Author and adviser to the Venezuelan government Eva Golinger will stop in Portland on May 6 as part of her US tour. The First Unitarian Church at 1011 SW 13th Ave. will host her appearance, beginning at 7 p.m. She will talk about her gleanings from the 250,000 diplomatic cables released by Wikileaks.
Her discoveries include how the US government financed opposition media in Venezuela and how, for years, the US State Department and aid agencies have tried to develop youth opposition in Cuba and Venezuela to provoke "regime change."
The Portland Central America Solidarity Committee has been the principal organizer for the Golinger's US tour, which will start in New York and wind up in Los Angeles.
Here is some more info about Eva Golinger that PCASC put together.
Eva Golinger, winner of the International Award for Journalism in Mexico (2009), named "La Nova de Venezuela" by President Hugo Chávez, is an Attorney and Writer from New York, living in Caracas, Venezuela since 2005 and author of the best-selling books, The Chávez Code: Cracking US Intervention in Venezuela (2006 Olive Branch Press), Bush vs. Chávez: Washington's War on Venezuela (2007, Monthly Review Press), and The Empire's Web: Encyclopedia of Interventionism and Subversion. Since 2003, Eva, a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and CUNY Law School in New York, has been investigating, analyzing and writing about US intervention in Venezuela using the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to obtain information about US Government efforts to undermine progressive movements in Latin America.
PCASC was founded in 1979, the Portland Central America Solidarity Committee educates and mobilizes community members, workers and students around struggles for human rights and social justice throughout the Americas.
Actually I had a chance in Sept 2009 to go to Venezuela with a group of people on a "peace and media delegation" from Portland by way of PCASC organizing; we met Eva Golinger at the Art Museum in Caracas. We all sat outside and talked about US - Venezuela politics. She told us about herself and her career. She gave us a history lesson of Venezuela and the US interventions that she has documented.
I filmed that visit with her at the museum. The audio is bad, due to an air-conditioner that was nearby, but it's not too hard to ignore, in order to hear her message. My ((( i ))) video of Eva Golinger from 2009 in Caracas is here:
(22min)- A part on the US program "N.E.D." is mentioned around 3:30 in this clip (worth knowing about)
The opportunity to hear Eva speak is: May 6th here in Portland.
PCASC worked hard to get her out here, I recommend hearing her opinion.
No One turned away for lack of funds :-)
Ticket Admission $ 15.00 (Reduced $ 10.00)