"We write out of concern for the direction that WOLA has taken with regard to a matter of life and death, and possibly war and peace, in Latin America."
The chief problem with our most comprehensive movements (Sunrise and the PPC) isn't what they do, but what they fail to SAY – and this problem is best exemplified by their failure to condemn a Venezuelan coup that VOMITS on their stated aims.
Democratic Congressmember Ilhan Omar of Minnesota questioned Abrams about his record on Wednesday during his testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
Venezuela accused the U.S. government of sending the arms as part of its attempt to topple the Maduro government.
"I fail to understand why members of this committee or the American people should find any testimony that you give today to be truthful."
"Do you think the Venezuelan people are going to be helped by having Donald Trump, John Bolton, Mike Pence and Elliott Abrams intervene in their country, engineer regime change and then prop up whatever leader they like best?"
Article I, Section 8, of the Constitution gives Congress the power to create the nation’s money supply. Congress needs to exercise that power.
And in the long term, there is no recognition of what does this mean for the country in terms of its social fabric, its political culture and going forward, if there’s no negotiated agreement on that process.