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 [email protected].

Venezuela & ALBA News 1.26.2024: Venezuela Reports on US-Backed Terrorism; Organizational Sign-on to Support South Africa; Listing of Resolutions Opposed to US Cuba Policy

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Venezuela & ALBA News 12.22.2023: Victory for Venezuela – Alex Saab is free; President Maduro’s speech; How the Campaign to Free Alex Saab Succeeded

Roger Harris: How the Campaign to Free Venezuelan Political Prisoner Alex Saab Succeeded The saga of Alex Saab and his ultimate emancipation is similar to the campaign to free the Cuban 5. Like the Free the Cuban 5 campaign, the FreeAlexSaab campaign rested on four legs: the remarkable resoluteness of Alex Saab himself, the mobilization…

Venezuela & ALBA News 10.27.2023: Cuba and Venezuela call on UN to stop Israeli massacres; US lessens economic war on Venezuela; Sandinista Nicaragua films

Cuba and Venezuela updates on Israeli War on Palestinians TeleSur: Cuba Blames the US for Israeli Impunity in Gaza Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez stated the current situation is the result of 75 years of illegal occupation, violations of the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people in their own territory, and Israel’s aggressive and expansionist policies.…

Venezuela & ALBA News 10.20.2023: Venezuela Sends Aid to Palestine; ALBA Countries Condemn Israeli Genocide

Orinoco Tribune: Venezuela To Send 30 Tons of Humanitarian Aid to Gaza We are making important efforts to guarantee the constant supply of the main elements for life,” said Minister Gil. “We are speaking of oil, rice, drinking water, first aid kits, personal hygiene kits, medical-surgical materials, mattresses, power plants, water pumps, [and] gloves.” He…

#AmericasWithoutSanctions October Advocacy Day & Campaign Announcement

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Venezuela & ALBA News 10.13.2023: ALBA Countries Speak out for Palestine against Zionist Onslaught

Orinoco Tribune: Venezuela Statement About Gaza Strip Crisis October 7: “the escalation is the result of the inability of the Palestinian people to find a space in multilateral international legality to assert their historical rights.” It calls for “the end of violence throughout the Palestinian territory through direct dialogue and compliance with Security Council resolution…

Venezuela & ALBA News 10.06.2023: Venezuela Report from LA Tenants Union; Condemn new UN Intervention in Haiti; Ecuador’s Election

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Venezuela & ALBA News 9.29.2023: Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua in NY; UN Human Rights Office – Free Alex Saab; Anti-Sanctions Observatory at UN

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Ivan Gil Speech at UN General Assembly September 23Two days ago, the National Assembly of Venezuela unanimously decided to call upon our people to participate in a Consultative Referendum to reaffirm the defence of our sovereign territory in the face of the aggression of the American empire, which seeks to lead us…

Venezuela & ALBA News 9.22.2023: Speeches of Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Bolivia, China, and Russia at G77 and UN General Assembly

Cuban President Diaz-Canel speech at the UN General Assembly on behalf of the G77 at the Summit on the Sustainable Development Goals Today 735 million people face chronic hunger, more than in 2015. At the current pace, none of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals will be met and more than half of the agreed targets…

Alex Saab: From Venezuelan Diplomat to Political Prisoner, a webinar with Roger Waters

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