Dear Guardian editors:
On June 8, VenezuelaAnalysis.com reported a 10,000 person march on the National Assembly to demand justice for the victims (“Venezuelan Peasant Organisations March to Demand Justice for Murders”).
The Guardian’s Caracas-based correspondent, Rory Carroll, reported none of this and has disregarded this grave human rights issue for years.
The Guardian has recently published articles about Chavez going bald (“Hugo Chávez expects to go bald after chemotherapy in Cuba“) and about his “conspiracy theories” surrounding the death of Simon Bolivar (“Hugo Chávez claims Simon Bolívar was murdered not backed by science“).
Peasants have clearly been targeted in order to defeat the Chavez government’s efforts to remedy the gross inequities in land distribution across Venezuela. The victims of this violence, and the truth, deserve better.
Roger Annis, CanadaHaitiAction.ca
Diana Barahona, Sociologist and Journalist
Kenneth Beckman, Owner of eCinemaVentures
Flávio Benedito, USP- Universidade de São Paulo – Brazil
Rachael Boothroyd, VenezuelAnalysis.com
Janeske Botes, Media Studies, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Charles Callman, activist
Brian Concannon, Human Rights Lawyer
David Cromwell, Medialens
Andre Dahl Jensen, Activist, Webmaster
Mike Davis, Author
David Edwards, Medialens
Edward Ellis, Filmmaker
Joe Emersberger, HaitiAnalysis.com
Yves Engler, Author
Chiensan Feng, Professor, Department of Journalism, National Cheng Chi
Anthony Fenton, Journalist
Crystal Geyer, Activist
Eva Golinger, Author, Correo del Orinoco International
Daniel Hirst, Directeur de Recherche CNRS, Université de Provence,
Kim Ives, Haiti Liberte
John E. Jones, author, Canada
Brooks Kind, Artist
David McKnight, Filmmaker, Wales/Nicaragua
Pablo Navarrete, Alborada.net
Tamara Pearson, VenezuelAnalysis.com
David Peterson, Writer
John Pilger, Filmmaker
Adrienne Pine, American University, Washington DC
Dr. Diana Raby, Senior Fellow in Latin American Studies, University of Liverpool
Marthe Raymond, poet, playwright, indigenist activist
Dr. William Robinson, University of California Santa Barbara
Manuel Rozental, Colombian activist and physician
Leandro Sanchez Photographer/Director United States/Venezuela
David Soori, London, UK
Jeb Sprague, University of California Santa Barbara
Tom Vouloumanos, New Democratic Party of Canada – Ahuntsic Riding Association President.
Megan S-Warner TV and film producer United States
Greg Wilpert, VenezuelAnalysis.com
Michael D. Yates, Professor Emeritus, University of Pittsburgh at
Johnstown and Associate Editor of Monthly Review.
Gabriele Zamparini, Filmmaker
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