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Venezuela: Alan Woods’ speaking tour reported by Bolivarian News Agency
By Bolivarian News Agency (ABN), Maturin, June 17
Thursday, 19 June 2008
British writer Alan Woods described the Bolivarian revolution led by Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez Frías, as a great source of inspiration to the world.
The leader of the International Marxist Tendency and renowned Marxist theoretician, author of the book Reformism or Revolution. Marxism and Socialism of the 21st Century, explained that the importance of the Venezuelan process is due the historical moment in which it started.
Woods was in Maturín, Monagas state, as a speaker on this subject, in a meeting which took place in the hall of PDVSA, organised by the Socialist Front of Socialist Oil Workers.
"After the fall of Stalinism, of the Soviet Union, when there was an avalanche of slanders against socialism, against Marxism, against communism, finally there was a man, like Hugo Chávez, who had the necessary courage to raise again the need for socialism as the only solution to the problems that humanity faces today", he said.
He stressed the fact that the president has opened a debate about the building of socialism, which is very important, not only in narrow intellectual university circles, but at all levels of society, with the participation of the rank and file.