NYC
2018
Event Type: 
Panel
Room: 
1.107
Timeslot: 
Session 5: Sunday, June 3rd: 10:00 - 11:50am
Event Organizer: 
Description: 
Venezuela has been a driving force for the nations of the Americas attempting to free themselves from US domination. Washington’s actions against Venezuelan sovereignty represent an attempt to reassert imperial control over Latin America. Human rights lawyer Dan Kovalik will address the US threats, sanctions, and disinformation campaign, along with the International role of Venezuela. Venezuelan diplomat Carlos Ron will highlight Venezuela’s accomplishments and its response to the ever-increasing US intervention. Most importantly, human rights activist Ajamu Baraka will discuss solidarity with Venezuela, building a broad anti-imperialist movement in the US.

Participants

Ajamu Baraka was the Green Party vice presidential candidate in 2016. He was the founding executive Director of the US Human Rights Network. Baraka is National Organizer and National Spokesperson for The Black Alliance for Peace and a Black Agenda Report editor.
Dan Kovalik is a human rights, labor rights lawyer and peace activist. He has contributed to articles CounterPunch, Huffington Post and TeleSUR. He currently teaches International Human Rights at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He is author of "The Plot to Scapegoat Russia"... Read more
Carlos Ron is the highest ranking Venezuelan diplomat in the US. He was posted for four years in the political section of the Venezuelan Embassy in Brazil, and he was an adviser in the Office of Foreign Relations of the Presidency of Venezuela under President Hugo Chavez. He graduated from Latin... Read more