In the Network in Defense of Humanity we are all “Citizens TeleSur”
“The solidarity is the tenderness of the people” -Che Guevara
TeleSur was born in 2005, just months after the launch of our platform, the Network of Intellectuals in Defense of Humanity. We came about largely as a result of discussions that took place at the meeting of intellectuals in Caracas in December 2004, where many participants stressed the importance of moving forward to establish our own independent media.
In that vein TeleSur has been an important voice to tell the world what was happening from, by and for the peoples, primarily in Latin America. Many examples come to mind but just to name a few, there was TeleSur’s coverage of the coups in Honduras, Paraguay and Brazil, and their warning about the coup attempts in Bolivia and Ecuador. This is one of the only media outlets that has systematically denounced the U.S. blockade against Cuba and the media and economic war against Venezuela. In addition it has given outstanding importance to the new formations of integration of the region like Unasur, Alba and CELAC.
In recent months TeleSur has suffered the brunt of the powerful, those who seek to continue and to deepen the corporate media concentration in the region with the likes of Globo, Televisa, Clarín and others. The new Argentine Government even went to the extent of withdrawing the country from Telesur’s multi-state TV network, seriously violating freedom of expression.
In response to this attack TeleSur has launched the campaign “Citizen TeleSur”, in order to sustain the day-to-day operations of the television network.
From the Network in Defense of Humanity, we support and promote the proposal; we feel Citizens Telesur. At the same time we have decided to amplify the voice of the campaign and make a call to our members and friends to add their name by going to the following link: https://ciudadano.telesurtv.net/english.html
Our North is the South, and that is where TeleSur plays a key role. A principled role that we are not prepared to jeopardize in the face of the conservative onslaught.
Network of Intellectuals, Artists and Social Movements in Defense of Humanity