New film on Venezuela coup

PWW readers are now able to purchase, on video, the highly acclaimed documentary film “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised.”

Made by a group of Irish filmmakers, the film is a history of the brief coup that attempted to overthrow the elected president of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, in April 2002. The filmmakers were filming in the Presidential Palace at the time of the coup and remained to film the mobilization of millions of Venezuelans who succeeded in restoring Chavez to power in just one day. Copies can be purchased, at http://www.artshapes.com/chavez.html or by calling 888-604-3423.

Walter TillowNew York NY

Good coverage on Iraq

Susan Webb’s article (PWW, 5/17) on the British official who resigned, International Development Secretary Clair Short, and the background information on what’s happening now in Iraq was very interesting.

Great information. I know I’ll be using information from the article as ammunition in the talk-radio wars here in Philadelphia. Thank you.

Barbara Jean HopePhiladelphia PA

PWW readers in prison

I am writing to say thank you for sending me your newspaper. I enjoy every issue as do about a dozen other prisoners here who read it also.

I’m getting out soon and will be subscribing to PWW as soon as I get home.

JimChester PA

Bush’s lies

According to an article in my paper, The Chronicle, by Robert H. Reid of the Associated Press, the government started the war with Iraq not to find and destroy weapons of mass destruction but to get troops out of Saudi Arabia. The WMD issue was simply an issue government people could agree on. This means our troops and many Iraq citizens were killed over a lie. President George Bush lied to the citizens of the United States, and also the rest of the world. I have read that the elder George Bush had decided that they (the government) wanted a regime change in Iraq. Was this what our military died for?

Max RaderChehalis WA

The rich should pay

The rich benefit from the exploitation of labor. The workers produce profit with their labor, and the rich keep the profit. Therefor the rich should pay the taxes.

People want to buy. They just do not have the money. That is why the economy is doing so poorly. We need a mass redistribution of income. That will raise corporate earning and corporate profits. Too much income is being concentrated into too few hands. Many rich people have so much money they cannot possibly spend it all.

Anthony DePalmaBronx NY

Veterans’ protest

Enjoyed talking to Tim Wheeler in D.C. at the veterans’ protest. You supplied the only media coverage. Thank you for that and for quoting me correctly.

Gene GlazerBloomfield NJ

New stamp to fight breast cancer

It would be wonderful if 2003 were the year a cure for breast cancer was found.

As you may be aware, the U.S. Postal Service recently released its new “Fund the Cure” stamp to help fund breast cancer research. The stamp was designed by Ethel Kessler of Bethesda, Md. It is important that we take a stand against this disease that kills and maims so many of us, our mothers, sisters, extended families, and friends.

Instead of the normal 37 cents for a stamp, this one costs 40 cents. The additional 3 cents will go to breast cancer research. If all stamps are sold, it will raise an additional $35 million for this vital research. Just as important as the money, is our support. What a statement it would make if the stamp outsold the lottery this week. What a statement it would make that we care.

Kathy Showaltervia e-mail

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