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The U.S. and Venezuela - A Closer Look
Date Sunday August 18
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorPeace Action of San Mateo County
Location Details
Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo
300 E. Santa Inez Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94401
Attorney and author Dan Kovalik will discuss his a new book, "The Plot to Overthrow Venezuela - How the U.S. Is Orchestrating a Coup for Oil". On August 18, Kovalik will be our guest speaker.

Kovalik calls his book "an in-depth look at the U.S. threat to 'save' Venezuela." His thesis continues:
"Since 1999 when Hugo Chavez became the elected president...the U.S. has been conniving to overthrow his government and to roll back the Bolivarian Revolution which he ushered in to Venezuela. With the untimely death of Chavez in 2012, and the election of Nicolas Maduro that followed, the U.S. redoubled its efforts to overturn this revolution. The U.S. is now threatening to intervene militarily to bring about the regime change it has wanted for 20 years.

"While we have been told that the U.S.'s efforts to overthrow Chavez and Maduro are motivated by altruistic goals of advancing the interests of democracy and human rights in Venezuela, is this true? The Plot to Overthrow Venezuela answers this question with a resounding 'no...'".

Kovalik will speak about what Venezuela's oil reserves mean to the U.S., how our country has supported repressive governments that preceded Chavez and Maduro, and the oligarchy in whose hands the U.S. hopes to return Venezuela and its population. Kovalik will discuss what he calls "a one-sided economic war against Venezuela", and the effects on its economy and people.

Dan Kovalik currently teaches International Human Rights at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He served for over 25 years as Associate General Counsel of the United Steelworkers, AFL-CIO (USW). He has also worked on Alien Tort Claims Act cases against the Coca-Cola Company and Occidental Petroleum - cases arising out of egregious human rights abuses in Colombia.

Kovalik's other books include "The Plot to Scapegoat Russia" and "The Plot to Attack Iran". Copies of "The Plot to Overthrow Venezuela" will be available for sale.

The UUSM is wheelchair accessible.

Free, contributions welcome.

Added to the calendar on Sunday Aug 4th, 2019 10:03 PM

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