Sun, 28 Nov 2021

The corporate media coverage of Venezuela has always placed its focus on Chvez and Maduro, what the government did or said. This narrative, and the respective counter-narrative, ignore one key element of the Bolivarian Process: popular power.

The second episode of the Venezuelanalysis podcast focuses on grassroots organizations under conditions of duress: a years-long economic crisis and devastating US sanctions.

Host Jos Luis Granados Ceja first talks to fellow VA member Cira Pascual Marquina on how communes, described by Chvez as the "unit cell" for the construction of socialism, have survived, or even thrived, in the current context. We also feature young communard leader Jess Garca from the Altos de Ldice Socialist Commune in Caracas. Garca talks about how a commune works, the contradictions that emerge with the state and how popular organizations are best suited to address people's problems.

The episode is available via this link:

(Early access for patrons, the episode will be openly available in a few days)

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Song credits

Embandolaos -Los Caimanes Negros

Gino Gonzlez - Todos nosotros con Chvez | source: venezuelanalysis

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