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An Evening With Charles Hardy - Author of Cowboy In Caracas

May 20th, 7:00pm. Liberty Hall, 311 N Ivy St.


An Evening With Charles Hardy - Author of Cowboy In Caracas

May 20th, 7:00pm
Liberty Hall, 311 N Ivy St.
(1 block south of Fremont, 2 blocks west of Vancouver Ave.)

A former Catholic Priest turned journalist, Charles Hardy has been a witness to history from his cardboard shack in a hillside barrio in Caracas. He has been a direct participant in Venezuela's popular movement that is transforming the nation. Come hear his passionate account of the "Bolivarian Process" as he wraps up his North American tour in Portland.
May 20th, 7:00pm. Liberty Hall, 311 N Ivy St.


An Evening With Charles Hardy - Author of Cowboy In Caracas

May 20th, 7:00pm
Liberty Hall, 311 N Ivy St.
(1 block south of Fremont, 2 blocks west of Vancouver Ave.)

A former Catholic Priest turned journalist, Charles Hardy has been a witness to history from his cardboard shack in a hillside barrio in Caracas. He has been a direct participant in Venezuela's popular movement that is transforming the nation. Come hear his passionate account of the "Bolivarian Process" as he wraps up his North American tour in Portland.

more on charles hardy 15.May.2007 15:10

Devin

below are some book reviews of the book by some lefties:




"Charles Hardy has given us a unique perspective on the Chavista revolution as viewed from a cardboard shack on a hillside barrio in Caracas. Writing in a graceful and conversational style in a series of vignettes, Hardy conveys with genuine affection and admiration the dignity and courage of the ordinary people of Venezuela—people whom the Western media, ensconced in fine hotels or toney apartments, only know as maids and waiters. A reader comes away understanding both why Hugo Chávez is loved by these people—and why the U.S. Government is trying so hard to oust him. With the Bush administration still trying to demonize Chávez and his backers, this book is a must read for all Americans—but a must read that you won't be able to put down."—Dave Lindorff, columnist for Counterpunch and co-author with Barbara Olshansky of The Case for Impeachment (St. Martin's Press, 2006)

"Before we take one more bite of the toxic propaganda sandwich our government offers us to nourish their view that Hugo Chávez is a monster suppressing the poor of Venezuela, read this fine book by Charles Hardy, a former Catholic priest from the United States who spent 8 years tending and nurturing the poor in the cardboard slums of Caracas. Even if you choose to ignore that Chavez was democratically elected three times by his own people and defended by them from a US instigated coup, this book will make indelibly clear, the economic horror and chaos foisted on the Venezuelan people by the IMF, World Bank, and free-market privateers. When you understand the grinding, debilitating poverty our nation and its institutions have wrought on the Venezuelan people, it will take you a long way toward appreciating the Presidency of the man they consider their savior, Hugo Chavez. Read this important book, and drop the propaganda sandwich in the trash where it belongs." — Peter Coyote, actor/writer

"In these eloquent and moving pages, Charles Hardy takes us into the very heart of the revolution. This is not a book about the larger-than-life Chávez. Rather it is about the people who support him and why they support him. It is about people who are economically poor but rich in so many other ways as they go through lives of constant struggle to survive with dignity...For an understanding of Venezuela's revolution, you can do no better than to start with this book."—James W. Russell, author of Double Standard: Social Policy in Europe and the United States

"This book is an antidote to the poisonous US government mantra against Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Ironically, "Cowboy" isn't about Chavez, but about the exciting processes he has helped initiate and about the awakening of Venezuela's poor whom the US media neglects."—Saul Landau, author of A Bush & Botox World