National Mobilization At The Venezuelan Embassy In DC!

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National Mobilization!
Saturday, May 18, 12:00 p.m.
Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, D.C.
1099 30th St. NW

The Embassy Protection Collective is calling on all peace and social justice organizations and people from all over the United States to join together next Saturday, May 18, for a massive mobilization in Washington D.C. at the Venezuelan Embassy.

Right-wing and fascist thugs have laid siege to the Venezuelan Embassy. The electricity has been cut off. The water has been cut off and people attempting to bring food were violently attacked and arrested. The Secret Service and the D.C. Police Department, under orders of the Trump Administration, have created a humanitarian crisis in the heart of Washington D.C. at a diplomatic compound that is protected by the Vienna Convention.

Momentum is building all over the country in defense of the Embassy Protection Collective and in opposition to the Trump Administration’s lawless attempt to seize Venezuela’s Embassy.

Peace activists have been residing inside the Venezuelan Embassy, since mid-April to protect it from takeover by supporters of opposition leader Juan Guaido as part of the U.S. orchestrated coup. They are there as the invited guests of the owner of the building, the Venezuelan government. Organized by CODEPINK, Popular Resistance and ANSWER Coalition, they formed the Embassy Protection Collective. They are demanding that the electricity and water be turned back on, and that food and medicines be allowed inside.

  • mwildfire

    Here’s a scenario. Russia announces that given the irregularities and many forms of cheating on the 2016 US election, they cannot recognize Donald Trump as the legitimate president of the US. Instead, they announce, Jill Stein is the interim president until elections can be held. All US personnel at the US embassy in Moscow have three days to clear out, their diplomatic visas terminated. Jill Stein sends her team to take over…except she likely wouldn’t participate in something so illegitimate. And even if she did. I’m sure she wouldn’t publicly ask Russia and China to send their militaries to accomplish the coup!

  • Jody Coss

    Yes, hope you don’t mind that I copied and shared your scenario.

  • mwildfire

    Not at all! 😉

  • Mike Meesh

    Soooo, it makes sense to you that Venezuelans are the ones protesting the occupation and mostly US citizens who are causing ruckus? Seems like, by your scenario, Russia claimed Jill Stein as President, the US PEOPLE claimed Jill Stein as President, and petulant, petty, politically motivated wanna-be hippies in Russia said “This is BULL! We’ll stand in for… the people… that don’t want us to?”

  • mwildfire

    I take it that you are saying that the Americans in the Venezuelan embassy are acting illegitimately because the majority of the Venezuelan people actually want Guido–which US corporate media would have you believe but I have seen plenty of evidence that Guido is a laughingstock, Maduro is president because he handily won a recent election and while Venezuelans are universally happy with Maduro, they do not want a CIA asset puppet to take over from the president they elected.

  • Jon

    And Jill actually DID run for president, and got a million more votes than non-candidate Guaido’s zero votes!

  • mwildfire

    although he did win a seat in the National Assembly, and was its head at the time of the coup attempt, because it rotates so they waited till his district was supposed to be the official head. She didn’t win a seat at all. But his treason ought to disqualify him for the seat he won.

  • Jon

    Of course, but the point is, he never got any votes for the office he now claims!

  • Averahere

    Does anyone here remember the first 911…in 1973?
    Lets not repeat that one for GOD’s sake!!!

  • Nicely stated, may I borrow it?

  • Mike Meesh

    And if the next, say, 5 elections in the US were won by Trump with almost 100% of the vote, and when the assembly of people elected (we’ll call it “Congress” in this example) was disbanded because it didn’t buy into his propaganda, and when people take to the streets willing to stand up to the military to let him know it’s time to go… He’s still the rightfully elected president because his people assured you that they most certainly counted all the ballots correctly, and if you want to argue about it, you deserve to be thrown in prison at best?

  • mwildfire

    Except that I have seen images of huge demonstrations in favor of keeping the elected government, and people who can’t find Guido’s, or they amount to a dozen people. I’ve also seen, longer ago, some roughly equal and large gatherings on both sides. (But US media won’t cover the pro-Maduro ones). Sources I trust say there has been some bad decision making, even some corruption but much of the economic crisis is due to Washington’s theft of and blocking of Venezuela’s economy. I’ve seen repeated claims that the likes of Carter’s election monitoring teams said Venezuela’s election system is one of the best in the world. Maybe the assembly was disbanded “because it didn’t buy into his propaganda” or maybe because it refused to unseat illegitimately placed people. And I’ve heard of no one being thrown in prison for arguing about it. So all in all I doubt your scenario. Guido did not run for president, most of the right boycotted the election I presume because polls showed they would lose, so the CIA advised them to boycott so they could claim, if only with thin plausibility, that the election was illegitimate.

  • chetdude

    May I propose a slight adjustment…

    “Russia announces that given the irregularities and many forms of cheating during the 2015/2016 U.S. “Election”, they cannot recognize Donald Trump as the legitimate president of the U.S. and instead have announced that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is now the Interim President of the United States.” etc.

  • chetdude

    Except your “example” bears no resemblance to what’s happening in Venezuela…

    What’s happening in Venezuela is that since ’99 5 elections were won by the most popular candidate who promised change and then PROVIDED substantial improvements in the lives of the majority of the Venezuelan People even when pitted against the relentless opposition of the country’s former ruling Oligarchy and USAmerican policies and direct attacks on the government, including actual coups against them…

    Your lame attempt isn’t even close…

  • mwildfire

    I vote for AOC as the best fit, because she was elected once to Congress, like Guido, and represents the opponents of the elected president.