Food Sovereignty Delegation to Caracas August-19 to 28 -2019

Food Sovereignty Delegation to Caracas August-19 to 28 -2019

What’s going on right now in Venezuela? Come see for yourself how Venezuelans are coping with US economic sanctions designed to cause a social implosion. According to the Independent of England, in Venezuela people hunt the animals of the zoo to eat them. According to the mainstream media, Venezuelans also eat rottten meat and garbage. these reports, which give a distorted picture of what is happening in Venezuela . The media also omits serious analysis of the role of the government—community partnership CLAP food distribution program that reaches millions of Venezuelans. There is no doubt as indicated in a recent report by CEPR that the US imposed sanctions do kill and cause increasing collective hardship. Join us in a delegation dedicated to studying the actual conditions on the ground in the struggle for food secuirity and food sovereignty in Venezuela, at a time when the administration of Donald Trump has initiated a new series of sanctions against the food programs that the Venezuelan state has created to in response to the economic warfare.

The Alberto Lovera Bolivarian Circle of New York, In partnership with Sustainable Agriculture of Louisville (SAL),US Food Sovereignty Alliance invites historians, artists, videographers, writers, political analysts,  health professionals agricultural production experts and other activists to join a delegation to Caracas-Venezuela this coming August. Witness:
communities organizing themselves in the face of manufactured food shortages to grow and distribute their own food
participatory democracy in action through community councils, ‘comunas’ and other forms of citizen organization
community-run art, media, education, health and nutrition efforts alternative markets and fairs featuring homemade products and agroecologically produced foods parks, natural areas, historic sites, and other reclaimed public spaces.

Come and see with your own eyes the effects of the economic warfare and the sanctions against the Venezuelan people imposed by Donald Trump’s administration.

Sanctions to create hunger:

New US Strategy: Collective Punishment, Starve Chavismo’s Social Base

 

US Economic War on Venezuela Targets CLAP Food Program Relied on by Millions

 

US Hints at Sanctions Against Venezuela CLAP Food Programme as Maduro Incorporates Militia

 

How GMO Seeds and Monsanto /Bayer’s “RoundUp” Are Driving US Policy in Venezuela

 

Come witness the efforts of the popular sectors to regroup and defend the political, economic and social rights guaranteed by the 1999 Constitution.

Come see the real “threat” posed by Venezuela – as living proof that another world indeed is possible. As the Venezuelan people assert, “Venezuela is not a threat – we are hope!”

When: August-19 to 28 -2019

Tentative itinerary: Start and end in Caracas; visits to the states of Miranda and Aragua.

Cost for activities: $1000. This will cover all lodging, all ground transportation, 2 meals per day, qualified trip leaders, and Spanish-English interpretation. Additional expenses during the trip will be minimal. Airfare not included. Sponsored by the Alberto Lovera Bolivarian Circle of New York

For more information: [email protected] or [email protected] phone number: 502 415 1080

Some important articles:

Special Report: Hunger in Venezuela? A Look Beyond the Spin

Statement of International Solidarity with Venezuela’s Seed Law

Venezuela Passes Law Banning GMOs, by Popular Demand

Venezuela Takes Control of Its Border as Bogotá and Caracas Bring Their Cases to UNASUR

Venezuela Recognized by FAO for Halving Malnutrition

Revolution, Counter Revolution, and the Economic War in Venezuela: Part I

Revolution, Counter Revolution, and the Economic War in Venezuela: Part II

“THE COMMUNE OR NOTHING”: POPULAR POWER AND THE STATE IN VENEZUELA

VENEZUELA TO CONSIDER BAN ON TRANSGENIC SEED

VENEZUELA AND THE BATTLE AGAINST TRANSGENIC SEEDS