Compas Of Unión del Barrio, Supporters, & Community Members:
Since February 12th, Venezuela has been under attack by the most violent representatives of a minority of Venezuelans. That minority of Venezuelans primarily comes from what was once among the richest, most privileged, most corrupt, most racist, and fascist ruling classes in all of Latin America. For generations those people stole everything they could, and they treated the oil wealth of Venezuela as their own personal bank account. 16 years ago, democratically elected President Hugo Chávez started to change all that.
The poor majority of Venezuelans loved Chávez, but that old rich minority hated him more than anything else in the world. That rich violent privileged racist fascist minority did everything it could to destabilize Venezuela – they protested, they made threats, they murdered Chavistas and claimed they were being repressed. They even tried to overthrow the government in 2002, and they tried to kill Chávez many times. And 1 year ago they finally got their wish.
Today, that same privileged minority is again protesting, they are making threats, they kill
and claim they are being repressed. And same as before, this reactionary minority has the full support of international media corporations, the United States/CIA, and a list of other rich privi- leged fascists from around the world.
Unión del Barrio has called on our members and allies to support the Venezuelan people, the Bolivarian Revolution, and the democratically elected President of Venezuela Nicolás Maduro. We call on progressive people across Nuestra América and the world to reject the lying international media corporations that are nothing more than defenders of rich fascist minorities
in Venezuela. Conditions on the ground in Venezuela remain favorable to the majority of the people – the workers, women’s organizations, youth and the organized masses that support the Bolivarian Revolution. Yet the international media has distorted this reality and is working every day to create an atmosphere of instability and crisis.
Our responsibility as Raza Internationalists & our historical obligation is to stand in solidarity with the majority of Venezuelan people and defend the Bolivarian Revolution during this time of need. Unión del Barrio calls on our members, supporters, and allies to come together on March 5th, the first anniversary of the physical passing of Comandante Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías. This mobilization will be to uphold the Bolivarian Revolution, support the democratically elected Maduro government, reinforce the call for peace coming from this government, and demand a position of non-intervention be taken by the U.S. government and its public and secret agencies of political power.
The Local Committees of Unión del Barrio are thereby called upon organize actions:
San Diego – Wednesday March 5, 2014 – 5:30 – 7:00 pm, US Federal Building, 880 Front Street, San Diego, CA 92101 — firstname.lastname@example.org — 619-923-3685 — facebook.com/events/635836639803903
Los Angeles – Saturday, March 8, 2014 – 3:00 – 6:00 pm — Plaza Romero (MacArthur Park), 2230 W 6th St. LA, CA 90057.
Unión del Barrio will also show presence in New York City: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 – 6:00 pm — Times Square 42nd St. & 7th Ave. — March in SOLIDARITY WITH VENEZUELA and to Defend PRESIDENT NICOLAS MADURO.