Trump is continuing the century-long and bi-partisan attempts of the U.S. government to oppose honest democracy and human rights in Latin America. Now Trump is trying to overthrow Venezuela’s democracy!
Trump has unilaterally declared a coup to overthrow Venezuela’s democracy. Trump is recognizing the head of Venezuela’s opposition as “interim president.” Trump’s example means WE – or ANY NATION – could simply ignore Trump and RECOGNIZE NANCY PELOSI AS THE PRESIDENT of the U.S.
READ THIS SHORT ARTICLE: https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/01/23/fears-us-backed-coup-motion-trump-recognizes-venezuela-opposition-lawmaker-interim?cd-origin=rss&utm_term=Fears%20of%20US-Backed%20%27Coup%27%20in%20Motion%20as%20Trump%20Recognizes%20Venezuela%20Opposition%20Lawmaker%20as%20%27Interim%20President%27&utm_campaign=A%20US-Backed%20Coup%20in%20Venezuela%20%7C%20News%20%2526%20Views&utm_content=email&utm_source=Daily%20Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&cm_mmc=Act-On%20Software-_-email-_-A%20US-Backed%20Coup%20in%20Venezuela%20%7C%20News%20%2526%20Views-_-Fears%20of%20US-Backed%20%27Coup%27%20in%20Motion%20as%20Trump%20Recognizes%20Venezuela%20Opposition%20Lawmaker%20as%20%27Interim%20President%27
SIGN THIS PETITION – and phone your U.S. Senate and House members: https://afgj.salsalabs.org/opposeusregimechangeeffortsinvenezuela/index.html?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=e451c469-44eb-4427-8c6a-2cffd45cd00c
More than 70 scholars join Noam Chomsky in opposing U.S. interference in Venezuelan politics: https://www.alternet.org/2019/01/read-it-more-than-70-scholars-join-noam-chomsky-to-sign-petition-to-stop-the-us-from-interfering-in-venezuelan-politics/
Democracy Now! reported THREE ARTICLES on Trump’s coup against Venezuela’s democracy:
SEE THIS ARTICLE — https://www.democracynow.org/2019/1/24/a_coup_in_process_trump_moves?utm_source=Democracy+Now%21&utm_campaign=2fb6629233-Daily_Digest_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_fa2346a853-2fb6629233-191704661 —
AND THIS ARTICLE — https://www.democracynow.org/2019/1/24/former_un_expert_the_us_is?utm_source=Democracy+Now%21&utm_campaign=2fb6629233-Daily_Digest_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_fa2346a853-2fb6629233-191704661 —
AND THIS ARTICLE — https://www.democracynow.org/2019/1/24/lawyer_wolfgang_kaleck_bush_rumsfeld_cheney?utm_source=Democracy+Now%21&utm_campaign=2fb6629233-Daily_Digest_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_fa2346a853-2fb6629233-191704661
ALSO see the Democracy Now! website for strong articles about Venezuela. Visit www.democracynow.org and look for the January 25, 2019, posts.
Is foreign military intervention in Venezuela imminent? https://afgj.org/is-foreign-military-intervention-in-venezuela-imminent?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=b21bd949-84db-4dea-b149-ec3db1ee8ff9
An excellent source of information (Just Foreign Policy, www.justforeignpolicy.org) provided VERY SHORT STATEMENTS from three U.S. Congress members. Bernie, Tulsi, and Ro have spoken out against Trump pushing for a coup in Venezuela. See their short statements at these links:
Read/share Ro’s response to Trump: https://twitter.com/RoKhanna/status/1088109037982543873
Read/share Ro’s response to Durbin: https://twitter.com/RoKhanna/status/1088302692001300480
Read/share Tulsi’s statement: https://twitter.com/TulsiGabbard/status/1088531713649713153
Read/share Bernie’s statement: https://www.sanders.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/sanders-statement-on-venezuela
I sent this message to my members of Congress:
I VERY, VERY, VERY STRONGLY OPPOSE Trump’s attempt to ILLEGALLY OVERTHROW Venezuela’s DEMOCRACY!
Venezuela’s elections have been free and fair. But TRUMP INTENDS TO OVERTHROW THEIR DEMOCRACY and install an “interim president” IN VIOLATION OF THE VENEZUELAN PEOPLE’S CONSENT. It would VIOLATE INTERNATIONAL LAW! YOU MUST TAKE STRONG IMMEDIATE ACTION IN CONGRESS TO PREVENT THIS!
US and Canadian sanctions and belligerent statements against the elected government of Venezuela by US officials such as Vice President Pence and Secretary of State Pompeo are in direct violation of both the United Nations and Organization of American States’ Charters.
I demand that you actively oppose Trump’s efforts to overthrow the elected government of Venezuela and that you publicly announce your opposition. YOUR ACTION — OR YOUR FAILURE TO ACT — will PROVE whether you respect democracy and international law.
STATEMENT OF SOLIDARITY WITH VENEZUELA’S PEOPLE AND THEIR PROGRESSIVE POLITICS: http://ggjalliance.org/VenezuelaBolivariana2019
SIGN PETITION OPPOSING THE COUP AGAINST VENEZUELA: https://afgj.salsalabs.org/opposeusregimechangeeffortsinvenezuela/index.html?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=b21bd949-84db-4dea-b149-ec3db1ee8ff9
U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell UTTERLY FAILED to express opposition to Trump’s coup against Venezuela! I e-mailed her and got this TOTALLY NONCOMMITTALL reply:
Thank you for contacting me regarding the leadership dispute in Venezuela. I appreciate having your input on this important issue.
I will be sure to keep your thoughts in mind as I continue to work here in the Senate during the 116th Congress. It is important to me that the many voices of Washington State are being heard, and I encourage you to stay in touch.
Thank you again for contacting me to share your thoughts on this matter. Please do not hesitate to contact me in the future if I can be of further assistance.