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Remember when the international corporate media broke the story about the law proposed by the Venezuelan opposition-controlled National Assembly that would have privatized Venezuelan state enterprises and returned land granted to communal organisations to private hands? No we don't either.

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Throughout 2016, the international media – hell bent on portraying Venezuela as a land of apocalyptic ruin – chose not to cover the right-wing Venezuelan opposition’s ongoing efforts to destabilize the country, including a parliamentary coup attempt as well as whole range of glaringly unconstitutional laws advanced by the National Assembly, such as an amnesty law that would have enacted impunity for hundreds of violent crimes, and a notorious housing privatization law.

Nor did the mainstream media pay any mind to the diverse grassroots strategies being developed to weather the storm, putting into practice day after day, different visions and projects aimed at transforming of the productive apparatus, pointing towards an ever more communal horizon.

Only Venezuelanalysis.com was there to bring you continuous, nuanced, coverage of the ongoing right-wing onslaught against the Bolivarian Revolution as well as the scarsely reported outpouring of creative responses from below. These experiences are not just a testimony to the longevity of the Bolivarian Revolution, but essential to ongoing international leftist debates on how to construct a genuinely emancipatory alternative to really existing capitalism.

As right-wing forces return to power across the continent, attempting to roll-back the gains of progressive movements, alternative media like VA are more vital than ever.

Can you imagine a Brazil- or Argentina-style counter-revolution in Venezuela without VA’s independent on the ground reporting? Not only do we aim to provide a much-needed critique of Venezuela’s opposition, so notably lacking in the mainstream press, but we also act as a vital platform for historically marginalized voices, without whom a picture of Venezuelan reality is incomplete.

Therefore, as 2016 comes to a close, VA needs your support now more than ever to continue and amplify its coverage.

This holiday season we need to raise US $10,000 to keep us online in 2017. If each of our regular readers took two minutes out their day to donate just $5 dollars, we could meet our running costs two times over.

So please consider donating to Venezuela’s only independent, English language media outlet, to ensure balanced coverage of the Bolivarian Revolution into 2017. We are 100% funded by readers like you.

Sincerely,

The VA team, December 2016
Gregory Wilpert, Jan Kühn, Tamara Pearson, Rachael Boothroyd Rojas, Ryan Mallett-Outtrim, Lucas Koerner, Jeanette Charles.

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