These recent developments will hardly smooth the way for President Obama at the upcoming Summit of the Americas. He’s already fending off criticism of the U.S. sanctions against Venezuela that he announced on Mar. 9.
Obama declares Venezuela ‘extraordinary threat’ to U.S. national security
See below for upcoming public forum on Venezuela in Minneapolis/St. Paul.
April 6 2015 | Honduran military authorities announced March 27 that some 250 U.S. Marines arriving soon will be based at the U. S. airbase at Soto Cano. Equipped with a high-speed “JHSV Spearhead” catamarans at least four “CH-53E Super Stallion” helicopters,” and possibly “MV-22 Osprey tilt rotors and KC-130 Hercules tankers,” they are part of the “Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-South.”
The official version of their mission is to carry out “training for forces in the region, humanitarian assistance missions, and anti-drug operations.”
W. T. Whitney, Jr. grew up on a dairy farm in Vermont and now lives in rural Maine. He practiced and taught pediatrics for 35 years and long ago joined the Cuba solidarity movement, working with Let Cuba Live of Maine, Pastors for Peace, and the Venceremos Brigade. He writes on Latin America and health issues for the People’s World.
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U.S. Meddling Escalates: Venezuela – A new crisis
A Public Forum, Minneapolis
On March 9, President Obama issued an executive order declaring that Venezuela is “an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security” and ordered sanctions on seven Venezuelan state officials. The U.S. has maintained a hostile stance to Venezuela and it’s government, including CIA and other meddling and support for coup attempts.
Public Talk · Hosted by Anti-War Committee
2 PM MAYDAY BOOKS
301 Cedar Ave. South on the West Bank
• Why have people and governments in Latin America come to the defense of Venezuela?The weekend of April 18/19 will see solidarity events around the world to speak out against new U.S. threats against Venezuela.In the basement of THE HUB; enter on side of building. Public parking ramp behind the building.Speakers:Meredith Aby-Keirstead
Anti-War Committee,met with progressive activists in Venezuela in 2006Joe Callahan
Long time Cuba solidarity activist, member, Minnesota Peace Action CoalitionAnne Winkler-Morey
Community Faculty, Metropolitan State University
teaching courses on Latin American historyCo-Sponsored by: Anti-War Committee, Mayday Books, Minnesota Cuba Committee, Minnesota Peace Action Coalition, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Peace and Justice Committee (St. Paul), Twin Cities Peace Campaign, Veterans for Peace, Women Against Military Madness and others.For more information call 612 333-4719