2019 has been an absolutely critical year for Venezuela and progressive forces across the globe.
On January 23, the Trump administration recognized a previously unknown opposition politician as “interim president,” unleashing the most intense wave of imperialist onslaught Venezuela has ever seen.
The Venezuelan people have managed so far to defeat this coup effort, but Washington’s blockade continues to strangle the country’s economy, and the threat of US military intervention looms large.
This criminal economic warfare would be untenable without the complicity of the international corporate media, which have systematically delegitimized the Venezuelan government, justifying imperial violence and obscuring its deadly impact.
VA provided on-the-ground coverage during a tumultuous year in Venezuela.
This is where we come in. All year around, we have braved blackouts, cyber attacks, and chronic water shortages to provide you with the latest news and analysis from the ground in Venezuela. No matter the breaking story – sanctions, dialogue, border clashes, or military putsch attempts – VA has been there with our grassroots counter-narrative.
We are Venezuela’s only independent, English language media outlet and we depend 100% on donations from readers like you.
This holiday season, we ask for your help in continuing our vital anti-imperialist work. VA needs US $10,000 in order to maintain and expand 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!
We have big plans for next year. We will continue our brand new series documenting Venezuela’s communes – one of the most interesting experiments in radical democracy in the world. We also plan to deepen our collaboration with community television state Tatuy TV in order to bring you more frequent video reporting from the ground. As the Empire ratchets up its assault, help us strike back by amplifying the voices of Venezuela’s grassroots socialist movement! Thank you for your solidarity in breaking the blockade against Venezuela!
Cira, Jeanette, Katrina, Lucas, Paul, Ricardo and Greg for the VA team