FRIDAY OCTOBER 12, 2018
2 Events in Solidarity with Venezuela in Vancouver, Canada
organized by Hugo Chavez Solidarity Front/ Frente Hugo Chavez in Southwest British Columbia, Canada
1>> PROTEST ACTION: U.S./Canada Hands Off Venezuela!
1075 W. Pender St. at Thurlow St.
2>> PETITION DRIVE & INFO DISPLAY:
No More U.S./Canada Sanctions & Threats!
Respect the Self-Determination of Venezuelan People!
Vancouver Art Gallery
Robson St. at Howe St.
This event will take place on the traditional and unceded territories of the Tsleil-Waututh (səl̓ilwətaɁɬ), the Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm), and the Squamish (Skwxwú7mesh) Coast Salish Nations.
During the 73 United Nations General Assembly at the end of September the President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro stated how the people of Venezuela are being harassed and attacked in the economic, political, and diplomatic spheres, and facing “permanent aggression by the media.”
This is the reality of the U.S.-led, Canada supported campaign, to overthrow the democratically-elected government of Venezuela. Under crippling U.S./Canada/EU sanctions, the people of Venezuela are continuously punished for their decision to build an independent country and continue to expand the Bolivarian revolutionary process.
The same week as the United Nations General Assembly, U.S. President Trump announced further sanctions against Venezuela. The government of Canada also announced that they would be working with their right-wing counter-revolutionary allies to take the government of Venezuela to the International Criminal Court.
It is the U.S. government and their allies like Canada that should be condemned as war criminals. These governments are attempting to bring the people of Venezuela to their knees, by denying them food, medicines and basic goods, and through their funding and support for Venezuela’s violent opposition.
As people living in Canada, we have the responsibility to join with the people of Venezuela in their struggle against imperialist intervention!
> U.S. AND CANADA RESPECT THE SOVEREIGNTY & SELF-DETERMINATION OF THE VENEZUELAN PEOPLE!
> NO TO REGIME CHANGE IN VENEZUELA!
> NO TO SANCTIONS & THREATS AGAINST VENEZUELA!