“Understand Venezuela. Protect its Sovereignty.”

Watch my April 2019 TV program on your computer or on TCTV.

This month’s episode is:  “Understand Venezuela.  Respect its Sovereignty.”

To watch the interview, CLICK THIS LINK.

To read a very thorough summary of what we said (and many links for more information sources at the end), CLICK THIS LINK:  2019.04 Summary of Venezuela interview.


The April 2019 interview on “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” series (see below for info about watching it through your computer or TCTV channel 22) provides fresh information and insights into the crisis in Venezuela. Venezuela is a sovereign nation – a real democracy – on the northern coast of South America. However, increasingly in recent years, the U.S. government has been causing a crisis there.

The U.S. government and mainstream media have grossly misrepresented what caused the crisis and how to solve it. The people of the United States have the right – and the responsibility – to understand and shape our foreign policy.

Glen Anderson interviewed Dr. Larry Mosqueda, who taught Political Science and Political Economy for more than 40 years, and who also has 40 years of experience as a human rights and solidarity activist. Larry has served as an international election observer many times. He traveled to Venezuela in 2012 and has been closely monitoring the realities – including U.S. interventions – both before and after that trip.

We conducted this interview on Thursday March 14, 2019. Even if the news has changed by the time you watch this interview, the information we shared during the hour will help you understand the background and the context – and help you take positive actions to solve the problems.

We explained the U.S.’s very long history of acting like a colonial power over much of Latin America, including repeated abuses by U.S. businesses, politicians and military.

Venezuela has more proven oil reserves than any nation on earth. Trump and his national security advisor John Bolton have admitted that they want Venezuela’s oil.

Venezuela’s elections have been free and fair. President Hugo Chavez significantly improved the people’s nutrition, health, education, housing and political engagement from 1999 until he died in 2013. But the U.S. did not like his “socialist” policies, so the U.S. sponsored a coup in 2002.

Overwhelming public support for Chavez brought him back in just 47 hours. His successor, Nicolás Maduro, was re-elected in 2018 and has tried to continue Chavez’s progress, but the U.S. has been imposing serious economic sanctions, especially during Trump’s rule.

The Trump administration’s brutal economic sanctions have caused horrible problems, but U.S. politicians and mainstream media are blaming Maduro instead of admitting that the U.S. caused the problems. The Trump administration recruited a Venezuelan politician to proclaim himself the new president, in blatant violation of Venezuela’s constitution. Trump is also threatening U.S. military violence in order to accomplish the coup that his top advisors are plotting. Most U.S. politicians and mainstream news media accept at face value Trump’s propaganda about the crisis in Venezuela.

Venezuela is a sovereign nation that has had a well-functioning democracy except when the U.S. interferes. Our interview lays out the facts in very understandable ways and proposes some solutions to the crisis.


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Everyone everywhere can watch this interview – and/or read a thorough summary of what we said (and a great list of links to further information) – through Glen’s blog, www.parallaxperspectives.org. Each program and thorough summary are also posted to the blog’s “TV Programs” category and one or more additional categories (in this case, the blog’s “Latin America” category).

Cable TV subscribers in Thurston County can watch this interview on Thurston Community Television (TCTV) three times a week throughout the entire month: every Monday at 1:30 pm, every Wednesday at 5:00 pm, and every Thursday at 9:00 pm.

After I produced this TV program and posted it to my blog, my e-mail address changed from glenanderson@integra.net to glen@parallaxperspectives.org.  When you watch the TV video and/or read the linked document, please use my new e-mail address (and/or phone me at 360-491-9093) if you have any questions or want more information.







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Since the late 1960s Glen Anderson has devoted his life to working as a volunteer for peace, nonviolence, social justice, and progressive political issues. He has worked through many existing organizations and started several. Over the years he has worked especially for such wide-ranging goals as making peace with Vietnam, eliminating nuclear weapons, converting from a military economy to a peacetime economy, abolishing the death penalty, promoting nonviolence at all levels throughout society, and helping people organize and strategize for grassroots movements to solve many kinds of problems. He writes, speaks, and conducts training workshops on a wide variety of topics. Since 1987 he has produced and hosted a one-hour cable TV interview program on many kinds of issues. Since 2017 he has blogged at https://parallaxperspectives.org He lives in Lacey near Olympia WA. You can reach him at (360) 491-9093 glen@parallaxperspectives.org