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weirdtakoyaki: What can I personally do to help the situation in Venezuela? I feel that simply reblogging isn't enough action.

tohdaryl:

tohdaryl:

chocotaur:

Thank you for wanting to help!

I set up a guide:

What you can do:

Contact your local media and inform them of what’s going on.

However, follow these steps to make sure the report is taken seriously:

AVOID FALSE IMAGES. There are images going around that don’t belong to the Venezuelan protests. Here are some examples. These are traps to discredit the movement.

- How do you know an image is from Venezuela?

    - Ask a Venezuelan.

    - Google image search anything your find. Check the date/location of the image. If there’s no other online reference of the image, it most likely is current. Most Venezuelan images are coming from tweets.

- The twitter account https://twitter.com/proyectobase/ is trying to post only confirmed things. Check that out!

- Favor videos about what’s going on.

- Present the information politely. “Hello, I’m deeply concerned about what’s going on in Venezuela. I found the following photographic/video evidence.” Present research if you have it. Keep your commentary brief and concise. You want to get their attention.

Do not link to Venezuelan tumblrs or blogs. Send the images or videos from youtube, and only from tumblr if there’s no other choice. Remember, you may expose bloggers to media attention or make them targets of the Venezuelan government.

- Translate this guide to other languages, or translate articles and information about Venezuela to other languages. Get the word out.

MORE IMPORTANTLY, get informed, or at least leave the research to the journalists. Be careful with your wording and opinions expressed: remember, any gaffe or mistake can lend itself to the whole report being discredited.

Here are some sources:

http://daniel-venezuela.blogspot.com/

http://caracaschronicles.com/

Some helpful reading:

http://feministing.com/2014/02/20/toward-a-nuanced-feminist-discussion-on-venezuela/ (A nicely objective report. I like this one a lot as it really highlights why some people defend chavismo— brutal oppression notwithstanding of course, but it’s an excellent one.)

http://gawker.com/how-venezuela-became-a-warzone-1526857816

P.S: The site “Venezuelanalysis” is strongly pro-government. Beware.

Anything coming from Telesur is dubious because, well, let’s see who the stock holders are in Telesur:

La Nueva Televisora del Sur, C.A. is a public company which has some Latin American governments as its sponsors. Its sponsors are the governments of Argentina 20%, Bolivia 5%, Cuba 19%, EcuadorNicaraguaUruguay 10% and Venezuela 51%

— http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TeleSUR

Ah.

I strongly recommend using videos as evidence. Double, if not triple checking any image you prepare to send. A single fake image can kill a good report.

for those who would like to help the people of Venezuela, either your friends or family members who are in danger there. Just follow this instructions prepared. 

if you have a friend or contacts to your local news in your home countries, help them to spread the situation of the crisis. Because the International Media is NOT RESPONDING! WTF. Read the article below:

http://caracaschronicles.com/2014/02/20/the-game-changed/

get as much information from the locals before they are silenced. 

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myotpisgay:

myotpisgay:

oregaymi:

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why not? i want to try it

DO NOT PUT MINTY GUM ON YOUR NIPPLE UNLESS YOU WANT TO EXPERIENCE SATAN LICKING YOUR NIPPLE THEN A DRAGON BREATHING FIRE ON IT

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mexicaa:

mexicaa:

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basedgosh:

death note is getting a remake or whatever i hope they redo that dramatic potato chip scene and make it even more dramatic

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bootyprince420:

this is one of my favorite photos on the whole internet.

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bootyprince420:

this is one of my favorite photos on the whole internet.

bootyprince420:

this is one of my favorite photos on the whole internet.

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a post made on my rp blog has over half a million notes, wow

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February 9, 1964: The Beatles’ record-breaking first live appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show at CBS’ Studio 50 in New York City (x)

Seventy-three million people were reported to have watched the first show. It is still supposed to be one of the largest viewing audiences ever in the States. It was very important. We came out of nowhere with funny hair, looking like marionettes or something. That was very influential. (…) I get people like Dan Aykroyd saying, ‘Oh man, I remember that Sunday night; we didn’t know what had hit us - just sitting there watching Ed Sullivan’s show.’ Up until then there were jugglers and comedians like Jerry Lewis, and then, suddenly, The Beatles!" - Paul McCartney

(Source: edsullivans)

February 9, 1964: The Beatles’ record-breaking first live appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show at CBS’ Studio 50 in New York City (x)

Seventy-three million people were reported to have watched the first show. It is still supposed to be one of the largest viewing audiences ever in the States. It was very important. We came out of nowhere with funny hair, looking like marionettes or something. That was very influential. (…) I get people like Dan Aykroyd saying, ‘Oh man, I remember that Sunday night; we didn’t know what had hit us - just sitting there watching Ed Sullivan’s show.’ Up until then there were jugglers and comedians like Jerry Lewis, and then, suddenly, The Beatles!" - Paul McCartney

(Source: edsullivans)