Update, scroll to bottom of entry for periodic video — things look peaceful, thus far, thank God. Chavez and the Powers that Be seem to have decided to amass a communist counter-demonstration, with whatever government workers, etc., to show a pro-Chavez presence as “the whole world watches.” The average American would never know any of it, though, thanks to America’s Powers that Be Media — which may, it seems even include Fox News. Lots of footage on the US weather, there, also a fine shot of a reporter talking on an empty street about the Tucson shootings of two weeks ago.
(1/23, 9:40 CT) At the time of this posting, tens of thousands of nonviolent protesters are taking to the streets in Venezuela’s capital, Caracas, demanding Hugo Chavez, recently given dictator status, be deposed.
It has been reported that Chavez’ Marxist military forces, including those of Cuba and FARC, have quartered in private houses. They are presumed ready to attack and potentially to apprehend the protesters, while wearing street clothes, thus disguised as a civilian counter-demonstration.
At the same time, protests have been arranged for major cities in America and around the world.
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To read further about Christmastime’s “Merry Chavismo” totalitarian-Marxist, thug initiatives of Hugo Chavez, these articles and their links are suggested:
In Big Peace: Alert! All Eyes on Venezuela Sunday 1/23, Arlen Williams, Tallulah Starr, CJ in TX, January 22, 2011,
and in Gulag Bound: Emergency: All Eyes on Venezuela Sunday 1/23, ibid. 1/21.
Further background, context, and ramifications, including the roles of Cuba, FARC, Honduras, Iran, Russia, Belarus — and the USA — are initially explored here (and more is to come):
Venezuela Becomes New Stalinist Nation, Sher Zieve, January 20, 2011
Sunday 1/23 May be Make or Break for Venezuela – and Eventually, America, Arlen Williams, Tallulah Starr, CJ in TX, January 19, 2011
1/23 Sunday Mass Anti-Dictatorship Demonstrations in Venezuela: Flyers Here, January 17, 2011 by Arlen Williams
Join us and learn with us, what we find occurring in Caracas (and assess what we find in the media) on this potentially pivotal, potentially violent day. Refresh this page periodically, for updates in Comments and perhaps below this point in this main entry.
Please listen, watch, and pray for the peace of popular sovereignty and liberty, under the ultimate governance of the Eternal King and presently available Savior.
G u l a g B o u n d
Also, from the the blogging of Ulf Erlingsson, monitoring these events:
Map of Caracas
To help with orientation this map was created in Google Maps. Miraflores is the presidential palace. The main gathering is at 10:00 at Chacaíto metro station and east of it. At 12:00 there will be speeches at Plaza Venezuela, just west of the metro station by that name. At 08:30 organizers in Caracas will meet the caravan that has traveled for a week from western Venezuela, at the La Bandera metro station, and from there move to Plaza Venezuela.