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Sign now the petition in support on Venezuelan sovereignty

Social movements have started a campaign to demand that US President Barack Obama removes the decree that declares Venezuela a "unusual and extraordinary threat for the national security" of his country. As part of the efforts, they are inviting everyone to sing a petition formally requesting the decree to be abolished.

You can join the campaign now bi clicking here and signing the petition.

Read the full document bellow:

 

OBAMA, VENEZUELA IS NOT A THREAT

Venezuela, a peace-loving nation, calls on the U.S. government to fulfill its international obligations regarding the respect for a country’s self-determination and the right of its people to freely choose their own path.

On March 9, we were surprised by the Executive Order issued by President Obama in which he declares "a national emergency with respect to the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States represented by the situation in Venezuela."

Even more surprising is the fact that this statement was made two days after a delegation from the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), a regional integration body, visited Venezuela and met with the Venezuelan authorities as well as several representatives from the various parties that comprise the Venezuelan opposition. UNASUR showed great support for democracy in Venezuela and for the parliamentary elections scheduled for later this year.

It is important to highlight that the visit of the Secretary General of UNASUR and the Foreign Ministers of Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil and Uruguay, took place at the invitation of the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, who earlier this year requested the participation of this body to facilitate a dialogue with the US government.

Sanctions, blockades and armed aggressions are no substitute for genuine dialogue. History has shown, as the Obama administration admitted last December 17 with regard to Cuba, that these are ineffective measures that succeed only in causing harm to innocent people.

Venezuela, a peace-loving and anti-war nation, rejects these actions and calls on President Barack Obama to repeal the Executive Order against Venezuela and normalize diplomatic relations with the legitimately elected government of President Nicolás Maduro and reaffirm the principles of mutual respect and non-interference in the internal affairs of countries.

Nicolas Maduro to people of the US: We are not a threat

maduro-pueblo-paz.jpgThe President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela wrote an open letter to the people of the United States. The missive explains that the Venezuelan people is peaceful and wants peace for all.

"We are a peaceful people. In two centuries of independence, we have never attacked another nation. Our people live in a region of peace, free of weapons of mass destruction, and in freedom to practice all religions. We uphold respect for international law and the sovereignty of all people of the world.", reads a fragment of the document.

Read the full letter bellow:

 

 

 

LETTER TO THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES:

VENEZUELA IS NOT A THREAT

We are the people of Simon Bolívar, our people believe in peace and respect for all nations.

Freedom and Independence

More than two centuries ago, our fathers founded a Republic on the basis that all persons are free and equal under the law.

Our nation made the greatest sacrifices to guarantee South American people their right to choose their rulers and to enforce their own laws today. The historical legacy of our father, Simón Bolívar, is always remembered. Bolívar was a man who gave his life so we would inherit a nation of justice and equality.

We believe in Peace, National Sovereignty and International Law

We are a peaceful people. In two centuries of independence, we have never attacked another nation. Our people live in a region of peace, free of weapons of mass destruction, and in freedom to practice all religions. We uphold respect for international law and the sovereignty of all people of the world.

We are an Open Society

We are a working people, we care for our families, and we have freedom of religion. Immigrants from around the world, live among us, whose diversity is respected. We have freedom of press and we are enthusiastic users of social media.

We are friends of the American people:

The histories of our people have been connected since the beginning of our struggles for freedom. Francisco de Miranda, a Venezuelan hero, met George Washington and Thomas Jefferson during the first few years of the United States as an independent nation. They discussed about ideals such as liberty and justice, which where fundamental concepts in our struggle for Independence. We share the idea that freedom and independence are fundamental elements for the development of our nations.

The relations between our peoples have always been peaceful and respectful. Historically, we have shared business relations in strategic areas. Venezuela has always been a responsible and trustful energy provider for the American people. Since 2005, Venezuela has provided "heating oil" through subsidies for low-income communities in the United States, thanks to our company CITGO. This contribution has helped tens of thousands of American citizens survive in harsh conditions, giving them relief, and necessary support in times of need, evidencing how solidarity can create powerful alliances across borders.

Incredibly, the U.S government has declared our country a threat to its national security and foreign policy

In a disproportionate action, the government of Obama has issued a "National Emergency" declaring Venezuela as a threat to its national security (Executive Order, 09-15-2015). This unilateral and aggressive measure taken by the United States Government against our country is not only unfounded and in violation of basic principles of sovereignty and self-determination under international law, but also has been unanimously rejected by all 33 nations of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) and the twelve member states of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR). In a statement made on March 14, 2015, UNASUR reiterated its firm rejection of these coercive measures that do not contribute to the peace, stability and democracy in our region and called on President Obama to revoke his Executive Order against Venezuela.

We reject unilateralism and interventionism

President Obama, without any authority to interfere in our internal affairs, unilaterally issued a set of sanctions against Venezuelan officials with potentially far-reaching implications, interfering in our constitutional order and our justice system.

We advocate for a multipolar world

We believe that our world must be based on the rules of international law, without interference in the internal affairs of other countries. We are convinced that the relationship of respect between all the nations is the only path for strengthening peace and coexistence, as well as for assuring a more just world.

We honor our freedoms and uphold our rights

Never before in the history of our nations, has a president of the United States attempted to govern Venezuelans by decree. It is a tyrannical and imperial order and it pushes us back into the darkest days of the relationship between the United States and Latin America and the Caribbean.

In the name of our long-term friendship we alert our American brothers and sisters, lovers of justice and freedom, of the illegal aggression committed by your government on your behalf. We will not allow our friendship with the people of the United States to be affected by this senseless and groundless decision by President Obama.

We demand:

1- The U.S. Government immediately cease hostile actions against Venezuelan people and democracy.
2- President Obama abolish the Executive Order that declares Venezuela a threat to U.S. national security, as it has been requested by the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR).
3.-The U.S. Government retract its libelous and defamatory statements and actions against the honorable Venezuelan officials who have just obeyed our laws and our constitution.

Our sovereignty is sacred

The principles of the founding fathers of the United States of America are followed today with the same dignity by the people of Simón Bolívar. In the name of our mutual love for national independence we want the government of President Obama to think about and rectify this dangerous precedent.

We are convinced that the defense of our freedom is a right we shall never give up because the future of the humanity lies also in our country. As Simón Bolívar said: "The freedom of the New World is the hope of the universe".

"Venezuela is not a threat, but a hope"
"Independence or nothing"

Simón Bolívar

Nicolás Maduro Moros
President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

Religious leaders from latin America and the U.S. send letter to Obama urging him to reject "the demons of war"

A group of religious leaders from Nicaragua, Brazil and the United States, have sent a letter to U.S. President Barack Obama. The missive urges President Obama to rethink his interventionist decree agains Venezuela and to "turn to Jesus, brotherhood and solidarity and to reject, once and for all, the demons of greed, war and full spectrum dominance."

The document also explains how similar Obama's decree is to that of Ronald Reagan against Nicaragua in the 80's, which lead to a long and bloody war the left the Nicaraguan people with misery and thousands of deaths. 

Read the full letter below:

His Excellency
President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W. Washington, D.C. 20500 

March 12, 2015

Dear President Obama,

We greet you as a brother in Christ Jesus our Lord, with love and respect, in compliance with the mandate that we must love even those who behave as enemies against us.

What happened to you, dear brother? What became of that brave and enlightened Obama who in 2008, and throughout his presidential campaign, talked about change, REAL change which people could believe in? You inspired hope among millions, both in the United States and around the world, including us.

We remember opinion polls registering a dangerously significant number of African Americans not being in favor of your being elected, but not because they didn’t like you or because they didn’t agree with the things you were saying. They loved you too much. They didn’t want you to be murdered by the industrial-military-financial complex which they felt would certainly do so if you had the courage to carry through with your vision and promise to have the United States return to membership in the human community. That is, to stop the U.S. from behaving in a way that could only generate ever greater wars, to the point of wiping out our own human species.

You personally knew that the United States was the most hated country in the history of the world for its arrogance and diabolical national objective of full spectrum dominance. Contrary to what was the case with leaders such as Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush, who were never ever accused of being intelligent, you are clearly an intelligent person. Besides that, you showed signs of deeply rooted ethical and moral values and adherence to the principles and values proclaimed by Jesus and, in fact, by all great spiritual leaders of the world regardless of religion.

What prompts us, dear brother, to write this letter is your extremely shameful Executive Order of March 9, 2015 declaring a National Emergency with respect to the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States posed by the situation in Venezuela. It could not fail to remind us of a similar Order issued by Reagan more than three decades ago to grant a free hand in launching his Contra War against Nicaragua in the 1980’s. We say shameful and extremely hypocritical, but also your Executive Order is a flagrant violation of international law by constituting a threat of the use of force against Venezuela and, at the same time, serving as a stimulus to your Venezuelan lackeys to continue in their efforts to destabilize the country.

You should know, dear brother, that in Latin America there is a growing sense of unity and solidarity in what people in the region consider to be their extended Latinamerican- afrocaribbean Fatherland.

While fully rejecting your arrogant and interventionist Executive Order, we entreat you to turn to Jesus, brotherhood and solidarity and to reject, once and for all, the demons of greed, war and full spectrum dominance. 

You will continue to be in our prayers for you, your loved ones, your country and our world. God’s amazing grace would not fail you, if only you do not turn your back on Him.

Love and blessings,

Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann, M.M., Nicaragua

Bishop Pedro Casaldáliga, Brazil

Ramsey Clark, U.S.A.

Leonardo Boff, Brazil

Bishop Thomas Gumbleton, U.S.A 

Cc. Pope Francis 

VENEZUELA DENOUNCES THE REPEATED INTERFERENCE AND AGGRESSION OF THE UNITED STATES OF NORTH AMERICA

Statement

The Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Canada, in support of the constitutionally elected and worker’s President Nicolás Maduro Moros, in support of our democracy and independence, and in defense of the sovereign and heroic Venezuelan people; and in order to exalt the Bolivarian principles of justice, peace, peoples’ self-determination and non-interference in the internal affairs of States, wants to announce that Venezuela has again been victim of the new interventionist outrage from the Government of United States of America, through the executive order signed at the White House, on March 9th 2015, in which our country is seen "As a threat to national security and foreign policy of the United States". At the same time, they are imposing new sanctions on Venezuelan citizens; this is a serious and unprecedented action that undermines freedom, democracy, sovereignty, and the principles of non-intervention in the internal affairs and fundamentally attacks the dignity of Venezuelan people, with the purpose of overthrowing the legitimately-elected Government of Nicolás Maduro.

Venezuela has an impeccable and recognized reputation in seeking peace at international, regional and national levels, including the call for non-violence in the Middle East; the promotion of dialogue table for the search for peace in Colombia; the strong disapproval of Coup attempts, among others. A notable example of this Bolivarian, democratic and peaceful spirit has been the election to a seat on the United Nations Security Council; receiving 181 votes when only 122 were required.

Venezuela is a sovereign country. With strict democratic commitment, Venezuela has been a guarantor of freedom and human rights, as it has been established by its people in the Constitution in 1999, which was approved with the majority backing of 79.1% and expressing in its Title III: Duties, human rights, and guarantees; articles 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23, the fundamental principles for the establishment of a State of Justice and Peace. Similarly, Venezuela has participated in 18 presidential polls in 16 years of government, which demonstrates our democratic spirit. Venezuela has been characterized as a peaceful and humanitarian country, which has gained its freedom in the heat of the independence struggles, and has helped to bring freedom to the brotherly peoples of Colombia, Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru, with utmost respect for the self-determination of peoples.

Venezuela defends and will defend itself. With strict adherence to the Constitution of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, which advocates values ​​of respect for life, liberty, justice, equality, solidarity, democracy and in general the primacy of human rights; of contemporary internationalist doctrine, based on the recent jurisprudence of the International Court of Justice and on the practice of the bodies of the United Nations system; pointing to the intervention in the internal affairs of another State as a violation of the fundamental principle, enshrined as universal obligation in international law governing international relations between States, to ensure peace and international security; we reaffirm our strong and forceful rejection of this type of action, which not only undermines the dignity of Venezuela, against the democratic election of President Nicolás Maduro, against the self-determination of our people; but it also establishes an unacceptable precedent that also puts the stability and security of Latin American peoples at risk.

Lastly, and for what has been previously stated, we are publicly announcing the Venezuelan outcry for the respect of its sovereignty, independence, self-determination and non-interference in our internal affairs. Our constitutional President Nicolás Maduro, President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, following in the legacy of Commander Hugo Chávez, has made undeniable efforts to establish a sincere, open and ample dialogue, and has made calls for understanding and for tolerance, as the only way to ensure true democracy and the respect of fundamental human rights.

 

We demand respect for Venezuela!

We demand respect for our democracy!

We demand that these foreign invasions in our internal affairs cease!

Venezuela is not a threat!

Venezuela is love, life, peace and respect human rights!

 

 

EMBASSY OF THE BOLIVARIAN REPUBLIC OF VENEZUELA IN CANADA AND

ITS CONSULATES IN VANCOUVER, MONTREAL AND TORONTO

 

“God wanted a path to emerge which would take

a conscious, noble and courageous people to where we are today”

Hugo Chávez Frías

Social movements call for a rally in support of Venezuela

Social movements from Vancouver have mobilized in support of Venezuela and against the interventionist actions of the U.S. government.

After a rally on Tuesday with more than 100 people, there is a new call out for next Sunday.

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