Festive Left Friday Blogging: A musical ode to popular victory

First, one from Lloviznando Cantos:

“Y Bajaron”, which celebrates the people who rescued democracy five years ago today in Venezuela. It means “And they came down”–referring to the poor barrio dwellers who came down from the hills around Caracas to protest the fascist coup and demand the return of Hugo Chavez. Tens of thousands surrounded Miraflores Palace and chanted so loudly that the fascists were spooked and ran. Then the soldiers of the palace guard moved in, took some prisoners, and flashed the victory sign from the roof (you can see it in the video.) People power at its finest!

Then, one from Sontizón: “A cada 11 le llega su 13”–“To every 11th comes its 13th”.

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