Democracy Now

Democracy Now! (6 am) – September 19, 2005

Hugo Chavez: "If the Imperialist Government of the White House Dares to
Invade Venezuela, the War of 100 Years Will be Unleashed in South America"

Venezuelan
President Hugo Chavez speaks on Democracy Now! in his first interview in the
United States. Chavez discusses the war in Iraq, President Bush, the
role of the media in the aborted coup against him and Venezuela’s request
for the extradition of Cuban anti-Castro militant Luis Posada Carriles.

Jesse Jackson: Venezuela "Invests in Its People…U.S. Invests In Tax Cuts
for the Wealthy and a War that does not Make Sense in Iraq"
The
Rev. Jesse Jackson spoke Saturday night in New York City at an event with Venezuelan
President Hugo Chavez. Jackson said, "[The Venezuelan] government’s
priorities are to invest in its people. They subsidize oil, gas, health care
and education and that’s civil. We cannot subsidize our oil and education
because we are investing in tax cuts for the wealthy and a war that does
not make sense
in Iraq. We need new values, we need to go another way."

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