Help Keep Us Online in 2018

In 2018, Venezuelanalysis will be celebrating our 15th year of independent, on the ground coverage in solidarity with Venezuela. Can you help us reach our fundraising goal of $8,000 this year? is 100% reader funded and independent. It is only through the support of readers like you that we are able to stay online. Donate and support independent news and analysis.

LET’S CELEBRATE 15 YEARS OF VA W/ $8,000 in 2018

Dear VA reader,

In the last year, we launched our new website, organized our first international solidarity delegation, hired a video-journalist and moved into our new office. We have continued to provide unparalleled daily news coverage and analysis on the greatest issues facing the Venezuelan people and the Bolivarian Process.

Our team has researched, followed and produced multimedia and written content on US sanctions against Venezuela, 2017’s unprecedented opposition violence, and the depths of the economic war. In addition, we’ve covered three elections this year, from the National Constituent Assembly to state governors’ races and the municipal elections – all with live interviews from voters and candidates as well as on the ground analysis about results and their implications.

VA's Lucas Koerner reports from rural El Hatillo during municipal elections in Venezuela, December 2017.

While grappling with these large-scale issues, we’ve never wavered on our commitment to providing readers with a left analysis informed by Venezuelan grassroots movements and the thousands of organized communities that make-up the Bolivarian Process.

In 2018, Venezuelanalysis will be celebrating our 15th year of independent on the ground coverage in solidarity with Venezuela. Can you help us reach our fundraising goal of $8,000 this year?

Your donations have allowed us to support our multimedia staff, provide travel expenses for special coverage,  and fund our new website design. In the coming months, we plan on producing more multimedia coverage with in-depth interviews with communards, feminists, Afro-Venezuelans, Indigenous movements, workers, students and more. We’re also revving up for the 2018 presidential elections and preparing the ground for another delegation (or two) for next year.

Delegates on VA's first international solidarity delegation pose from the El Maizal commune in Lara in August 2017.

As we embark on this new year, your continued support is evermore necessary. If you have already given support, thank you and if not, please consider making a donation to our work today. If you can cannot make a financial contribution, consider organizing a webinar, inviting us to your favorite radio program or hosting a solidarity event with one of our staff members throughout the year.

Every act of solidarity counts and we appreciate your commitment to VA and the Venezuelan popular movement.

Join us in continuing this work and standing in solidarity with Venezuela’s Bolivarian grassroots movements and communities.

In solidarity,

The VA Team, December 2017

Rachael Boothroyd Rojas, Jeanette Charles, Lucas Koerner, Katrina Kozarek, Ryan Mallett-Outtrim, Gregory Wilpert

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

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Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky

“ 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.”

Sujatha Fernandes

Sujatha Fernandes

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

Oliver Stone

Oliver Stone

“Venezuela Analysis 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, Venezuela Analysis 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”

Marta Harnecker

Marta Harnecker

"Venezuela Analysis has been an essential tool not just for those trying to keep up to date with developments in the Bolivarian revolution, but also because it provides an invaluable space for critical discussion about the process. This is particularly important given the role that the media plays in opposing the advances of the people. For this reason alone, the Venezuelan revolution needs websites like this, which in turn need your support to keep going."

Tariq Ali

Tariq Ali

"Venezuelanalysis has been an indispensable source for many of us for well over a decade."

John Pilger

John Pilger

"Never has a country, its people, its politics, its leader, its myths and truths been so misreported and lied about as Venezuela in the past decade. Not only has Venezuelanalysis done much to correct this with its scrupulous attention to facts, both obvious and concealed, it has opened up a unique space for genuine critique of one of the world's most imaginative popular movements. I can't think of another website on the web more deserving of support."

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, 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, 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.”

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.”

Alex Main

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Max Ajl

Max Ajl

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

Elias Sánchez

"It's important to support because it’s a direct way to find out, in English, about the really relevant events that are happening in Venezuela and that are silenced by the media, especially the international media".

Dr. Francisco Dominguez

“Informed journalism of the type provided by Venezuelanalysis is more necessary than ever.”

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.”

Daniel Hellinger

“Among other things, Venezuelanalysis is a superb tool for teaching! Students need the access it provides to English-language reports that are fresh, independent and give insight into what ordinary Venezuelans, not just government and opposition leaders are saying and doing.”

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.”

Dr. Tim Anderson

“Venezuelanalysis is a vital source of sensible information about Venezuela and the new developments in Latin America, at a time of intense propaganda and corporate media lies.”

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 for reflecting the reality of our struggle.”

Dr. Tom G. Griffiths

“Even while living in Caracas for the past year, I rely on Venezuelanalysis for high quality reporting of developments in Venezuela, and the region. These not only provide a counter-weight to mainstream media distortions, but offer constructively critical analysis for anyone with an interest in this contemporary social revolution.”

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.”

Dr. Kevin Danaher, PhD

“Whenever I need to know what is really going on in Venezuela, I turn to, the best single source for all things Venezuelan. Because history has proven that we cannot trust the reporting of the corporate-controlled media, provides crucial balance for anyone wanting to get all sides of the story.”

Charles Boylan

“As the producer of Wake Up With Co-Op! a morning public affairs show on community radio in Vancouver, Canada, I find the articles in an invaluable source of reliable information on the Venezuelan revolution, and the entire movement for nation building in Latin America and the Caribbean. It is a truthful antidote to the barrage of disinformation from not only US monopoly owned media sources, but also, regrettably, from the publicly owned Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

We are proud to have been the first in Canada to expose the blatant lie generated by the US state department and rebroadcast by the CBC in April 2002 that the crowds gathered at the Presidential Palace after President Chavez was kidnapped were there to 'cheer the coup d'etat'! We have been carrying ongoing reports on developments in Venezuela, and we thank for their direct assistance to us in helping take the truth of the Bolivarian revolution to our audiences whenever we've asked.”