Congratulations to Hugo Chavez; huge victory on high poll in clean election. Social justice for Venezuela!
— Jeremy Corbyn MP (@jeremycorbyn) October 8, 2012
As you know i am not very educated so i thought i would have a look at this because i had heard two different tales of what is happening in Venezuela.
So i came across this piece by "Human rights watch "
"The 133-page report, “Tightening the Grip: Concentration and Abuse of Power in Chávez's Venezuela”, documents how the accumulation of power in the executive and the erosion of human rights protections have allowed the Chávez government to intimidate, censor, and prosecute critics and perceived opponents in a wide range of cases involving the judiciary, the media, and civil society."
On the media it says
"In December 2010, the pro-Chávez majority in the National Assembly amended the 2004 broadcasting law to apply its restrictions on free speech in the media to the internet as well. It also added new restrictions, including a prohibition on transmitting messages that “foment anxiety in the public,” and granted the government-controlled telecommunications agency, CONATEL, greater powers to sanction TV and radio broadcasters, as well as websites, that violate them."
Well if thats social justice then i aint ever going to support it Comrade Corbyn!
One does wonder if Diane Abbot is over in Venezuela to get ideas for Ed Milibands "One Nation" ?