Canadian, African trade unions against Trump’s Venezuela coup


This 13 February 2019 video from the USA says about itself:

Venezuela Accuses U.S. of Secretly Shipping Arms After Weapons Found on Plane with Possible CIA Ties

A North Carolina-based air freight company has halted flights to Venezuela following a report by McClatchy linking it to possible arms smuggling. Last week, Venezuelan authorities claimed they had uncovered 19 assault weapons, 118 ammunition cartridges and 90 military-grade radio antennas on board a U.S.-owned plane that had flown from Miami into Valencia, Venezuela’s third-largest city.

The Boeing 767 is owned by a company called 21 Air based in Greensboro, North Carolina. The plane had made nearly 40 round-trip flights between Miami and spots in Venezuela and Colombia since January 11, the day after Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro was sworn in to a second term.

The flights ended after McClatchy first reported on them. Venezuela accused the U.S. government of sending the arms as part of its attempt to topple the Maduro government. While no definitive links between 21 Air and the U.S. government have been established, McClatchy reports the chairman of 21 Air, Adolfo Moreno, as well as another employee at the company have ties to Gemini Air Cargo, which was involved in the CIA’s rendition program during the administration of George W. Bush.

We speak to McClatchy reporter Tim Johnson, who broke the story. Johnson was part of a team that shared a 2017 Pulitzer Prize for its investigation of the Panama Papers.

Transcript: here.

From daily News Line in Britain:

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

CANADIAN POST UNION OPPOSES ‘US-BACKED COUP’ IN VENEZUELA

CANADA’S postal workers union, the CUPW, has condemned the government of Canada’s decision to recognise Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the legitimate president of Venezuela, over the elected president Nicolas Maduro.

‘It is deeply disturbing that the Canadian government has chosen to support this US-backed coup, which is in direct violation of international law,’ said the CUPW in a statement.

The union’s national president Mike Palecek wrote:

‘By following the US agenda in Venezuela, Canada has aligned itself with the right-wing regimes of the Lima Group and Donald Trump, who resemble past US governments who intervened and disrupted democratically elected governments in the Americas and elsewhere in the world. This is unacceptable.

‘Venezuelans created their Bolivarian Constitution from the ground up and have held several democratic elections. Venezuelans are capable of running their country without interference and harassment from the United States and its allies, including Canada.

‘Venezuela is currently facing economic difficulties, many a direct result of economic sanctions levied against Venezuela by the United States, in hopes of triggering a change in government.

‘On January 23, 2019, Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido swore himself in as interim president. He was quickly (and illegally) recognised by Canada, the US and other US allies. What is happening in Venezuela is a usurpation of the democratic process.

‘The presidential elections of May 20, 2018 were free, transparent, reliable, secure and in accordance with the law, according to observers from around the world, including a CUPW delegate, who travelled to Venezuela to observe the elections.

‘President Maduro won with nearly 67.84% of the vote. None of the candidates who participated in the electoral process contested the results. Canada and the US are claiming that the electoral process was not legitimate, despite assurances from numerous observers that it was.

‘What they are really saying is that the latest elections did not garner the outcome they had hoped for.

”IN CUPW WE DO NOT SUPPORT US-BACKED COUP D’ÉTATS.

”Let us not be fooled. The US support of this coup is about one thing: oil. Venezuela has the world’s largest proven oil reserves and US National Security Advisor John Bolton has publicly stated that the US has a lot at stake in Venezuela’s political crisis, specifically citing the country’s oil and the benefit it could bring to the US.

“It will make a big difference to the United States economically if we could have American oil companies really invest in and produce the oil capabilities in Venezuela”, said Bolton.

‘WE SUPPORT THE VENEZUELAN PEOPLE AND THE POSTAL WORKERS

‘Meanwhile, Canada continues its relations with horrific regimes like Saudi Arabia. CUPW maintains solidarity with the Venezuelan people and its postal workers. Under the Bolivarian Constitution, Venezuelan government worker rights, health and safety, and rights to health care were vastly improved.

‘We stand with our sisters and brothers in their fight to protect their rights and democracy from foreign governments who are intent on dismantling them.

‘In Solidarity, Mike Palecek, National President.’

Meanwhile, the South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) has also issued in statement in which it ‘strongly condemns the attempt by the forces of international capitalism to instigate a regime change in Venezuela and urges all workers to join the international protests now being organised.’

SAFTU stated last Thursday: ‘US president Trump, Brazilian president Bolsonaro and Argentinian president Macri, along with other right-wing governments, have backed and recognised the self-appointed “interim” president, the right-wing opposition leader Juan Guaidó.

‘This was clearly part of a pre-planned, coordinated intervention, led by Trump and US imperialism to carry through a coup and remove incumbent elected president Nicolás Maduro from power.

‘This brazen intervention by Trump was followed by European governments, arrogantly demanding that Maduro call fresh elections within eight days. Trump has “ruled nothing out” and hinted at military intervention if Maduro refuses to step down.

The bloody nature of Trump’s intervention is made clear by appointing Elliott Abrams as special envoy to Venezuela.

‘Abrams was convicted for his involvement in arming the “Contras” – paramilitary forces in Nicaragua – in the 1980s. These western imperialists condemn the Maduro government but have collaborated and supported brutal regimes in Asia, Africa and Latin America, including Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and military dictatorships in Chile, Argentina and Brazil.

‘It is possible that the attempted coup will not succeed in forcing Maduro out, because it is reported that Trump has failed to secure the first elementary requirement for a successful coup: ensuring the military is on your side!

‘The military high command are said to be remaining with Maduro, though this could change, or divisions could rapidly open up, if it appears that the regime faces the prospect of being overthrown or imploding.

‘Should these forces succeed in Venezuela, the repression and attacks that workers and socialists are currently suffering will dramatically worsen. Any right-wing regime coming to power to replace Maduro will enact revenge on the working class and socialists.

‘It will mean privatisation, austerity and frontal attacks on the workers and the poor.

‘If Trump does carry out his threat to intervene militarily it would mean even greater repression of workers. An economic and social catastrophe is engulfing Venezuela.

‘GDP collapsed by 35% between 2013 and 2017, a greater collapse than in the US depression between 1929 and 1933, when it fell by 28%. IMF predictions indicate that hyper-inflation will soar to up to 10,000,000% this year, making wages worthless.

‘This economic collapse has wiped out the gains in healthcare, education and other areas introduced by the Hugo Chávez-led government. An estimated 90% of Venezuelans live in poverty.

‘Hunger and starvation have returned, and the crime rate is soaring in the major cities.

‘An estimated three million people have fled the country – about 10% of the population – in the largest refugee crisis in Latin American history!

‘This catastrophe has enabled Guaidó to mobilise not only the middle class but also sections of the working class and poor who had previously supported Chávez and, until recently, were prepared to “give Maduro a chance”.

‘Now, out of despair and desperation, some workers from former Chávez strongholds have joined pro-Guaidó protests. This extremely explosive and unstable situation, against the background of a social collapse and disintegration, has provided the ruling class with a weapon to try and discredit socialism.

‘But it is not socialism that has failed but the attempt to introduce reforms in a top-down bureaucratic manner, while remaining within a “mixed” capitalist economy, in which economic power remained in the hands of the capitalist class who are now plotting to reimpose their dictatorship.

‘This has important lessons for South Africa, where workers are faced with an economic and social catastrophe because of the failure of the ANC government to transform the ownership of the economy but to leave economic power in the hands of the white, monopoly capitalist exploiters.

‘SAFTU fully agrees with NUMSA’s view, that: “It is our duty to do all we can to defend the gains of the working class majority and the poor of Venezuela. “We call on all our comrades locally and abroad to give their full support and to do all they can to defend democracy.”

‘Zwelinzima Vavi, SAFTU General Secretary.’

ILHAN OMAR SCORCHES ENVOY OVER U.S. WAR CRIMES Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) raised questions about Elliott Abrams’ dubious past when the controversial diplomat, currently envoy to Venezuela, testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Omar questioned how Abrams, who has a history of lying to Congress and abetting war crimes by U.S. allies, could be trusted. [HuffPost]

TRUMP RAILS AGAINST INTERNATIONAL SOCIALISM President Donald Trump branded his efforts to oust Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro as a crusade against international socialism, using a speech in Miami to reignite rhetoric of the Cold War. “We’re here to proclaim a new day is coming in Latin America,” Trump said. “Socialism is dying and liberty, prosperity and democracy are being reborn.” [HuffPost]

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  2. 40+ Cities Plan Activities During #23Feb Weekend of International Actions
    Send in your action plans or use our guide to plan an event in your area
    *Please share widely across lists, networks, and on social media*

    Juan Guaido is promising that U.S. intervention through “humanitarian aid” will arrive in Venezuela by February 23rd. This makes our global response on that day even more important. It’s time to show our solidarity with a sovereign and progressive Venezuela. We must defend the revolution before U.S. soldiers set one foot on Venezuelan soil.

    If you haven’t already submitted your planned action for the weekend of February 23rd, please submit the details here. Upwards of 40 cities across the world, from the U.S. to Bangladesh, Canada to Malta, India to Russia, and many others are planning actions. Find the full list of what’s already being planned below.

    If you’re in a city where nothing has been planned yet, but you still want to show solidarity – don’t worry! We can help.

    Every action held during the weekend of February 23 – no matter the size or scale – will have an impact.

    Consider a smaller-scale action to raise awareness:

    Link up with a few like-minded allies to print our fact sheets on Venezuela and pass them out in public places, such as a mall or public transit station
    Consider a banner-drop, a picket, or holding signs and distributing fact sheets near a busy intersection or overpass. Get slogans or pre-made placards from our resource page
    Wear red with your friends and take a photo while holding pro-Venezuela messages and tag them on social media as #HandsOffVenezuela or #23feb
    Picket your local gas station with messages that convey: NOT ANOTHER WAR FOR OIL!
    Screen Venezuela: La lucha sigue, The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, or other films that tell the truth about the Bolivarian Revolution at a public space or in your home. Invite like-minded activists to link up and begin to plan the next day of action in support of Venezuela.

    Whatever activity you organize, make sure to post pictures to social media with #HandsOffVenezuela and #23feb, and send them in to info@nowaronvenezuela.org

    You can also use our Facebook page to link up with like-minded allies, post a message on Twitter and tag our account, or send an email to our international organizers. We will be glad to assist you in planning an action in your area and connecting with others in your area.
    International Actions On the Weekend of February 23

    *Actions listed alphabetically by city*

    Albany, NY
    Hands off Venezuela!
    Saturday, February 23 | Noon
    Wolf Rd and Central Ave
    Contact: 518-281-1968

    Atlanta, GA
    Monday, Feb. 18, 6-8pm: Special WRFG 89.3FM program :US Hands off Venezuela! Local and national anti-war and social justice activists provide facts and analysis exposing the 20 year campaign by the US to overturn the Bolivarian Revolution with its radical program to end poverty and empower the mass of people. Also streamed at wrfg.org and on mobile apps.

    Wednesday, Feb. 20, 4-5pm: Join Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition’s weekly vigil at Moreland and Ponce de Leon to oppose all US actions to bring about a coup against the elected president, Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela..

    Friday, Feb. 22, noon-1pm: Colony Square Peace vigil at Peachtree and 15th St. No War on Venezuela!

    Saturday, Feb. 23, 1-3:30pm: Stand with Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution! Town Hall Meeting, The Arts Exchange, 2148 Newnan St., East Point 30344. Videos, speakers, discussion. For more information, atlantawwp@gmail.com or atlantaiac@aol.com

    Saturday, Feb. 23, 5-7pm: Tune in to WRFG’s “Beyond Borders program for reports of No War on Venezuela actions around the US and the world. 89.3FM, wrfg.org

    Boston, MA
    No War on Venezuela!
    Saturday, February 23 | 1pm
    Gather at MBTA Park Street Stop

    Brainerd, MN
    No War on Venezuela!
    Saturday, February 16 | 1pm
    Sixth and Washington Streets (near Sawmill Inn)
    Organized by: Brainerd Area Coalition for Peace

    Brunswick, ME
    Solidarity Protest with Venezuela!
    Saturday, February 23 | 11am
    Town Green by the Gazebo

    Buffalo, NY
    No U.S. War on Venezuela – No Coup, No Intervention, No Sanctions
    Saturday, February 23 | 1pm
    Federal Building, Elmwood Ave and West Huron
    Sponsored by Buffalo Anti-War | buffaloantiwar@gmail.com

    Charlotte, NC
    US & NATO: Hands Off Venezuela!
    Saturday, February 23 | 2pm
    Eastway Square | 3211 Eastway Dr.

    Chicago, IL
    No War No Coup Against Venezuela
    Friday, February 22 | 4:30pm
    ABC News Studio | 190 N State
    Sponsored by Evanston Neighbors for Peace, Chicago ALBA Solidarity, Chicago Area Peace Action, Chicago Committee Against War and Racism, Vets for Peace- Chicago, others

    Cleveland, OH
    Cleveland says: No War On Venezuela!
    Saturday, February 23 | 12:30pm
    2168 W 25th Street

    Collingswood, NJ
    No Sanctions! No Coup! No War! Hands off Venezuela!
    Saturday, February 23 | 11am
    RTE-130 @ Cooper River Park
    Organized by: Green Party of Camden County NJ

    Corvallis, OR
    No War On Venezuela!
    Saturday, February 23 | 5pm
    Benton County Courthouse, 120 NW 4th Street
    Organized by: Corvallis Latin America Solidarity Committee and the Corvallis chapter of the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism

    Dublin, Ireland
    Venezuela Global Day of Action
    Saturday, February 23 | 1pm
    U.S. Embassy | Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
    Organized by: Venezuela Ireland Network, Peace and Neutrality Alliance (PANA)

    Dhaka, Bangladesh
    USA Hands off Venezuela
    Saturday, February 23 | Details TBA
    Organized by: Socialist Party of Bangladesh

    East Setauket, Long Island, NY
    Hands off Venezuela!
    Saturday, February 23 | 11am
    Rt. 25A and Bennetts Rd., East Setauket, Long Island, NY 11733
    Solidarity action to take place during the regular anti-war Saturday vigil organized by the North Country Peace Group at the corner of Rt. 25A & Bennetts Road, E. Setauket, NY (south side of street). Vigil will take place 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Bring signs. Please avoid parking in CVS lot and use other nearby parking on Rt. 25A and across the street on North Country Road.
    Organized by: North Country Peace Group, contact: ncpeaceg@gmail.com

    Fayetteville, NC
    No War on Venezuela! March on Ft. Bragg
    Saturday, February 23 | 2 – 5pm
    Join anti-imperialist and progressive forces at Fort Bragg, the largest military base in the world, to demand Hands off Venezuela!

    Glasgow, Scotland
    No War on Venezuela! International Day of Action, Glasgow
    Saturday, February 23 | 1pm
    Glasgow Royal Concert Hall | Sauciehall Street Glasgow G2 3NY Scotland
    Hosted by Revolutionary Communist Group – Glasgow, Fight Racism!Fight Imperialism!, Hands off Venezuela, and Glasgow Marxists

    Hartford, CT
    No War on Venezuela!
    Saturday, February 23 | 12pm
    Federal Building | Main St
    Organized by: CT Peace and Solidarity Coalition

    Houston, TX
    No War on Venezuela!
    Saturday, February 23 | 2pm
    Mecom Fountain Traffic Circle (Main St and Montrose)

    Indianapolis, IN
    No war on Venezuela!
    Saturday, February 23 | 4pm
    Indiana State Capitol | 200 W Washington St

    Jersey City, NJ
    No war on Venezuela!
    Saturday, February 23 | 11am – 2pm
    Manhattan Ave. & Central Ave. (across from the Stop&Shop supermarket)
    Organizations currently sponsoring: NJ Action 21, Jersey City Peace Movement, Veterans For Peace

    Kolkata, India
    US Imperialism Hands Off Venezuela
    Saturday, February 23 | Details TBA
    Organized by: Socialist Unity Center of India (C)

    Liverpool, England
    Hands off Venezuela!
    Saturday, February 23 | 12pm
    Derby Square | Liverpool L2, 9 England
    Co-hosted by Revolutionary Communist Group – Liverpool Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism!, Hands Off Venezuela, and Liverpool Marxist Society

    London, England
    No war on Venezuela – Stop Trump’s Gold and Oil Grab!
    Saturday, February 23 | 1pm
    Bank of England
    Organized by: Venezuela Solidarity Campaign

    Miami, FL
    Stop Trump’s War on Venezuela! International Day of Action
    Saturday, February 23 | 2pm
    U.S. Southern Command | 9301 NW 33rd St, Doral, FL 33172

    Join the South Florida anti-war community as we demand: No U.S War on Venezuela! Stop the Coup! End the Sanctions! Self Determination for the Venezuelan people!

    In South Florida, we have a particular obligation to stand against US interference in Venezuela. Miami is home to US Southern Command in Doral, FL– the base for all US military operations in Latin America, particularly Venezuela at the moment. US SOUTHCOM is a nefarious entity whose track-record includes toppling governments throughout Central and South America and the Caribbean, propping up right-wing governments and dictators, arming death-squads throughout the hemisphere, and committing troops to countries within the region.

    For more info, contact POWIR

    Minneapolis, MN
    Saturday, February 23 | 1pm

    U.S. Hands off Venezuela
    No coup
    No sanctions
    No new U.S. war!

    1:00 pm – Gather at Hennepin & Lagoon Aves, Minneapolis
    Be part of a visible anti-war presence, say no to U.S.
    intervention

    1:30 pm – Anti-war visibility at nearby busy corners

    2:00 pm Closing rally

    Initiated by Minnesota Peace Action Coalition
    Contact: antiwarnews@gmail.com | 612 827-5364 or 612 275-2720 or find on Facebook

    Monterey, CA
    Saturday, February 23 | 4 – 6pm
    Window on the Bay | Across from El Estero Park
    Raise Awareness on the Situation in Venezuela and Join Veterans For Peace Chapter 46 on February 23
    Contact: Justin Loza, VFP 46 President | justin.loza@vfp46.com

    Moscow, Russia
    No War on Venezuela!
    Details TBA

    Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
    Hands off Venezuela! No Sanctions! No Coup!
    Saturday, February 23 | 12pm
    Grey’s Monument | Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Hosted by Revolutionary Communist Group – Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism! North East, Hands Off Venezuela, and Newcastle Marxist Society

    New Haven, CT
    No War on Venezuela!
    Saturday, February 23 | Details TBA
    On the Green
    Organized by: CT Peace and Solidarity Coalition

    New Orleans, LA
    Hands off Venezuela Forum
    Sunday, February 24 | 5pm
    Cafe Istanbul NOLA | 2372 St. Claude Ave
    Organized by: New Orleans Workers Group

    New York, NY
    March on Wall Street to Defend Venezuela!
    Saturday, February 23 | 1pm
    Gather at 40 Wall Street

    Newark, NJ
    No War on Venezuela!
    Details TBA
    For more info: 973-801-0001

    Oakland, CA
    No war on Venezuela!
    Saturday, February 23 | 12pm
    Oscar Grant Plaza | 14th and Broadway
    Sponsored by: Spring Action Antiwar Coalition (Bay Area)

    Ottawa, Canada
    No war on Venezuela!
    Saturday, February 23 | 12pm
    Gather at the Prime Minister’s office for a march to the U.S. Embassy!

    Philadelphia, PA
    No war on Venezuela!
    Saturday, February 23 | 11am
    Additional Details TBA

    Portland, OR
    Saturday, February 23 | 3pm
    Sunnyside Community Center | 3520 SE Yamhill St

    Racine, WI
    No war on Venezuela – Presentation on the history of US intervention in Latin America, and on Venezuela from 1998 to the present
    Saturday, February 23 | 11am
    John Bryant Community Center | 601 Racine St

    No War on Venezuela!
    Saturday, March 16 | 11am – 1pm
    Monument Square

    Both events organized by: Central America Solidarity Coalition of Racine & Kenosha, of the Racine Coalition for Peace and Justice

    Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
    No War on Venezuela!
    Saturday, February 23 | 2pm
    City Hall, Peace Fountain

    Richmond, VA
    No to War, NATO & Racism! U.S. Hands off Venezuela!
    Friday, February 22 | 6:30pm
    First Unitarian Universalist Church – 1000 Blanton Ave, Richmond, VA 23221

    Rome, Italy
    Saturday, February 23 | Details TBA
    Organized by: Fronte Popolare, La Città Futura, Collettivo Militant, Casa del Popolo Giuseppe Tanas (Roma), Patria Socialista, PCI, Italia-Venezuela Bolivariana

    Santa Clara, CA
    Hands Off Venezuela! No Coup In Venezuela! Venezuelan Oil For Venezuela! US Out of Venezuela! Maduro Democratically Elected!
    Saturday, February 23 | 12pm
    Gather at The Peace Corner | Stevens Creek Blvd and Winchester Blvd

    Toronto, Canada
    No to U.S.-Led Intervention: A Community Forum
    Wednesday, February 20 | 6:30pm
    University of Toronto | 252 Bloor Street West
    An Emergency Community Forum: Join us for a public forum with representatives from the Caribbean, African and Latin American community organizations, discussing the deeply inconsistent, hypocritical and dangerous ways the Canadian government has historically approached matters of humanitarian intervention – and why this matters today when it comes to Venezuela.

    Sponsoring groups: Global Afrikan Congress, Group for Research & Initiative for the Liberation of Africa (GRILA), Common Frontiers, Caribbean Solidarity Network, Students Against Israeli Apartheid, Latin American and Caribbean Solidarity Network – LACSN, Hugo Chavez Front, Justice 4 Migrant Workers, Jamhoor, Venezuela Solidarity Committee

    Tucson, AZ
    Saturday, February 23 | 10a – 2p
    Armory Park, during the Peace Fair
    Organized by:Tucson Anti-War Committee

    Turin, Italy
    Saturday, February 23 | Details TBA
    Organized by: Fronte Popolare, Rete dei Comunisti and Potere al Popolo

    Valleta, Malta
    Saturday, February 23 | 4pm
    28 Strait Street
    Organized by: ALBA MNAC and PKM

    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Saturday February 23 | 2pm

    No War on Venezuela! – International Day of Action
    Vancouver, Canada Rally & Petition Campaign

    No Coup in Venezuela!
    U.S./Canada Hands Off Venezuela!
    No more U.S./Canada Sanctions & Threats!

    Vancouver Art Gallery
    Robson St. at Howe St.
    Downtown Vancouver

    Organized by: Fire This Time Movement for Social Justice (FTT) – Venezuela Solidarity Campaign

    Endorsed by: Mobilization Against War and Occupation (MAWO), Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba (VCSC), Iranian Community Against War

    Washington, DC
    National March on Washington: Hands off Venezuela!
    Saturday, March 16 | 12pm
    Gather at Lafayette Park

    Mass National Mobilization to Oppose NATO, War & Racism and Oppose US War on Venezuela at 2019 NATO Summit in Washington DC
    Saturday, March 30 | 1pm
    Lafayette Park (across from the White House)
    Additional actions will take place at the opening of the NATO meeting on April 4.

    Partial List of Signers on No War on Venezuela Statement

    For a full list of over 2,000 individuals and 180+ organizations, see here

    Organizations

    International Action Center
    Alberto Lovera Bolivarian Circle New York
    Alliance for Global Justice
    ANTICONQUISTA
    BAYAN USA
    Black Alliance for Peace
    Fight for Im/migrants and Refugees Everywhere (FIRE)
    Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO)
    Haïti Liberté
    IFCO/Pastors for Peace
    La Peña del Bronx
    Mobilization Against War and Occupation – MAWO (Canada)
    MOVE Organization
    People’s Organization for Progress (POP)
    Popular Resistance
    The ProLibertad Freedom Campaign
    Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network
    United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC)
    USW Local 8751 Boston School Bus Drivers Union
    U.S. Peace Council
    Veterans For Peace

    Individuals

    Susan Abulhawa, author
    Pam Africa, International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal
    Alexey Albu, BOROTBA, Lugansk, Lugansk People’s Republic
    Bahman Azad, U.S. Peace Council
    Ajamu Baraka, National Organizer – Black Alliance for Peace
    Fr. Luis Barrios, Holyrood Church/Iglesia Santa Cruz, NYC
    Mike Bento, NYC Shut It Down
    Alison Bodine, Mobilization Against War and Occupation-MAWO (Canada)
    William Camacaro, Alberto Lovera Bolivarian Circle New York
    Joe Catron, Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network
    Edward Childs, UNITE-HERE Local 26
    George Ciccariello-Maher, The Hemispheric Institute
    Dan Cohen, Journalist
    Gerry Condon, President, Board of Directors, Veterans For Peace
    Jodi Dean, Professor
    Miguel Figueroa, Canadian Peace Congress, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Taryn Fivek, International Action Center
    Sara Flounders, International Action Center
    Margaret Flowers, Coordinator of Popular Resistance
    Ramiro Funez, ANTICONQUISTA, Los Angeles CA
    George Galloway, British Politician; Stop the War Coalition (UK)
    Teresa Gutierrez, Fight for Im/migrants and Refugees Everywhere (FIRE)
    Lawrence Hamm, Chair of Peoples Organization for Progress (POP)
    Chris Hedges, Writer
    Rémy Herrera, Writer, Paris
    Foad Izadi, Assistant professor, Department of American Studies, University of Tehran
    Chuck Kaufman, Alliance for Global Justice
    Rev. Tong-Kyun Kim, The Least of These Church (Progressive Korean Church)
    Margaret Kimberley, Senior Editor – Black Agenda Report; Black Alliance for Peace
    Stevan Kirschbaum, Vice President, United Steelworkers, Local 8751, Boston School Bus Union
    Daniel Kovalik, Journalist
    Judith Cashin Lerma, RNC MSN CCM with National Nurses United/National Nurses Organizing Committee
    Joe Lombardo, United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC)
    Alfred L. Marder, President, US Peace Council; Vice President, World Peace Council
    Cynthia McKinney, Former U.S. congressperson and Green Party presidential candidate
    Monica Moorehead, Workers World Party 2016 presidential candidate
    Ben Norton, Journalist
    Miko Peled, Author
    Minnie Bruce Pratt, UAW/National Writers Union Local 1981
    Sami Ramadani, Stop the War Coalition (UK)
    Cindy Sheehan, Executive Boardmember, March on the Pentagon

    Roger Waters, Musician

    John Wight, Journalist
    Kevin Zeese, Coordinator of Popular Resistance, Baltimore MD

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  4. ALERT: U.S. Military confrontation on Venezuelan-Colombian border a danger this week – All Out!
    The People of the World Say: No War on Venezuela! No War for Oil! Actions set in 70+ cities on #23Feb
    *Please share widely across lists, networks, and on social media*

    Global solidarity actions with Venezuela on Saturday, Feb 23 are increasingly urgent as the U.S. ramps-up its military presence in the Caribbean and Colombia. We need you to join us on February 23 at one of the 70+ actions planned across the globe against U.S. military intervention in Venezuela.

    The U.S. has deployed military planes carrying “aid” to Cucuta, Colombia on the Venezuelan border. The Cuban government warned that the U.S. military is taking positions in strategic locations throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. The aid is likely a ploy to cover for smuggling arms into Venezuela, and a tool to provoke confrontation to justify greater U.S. intervention – a strategy that mirrors previous U.S. military interventions in Latin America and across the world.

    Opposition leader and U.S. puppet Juan Guaidó has called for a so-called “humanitarian corridor” to open across the border on February 23, one month after his failed coup attempt.

    His announcement and the U.S. military build-up are warnings of imminent military action against Venezuela.

    U.S. President Donald Trump announced a declaration of a ‘national emergency’ to move billions in funds and even more U.S. troops to the U.S./Mexico border to build the racist border wall. U.S. Marines have also been deployed to Haiti to repress a growing uprising by the Haitian people. We say: No U.S. troops on the border with Mexico, in Haiti, or Venezuela!

    “Venezuela Live Aid” Feb 22 – a cover for war: English billionaire Richard Branson is organizing for a cynical propaganda spectacle on the Colombia-Venezuela border this Friday in the form of a concert. Demonstrations around the world February 23 must counter this war propaganda blitz against Venezuela.

    No war for oil!

    U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton has admitted what U.S. intervention is really about: “It will make a big difference to the United States economically if we could have American oil companies invest in and produce the oil capabilities in Venezuela.” Just like Iraq, this is U.S. intervention for oil. Venezuela’s oil belongs to the Venezuelan people, not U.S. oil companies!

    Please consider making a donation to support the organizing for the global day of action on February 23 to say: No War on Venezuela! Every mobilization has many costs in web sites, social media, signs, banners, printing and producing materials, and more. Help us keep building the struggle against US War On Venezuela!
    Donate to Support February 23 Day of Action

    Over 200 organizations and thousands of individuals from across the world have endorsed the call for actions on February 23. Read the call and add your name or organization as an endorser at NoWarOnVenezuela.org

    Actions were announced this week in a growing number of U.S. and Canadian cities, as well as Ecuador, Scotland, Australia, Azerbaijan, Mexico, Iran, India, Italy and many other countries.

    Wear red in support of Venezuela on #23Feb! In solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela, whose supporters often wear red to their mobilizations, we ask that supporters of a truly sovereign Venezuela wear red on February 23rd. Like the Gilets Jaunes in Paris, this will strengthen our message of solidarity.

    We’ve added many new resources to assist preparations for demonstrations on February 23, including large posters with room to add your local event info, a leaflet on the impact of sanctions on Venezuela produced by the Latin American and Caribbean Solidarity Network, and more. We will be adding placards and other materials throughout the week – check the Resource page on the site for regular updates.

    Every action held during the weekend of February 23 – no matter the size or scale – will have an impact. Consider a smaller-scale action to raise awareness:

    Link up with a few like-minded allies to print our fact sheets on Venezuela and pass them out in public places, such as a mall or public transit station
    Consider a banner-drop, a picket, or holding signs and distributing fact sheets near a busy intersection or overpass. Get slogans or pre-made placards from our resource page
    Wear red with your friends and take a photo while holding pro-Venezuela messages and tag them on social media as #HandsOffVenezuela or #23feb
    Picket your local gas station with messages that convey: NOT ANOTHER WAR FOR OIL!
    Screen Venezuela: La lucha sigue, The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, or other films that tell the truth about the Bolivarian Revolution at a public space or in your home. Invite like-minded activists to link up and begin to plan the next day of action in support of Venezuela.

    You can also use our Facebook page to link up with like-minded allies, post a message on Twitter and tag our account, or send an email to our international organizers. We will be glad to assist you in planning an action in your area and connecting with others in your area.

    The people of the world say No War!

    They say No war for Oil!

    They say No War on Venezuela!

    Tell Trump: No Wall! No War!
    International Actions On the Weekend of February 23

    *Actions listed alphabetically by city*

    Albany, NY
    Hands off Venezuela!
    Saturday, February 23 | Noon
    Wolf Rd and Central Ave
    Contact: 518-281-1968

    Ann Arbor, MI
    Hands off Venezuela!
    Saturday, February 23 | 12 noon
    Rally at the Federal Building | Liberty Street and Fifth Avenue
    Organized by: Ann Arbor Coalition Against the War | Contact: 734-662-6036

    Atlanta, GA
    Monday, Feb. 18, 6-8pm: Special WRFG 89.3FM program :US Hands off Venezuela! Local and national anti-war and social justice activists provide facts and analysis exposing the 20 year campaign by the US to overturn the Bolivarian Revolution with its radical program to end poverty and empower the mass of people. Also streamed at wrfg.org and on mobile apps.

    Wednesday, Feb. 20, 4-5pm: Join Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition’s weekly vigil at Moreland and Ponce de Leon to oppose all US actions to bring about a coup against the elected president, Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela..

    Friday, Feb. 22, noon-1pm: Colony Square Peace vigil at Peachtree and 15th St. No War on Venezuela!

    Saturday, Feb. 23, 1-3:30pm: Stand with Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution! Town Hall Meeting, The Arts Exchange, 2148 Newnan St., East Point 30344. Videos, speakers, discussion. For more information, atlantawwp@gmail.com or atlantaiac@aol.com

    Saturday, Feb. 23, 5-7pm: Tune in to WRFG’s “Beyond Borders program for reports of No War on Venezuela actions around the US and the world. 89.3FM, wrfg.org

    Austin, TX
    Hands off Venezuela Rally
    Saturday, February 23 | 12pm
    Texas State Capitol
    Organized by: Austin Anti-War Coalition

    Baku, Azerbaijan
    No war on Venezuela!
    Saturday, February 23 | Details TBA

    Baltimore, MD
    No Coup, No Sanctions, No War on Venezuela
    Saturday, February 23 | 4pm
    33rd and N Charles Street
    Sponsored by a host of groups and open to any and all who support our demands of no coup, no sanctions, no war on Venezuela. Initial sponsors include: Baltimore Peace Action; Baltimore Non-Violence Center; Baltimore Solidarity with Venezuela; Communist Party of Maryland; Peoples Power Assembly; Struggle for Socialism/La Lucha por Socialismo; Ujima Peoples Progress Party; Youth Against War & Racism (partial list)

    Bengaluru, India
    No War on Venezuela!
    Saturday, February 23 | Details TBA
    Organized by: Socialist Unity Center of India (C)

    Boston, MA
    No War on Venezuela!
    Saturday, February 23 | 1pm
    Gather at MBTA Park Street Stop

    Brainerd, MN
    No War on Venezuela!
    Saturday, February 16 | 1pm
    Sixth and Washington Streets (near Sawmill Inn)
    Organized by: Brainerd Area Coalition for Peace

    Brisbane, Australia
    Rally in support of the Bolivarian Revolution
    Saturday, February 23 | 1pm

    Brunswick, ME
    Solidarity Protest with Venezuela!
    Saturday, February 23 | 11am
    Town Green by the Gazebo

    Buffalo, NY
    No U.S. War on Venezuela – No Coup, No Intervention, No Sanctions
    Saturday, February 23 | 1pm
    Federal Building, Elmwood Ave and West Huron
    Sponsored by Buffalo Anti-War | buffaloantiwar@gmail.com

    Charlotte, NC
    US & NATO: Hands Off Venezuela!
    Saturday, February 23 | 2pm
    Eastway Square | 3211 Eastway Dr.

    Chennai, India
    No War on Venezuela!
    Saturday, February 23 | Details TBA
    Organized by: Socialist Unity Center of India (C)

    Chicago, IL
    No War No Coup Against Venezuela
    Friday, February 22 | 4:30pm
    ABC News Studio | 190 N State
    Sponsored by Evanston Neighbors for Peace, Chicago ALBA Solidarity, Chicago Area Peace Action, Chicago Committee Against War and Racism, Vets for Peace- Chicago, others

    Cleveland, OH
    Cleveland says: No War On Venezuela!
    Saturday, February 23 | 12:30pm
    2168 W 25th Street

    Collingswood, NJ
    No Sanctions! No Coup! No War! Hands off Venezuela!
    Saturday, February 23 | 11am
    RTE-130 @ Cooper River Park
    Organized by: Green Party of Camden County NJ

    Corvallis, OR
    No War On Venezuela!
    Saturday, February 23 | 5pm
    Benton County Courthouse, 120 NW 4th Street
    Organized by: Corvallis Latin America Solidarity Committee and the Corvallis chapter of the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism

    Delhi, India
    No War on Venezuela!
    Saturday, February 23 | Details TBA
    Organized by: Socialist Unity Center of India (C)

    Dhaka, Bangladesh
    USA Hands off Venezuela
    Saturday, February 23 | Details TBA
    Organized by: Socialist Party of Bangladesh

    Dublin, Ireland
    Venezuela Global Day of Action
    Saturday, February 23 | 1pm
    U.S. Embassy | Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
    Organized by: Venezuela Ireland Network, Peace and Neutrality Alliance (PANA)

    East Setauket, Long Island, NY
    Hands off Venezuela!
    Saturday, February 23 | 11am
    Rt. 25A and Bennetts Rd., East Setauket, Long Island, NY 11733
    Solidarity action to take place during the regular anti-war Saturday vigil organized by the North Country Peace Group at the corner of Rt. 25A & Bennetts Road, E. Setauket, NY (south side of street). Vigil will take place 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Bring signs. Please avoid parking in CVS lot and use other nearby parking on Rt. 25A and across the street on North Country Road.
    Organized by: North Country Peace Group, contact: ncpeaceg@gmail.com

    Fayetteville, NC
    No War on Venezuela! March on Ft. Bragg
    Saturday, February 23 | 2 – 5pm
    Join anti-imperialist and progressive forces at Fort Bragg, the largest military base in the world, to demand Hands off Venezuela!

    Geneva, Switzerland
    Demonstration for Peace and Sovereignty
    Saturday, February 23 | 3pm
    Organized by: ALBA (Latin America Working Group Basel)

    Glasgow, Scotland
    No War on Venezuela! International Day of Action, Glasgow
    Saturday, February 23 | 1pm
    Glasgow Royal Concert Hall | Sauciehall Street Glasgow G2 3NY Scotland
    Hosted by Revolutionary Communist Group – Glasgow, Fight Racism!Fight Imperialism!, Hands off Venezuela, and Glasgow Marxists

    Halifax, Canada
    No war on Venezuela!
    Saturday, February 23 | 1pm
    Peace and Freedom Park (formerly Cornwallis Park) | Hollis St
    Organized by Alliance for Venezuela Halifax and is co-sponsored by the Halifax Peace Council

    Hanover, NH
    No war on Venezuela!
    Saturday, February 23 | 2pm
    Gather at busy corner by Dartmouth College Green

    Hartford, CT
    No War on Venezuela!
    Saturday, February 23 | 12pm
    Federal Building | Main St
    Organized by: CT Peace and Solidarity Coalition

    Houston, TX
    No War on Venezuela!
    Saturday, February 23 | 2pm
    Mecom Fountain Traffic Circle (Main St and Montrose)

    Hyderabad, India
    No War on Venezuela!
    Saturday, February 23 | Details TBA
    Organized by: Socialist Unity Center of India (C)

    Indianapolis, IN
    No war on Venezuela!
    Saturday, February 23 | 4pm
    Indiana State Capitol | 200 W Washington St

    Jersey City, NJ
    No war on Venezuela!
    Saturday, February 23 | 11am – 2pm
    Manhattan Ave. & Central Ave. (across from the Stop&Shop supermarket)
    Organizations currently sponsoring: NJ Action 21, Jersey City Peace Movement, Veterans For Peace, NJ Peace Council

    Kolkata, India
    US Imperialism Hands Off Venezuela
    Saturday, February 23 | Details TBA
    Organized by: Socialist Unity Center of India (C)

    Lawrence, KS
    No War on Venezuela!
    Saturday, February 23 | 12pm
    9th and Massachusetts | Lawrence, KS

    Liverpool, England
    Hands off Venezuela!
    Saturday, February 23 | 12pm
    Derby Square | Liverpool L2, 9 England
    Co-hosted by Revolutionary Communist Group – Liverpool Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism!, Hands Off Venezuela, and Liverpool Marxist Society

    London, England
    No war on Venezuela – Stop Trump’s Gold and Oil Grab!
    Saturday, February 23 | 1pm
    Bank of England
    Organized by: Venezuela Solidarity Campaign

    London, ON, Canada
    No war on Venezuela!
    Saturday, February 23 | 12pm
    NW corner of Victoria Park

    Madison, WI
    U.S. Hands off Venezuela Rally
    Saturday, February 23 | 12pm
    Wisconsin State Capitol Building | State Street side

    Massapequa Park, NY
    U.S. Hands off Venezuela! Reject US militarism and war!
    Saturday, February 23 | 12pm
    1003 Park Blvd | Massapequa Park

    Miami, FL
    Stop Trump’s War on Venezuela! International Day of Action
    Saturday, February 23 | 2pm
    U.S. Southern Command | 9301 NW 33rd St, Doral, FL 33172

    Join the South Florida anti-war community as we demand: No U.S War on Venezuela! Stop the Coup! End the Sanctions! Self Determination for the Venezuelan people!

    In South Florida, we have a particular obligation to stand against US interference in Venezuela. Miami is home to US Southern Command in Doral, FL– the base for all US military operations in Latin America, particularly Venezuela at the moment. US SOUTHCOM is a nefarious entity whose track-record includes toppling governments throughout Central and South America and the Caribbean, propping up right-wing governments and dictators, arming death-squads throughout the hemisphere, and committing troops to countries within the region.

    For more info, contact POWIR

    Minneapolis, MN
    Saturday, February 23 | 1pm

    U.S. Hands off Venezuela
    No coup
    No sanctions
    No new U.S. war!

    1:00 pm – Gather at Hennepin & Lagoon Aves, Minneapolis
    Be part of a visible anti-war presence, say no to U.S.
    intervention

    1:30 pm – Anti-war visibility at nearby busy corners

    2:00 pm Closing rally

    Initiated by Minnesota Peace Action Coalition
    Contact: antiwarnews@gmail.com | 612 827-5364 or 612 275-2720 or find on Facebook

    Monterey, CA
    Saturday, February 23 | 4 – 6pm
    Window on the Bay | Across from El Estero Park
    Raise Awareness on the Situation in Venezuela and Join Veterans For Peace Chapter 46 on February 23
    Contact: Justin Loza, VFP 46 President | justin.loza@vfp46.com

    Montreal, Canada
    Non à l’intervention Trump – Trudeau
    Saturday, February 23 | 2pm
    Carré Philipps | Montréal, Québec

    Moscow, Russia
    No War on Venezuela!
    Details TBA

    New Brunswick, NJ
    Hands off Venezuela!
    Tuesday, February 26 | 11:30a
    Rutgers University | Brower Commons

    New Haven, CT
    No War on Venezuela!
    Saturday, February 23 | Details TBA
    On the Green
    Organized by: CT Peace and Solidarity Coalition

    New Orleans, LA
    Hands off Venezuela Forum
    Sunday, February 24 | 5pm
    Cafe Istanbul NOLA | 2372 St. Claude Ave
    Organized by: New Orleans Workers Group

    New York, NY
    March on Wall Street to Defend Venezuela!
    Saturday, February 23 | 1pm
    Gather at 40 Wall Street

    ——-

    Hands off Venezuela Special on WBAI
    Sunday, February 24 | 12 – 4pm
    Tune in: 99.5FM in NY, streaming at WBAI.org

    Newark, NJ
    No War on Venezuela!
    Details TBA
    For more info: 973-801-0001

    Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
    Hands off Venezuela! No Sanctions! No Coup!
    Saturday, February 23 | 12pm
    Grey’s Monument | Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Hosted by Revolutionary Communist Group – Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism! North East, Hands Off Venezuela, and Newcastle Marxist Society

    Oakland, CA
    No war on Venezuela!
    Saturday, February 23 | 12pm
    Oscar Grant Plaza | 14th and Broadway
    Sponsored by: Spring Action Antiwar Coalition (Bay Area)

    Ottawa, Canada
    No war on Venezuela!
    Saturday, February 23 | 12pm
    Gather at the Prime Minister’s office for a march to the U.S. Embassy!

    Philadelphia, PA
    No war on Venezuela!
    Saturday, February 23 | 11am
    Gather at City Hall, 15th St Side

    Pittsburgh, PA
    No War on Venezuela!
    Saturday, February 23 | 1pm
    Schenley Plaza | 4100 Forbes Ave
    Organized by Pittsburgh Anti-Imperialist League (PAIL)

    Portland, OR
    Saturday, February 23 | 3pm
    Sunnyside Community Center | 3520 SE Yamhill St

    Quito, Ecuador
    No war on Venezuela!
    Saturday, February 23 | Details TBA

    Racine, WI
    No war on Venezuela – Presentation on the history of US intervention in Latin America, and on Venezuela from 1998 to the present
    Saturday, February 23 | 11am
    John Bryant Community Center | 601 Racine St

    No War on Venezuela!
    Saturday, March 16 | 11am – 1pm
    Monument Square

    Both events organized by: Central America Solidarity Coalition of Racine & Kenosha, of the Racine Coalition for Peace and Justice

    Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
    No War on Venezuela!
    Saturday, February 23 | 2pm
    City Hall, Peace Fountain

    Richmond, VA
    No to War, NATO & Racism! U.S. Hands off Venezuela!
    Friday, February 22 | 6:30pm
    First Unitarian Universalist Church – 1000 Blanton Ave, Richmond, VA 23221

    Rome, Italy
    Saturday, February 23 | Details TBA
    Organized by: Fronte Popolare, La Città Futura, Collettivo Militant, Casa del Popolo Giuseppe Tanas (Roma), Patria Socialista, PCI, Italia-Venezuela Bolivariana

    San Diego, CA
    Resist US War on Venezuela
    Saturday, February 23 | 1pm
    San Diego County Administration | 1600 Pacific Highway
    Organized by: San Diego IWW

    Santa Clara, CA
    Hands Off Venezuela! No Coup In Venezuela! Venezuelan Oil For Venezuela! US Out of Venezuela! Maduro Democratically Elected!
    Saturday, February 23 | 12pm
    Gather at The Peace Corner | Stevens Creek Blvd and Winchester Blvd

    Santa Monica, CA
    Hands off Venezuela
    Saturday, February 23 | 3pm
    Santa Monica Pier | Meet at Colorado and Ocean Ave

    Sydney, Australia
    No US Coup/War in Venezuela! Lift the Sanctions Now!
    Saturday, February 23 | 1pm
    U.S. Consulate General Sydney | Martin Place (outside MLC Bldg), Sydney Centre
    Organized by: Australia Venezuela Solidarity Network

    Syracuse, NY
    No War on Venezuela
    Saturday, February 23 | 12pm
    Perseverance Park | Salina St.

    Tijuana, Mexico
    February 22 | Workshop by U.S. Deported Veterans on Migrant Impact and U.S. Wars. No War On Venezuela with Gerry Condon – Pres VFP and Hector Lopez – Unified Deported Veterans

    Saturday, February 23 | Solidarity of Peoples – Border March
    Pedestrian West Border Crossing – Also raising No War on Venezuela

    Organized by: Veterans For Peace Chapter 182, Unified Deported Veterans
    For more info: DVSH.ROB@gmail.com | unifeddeportedveterans@gmail. com

    Toronto, Canada
    Hands off Venezuela: No Sanctions, No Lima Group, No Coup
    Wednesday, February 20 | 3pm
    Office of MP Chrystia Freeland | 344 Bloor St W

    1-hour rally outside the office of the Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland to object to her/the federal government’s stance on and sanctions against Venezuela, and participation in the Lima Group. Canada should join the UN, the Vatican, Uruguay and Mexico in calling for a peaceful, diplomatic solution with all parties to end the political crisis and lift the sanctions on Venezuela

    ——

    No to U.S.-Led Intervention: A Community Forum
    Wednesday, February 20 | 6:30pm
    University of Toronto | 252 Bloor Street West
    An Emergency Community Forum: Join us for a public forum with representatives from the Caribbean, African and Latin American community organizations, discussing the deeply inconsistent, hypocritical and dangerous ways the Canadian government has historically approached matters of humanitarian intervention – and why this matters today when it comes to Venezuela.

    Sponsoring groups: Global Afrikan Congress, Group for Research & Initiative for the Liberation of Africa (GRILA), Common Frontiers, Caribbean Solidarity Network, Students Against Israeli Apartheid, Latin American and Caribbean Solidarity Network – LACSN, Hugo Chavez Front, Justice 4 Migrant Workers, Jamhoor, Venezuela Solidarity Committee

    ——-

    No War On Venezuela! Hands Off Venezuela
    Saturday, February 23 | 11am
    Rally Outside CBC Office – 250 Front Street West | March to Bay Street/ Financial District

    The participants and endorsing organizations of the February 23rd “No War On Venezuela” rally in Toronto demand that the federal government immediately recognize the democratically elected president of Venezuela, lift the sanctions, and stop laying the groundwork for military intervention. CBC: stop the lies! Bay street: not your gold, not your oil, hands off Venezuelan soil!

    Tucson, AZ
    Saturday, February 23 | 10a – 2p
    Armory Park, during the Peace Fair
    Organized by:Tucson Anti-War Committee

    Turin, Italy
    Saturday, February 23 | Details TBA
    Organized by: Fronte Popolare, Rete dei Comunisti and Potere al Popolo

    Valleta, Malta
    Saturday, February 23 | 4pm
    28 Strait Street
    Organized by: ALBA MNAC and PKM

    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    No Sanctions! Hands off Venezuela! No military intervention!
    Saturday, February 23 | 12pm
    Gather in front of the CBC at Georgia and Hamilton Streets
    Rally organized by the Venezuela Peace and Solidarity Committee of Vancouver

    ——-

    Saturday February 23 | 2pm

    No War on Venezuela! – International Day of Action
    Vancouver, Canada Rally & Petition Campaign

    No Coup in Venezuela!
    U.S./Canada Hands Off Venezuela!
    No more U.S./Canada Sanctions & Threats!

    Vancouver Art Gallery
    Robson St. at Howe St.
    Downtown Vancouver

    Organized by: Fire This Time Movement for Social Justice (FTT) – Venezuela Solidarity Campaign

    Endorsed by: Mobilization Against War and Occupation (MAWO), Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba (VCSC), Iranian Community Against War

    Washington, DC
    National March on Washington: Hands off Venezuela!
    Saturday, March 16 | 12pm
    Gather at Lafayette Park

    Mass National Mobilization to Oppose NATO, War & Racism and Oppose US War on Venezuela at 2019 NATO Summit in Washington DC
    Saturday, March 30 | 1pm
    Lafayette Park (across from the White House)
    Additional actions will take place at the opening of the NATO meeting on April 4.

    Partial List of Signers on No War on Venezuela Statement

    For a full list of over 2,500 individuals and 200+ organizations, see here

    Organizations

    International Action Center
    Alberto Lovera Bolivarian Circle New York
    Alliance for Global Justice
    ANTICONQUISTA
    BAYAN
    Black Alliance for Peace
    Fight for Im/migrants and Refugees Everywhere (FIRE)
    Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO)
    Haïti Liberté
    IFCO/Pastors for Peace
    International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS)
    La Peña del Bronx
    Mobilization Against War and Occupation – MAWO (Canada)
    MOVE Organization
    People’s Organization for Progress (POP)
    Popular Resistance
    The ProLibertad Freedom Campaign
    Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network
    United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC)
    USW Local 8751 Boston School Bus Drivers Union
    U.S. Peace Council
    Veterans For Peace

    Individuals

    Susan Abulhawa, author
    Pam Africa, International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal
    Alexey Albu, BOROTBA, Lugansk, Lugansk People’s Republic
    Bahman Azad, U.S. Peace Council
    Ajamu Baraka, National Organizer – Black Alliance for Peace
    Fr. Luis Barrios, Holyrood Church/Iglesia Santa Cruz, NYC
    Mike Bento, NYC Shut It Down
    Alison Bodine, Mobilization Against War and Occupation-MAWO (Canada)
    William Camacaro, Alberto Lovera Bolivarian Circle New York
    Joe Catron, Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network
    Edward Childs, UNITE-HERE Local 26
    George Ciccariello-Maher, The Hemispheric Institute
    Dan Cohen, Journalist
    Gerry Condon, President, Board of Directors, Veterans For Peace
    Jodi Dean, Professor
    Miguel Figueroa, Canadian Peace Congress, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Taryn Fivek, International Action Center
    Sara Flounders, International Action Center
    Margaret Flowers, Coordinator of Popular Resistance
    Ramiro Funez, ANTICONQUISTA, Los Angeles CA
    George Galloway, British Politician; Stop the War Coalition (UK)
    Teresa Gutierrez, Fight for Im/migrants and Refugees Everywhere (FIRE)
    Lawrence Hamm, Chair of Peoples Organization for Progress (POP)
    Chris Hedges, Writer
    Rémy Herrera, Writer, Paris
    Foad Izadi, Assistant professor, Department of American Studies, University of Tehran
    Chuck Kaufman, Alliance for Global Justice
    Rev. Tong-Kyun Kim, The Least of These Church (Progressive Korean Church)
    Margaret Kimberley, Senior Editor – Black Agenda Report; Black Alliance for Peace
    Stevan Kirschbaum, Vice President, United Steelworkers, Local 8751, Boston School Bus Union
    Daniel Kovalik, Journalist
    Judith Cashin Lerma, RNC MSN CCM with National Nurses United/National Nurses Organizing Committee
    Joe Lombardo, United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC)
    Alfred L. Marder, President, US Peace Council; Vice President, World Peace Council
    Cynthia McKinney, Former U.S. congressperson and Green Party presidential candidate
    Monica Moorehead, Workers World Party 2016 presidential candidate
    Ben Norton, Journalist
    Miko Peled, Author
    Minnie Bruce Pratt, UAW/National Writers Union Local 1981
    Sami Ramadani, Stop the War Coalition (UK)
    Cindy Sheehan, Executive Boardmember, March on the Pentagon

    Roger Waters, Musician

    John Wight, Journalist
    Kevin Zeese, Coordinator of Popular Resistance, Baltimore MD

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