National March on Washington Saturday, March 16: Hands off Venezuela!

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Above photo: Tallahassee SDS protests US intervention in Venezuela. (Fight Back! News)

NOTE: Sign the petition HERE to tell your elected officials NO US-ENGINEERED COUP In Venezuela!

“People of the U.S., I ask for your support to reject the interference of Donald Trump’s government in making My Homeland a Vietnam in Latin America. Don’t Allow It!”  President Nicolas Maduro, January 31, 2017.

Saturday, March 16, 12pm
White House, Washington, D.C.

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On Saturday, March 16, thousands of people will march in Washington, D.C. against the Trump administration’s effort to engineer a coup in Venezuela and a new devastating war there. The aggressive policy against Venezuela repeats the ugly pattern of wars for regime change in the oil-rich countries of Iraq and Libya. National Security Advisor John Bolton is reading from the same script, declaring a “troika of tyranny” in Latin America (like the “axis of evil”) as a precursor for regime change first in Venezuela, and then Cuba and Nicaragua. Trump has always said that the “mistake” of the Middle East wars was that the U.S. didn’t “take the oil.”

It is time to stand up and with a clear voice say NO to the newest example of the “Monroe Doctrine,” which the U.S. government has used for over two centuries to repeatedly invade Latin America and Caribbean, control its politics and extract its resources.

The White House aims to overthrow the government of President Nicolás Maduro and replace him with Juan Guaidó. Guaidó is a U.S.-trained operative who was unknown to the vast majority of Venezuelans before he proclaimed himself president — at Vice President Mike Pence’s urging. Although Guaidó has the backing of Trump, the CIA, and the Republican and Democratic Party leaderships alike, huge numbers of Venezuelans have marched to reject this coup and defend their independence.

On March 16, the people of the United States will come together to say: 

  • U.S. hands off Venezuela! 
  • NO to the coup — the U.S. does not have the right to select other country’s leaders!
  • NO to the sanctions, oil embargo and economic war on Venezuela that aims to cause suffering for ordinary people in the country.
  • NO to intervention and war from the U.S. and their proxies in the region.

Initial signers:

  • ANSWER Coalition
  • CodePink
  • Black Alliance for Peace
  • Alliance for Global Justice
  • Popular Resistance
  • Cuba and Venezuela Solidarity Committee
  • Haïti Liberté
  • International Support Haiti Network
  • Popular Education Project
  • Abby Martin, journalist, The Empire Files
  • Dr. Jill Stein, 2016 Green Party presidential candidate
  • Dr. Jared Ball, Prof. of Communication Studies, Morgan State Univ., imixwhatilike
  • Medea Benjamin, activist and author, CodePink
  • Cindy Sheehan, activist and author, Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox
  • Berthony Dupont, Director, Haïti Liberté
  • Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, constitutional rights attorney
  • Max Blumenthal, journalist
  • Ajamu Baraka, National Organizer, Black Alliance for Peace
  • Mike Prysner, Iraq War veteran, producer, The Empire files
  • Dr. George Ciccariello-Maher, author
  • Dr. Anthony Monteiro, Saturday Free School
  • Dr. Jodi Dean, author, Prof. of Political Science, Hobart & William Smith Colleges
  • Gloria La Riva, National Coordinator, Cuba and Venezuela Solidarity Committee
  • Kim Ives, journalist
  • Anoa Changa, host, The Way With Anoa
  • Dan Cohen, journalist and filmmaker
  • Chuck Kaufman, National Co-Coordinator, Alliance for Global Justice
  • Eugene Puryear, Stop Police Terror Project
  • Jeanette Charles, International Solidarity Liaison, Venezuela Analysis
  • Lucas Koerner, Editor and Analyst, Venezuela Analysis
  • Margaret Flowers, Co-Coordinator, Popular Resistance
  • Kevin Zeese, Co-Coordinator, Popular Resistance
  • Dan Kovalik, author and human rights lawyer
  • Mahdi Bray, National Director, American Muslim Alliance (AMA)
  • Brian Becker, National Director, ANSWER Coalition 

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  • earthcaretaker

    I think it is time for us citizens to start to fight back against the behavior of our imperialist, cruel government.

  • tesseract3000

    The middle of March seems a little late for this problem. Trump & Co. are moving quickly.

  • novychelovek

    I see the Kagan clan’s hand in all of this…

  • prairiedog

    The only way to stop these dirt bags is to

  • Patrick McCann

    Co-ordinated national actions are being held February 23rd in over a dozen cities.

  • kevinzeese

    We have mentioned those international protests in articles about Venezuela. Here is more information about them:

  • kevinzeese

    Protests have already been happending and more are planned, including a Feb. 23rd international day of action which we have previously mentioned.

  • February 10, 2019 An Open Letter To The People Of The U.S. From President Nicolás Maduro

    If I know anything, it is about the people, because just like you, I am a man of the people. I was born and raised in a poor neighborhood of Caracas.

  • Alan MacDonald


  • Alan MacDonald

    Massive Public Rallies for a second American “Revolution Against Empire” is the only way ‘we the American people’ can shout-out and expose this Disguised Global Capitalist EMPIRE, which has taken over our country.

    ‘Ordinary Germans’ could have stopped Hitler and the Nazi EMPIRE if only 3 to 5% of them had acted as soon as Hitler’s “Enabling Acts” were announced in 1933.

    Yes, indeed, — Trump’s supposed ‘national emergency’ act is exactly what Hitler did with his “Enabling Acts” — and now Jonah Goldberg speaking for the radical right rag, “National Review” has admitted on National TV that Trump is acting right in line with Hitler:

    Emperor Trumpius is following the same path to full-on Empire as Hitler did in 1933 with the ‘Enabling Acts’:

    Jonah Goldberg really dug himself and the “National Review” a grave on NBC’s “Meet the Press” when he said:



    Yeah, he is passionately concerned about something that he doesn’t actually want to be committal on. And, look, I think it’s an atrocity. I don’t like these enabling acts, which is what they really are, that these national emergency laws are.”

    By calling what Trump did “Enabling Acts” Jonah puts Trump in league with Hitler — since the “Enabling Acts” in ‘33 were what Hitler and his Nazi Empire employed for all subsequent war crimes:

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  • Kevin,

    Pence was recently trying to issue orders to the Venezuelan army, does that constitute sedition, if not then what is the correct definition?

  • Dave

    Now the “initial list” of signers is a rogues list of leftist idiots.

  • kevinzeese

    LOL. Is that a compliment to those of us who stand against US imperialism? As well as regime change operations and coups?

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