[pjw] INFO: Rally to say "Hands Off Venezuela" Friday 5 PM Terry Schrunk
Peace and Justice Works
pjw at pjw.info
Thu Feb 7 09:08:32 EST 2019
I got some details on tomorrow night's Hands Off Venezuela protest.
It is being supported by a number of groups including Portland Jobs with
Justice, Veterans for Peace (I assume this is Chapter 72-Portland),
Portland Central America Solidarity Committee, Portland Democratic
Socialists of America, Occupy ICE PDX, Workers World Party, and Oregon
Fair Trade Coalition.
Below is the text from their facebook event page, which can be found at
This definitely feels like another US-prompted "regime change" where they
have been so quick to recognize the opposition, and threatened to send in
troops. The UN Security Council called for a political solution on Jan.
and yet countries are jumping on the US bandwagon to recognize the
opposition leadership before new elections have been called or held.
OK, sorry for the short notice, I just needed to get the last details in
place before sending this out. We contacted people by email to ask about
the plans but I guess if you don't want to be part of Mark Zuckerberg's
corporate monstrosity (aka facebook) sometimes people forget to follow up
the "old fashioned way."
peace and justice works
Tell the US: Hands Off Venezuela!
Friday Feb 8, 2019 5 PM
Terry Schrunk Plaza 364 SW Madison
Join your community members at Schrunk Plaza this Friday at 5pm to tell
the US government HANDS OFF VENEZUELA! No more military intervention in
President Trump pushed his advisors to plan a military intervention in
Venezuela to remove president Maduro. The US administration was also in
direct discussions with coup plotting Venezuelan army officers. Washington
has repeatedly encouraged the removal of the Venezuelan government by an
Army coup. We commit ourselves to campaign against imperialist aggression
and interference in Venezuela on the part of Washington or the right wing
Latin American governments.
There are now a series of right wing Latin American governments which have
escalated aggressive rhetoric against Venezuela, notably Macri in
Argentina, Duque in Colombia, Piera in Chile to which now we can add far
right demagogue Bolsonaro in Brazil. There is a concerted attempt to use
the issue of Venezuelan migrants to justify an imperialist intervention
None of these governments have the interests of Venezuelan people at
heart. Economic sanctions do not help Venezuela, on the contrary, they are
designed to inflict pain in the hope that it will lead to the overthrow of
the government. These actions have a real negative impact on the
Venezuelan economy which is already suffering a deep crisis. Threats by
Washington should not be dismissed.
No Sanctions, No Coup, No Military Intervention: Hands Off Venezuela!
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