“We are on the side of the law. The Vienna Convention is very clear: That the embassies are sovereign territory. They’ll be trespassing as they enter.” @MFlowers8 of @PopResistance and the #EmbassyProtectionCollective pic.twitter.com/orxO5hYG5B
— Estefanía Bravo (@EbravoteleSUR) April 25, 2019
On the heels of a month-long trip through Venezuela in the midst of growing U.S. aggression, anti-war activist Gloria La Riva will speak in numerous cities on the current situation in Venezuela, with a progressive perspective on the crucial issues facing the Venezuelan people: the U.S. economic sanctions, the U.S. media blockade, and the people’s organizing efforts to overcome the aggression. La Riva will show exclusive first-hand video footage from her trip and answer the questions:
- What is the Bolivarian revolution all about?
- Is Venezuela suffering an economic collapse?
- What is the role of the U.S., is the danger of U.S. war near?
- How can people in the United States get involved?
If you are interested in hosting La Riva in your city, contact us at: (661)487-1060
- Thursday, March 21 – New Haven, Connecticut
Eyewitness: Venezuela with Gloria La Riva
First and Summerfield United Methodist Church
6:30 pm EST
- Friday, March 22 – Boston, Massachusetts
Women Fight Back: Report Back from Venezuela + Housing in Boston
The City School
- Saturday, March 23 – New York City, New York
Women and Socialism Conference: Feminism for the 99%
The People’s Forum
- Tuesday, March 26 – Seaside, California
Hands Off Venezuela: Breaking the U.S. Media Blockade
Sponsored by the Monterey Peace and Justice Center
6pm to 8pm PST
- Saturday, March 30 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Liberation Forum: No Coup in Venezuela, Free Puerto Rico!
Philadelphia Liberation Center
- Monday, April 1 – Bowling Green, OH
Grounds For Thought Coffee
174 S Main St, Bowling Green, OH 43402
- Tuesday, April 2 – Antioch College
Coretta Scott King Center
One Morgan Pl, Yellow Springs, OH 45387
- Wednesday, April 3 – Depauw University
609 S Locust St, Greencastle IN 46135
- Thursday, April 4 – University of Illinois
Gregory Hall – Room #213
Wright Street Urbana, IL 61801
7:00 pm CST
- Friday, April 5 – St. Louis, Missouri
St. Louis Association of Community Organizations5888 Plymouth Ave, St. Louis 63112
- Saturday, April 6 – Chicago, Illinois
3460 W. Lawrence, Chicago, Illinois 60625
6:00 pm CST
- Sunday, April 7 – Ann Arbor, Michigan
University of Michigan, Kalamazoo Room
911 N University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
- Monday, April 8 – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Peace Action Bldg., 1001 E. Keefe St.Contact:
- Tuesday, April 9 – Madison, Wisconsin
First Unitarian Society – Landmark Auditorium
900 University Bay Dr.
- Wednesday, April 10 – Minneapolis, Minnesota
4200 Cedar Ave. S.Contact:
- Wednesday, April 17 – Albuquerque, New Mexico
(details to be announced)
- Thursday, April 18 – Denver, Colorado
(details to be announced)
Tuesday, April 23 – Arcata CAHumboldt State University
11:00 am PST
Wednesday, April 24 – Sacramento CASol Collective, 2574-21st St., 95818
Saturday, April 27, Pittsburgh PA
(details to be announced)
Sunday, April 28, Cleveland OHSite TBD
- Seattle, Washington
(date and location to be announced soon)
If you have questions or are interested in hosting a speaking event with Gloria La Riva in your city please contact (661)487-1060
When we talked with Venezuelans they told us how pleased they were people from the United States were in Venezuela and could see what was really happening in their country. They wanted us to return to the United States and tell the truth about Venezuela — that is exactly what we will be doing.
There is more false information in the US mass media than there is the truth. The people of the United States are being misled in order to create support for the Trump intervention in Venezuela which includes the economic war, an attack on the electrical system and the threat of war and militarism.
We will report on what we saw in Venezuela. When the US was claiming there was widespread civil unrest when in fact there was calm. When the US claimed there were people starving and homeless, we saw healthy people, food distribution programs, urban food gardens and millions of social housing units built in the midst of an economic war. There were no starving Venezuelans.
While the US pushed the farce Juan Guaido as a coup president, the reality was Guaido’s self-appointment violated the Constitution of Venezuela. Guaido is the butt of jokes in Venezuela with very little support among the population while Maduro is seen as working for the necessities of people and fighting against US imperialism.
The peace delegation was organized by the US Peace Council and COSI (the Committee for International Solidarity). We spent time in the barrio’s, shantytowns, on the streets, food cooperatives and at rallies and talked to many Venezuelans.
We will also report on a 90-minute private meeting our delegation had with President Maduro, as well as meetings with the National Electoral Council, the Foreign Ministry, the Ministry of Urban Farming, Ministry of Peace and the Health Ministry.
Join us so you can learn what is really happening in Venezuela and share the information widely.
The panel will include:
Margaret Flowers, co-director of Popular Resistance
Kevin Zeese co-director of Popular Resistance
Joe Lombardo, national organizer of the United National Antiwar Coalition
Original Article: https://popularresistance.org/venezuela-report-back-livestream-thursday-7-pm/
Another report direct from Kevin Zeese: https://independentpoliticalreport.com/2019/03/greens-report-on-their-peace-delegation-to-venezuela/
U.S. Peace Council in Venezuela.
Send it to your TV and newspapers and all your social media. We must stop the US from doing this to Venezuela.
The Black Alliance for Peace joined activists from peace organizations based in the United States to embark as a delegation to Venezuela to uncover the truth. They are reporting to you today, the day they were supposed to fly back to the United States. While American Airlines refuses to fly to Venezuela because of so-called danger, this delegation found the embattled country pleasant and safe.
Video credit: Popular Resistance
Learn more about the U.S. intervention in Venezuela: https://blackallianceforpeace.com/newsletter/bapheadstovenezuela