History will record this as a key turning point in U.S.-Venezuela relations, U.S. violation of a key tenet of international law and most of all, as a heroic example of U.S. citizens doing everything in their power to try to stop a U.S.-orchestrated coup.
Kudos to the people of Venezuela for standing up for their sovereignty.
“American sanctions are deliberately aiming to wreck Venezuela’s economy and thereby lead to regime change. It’s a fruitless, heartless, illegal, and failed policy, causing grave harm to the Venezuelan people.”
"There are many in Venezuela who would hope for change in their country, but they don’t want a U.S.-backed regime in place."
The result of this is a breakdown of the relationship between the Venezuelan state and indigenous people, and a return to the longstanding struggle over territory and mining resources.
The State Department is on public notice that it will be violating the law if it enters the embassy.
This is a time when all who oppose U.S. intervention need to show their support by doing all they can to protect the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, D.C.
A group of us, all activists opposed to the prospect of the Venezuelan opposition taking over the Embassy, have been living inside the building for the past two weeks, working side-by-side with the skeletal Venezuela diplomatic staff that has been told by the State Department that they must leave by April 24.