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FT. LAUDERDALE, Fl. – Last spring, the Trump administration — in violation of the Vienna Convention — collaborated with violent right-wing Venezuelans in an attempt to take over the Embassy of Venezuela in Washington, DC.


Popular Resistance
By Margaret Flowers & Kevin Zeese
December 7, 2019

Clearing the FOG hosts Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese interviewed William Camacaro, a Venezuelan activist living in New York City who is active with the Solidarity Committee with Venezuela NYC and organizes food sovereignty tours to Venezuela, on the eve of the December 3 Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (TIAR) meeting in Colombia. This meeting is the next step in the escalation of aggression towards Venezuela by the United States and its lackey governments in South America. Camacaro explains why this step is being taken, how it relates to current events in Latin America and what people in the United States need to be doing. You can listen to the entire program on Clearing the FOG.


The newly formed Embassy Protectors Defense Committee created in response to the arrest and bogus charges leveled by the Trump Administration against the last four remaining activists of the Embassy Protective Collective that occupied the Venezuela Embassy for 37 days, has launched an international campaign to demand that the Trump administration drop all Federal charges against the protectors.


This question has deep relevance.

In my first BLOG after returning from the Alliance for Global Justice "End Venezuela Sanctions" delegation, my goal was to provide the most fundamental information possible about what we can do as a government and as citizens of the United States. Most people in Venezuela and the U.S. can agree on these three basics:

  1. no war,
  2. end sanctions (which are a form of deadly warfare), and
  3. respect the sovereignty of other nations.

The U.S. is not the boss of the world, and recent "help" from the U.S. has not helped the people of the world.


The Green Party strongly protests the arrests today of individuals inside the Venezuelan Embassy. Members of the organization Embassy Protection Collective had been staying inside the embassy since April 10, 2019, with permission of the embassy. Their objective was to help prevent a U.S. administration-aided effort by the Venezuelan opposition to take over the embassy. Several members of the Green Party were part of the organization.


  • No Coup! No War! U.S.Hands off Venezuela! 

  • Protests today at Offices of Senators Booker and Menendez in Newark

THURSDAY 2:30 PM, MAY 16
1 Gateway Center, Newark, NJ 07102

From the NJ Antiwar Agenda:
Join us this afternoon and please distribute announcement widely!


At 9:30 this morning, one of the four remaining Embassy Protectors emailed "police have broken in to arrest us".

Venezuela Analysis interviewed Kevin Zeese, one of the Protectors, yesterday and posted it very early this morning, prior to the arrests.

 


In allowing coup supporters to lay siege to the Venezuelan embassy, D.C. Police are violating the First Amendment and District of Columbia law

At this writing, a rightwing mob of supporters of Juan Guaido, (the self-described, U.S.-named “interim president” of Venezuela, who has no legitimate, lawful claim to that office) has been blocking access to the Venezuelan embassy, located at 1099 30th St., NW, in Washington, D.C., since April 30th. This mob has been actively supported by the Metropolitan District of Columbia Police and the U.S. Secret Service (SS).


National Mobilization at the Venezuelan Embassy in DC!

The Embassy Protection Collective is calling on all peace and social justice organizations and people from all over the United States to join together next Saturday, May 18, for a massive mobilization in Washington D.C. at the Venezuelan Embassy.


The Pacific Green Party supports and urges the passage of HB 2015 because it is the right thing to do economically and morally for the following reasons: