Hands off Venezuela
Solidarity rally with the Bolivarian Revolution
December 3, 2015
On Sunday Dec 6th Venezuelans will head to the polls in Parliamentary elections. These elections are crucial for the country as the outcome will impact the government’s ability to deepen the process. The electoral process in Venezuela is recognized as one of “the best in the world” by former US president Jimmy Carter but it is under attack. The international media has undertaken a systematic and distorted coverage of Venezuelan affairs, painting an exaggeratedly dismal picture of the country’s current situation and portraying the government as incompetent, dictatorial and criminal.
The US government along with its right wing opposition allies have undertaken a campaign to make the Venezuelan economy scream. To further undermining the Maduro government, President Obama approved a special State Department fund of $5 million to support anti-government groups in Venezuela. In addition, the National Endowment for Democracy is financing Venezuelan opposition to the tune of $1.2 million a year.
The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) have condemned ongoing U.S. interference in Venezuela. Latin America firmly rejects destabilization attempts by the US to erode democracy in the region.
This weekend from Washington D.C, Vancouver to Toronto coordinated actions in Solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution will take place.
Join us in Toronto as we say NO to US Imperialism in the region and stand in Solidarity with Venezuela.
Where: across the street from the US consulate (360 University Ave, Toronto)
When: Sunday Dec. 6th @ 4-5 pm
For more information see this Facebook event
From there please join us for a cultural event at the Regal Beagle from 6-9 pm at 335 Bloor St W, Toronto. There will be live report backs from observers on the ground in Venezuela.
- ALBA moviementos – Canadian chapter
- Circulo Bolivariano Louis Riel
- HOV Venezuela
- Hugo Chavez Peoples’ Defense Front
- Latin American and Caribbean Solidarity Network