Zebra 3 Report by Joe Anybody
Saturday, 3 October 2009
Is Chavez a Dictator
Mood:  a-ok
Now Playing: Video is from Day 7
Topic: Venezuela Trip

 

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHQrqDcecXw&feature=player_profilepage

 

IS CHAVEZ A DICTATOR?

Posted by Joe Anybody at 12:29 AM PDT
Updated: Saturday, 3 October 2009 12:40 AM PDT
Sunday, 27 September 2009
Dont Watch Televsion "Caracas Day 4" video
Mood:  bright
Now Playing: Avisit to CATIA community tv station
Topic: Venezuela Trip

Posted by Joe Anybody at 12:44 PM PDT
Saturday, 26 September 2009
Video "no Police Allowed on any Caracas Venezuela campus"
Mood:  incredulous
Now Playing: No Police Allowed
Topic: Venezuela Trip

Cool

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 No Police Allowed on any Caracas University Campus

 

 


Posted by Joe Anybody at 2:43 PM PDT
Updated: Saturday, 26 September 2009 2:46 PM PDT
Sunday, 20 September 2009
Charlie and a bus ride videos from Caracas Venezuela
Mood:  celebratory
Now Playing: 3 videos from Caracas Venezuela
Topic: Venezuela Trip
3 videos from our Venezuela Trip
Paint My Masterpiece
Caracas Venezuela Bus Ride
Carlie Hardy and the US Media
Charlie Hardy 1989 in Caracas

Posted by Joe Anybody at 1:21 PM PDT
Tuesday, 15 September 2009
Charlie and the US Media
Mood:  cool
Now Playing: Charlie Hardy tells US deegation abou his reasearch on US media
Topic: Venezuela Trip

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6UVIlEAAdA

 


Posted by Joe Anybody at 5:33 PM PDT
Updated: Thursday, 17 September 2009 12:02 PM PDT
Monday, 14 September 2009
home on the range
Mood:  rushed
Now Playing: the return to the states
Topic: Venezuela Trip

well  Im back in my home sweet home

what a great time

I have over 40 hours of video footage to edit through

My 10 hours on plane flights has got me feeling spaced out and tired

We were up till midnight...and then got up at 4am to catch our plane

I alsmost missed my transfer in Houston

I went to go get a beer ..then had a second one (which was a mistake) ...and then relaized after Josh called me to tell me everyone was on the plane...and waiting!!!

Well they were ALL ON THE PLANE crap

the ticket lady didnt even check my ticket ...she just said Hurry they are leaving...go ...go...!

wow...getting stuck at George Bush Airport would of been a downer!

I will be posting more latter ..and will be providing video's asap

Its good to be back.... Now Im ready to see some "changes around here!" Laughing


Posted by Joe Anybody at 6:36 PM PDT
Updated: Monday, 14 September 2009 6:50 PM PDT
Saturday, 12 September 2009
Fuck The (US) Corporate Media
Mood:  sharp
Now Playing: Peace Camps and Solidarity for No USA Military in Columbis
Topic: Venezuela Trip

Our delegation is going to a noon demonstration (today Sat) in solidarity with the "peace camps" that are cropping up in opposition to the military bases that are in Columbia. The demonstration is in downtown Caracas 

Chavez returned from out of the country yesterday... but we didn’t make it to the plaza where he spoke ..but watch it on TV at our place where we are staying...as our interpreter explained the translation of the 45 min speech by Chavez

He spoke to the massive super ecstatic crowds about the recent new discovery of twice the amount of oil in Venezuela’s reserves...making Venezuela one of the top leaders in oil potential in the world

He spoke of his recent agenda of putting computers in all the school to give all the student internet access

He spoke of meeting with leaders of Russia, Spain, Syria, and Iran ...that are all in support of Venezuela´s Bolivarian Revolution

He spoke of the new military rocket he is acquiring that is precision guided and super accurate as a major advancement to have for protection of his country, which is constantly under verbal attack by the empire USA

He spent a lot of time thanking all the students, mother, grandparents, etc ...and everyone under the sun, who contribute and hold the values & respect of the Bolivarian Revolution

The people in Venezuela "love their president" .... he tells them it isn’t "him" it is ...."all of them" that this revolution is all about... he is their "tool" to achieve socialism and peace and it is "not about him... its all about them"

The media/propaganda spin of Chavez is sickening in the US press...

I have seen nothing but great stuff going on here, I would be proud to have leadership like what I  am seeing here... HE IS NOT A DICTACTOR as portrayed in the US media... far from it ....it is a "peoples democracy" ...dictators don’t allow democracy!

The motivation by the US on this country to implant US imperialism and corporate interests are felt by all the Venezuelans’....  when I see "Yankee Go Home" (in many places around Caracas) spray painted on walls, it was put their for a reason... they don’t want the US (corporations/capitalist) meddling with their lives, markets, and land... the people here are wise to the US corruption and meddling in their country. (very unlike US citizens)

There is a BIG concern here that the US military and its presence in Columbia's 7 military bases is a ramping up of USA Imperialism and the potential attack on the Venezuelan people ...all based on some stupid War on Drugs ideology that is droned on and on in the US press (wink)

The media that is being closed down here is due to them being rouge, illegal in programming policies (Sex/Violence on airways), insulting and threatening to the government and "special interests of capitalism" and that (many stations) are in violations of required laws, fees, paper work and licenses. They have flipped their fingers at Chavez and have challenged the rulings with a poker face arrogant blatant "just try to stop us" attitude....  well it ain’t working...

That doesn’t mean they are being silenced ... for there is so much free community access and community radio and newspapers everywhere... the "actual people" <now> get to report the news .... this isn’t silencing the media ..it is a silence of the corrupt wealthy capitalist Imperialist corporate (white) (rich) and US backed Right Wing shit talkers... That’s what’s going on. It is a shell game of the typical "corporate media bullshit" saying that Chavez is stopping those that speak against his policies. Yet they have been violating the very laws and are spin machines for Americas Capitalism abusive agendas.

They are not using these 4 words below ...but it is exactly what is happening here in the media here now in Venezuela ......

"FUCK THE CORPORATE MEDIA"

It is very sad to see that as I am treated with respect & love and welcomed here, all then while my government continues to threaten and shit talk this country. The whole country is hip to what is going on.... when through the "peoples eyes" here, they see America in the news attacking countries, invading foreign lands, and pushing the corporate terror on and in the countries they invade. The irony is that in America many are being duped in these military US operation of Stopping (sic) Terrorism...but here in Venezuela it is OBVIOUS as hell to everyone that the US is a monster that has its tentacles all over the planet....

....it is OBVIOUS that we are the world leading terrorists ...and it saddens my heart to think my country can be seen and viewed (justly) as bullies and terrorist promoters ...it is sickening.... the ones fooled are my fellow Americans...nobody is being fooled around here.... It is so obvious it is almost a joke to the people of Venezuela, that the US is fooling no one but their own people

The dirty hands of the CIA, and corporate interest (that require Military protection) is OBVIOUS to every single person here ...yet they treat us (me) USA citizens with understanding... they know it is not the people ...but our corrupt government...and for that I am thankful

I am off to the Peace Camps (in downtown Venezuela) to document the oppositions to US Military Intervention in Columbia ...on our phony "war on drugs" (wink)

to read more on peace bases check this link that is on the delegations blog

http://pdxvenezuela.wordpress.com/2009/09/02/some-food-for-thought-on-finding-bases-for-peace/

LOVE = Solidarity
Fuck The (US) Corporate Media

 


Posted by Joe Anybody at 7:37 AM PDT
Updated: Tuesday, 15 September 2009 5:15 PM PDT
Friday, 11 September 2009
VIDEO LINKS FORM DELEGATES IN VENEZUELA
Mood:  bright
Now Playing: The Local Media has video clips from YouTube / Local TV
Topic: Venezuela Trip
Below are video clips of TV interviews from the veterans on our delegation, that were filmed on our first few days here in Caracas 

Benji Lewis on V TV

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMwPb8V1Upw

 

Josh Simpson on V TV Part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMwPb8V1Upw

 

Part 3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jl9UEXBbh7Q

 

Part 4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWMRp2Dieb0

 

Benji and Josh together Part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Lz7eFEpXKY

 

Benji and Josh together Part 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dn98r2-mZ5w

 


Posted by Joe Anybody at 11:16 PM PDT
Updated: Saturday, 12 September 2009 8:21 AM PDT
sept 11
Mood:  chatty
Now Playing: just had a great vegie lunch
Topic: Venezuela Trip

we were going to be doing a winter soldier event today but Chaves is returning so no one would of gone to it

we were still thinking of doing it but their onsite organizer had passed away yesterday so that led to a cancellation

we are all having a great time

we visited the ministry of education today ...i filmed him speak to our group in a very fancy office...

and now we just got back from a vegan lunch

 

Chavez arrives today and we are joining the crowds who are going to watch him drive by

I love their politics here

I am inspired by their social values and the importance they put on Humans before capital

it is super cool

 

it is smoggy ...and humid.... they drink most their liquids warm

TP is rare in many bathrooms ...better bring your own

no one puts tp in the toilet ...due to bad plumbing

no one from our group has gotten sick...just a little burned out

they have shoddy electricity ...wires exposed etc...and I do see some compact fluorescent bulbs in many places but it has much room for improvement

many people are selling stuff on the streets all over

they have phone call cell phones all over too

its a person sitting with a stack of phones ..that you just pay for your call

 

last night a lady let me and the lady organizer go into her own apartment to use her phone to call the states ...for free..wow ..

 

nobody has any video cameras unless we are near or at a TV station...they are rare

 

I am having a great time...if it wasn’t for the interpreters i would be lost

we are staying in a barrio which is a poor part of town ...

 

hope all is going well in the states

I return on a 8.20 am flight on Monday

 

LOVE - SOLIDARITY

joe anybody September 11 2009

 

 


Posted by Joe Anybody at 12:45 PM PDT
Updated: Tuesday, 15 September 2009 5:18 PM PDT
Thursday, 10 September 2009
We visted a homless encampmnet today
Mood:  happy
Now Playing: we are seeing great ideas in action for people power and respect
Topic: Venezuela Trip

we went to a homeless occupation

it is called no roofs

we met the organizers walked around and seen buildings that have been abandoned ...and thus were take over by the homeless community in organized ways

they have the permission from the government to use these places for the social benefit of the community

one building had 24 families

another had 47 people in it

a old lady who lived in one of the rooms invited us in to see her place ...she was so sweet...i have it al on film

I have over 25 hours of footage collected...plus other in our delegation are filming too.

I am getting by with not much Spanish ...but our interpreter is soooo good... sorry for the bad spelling here ..I’m typing fast and they close in about 10 minutes

i have been drinking lots of good juices ...coffee is like shots of espresso..... milk is usually warm ...at least when we have cereal at breakfast its never cold ...¿

I was very inspired by the homeless NO ROOFS project...lots of neat stuff .... for example ...they also have local created business right in the near vicinity of these encampments... providing work...textiles ...food ... shops...juices ...

it’s hot here humidity is high , and its stuff ...no rain not much wind

I’m learning and having fun as well ...WOW

I return with everyone on Monday morning

peace out

Mike )joe anybody(

 


Posted by Joe Anybody at 4:31 PM PDT
Updated: Tuesday, 15 September 2009 5:21 PM PDT

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