UPDATE: This event has passed, but check back for more Hands Off Venezuela events soon.
Join Greens and other activists for an emergency rally to show solidarity with the self-determination and sovereignty of the people of Venezuela against the US/NATO-led coup in progress. We plan to have more educational outreach and protest events in the Triad over the next several weeks. Please use this week for education, flyering for this events, and outreach as the situation in Venezuela continues to play out.
THE DEMONSTRATION WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE CORNER OF HANES MALL BLVD. AND STRATFORD RD. ON THE SIDEWALK NEAR JARED'S/VERIZON. (This is a very busy intersection, so there will be thousands of cars passing by.) PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN THE JARED/VERIZON LOT! PARK NEAR THE GANDER MTN LOT FARTHER BACK (IF THERE ARE PLENTY OF SPACES) OR IN THE BIGGER PARKING LOTS A LITTLE FARTHER DOWNHILL OFF OF HANES MALL BLVD.
The fact that President Trump and his US and NATO war complex allies, who are presently providing the monarchist dictatorship of Saudi Arabia hundreds of billions of dollars in aid for its genocidal war against the people of Yemen, are claiming that they are "defending democracy" in Venezuela is the height of imperial hypocrisy! The history of the murderous interference of US Empire against the self determination of Latin American people speaks for itself. The total compliance of the corporate media with the Trump administration narrative shows the shallowness of the so-called "resistance" as well as displays the complete alignment between the two Wall Street parties on war policy and funding/supporting right wing dictatorships in the Latin Americas. This alignment has seen little change in succession of administrations or congress for the past 120 years.
From Popular Resistance (petition included at the link):
The United States claims it is going to bring democracy to Venezuela by replacing a legitimately-elected president with an unelected president.
On Wednesday, Venezuelan National Assembly leader Juan Guaidó of the extreme right Popular Will Party declared himself the acting president and called for the military to rise up against Maduro. In an obviously coordinated action, minutes later, the White House announced its formal recognition of Guaidó as Venezuela’s head of state. Shortly after, Maduro severed ties with the U.S. and gave diplomatic staff 72 hours to leave the country.
This is part of a never-ending coup and economic war against Venezuela that began with the election of Hugo Chavez. Last September, it was confirmed that Trump administration officials met with renegade Venezuelan military officers planning a coup against the government. In August, an assassination attempt against Maduro, coordinated with US ally Colombia, was foiled. Before Maduro’s inauguration, there was a multifaceted attack aimed at regime change by the US and its allies using sanctions, military threats, and a campaign of delegitimization. War preparations have been ongoing since before the last presidential elections. When asked about military action Wednesday, Trump said: “We are not considering anything, but all options are on the table.
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