Hands Off Venezuela!
No Canadian intervention under the guise of “humanitarian aid”
(Toronto) On Monday, October 16 at 3:30 p.m. The Toronto Venezuela Solidarity Committee will undertake an action outside the Toronto office of Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland, 344 Bloor St. West, at Spadina Ave.
Common Frontiers and The Toronto Venezuela Solidarity Committee will be mobilizing against Canadian intervention in Venezuela. Recently, Canada imposed sanctions against 40 officials associated with the government of Venezuela, including President Nicolas Maduro, for allegedly “undermining democratic institutions.”
The gov. has also passed M-128, a private members’ motion put forward by Conservative 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 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. 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 event against foreign interference in Venezuela is part of an International Day of Action.