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No US Sponsored Attacks on Venezuela!
May 16, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
On May 3, 2020, more than 100 heavily armed mercenaries employed by an American contractor, a US Green Berets veteran, landed in several locations on the Venezuelan coast. The mercenaries arrived in heavily armed boats from Colombia where they had been training for the past five months. They planned to kidnap the Venezuelan president, fly him to the US, and collect the $15 million dollar award promised by the US government to anyone who could achieve this objective.
How would we feel if Venezuelan mercenaries came from a neighboring country to the US to kidnap our president and fly him to Venezuela to collect $15 million dollars awarded by the Venezuelan government for carrying out this unprovoked and illegal aggression against our country?
The US government has spent at least $1 billion in the past twenty years on numerous subversive activities to bring down the president of Venezuela because his government is dedicated to supporting the needs of the poor who constitute the vast majority of the population.
We demand an end to these policies and the expenditure of our tax dollars in order to destroy the Venezuelan revolution and gain control of Venezuela’s vast natural resources.
Furthermore, we demand that our government respect international law by ending the sanctions on Venezuela, stopping all activities to change the government in Venezuela through the use of force, returning stolen Venezuelan assets such as CITGO to Venezuela, and establishing friendly relations between our two countries.
Let us imagine a new type of internationalism and solidarity in response to the CORONA pandemic.
The Coolidge Bridge Rally is sponsored by the Latin America Solidarity Coalition of WMASS, Green Rainbow Party Pioneer Valley Chapter, WM CodePink, and Massachusetts Peace Action. Please wear masks and observe social distancing during this event.