Archive for August, 2009

Holy Venezuela Batman!

August 31, 2009


short 1 min video

Picture (online) of Caracas

August 29, 2009

Here is a link to some cool pictures of Caracas
http://www.turpial.org/vzlaimages.html

 

Caracas 2002

Caracas 2002

rain

Is Venezuela going to ban violent video games?

August 28, 2009

Venezuela plans law to ban violent videogames
Thu Aug 27, 2009 2:13am IST Email | Print | Share| Single Page[-] Text [+] CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuelan lawmakers are moving to outlaw the sale of violent videogames and toys in an attempt to fight rampant crime in the country.

A bill to ban sales of violent games has passed its first hurdle in the National Assembly, the legislative chamber said in a statement issued on Wednesday.

Dozens of people are murdered every week in the capital Caracas, one of Latin America’s most dangerous cities, sometimes for as little as a pair of shoes or a mobile phone.

Opponents of President Hugo Chavez say 100,000 people have been murdered since he assumed office in February 1999. The government says its opponents and Venezuela’s private media exaggerate the problem.

Police release crime statistics irregularly and officials frequently say they do not know how many homicides have taken place.

To become law, the bill must pass a second vote in the National Assembly and be signed by Chavez. The National Assembly has not set a date for a second vote.

Some countries ban violent videogames and many restrict their sale to children. Although few studies have shown that such games cause aggressive tendencies, they have often been the subject of controversy.

(Reporting by Ana Isabel Martinez; Writing by Robert Campbell; Editing by Eric Walsh)
posted here by; Joe Anybody

COFFEE STRONG “BBQ” fundraiser to Caracas

August 26, 2009

coffeeStrongbuilding

 

“Benefit BBQ for Winter Soldier-Caracas!” on Sunday, August 30 at 1:00pm.

Event: Benefit BBQ for Winter Soldier-Caracas!
“@ coffee strong!”
What: Fundraiser
Host: COFFEE STRONG
Start Time: Sunday, August 30 at 1:00pm
End Time: Sunday, August 30 at 11:00pm
Where: coffee strong

To see more details and RSVP, follow the link below:
http://www.facebook.com/n/?event.php&eid=124404295963&mid=fbec5fG4223a649Gbb0e76G7

 

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VIDEOS: BRIAN WILSON Speaking Event in Portland Oregon

August 23, 2009

Brian Willson Speaking Event 10 short video clips

A fundraiser speaking event in Portland Oregon
for pdxvenezuela peace & media Delegation
that is going to venezuela in September 2009

“Dan shea & Megan Hise” Introduction

“The Begining of My New Life” part 1

“The Train ” part 2

“I Cant Wait for Congress” part 3

“Taking Pins Off The Map” part 4

“Learning My First Lesson in Resistance” part 5

“One of Those Moments” part 6

“I’m a Pacifist” part 7

“The Tax Man” part 8

“Breaking Obedience” part 9 The End

Why… Cascadia to Caracas?

August 17, 2009

Rummor

August 17, 2009

Punk Rock Bands and PDXvenezuela solidarity party may be happening in the next week or so!

See videos from the Solidarity From Cascadia To Caracas Event

August 17, 2009

On our website we are posting videos from the “Joe Anybody Videos from the Front Line / Cascadia to Caracas event.
http://www.pdxvenezuela.org/Home/joe-anybody-videos-from-the-front-lines

Venezuela Transfers Private Radio Licenses to Community Media Groups

August 17, 2009

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Venezuela Transfers Private Radio Licenses to Community Media Groups

Interview with Gregory Wilpert, sociologist and author, conducted by Scott Harris

In early August, the government of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez revoked the broadcast licenses of 32 privately held radio stations and 2 regional television stations, triggering objections from opposition groups. According to officials at Venezuela’s telecommunications agency, CONATEL, the decision on the radio stations was made because their licenses had expired or they had violated government regulations. The status of another 200 station licenses are currently under review. Licenses from the closed outlets will be transferred to community media groups.

Nelson Belfort, president of the Chamber of Radio Broadcasters and Circuito Nacional Belfort, owner of five of the closed stations, charged that the revocation of licenses is a government attack on freedom of expression. The Chavez government and privately-owned media outlets have clashed repeatedly in recent years, particularly since many media outlets supported the failed coup attempt against President Chavez in April 2002. In May 2007, tensions were heightened when the Chavez government denied the national opposition television station RCTV, a renewal of their license.

Between the Lines’ Scott Harris spoke with sociologist and author Gregory Wilpert, a former U.S. Fulbright Scholar who lived in Venezuela for many years. He examines the long-running media-government conflict in Venezuela and the charge that Chavez is attempting to suppress all opposition criticism of his government.

Gregory Wilpert is the author of “Changing Venezuela by Taking Power, The History and Policies of the Chavez Goverment.” Wilpert is an editor of the online publication http://www.venezuelanalysis.com

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The Music

August 13, 2009

“The Restless Many”

http://www.myspace.com/therestlessmany
will provide music after the film