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NO coup — NO war — NO sanctions
Join us in Los Angeles on March 16 for a march and rally against the Trump administration’s effort to engineer a coup in Venezuela and a new devastating war there. The Los Angeles action will be held in conjunction with the National March on Washington on March 16.
The outrageous, illegal attacks 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 George W. Bush’s “axis of evil”) as a precursor for attempted regime change first in Venezuela, and then Cuba and Nicaragua. Trump has always said that the real “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 show the world that the billionaire politicians do not speak for us. We 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 is already causing suffering for ordinary people in the country.
-NO to military intervention and war from the U.S. and their proxies in the region.
Sponsors: ANSWER Coalition, CODEPINK
Endorsers: Shakeel Syed, Executive Director, OCCORD | Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development; Office of the Americas; Alan Minsky, Executive Director, Progressive Democrats of America; Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace; MLK Coalition of Greater Los Angeles; Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front; The Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador; Veterans for Peace - LA; Gerry Condon, President, Veterans For Peace; SoCal 350 Climate Action; National Lawyers Guild/L.A.; Jim Lafferty, Executive Director Emeritus, NLG; California Poor People’s Campaign; Karla Estrada, founder, UndocuTravelers; About Face: Veterans Against the War - LA Chapter; Cuba & Venezuela Solidarity Committee; Full Rights for Immigrants Coalition; Juan José Gutiérrez, Director, FRFIC; Global Women's Strike; Democratic Socialists of America - Los Angeles; Los Angeles Greens; Union de Vecinos; March and Rally - Los Angeles; Abby Martin, journalist, The Empire Files; Al-Awda, Palestine Right of Return Coalition; KmB - Pro-People Youth; 615 U.S. West Coast Committee; U.S. Support Committee for Korean Prisoners of Conscience; Korean Peace Alliance; Mike Prysner, Iraq War vet, producer, The Empire Files; Arab Americans for Syria; Students for Justice in Palestine - UCLA; Women of Color in the Global Women's Strike; Payday Men's Network; Bayan Southern CA; Gabriela Los Angeles; Cold War Truth Commission; Long Beach Progressive Alliance; EngSciMath; The Lab 805; Relief for Yemen Club - Malibu H.S.; Wilder Utopia; Roofers Local 36; Julia La Riva, UTLA Teacher; Anticonquista; Tribuno Del Pueblo; Socialist Party of Ventura County; Revolution LA; US Dept of Peace - Ojai; Topanga Peace Alliance; Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism; Paul Krehbiel, Co-chair, CCDS; Young Democratic Socialists of America - Palisades Charter High School; Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance; La Raza Unida; Revolutionary Scholars; Party for Socialism and Liberation