All out Saturday May 18, 2019 at the Venezuelan Embassy in D.C., 12 NOON, 1099 30th St. NW, Washington, D.C.
Also, please circulate this from the Embassy Protection Collective: http://nepajac.org/epcmessage.htm
Once again, the police told the Embassy Protection Collective that they had to leave the Venezuelan embassy and once again the collective said they will stay until there is a guarantee that the agency will be protected for the elected government of Venezuela. It was expected that the police would enter the embassy and arrest them last night, but they did not. This would have likely led to a legal case with international implications. The Geneva Accords mandate that the embassy of any country is sovereign property of that country and can not be entered without the country’s permission. The host country must protect the embassy. Although, the US claims its appointed “president,” Juan Guaido is the real president of Venezuela, inside the country he has no power and controls nothing. US allies have also recognized him, but most countries and the UN do not recognize the non-existent Guaido government. The elected government of Nicolas Maduro supports the embassy protectors. It will hold a press conference today where this will likely be reemphasized.
If the US does enter the embassy, its own embassies around the world may be in danger because other countries may not feel an obligation to protect them.
So, the US is reluctant to enter the embassy to make arrests. In the meantime, the embassy has become a focus of protest of US policy towards Venezuela and because of the standoff, there are starting to be cracks in the corporate media. The corporate media in the US has tried to ignore the antiwar movement and pretend that it doesn’t exist. On international issues, they only mention what the State Department wants them to say. But more and more international and alternative media are paying attention to what is happening at the embassy, so some of the US corporate media feels the need to report something. This is very important because it opens the possibility for more discussion among the people in US and this will help us get the truth out, which can help us turn the tide against US policy in Venezuela and war in general.
So, our support is very important. Please spread the word about the support rally this Saturday May 18, 2019 at the Venezuelan Embassy in D.C., 12 NOON, 1099 30th St. NW, Washington, and bring as many people as you can.