An Open Letter to District of Columbia Authorities

by Rich Whitney, Published on Medium, May 13, 219 In allowing coup supporters to lay siege to the Venezuelan embassy, D.C. Police are violating the First Amendment and District of Columbia law At this writing, a rightwing mob of supporters of Juan Guaido, (the self-described, U.S.-named “interim president” of Venezuela, who has no legitimate, lawful claim to that office) has[…]

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Activists Under Attack at the Venezuelan Embassy

Photos from videos by Alex Rubenstein: opposition supporters partying outside the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington DC in the middle of the night with music and drumming, noisemakers and sirens, and spotlights flashing. Editor’s note: The hoped for Venezuelan coup fell flat.   The military refused to leave the Maduro government.   The people of Venezuela are not ready for a civil war.  […]

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UNAC Mobilization a Big Success Against NATO, War and Racism

from Red Lamp News and Analysis, April 2, 2019 International League of People’s Struggle or ILPS, New Patriotic Alliance or Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan USA) and representatives of Anakbayan youth USA joined the United National Antiwar Coalition or UNAC together with a dozen of justice and peace organizations under No to NATO. The Virginia Defenders for Freedom and Justice and[…]

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Protesters across North America say: ‘No U.S. war on Venezuela!’

By Betsey Piette and Kathy Durkin posted on Workers World, February 26, 2019 U.S. threats to invade Venezuela, along with Trump’s efforts to instigate a coup d’état, were answered on Feb. 23 by demonstrations in 150 cities across the U.S. and worldwide. The rallying cry for this International Day of Action was “No U.S. War on Venezuela!” February 23 marked[…]

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In Venezuela, White Supremacy Is a Key Driver of the Coup

Guaido and Maduro side by side~tweet from Vijay Prashad by Greg Palast, from Resumen, published on Truthout, February 2, 2019 First, we have Juan Guaidó, self-proclaimed (and Trump-proclaimed) president of the nation, with his wife and child, a photo prominently placed in The New York Times. And then, there is the class photo of Guaidó’s party members in the National[…]

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UNAC Statement on the U.S. Led Coup in Venezuela

UNAC Emergency Call to Action… U.S. Hands Off Venezuela! No to the U.S.-orchestrated Coup! Self-determination for Venezuela! All out on February 23 and March 30! The U.S. imperial colossus is poised once again to launch a regime change invasion and war on Venezuela. The United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC), in alliance with hundreds of antiwar and social justice organizations across[…]

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Statewide Network Rallies Hundreds for Prison Justice in Virginia

by Phil Wilayto, The Virginia Defender, January 2019 Braving temperatures just above freezing and dire forecasts of a life-threatening winter storm, more than 200 people rallied Jan. 12 at the Virginia State Capitol to demand justice for the state’s prisoners and changes in its criminal justice system. It was the second year in a row that the prisoner-led Virginia Prison[…]

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