Los Angeles event builds Venezuelan-Syrian solidarity

John Parker

Los Angeles — On Feb. 19, John Parker of the Harriet Tubman Center for Social Justice and Struggle for Socialism-La Lucha por el Socialismo spoke here at a meeting of Arab Americans for Syria (AA4Syria) about U.S. attempts to overthrow Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and sabotage the Bolivarian revolutionary process.

Parker was invited to speak based on his having visited Venezuela and the fact that Struggle-La Lucha has been organizing demonstrations and meetings on the issue. The International Action Center West Coast, of which Parker is director, has also organized alongside AA4Syria in fighting against the U.S. imperialist war on the Syrian people.

Also on the program was Riad Saeid, who spoke about the current situation in Syria. The highly political discussion that followed hit on the many parallels between the struggle for sovereignty in both countries.

AA4Syria has endorsed the March 16 action to defend Venezuela in Los Angeles. Among the other sponsors are the American Indian Movement SoCal, Unión del Barrio, School of the Americas Watch-L.A., CISPES-L.A. Chapter, Eastside Greens of L.A. County, Radio Justice, the Humanity First Coalition, California for Progress, the International League of Peoples Struggles-Southern California, the Democratic Socialists of America-L.A., the People’s Power Assemblies, the International Action Center West Coast and the Harriet Tubman Center.