democracy

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…

Stand with Venezuela this Weekend!

Find an event happening near you: This list contains upcoming actions in support of Venezuela and opposing the US orchestrated coup! It’s a critical time for Venezuela solidarity! CANADA: Toronto, ON Emergency Rally: No US & Canada Supported Coup in Venezuela! Saturday, January 26 2:30-4:00pm Bloor Street W and Spadina https://www.facebook.com/events/442257976312416/ Vancouver, BC Rally –…

Is Foreign Military Intervention in Venezuela Imminent?

By James Jordan According to conventional wisdom, there should be no serious talk of foreign military intervention in Venezuela. But these aren’t conventional times. The conventional playbook would adopt a strategy of foreign coordination of the Venezuelan opposition, economic sabotage, infiltration of the military, and manipulation of popular movements against the elected government. All this…

URGENT Action Needed! Oppose US & Canada Regime Change Efforts in Venezuela

Español incluido Tell your reps: No Coup In Venezuela! Today US President Donald Trump took the extraordinary and illegal action to recognize the president of Venezuela’s legislature as the “interim president” of the country. Sign the petition HERE to tell your elected officials NO US/CANADA-ENGINEERED COUP In Venezuela! It is clear that the US government…

NicaNotes: Luis Almagro calls for foreign intervention in Nicaragua (again)

NicaNotes is a blog for Nicaragua activists and those interested in Nicaragua, published by the Nicaragua Network, a project of the Alliance for Global Justice. It provides news and analysis from the context of Nicaragua Network’s long history of struggle in solidarity with the Sandinista Revolution. Guest Blogs on the OAS and a Movie Review of Las Sandinistas…

SMACC: Russiagate McCarthyism Led to Internet Censorship of the Anti-War and Social Justice Movement

By: Stansfield Smith, Chicago ALBA Solidarity Committee, recently returned from a SOA Watch, Task Force on the Americas delegation to Venezuela. The anti-Trump movement is not simply a progressive movement against a rightwing president, but also carries within it a rightwing current. Progressive minded people fight against Trump’s racist actions against Blacks, Latinos, Muslims, his…