Venezuela

The United States government, especially under the Trump regime, has made completely clear that one of its top foreign policy priorities is to depose the democratically-elected government of Venezuela and to replace it with one that will open Venezuela’s vast oil reserves to exploitation by US transnational oil companies. An April 2019 report estimated that, at that time, civilian deaths caused by US-imposed unilateral sanctions had caused 40,000 preventable deaths. As the US efforts have repeatedly failed to foment a coup in favor of a government led by Juan Guaido, who has never run for national office, the Trump regime is attempting to cut off Venezuela’s access to international markets, the financial system, and it is targeting food distribution and threatening direct military action.

Historically the Alliance for Global Justice has played a role coordinating US solidarity with Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution that blossomed with the election of deceased President Hugo Chavez who took office in 1999. In 2007 we organized a national conference which resulted in the formation of the Venezuela Solidarity Network which unfortunately did not survive the Great Recession in 2009. In 2014, when the first guarimbas – violent demonstrations in the wealthy neighborhoods of Caracas – began and the US Congress and Obama regime began considering unilateral sanctions, we pulled together the Venezuela Strategy Group (VSG) composed of solidarity groups and individuals with foreign policy expertise, to build and coordinate US solidarity and anti-intervention activities. We also publish the Venezuela Weekly compilation of links to important articles and videos.

In 2018 individuals who had recently traveled to Venezuela formed the End US and Canada Sanctions Against Venezuela campaign which affiliated with the VSG as a working group. Other VSG Working Groups are: Media and Pledge of Resistance.

How You Can Get Educated and Involved

The Alliance for Global Justice currently publishes the Venezuela/ALBA Weekly every Friday. Subscribe Here or read it every week on our web page.

Sign up for the Alliance for Global Justice Alerts to receive notification of the monthly Venezuela webinar plus other webinars, and mobilizations.

AfGJ is a member of the Campaign to End US & Canada Sanctions Against Venezuela. The campaign invites you and/or your organization to endorse this call against the illegal, unjust and cruel sanctions being inflicted on the people of Venezuela.

Join the Pledge of Resistance pledging to take direct action or support those who do risk arrest in the event the US invades Venezuela or foments a coup.

If you are interested in representing your organization in the Venezuela Strategy Group or being a participant in a working group, send an email to Chuck@AFGJ.org.

Important virtual meeting with Venezuelan social movements

AfGJ FORWARDS THIS MESSAGE FROM THE EMBASSY PROTECTION COLLECTIVE: “Strengthening Solidarity between Social Movements in Venezuela and the United States” Thursday, July 16 at 2:00 pm Eastern/11 am Pacific CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Find it on Facebook here. Representatives of social movements in Venezuela and the United States will discuss current US and allied interventions…

Open Letter to Condemn Trump Administration’s Hypocritical Indictment on Drug Charges of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and High-Ranking Venezuelan Officials

The Alliance for Global Justice, CODEPINK, and Friends invite your organization and prominent individuals in your community to sign on to the Open Letter below. The letter will be used to educate the press, public, and elected officials about the US government’s economic and political war against Venezuela at a time when all countries are…

Sanctions Kill! – Food Sovereignty Delegation to Venezuela April 12-21, 2020

Sponsored by Manitos Children’s Fund and Alliance for Global Justice $1200 includes all meals, housing, in-country transportation, translation, and program, including participation in an international food sovereignty conference to celebrate International Day of the Peasant. US Citizens need a visa to visit Venezuela. The hard deadline for the application and $200 deposit to be received…

Venezuela & ALBA Weekly 1.31.2020 US Government actions against Venezuela Sovereignty Defenders

The Grayzone: US citizen detained and interrogated by DHS about anti-war movement solidarity with Venezuela A US citizen who participated in the Venezuelan Embassy Protection Collective was detained, searched and interrogated for the second time by US government agents about his political beliefs and participation in the anti-war movement, focusing in on Code Pink and…

Venezuela & ALBA Weekly 1.24.2020 Nicaragua Advances: 13th Anniversary of Daniel Ortega’s Leadership: Venezuela, Cuba, Bolivia

Nicaragua Chuck Kaufman: Poll Shows Nicaraguans Have Consigned the Coup to the Dustbin of History The latest poll covering the last quarter of 2019, shows that less than two years after the failed coup attempt of April-July, 2018, the Sandinista government, led by President Daniel Ortega is more popular than ever and all but a…

Venezuela-ALBA Weekly 1.10.2020 Internet War on Venezuela and Cuba; Cuba has the most sustainable system in the world

Cuba Morning Star: Cuba is the most sustainably developed country in the world The Sustainable Development Index (see chart here) designed by anthropologist and author Dr Jason Hickel, calculates its results by dividing a nation’s “human development” score, obtained by looking at statistics on life expectancy, health and education, by its “ecological overshoot,” the extent…

Venezuela-ALBA News 1.3.2020 Venezuela 2019: A Series of Defeats for the US Empire

OilPrice.com: Venezuela Is Quietly Ramping Up Oil Production  Oil production in December was the highest since January. As 2020 approaches President Maduro, the ultimate survival artist of our generation, is bound to confront a new set of challenges. He has managed to clear several roadblocks in the past twelve months – easing inflation (effectively renouncing…

Venezuela-ALBA Weekly 12.27.2019 Aid Venezuela & the Embassy Protectors; Trade Union resolutions on Bolivia Coup; Venezuela border fighting

Ajamu Baraka, Bahman Azad: Embassy Protectors Are Being Denied Their Right To A Fair Trial Judge Howell ruled the jury will not be allowed to consider the contentious legality of the Trump administration’s recognition of the leadership of the coup in Venezuela, and thus the legal basis of the charges the defenders are facing. Judge…

Venezuela-ALBA Weekly 12.20.2019 Interviews with Evo Morales, US Authorizes over $400 million against Venezuela, Cuba Speeches

Manitos Children’s Fund: AFGJ launches Humanitarian Program for Venezuela Manitos Children’s Fund raises money in North America (US and Canada) to buy food from Nicaraguan cooperatives to donate for children’s nutrition in Venezuela. The reason Venezuelan children need to have their nutrition supplemented is because the US government is trying to overthrow their government, and…