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The purpose of the Venezuela Solidarity Campaign is to expose and oppose US government and corporate intervention in Venezuela’s sovereign affairs; to mobilize US residents to demand that relations between the two countries be based on peace and respect; and, to promote people-to-people exchanges between our two countries.

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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.


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

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Nicaragua Vive! 35 years since the triumph of the Sandinista Revolution

By Chuck Kaufman, National Co-Coordinator, Nicaragua Network/Alliance for Global Justice July 19, 2014 marks the 35th anniversary of the Triumph of the Sandinista Revolution in Nicaragua. On that day, the Sandinista troops led by the nine commanders of the Sandinista Front for National Liberation (FSLN), entered the capital city of Managua where they were greeted by…

88 Organizations and Individuals Oppose US Sanctions Against Venezuela

In reaction to House-passed bill instructing the Obama Administration to impose sanctions against Venezuela, 88 organizations, academics, and prominent individuals signed an open letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Academics Noam Chomsky and James Petras, leaders of the United Steelworkers and United Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers of America (UE), Former Attorney General Ramsey…

URGENT ACTION: Congress on Verge of Passing Sanctions on Venezuela! Right-wing and Washington Post Lobbying.

The House of Representatives Foreign Relations Committee is considering a bill for sanctions against Venezuela, HR 4229, entitled the Venezuelan Liberty and Democratic Solidarity Act. The Senate also has a similar bill in committee. The House bill is sponsored by far-right Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. Right-wing Venezuelans from Miami and other parts of the country are…

Quick points regarding the protests in Venezuela

Sign and Share this Petition in Solidarity with the Venezuelan People!  This is not a spontaneous wave of student protests, but a planned campaign organized by radical rightwing opposition leaders including Leopoldo Lopez and Maria Corina Machado. On January 23, Lopez and Machado launched their “La Salida” (“The Exit”) campaign with a press conference. As…

In Defense of Venezuela

By Dan Kovalik (originally on Huffington Post) The U.S. media, echoing the sentiments of the U.S. government, is openly encouraging violent regime change in Venezuela. An emblematic story from yesterday was aired in what is considered a “liberal” media source, National Public Radio (NPR). In short, this piece featured claims of Venezuela at the precipice…

Book Review: New Institutions for Participatory Democracy in Latin America: Voice and Consequence,

New Institutions for Participatory Democracy in Latin America: Voice and Consequence, Eds. Maxwell A. Cameron, Eric Hershberg and Kenneth E. Sharpe, New York, 2012, 263 pages. Review by Midge Quandt           This book consists of a group of essays about participatory democracy in Latin America. Participatory democracy is direct citizen participation in the political arena;…

Beyond the caricature, the poor people’s president.

By Bart Jones | May. 23, 2013 http://ncronline.org/news/global/beyond-caricature-poor-people-s-president Hugo Chávez and I were sitting across from each other in a small cabin in his presidential jet, flying over Venezuela. It was the start of interviews that spread over two days for a biography I was writing about the controversial leader. I had lived in Venezuela…

Venezuela Action Alert: Apr 19-National Days in Solidarity with Venezuela

This Friday April 19, 2013 as Venezuelan President Elect Nicolas Maduro formally takes office… We As US Citizens call for NO Intervention in Venezuela Respect for Election Results End to US funding of Opposition groups in Venezuela Actions: 1. Call the US State Department’s Venezuela Desk at 202-647-4216 or email mcnamarajt@state.gov.

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