Webinar hosted by Massachusetts Peace Action on August 10
Alex Saab is a Venezuelan diplomat who was arrested on June 12, 2020, on the orders of the US government, while his plane was on a refueling stop in Cape Verde. He was forcibly removed from the plane, imprisoned, and held under torturous conditions. A year later, Saab, remains illegally imprisoned and is fighting extradition to the US. He was on his way to Iran on an official visit in search of food, medicine, and gasoline to alleviate a crisis in Venezuela resulting from a regime of extra-territorial and illegal sanctions imposed by the US government to punish the people of Venezuela. The sanctions are causing severe shortages of food, medicine, and fuel, causing great suffering to everyday Venezuelans and causing the death of tens of thousands of people. His arrest exposes the lawlessness of the United States by arresting a diplomat as well as the corruption of the United States government. The US is going to reward Cape Verde for arresting Mr. Saab, by building a new $400 million embassy, adjacent to the Government Palace in Praia, the capital city of Cape Verde.
In this webinar we will learn about current conditions in Venezuela, the mission, the arrest, and imprisonment of Mr. Alex Saab and hear a report about a recent delegation of community leaders from the US who went to Cape Verde to visit Mr. Alex Saab. We will also hear a report about the Bicentennial Congress of the Peoples of the World, which happened in Caracas in June 2021.
Moderator: Teri Mattson, CODEPINK, Mexico City.
Rev. Filipe Teixeira Brockton, MA, who went on a delegation to visit Alex Saab.
Danny Shaw, Professor and activist, NYC, who participated in the Bicentennial Congress of the Peoples of the World in Venezuela.
William Camacaro, Artist and activist, NYC, who led numerous solidarity delegations to Venezuela.
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Organized by Massachusetts Peace Action