88 Leading British Political Figures Express Opposition to Proposed US Sanctions – Can You Help Us Get More?

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With the help of our supporters contacting their MPs, 88 leading British politicians of 6 different political parties/persuasions have signed a statement (copied below) supporting Latin America’s work for peace and dialogue in Venezuela and opposing US sanctions on Venezuela. You can ask your MP to add their name by using our easy online tool…

Right-wing Venezuelans Attack Governor’s House with Mortars

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More than 150 children from the Special Rehabilitation Center were at the residence of Tachira’s Socialist governor at the moment of the attack reports Telesur English The governor of the Venezuelan state of Tachira, Jose Gregorio Vielma Mora denounced a series of attacks against his residence Thursday by right-wing assailants. The socialist governor said that…

Right Wing Opposition Protesters Attempt to Kill Unarmed Air Force Sergeant

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By Lucas Koerner for Venezuelanalysis.com In the latest round of opposition street violence, a group of masked youth violently assaulted an unarmed official of the Bolivarian Air Force in the wealthy Caracas neighborhood of Chacao on Wednesday. The attack came hours after an act commemorating one year since the arrest of Voluntad Popular leader Leopoldo…

70 LEADING BRITISH FIGURES CONDEMN THE LATEST COUP ATTEMPT IN VENEZUELA IN EMERGENCY LETTER PUBLISHED IN THE GUARDIAN

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On Thursday February 19 The Guardian published an edited version of the below, initiated by the Venezuela Solidarity Campaign and signed in less than 48 hours by prominent figures from across British society, including filmmaker John Pilger, writer and broadcaster Tariq Ali, writer Richard Gott, journalist Victoria Brittain, actor Andy De La Tour, poet Linton…

JOHN PILGER: “What is Inexcusable is Venezuela’s Political Independence”

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An interview with John Pilger, conducted by Michael Albert. Why would the U.S. want Venezuela’s government overthrown? There are straightforward principles and dynamics at work here. Washington wants to get rid of the Venezuelan government because it is independent of U.S. designs for the region and because Venezuela has the greatest proven oil reserves in the world and…

‘Almost All’ Opposition Leaders Knew About Venezuelan Coup Plot Says Maduro

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In a televised address Saturday night, Venezuela’s president Nicolas Maduro revealed new information on the foiled coup attempt against his government, including accusations that the country’s opposition leaders were aware of the plans. “Almost all of the MUD leaders knew about this plan, this ambush, almost all of them, including the four-time losing candidate,” said the Venezuelan leader, referring to opposition presidential candidate, Henrique…

New Details Emerge in Venezuela Following Failed Coup Attempt

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In a televised broadcast featuring President of the National Assembly Diosdado Cabello along with the Caracas Municipal City Mayor Jorge Rodríguez, revealed further details regarding the failed coup attempt, which lead to the arrest of several military officers as well as confessions linking political opposition leaders to the plot. Rodriguez pointed out that Julio Borges,…

EVENT: John Pilger’s ‘The War on Democracy’ – Special Film Showing with Guest Speakers

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Monday, 13 April 2015, 19:00 at the Bolivar Hall, 54 Grafton Way, London, W1T 5DL. Get your ticket here ‘The War On Democracy’ (2007) was John Pilger’s first for cinema. It explores the current and past relationship of Washington with Latin American countries such as Venezuela, Bolivia and Chile. John Pilger says: “[The film] is…

SEMINAR: US Intervention & Destabilisation in Venezuela-Lessons of Chile & Nicaragua

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Reserve Your Place Here for this event on Tuesday March 31 at 6.30pm at Unite House, 128 Theobalds Road, London, WC1X 8TN. With: Marcos Garcia, Venezuelan Embassy, formerly a Venezuelan diplomat in Washington & trade union leader + Dr. Francisco Dominguez, political refugee from the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile & co-author of ‘Right Wing Politics…

Venezuelan Opposition Leaders Released ‘Transition’ Statement A Day Before Coup was Due to be Unleashed

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Was it a coincidence that Venezuelan opposition leaders Antonio Ledezma, Maria Corina Machado, and Leopoldo Lopez released a communique for a transition, a mere day before the coup plan was to be unleashed? Three key figures of the Venezuelan opposition – Leopoldo Lopez, Maria Corina Machado, and Antonio Ledezma – all of whom have to varying degrees been…