Chavez the Radical XXI: ‘Socialism Must Be Created at the Grassroots Level’

In this installment of Tatuy TV's "Chavez the Radical," Chavez discussed the role of the commune in the construction of socialism in Venezuela.

“Who in their right mind would say that today Venezuela is a socialist country? No…we’d be fooling ourselves. We’re in a country that still lives in capitalism, it’s just that we’ve started on a path…”

In 2009 Hugo Chávez met with grassroots community activists from Venezuela´s communal councils to discuss the construction of a socialism and the necessity for the development of and articulation between communes.

“It’s something you can’t create by decree. It has to be created at the grassroots level. It’s a creation of the people.”

Translation and subtitles by Joshua Wilson.