National March on Washington: Hands off Venezuela! No coup, no sanctions, no new U.S. war!

Saturday, March 16, 12pm
White House, Washington, D.C.
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On Saturday, March 16, thousands of people will march in Washington, D.C. against the Trump administration’s effort to engineer a coup in Venezuela and a new devastating war there. The aggressive policy 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 “axis of evil”) as a precursor for regime change first in Venezuela, and then Cuba and Nicaragua. Trump has always said that the “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 come together to 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 aims to cause suffering for ordinary people in the country.
NO to intervention and war from the U.S. and their proxies in the region


ANSWER Coalition
Black Alliance for Peace
Alliance for Global Justice
San Francisco Central Labor Council
Popular Resistance
Cuba and Venezuela Solidarity Committee
Haïti Liberté
International Support Haiti Network
Popular Education Project
Abby Martin, journalist, The Empire Files
Dr. Jill Stein, 2016 Green Party presidential candidate
Dr. Jared Ball, Prof. of Communication Studies, Morgan State Univ., imixwhatilike
Medea Benjamin, activist and author, CodePink
Cindy Sheehan, activist and author, Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox
Berthony Dupont, Director, Haïti Liberté
Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, constitutional rights attorney
Max Blumenthal, journalist
Ajamu Baraka, National Organizer, Black Alliance for Peace
Mike Prysner, Iraq War veteran, producer, The Empire files
Dr. George Ciccariello-Maher, author
Dr. Anthony Monteiro, Saturday Free School
Dr. Jodi Dean, author, Prof. of Political Science, Hobart & William Smith Colleges
Gloria La Riva, National Coordinator, Cuba and Venezuela Solidarity Committee
Kim Ives, journalist
Anoa Changa, host, The Way With Anoa
Dan Cohen, journalist and filmmaker
Chuck Kaufman, National Co-Coordinator, Alliance for Global Justice
Eugene Puryear, Stop Police Terror Project
Jeanette Charles, International Solidarity Liaison, Venezuela Analysis
Lucas Koerner, Editor and Analyst, Venezuela Analysis
Margaret Flowers, Co-Coordinator, Popular Resistance
Kevin Zeese, Co-Coordinator, Popular Resistance
Dan Kovalik, author and human rights lawyer
Mahdi Bray, National Director, American Muslim Alliance (AMA)
Brian Becker, National Director, ANSWER Coalition
615 U.S. West Coast Committee
A Call to Action on Puerto Rico
Arab Americans for Syria
Baltimore Peace Action
BAYAN Pacific Northwest
Birmingham Democratic Socialists of America
Canadian Peace Congress
Centro Autónomo de Albany Park, Chicago
Chelsea Uniting Against the War
Chicago ALBA Solidarity
Christian Network for Liberation and Equality
Clínica Martín-Baró (San Francisco, CA)
Danbury Committee for World Peace
Democratic Socialists of DePauw
Eastern Masschusetts Pride at Work, AFL-CIO
Fire This Time Movement for Social Justice – Venezuela Solidarity Campaign (Canada)
Friends of the Congo
Full Rights for Immigrants Coalition
Global Women’s Strike
Green Party of New Jersey
Green Party US Peace Action Committee
GW Progressive Student Union
Houston Socialist Movement
Int’l Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity
International Action Center
Internationalist Students’ Front at GW
Jamaica Patriotic Movement
Juan Jose Gutierrez, director of the Full Rights for Immigrants Coalition
Korean Peace Alliance
La Voz de los de Abajo
Labor Fightback Network
Los Angeles Greens
Malcolm X Center
Malcolm X Grassroots Movement
Mobilization Against War and Occupation (MAWO) – Vancouver, Canada
Monmouth County Green Party
Movimiento 26 de Abril-Puerto Rico
National Lawyers Guild/L.A.
New Mexico Raging Grannies
NJ Anti War Agenda
North Alabama Peace Network
Office of the Americas
Party for Socialism and Liberation
Peace Action of San Mateo County
People United Against Oppression
Pittsburgh Anti-Imperialist League
Pride at Work, Massachusetts AFL-CIO
Puerto Rican Nationalist Party
Radical Women
Revolution LA
Roofers Local 36
Samidoun: Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network
San José Peace and Justice Center
Seattle Anti War Coalition
Seed the Commons
Socialist Coalition of North Georgia
Socialist Party of Ventura County
Socialist Rifle Association
Sri Lanka Peace & Solidarity Council
St. Pete for Peace
Stop the War Machine
Task Force on Americas
Tennessee Activist Coalition
The Peace House, OKC
Tribuno Del Pueblo
Unidad Latina en Accion
Venezuela Solidarity Committee, Boston, Massacuestts
Veterans For Peace
Veterans For Peace Chapter 099
Veterans For Peace Chapter 89 Nashville
Veterans For Peace, Chapter 23, Rochester, NY
Virginia Defenders for Freedom, Justice & Equality
Washtenaw Reds
Wilder Utopia
WNC 4 Peace
Women In Black Lancaster
Women of Color in the Global Women’s Strike
Coleen Rowley (Apple Valley, Minnesota)
Dominic Moulden (Washington, DC)
Dr. Henry Clark (Richmond, Ca)
Elaine Kinch (Racine, WI)
Walter Lippmann (Los Angeles, CA)
Alan Minsky, Progressive Democrats of America*
Ann Wright, Retired US Army Colonel and former US diplomat*
Arnold Matlin, Rochester Committee on Latin America*
Carolyn/Tom Horvath/Leonhardt, Hope House of Prayer*
Chris Agee, CovertAction Magazine*
Corry Hughes, For the People, By the People Indivisible North Country NH*
Danilo Udovicki, University of Texas at Austin, associate professor School of Architecture*
Dr Eulalia Reyes, Australia – Venezuela Solidarity Network*
Gar Smith, Environmentalists Against War*
Gayle McLaughlin, California Progressive Alliance*
Gerry Condon, President, Veterans For Peace*
Jim Lafferty, Executive Director Emeritus of the National Lawyers Guild, Los Angeles*
John Beacham, Crashing the System Podcast*
Johnny Achi, Co-Founder Arab Americans for Syria*
Jon Flanders, Troy Area Labor Council, AFL-CIO*
Juan José Gutiérrez, Full Rights for Immigrants Coalition*
Julia La Riva, UTLA Teacher*
Lucy Pagoada, D19: FNRP/LIBRE, USA-Canada*
Madelyn Hoffman, New Jersey Peace Council *
Susanna Cooper, Jemez Action Group*
Valerie Robinson, Stop Targeting Ohio’s Poor*



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