Our planned speaker will be Daniel Kovalik who will update us on current developments in Venezuela. A frequent visitor to Venezuela, his most recent book is The Plot to Overthrow Venezuela: How the US Is Orchestrating a Coup for Oil.
Dan currently teaches International Human Rights at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He also served for over 25 years as Associate General Counsel of the United Steelworkers, AFL-CIO (USW). While with the USW, he served as lead counsel on cutting-edge labor law litigation, including the landmark NLRB cases of Lamons Gasket and Specialty Health Care. He has also worked on Alien Tort Claims Act cases against The Coca-Cola Company, Drummond and Occidental Petroleum – cases arising out of egregious human rights abuses in Colombia.
The Christian Science Monitor, referring to his work defending Colombian unionists subject to death threats, described Dan Kovalik as “one of the most prominent defenders of Colombian workers in the United States.” Kovalikreceived the David W. Mills Mentoring Fellowship from Stanford University School of Law and was the recipient of the Project Censored Award for his article exposing the unprecedented killing of trade unionists in Colombia. He has written extensively on the issue of international human rights and U.S. foreign policy for the Huffington Post and Counterpunch and has lectured throughout the world on these subjects.
Other books Dan Kovalik has written:
The Plot to Attack Iran: How the CIA and the Deep State Have Conspired to Vilify Iran.
The Plot to Scapegoat Russia: How the CIA and the Deep State Have Conspired to Vilify Putin.
The Plot to Control the World: How the US Spent Billions to Change the Outcome of Elections Around the World.