Today marks the third anniversary of the death of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez .
‘We have to re-invent socialism. It can’t be the kind of socialism that we saw in the Soviet Union, but it will emerge as we develop new systems that are built on cooperation, not competition.” ~ Hugo Chávez during his closing speech at the World Social Forum in Porto Alegre, Brazil. January 31, 2005
”The descendants of those who crucified Christ have taken ownership of the riches of the world. A minority has taken ownership of the gold of the world, the silver, the minerals, water, the good lands, petrol… the riches; and they have concentrated the riches in a small number of hands.” ~ Christmas Speech at a rehabilitation centre on December 24th, 2005
”Let the dogs of the Empire bark, that’s their job; ours is to battle to achieve the true liberation of our people.” ~ (In reply to a comment by US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld)
Hugo Chavez : 28 Jul 1954 – 05 Mar 2013
This documentary by Pablo Roldán explores the impact in Europe of Hugo Chávez and his defence of socialism. With contributions from Ken Livingstone and John McDonnell, among others.
(Click CC for English subtitles)