Emergency Rallies: Defend the Correa Government in Ecuador!

Rallies are happening around the country today – Thursday, September 30 – to defend the progressive, democratically-elected government of Rafael Correa and denounce the right-wing coup attempt.

Right now (Thur, Sept. 30 at 5pmET), national police, military units and other right-wing forces are rioting in Ecuador. President Correa himself said, “This is a coup attempt.” Workers and Correa supporters are also out demonstrating, but they are defending the government and denouncing the right-wing police provocations.

Correa's government has long been in the crosshairs of the U.S.-backed right wing in Ecuador. Correa is an ally of Venezuela and Cuba, and Ecuador is a member of the ALBA trade alliance. Three years ago, Correa refused to renew the lease of U.S. military bases in Ecuador.

With the right-wing coup in Honduras fresh in our minds, progressives in the United States must be vigilant and intervene in the struggle. We cannot wait for U.S. imperialism and its right-wing allies and proxies to carry out another bloody coup.

The people united can stop the coup! All out to defend the Correa government!

Washington, D.C.
Thursday, Sept. 30, 5pm
Embassy of Ecuador
2535 15th St. NW
Called by ANSWER Coalition, Alliance for Global Justice, SOA Watch and others.
For more information: 202-265-1948, [email protected]

Los Angeles
Thursday, Sept. 30, 5pm
Ecuador’s Consulate
8484 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
(Corner of Wilshire & La Cienega)
Called by ANSWER Coalition, Coalition for Peace and Democracy in Honduras, FSLN, FMLN, Comite Pro Democracia en Mexico, Party for Socialism and Liberation and ALBA-USA.
For more information: 213-251-1025, [email protected]

San Francisco
Thursday, Sept. 30, 4:30pm
Ecuadoran Consulate
235 Montgomery (between Bush and Pine)
Sponsored by Bay Area Latin American Solidarity Coalition (member organizations: Alianza Latinoamericana por los Derechos de los Inmigrantes, ANSWER Coalition; Chiapas Support Committee; Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador; Frente Colombiana por el Socialismo; Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (Nor. Calif); Fellowship of Reconciliation; Global Exchange; Haiti Action Committee; La Voz de los Trabajadores; Latin America Solidarity Coalition; Linefeed Technology Group; Marin Task Force for the Americas; Movimiento por Una Amnistía Incondicional (MUA); Nicaragua Center for Community Action; School of the Americas Watch West)
For more information: [email protected]
*ALSO:  Rally at Saturday, Oct. 2, 12 noon, 24th and Mission, SF

Chicago
Thursday, Sept. 30, 5pm
Press Conference
1901 South Loomis
For more information: La Voz de los de Abajo at 312-656-8655

Miami
Thursday, Sept. 30, 7pm
Claude Pepper Federal Building
51 Southwest 1st Avenue
March to the Torch of Friendship


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