The People of the World Say: No War on Venezuela! No War for Oil! Actions set in 90+ cities on #23Feb
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!
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!