Venezuelan Embassy Protection Collective Wins Legal Victory

By Anya Parampil, The Grayzone. -

On the morning of June 3, four U.S. citizens from the Venezuelan Embassy Protection Collective (EPC) who engaged in a two-week-long standoff with right-wing Venezuelan exile hooligans and members [...]

Protectors Of The Venezuelan Embassy Victorious After Federal Charges Are Dropped

By The Council on Hemispheric Affairs. -

Federal charges against the four protectors of the Venezuelan Embassy, who defended the building in Washington DC against violent opposition crowds for several weeks between April 10 and May 16 [...]

Federal Charges Against Four Venezuelan Embassy Protectors Dropped

By Embassy Protectors, Popular Resistance. -

Washington, DC - The federal charge of “interfering with certain protective functions” levied against four members of the Embassy Protection Collective was formally dropped today in a hearing [...]

Activists Go To Venezuelan Embassy To Evict ‘Ambassador Vecchio’, Find He’s Not There

By Popular Resistance. -

Washington, DC - Today, activists with CODEPINK went to the Venezuelan Embassy in the posh Georgetown neighborhood to find out if the Embassy was providing consular services. Leo Flores, a [...]

Mistrial Is Another Blow To US Coup In Venezuela; Our Work Continues

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

Last week, we along with Adrienne Pine and David Paul were unsuccessfully prosecuted by the Trump administration for our protection of the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, DC from April 10 to [...]

Mistrial Declared In Kafkaesque D.C. Trial Of Venezuela Embassy Protectors

By Alan Macleod, Mintpress News. -

The word “Kafkaesque” is thrown around liberally in the modern era, often without warrant. “The Trial,” a 1925 novel written by Bohemian writer Franz Kafka, tells the story of Josef K., a man [...]

Mistrial In Trump Biased Prosecution Against Venezuelan Embassy Protectors Is Win For Sovereignty

By Leonardo Flores, Grayzone Project -

A hung jury in the Donald Trump administration’s case against activists who were arrested protecting Venezuela’s internationally recognized embassy in Washington, DC is being heralded as a major [...]

US Citizen Detained, Interrogated By DHS About Anti-War Movement For Venezuela Solidarity

By Max Blumenthal, The Grayzone -

A US citizen who participated in the Venezuelan Embassy Protection Collective was detained, searched and interrogated for the second time by US government agents about his political beliefs and [...]

Defense Team Challenged Trump Prosecutors’ Attempts To Fix Outcome Of Trial

By Ajamu Baraka and Bahman Azad, Embassy Protectors Defense Committee. -

A pretrial hearing of the four Embassy Protectors facing federal prosecution took place before Judge Beryl A. Howell on January 29 in Washington, DC. The hearing, which was to define the [...]

An Epic Act Of Resistance And Trial Of Our Times

By Lauren Smith, Telesur English. -

The U.S. government’s accusation against of the four members of the Embassy Protectors Collective is merely a pretext used for their arrest and prosecution, since they haven’t broken any [...]

Jan. 22 – Day Of Action To Support Venezuelan Embassy Protectors

By Embassy Protectors Defense Committee, DefendEmbassyProtectors.org. -

As we approach the Embassy Protectors’ trial, currently scheduled for February 11, 2020, both sides are filing documents relevant to the trial. These will be argued at the next court hearing on [...]

Embassy Protectors Are Being Denied Their Right To A Fair Trial

By Ajamu Baraka and Bahman Azad, Embassy Protectors Defense Committee. -

Judge Beryl A. Howell, the chief judge of the US District Court, denied the discovery motions requested by the four embassy protectors who were arrested on May 16 after staying in the Venezuelan [...]

US Government Drops Prosecution Of Max Blumenthal After Jailing Journalist On False Charges

By Ben Norton, The Grayzone Project -

The US government has dropped its bogus charge of “simple assault” against journalist Max Blumenthal, after having him arrested on a 5-month-old warrant and jailed for nearly two days. The [...]

Embassy Protection Defense Committee Calls On Trump Administration To Drop All Charges

From The Embassy Defense Protection Committee -

The newly formed Embassy Protectors Defense Committee created in response to the arrest and bogus charges leveled by the Trump Administration against the last four remaining activists of the [...]

Monroeism Is The Other Side Of Jim Crow, The Side Facing South

By Frederick B. Mills, Council On Hemispheric Affairs -

This Forum of São Paulo of Washington DC marks a significant step forward in building North-South solidarity on behalf of economic and social justice throughout the hemisphere and respect for the [...]

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