17 Jun 2007
Venezuela is pushing ahead with the distribution of free software computers, these will be a massive boost to development and culture.
Does open source/free software just equal a consideration of marginal cost within the market....what is it really, is it, gasp, socialism, well 'its socialism Jim but not as we know it.'
Free software/open source is socialism in action, creative, free, based on participation....no wonder the forces of reaction hate Chavez, clunky old style 'socialism' based on nationalisation/central control is one thing but this is something rather more radical and attractive.
Read more here
and here are some details of up coming Venezuela events...from HOV, keep sending me Venezuela sol stuff and I will keep posting it.
First of all, HOV London's regular weekly meeting will be at the usual
time and place this Wednesday 20th June (7pm, NUJ Offices, 308 Gray's Inn
Rd, King's Cross).
In addition, on Tuesday there is a special meeting entitled "Permanent
Revolution in Venezuela". Venezuela's revolution is in the news again
following the non-renewal of RCTV's terrestrial licence. Come and hear
what is really happening, speakers include Jorge Martin, HOV's
international secretary. 7pm, Tuesday June 19, Praxis Centre, Pott St, E2
(2 mins from Bethnal Green tube).
Movimientos is holding a special night at the Notting Hill Arts Club on
Tuesday June 26th, featuring a screening of the excellent Venezuelan
documentary "The Old Man and Jesús", and music including legendary
Venezuelan ska band Las Palmeras Kannibales. 6pm - 2am, £5 (£6 after 11),
Notting Hill Arts Club, 21 Notting Hill Gate, W11 3JQ. More info:
Las Palmeras Kannibales are also playing on 25 June, 10pm til late, at
Chinawhite, 6 Air Street, London W1B 5AA.
And in recent news, Venezuela has launched the sale of Bolivarian
See you soon!
Posted by Derek Wall at 5:11 pm