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].

Monthly Venezuela Webinar: Communes in the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela & Elections

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 Webinar Sept 26: A Report Back from the International Solidarity Meeting ‘Todos Somos Venezuela’ in Caracas

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…

Venezuela Webinar Aug 29: Why We Must Defend Venezuela and the Bolivarian Revolution

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…

Take Action! Dialogue, Not US Interference in Venezuela – No to S-1018

Click Here to Take Action! The United States government is orchestrating an attempt at anti-democratic regime change in Venezuela in order to bring the extreme right into power. Venezuela does not need more US interference in its internal and electoral affairs. What it needs is for the opposition and their Washington DC backers to recognize, respect and answer affirmatively…

Monthly Webinar Series: Building the Commune: Radical Democracy in Venezuela

Venezuela Monthly Webinar Series

Building the Commune: Radical Democracy in Venezuela Register Now! for AfGJ’s October Venezuela Webinar Featuring Dr George Ciccariello-Maher! When? Tuesday, October 25, 2016 8:00-9:00 PM ET / 5:00-6:00 PM PT 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…

Upcoming Venezuela Webinar! The Economic and Foreign Policy Aspects of the Current Crisis

Venezuela Monthly Webinar Series

Register Now for AfGJ’s monthly webinar on Venezuela! Sept. 27, 2016 featuring Alex Main! Register Now for AfGJ’s September Venezuela Webinar Featuring Alex Main! When? Tuesday, September 27th, 2016 8:30-9:30 PM ET Alexander Main is the Senior Associate for International Policy at the Center for Economic and Policy Research. In his work at CEPR, Alexander focuses…

Joint Statement Regarding President Obama’s Visit to Argentina – Declaración Unida Sobre la Visita de Presidente Obama (EE.UU.) a Argentina

(Versión en español después del inglés) Human Rights Groups from Argentina and the United States unite to denounce the role of President Barack Obama as a promoter of US imperialism in the world, including its innumerable abuses of human rights among North America’s own people Upon the announcement for President Barack Obama’s visit to Argentina…

Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution Webinar: A Revolution Worth Our Solidarity

Feb. 28, 2016 – 6:00-8:00pm ET / 3:00-5:00pm PT Organized by the Venezuela Strategy Group Register Now for this educational and motivational webinar. Speakers will describe the current situation on the ground in the wake of January’s electoral take-over of the legislative branch by the US-backed right-wing opposition. They will talk about the social and…