Cory Booker Handed Over Newark’s Public Schools to Wall Street…Now He Wants to Do the Same with Venezuela’s Oil
Hands Off Venezuela!
End the Sanctions and All Forms of US Intervention!
No to Coups, No to US, Brazilian or Colombian Military attacks on Venezuela!
February 13, 2019
For Immediate Release
Hands Off Venezuela/New Jersey
Jay Arena (English and Spanish) 504-520-9521
Friday, February 15
5 -6:30 PM
35 Edison Pl., PJ Ryan’s at the Rock
Hands Off Venezuela/New Jersey, a coalition of immigrant, labor, socialist, peace and civil rights groups from across New Jersey, will gather outside Senator Cory Booker’s $1,000 a plate Presidential Fundraiser to demand an end to the US sanctions and all attempts to overthrow the democratically elected government of Venezuela. “We are part of a growing national and international movement to demand that Trump and his Democratic party collaborators, like Cory Booker, end the sanctions, which are really weapons of mass destruction, and other schemes to over throw the democratically elected Venezuelan government,” said Bob Witanek of Hands Off Venezuela/New Jersey.
Cory Booker’s slogan for his 2020 presidential campaign is “When we join together and work together — we will rise together.” But working together with the criminal Trump regime, and the long-time war monger, the senior Senator from New Jersey, Robert Menendez, will not result in the US and Venezuelan people “rising together”. And Booker, far from condemning the attacks of Trump and Menendez, is working with them to further the demonization of the Venezuelan government, paving the way for an invasion, as he smears the democratically elected government as “alarming on many levels. “What is alarming is that the US is now threatening another war, and carrying out murderous sanctions, that have wrought mass destruction and misery from Iraq and Afghanistan, to Nicaragua and Honduras,” said Newark activist Karl Schwartz.
The real concern of the Republicans and Democrats, and their corporate paymasters, is getting hold of Venezuela’s oil and other natural resources. “Cory Booker has a track record of working to hand over public resources, such as Newark’s Public Schools and the City’s water, to his hedge fund backers, and this is their agenda in Venezuela as well” pointed out long time Newark public school teacher and union activist, Avram Rips.
Hands Off Venezuela/New Jersey calls on Booker for an end to these attacks, and for a redirection of resources to rebuild our crumbling and disappearing public schools, housing, hospitals, mass transit, and fix our lead contaminated water-pipes, among other crises affecting working people in Newark and across the US and world.