By Federico Fuentes, Caracas
August 8, 2009 -- On August 1, United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) members across the country participated in 1556 local assemblies to discuss the reorganisation of the party’s base into local ``patrols''.
This push to strengthen revolutionary organising comes at a time when
attacks on Venezuela’s revolutionary process revolution “from outside
and within have intensified”, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, also
president of the PSUV, said on August 4.
“Each time that the revolution advances and accelerates its march, the attacks intensify. I will continue to put my foot down on the accelerator of the
Bolivarian revolution. That is my role, that is my task and there is no
time to lose. Today, in Venezuela, we are creating a true socialist democracy.”
After his re-election in the December 2006 presidential elections,
Chavez issued a call to build a “new party… from the base” and at the
service “of the people and the revolution, at the service of