Chávez The Radical XVII: “The Hour Has Come To Form The 5th International”

Venezuelan community TV station Tatuy TV continues to explore the legacy of thought of great former President Hugo Chávez in this series, Chávez The Radical.  In this chapter Chávez explores the historic experiences the socialist internationals and calls for a fifth international with grassroots leadership and renewed ideals.

By Tatuy TV

Hugo Chávez calls for the formation of the fifth international during a speech before the First International Encounter of Leftist Parties in 2009. He stresses the necessity of grassroots leadership in the construction of a new type of socialism informed by the experiences of the Socialist Internationals, breaking down critically their historical evolution and presenting a detailed balance of each experience to exposetheir strengths, pitfalls, and deviations.