YOU can fight war propaganda! Report on #23Feb No War Rallies this weekend in 130+ Cities

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Worldwide mobilization to say „NO WAR ON VENEZUELA!“ this weekend in 130+ Cities
*Please share widely across lists, networks, and on social media*
This Saturday, February 23, the world will see two mobilizations. One – an attempted invasion of Venezuela — disguised as a humanitarian mission.

The other – demonstrations in support of the Bolivarian Revolution in now 130 cities worldwide – all with the rallying cry “No U.S. War on Venezuela!“

To counter war propaganda, our grassroots mobilization of solidarity will take place across the globe – in support of the Venezuelan people and against imperialist intervention.

The corporate media has been viciously promoting propaganda to build the case for war. Don’t allow them to censor our global solidarity with Venezuela. It is critical that we make every effort to get our message to the people of Venezuela and the world – through social media, sharing photos and videos from demonstrations, and circulating reports on the weekend’s mobilization as widely as possible.

There are also many materials available on the website for use at local actions, on social media, and at other upcoming activites to build solidarity with Venezuela, including:

U.S. war plans are escalating. U.S. military planes, supposedly carrying ‘humanitarian aid’, are landing in Colombia and the U.S. military is being positioned throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. The right-wing governments of Colombia and Brazil are moving forces closer to the border with Venezuela. Death squad boss Elliot Abrams himself is arriving with the U.S. military into Colombia. The Pentagon and Wall Street are doing everything they can to stage a provocation to justify another war.

The coordinated solidarity actions reflect the overwhelming support within Venezuela and across the world for the Bolivarian Revolution. The thousands who have signed onto the call, translated the call into 16 languages, the organizations that have pledged their support, and the many actions taking place across the globe all represent oppressed and working people who identify with the resistance and determination of the Venezuelan people.

Millions have learned from the bitter experience of past US imperialist wars that US intervention is never for humanitarian concern. US wars are wars waged for Wall Street and to plunder the world for profit.

All out for #23Feb! The people of the world say NO to war on Venezuela!

Please consider making a donation to support the organizing for the global day of action on February 23 to say: No War on Venezuela! Every mobilization has many costs in web sites, social media, signs, banners, printing and producing materials, and more. Help us keep building the struggle against US War On Venezuela!
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)

Belfast, ME
No war on Venezuela
Saturday, February 23 | 12pm
Resistance Corner | Corner of High and Main St

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

Bridgetown, Barbados
Solidarity with the Government and People of Venezuela
Saturday, February 23 | 11am – 1pm
Organized by: Friends of Venezuela Solidarity Committee (Barbados), Caribbean Movement for Peace and Integration (Barbados) and the Cuban Barbadian Friendship Association

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

Colorado Springs, CO
Hands off Venezuela! International Day of Actions
Saturday, February 23 | 12pm
Colorado Springs City Hall | 107 N Nevada Ave.

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

Detroit, MI
Viva Venezuela: Protest WDET’s Misinformation and Propaganda
Friday, February 22 | 5:30pm
4600 Cass Avenue between Forest and Canfield
Organized by: Moratorium Now and Michigan Emergency Committee Against War and Injustice (MECAWI)

Stop Intervention Rally
Saturday, March 2 | 1:30pm
Cass Commons

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)

Duluth, MN
No war on Venezuela
Saturday, February 23 | 12pm
People’s Power Plaza | Lake Avenue and Superior Street

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

Edmonton, Canada
No war on Venezuela
Saturday, February 23 | 1pm
Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market | 10310 83 Avenue Northwest
Organized by Edmonton Coalition Against War and Racism

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.

Frankfurt, Germany
No war on Venezuela!
Saturday, February 23 | 4:30pm
Frankfurt/M Hauptwache
Organized by: Venezuela Solidarity Frankfurt/M + Latinoamericanos in Frankfurt/M

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

Greensboro, NC
No war on Venezuela!
Saturday, February 23 | 3pm
McGee and Elm St.

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.

Tirem As Mãos Da Venezuela! – Hands Off Venezuela!
Saturday, February 23 | 5:30pm
Estatua de Simon Bolivar | Avenida da Liberdade, 110A, Lisbon, Portugal

Gathering of sympathizers of the Bolivarian Revolution sponsored by the Portuguese chapter of the international Hands Off Venezuela campaign, the activists will gather in front of the Simon Bolivar statue and distribute leaflets on downtown Lisbon.

Little Rock, AR
No war on Venezuela
Saturday, February 23 | 11am
Broadway St & W Markham St

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!
Sunday, February 24 | 4pm
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

Manila, Philippines
No war on Venezuela
Saturday, February 23 | 10am
EDSA, main highway in Metro-Manila
Organized by: BAYAN

Massapequa Park, NY
U.S. Hands off Venezuela! Reject US militarism and war!
Saturday, February 23 | 12pm
1003 Park Blvd | Massapequa Park

Melbourne, Australia
Hands off Venezuela
Saturday, February 23
Victorian Trades Hall Council | Corner of Victoria and Lygon Streets Carlton South
Organized by: LASNET

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

Montrose, CA
No war on Venezuela
Friday, February 22 | 5:30pm
3803 Ocean View Boulevard

Moscow, Russia
No War on Venezuela!
Details TBA

Nashville, TN
No war on Venezuela
Sunday, February 24 | 1pm
West End Ave | outside main gate of Centennial Park
Organized by: Nashville Peace and Justice Center

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
Saturday, February 23 | 12 – 4pm
Tune in: 99.5FM in NY, streaming at WBAI.org

Newark, NJ
No War on Venezuela!
Saturday, February 23 | 10:30am
1 Gateway Center
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!

Oxford, England
Oxford Against the Coup in Venezuela
Sunday, February 24 | 2pm
Seminar Room, Radcliffe Humanities Building

Pensacola, FL
No war on Venezuela!
Saturday February 23 | 1pm
201 E Gregory Street
Organized by: Strive

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
No war on Venezuela!
Saturday, February 23
Signature Gathering
Organized by: International Movement for a JUST World

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!!

San Mateo, CA
Rally against the U.S.-backed coup in Venezuela
Saturday, February 23 | 3pm
Corner of Third and El Camino Real
Organized by: Peace Action of San Mateo County

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

St. Cloud, MN
No war on Venezuela
Saturday, February 23 | 11am
Great River Regional Library

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.

Tehran, Iran
No war on Venezuela
Saturday, February 23
House of Latin America – HOLA will display recent and continuing Venezuela Solidarity actions

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

Vieques, Puerto Rico
No war on Venezuela
Saturday, Feb. 23 | 11am
Plaza Publica beside the bust of Simón Bolivar

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

Wheeling, WV
Vigil to Oppose War on Venezuela
Saturday, February 23 | 2pm
Market Plaza | Market Street between 10th and 11th Streets
Organized by: Ohio Vally P.E.A.C.E.

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

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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ESCOBAR: Why there won’t be a revolution in Iran

Elke Schenk

globalcrisis/globalchange NEWS

5.1.2018

http://www.atimes.com/article/wont-revolution-iran/

Why there won’t be a revolution in Iran

Regime change is unlikely but what is in play is setting the scene for a further renewal of economic sanctions

By Pepe Escobar January 3, 2018 5:01 PM

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani did the right thing going on television and at least acknowledging popular anger over hard economic times. Inflation is high at 12% but down from 40% at the start of Rouhani’s first term. And the recent increase in fuel and food prices by up to 40% has hardly helped.

That was part of Team Rouhani’s 2018 budget, which cuts subsidies for the poor – a key feature of the previous Ahmadinejad administration.

Then there is youth unemployment, which hovers around the 30% mark. Similar figures recently came out of Spain, a member of the European Union. Of course, that explains why the bulk of the protesters are under 25 from working class backgrounds.

What Rouhani should have explained to Iranians in detail is the direct consequences of hard economic times and United States sanctions, which are affecting the country.

These were coupled with financial threats against western firms now back in business, or at least contemplating opening up operations, in Iran.

Rouhani did promise after signing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, also known as the Iran nuclear deal, in the Austrian capital of Vienna in 2015 that it would lead to more jobs and stimulate the economy.

While that has not been the case, legitimate protests singling out economic problems have never gone away. In fact, they have been part of the Iranian picture for decades.

If we consider the Islamic Republic experiment, a sort of “theocracy with democratic characteristics,” the most striking element is how deeply rooted it is in the country.

I learned this during my many trips to Iran and it has a great deal to do with the basij, or voluntary militias. They have permeated all aspects of social life from unions to student bodies and civil servant groups.

In this respect, there is a strong similarity to China, where the Communist Party is embedded in the very fabric of society.

Talking to young people in places such as Kashan or Mashhad showed me how solid the popular base was behind the Islamic Republic experiment. It was certainly more thought-provoking than listening to ayatollahs in Qom.

Still, what is happening now in Iran is that legitimate protests related to economic hardships have been hijacked by the usual suspects in a move to influence the minority. After all, Rouhani’s administration is comparatively liberal compared to the populist Ahmadinejad government.

So, what we have is a concerted attempt to turn legitimate protests into a “revolutionary” movement with the aim of bringing about a regime change. In all practical purposes, this would be civil war.

Well, it will simply not work. Anyone familiar with Iran knows the country’s civil society is far too sophisticated to fall into such a crude and obvious trap.

For a clear take on the foreign influence angle, you should watch Professor Mohammad Marandi, of the University of Tehran, an academic of absolute integrity, arguing with a former BBC employee on the Qatari-owned Al Jazeera television network.

( https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=6&v=dFn4O5xTkpE )

Indeed, what is certain is that foreign elements are acting as provocateurs to influence the protests. This “whole world is watching” tone is meant to intimidate Tehran’s response.

Yet there has to be a crackdown against the violence as Rouhani strongly hinted. Imagine the police response if the level of violence seen on Iranian streets was happening in France or Germany?

Regime change is unlikely but what is in play is setting the scene for a further renewal of economic sanctions against Iran. Possibly, in this case by the EU. Hopefully, it will not fall into this trap.

Anyway, Tehran is already gearing up to increase business across Eurasia through China’s new Silk Roads, the Belt and Road Initiative, and the Eurasia Economic Union.

In the end, it is up to Team Rouhani to be creative in alleviating the burden on the economic front.

Ralph T. NIEMEYER Der G20-Punkt. Ausrufezeichen

Der G20-Punkt. Ausrufezeichen von Ralph T. Niemeyer
Anmerkungen eines Pazifisten.
Was heute als Verschwörungstheorie gilt, mag in 30 Jahren als Beginn des Repressionsstaates gesehen werden….
Im Moment scheint die politische Führung unseres Landes angesichts der vorgeblich linksradikalen Gewalt unter vorzeitiger Ejakulation zu leiden. Bundespräsident Steinmeier, Bürgermeister Scholz, Justizminister Maass und auch Außenminister Gabriel scheinen alle vergessen zu haben, daß sie als Sozialdemokraten das Grundgesetz in besonders verantwortungsvoller Weise zu verteidigen haben und eben nicht wie die Union mit Säbelrasseln den Einsatz der Bundeswehr im Innern zu fordern haben. Frau Merkel ist erstaunlich zurückhaltend. Sie läßt stattdessen SPD-Minister sich um Kopf und Kragen reden, die es sich nicht nehmen lassen einen Wettlauf um den Noske des Jahres 2017 zu veranstalten. Völlig von den Socken läßt sich Genosse Maas von ausgebufften Springer-Kollegen dazu verleiten für ein “Rock gegen Links” – Konzert Begeisterung zu zeigen, als gäbe es keine solchen Zuhauf, nicht nur am 20. April. (…)
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Angelique CHRISAFIS (Paris): Nuit debout protesters occupy French cities in revolutionary call for change

globalcrisis/globalchange NEWS
Martin Zeis, 13.04.2016

Dear all,

last Saturday hundreds of thousands gathered in 120 cities of France (Paris, Nantes, Toulouse, Rennes etc.) protesting against a labor draft „El Khomri“ and debating large-scale political / social changes and alternative ways of living …

Below an extract of an illustrative report written by Angelique Chrisafis about the origins and motives of the Nuit-debout-movement in France.

See also:

https://www.facebook.com/NuitDebout/
https://www.facebook.com/nuitdeboutparis/
https://www.facebook.com/Nuitdebout-Namur-706645572772499/
https://www.facebook.com/NuitDeboutPaysBasque/

Greets,
Martin Zeis

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/apr/08/nuit-debout-protesters-occupy-french-cities-in-a-revolutionary-call-for-change

France
Nuit debout protesters occupy French cities in revolutionary call for change
For more than a week, vast nocturnal gatherings have spread across France in a citizen-led movement that has rattled the government

By Angelique Chrisafis in Paris
Friday 8 April 2016 17.31 BST

As night fell over Paris, thousands of people sat cross-legged in the vast square at Place de la République, taking turns to pass round a microphone and denounce everything from the dominance of Google to tax evasion or inequality on housing estates.

The debating continued into the early hours of the morning, with soup and sandwiches on hand in the canteen tent and a protest choir singing revolutionary songs. A handful of protesters in tents then bedded down to “occupy” the square for the night before being asked to move on by police just before dawn. But the next morning they returned to set up their protest camp again.

For more than a week, these vast nocturnal protest gatherings – from parents with babies to students, workers, artists and pensioners – have spread across France, rising in number, and are beginning to panic the government.

Called Nuit debout, which loosely means “rise up at night”, the protest movement is increasingly being likened to the Occupy initiative that mobilised hundreds of thousands of people in 2011 or Spain’s Indignados.

Despite France’s long history of youth protest movements – from May 1968 to vast rallies against pension changes – Nuit debout, which has spread to cities such as Toulouse, Lyon and Nantes and even over the border to Brussels, is seen as a new phenomenon.

It began on 31 March with a night-time sit-in in Paris after the latest street demonstrations by students and unions critical of President François Hollande’s proposed changes to labour laws. But the movement and its radical nocturnal action had been dreamed up months earlier at a Paris meeting of leftwing activists.

“There were about 300 or 400 of us at a public meeting in February and we were wondering how can we really scare the government?. We had an idea: at the next big street protest, we simply wouldn’t go home,” said Michel, 60, a former delivery driver.

“On 31 March, at the time of the labour law protests, that’s what happened. There was torrential rain, but still everyone came back here to the square. Then at 9pm, the rain stopped and we stayed. We came back the next day and as we keep coming back every night, it has scared the government because it’s impossible to define.

“There’s something here that I’ve never seen before in France – all these people converge here each night of their own accord to talk and debate ideas – from housing to the universal wages, refugees, any topic they like. No one has told them to, no unions are pushing them on – they’re coming of their own accord.”

The idea emerged among activists linked to a leftwing revue and the team behind the hit documentary film Merci Patron!, which depicts a couple taking on France’s richest man, billionaire Bernard Arnault. But the movement gained its own momentum – not just because of the labour protests or in solidarity with the French Goodyear tyre plant workers who kidnapped their bosses in 2014. It has expanded to address a host of different grievances, including the state of emergency and security crackdown in response to last year’s terrorist attacks.

“The labour law was the final straw,” said Matthiew, 35, who was retraining to be a teacher after 10 years in the private sector, and had set up an impromptu revolutionary singing group at the square. “But it’s much bigger than that. This government, which is supposed to be socialist, has come up with a raft of things I don’t agree with, while failing to deal with the real problems like unemployment, climate change and a society heading for disaster.”

Many in the crowd said that after four years of Hollande’s Socialist party in power, they left felt betrayed and their anger was beginning to bubble over.

(…)

full text, images and videos see:
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/apr/08/nuit-debout-protesters-occupy-french-cities-in-a-revolutionary-call-for-change