Venezuela-ALBA Weekly 2.7.2020 Setback at Embassy Protectors Trial; Dan Kovalik film on Nicaragua; new delegations

DefendEmbassyProtectors: Embassy Protectors Will Not Be Able to Tell Jury Guaido Is Not President, or Mention International Law On February 4, the judge ruled the courtroom cannot state that Nicolas Maduro is the lawful president of Venezuela, not the coup leader Juan Guaido. Even though everyone, including the judge and prosecutors, knows that Guaido has … Continue reading Venezuela-ALBA Weekly 2.7.2020 Setback at Embassy Protectors Trial; Dan Kovalik film on Nicaragua; new delegations

Venezuela & ALBA Weekly 1.31.2020 US Government actions against Venezuela Sovereignty Defenders

TheGrayzone:US citizen detained and interrogated by DHS about anti-war movement solidarity with Venezuela A US citizen who participated in the Venezuelan Embassy Protection Collective was detained, searched and interrogated for the second time by US government agents about his political beliefs and participation in the anti-war movement, focusing in on Code Pink and International Answer. … Continue reading Venezuela & ALBA Weekly 1.31.2020 US Government actions against Venezuela Sovereignty Defenders

Chomsky and other Liberal Intellectuals ask us to Join them in Throwing in the Towel: their “Open Letter to the Green Party”

https://dissidentvoice.org/2020/01/chomsky-and-other-liberal-intellectuals-ask-us-to-join-them-in-throwing-in-the-towel/ Stansfield Smith Noam Chomsky, Barbara Ehrenreich, Bill Fletcher, Leslie Cagan, Ron Daniels, Kathy Kelly, Norman Solomon, Cynthia Peters, and Michael Albert wrote an Open Letter to the Green Party, asking them to support the 2020 Democratic candidate regardless who wins the nomination. It was in response to an article well worth reading by Howie … Continue reading Chomsky and other Liberal Intellectuals ask us to Join them in Throwing in the Towel: their “Open Letter to the Green Party”

Venezuela & ALBA Weekly 1.24.2020 #288: Nicaragua Advances: 13th Anniversary of Daniel Ortega's Leadership

Nicaragua Chuck Kaufman: Poll Shows Nicaraguans Have Consigned the Coup to the Dustbin of History The latest poll covering the last quarter of 2019, shows that less than two years after the failed coup attempt of April-July, 2018, the Sandinista government, led by President Daniel Ortega is more popular than ever and all but a … Continue reading Venezuela & ALBA Weekly 1.24.2020 #288: Nicaragua Advances: 13th Anniversary of Daniel Ortega's Leadership

Venezuela-ALBA Weekly News 1.17.2020 A Look at Venezuela's Example of Successful Resistance to the Empire: Francisco Dominguez

In standing up to and outmaneuvering the US empire, the Venezuelan government and people set an example to the world. Faced with months of brutal US economic aggression, most other governments (Cuba excepted) would have collapsed or capitulated. The socio-economic model represented by the Bolivarian revolution explains Venezuelans’ resilience and resistance. Thus, the US regime … Continue reading Venezuela-ALBA Weekly News 1.17.2020 A Look at Venezuela's Example of Successful Resistance to the Empire: Francisco Dominguez

Venezuela-ALBA Weekly 1.10.2020 Internet War on Venezuela and Cuba; Cuba has the most sustainable system in the world

Cuba Morning Star: Cuba is the most sustainably developed country in the world The Sustainable Development Index (see chart here) designed by anthropologist and author Dr Jason Hickel, calculates its results by dividing a nation’s “human development” score, obtained by looking at statistics on life expectancy, health and education, by its “ecological overshoot,” the extent … Continue reading Venezuela-ALBA Weekly 1.10.2020 Internet War on Venezuela and Cuba; Cuba has the most sustainable system in the world

Report Back from the Ongoing National Strike in Colombia

Report Back from the Ongoing National Strike in Colombia Sunday January 12 3-5 pm UE Hall, 37 S. Ashland John Ocampo, organizer with UE, has recently returned from Colombia. The corporate press has not been reporting on the weeks-long national strike in Colombia which has shaken up the country. What little coverage we see is … Continue reading Report Back from the Ongoing National Strike in Colombia

Venezuela-ALBA Weekly News 1.03.2020 – Venezuela 2019: A Series of Defeats for the US Empire

OilPrice.com: Venezuela Is Quietly Ramping Up Oil Production  Oil production in December was the highest since January. As 2020 approaches President Maduro, the ultimate survival artist of our generation, is bound to confront a new set of challenges. He has managed to clear several roadblocks in the past twelve months – easing inflation (effectively renouncing … Continue reading Venezuela-ALBA Weekly News 1.03.2020 – Venezuela 2019: A Series of Defeats for the US Empire

Chicago ALBA Solidarity $1000 Matching Fund to send food to the Children of Venezuela

Chicago ALBA Solidarity has a $1000 match for the Manitos Children’s Fund, which focuses on the children of Venezuela who are suffering most under US sanctions, now an economic blockade. They are not getting enough to eat and many are sick or dying from lack of access to medicine. The Manitos Children’s Fund works directly with Venezuelan … Continue reading Chicago ALBA Solidarity $1000 Matching Fund to send food to the Children of Venezuela

Venezuela-ALBA Weekly 12.27.2019: Aid Venezuela & the Embassy Protectors; Trade Union resolutions on Bolivia Coup; Venezuela border fighting

Ajamu Baraka, Bahman Azad: Embassy Protectors Are Being Denied Their Right To A Fair Trial Judge Howell ruled the jury will not be allowed to consider the contentious legality of the Trump administration’s recognition of the leadership of the coup in Venezuela, and thus the legal basis of the charges the defenders are facing. Judge … Continue reading Venezuela-ALBA Weekly 12.27.2019: Aid Venezuela & the Embassy Protectors; Trade Union resolutions on Bolivia Coup; Venezuela border fighting