[Marxism] US senate committee approves Venezuela sanctions

Stuart Munckton stuartmunckton at gmail.com
Mon May 26 02:24:41 MDT 2014

In Washington, the Foreign Relations Committee of the US Senate approved,
in a 13-to-2 vote, the “Venezuelan Human Rights and Democracy Protection
Act” on May 20.

The bill includes sanctions on key Venezuelan government representatives
and at least US$15 million to “defend human rights… and strengthen the rule
of law”.

Committee chair, Democrat Robert Menendez, played a lead role in the
writing of the proposed legislation. He plans to present the bill before
the whole Senate in the coming weeks.


“Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is humanity’s
original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made,
through disobedience and through rebellion.” — Oscar Wilde, Soul of Man
Under Socialism

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dummy?” — Jarvis Cocker

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