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.

Register Now! Venezuela Webinar: “Findings on the Humanitarian Situation in Venezuela and the Effects of International Sanctions”

Venezuela Monthly Webinar Series

This series of one-hour webinars on the last Tuesday of each month features scholars, Venezuela government officials, writers, solidarity activists and others with firsthand knowledge of Venezuela and US-Venezuela relations. Venezuela remains a top target of US “regime change” strategies and will remain so no matter who is elected president in November. These webinars are designed to inform and…

Venezuela is Under Attack. What do we do? Stand Up. Fight Back!

“Solidarity with Venezuela is solidarity with Nicaragua, because if Venezuela goes down, we all go down.” -Roberto Vargas, Nicaraguan poet and militant Venezuela is under attack by the Trump administration as it was by the Obama administration. Since the price of oil dropped dramatically due to fracking, Venezuela’s economy has been hurting and our government…

Venezuela and ALBA Weekly: ALBA Nations Declaration Calls for Building Unity and Solidarity in Face of Imperial Interference 12.22.2017

  This weekly email contains a few useful articles on Venezuela and ALBA Countries that contain bite-sized dose of the truth so that you can fight the disinformation in your own community, that so much of the media, including alternative media are putting out. It is AfGJ’s conviction that we in the US defend Venezuela’s…

Venezuela-ALBA Weekly 12.15.2017 Venezuela’s Open Elections vs Honduras Fraud; ALBA Calls for Unity against US Aggression

This weekly email contains a few useful articles on Venezuela and ALBA Countries that contain bite-sized dose of the truth so that you can fight the disinformation in your own community, that so much of the media, including alternative media are putting out. It is AfGJ’s conviction that we in the US defend Venezuela’s sovereignty…

Venezuela and ALBA Weekly 12.8.2017 UN Expert States No Humanitarian Crisis in Venezuela, but Economic War and Corruption

This weekly email contains a few useful articles on Venezuela and ALBA Countries that contain bite-sized dose of the truth so that you can fight the disinformation in your own community, that so much of the media, including alternative media are putting out. It is AfGJ’s conviction that we in the US defend Venezuela’s sovereignty…

Venezuela Weekly: AFGJ December 1, 2017: Blatant US Double Standard on Honduras and Venezuela

This weekly email contains a few useful articles on Venezuela and ALBA Countries that contain bite-sized dose of the truth so that you can fight the disinformation in your own community, that so much of the media, including alternative media are putting out. It is AfGJ’s conviction that we in the US defend Venezuela’s sovereignty…

Venezuela’s Communes: A Great Social Achievement

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Originally Published on Counter Punch, Nov 24th, 2017. Reprinted with Permission. by KATRINA KOZAREK Over the years we have all heard a great deal about the great social achievements of the Bolivarian Revolution, the government subsidized health program Barrio Adentro, the subsidized food program Mercal, the housing mission which provides free and affordable government organized housing…

US in UN Makes its Case to Invade Venezuela; Weisbrot on the Purpose and Impact of New: Venezuela & ALBA Weekly 11.17. 2017

This weekly email contains a few useful articles on Venezuela and ALBA Countries that contain bite-sized dose of the truth so that you can fight the disinformation in your own community, that so much of the media, including alternative media are putting out. It is AfGJ’s conviction that we in the US defend Venezuela’s sovereignty…