Venezuela

The United States government, especially under the Trump regime, has made completely clear that one of its top foreign policy priorities is to depose the democratically-elected government of Venezuela and to replace it with one that will open Venezuela’s vast oil reserves to exploitation by US transnational oil companies. An April 2019 report estimated that, at that time, civilian deaths caused by US-imposed unilateral sanctions had caused 40,000 preventable deaths. As the US efforts have repeatedly failed to foment a coup in favor of a government led by Juan Guaido, who has never run for national office, the Trump regime is attempting to cut off Venezuela’s access to international markets, the financial system, and it is targeting food distribution and threatening direct military action.

Historically the Alliance for Global Justice has played a role coordinating US solidarity with Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution that blossomed with the election of deceased President Hugo Chavez who took office in 1999. In 2007 we organized a national conference which resulted in the formation of the Venezuela Solidarity Network which unfortunately did not survive the Great Recession in 2009. In 2014, when the first guarimbas – violent demonstrations in the wealthy neighborhoods of Caracas – began and the US Congress and Obama regime began considering unilateral sanctions, we pulled together the Venezuela Strategy Group (VSG) composed of solidarity groups and individuals with foreign policy expertise, to build and coordinate US solidarity and anti-intervention activities. We also publish the Venezuela Weekly compilation of links to important articles and videos.

In 2018 individuals who had recently traveled to Venezuela formed the End US and Canada Sanctions Against Venezuela campaign which affiliated with the VSG as a working group. Other VSG Working Groups are: Media and Pledge of Resistance.

How You Can Get Educated and Involved

The Alliance for Global Justice currently publishes the Venezuela/ALBA Weekly every Friday. Subscribe Here or read it every week on our web page.

Sign up for the Alliance for Global Justice Alerts to receive notification of the monthly Venezuela webinar plus other webinars, and mobilizations.

AfGJ is a member of the Campaign to End US & Canada Sanctions Against Venezuela. The campaign invites you and/or your organization to endorse this call against the illegal, unjust and cruel sanctions being inflicted on the people of Venezuela.

Join the Pledge of Resistance pledging to take direct action or support those who do risk arrest in the event the US invades Venezuela or foments a coup.

If you are interested in representing your organization in the Venezuela Strategy Group or being a participant in a working group, send an email to Chuck@AFGJ.org.

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Venezuelanalysis: Cape Verde Constitutional Court Approves Extradition of Venezuelan Envoy Alex Saab A member of Saab’s legal team said the “matter was not closed” and the defense would continue to fight to stop his extradition. According to Cape Verde law, Saab could be extradited to the United States to face trial in Florida as early…

Venezuela & ALBA News 9.3.2021 Venezuelan Extremist Opposition Relents and Agrees to Participate in Elections; Delegations to Venezuela, Nicaragua, Cuba

  Venezuela Venezuelanalysis: Hardline Venezuelan Opposition Relents and Agrees to Participate in Elections Opposition figure Henry Ramos Allup said the decision to take part in the vote had the blessing of the US, Canada, and the European Union. The decision by the Unitary Platform (Democratic Action, Popular Will, Justice First and A New Era) marks…

Venezuela Weekly News 8.27.2021: Extreme Right weakened in Dialogue; New US Maneuvers in Alex Saab case

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Venezuela & ALBA News 8.20.2021: Venezuela PSUV Elections, Congressional Letter to Biden, Russia and Iran Defend Alex Saab

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Venezuela & ALBA Weekly 8.13.2021: Political Prisoner Alex Saab, Reports from Venezuela, coming delegations to Vz, Nica, Cuba; NLG Bolivia Sign-on Letter

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Venezuela & ALBA News 8.6.2021 Peru President Pedro Castillo’s Inauguration Speech and the Changing Face of Latin America

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Venezuela & ALBA News 7.30.2021: Victory in Peru; Countering propaganda against ALBA nations; Cuba and Venezuela delegations

Documentary: Chávez  Orinoco Tribune: ‘For a Country Without Corruption and With a New Constitution’: Pedro Castillo Sworn in as the President of Peru – with  US Pushing its Destabilizing Agenda in Latin America “During four and a half millennia our ancestors found ways to live in harmony with the rich nature that providence offered us,”…

Venezuela & ALBA News 7.23.2021: On Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Bolivia, The US “Fourth Estate” has become a regime change propaganda Sixth Wing of the Pentagon

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[Video] July 15 webinar with Dan Kovalik: The Peoples’ Struggles against US Intervention: Venezuela, Haiti, Cuba, Colombia, Nicaragua, Peru and Chile

The Current Popular Struggles against US Intervention: Venezuela, Haiti, Cuba, Colombia, Nicaragua, Peru and Chile We are faced with possible US intervention in Haiti after the murder of the president, a possible coup over the election results in Peru, new US backed protests in Cuba, the positive election results in Chile, the continued bloody repressions…