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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.
Editors’ Note: The following is an excerpt from "Last Western Empire. A History of the U.S. From Spring to Fall" by Anthony Gronowicz. This includes notes on the current situation. Published by McGraw-Hill in 2006, it provides valuable background to the current manufactured crisis in Venezuela.
CHAPTER 11: THE ROCKEFELLERS TARGET VENEZUELA AND BRAZIL
The Rockefeller dynasty ranged freely in Latin America. As soon as oil was discovered beneath the waters of Lake Maracaibo in 1922, the Rockefellers set their sights on Venezuela. Over 100 oil companies descended upon the lake, and by 1928, Venezuela was the world’s largest oil producer. The normal corporate cutthroat competition ensued, and by 1935, just three remained— British-owned Shell, Mellon-owned Gulf, and Creole Oil purchased by Standard Oil of New Jersey with the largest share at 49%.
The Green Party of Pennsylvania (GPPA) has called for the U.S. to keep its hands off Venezuela. In response to a request from the Green Party local in Wayne County, the GPPA steering committee announced the Green Party's opposition to the current coup d'état attempt by Venezuela's Popular Will Party; the Green Party's continued support for the people of Venezuela and their democratically elected government; and the Green Party's desire to end all U.S. sanctions.
The Young Ecosocialists decry the ongoing coup in Venezuela being orchestrated by the United States government and its allies. This attack on Venezuela and it's people is an affront to democracy and a blatant act of imperialism and white supremacist foreign policy.
The Young Ecosocialists will be joined by Dakotah Lilly for a discussion of the ongoing attempted coup in Venezuela.