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Yesterday, February 27, 2019, a press conference was held at the United Nations press room in New York to announce that leaders of the US peace movement will be going to Venezuela to speak to government and civic groups about what is really happening in that country and how we can add our voices to stop any coup attempts or moves towards war.


As part of International Day of Solidarity with Venezuela, a protest will take place at 1 Gateway Center in Newark, outside the Newark Senate offices of Bob Menendez and Cory Booker. The offices are diagonally across from Newark's Penn Station.

The rally will also serve as a send off rally for some of the participants who will be traveling to NYC to participate in the March on Wall Street.


Democrats may hate Trump, but they join in white supremacist solidarity with his aggression against the mostly non-white people of Venezeula.

“It is accepted as normal that the U.S. and Europe have the right and, indeed, the responsibility to police the world.”


Washington, DC – Elliott Abrams' past took center stage when he testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on February 13, 2019. The combination of protests over his past war crimes and perjury along with the tough questioning by Rep. Ilhan Omar resulted in Abrams being publicly shamed on national television.

The controversy over the US coup forced the right-wing chairman of the Committee, Eliot L. Engel, to announce his opposition to US military action in Venezuela.


The Green Party of the United States stands in opposition to the regime-change politics of the United States directed at the people of Venezuela and expresses condemnation of the recent blows to the Venezuelan economy in the form of the United States' handing over banking access and funds to the opposition led by Juan Guaidó and UK's blocking of access to gold belonging to Venezuela. This sentiment is long held by the Greens as our platform plank on foreign policy states: "In the area of trade, third- and fourth-world economies and resources are being ravaged and our own economy and job security undermined by global corporatization, which concentrates greater power in the hands of fewer interests who are unaccountable to the vast majority of the world's people."


On this week's episode of Clearing the Fog our guest will be Dan Cohen. Cohen is a Washington DC-based journalist and RT America correspondent. Prior to joining the team, he was based in Israel/Palestine where he produced widely distributed video reports and print dispatches for outlets including Mondoweiss, Electronic Intifada, The Nation, Alternet, Middle East Eye, Grayzone Project, Al Jazeera English, and Vice News. Cohen is the cinematographer and editor of the documentary ‘Killing Gaza’, and made the mini-documentary ‘The Syria Deception: Al-Qaeda Goes to Hollywood’.


 

The Green Party of New Jersey opposes the ongoing effort by the U.S. to appropriate the resources of Venezuela as their own and believes in the right of Venezuelans to determine their own leadership without outside the intervention of outside imperialistic forces. GPNJ is particularly concerned that these efforts not end in war with Venezuela which would be disastrous.


As expected, some liberals and supposed anarchists are bringing up Maduro's problems. Not sure how that justifies US intervention and war. Obviously, these people either do not know or deny how the US via the CIA and other ways has intervened globally and wrecked havoc. Sometimes Liberals and so called Anarchists, probably trust fund babies, are useful idiots for Capitalism and Imperialism. So let the accusations reactionary voices respond.


A lot has happened and we have learned more since last week when we wrote, Venezuela: What Activists Need To Know About The US-Led Coup. This article updates activists so we remain well-informed and can educate others in the face of a bi-partisan and corporate media narrative supporting the coup.


The Green-Rainbow Party of Massachusetts opposes US government interference in the internal affairs of Venezuela. We recognize it is the ultimate right of the Venezuelan people, and theirs alone, to decide who governs their country.

We condemn the statements made by US National Security Advisor John Bolton on Sunday, January 27, which legitimize coup leader, Juan Guaidó, and encourage Venezuela’s military to overthrow President Maduro.