By Marco Teruggi from Caracas on March 31, 2019
Large Chavista demonstration last Saturday in Caracas
Once again we found ourselves with no power supply. We sat down on the balcony and watched as candles and lanterns were turned on inside buildings along with some cacerolas (pot banging in protest) that went on for a few minutes. Then silence… Caracas’ great silence, in its valley, hills and slums. It was 7:10 pm and the third blackout of the week. It’s hard to keep count though; the power supply comes and goes repeatedly. Numbers are not important, but what people are feeling: fatigue, physical exhaustion, and the knock-down effect due to the lack of the subway system, of running water, of telecommunications and the uncertainty is.
Tuesday March 26, 6:30PM
Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library
6501 Telegraph Ave, Oakland
Donations at the door (no one turned away for lack of funds)
Neesa Medina is a Honduran feminist with 10 years of experience in violence against women, sexual and reproductive rights, strategic communications and advocacy.