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Venezuela: Sanctions, Elections and Attempted Coup

When: Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Community Church • 565 Boylston Street • Boston

Will the crisis lead to a major new war?

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!
 
Mike Clark will provide necessary historical context with the ...
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CCDS CALLS ON PROGRESSIVES TO OPPOSE US INTERVENTION IN VENEZUELA

Statement of the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism

January 31, 2019

There now should be no doubt that the Trump Administration is pulling out all the stops to overthrow President Nicholas Maduro and the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV).

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Hands Off Venezuela! No to US coup!

When: Saturday, February 23, 2019, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Where: Park Street Boston Common • Park and Tremont • Boston

Join the Committe for Peace and Human Rights and other groups on the 30th day after the US-backed coup attempt to overthrow Pres. Maduro of Venezuela.  While the coup did not work, the US continues its efforts for regime change.

Join us as we support Venezuelan sovereignty and oppose US meddling in Venezuelan affairs, through sanction and military threats.

We support Venezuela's right to chart its own course, without interference from the US or other imperialist powers.

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Film Screening: Venezuela, the Struggle Continues

When: Monday, February 4, 2019, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: MIT • STATA Center 32-124 • Cambridge
This independent documentary was made in 2013 a few weeks after the death of President Hugo Chávez by the producer and director Eduardo Aguiar, the journalist Iñaki Estívaliz, the cameraman Carlos Zayas and the soundman Kike Cubero.
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Film screening: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

When: Friday, February 8, 2019, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: encuentro 5 • 9A Hamilton Place • Boston

Stop US aggression against Venezuela! Hands Off!

When: Friday, February 1, 2019, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Where: Copley Square • 545 Boylston • in front of former Venezuelan consulate • Boston

This stand out and protest will denounce US sanctions on Venezuela and the continued orchestration of the regime change project. 

Slogans: End the Sanctions!  Hands off Venezuela!  US out of Latin America!

The US government has tried to turn Venezuela back into a neo-colony since the 1998 Bolivarian Revolution led by Hugo Chavez began to use Venezuela's vast oil wealth to benefit Venezuela. 

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Tell US to stop interfering in Venezuelan affairs!

Emergency Protest Opposing US-backed coup attempt in Venezuela

When: Friday, January 25, 2019, 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Where: Copley Square • Boylston St. • Boston

What is Unfolding in Mexico?

When: Saturday, January 26, 2019, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Where: Center for Marxist Education • 550 Mass. Ave. • floor 2 • Cambridge

Speakers: John Womack, Jr.
What is unfolding in Mexico today? What are Donald Trump and capitalism stirring up? Historian John Womack, author of Zapata and the Mexican Revolution, assesses current developments and prospects.   

 
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Sendoff for Salvadoran Election Observers

When: Friday, January 25, 2019, 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Where: Home • 14 Laurel Street • Cambridge

Bostonians are joining CISPES electoral observer delegation to El Salvador.  They will be helping hold the line against fraud and US attempts to intimidate Salvadoran voters into bringing the right back to the presidency.

Join us to send them off and help support their trip and organizations in the Salvadoran popular movement.

https://www.facebook.com/cispesboston/photos/gm.594276960994782/1626574144111433/?type=3

Can't make it--make a donation on line  

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Rising US pressure on Venezuela and Reportback from Caracas

When: Thursday, January 10, 2019, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: encuentro 5 • 9A Hamilton Place • Boston
The Venezuelan Solidarity Committee invites everyone to join an event of solidarity to commemorate the inauguration of Nicolas Maduro's second term in office as presdient.  The event will include firsthand accounts from the recent delegation that visited Venezuela in November as well as an audio/video  presentation.  We will be monitoring the situation in Venezuela during this critical date.  There will be an open discussion of current events and the political situation surrounding Venezuela.
 
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Webinar: Roots of the Exodus: from the Honduran political crisis to the Refugee caravan- an update

When: Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 12:20 pm
Where: webinar • Boston

A Thread of Hope Guatemalan Fair Trade at Holiday events

When: Saturday, December 1, 2018, 11:00 am to Sunday, December 23, 2018, 8:00 pm
Where: Jamaica Plain Craft Fair, First Church • 6 Eliot Street • Jamaica Plain

Checkout A Thread of Hope Guatemalan Fair Trade at the following events.
They have been very helpful to TecsChange in getting equipment to 
Guatemala for many years.

Our Upcoming Sales Events

Sat., Dec. 1, 11a - 5p
Jamaica Plain Craft Fair
First Church in Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
at the monument, 6 Eliot St., Jamaica Plain, MA
Food, music, crafts!

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*THE SUGAR ROAD* A New Perspective about Latin America’s Folk Music.

When: Monday, December 3, 2018, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Where: Berklee College of Music • 921 Boylston Street • The Loft (3rd floor) • Boston

Leo Blanco invites you to: *SUGAR* - Both a sweet and a sour experience. 

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VENEZUELA: REPORTBACK FROM BOSTON DELEGATION

When: Saturday, December 1, 2018, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: encuentro 5 • 9A Hamilton Place • Boston

VENEZUELA: REPORTBACK FROM BOSTON DELEGATION

Saturday Dec. 01, 4:00 - 6:00 pm

encuentro 5 (9A Hamilton Place, Boston -- near Park Street red line)

Venezuela is in crisis but mainstream media gives only one side of the story. Boston activists visited Caracas and Lara State in November on a fact-finding mission. They visited a community council, urban garden, rural agriculture cooperative and the Bolivarian socialist workers union. The delegation talked with Afro Venezuelans, ecosocialists, government officials and people on the street.

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