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  Bahman Azad, U. S. Peace Council national secretary
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Bahman Azad participated in a delegation of US anti-war leaders to Venezuela who met with community leaders, President Maduro, Foreign Minister Arreaza, top economists, officials of the Health Ministry and others. He will counter the “news” that the Venezuelan people are starving, suffering from brutal repression, that the government was not democratically elected.

Bahman speaks on the role of the Peace Council and
its work to undermine U. S. Imperialism in the promotion of peace. He then recounts his trip, as part of a high level delegation, to investigate events in Venezuela during the time when the U.S. Government was ramping up coup efforts to force its man, Juan Guaido, to be accepted as the President of Venezuela. The New York Times and the CIA likely have access to the Constitution of Venezuela, so they would know that Guaido's claim to the contrary, but at their urging, was neither constitutional, lawful or supported by the vast majority of the Venezuelans, even those among the opposition.

He arrived during the period that the national electrical grid was being sabotaged and speaks of what he learned. He corrects some misinformation, based on his travels, that was spread by the U.S. corporate press in their role as exponents of the U.S. imperial agenda. Though cruder than their predecessors, give Trump and Bolton marks for their honest statements that they want to steal the oil and mineral wealth of Venezuela, that and destroy any form of government that might preference it's peoples needs over those of corporations and the few who own them.

His eyewitness accounts directly contradict the stories coming from Washington and the corporate press and show how the people are fighting to maintain their national sovereignty.

U.S. Peace Council -
Sponsored by Chicago Friends of US Peace Council, Chicago ALBA Solidarity, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Chicago Anti-War Coalition (CAWC), Chicago Area Peace Action (CAPA)

John Bolton, top US government official, calls Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua the “Troika of Tyranny” and has made clear Washington’s goal of destroying these nations as it has Libya, regardless of the will of the peoples of those countries.

Questions were off mic and often lost. Program but not this recording also included a speaker on his visit to Cuba.

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00:59:27 English 2019-05-18
 Chicago, Ill - U.E. Hall
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