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National March on Washington: Hands off Venezuela! No coup, no sanctions, no new U.S. war!
Date Saturday March 16
Time 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Event Type Class/Workshop
Organizer/AuthorANSWER
Location Details
White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave
Washington DC 20500
On Saturday, March 16, thousands of people will march in Washington, D.C. against the Trump administration’s effort to engineer a coup in Venezuela and a new devastating war there. The aggressive policy against Venezuela repeats the ugly pattern of wars for regime change in the oil-rich countries of Iraq and Libya. National Security Advisor John Bolton is reading from the same script, declaring a “troika of tyranny” in Latin America (like the “axis of evil”) as a precursor for regime change first in Venezuela, and then Cuba and Nicaragua. Trump has always said that the “mistake” of the Middle East wars was that the U.S. didn’t “take the oil.”

It is time to stand up and with a clear voice say NO to the newest example of the “Monroe Doctrine,” which the U.S. government has used for over two centuries to repeatedly invade Latin America and Caribbean, control its politics and extract its resources.

The White House aims to overthrow the government of President Nicolás Maduro and replace him with Juan Guaidó. Guaidó is a U.S.-trained operative who was unknown to the vast majority of Venezuelans before he proclaimed himself president — at Vice President Mike Pence’s urging. Although Guaidó has the backing of Trump, the CIA, and the Republican and Democratic Party leaderships alike, huge numbers of Venezuelans have marched to reject this coup and defend their independence.

On March 16, the people of the United States will come together to say:

U.S. hands off Venezuela!
NO to the coup — the U.S. does not have the right to select other country’s leaders!
NO to the sanctions, oil embargo and economic war on Venezuela that aims to cause suffering for ordinary people in the country.
NO to intervention and war from the U.S. and their proxies in the region

Donate to the march, and help cover thousands of dollars of up-front printing and transportation costs.
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Added to the calendar on Thursday Mar 14th, 2019 10:02 PM
§Daniel Ellsberg at the March 16th #handsoffvenezuela demo
by ANSWER Thursday Mar 14th, 2019 10:15 PM
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CONFIRMED SPEAKER : Daniel Ellsberg at the March 16th #handsoffvenezuela demo at 12PM in front of the White House Ellsberg is a legendary whistleblower who revealed the Pentagon Papers and acclaimed author.

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by ANSWER
Thursday Mar 14th, 2019 10:17 PM
Signers:

ANSWER Coalition
CODEPINK
Black Alliance for Peace
Alliance for Global Justice
San Francisco Central Labor Council
Popular Resistance
Cuba and Venezuela Solidarity Committee
Haïti Liberté
International Support Haiti Network
Popular Education Project
Abby Martin, journalist, The Empire Files
Dr. Jill Stein, 2016 Green Party presidential candidate
Dr. Jared Ball, Prof. of Communication Studies, Morgan State Univ., imixwhatilike
Medea Benjamin, activist and author, CodePink
Cindy Sheehan, activist and author, Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox
Berthony Dupont, Director, Haïti Liberté
Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, constitutional rights attorney
Max Blumenthal, journalist
Ajamu Baraka, National Organizer, Black Alliance for Peace
Mike Prysner, Iraq War veteran, producer, The Empire files
Dr. George Ciccariello-Maher, author
Dr. Anthony Monteiro, Saturday Free School
Dr. Jodi Dean, author, Prof. of Political Science, Hobart & William Smith Colleges
Gloria La Riva, National Coordinator, Cuba and Venezuela Solidarity Committee
Kim Ives, journalist
Anoa Changa, host, The Way With Anoa
Dan Cohen, journalist and filmmaker
Chuck Kaufman, National Co-Coordinator, Alliance for Global Justice
Eugene Puryear, Stop Police Terror Project
Jeanette Charles, International Solidarity Liaison, Venezuela Analysis
Lucas Koerner, Editor and Analyst, Venezuela Analysis
Margaret Flowers, Co-Coordinator, Popular Resistance
Kevin Zeese, Co-Coordinator, Popular Resistance
Dan Kovalik, author and human rights lawyer
Mahdi Bray, National Director, American Muslim Alliance (AMA)
Brian Becker, National Director, ANSWER Coalition
615 U.S. West Coast Committee
A Call to Action on Puerto Rico
AFSCME 2401
ANTICONQUISTA
Arab Americans for Syria
Asheville Democratic Socialists of America
Australia Solidarity with Latin America
Baltimore Peace Action
BAYAN Pacific Northwest
Birmingham Democratic Socialists of America
Black Panther Party Alumni Association - LA Chapter
Canadian Peace Congress
Centro Autónomo de Albany Park, Chicago
Chelsea Uniting Against the War
Chicago ALBA Solidarity
Christian Network for Liberation and Equality
Clínica Martín-Baró (San Francisco, CA)
Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism
D19: FNRP/LIBRE, USA-Canada
Danbury Committee for World Peace
Democratic Socialists of DePauw
Eastern Masschusetts Pride at Work, AFL-CIO
El MAS Movemiento Al Socialism
Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front - Los Angeles
Fire This Time Movement for Social Justice - Venezuela Solidarity Campaign (Canada)
Freedom Socialist Party
Friends of the Congo
Full Rights for Immigrants Coalition
Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace
Global Women's Strike
Grassroots Global Justice Alliance (GGJ)
Gray Panthers of Metropolitan Washington
Greater Boston Chapter of the Green-Rainbow Party of Massachusetts
Green Party of New Jersey
Green Party of Santa Clara County
Green Party US Peace Action Committee
GW Progressive Student Union
Houston Socialist Movement
Hugo Chavez People's Defense Front- Toronto
Int'l Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity
Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace
International Action Center
Internationalist Students' Front at GW
Jamaica Patriotic Movement
Juan Jose Gutierrez, director of the Full Rights for Immigrants Coalition
Korean Peace Alliance
La Voz de los de Abajo
Labor Fightback Network
Los Angeles Greens
Malcolm X Center
Malcolm X Grassroots Movement
March and Rally Los Angeles
March on the Pentagon
Massachusets Green Rainbow Party
Massachusetts Peace Action
Mobilization Against War and Occupation (MAWO) - Vancouver, Canada
Monmouth County Green Party
Movimiento 26 de Abril-Puerto Rico
National Lawyers Guild/L.A.
New Mexico Raging Grannies
NJ Anti War Agenda
North Alabama Peace Network
Office of the Americas
ONE DC
Party for Socialism and Liberation
Peace Action of San Mateo County
Peace and Freedom Party of California
People United Against Oppression
Pittsburgh Anti-Imperialist League
Pride at Work, Massachusetts AFL-CIO
Puerto Rican Nationalist Party
Radical Women
Revolution LA
Roofers Local 36
RootsAction.org
Samidoun: Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network
San José Peace and Justice Center
Seattle Anti War Coalition
Seed the Commons
SEIU International Lavender Caucus
SoCal 350 Climate Action
Socialist Coalition of North Georgia
Socialist Party of Ventura County
Socialist Rifle Association
Sri Lanka Peace & Solidarity Council
St. Pete for Peace
Stop the War Machine
Task Force on Americas
Tennessee Activist Coalition
The Peace House, OKC
Trabajadores unidos de Washington DC
Tribuno Del Pueblo
Unidad Latina en Accion
Union de Vecinos
US Dept Of Peace - Ojai
US Labor Against the War
Venezuela Solidarity Committee, Boston, Massacuestts
Veterans For Peace
Veterans For Peace Chapter 099
Veterans For Peace Chapter 89 Nashville
Veterans For Peace, Chapter 23, Rochester, NY
Veterans For Peace, Monterey Chapter 46
Virginia Defenders for Freedom, Justice & Equality
Washtenaw Reds
WESPAC Foundation, Inc
Wilder Utopia
WNC 4 Peace
Women In Black Lancaster
Women of Color in the Global Women's Strike
Zimbabwe Pan Africanist Youth Agenda
Coleen Rowley (Apple Valley, Minnesota)
Dominic Moulden (Washington, DC)
Dr. Henry Clark (Richmond, Ca)
Elaine Kinch (Racine, WI)
Walter Lippmann (Los Angeles, CA)
Alan Minsky, Progressive Democrats of America*
Ann Wright, Retired US Army Colonel and former US diplomat*
Arnold Matlin, Rochester Committee on Latin America*
Bob Baldock, KPFA Radio*
Carolyn/Tom Horvath/Leonhardt, Hope House of Prayer*
Chris Agee, CovertAction Magazine*
Corry Hughes, For the People, By the People Indivisible North Country NH*
Danilo Udovicki, University of Texas at Austin, associate professor School of Architecture*
Dr Eulalia Reyes, Australia - Venezuela Solidarity Network*
Gar Smith, Environmentalists Against War*
Gayle McLaughlin, California Progressive Alliance*
Gerry Condon, President, Veterans For Peace*
Jan Corderman, WILPF US*
Jim Lafferty, Executive Director Emeritus of the National Lawyers Guild, Los Angeles*
John Beacham, Crashing the System Podcast*
Johnny Achi, Co-Founder Arab Americans for Syria*
Jon Flanders, Troy Area Labor Council, AFL-CIO*
Juan José Gutiérrez, Full Rights for Immigrants Coalition*
Julia La Riva, UTLA Teacher*
Lucy Pagoada, D19: FNRP/LIBRE, USA-Canada*
Madelyn Hoffman, New Jersey Peace Council *
Nancy Hansen, Washington Against Nuclear Weapons (coalition of WPSR)*
Nnennaya Amuchie, Black youth project 100 (BYP100) DC*
Susanna Cooper, Jemez Action Group*
Theresa El-Amin, Southern Anti-Racism Network*
Valerie Robinson, Stop Targeting Ohio's Poor*
William Rood, Southeast MN Alliance of Peacemakers*
by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
Friday Mar 15th, 2019 10:30 AM
In an excellent 5 minute video, San Francisco resident and Peace & Freedom Party's presidential candidate in 2016, Gloria La Riva, reports on how the Venezuelan government provides for its people with federal financing of affordable housing, the only way affordable housing can be built, unlike the anti-labor US government, which refuses to pay for affordable housing, but instead pays for war to steal the oil of Venezuela. The US military only exists to maximize the profits of the oil companies and the munitions makers. See
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krTp7MRpsKU

As one person in the video states, paying for housing is a social investment, and the Venezuelan government spends 73% of its budget investing in its people. Over 50% of the US budget goes to the war machine, and all social programs are being cut to pay for the war machine as that is where the greatest profits are, maximization of profit being the sole goal of a capitalist society.

Both Republican Trump and Democrat Nancy Pelosi staunchly support the pending attack on Venezuela to privatize and steal Venezuelan oil, the largest oil fields in the world. As we have seen many times, including the 200,000 plus marchers at peace demonstrations that ended the US war against Vietnam, only a massive outpouring in the streets can stop US imperialist war against Venezuela. Call everyone you know on the Atlantic Coast and tell them to go to Washington DC on March 16, 2019 for this crucial demonstration.

You can then register Peace & Freedom or Green as they are the only 2 peace parties. You can register online at https://registertovote.ca.gov/

For more information, see:
http://www.peaceandfreedom.org/home/
http://www.cagreens.org/

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