May 2019

Venezuelan Embassy Protection Collective Speaks at the White House (Video)

ANSWER Coalition joins members of the Embassy Protection Collective, the Black Alliance for Peace, and one puppet in front of the White House to speak out against US interventions in Venezuela, Iran and Africa.

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Embassy Protectors speak 100 feet from Venezualan Embassy, march to White House

On the 18th of May, two of the Embassy Protectors who were unlawfully dragged out of the Embassy of Venezuala on May 16 were back. Staying the court-ordered 100 feet away, they spoke as a march from the embassy to the White House halted there to hear them. Three coup attempts, two police raids on the embassy, and it is not even certain if Juan Guaido and false ambassador Vecchio have even gotten one building much less Venezuala.

Video: Two arrested Embassy Protectors speak before march on the White House 3 min 59 sec

A march sets out for the White House from the Embassy of Venezuala

State Department Arrests Venezuelan Embassy Protectors (Video)

A small army of DC police, Secret Service and State Department security, some in tactical gear, take away the remaining four members of the Embassy Protection Collective from the Embassy of Venezuela. Attorney Mara Verhayden-Hilliard describes the potential consequences of the US administration violating a foreign embassy.

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Chelsea Manning sent back to jail after resisting second grand jury

On the 16th of May, Chelsea Manning was sent back to jail after refusing to testify before a second Federal grand jury asking the same questions as the first grand jury whose term ran out the previous week. She had only been free a week after two months in the hands of Virginia's jailors.

HD Video-Chelsea Manning speaks outside the Albert V. Bryan U.S. District Courthouse before being jailed again 4 min 40 sec

Chelsea Manning speaks in front of the Federal Hall of Injustice in Alexandria, VA

Police raid Embassy of Venezuala for second time, arrest remaining Embassy Defenders

Shortly before 10AM on the 16th of May, police raided the Embassy of Venezuala a second time. On territory where no US law enforcement has any jurisdiction unless invited by the government of the day(that's Maduro's government), they arrested the four remaining Embassy Defenders.

HD Video: Protesters at Venezualan Embassy shout down False Ambassador Carlos Vecchio after police raid 2 min 13 sec

29th st (backside of embassy area) about an hour after cops smashed their way in with a battering ram. Unknown who the ambulance was for

The Shortwave Report 05/17/19 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,     This week's show features stories from Radio Deutsche-Welle, NHK World Radio Japan, and Radio Havana Cuba.    http://www.outfarpress.com/swr190517.mp3        From GERMANY- We will start with 3 brief stories- clashes in Palestine, another successful lawsuit against carcinogenic Roundup, and Turkey launches military exercises for the second time this year.

Jesse Jackson gets four bags of food into Vezezualan Embassy after earlier delivery pushed through opponents

On the 15th of May, Rev Jesse Jackson made a visit to the still surviving and still beseiged Embassy of Venezuala. Due to his status as a celebrity, he was reportedly able to walk four bags of food right up to the building and they were hoisted up to the windows with ropes. What appears to be another delivery of one bag was aggressively resisted by coup supporters but got through.

Video clip of aggressive but failed interference in earlier food delivery by camilateleSUR of Telesur (37 sec)

Defenders of Venezualan Embassy DEFEAT police raid w help from attorneys

At about 7PM on the 13th of May, police commenced a raid on the Embassy of Venezuala. The next few hours were very tough going as police sought to enter an embassy, which is far better protected than a normal office building, At around 9:40PM, police abandoned their failed raid as attorneys got control of the situation. The efforts of embassy protectors to deny the police "facts on the ground" bought time for attorneys and legalities to stop the raid.

Update May 15: Ongoing support rallies 6-8PM nightly

DC Media Group video of police entering only to be effectively escorted out by a Partnership for Civil Justice attorney 30 seconds

Some of the victorious defenders of the Embassy

Cops cut food haul rope at Venezualan Embassy to assist coup supporter's blockade

On the morning of May 13, supporters of the beseiged Embassy of Venezuala tried to again deliver food to the Embassy Protection Collective. This time around, police overtly supported the siege by grabbing and cutting the haul rope that was to be used to haul food to a window too high for coup supporters to enter by. Cops and the far-right always work hand in hand, blue uniforms by day and blue armbands by night(or in this case broad daylight.

1 min clip from Ford Fischer's video of cops cutting rope to block food delivery

Still from Ford Fischer's video of the cops cutting the rope to keep food out of the Embassy of Venezuala

Police assault activist at Venezualan Embassy rally after power and water cutoffs

On the 11th of May, activists held a rally at the Embassy of Venezuala to respond to the now-confirmed water cutoff as well as the power cutoff. Things again got nasty as police threw down an activist for trying to deliver food to the beseiged embassy. This is at least the second time police have met food with violence at this embassy

Compilation video of the day's events including the police assault (2 min 53 sec)

Video of assault by police on activist 16 sec, cut from longer twitter clip by Morgan Artyukhina

Houses Passes Disaster Aid Package for Puerto Rico, US States and Territories

Washington DC - On Friday, the House of Representatives passed disaster relief legislation to benefit US States, Territories and municipalities recovering from wildfires, floods and hurricanes.

Chelsea Manning released, but maybe for only a week

On the 9th of May, grand jury resistor Chelsea Manning was released from jail as the grand jury investigating Julian Assange had ended its term. She has already received a new subpeona (for a new grand jury) for the 16th of May and is expected to be going back to jail at that time, as she has sworn never to cooperate with any grand jury.

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