The 10th anniversary of the U.S. coup against Hugo Chavez in Venezuela, watch the coup and its defeat on Can TV:
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
Thursday, April 12, 5pm Channel 19
Friday, April 13, 12 noon Channel 19
Saturday, April 7, 6pm Channel 19
Saturday, April 14, 12 noon Channel 19
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, 2003
Two independent filmmakers were inside the presidential palace on April 11, 2002, when President Hugo Chavez was forcibly removed from office. They were also present 48 hours later when, he returned to power amid cheering crowds. Their film records what was one of history’s shortest-lived coup d’états. It’s a unique document about political muscle and an extraordinary portrait of the man The Wall Street Journal credits with making Venezuela “Washington’s biggest Latin American headache after the old standby, Cuba.”
This was the first of 5 U.S. engineered coups in Latin America in the last 10 years, along with the failed coups in Ecuador, Bolivia, and the successful overthrowing of the Aristide government in Haiti and President Zelaya of Honduras.
“The Revolution Will Not Be Televised.” Was not permitted to be screened at the Amnesty International Film Festival in 2003, as a result of pressure from opposition groups in Venezuela and their international counterparts.
Listen to Eva Golinger and Greg Palast on this issue:
Llaguna Bridge: Keys to a Massacre, 2004
This documentary delves into what is called the “first media coup,” where the Venezuelan corporate opposition media, probably in close direction by the CIA, deliberately fabricated events to stir up calls for President Chavez’ removal from power. The documentary explores how the Venezuelan media twisted facts and falsified “news” to blame the killings on April 11, 2002 on President Chávez. This work also shows how the people defended themselves against the Caracas Metropolitan Police who helped execute the attempted coup d’etat.
“Disinformation, flashing negative imagery, quasi-hypnotic suggestion, excessive repetition and falsification and forgery are just but a few of the mindshock techniques deliberately being used, not just in overtly political spots but also in regular programming. Numbing repetition, relentless slandering and demonizing of Chávez supporters. Exaggeration, negative spinning and saturation coverage of any minor fact or event that can remotely make the Chávez government look bad. Loud, rapid-fire, invariably negative interviews. Excessive use of panic-inducing words (“Castro-Communism” is a favorite of Venevisión, along with “mobs”, routinely used to describe Chávez supporters).Venezuelans are being subject to a massive Chávez-aversion therapy program, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, month after month, ad nauseam. People wake up and go to sleep with it…”