Dear VA readers,
In a world where the corporate media coverage of Venezuela parrots the US State Department’s official line, telling the truth becomes a subversive act!
And it is precisely from Hugo Chávez that we take our 2022 Venezuelanalysis Annual Campaign slogan: The Truth is Subversive! The former president said it on more than one occasion and, as a politician, educator and critical commentator, he always lived up to it.
Despite the diplomatic rapprochement between Washington and Caracas driven by the current global energy crisis, US imperialism remains fixated on regime change in Venezuela. 2022 has seen Washington refuse to end its brutal economic blockade on the country. These unilateral coercive measures have inflicted damage in every aspect of the nation’s economy, taking a toll on the population so large that it can only be called collective punishment.
This US aggression has counted on a body of narratives that range from biased to outright false. “The 2018 election was fraudulent,” “sanctions only affect Maduro and his allies,” “the US-backed opposition has overwhelming support,” etc. With our non-stop reporting, our mission is to subvert that narrative. Moreover, we amplify the voice of the Venezuelan popular organizations which continue to show their bravery and creativity to build socialism.
We do this with a hard-working on-the-ground team that is nothing short of extraordinary.
The rise of the left throughout Latin America in recent elections has improved the outlook for the region. Gone are the days where Washington had a menu of lackeys to do its bidding. The restoration of bilateral economic and diplomatic relations between Colombia and Venezuela, the return of Lula to the presidency in Brazil, the death of the Lima Group, all bode well for Venezuela’s anti-imperialist efforts.
However, a more progressive regional context is not enough. In fact, solidarity movements have played a crucial and tireless role in opposing and denouncing the US-led economic war on the Venezuelan people. But Venezuela needs your continued solidarity!
Venezuela needs you to continue to help disseminate the subversive truth.
This is where Venezuelanalysis comes in. Our news, analysis, interviews and multimedia pieces counter and challenge the corporate media narrative on a daily basis. We produce content that will help the English-speaking audience understand sanctions and their deadly consequences, as well as give solidarity activists “weapons” for their struggle.
But we need your help to keep it up at Venezuelanalysis! As an independent outlet, we are entirely reliant on support from readers like you. A $10, $20 or $30 a month contribution goes a long way to sustain our grassroots journalism.
Consider backing our efforts. No donation is too small! With an increased presence on social media, a new podcast that has now released 12 full episodes analyzing the country’s most pressing issues, and a new video postcard series airing in January, your support is now more important than ever.
We have a special holiday treat! If you donate $60 or more, or become a subscriber/patron at $15/month or above, you’ll get a complimentary t-shirt designed by the Venezuelan collective Utopix with Chávez’s “The Truth is Subversive” quote. Click here to get a sneak peek!
Our warmest thanks and happy holiday wishes!
Andreína, Cira, Greg, Jeanette, José Luis, Katrina, Lucas, Rachael and Ricardo for the VA team
PS: As an added incentive, thanks to a very generous backer, the impact of all donations this year will be doubled!
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