Why does that matter to me? The 1% hates Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and will do anything to get rid of him. Why do they hate him?
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.
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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.
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.
TALKING POINTS ON VENEZUELA
These Talking Points provide a guide that you can use for letters to the editor, opinion pieces, contacts with elected officials and discussions with friends, family and co-workers about Venezuela. Your solidarity with Venezuela is very important! Be sure and send copies of your letters to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Democracy, James Patrick Jordan, Venezuela
Manipulators and Media Prepare to Intervene in Venezuela
by James Jordan With elections in Venezuela less than three weeks away, the Alliance for Global Justice is deeply concerned about the possibilities for US interference in the country’s electoral affairs. Our biggest concern has to do with the possibilities of an orchestrated effort to destabilize or overthrow Venezuela’s
Bruce Wilkinson, Democracy, Venezuela
Intervention in Venezuela-A Personal Reflection
by Bruce Wilkinson, AfGJ Grassroots Coordinator The former US Ambassador to Venezuela, Patrick Duddy, wrote a paper this week describing a range of military, financial and diplomatic measures for the US to take against the Chavez government after the Venezuelan elections on October 7th. Missing from the paper was the measure that makes the most…
Democracy, Uncategorized, Venezuela
War on Venezuela: Washington’s False Accusations Against The Chavez Government
By Eva Golinger (This article was originally published in Postcards from the Revolution at http://www.chavezcode.com/2011/12/war-on-venezuela-washingtons-false.html .) Ever since the US-supported coup attempt against President Hugo Chavez in Venezuela failed in April 2002, Washington has been pursuing a variety of strategies to remove the overwhelmingly popular South American head of state from power.
Democracy, Haiti, Honduras, News, Venezuela
When Threats and Economic Blackmail Fail, US Sponsored Coups Follow
By Diana Bohn (Bohn is a member of the AFGJ board. The following is a based in part on the LASC workshop she attended.) The workshop entitled “When Threats and Economic Blackmail Fail, US Sponsored Coups Follow” at the LASC Militarization Conference focused on Haiti, Honduras & Venezuela with speakers representing each of those countries,…
AFGJ Recognized for Venezuelan Solidarity
AFGJ’s efforts were recently mentioned in an article on Venezuela Analysis. You can read it in its entirety below. Thousands March in Venezuela against U.S. Sanctions Tamara Pearson May 30, 2011 Mérida, May 30th 2011 (Venezuelanalysis.com) – Around ten thousand people marched in Caracas on Sunday to protest the sanctions by the U.S. on Venezuela’s…
Reject U.S. Sanctions Against Venezuela
Originally circulated by Eva Golinger. If you are a citizen/resident of the US, we would greatly appreciate your signature on this declaration rejecting the unilateral sanctions imposed against Venezuela this Tuesday, May 24, by the US State Department. This is a grave and dangerous move by Washington to justify further aggression against the Venezuelan people.…
Anti-Chavez Media Mogul to Speak at House Hearing
Write or Call to Demand a Fair Hearing – On June 16 the House Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere of the Foreign Affairs Committee will hold a hearing entitled, “Press Freedom in the Americas.” Anti-Chavez Representatives Connie Mack (FL) and Eliot Engel (NY) have invited Venezuelan right-wing media mogul, RCTV owner Marcel Granier to testify. We…
Colombia, Delegations & tours, Honduras, News, Venezuela
Delegations to Honduras, Colombia and Venezuela
Human Rights Delegation to Honduras: Join Rights Action! June 26-July 4, 2010 Cost: $750 (airfare not included) For more information: Annie Bird, email@example.com, 1-202-680-3002, & Karen Spring, firstname.lastname@example.org