Start: March 16, 2019 â¢ 7:00 AM
The People’s Forum â¢ 320 W. 37th St., New York, NY 10018
The buses leave at 7am sharp in order to make it to Washington, D.C. After the protest, we will arrive back to The People’s Forum on the same day around 10pm. All tickets must be purchased in advance and will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. No refunds are available.
On Saturday, March 16, thousands of people will march in Washington, D.C. against the Trump administrationâs 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 âtroika of tyrannyâ in Latin America (like the âaxis of evilâ) as a precursor for regime change first in Venezuela, and then Cuba and Nicaragua. Trump has always said that the âmistakeâ of the Middle East wars was that the U.S. didnât âtake the oil.â
It is time to stand up and with a clear voice say NO to the newest example of the âMonroe Doctrine,â 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 NicolÃ¡s Maduro and replace him with Juan GuaidÃ³. GuaidÃ³ is a U.S.-trained operative who was unknown to the vast majority of Venezuelans before he proclaimed himself president â at Vice President Mike Penceâs urging. Although GuaidÃ³ 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 â the U.S. does not have the right to select other countryâs 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
Source: People’s Forum