democracy

AFGJ STATEMENT AND BACKGROUND ON THE COUP IN BOLIVIA

EDIT: See live updates from on the ground in Bolivia HERE The Alliance for Global Justice condemns the US-backed, OAS-orchestrated military coup against the democratically elected government of Bolivia. We support the efforts of the Bolivian people to restore the constitutional order and return President Evo Morales to office. We call on the community of…

Urgent Message from the Embassy Protection Collective to US State Department

US State Department Venezuelan Foreign Ministry From: Embassy Protection Collective Re: Exiting the Venezuelan Embassy Date: May 13, 2019 This is the 34th day of our living in the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, DC. We are prepared to stay another 34 days, or however long is needed to resolve the embassy dispute in a peaceful…

NicaNotes: Dismissing the Truth Debunks Amnesty International’s Misleading Reports

By Chuck Kaufman On Tuesday, February 26, the Alliance for Global Justice and the Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign Action Group (UK) released a report, Dismissing the Truth, that exhaustively rebuts two reports on human rights in Nicaragua in 2018 by Amnesty International. The Amnesty International reports accuse the democratically-elected government of Nicaragua of “a strategy of…

¿Qué está haciendo el Centro de Solidaridad de la AFL-CIO en Venezuela?: ¡Tenemos el derecho a saber!

por James Patrick Jordan traducido por Adrián Boutureira para leer en inglés… El Centro de Solidaridad (Solidarity Center) – la organización del sindicato AFL-CIO para actividades globales –  ha estado activo durante mucho tiempo en Venezuela, y no siempre con  impacto positivo. Exigimos que el Centro de Solidaridad abra sus cuentas y que nos informe…

What is the AFL-CIO’s Solidarity Center Doing in Venezuela: We Have a Right to Know!

by James Patrick Jordan en español… The Solidarity Center–the AFL-CIO’s organization for acting around the world–has long been active in Venezuela, and not usually for good effect.  We demand that the Solidarity Center open their books, and honestly report about their current operations in that country. We hope they are not supporting the current coup…

No Sanctions! No Coup! No War! Hands Off Venezuela!

by Eduardo Correa Senior and James Patrick Jordan The threat is real… The trumpets of regime change have sounded, and the drums of a possible war are beating against Venezuelan democracy. Provocations hitherto unimagined threaten to plunge the whole region into chaos and strike a serious blow against popular democracy around the world. Venezuela’s foreign…

Interview: Venezuela crisis continues as Juan Guaido tries to usurp power with U.S. backing

From Sputnik Radio: The political crisis in Venezuela deepened over the weekend following Juan Guaido’s self-proclamation as Interim President. The main institutions of government remain loyal to President Nicolas Maduro, but the United States, along with allies like the UK, are turning up the economic pressure. What’s next for Venezuela? Chuck Kaufman, the National Co-Coordinator…