Hands off Latin America! 16 September 2008Posted by steve1917 in events.
Tags: Bolivia, Jeremy Dear, Latin America, Venezuela
HANDS OFF LATIN AMERICA! STOP THE COUPS IN VENEZUELA AND BOLIVIA!
Wednesday 17th September 2008
- 4-6pm: Picket the US embassy, Grosvenor Square, W1
- 7pm: Rally at the National Union of Journalists, 308 Gray’s Inn Rd, WC1, with speakers including Maria Beatriz Souviron (Bolivian ambassador), John McDonnell MP, Jeremy Dear (NUJ general secretary), Felix Plasencia (Venezuelan deputy ambassador) and Alan Woods (author, Reformism or Revolution)
Exactly 35 years after the CIA brought down Salvador Allende’s progressive government in Chile, violence by right-wing mobs has killed at least 30 supporters of Bolivian President Evo Morales, while journalists in Venezuela have uncovered a deadly plot to topple Hugo Chávez.
The US ambassadors in both countries have been expelled and Russian bombers are performing joint exercises with Venezuela as a response to the US deploying its Fourth Fleet for the first time in 60 years.
Now is a dangerous time for Latin America. US President George W Bush has made it his top priority to overthrow the new left-wing governments in Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador and others before he leaves office at the end of the year.
Join us on Wednesday outside the US embassy in London to say: Hands off Latin America! No more coups! Then come to the rally at NUJ headquarters and hear from ambassadors, MPs and union leaders about what we can do to help keep the warmongers at bay and expose their lies.
Called by the Bolivia Solidarity Campaign and Hands Off Venezuela. Supported by the Movement of Ecuadorians in the UK, Colombia Solidarity Campaign and Global Women’s Strike.