Freeland, Trudeau: Hands Off Venezuela! No Sanctions! No Coup! No invasion!
On Monday, October 16 at 3:30 p.m. there will be an action outside the Toronto office of Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland, 344 Bloor St. West, at Spadina Ave.
Recently, Canada imposed sanctions against 40 officials associated with the government of Venezuela, including President Nicolas Maduro, for allegedly “undermining democratic institutions.”
The protest organizers demand an end to attempts at 'regime change' in Venezuela, and say No to the Canadian government's complicity in Washington’s efforts to overthrow the progressive, democratic government of that country.
Organizers also denounce M-128, a private members’ motion put forward byConservative MP Peter Kent. The motion, supported by the Liberals urges the Government of Canada to intervene in the internal affairs of Venezuela under the pretext of providing “humanitarian aid.” Experience shows that such actions are a pretext for foreign military intervention.
The action takes place on the heels of municipal elections in Venezuela, which opposition parties are freely participating in.
The event against foreign interference in Venezuela is part of an International Day of Action.
The solution to the present crisis in Venezuela can only come through a policy of non-intervention, dialogue and support for the country’s democratic institutions. Monday’s action takes place on the heels of municipal elections in Venezuela, which opposition parties are freely participating in.
The Toronto Venezuela Solidarity Committee is a coalition of diverse community groups and organizations opposed to Canadian intervention in Venezuela and around the world.
Thank you for reading this story...
More people are reading rabble.ca than ever and unlike many news organizations, we have never put up a paywall – at rabble we’ve always believed in making our reporting and analysis free to all. But media isn’t free to produce. rabble’s total budget is likely less than what big corporate media spend on photocopying (we kid you not!) and we do not have any major foundation, sponsor or angel investor. Our only supporters are people and organizations -- like you. This is why we need your help.
If everyone who visits rabble and likes it chipped in a couple of dollars per month, our future would be much more secure and we could do much more: like the things our readers tell us they want to see more of: more staff reporters and more work to complete the upgrade of our website.
We’re asking if you could make a donation, right now, to set rabble on solid footing in 2017.