The US is trying to overthrow the Maduro government with military threats, economic warfare and diplomatic isolation. But the solutions for the problems in Venezuela are for the Venezuelans to decide. The peace movement must oppose US intervention and support a resolution through peaceful dialogue!
The brinksmanship of U.S. officials is troubling, especially given that the president himself has long relished the possibility of war with Venezuela.
FBI Director Andrew McCabe told the world that Donald Trump had said this about Venezuela:
“That’s the country we should be going to war with. They have all that oil and they’re right on our back door.”
Please write your member of Congress today and ask them to sponsor the “Prohibiting Unauthorized Military Action in Venezuela Act.”
Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI) has introduced a bill in the House, and Sen. Jeff Merkley in the Senate, to stop a rush to war by blocking funds for such an intervention and prohibiting the administration from taking military action without Congressional approval. The U.S. has a long and bloody history of intervening in Latin America, a history we cannot allow to repeat itself in Venezuela. Reps. McGovern, Moulton, Pressley, and Keating have already signed on.