Hands Off Venezuela

A guide to debunking imperialist propaganda

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This image is based on a photograph I took at an Iraq War protest in Milwaukee, WI (circa 2004)

The Bolivarian Revolution and Venezuelan Democracy

Venezuelan Regional Elections: PSUV Candidates Win 20 out of 23 States Venezuela Analysis (December 18, 2012)

“Humanitarian Crisis”

The Politics of Food in VenezuelaMonthly Review (June 1, 2018)

U.S. Sanctions

Trump’s Sanctions Make Economic Recovery in Venezuela Nearly Impossible The Nation (September 7, 2017)

The Right-Wing Opposition

Venezuela Protesters Set 40 Tons of Subsidized Food on Fire Telesur (June 30, 2017)

Media Coverage and Historical Context

In Campaign Against Venezuela, NYT Cites Former Member of Death Squad Alliance FAIR (July 14, 2016)

Coup Attempts and other Regime-Change Efforts

Documents Show C.I.A. Knew Of a Coup Plot in VenezuelaNew York Times (December 3, 2004)

Current Events

Maduro Leads Military Exercises as Guaido Appeals to Armed Forces Venezuela Analysis (January 28, 2019)

  • “Telesur reporter Madelein Garcia published photographs showing a guarimbero with a gas canister next to one of the burning trucks.”
  • “Drone footage also published by Garcia shows how far away the trucks were from Venezuelan national guardsmen when they caught fire, and demonstrates that they were clearly on the Colombian side of the border.”
  • “Even Bloomberg News, which has run a relentless stream of pro-opposition reports, published video showing guarimberos on the bridge making molotov cocktails, which could easily set a truck cabin or its cargo alight.”

Western Imperialism and Hypocrisy

35 Countries Where the U.S. Has Supported Fascists, Drug Lords and TerroristsAlternet (March 4, 2014)

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Socialist. Herbivore. Husband. I usually write about politics, current events, and history. My work has also been published by The Hampton Institute.

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