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Jun 05

Venezuela Needs Our Solidarity, Not Charity

The Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela just succeeded against the forces of US imperialism through the election of Nicolas Maduro for a second term as president. US officials were openly calling for regime change, supporting opposition forces and announcing that the recent presidential election was illegitimate before it even occurred. We spoke with Roger Harris, past president of Task Force Americas, who participated in an international delegation with Kevin Zeese to Venezuela  during the election, about the revolution, the bloodbath that will occur if US empire succeeds in regime change and the necessity of US activists to be in solidarity with Venezuela.

 

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Relevant articles and websites:

Rebellion or Counter Revolution: Made in US or in Nicaragua by Telesur

Nicaragua, Venezuela: One Enemy, One Fight for Democracy by Telesur

The Re-election of Maduro – Venezuelan Voters’ Defiant Answer to US Imperialism by Roger Harris

Venezuela Defeats US in Election, Now must Build Independent Economy by Kevin Zeese

Task Force on the Americas

 

Guest:

Roger Harris from Corte Madera, California, has a special interest in Venezuela and Cuba. He is on the central committee of the Peace and Freedom Party and is involved with the Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library. He is also a Certified Wildlife Biologist and conservationist, leading whale watching trips for the Oceanic Society and birding for the Marin Audubon Society. He is on the Marin County Parks and Open Space Commission. He is retired from an employee-owned environmental consulting firm, where he specialized in endangered species, wetlands, and native habitat restoration. He is past president of Task Force on the Americas.