Danger of U.S. Military Intervention in Venezuela Grows

21 February 2019 — No War on Venezuela

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.

ALL OUT FEBRUARY 23! NO WAR FOR OIL!

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:

Donate to Support February 23 Day of Action

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. 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 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

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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

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La coordinación política de izquierda y de organizaciones progresistas y sociales de SFM. INVITAN A TODO EL PUEBLO, AL ACTO POLÍTICO-CULTURAL, QUE EN SOLIDARIDAD CON EL PUEBLO VENEZOLANO, SE EFECTUARÁ ESTE JUEVES 21, A LAS 5:,00 DE LA TARDE EN LA GLORIETA DEL PARQUE DUARTE.¡¡ DIGAMONOS NO, A LA INJERENCIA DE LOS EE UU EN LA PATRIA DEL LIBERTADOR SIMÓN 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

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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

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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

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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

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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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