Help Venezuelanalysis Stay Online in 2019

For the past 15 years, Venezuelanalysis has provided an independent, grassroots, leftist perspective on the Bolivarian Revolution. Can you help us reach our fundraising goal of $10,000 this year?

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Dear readers,

2018 was one roller-coaster of a year here in Venezuela! Presidential elections, hyperinflation, asphyxiating US-led sanctions, and now more municipal elections – we at VA have been more than a little busy.

This year has also been huge for Venezuelanalysis. In addition to running rolling coverage of two electoral cycles and hosting our second international solidarity delegation, we have expanded our team, incorporating two new staff writers and a social media editor.

The truth of the matter is that none of this would be possible without your support. VA is the only independent Venezuela-based English language media outlet, and we depend 100% on contributions from readers like you.

Lucas Koerner interviews a voter during VA’s rolling coverage of the May 20, 2018, presidential elections.

We live in an incredibly dangerous moment in which the Bolivarian Revolution faces some of the gravest threats to its survival it has ever come up against. Following the victories of ultra-right Iván Duque and Jair Bolsonaro in neighboring Colombia and Brazil and the ascendance of John Bolton & his neocon ilk in the Trump administration, imperialist aggression against Venezuela is likely to further escalate, with disastrous consequences.

In this context, it has never been more pressing to counter the corporate mainstream media’s anti-Venezuela narrative, which shamelessly seeks to justify Washington’s illegal and indefensible regime change agenda. VA is one of the few outlets fighting to break the MSM blockade and give an alternative vision of Venezuela based on the facts on the ground.

We are firmly convinced that the best antidote to corporate-state propaganda is a balanced narrative centered on the voices of the Bolivarian grassroots, whose perspectives we bring to you each and every week.

VA’s second solidarity delegation, which took place in May 2018, during a visit to the Center for African Studies in Caracas

This holiday season, we ask for your help in continuing this vital work. VA needs US $10,000 in order to continue our operations in 2019. We urge you to contribute whatever you can afford to support grassroots independent journalism in Venezuela. For those of you who make regular use of our website but don’t yet contribute, we encourage you to become a monthly subscriber. Ten, twenty, thirty dollars per month goes a long way in keeping our modest operation up and running. No donation is too small!

Your support is absolutely critical for VA to continue expanding. Next year, we plan to host another international delegation, expand our multimedia operations, as well as launch a new project contracting Venezuelan columnists whose perspectives we will translate for you monthly. Thank you for your solidarity!

Happy holidays,

Lucas, Cira, Paul, Ricardo, Jeanette, Katrina, and Greg for the VA team

Check out VA's mini-documentary on our very first international solidarity delegation. 

(*) You can send the check to the following address:

Bank of America
Atlanta Bank by Mail
PO Box 105576
Atlanta, GA 30348-5576.

You would also need to include our bank account number on the back of the check 483029218445

Payable to: Venezuela Analysis, Inc.

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Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky

“Venezuelanalysis.com has regularly provided very useful description, analysis, and commentary on developments in Venezuela, rarely available in the US or the West generally, and valuable for a balanced understanding not only of Venezuela but of Latin American generally in the current very exciting phase of its history.”

Oliver Stone

Oliver Stone

“Venezuelanalysis is an invaluable resource for anyone who wants to know what is happening today in one of Latin America's most dynamic countries. Unlike most mainstream media reporting about governments in Latin America, Venezuelanalysis provides a sorely missed counterpoint - presenting a progressive perspective on the news from Venezuela that is in-depth and also takes the views of the country's poor majority into account. Please support venezuelanalysis.com.”

Marta Harnecker

Marta Harnecker

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John Pilger

John Pilger

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Mark Weisbrot

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Gloria La Riva

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Tariq Ali

Tariq Ali

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Ken Livingstone

Ken Livingstone

"As Trump steps up his threats to Venezuela and efforts at 'regime change,' we also see an increase in misrepresentation in much of the media, as part of international attempts to isolate and demonise Venezuela. That is why the long-standing work of Venezuelanalysis in giving the other side of the story is so important - please urgently give them your support."

Max Blumenthal

Max Blumenthal

"While mainstream media functions as a Mighty Wurlitzer for Washington's planned recolonization of Latin America, Venezuelanalysis is pushing back with slashing, independent journalism. Venezuelanalysis not only offers readers the crucial political context denied to them in the pages of the Washington Post and New York Times, it exposes them to the revolutionary reality that is still living and breathing - but under sustained assault - in Venezuela today."

John Bellamy Foster

John Bellamy Foster

"For years Venezuelanalysis.com has been the gold standard in reporting on Venezuela and the Bolivarian Revolution. Its independent, critical reporting is always balanced and provides far more in the way of in-depth information and insights on Venezuela and other ALBA nations than any other single English-language source. It is notable in giving voice to grassroots movements. With so much distortion in the U.S.-dominated international media, Venezuelanalysis.com's continuing public role is essential. Recent attempts by Facebook to take down the Venezuelanalysis.com facebook page are therefore a grave concern. With Venezuela increasingly subject to economic sanctions imposed by Washington, it is all more essential that this independent voice be preserved. Please support this indispensable outlet."

Chris Williamson

Chris Williamson

"With so much misinformation about Venezuela, it is important to have an objective voice to provide an accurate alternative to the disinformation being peddled by vested interests."

Steve Ellner

Steve Ellner

“Venezuelanalysis is a refreshing corrective to the one-sided reporting in the establishment media on Venezuela. While sympathetic to the interesting and novel developments taking place in Venezuela, Venezuelanalysis is hardly a mouthpiece for the Chávez government.

“The kind of objective and critical analysis found on its pages is especially important given the current ideological vacuum at the world level. There is a lack of credible proposals for transformation at a time when the old system is becoming increasingly discredited. Only the right in the United States seems to be clear about what it wants. It is thus of paramount importance that the experimental path that Venezuela is currently going down be objectively reported upon and analyzed.

“Venezuelanalysis publishes nuanced articles on internal developments in Venezuela, but not so with regard to international relations. With the activation of the U.S. Fourth Fleet last year (without consulting any Latin American nation), the U.S. decision the following year to utilize seven bases in Colombia, as well as the escalation of the war in Afghanistan (including the mass use of drones) at a time when withdrawal from Iraq is highly incomplete, there is little doubt as to who represents the greatest threat to world peace. Venezuelanalysis provides important information on this front as well, as it applies to Latin America. In short, Venezuelanalysis offers useful detail and analysis on pivotal issues that is unavailable from other media sources.”

Francisco Dominguez

Francisco Dominguez

"Informed journalism of the type provided by Venezuelanalysis is more necessary than ever, especially in the current atmosphere of intoxicating main stream media demonisation and misrepresentation against the Bolivarian government in Venezuela."

Sujatha Fernandes

Sujatha Fernandes

"In these uncertain times, Venezuelanalysis is a crucial resource for reliable and grounded reporting on Venezuelan politics."

Alex Main

Alex Main

“Mainstream media coverage of Venezuela tends to be overwhelmingly negative and biased against the government. Venezuelanalysis.com is an extremely useful alternative news source that provides more nuanced, in-depth pieces and, most importantly, explores developments and issues in Venezuela that are critically important for understanding the political and social changes there, yet are typically ignored in mainstream coverage. The content often includes criticism of policies and actions of the Venezuelan government, but from a progressive perspective, rather than merely echoing the extreme views of right-wing opposition sectors, as mainstream outlets often do.”

Greg Grandin

Greg Grandin

“Venezuelanalysis is an invaluable source of information, a tribune of independent analysis and honest reporting.”

Lisa MacDonald

Lisa Macdonald

“For Latin America solidarity activists in Australia, venezuelanalysis.com is undoubtedly one of the most valuable sources of information and analysis of developments in Venezuela’s Bolivarian revolution. As a voice for the Venezuelan people’s struggles for sovereignty, democracy and justice, venezuelanalysis.com plays an indispensible role in educating and inspiring many of us on the other side of the world to build understanding and solidarity with one of the most important people’s movements for a better world for all.”

Max Ajl

Max Ajl

"Venezuelanalysis has always been the resource of choice for principled and scrupulous information and assessments of Venezuela."

Pablo Navarrete

Pablo Navarrete

“Through their rigorous, nuanced and informed reporting, Venezuelanalysis has become the essential first port of call for anyone wanting to cut through the media war on Venezuela.”

Gonzalo Gómez

“Around the world the private media dominates the airwaves, the press, the internet, depriving people of their own voice and popular expression. Internationally and internally there is a big campaign of private media lies against our revolutionary Bolivarian process, against our president and against the Venezuelan people. We are struggling against imperialist domination, for sovereignty, for control over our own resources, for control over our own destinies and to break the logic of exploitation of the capitalist system. I want to congratulate Venezuelanalysis.com for reflecting the reality of our struggle.”

Arnold August

“Venezuela Analysis has been an important source of balanced information regarding Venezuela, Latin America and the Caribbean since its inception. Currently, as the months go by, one has to appreciate even more so the work that Venezuela Analysis is doing. This web site, through the devotion of its talented team of journalists and writers, is increasingly contributing to the world-wide serious opposition against the media war being waged by Washington and its principal allies with one sole objective as far as Latin America and the Caribbean is concerned: To take back what the US considers to be 'its own backyard.' Even though I specialize in the Cuban political system and US manoeuvres against this island, Cuba is not an island unto itself in the political sense as far relations with Venezuela and the south.

In fact, the whole region is bubbling with debate and discussion on participatory democracy, 21st century socialism and sovereignty while taking into account the history and traditions of each country. For this reason Venezuelan Analysis is of great assistance in my work and thus I encourage all those who are interested in Latin America and the Caribbean to strongly support Venezuela Analysis.”

Michael Albert

“Venezuela Analysis is my primary source on all things Venezuela. When people ask where to look for information and analysis about Venezuela, I point to it first, second, and third. Why? Because the writers and editors are incredibly well informed and eloquent, have their eye, ears, and minds situated amidst the events, and because the reporting and analysis is biased in the best way possible - it unabashedly takes the side of the country's poor, whether this means being in support of or critical of government policies.”