Today, we want you to get into the streets to oppose the U.S. intervention in Venezuela. Solidarity events are taking place throughout the world today, which marks the one-month anniversary of the attempted coup. The opposition had announced it would provoke war today. That makes it all the more crucial we show solidarity with the majority of Venezuelan people who support the elected government and Afro-Venezuelans, who are particularly vulnerable to attack as the United States wages its racist, imperialist war.

You can find an event near you by heading to

For those of you who are members of the Black Alliance for Peace (BAP), please join the membership call at 11 a.m., Eastern Time. A portion of the discussion will be dedicated to Venezuela. Members will have received call-in info on the internal listserv.

If you are heading to Venezuela solidarity events today, we invite you to use language from our statements on Venezuela in your public comments:

  1. Why We Must Oppose U.S. Intervention in Venezuela

  2. Black Working Class Will Never Abandon Venezuela!

  3. Black Alliance for Peace Says Struggle in Haiti and Venezuela Connected

An in-depth version of the third statement can be found published by Black Agenda Report.

If you haven’t already seen it, check out the Facebook livestream, “Venezuela: Humanitarian Intervention or Imperialism?” It featured BAP National Organizer Ajamu Baraka and “The Empire Files” creator Abby Martin.

No compromise.

No retreat.

Struggle to win,
Ajamu, Jaribu, Margaret, Netfa, Paul, Vanessa and YahNé
Coordinating Committee
Black Alliance for Peace

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