19 June, 2009 – Greenleft Weekly
Venezuelanalysis.com is one of the main sources of news and analysis in English on the revolutionary process in Venezuela. The following is an abridged appeal for badly needed funds has been issued by its staff, Gregory Wilpert, Tamara Pearson and James Suggett. In order to help it to continue to play its invaluable role, please donate.
We are writing to you because the worldwide recession is affecting us too, as we have recently lost the support of some of our principal donors.
As a result, the continued existence of our regular, on-the-ground news and analysis, is under threat.
Venezuelanalysis.com has regularly been the first place for people to visit for accurate, contextualized, and in-depth reporting from on the ground on crucial developments in Venezuela — on its many electoral contests, Venezuela’s social movements, the Venezuelan government’s innovative domestic and foreign policies, opposition and media efforts to discredit and destabilise the Bolivarian Process, and breaking news.
In its six years of existence, we have steadily increased readership, so that now over 40,000 people (“unique visitors”, according to Google Analytics) visit the site per month.
We have steadily expanded our service, so that now we not only offer news, analysis, and opinion articles, but also audio news, e-books, extensive links, a basic facts section, reader comments, RSS feeds and more.
We used to be able to get by with a handful of individual small donations plus a few large donations. This has changed recently because some large donors have dropped out, which means that we now need to raise a lot more funds from small donors.
Our operation is small and does not actually require excessive funding. However, if we cannot raise the necessary funds, then we will have to cut back on our reporting as early as next month.
If you can afford to support Venezuelanalysis, then please consider sending us a donation of US$100, $50, $20, or $10 per month.
Please donate to Venezuelanalysis.com so you can continue to receive regular news and analysis about what is happening in what many call the “Bolivarian revolution”.
From: International News, Green Left Weekly issue #799 24 June 2009.