No más Chávez and no more repression

September 3, 2009

nomas

Unfortunately I will be traveling this weekend to the wedding of a close relative on Saturday. I will be flying and changing planes on Friday which will not allow me to to participate in any of the many No mas Chavez demonstrations around the world. Obviously, on Saturday I will be far from Caracas so I will not attend the local march to protest the way the Chavez Government has tried to intimidate and criminalize protests in Venezuela.

While I hope that the Government does not repress the march, recent events do not make me very optimistic, particularly on Saturday. Chavismo has once again called for parallel demonstrations, which I am sure will be there to distract and confront.

I should have access to computers and email, so that if anyone has pictures of demonstrations from tomorrow anywhere in the world, I will be more than delighted to put them up. Just tell me in what city the demonstration took place. (Send to devilexcrement@gmail.com)

I guess my new gas mask will have to wait…

(It has become a boring topic, but 40% of Venezuela lost electric power today, a common occurrence these days. due to a problem at the Tacoa Plant. Of course, the spin doctors are already out suggesting it was opposition sabotage and the matter should be investigated)

11 Responses to “No más Chávez and no more repression”

  1. jen Says:

    I went to Parque Cristal today…we filled the avenue! Then we decied to walk…not sure where they ended up though since I had to get my daughter :)…. I thought there weren’t that many people but when we looked back we were amazed… Tonight there’s a concert and then a march tomorrow….full weekend hehe

  2. LA MINACCIA Says:

    HAVE A LOOK!
    THE THREAT DOCUMENTARY: THE ONLY FILM THAT SHOWS THE TRUE VENEZUELAN SITUATION.
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  3. Mari Says:

    I WOULD LIKE TO THANKS TO EVERYBODY AROUND THE WORLD WE DON’T FEEL ALONE ANY MORE BECAUSE WITH THIS GUY IN THE POWER OF VENEZUELA THE WORLD THOUGHT THAT WE ARE WITH HIM AND THIS IS A DEMOSTRATION THAT THE VENEZUELAN POPULATION WANTS TO BE FREE FOR OUR COUNTRY AND THE YOUNG PEOPLE LIKE ME THAT WANTS TO LIVES IN THE VENEZUELA THAT MY MOM TOLD ME WHEN SHE WAS A CHILD NOW WITH 25 YEARS OLD I UNDERSTAND THAT I WANT TO LIVE THAT VENEZUELA NO THIS ONE. I GOING TO HAVE A CHILD AND HE DESERVE A GOOD LIFE I HOPE THAT GOD HELP US TO FINALLY UNDERSTAND THAT WE NEED TO BE FREE AND HAPPY. A VENEZUELAN GIRL HOPEFULL…. THANKS COLOMBIA AND THE REST OF THE WORLD FOR HELP US WE NEED IT!!!!

  4. Roberto Says:

    I’ll be in DC, OAS building 19th & Constitution. WIll send pics.

    Miguel: Hang a sign from the plane, mano! OR put it on the bumper of the wedding car! (That will make for one unforgettable marriage ceremony)

  5. LILIBETH SANDOVAL Says:

    soy venezolana, hoy le doy la gracias a todos y cada uno de ustedes que se han preocupado por la situacion que hoy los venezolanos estamos viviendo con este ser indeseable, ya que este nunca actuado como lo que debio ser ya que este es un representante de un estado, estado este que siempre se ha caracterizado por ser un estado de paz, de derecho y sobre todo democratico; que lamentablemente hoy hemos perdido producto de este hegemon. y que hoy aun se encuentra en el poder gracias al oro negro que aun existe. por favor tinmaginas este pais sin petroleo. por favor somos seres humanos iguales que ustedes con derechos iguales ayudennos a que todos los paises nos apoyen en esto

  6. jsb Says:

    I hope they don’t arrest another group of electric technicians, who are working miracles with what they have at their disposal to begin with…

  7. LILIBETH SANDOVAL Says:

    soy venezolana, hoy le doy la gracias a todos y cada uno de ustedes que se han preocupado por la situacion que hoy los venezolanos estamos viviendo con este ser indeseable, ya que este nunca actuado como lo que debio ser ya que este es un representante de un estado, estado este que siempre se ha caracteriz

  8. Deanna Says:

    Unfortunately for Chavez, he can’t gas the marchers in cities outside Venezuela. I’m going to the one in Union Square, NY. although it would have been more effective if the organizers had requested the authorities to allow it in the Dag Hammarsjold Plaza (in front of the UN and near the Venezuelan Mission to the UN).

  9. island canuck Says:

    Of course it’s opposition sabotage!

    It couldn’t be years of no maintenance or new investment in plant & generators. It couldn’t be another example of the complete failure of the new socialism.

    Here in Margarita the electric company is now called Seneca Socialista.
    Their slogan is “Lighting the road to socialism”

    We had three power outages yesterday after weeks of at least one outage per day lasting around 1 hour.

    It’s hard not to break out laughing – they are such clowns.

  10. dillis Says:

    And tonight Tareck El Aissami has been downplaying rumours of a golpe estado to be attempted in the early hours of Friday morning.

    Maybe the normal fabrications we get from this Government, giving another excuse to gas people at the midday marches on Friday.

    Certainly these marches tomorrow and Saturday are unsettling Chavez more than usual.


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