Many people on the left had followed the actions of the People's Summit for Democracy, the well-publicized counter event to the Summit of the Americas the Biden administration hosted last week. What some may not know is anti-imperialists held two other summits: One coalition of mainly Los Angeles-based organizations hosted actions in the city prior to the start of the People's Summit while another coalition organized the Workers' Summit of the Americas June 10-12 in Tijuana, Mexico, reports TF editor Julie Varughese.
June 12 marked two years since the kidnapping of Venezuelan diplomat Alex Nain Saab, while on a humanitarian mission to Iran—his third mission to the country—to try to alleviate the effects of the U.S. economic warfare against Venezuela, reports Kawsachun News.
Popular action undid the United States' 2002 attempted coup against Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez. Twenty years later, the Bolivarian Republic held an international summit commemorating those events, writes Jacqueline Luqman.
Toward Freedom Board Member Jacqueline Luqman recently returned from a trip to Venezuela to take part in commemorations for the 20th anniversary of the defeat of the U.S. coup to oust then-President Hugo Chavez. Back in the United States, Jacqueline interviewed Venezuelan diplomat Carlos Ron on the Black Power Media YouTube channel.
U.S. President Joe Biden’s top Latin America advisor, Juan S. González, admitted U.S. sanctions against Russia aim to hurt Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba. The three socialist governments condemned NATO aggression for creating the crisis in Ukraine, reports Ben Norton.
Danny Shaw reported back on the Venezuela elections and his latest journey to meet with the movements in Haiti during Toward Freedom's December 2, 2021 webinar.