Hands Off Venezuela! Emergency Demonstration
Hosted by Freedom Road Socialist Organization – Chicago and US Palestinian Community Network
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM CST
Federal Center and Plaza
219 S Dearborn St, Chicago, Illinois 60603
Hands off Venezuela! Not another U.S. Coup!
The people of Venezuela are in urgent need of solidarity. Join us on Tuesday, January 28th at 6:30pm at Federal Plaza to stand against this blatant attempt to overthrow a democratic government.
Note: It will be cold (high of 9°) – bundle up! We will keep it brief!
The progressive, legitimately democratically elected government of Venezuela, headed by President Nicolas Maduro, is currently the target of an active coup attempt by the right-wing opposition, headed by Juan Guaidó. The two leaders personal histories speak for themselves. Maduro, a former bus driver and trade unionist, has continued the progressive reforms of Hugo Chavez, using the nation’s oil wealth to benefit the people of Venezuela rather than U.S. corporations. Maduro was re-elected for a second term in May 2018 by 68% of the popular vote. Guaidó, the opposition leader who Donald Trump has recognized as the “interim president” of Venezuela even though not a single Venezuelan has cast a vote for him, is supported by the wealthy elite of Venezuela, whose power has been eroded by nearly 20 years of the Bolivarian Revolution.
Latin America has already suffered tremendously due to U.S.-backed right-wing coups that have led to the death of thousands from death squads and the impoverishment of millions in order to enrich the U.S. ruling class and the local elites. We will not let Venezuela be next!
Organized by Freedom Road Socialist Organization
U.S. Palestinian Community Network
Chicago ALBA Solidarity Committee
Black Lives Matter – Chicago
Party for Socialism and Liberation
La Voz de los de Abajo
International League of Peoples Struggles
Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression
Communist Workers League – Chicago
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