Monthly Archives: June 2017
One of the central goals of The Labor Forum is to build solidarity among working and poor people around the world. Working class people, whether in this country or elsewhere, often confront the same issues of exploitation by the same multi-national corporations and similar oppression by profit-driven economies, enforced by like-minded governments. The corporate media falsifies the struggles and ignores or discredits the people’s victories.
Venezuela has been the target of US electoral intervention, military threats, economic sabotage and media lies for close to 18 years, ever since the election of Hugo Chavez in 1999 and the development of social programs that benefited the poor and working people of the country.
Right-wing elements, funded and backed by the US, have taken advantage of the downturn in oil prices and the resulting economic crisis by organizing violent and destructive demonstrations that destroy public property and harm other Venezuelans.
Voices in the media and Congress are calling for open US intervention.
On Monday, June 5, the Labor Forum will feature two guests to address the background and current situation facing working class and progressive forces in Venezuela.
Please tune in for a special 45 minute segment starting at 4:15 with Berta Joubert from the International Action Center and Jorge Marin, Venezuelan activist living currently in Boston.
The Labor Forum airs every Monday from 4-5pm on WRFG 89.3FM. For additional information, please see http://www.wrfglaborforum.org
The history of US intervention in South and Central American countries is long and bloody with support for military coups and right-wing governments that engaged in brutal repression, civilian massacres, massive corruption and the impoverishment of working and Indigenous and African descended peoples.A scenario similar to the 1973 coup in Chile is being visited upon the progressive government of Venezuela with open involvement of US corporations and the US administration to affect regime change against President Maduro and overturn the advances of the Bolivarian Revolution.The International Action Center has initiated a call for Days of Solidarity with Venezuela and its people who are determined to make change benefiting the majority of the country’s people.In Atlanta, on Tuesday, June 6, there will be a demonstration at CNN at the corner of Marietta St. and Centennial Olympic Park from 4:30-5:30 to demand “US Hands Off Venezuela” and expose CNN for its biased reporting.
PLEASE share the event and bring signs and banners.In solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution and the Venezuelan People