Peace & Love in February from the Santa Clara County Green Party
This month is about Peace & Love. Peace for the planet with a call to end all wars for oil and stop US imperialism (think Syria and Venezuela). Love for the people through a national week of actions to push for Improved Medicare For All (Single Payer).
This message of People, Planet, Peace Over Profit is what the Green Party is all about!
Barnstorm: Fight to Win Medicare For All
Santa Clara County Greens and Santa Clara County Single Payer Health Care Coalition are putting together a barnstorm to mobilize the community around universal healthcare.
Come learn about the latest Medicare For All Act of 2019 and the strategy to win #Medicare4All in Congress. Everyone deserves free access to healthcare!
WHEN: Saturday, February 9, 2019 @ 4 - 5:30 pm
WHERE: Roosevelt Community Center, 901 E Santa Clara St., San Jose
Raging Grannies of San Jose will perform before the program
Free Pizza! Park in rear; enter from 21st St.
The event is wheelchair accessible.
The US is orchestrating a coup in Venezuela to remove the twice democratically elected socialist President Nicolas Maduro from power and seize control of the country's oil resources (the largest in the world) and gold reserves.
The US and its allies (among them Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Spain, the UK, Sweden, Columbia, Brazil, Argentina, and Chile) have recognized Juan Guaido, the President of the National Assembly and leader of the opposition, as the legitimate acting president of Venezuela.
They imposed additional economical sanctions on Venezuela while freezing the country's assets abroad in an effort to further destabilize the socialist regime and topple Maduro. At the same time, the EU, Canada and some Latin countries are calling for new elections and pushing the Military – that is still supporting President Maduro – to cooperate with the opposition to allow the passage of humanitarian aid.
Maduro is resisting, calling this offer and the sanctions an excuse to start an invasion. Meanwhile, the US is mobilizing its armed forces for a possible military intervention.
This scenario, now supported by the EU, follows a pattern of other coups the US has orchestrated in Latin America throughout the 20th century to overthrow democratically elected left-wing regimes and take over their natural resources: Guatemala in 1954, Brazil in 1964, Chile in 1973, Argentina in 1976, and many more. (See map below.)
All these regime changes ended in civil wars or decades-long US-backed military dictatorships. That's why the Green Party is opposing the coup and standing in solidarity with the Venezuelan people.
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza: The U.S. Interferes in Latin American Politics Every Day, Every Hour - Click to view the Democracy Now! interview (1/25/19)
Peace Corner Rally - No Coup d'état In Venezuela!
Saturday February 9 at 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Corner of Winchester Road and Stevens Creek Blvd, Santa Clara
Join Santa Clara Greens and other anti-war activists at this Peace Corner Rally to PROTEST at the corner of Stevens Creek Blvd. & Winchester Blvd and take a stand against the US intervention in Venezuela.
BRING YOUR OWN SIGN!
• No U.S. Coup d'état in Venezuela!
• Democratically Elected President Maduro!
• US Hands Off Venezuela!
Wear a Yellow Vest to express our solidarity with the French Yellow Vest movement! Join us as we show our community that there is opposition to the US-backed Coup d'état in Venezuela and support for democratically elected President Nicolas Maduro.
Coyote Creek Clean-Up
Saturday, February 23 at 9 AM – 12 PM
Watson Park, N 22nd St. & Jackson St., San José, CA 95112
We need you! Come out to Coyote Creek to help us remove trash and reclaim our creek! Be sure to wear long pants, sleeves, and closed-toed shoes since you will be near poison oak and around loose or muddy soil. Organized by Keep Coyote Creek Beautiful.
Green Party of Santa Clara County Monthly Meeting
Thursday, February 28 at 7:00 – 9:00 pm
48 S 7th St, San Jose, CA 95112-3531
San Jose Peace and Justice Center
Join the Santa Clara County Green Party for our monthly meeting to learn about our plans and activities. We are grassroots activists, environmentalists, advocates for social justice, nonviolent resisters and regular citizens who’ve had enough of corporate-dominated politics. Government must be part of the solution, but when it’s controlled by the 1%, it’s part of the problem. We are building the Party for the 99% and need your help to bring our message of peace and democracy to our community. RSVP
Petition to Protect Juristac
Please stand with the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band in saying NO to sand and gravel mining at Juristac. Sign the petition to protect and preserve this ancestral land.
Public Banking Petition
Help us take Wall Street down and implement municipal and regional public banks in Santa Clara County by signing the online public banking petition.
Green Party of Santa Clara County