July 31, 2009

Venezuela becoming more and more like an American campus

The latest from the workers' paradise known as Venezuela:

Under the draft law on media offences, information deemed to be "false" and aimed at "creating a public panic" will also be punishable by prison sentences.

The law will be highly controversial if passed in its current form. It states that anyone — newspaper editor, reporter or artist — could be sentenced to between six months and four years in prison for information which attacks “the peace, security and independence of the nation and the institutions of the state.”

Meanwhile, be sure to check out the info on Crossing Our Borders, the "feature-length documentary narrated by Hollywood actress Maria Conchita Alonso about dictatorships (focusing on Hugo Chávez, natch).

Posted by Hube at July 31, 2009 10:31 AM | TrackBack

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As Chavez tightens his dictatorship and the spread of ALBA, here is more censorship with no free press, no opposition opinion, and ever increasing control over all aspects of government (including harassment of opposition mayors and parties), socialist Chairman Insulza (OAS) says nothing, socialist Chairman Obama says nothing, the socialist European Union says nothing, and the mainstream socialist US media says nothing! Why? They are all busy repressing constitutional law and freedom in Honduras by insisting on the return of their “club member” Dictator Zelaya; except that Obama is ALSO busy quaffing a cold one with his racist buddy in Wash DC after his stupid remark. (Yeah, them white guys forget everything when they have a beer buzz, hey!).

Posted by: charlie at July 31, 2009 05:06 PM

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