By SJ Otto
While US and western European governments have relentlessly attacked the Venezuelan government of Nicolás Maduro, people throughout the world are rejecting the phony human rights campaign against his government.
According to Liberation News:
“With Trump’s Aug. 6 announcement of a total
economic blockade of Venezuela,
President Nicolás Maduro is calling on people worldwide to stand with on
Saturday, Aug. 10, with solidarity rallies. Venezuela
Massive marches in
be held the same day to denounce the most severe economic attack yet.” Venezuela
tries to make it look like the campaign against Maduro is about human rights,
it is really about politics and economics. The US and its western lackeys are
making up phony charges of human rights violations when in fact this is about
restoring capitalism and overturning socialist government. US
An example of a phony human rights campaign is Tamara Sujú, the executive director of the Casla Institute and a Juan Guaidó supporter. She is trying to bring Maduro up on charges that he has had prisoners in his jails tortured, including the use of water boarding, to the International Criminal Court (ICC). If she as really concerned about human rights she would bring up charges for the government of
where the government there
the assassinations of leftist politicians for many years. Colombia
Also the ICC is just a tool for wealthy industrialized governments to attack poor third world underdeveloped countries. No one will ever put the
on trial for the water boarding which the CIA
has done on prisoners of war. US
One thing we don’t hear about in the
US mainstream press is the treatment, by the
government of Maduro for ’s
poor. They are taken care of and they have the food that they need. Once again
from Liberation News: Venezuela
“Each month, Venezuelan households receive at their homes a substantial food box containing nonperishable foods. Chicken, meat, eggs and other proteins are also provided in additional deliveries. The people in the neighborhood communes and communal councils are the guarantors of the food delivery.
CLAP was instituted by Maduro in 2015 to overcome the
and Venezuelan elites’ economic war and assure that the most vulnerable people
receive food at highly subsidized prices. For instance, in May the CLAP food
boxes were costing a nominal price of about 2,800 Bolivares (Bs) versus the
estimated 178,000 Bs to purchase the same food in a private
market. At that time, roughly 4,000 Bs were equivalent to one U.S. dollar.” U.S.
If Maduro is overthrown all those poor people will once again be ignored and neglected as they had been for centuries before the Bolivarian Revolution.
So far Maduro has resisted US efforts to overthrow him and restore the capitalist system.
and other progressive governments, such as Nicaragua
have defended Maduro. Activist here in the Bolivia need to do our part to defend
the Maduro government. And many people here have answered the call. Poor people’s government—socialism needs to be
defended and this is a crucial struggle. We can’t afford to loose this. US
While President Donald Trump is the obvious villain in this struggle, he is not alone. It should be pointed out that Trump has the backing of all Republicans and most Democrats. So this is not an issue that is being debated in congress, with the exception of just a few Democrats such as Ilhan Omar. She has taken a lot of flack for her opinions and she deserves to be supported. We must all do our part.