Dutch disagreement with Trump on Venezuela

This 19 February 2019 video from the USA says about itself:

President Trump called for regime change in Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua on Monday, in a major speech urging the Venezuelan military to abandon its support for President Nicolás Maduro and to support self-proclaimed Venezuelan president Juan Guaidó. During the speech, Trump said the U.S. seeks a peaceful transition of power in Venezuela, but that all options remain on the table.

This comes as a new book out by former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe reveals Trump privately discussed going to war with Venezuela in 2017. Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro responded to Trump’s speech in Miami by accusing him of engaging in Nazi-like discourse.

We speak with Venezuelan economist Francisco Rodríguez, who headed the Venezuelan National Assembly’s Economic and Financial Advisory Office under Hugo Chávez. We also speak with Vijay Prashad, director of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research and chief editor of LeftWord Books. He is the author of several books, including “The Poorer Nations: A Possible History of the Global South.”

Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:

Parliament: Kingdom of the Netherlands should not be sucked into military conflict in Venezuela

Major concerns in the Lower House about the consequences of the escalating crisis in Venezuela for Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao. The government must “dp everything in its power” to prevent the Kingdom from “being drawn into a military conflict”.

That say, eg, [government parties] D66, VVD, [opposition parties] GroenLinks and Socialist Party. The parties believe that the Netherlands should make it clear that humanitarian aid is being provided and that it does not want to be involved in a military intervention. According to GroenLinks, the Netherlands should therefore not “be too much on the side of the US Americans”.

US President Trump does not exclude a [military] intervention in Venezuela. …

Venezuela is the largest neighbor of our Kingdom, according to a concerned parliament. Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao are near: Aruba even 30 kilometers away. The MPs believe that our country should not politicize the situation, like the US Americans do.

The European Union on Monday (Feb 25) urged countries to avoid any military intervention in Venezuela. “We must avoid a military intervention,” Maja Kocijancic, the spokeswoman for diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini, told reporters: here.

This weekend’s attempt by the US to deliver “humanitarian aid” to Venezuela was a staged provocation, with flatbed trucks serving as US imperialism’s modern equivalent of the Trojan horse: here.

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  1. Danger of U.S. Military Intervention in Venezuela Grows

    February 23 will be a decisive day of struggle in Venezuela and around the world – 100+ cities plan actions

    *Please share widely across lists, networks, and on social media*

    The stakes could not be higher as people across the globe prepare to mobilize in solidarity with the Venezuelan people on February 23 and to oppose the growing imperialist threats of intervention and war. More than 100 cities plan to hold actions this weekend – find and join one near you.

    February 23 will be a decisive juncture and a day marked by struggle to defend Venezuela both inside the country and around the world.

    Massive demonstrations in Venezuela have shown that the majority of the people support Maduro and the Bolivarian Revolution. As it becomes clearer each day that the coup attempt has failed and lacks popular support, the desperation of the opposition and the imperialist forces that are their primary source of support grows. This is demonstrated by the increasingly hostile statements made in recent days by U.S. President Donald Trump, Senator Marco Rubio, U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton, U.S. envoy Elliot Abrams, and others who are determined to reopen Venezuela’s vast oil and natural wealth to plunder by Wall Street.

    The corporate media is working overtime to build the case for more deadly sanctions and direct military intervention. The “Venezuela Live-Aid” planned for Friday evening on the Colombia-Venezuela border by English billionaire Richard Branson is a critical piece of the war propaganda blitz that every major newspaper and TV station is readily pushing forward. In Venezuela, a Hands Off Venezuela concert is planned for the Venezuelan side of the border that same evening, and more popular mobilizations are planned throughout the country during the weekend.

    Our international solidarity movement must be on full alerts, and redouble our efforts to build strong actions this weekend, while also preparing to quickly mobilize in the days and weeks that follow.


    More than 100 cities are planning actions in the coming days. There are many actions that we are hearing about but do not yet have concrete information on, or others that are being organized now given the urgent situation facing Venezuela – be sure to check the site for the most up to date list to find an action near you.

    A major press conference took place on Wednesday in New York City outside Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer’s office, announcing the tremendous worldwide day of solidarity planned on February 23 – watch video of the press conference here.

    Here are a few things that we’ve prepared to assist with preparations for this weekend’s activities:

    Wear Red in solidarity with Venezuela! Supporters of the Bolivarian Revolution often wear red at demonstrations in Venezuela, and this will help to strengthen our internationally coordinated show of solidarity
    Gather petition signatures: The Venezuelan people and their supporters across the world have been gathering signatures on President Nicolás Maduro’s “Open Letter to the People of the United States.” We’ve included this letter on the site along with a sheet to gather petition signatures at February 23 actions and for outreach in your community.
    Find placards, informational leaflets, and other materials for use at local actions: Visit the Resources page of the website to find new placards that can be used at your demonstration, along with many other materials to help cut through the fabrications being promoted in the corporate media about Venezuela.
    Send in photos, videos, and use #23Feb and #HandsOffVenezuela on social media! Please send photos, videos, and any short reports or other information on the activities you hold or see that are taking place this weekend to info@nowaronvenezuela.org. Be sure to share updates of your event on social media with the hashtags #23Feb and #HandsOffVenezuela, and tag us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

    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!
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    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

    Amman, Jordan
    No War on Venezuela
    Friday, February 23 | 4pm
    Embassy of Venezuela
    Organized by: Jordanian Communist Party

    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)

    Berlin, Germany
    No war on Venezuela!
    Saturday, February 23 | 2pm
    Berlin, Pariser Platz Brandenburger Tor US-Embassy
    Organized by: Coop Antikriegscafe Berlin / Anti-NATO-Gruppe Berlin Brandenburg

    Birmingham, England
    No War on Venezuela!
    Saturday, February 23 | 12pm
    Erdington High Street

    Join the Birmingham Revolutionary Communist Group at midday on Saturday 23rd February as we protest on Erdington High Street, demanding an end to British support for the imperialist-backed coup. Hands off Venezuela! We’ll also work to show that, despite the lies in the British press, Venezuela shows us that there is an alternative to austerity, plunder and war.

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

    Boulder, CO
    No war on Venezuela
    Saturday, February 23 | 11am
    Canyon and Broadway
    Organized by: Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center

    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

    Brussels, Belgium
    Not Another War for Oil!
    Saturday, February 23 | 1pm
    Haachtsesteenweg 53, 1210 Saint-Josse-ten-Noode
    Organized by: Intal América Latina Action for Liberation

    No war on Venezuela!
    Saturday, February 23 | 4pm
    Ambasse des Etats-Unis, 27 Boulevard du Regent, B-10000 Bruxelles Belgium

    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

    Calgary, Canada
    No War on Venezuela from Calgary
    Saturday, February 23 | 12pm
    615 MacLead Trl SE

    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

    Chico, CA
    No war on Venezuela!
    Saturday, February 23 | 12:30pm
    3rd & Main St.

    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

    Córdoba, Argentina
    Ceremony in solidarity with Cuba and Venezuela
    Sunday, February 24 | 10am
    At the door of the Museum of Che Guevara in Alta Gracia, Córdoba | Nicolás Avellaneda 501, Alta Gracia
    Organised by MASCUBA, Che Guevara Regional Centre, Córdoba and Rosario.

    Long live the Cuban people and government that that day votes massively for its new Constitution. Long live the Bolivarian people and government that rejects the interference, sanctions and threat of invasion by Trump and the Lima Cartel.

    Cork City, Ireland
    No war on Venezuela!
    Saturday, February 23 | 2pm
    St. Patrick’s Street (junction Academy Street)

    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

    Courtenay, Canada
    No war on Venezuela!
    Saturday, February 23 | 1pm
    Courtenay Public Library | 300 6th Street
    Organized by Comox Valley Peace Group | 250-338-4067

    Dallas, TX
    Hands off Venezuela!
    Saturday, February 23 | 12:30pm
    The Grassy Knoll | 413 Elm St.

    On Saturday, Feb. 23 – the one month anniversary of the U.S.-backed coup attempt in Venezuela – North Texas Veterans For Peace and peace-loving allies will join with internationally coordinated actions to show solidarity with the people of Venezuela and oppose the Trump administration’s campaign to impose an imperialist coup on the people of Venezuela. Join us to express our strong opposition to any form of US intervention into the internal affairs of the sovereign nation of Venezuela. No Coup! No Regime Change! No More Imperialist Intervention and War!

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

    Denver, CO
    No war on Venezuela!
    Saturday, February 23 | 1pm
    Corner of 16th Street and California St
    Organized by: Denver Peace Council

    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)

    Durham, NC
    No War on Venezuela! Triangle 2 Charlotte
    Saturday, February 23 | 11:30am
    Lakewood Shopping Center

    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

    Eastham, MA
    No war on Venezuela!
    Saturday, February 23 | 12pm
    Sidewalk in front of Eastham Windmill

    El Paso, TX
    Border Peace Presence
    Friday, February 22 | 12pm
    E. San Antonio St at S. Campbell St
    The Border Peace Presence has stood weekly for peace and against US imperialism around the world since 2005.

    Fresno, CA
    Hands off Venezuela!
    Saturday, February 23 | 11am
    Gather at the corner of Blackstone and Shaw Sts.
    DSA Fresno with DSA Venezuela Solidarity group are hosting a public rally to stand against a US led coup in 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

    Lisbon, Portugal
    No war on Venezuela!
    Friday, February 22 | 6pm
    A Voz do Operario, Rua da Voz do Operario, 3 | Lisbon, Portugal

    Political and Cultural Act of Solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution, sponsored and organized by Conselho Portugues Para a Paz e Cooperacao (Portuguese Counsel for Peace and Cooperation) and promoted by the Portuguese chapter of the Hands Off Venezuela international campaign, amongst other organizations, will have several speakers and live music with El Sur, Freddy Locks, Jorge Rivotti, Sebastiao Antunes, Tiago Santos and Sofia Lisboa. Among the confirmed speakers there are Ilda Figueiredo, former MEP, current president of the Portuguese Counsel for Peace and Cooperation; Augusto Praca, member of the executive commission of the CGTP-IN labour union; Her Excellency Mercedes Martinez, ambassador of the Republic of Cuba in Portugal and His Excellency Gral. Lucas Rincon, former minister of Interior and Justice under Hugo Chavez and ambassador of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Portugal.

    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

    Louisville, KY
    Hands off Venezuela!
    February 23 – March 3
    Foot of Big 4 Bridge on the Waterfront

    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

    Milan, Italy
    Giu’ Le Mani Dal Venezuela
    Saturday, February 23 | 3:30pm
    Largo dei Bersaglieri

    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.

    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
    Rally at Trump building on Wall St (40 Wall St)
    2/3 train to Wall Street stop – After rally, short march to Zuccotti Park

    Organized by: International Action Center; Call To Action on Puerto Rico; Casa de las Americas NY; Committee to Stop FBI Repression; December 12th Movement; FIRE (Fight for Im/migrants and Refugees Everywhere); Freedom Road Socialist Organization; Frente Independista Boricua; Brooklyn Green Party; NYC Jericho; New Abolitionist Movement; New York-New Jersey July 26 Coalition; People’s Power Assemblies NYC; People’s MTA; Samidoun Palestinian Prisoners Solidarity Network; Students for Justice in Palestine NYU; Veterans for peace Chapter 21; Workers World Party


    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

    Nottingham, England
    Hands off Venezuela! International Day of Action
    Saturday, February 23 | 12pm
    Old Market Square
    Organized by: Nottingham Revolutionary Communist Group

    Novi Sad, Serbia
    Friday, February 22 and Saturday, February 23
    Night graffiti painting

    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!

    Pensacola, FL
    No war on Venezuela!
    Saturday February 23 | 1pm
    201 E Gregory Street
    Organized by: Strive

    Peterborough, Canada
    No U.S. war on Venezuela!
    Saturday, February 23 | 10am
    Confederation Station | 501 George St N

    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)

    Pocatello, ID
    Pocatello: Hands off Venezuela!
    Saturday, February 23 | 12pm
    Oak Street and Yellowstone Highway

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

    Quito, Ecuador
    No war on Venezuela!
    Saturday, February 23
    U.S Embassy

    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, CA
    No War on Venezuela! Banner Display over I-80 freeway in Richmond, CA.
    Saturday, February 23 | 10am
    Gather at San Luis St. and Sacramento Ave., Richmond, CA 94804
    Wear red!
    Organized by Hands off Venezuela Richmond, CA

    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

    Rochester, NY
    No war on Venezuela – Leafletting
    Friday, February 22 | 11:30am
    100 State Street

    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

    Salt Lake City, UT
    No War on Venezuela
    Saturday, February 23 | 1pm
    Sugarhouse Bridge | 1300 E 2100 S

    San Antonio, TX
    The Revolution Will Not Be Televised – Film Screening + Discussion
    Friday, February 22 | 6:30pm
    Esperanza Peace and Justice Center | 922 San Pedro Ave

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

    San Francisco de Macorís, Dominican Republic
    Solidarity with the Venezuelan People!
    Thursday, February 21 | 5pm
    Roundabout of the Park Duarte

    The political coordination of the left and of progressive and socialist organizations or SFM. Invite the whole town to a political-cultural act in solidarity with the Venezuelan people; Thursday the 21st at 5pm at Duarte Park, say no to the invasion of the US in the country of Simon Bolivar



    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 Cruz, CA
    Hands off Venezeula!
    Friday, February 22 | 4pm
    Downtown Clock Tower

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

    São Paulo, Brazil
    Wednesday, February 27 | Details TBA

    Spokane, WA
    Peace and Justice Action Conference
    Saturday, February 23 | 9am
    Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane | 4340 W. Ft Wright Dr

    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

    Valencia, Spain
    Hands off Venezuela!
    Saturday, February 23 | 6pm
    Plaça Ajuntament, Valencia, Valencia, Spain

    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.

    Wellfleet, MA
    No war on Venezuela
    Saturday, February 23 | 10am
    Town Hall Lawn

    Wilmington, DE
    No Borders, No Walls – Immigration Built US! #HandsOffVenezuela
    Saturday, February 23 | 12pm
    1000 N Market Street

    Winnipeg, Canada
    Solidarity with Venezuela
    Saturday, February 23 | 1pm
    Gerald James Lynch Park | south side Osborne Street Bridge by Osborne & Roslyn
    Organized by: Venezuela Peace Committee

    Partial List of Signers on No War on Venezuela Statement

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


    International Action Center
    Alberto Lovera Bolivarian Circle New York
    Alliance for Global Justice
    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


    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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