Dan Kovalik planned Spring 2019 US-Canada speaking tour on US Intervention in Venezuela and Latin America

Building on the effective six week speaking tour of Steve Ellner in Fall 2018, we will be organizing a speaking tour of Dan Kovalik in spring 2019. His focus will be on US intervention in Venezuela, Colombia, Honduras, Nicaragua and Cuba. He has a long history of writing on and working to combat US intervention in these countries.


If you would like to invite Dan Kovalik to speak, please email Stansfieldsmith100@gmail.com, 773-322-3168

The religious peace activist organizations, the solidarity movement, the union movement, and the university environment may all be equally interested in inviting him.

Let us know if you would like to invite him to speak, as we will be preparing his itinerary. This tour would be in April-May, though the East Coast could also be in February and March.

Daniel Kovalik currently teaches International Human Rights at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.  He also served for over 25 years as Associate General Counsel of the United Steelworkers, AFL-CIO (USW). He began working for the USW after graduating from Columbia Law School in 1993. While with the USW, he served as lead counsel on cutting-edge labor law litigation, including the landmark NLRB cases of Lamons Gasket and Specialty Health Care. He has also worked on Alien Tort Claims Act cases against The Coca-Cola Company, Drummond and Occidental Petroleum – cases arising out of egregious human rights abuses in Colombia.

The Christian Science Monitor, referring to his work defending Colombian unionists under threat of assassination, recently described Mr. Kovalik as “one of the most prominent defenders of Colombian workers in the United States.” Mr. Kovalik received the David W. Mills Mentoring Fellowship from Stanford University School of Law and was the recipient of the Project Censored Award for his article exposing the unprecedented killing of trade unionists in Colombia. He has written extensively on the issue of international human rights and U.S. foreign policy for the Huffington Post and Counterpunch and has lectured throughout the world on these subjects.

The books he has written are:

The Plot to Attack Iran: How the CIA and the Deep State Have Conspired to Vilify Iran

The Plot to Scapegoat Russia: How the CIA and the Deep State Have Conspired to Vilify Putin

The Plot to Control the World: How the US Spent Billions to Change the Outcome of Elections Around the World

a sampling of articles:

The real Venezuela is not what you think

In Defense of Venezuela


A selection of his articles in Counterpunch:

The US Continues to Undermine Democracy in Venezuela

Homage to Nicaragua

Dan Kovalik’s “The Plot to Attack Iran:” a Tool to Combat …

Pompeo’s Speech Against Iran Reveals Failure of US Foreign Policy

The US & Nicaragua: a Case Study in Historical Amnesia & Blindness

The Empire Turns Its Sights on Nicaragua – Again!

The Korean Conflict, Reevaluated

Tribute to Fidel Castro on His 90th Birthday

Colombia: Peace in the Shadow of Genocide

The United States as Destroyer of Nations

Scapegoating Russia

Seven Truths Inconvenient to U.S. Foreign Policy

NPR, Yemen & the Downplaying of U.S. War Crimes

Our Terrorists in Colombia: Death Squads as “Freedom Fighters”

US and Colombia Escalate Attacks on Liberation Church

Destroying Libya’s Welfare State

The True Nature of US Interventions

The Rise and Fall of Liberation Theology in Latin America

Libya & Creative Destruction

Why Does the United States Beat Up On Capitalist Russia?

Hotel Rwanda Revisited: an Interview with Paul Rusesabagina

Slaughter in Colombia

Exposing the Libyan Agenda: a Closer Look at Hillary’s Emails

Duterte’s Death Squads, and Ours


2 thoughts on “Dan Kovalik planned Spring 2019 US-Canada speaking tour on US Intervention in Venezuela and Latin America

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