Cuba and Venezuela: Reports on their Gains and their Fight Against US Economic Warfare

Saturday May 18, 7:00 pm

UE Hall, 37 S. Ashland

Richard Berg, Chicago Teachers Union staffer, back from Cuba

Bahman Azad, US Peace Council secretary, back from Venezuela­

John Bolton, top US government official, calls Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua the “Troika of Tyranny” and has made clear Washington’s goal of destroying these nations as it has Libya, regardless of the will of the peoples of those countries.

Richard Berg recently returned from a delegation of Chicagoans to Cuba, reports on the effects of the ongoing 57 year US blockade and renewed threats against the country. He will discuss gains the Cuban people have made, such as free health care for all, free university education, and will counter disinformation in the US corporate press about Cuba.

Bahman Azad participated in a delegation of US anti-war leaders to Venezuela who met with community leaders, President Maduro, Foreign Minister Arreaza, top economists, officials of the Health Ministry and others. He will counter the “news” that the Venezuelan people are starving, suffering from brutal repression, that the government was not democratically elected.

Richard Berg’s and Bahman Azad’s eyewitness accounts directly contradict the stories coming from Washington and the corporate press and show how the people are fighting to maintain their national sovereignty.

Sponsored by Chicago Friends of US Peace Council, Chicago ALBA Solidarity, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Chicago Anti-War Coalition (CAWC), Chicago Area Peace Action (CAPA), Chicago Committee Against War and Racism
Contact:  Richard Giovanoni 815-520-1912,;  Stan Smith 773-322-3168,

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