[act-ma] 2/01 Hands Off Venezuela! End the US Sanctions Now! (Today)

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Fri Feb 1 10:41:52 PST 2019

2/01 Hands Off Venezuela! End the US Sanctions Now!

2/08 Hands Off Venezuela: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised [Film]


2/01 Hands Off Venezuela! End the US Sanctions Now!
Venezuela is in the crosshairs of US imperialism. yet again.

The US government has tried to turn Venezuela back into a neo-colony 
since the 1998 Bolivarian Revolution led by Hugo Chavez began to use 
Venezuela's vast oil wealth to benefit Venezuela.

US corporations and the Pentagon have never forgiven the Bolivarian 
Revolution and is today trying to topple its democratically elected 
government and install a puppet leadership to siphon off Venezuela's 
vast natural resources to US mega-corporations and their interests. The 
UK, under the direction of the US has denied the Venezuelan government 
from taking out it's own gold worth $1.2 billion.

To topple the legitimate government the Trump regime is trying to 
engineer another coup through backing a ultra-right wing, racist and 
neoliberal opposition and enacting crippling economic sanctions meant to 
bring the people of Venezuela to their knees. In pure hypocritical form, 
the US pretends to care about Venezuela sovereignty and it's people as 
it violates its sovereignty and attacks the livelihoods of the 
Venezuelan people. Oil is a major source of the nation's wealth. The 
sanctions block over $7 billion in assets and mean $11 billion lost in 
export proceeds over a year according to war hawk national security 
advisor John Bolton.

The Trump regime and US imperialism as a whole is trying to turn a 
sovereign and independent nation to being the US's "backyard." Trump has 
stated that "military options are on the table" when Venezuela poses no 
threat to the US or its people. The situation is growing more dire every 

We call on all pro-peace, anti-war, anti-imperialist, and progressive 
people to unite and demand that the US get its hands off of Venezuela! 
The US must end the sanctions and recognize the democratically elected 
President, Nícolas Maduro! No War On Venezuela!

We will be speaking out and rallying outside the Venezuelan Consulate.

If your organization would like to endorse please message the Facebook 
page or email bostonanswer at gmail.com

#EndTheSanctions <https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/endthesanctions>
#HandsOffVenezuela <https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/handsoffvenezuela>
#USOutOfLatinAmerica <https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/usoutoflatinamerica>

2/08 Hands Off Venezuela: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised [Film]

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (a.k.a. Chavez: Inside the Coup) is 
a 2002 documentary about the April 2002 Venezuelan coup attempt which 
briefly deposed Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez.

A television crew from Ireland's Radio Telifís Éireann happened to be 
recording a documentary about Chávez during the events of April 11, 2002.

Shifting focus, they followed the events as they occurred. During their 
filming, the crew recorded images of the events that they say contradict 
explanations given by Chávez opposition, the private media, the US State 
Department, and then White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer.

The documentary says that the coup was the result of a conspiracy 
between various old guard and anti-Chávez factions within Venezuela and 
the United States.

Given the current US backed and led attacks on Venezuela by the Trump 
regime join ANSWER as we reflect on the failed coup in 2002 and discuss 
the historical context that condition Venezuela's current struggle for 
self-determination and sovereignty in the face of US imperialism.

Light refreshments will be provided.
Bathrooms are gender neutral.

#USHandsOffVenezuela <https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/ushandsoffvenezuela>
#EndTheSanctionsNow <https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/endthesanctionsnow>


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