By Marc Eliot Stein, April 29, 2019
A remarkable resistance movement is taking shape inside the Venezuelan embassy in Washington DC. The Georgetown building is currently being held by a determined group of activists from CODE PINK, Popular Resistance, the ANSWER coalition and other groups, who moved in with permission of the Venezuelan diplomats and staffers when they were suddenly forced to leave earlier this month. These activists are holding the embassy for its rightful owners, risking possible arrest from federal agents who may attempt to illegally enter the building.
Greta Zarro and I interviewed Margaret Flowers of Popular Resistance and Pat Elder of World BEYOND War for the World BEYOND War podcast yesterday, speaking in-depth for an hour about the real-world consequences of the standoff that is taking place, and about the hope these protestors all hold that their actions will help to bring about an atmosphere of negotiation in the midst of a global crisis that threatens to severely worsen.