Steve Ellner October-December Speaking Tour on the Hardship Imposed on the Venezuelan people by US-Canadian Sanctions

campaign to end sanctions
   As part of a campaign to inform the public and organize a stronger movement against ongoing – and ever increasing – US and Canadian sanctions and intervention on the Venezuelan people, we are organizing a US-Canada speaking tour by Steve Ellner from October to early December. We plan to follow this up with another speaking tour on US regime change plans against Venezuela and to build a more effective campaign against the increasing sanctions.
    This present tour builds on our March 2018  Open Letter in Support of Mediation not Sanctions on Venezuela

    SURES, a Venezuelan (authentic) human rights organization, and Alfred de Zayas of the UN Human Rights Council have issued reports on the human rights effect of the sanctions:

    Joe Emersberger has recently written about some of the cost of the sanctions:

Trump’s Economic Sanctions Have Cost Venezuela About $6 billion in one year


Video of Steve Ellner’s talk in Albany on Threats to Venezuela



Steve Ellner schedule of public speaking events:

Wednesday, October 3, Boston 

Friday, October 5, Albany

Friday, October 19, Winnipeg

Sunday, October 21, Vancouver

Monday, October 22, Vancouver Island University

Thursday,  Oct. 25:  12:00 noon SALA lunch

Thursday, October 25, Consumnes River College, Sacramento, California

Friday,  Oct, 26 7:30 pm Task Force on Americas event

Sunday,  Oct. 28,  10:30 am, Niebyl Proctor Marxist Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave, Oakland

Sunday,  Oct. 28,  4:00 pm Rossmoor w/potluck dinner

Wednesday, Oct 31, 3 pm University of California, Berkeley

Friday Nov 2   2pm  Willamette Room, Werner University Center, Western Oregon University, Monmouth

Friday Nov 2  7 pm Corvallis, Oregon

Saturday, Nov. 3, Portland, 5:30 pm potluck, 6 pm Steve Ellner: The Hardship Imposed on the Venezuelan People by US-Canadian Sanctions 

Sunday Nov 4  dinner with National  Lawyers Guild Convention members

Monday Nov 5, 7:30 pm Olympia Washington

Tuesday Nov 6, 1pm Evergreen College 

November 7,  6pm  Seattle

Saturday, November 10, Minneapolis

Monday, Nov. 12,  12 noon,  University of Chicago, Center for Latin American Studies. Foster Hall, Room 103 (1130 E 59th St)

Monday, Nov. 12, 7 pm, Evanston Public Library

Tuesday, Nov. 13, 12:30 pm Purdue University NW (Hammond, IN)

Wednesday, Nov. 14,  1:30 pm   Student Peace Action Network (SPAN), McHenry County College, Crystal Lake. “Venezuela Under Siege: Challenges From Within and Without”

Wednesday, Nov. 14,  6:30 pm  Milwaukee, University of Wisconsin

Thursday, Nov. 15,  6 pm University of Missouri, Kansas City

Friday November 16  University of Missouri, Kansas City, Latinx and Latin American Studies Program

Saturday November 17 Progressive Democrats of America, California

Saturday, December 1, 1 pm University of Pittsburgh

Monday, December 3, 7 pm  Columbus, Ohio – CWA  local 4502 Union Hall, 620 E. Broad Street


For more information on this tour:, 773-322-3168



Steve Ellner earned his Ph.D. in Latin American history at the University of New Mexico in 1980. Since 1977 he has taught economic history and political science at the Universidad de Oriente in Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela and for a ten year period taught in the graduate school of law and political science of the Universidad Central de Venezuela.

Among his book publications are:

Rethinking Venezuelan Politics: Class, Polarization and the Chávez Phenomenon. (2008);

Venezuelan Politics in the Chávez Era: Class, Polarization and Conflict (co-editor, 2003);

Venezuela: Hugo Chávez and the Decline of an “Exceptional” Democracy” (co-editor, 2007);

The Pink Tide Experiences: Breakthroughs and Shortcomings in Twenty-First Century  (2019)





17 thoughts on “Steve Ellner October-December Speaking Tour on the Hardship Imposed on the Venezuelan people by US-Canadian Sanctions

  1. We’re interested in hosting Steveve’s tour.Binghamton NY.
    2 1/2 hours from Albany.
    Please let us know as soon as possible.
    Chair Broome Tioga Green Party


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