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Beyond the Nation State: A Critical Look at Venezuela’s Current Crisis

In this interview, Mateo Nube unpacks the history and promise of the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela and beyond; the roots and early warning signs of the authoritarianism we’re now seeing play out in Venezuela; the lost opportunity for Venezuela to leverage its oil money wealth toward a just transition away from extractivism and toward a regenerative economy; and the dangers of U.S. interventionism in the conflict.

Movement Generation’s Gopal Dayaneni on California’s Wildfires

On Wednesday, as Gopal was talking about the wildfires, Brooke pulled out a tape recorder and began recording. This is the (lightly edited) transcript. We hope it is a useful jumping off place for conversation about the intersection of the wildfire, ecological disruption, investor-owned utilities vs. energy democracy, incarcerated labor, and rural-urban interfaces.