SF Bay Area

Capital Calling Party

When:
November 2, 2021 @ 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
2021-11-02T17:00:00-07:00
2021-11-02T18:00:00-07:00

Tuesday, November 2 Capitol Calling Party: From Afghanistan to Venezuela, Unfreeze the Assets! With Medea Benjamin, Masuda Sultan, and Leo Flores

Join CODEPINK Congress as we learn about the urgent campaigns to unfreeze Afghan and Venezuelan assets.

In the aftermath of the Taliban takeover, the U.S. has frozen nearly $10 billion in assets belonging to the Afghan central bank, the IMF has frozen the distribution of $450 million, and the World Bank has held back hundreds of millions in the Afghan Reconstruction Trust Fund. Afghan teachers have gone without pay since June, and hospitals are closing.

Simultaneously, U.S. sanctions have frozen billions in Venezuelan assets, and the country is struggling to obtain food, medicine, and space parts vital for electricity and water. The U.S. government recently kidnapped Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab after he attempted to circumvent deadly sanctions and appeal to Iran for help. We must call for the U.S. to unfreeze the assets!

Featuring

Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CODEPINK and founder of Unfreeze Afghanistan

Masuda Sultan, Afghan-American women’s rights activist and co-founder of All in Peace, a coalition to bring the longest war in American history to a peaceful end

Leo Flores, CODEPINK’s Latin American coordinator, who served as the Senior Political Advisor in the Venezuelan embassy in Washington D.C. from 2017-2019 and more recently participated in Venezuela’s Bicentennial Congress of the Peoples, which brought together social movements from around the world

Take Action!

Capitol Calling Party action: Pay Afghan Teachers and Healthcare Workers.

Demand that the Biden administration and the World Bank release the funds to pay Afghan teachers & health workers!


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