Breaking Through for LGBTQI Rights
Movements fighting homophobia and transphobia in Venezuela offer an example of organizing that successfully joins forces across ideological and partisan lines.
Civic Imaginaries Study: Re-Imagining Caracas
As Caracas turns 451 years old, an in the middle of a horrid hyperinflation that reaches over 13,000%, Venezuela’s capital city faces significant challenges. Beyond declining infrastructure, a symptom of the nation’s general and profound crisis, caraqueños are having a hard time enjoying and living their city. Santiago de León de Caracas, -just Caracas, for…
Understanding Activism Release
Big thanks to Rhize for organizing a great panel on Understanding Activism. Facebook Live recording here. Full report here From Rhize.org: Activism is under attack, and Rhize’s groundbreaking report, Understanding Activism, has the data proving that civil society is part of the problem but can also be a part of the solution. Download the report.
Five ways in which this wave of demonstrations in Venezuela is different
By Rachelle Krygier May 25 at 7:00 AM Protesters clashed with security forces in Caracas, Venezuela, on May 18, in the latest demonstration during weeks of anti-government unrest. (Reuters) CARACAS, Venezuela — For nearly two months, Venezuelans have been holding almost-daily demonstrations against the government of President Nicolás Maduro, demanding early elections, more democratic rights…
World Insight: What is behind Venezuela turnmoil
By CGTN’s Ding Dai The divisions among Venezuelans and between the government and the opposition are not new. And protests have been going on since the economy went bad. Prices rose by 800 percent in 2016, with the IMF predicting inflation could hit 2,200 percent by the end of this year. Meanwhile, the economy shrunk by…
Why Protesters in Venezuela Today Should Resist Responding to Violence with Violence
Peaceful protests almost always work better than violent ones – even against repressive governments. Most Venezuelans taking part in today’s “mother of all marches” against President Nicolás Maduro are planning to do so peacefully. Even the country’s most outspoken opposition leaders are using the language of nonviolent resistance. Not everyone is on board. Government security…
Luchando por Venezuela / Fighting for Venezuela
For the second time this week, hundreds of thousands of people will protest in the streets of Caracas, the capital of Venezuela. They demand the impeachment of President Nicolás Maduro who’s been in charge of the country since the death of Hugo Chavez in 2013. The reason: the deepest crisis the country has ever faced. Maduro is…