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, 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 and the struggle for food security and food sovereignty in Venezuela, at a time when the Donald Trump’s administration has initiated a new series of sanctions against the food programs that Venezuelan state has created .
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
- U.S. Prepares Sanctions to Block Food Program for Millions of Venezuelans
- Study Linking US Sanctions to Venezuelan Deaths Buried by Reuters for Over a Month
- 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com 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