Tue, 31 July 2007
10 Mb. 11mins.
Stuart Monkton of Greenleft Weekly talks about the aftereffects of the denial of licence renewal of RCTV; Venezuela's biggest Television media conglomerate. He explains why the Anglophone mainstream media interpretation of this as 'censorship' is disingenuous (if not downright dishonest) - and how the refusal to disallow the license renewal to the commercial channel advantages public radio by freeing up formerly privately monopolised bandwidth.
Stuart also explains some of the astounding spinoff of Venezuela's socialisation program. Health programs which will put Venezuela light years ahead of the US health system, and an investment in the future with 18 new Universities. Venezuela is aiming to become less dependent on imports and using its resources to become a skill based autonomous producer of goods and technologies that will empower the Third World to use its own resources to break away from US hegemony.