opposition doesn´t respect the victory

President Carraquero of the National Electoral Council announced the preliminary result as of 3:47 am just now (4:10am) with between 94-96% of the results in. The result: 58% NO (4 991 483 million votes) and 42% SI (3 576 517 million votes). In other words, it´s all over, right? It should be. The Electoral Council, Read more…

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Justin Podur: VENEZUELA: The barrio at night

Take Two. The dreaded technical difficulties might be coming back. I went to the barrio of La Vega tonight, and just got back (it´s 12:45am on August 16 and the August 15 referendum has become the August 15/16 referendum). This will be the last bulletin before the results come out for real. La Vega, our Read more…

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Justin Podur: VENEZUELA: The barrio at night

Take Two. The dreaded technical difficulties might be coming back. I went to the barrio of La Vega tonight, and just got back (it´s 12:45am on August 16 and the August 15 referendum has become the August 15/16 referendum). This will be the last bulletin before the results come out for real. La Vega, our Read more…

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David Peterson: Iraq, Civilian Fatalities, and American Power I

Ever since Ahmed Janabi’s report first surfaced on english.aljazeera.net that an “Iraqi political group,” indeed, an expatriate Iraqi political group based in Britain, contends reports that approximately “37,000 Iraqi civilians were killed between the start of the US-led invasion in March 2003 and October 2003″ (That’s already ten months ago), I have been watching and Read more…

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Justin Podur: Venezuela: UK Independent and criminal reporting

Who needs the Venezuelan opposition to criminally announce the results of the referendum in advance when the international press can do so just as well? Even though the National Electoral Council has just announced (about 8:30pm) that polls will not be closing until midnight because there are so many people still to vote, the Hannah Read more…

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Justin Podur: Venezuela: UK Independent and criminal reporting

Who needs the Venezuelan opposition to criminally announce the results of the referendum in advance when the international press can do so just as well? Even though the National Electoral Council has just announced (about 8:30pm) that polls will not be closing until midnight because there are so many people still to vote, the Hannah Read more…

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