Recent US actions against Venezuela

Rally in support of the Venezuelan people and against Canadian government’s intervention, May 13, 2017.

– Venezuelan Embassy to Canada –

I. On July 26th, the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the U.S. Department of the Treasury added 13 Venezuelan high-level officials to the OFAC’s SDN List, as part of a new set of unilateral sanctions against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

II. Last July 20, 2017, CIA Director Mike Pompeo answered a question posed by Venezuelan Vanessa Neumann as follows:

“At any time you have a country as large and with the economic capacity of a country like Venezuela, America has a deep interest in making sure that it is stable, as democratic as possible. And so, we’re working hard to do that, I am always careful when we talk about South and Central America and the CIA, there’s a lot of stories. (Laughter) Continue reading

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Frequently Asked Questions: The National Constituent Assembly in Venezuela

Elections for a National Constituent Assembly are being held in Venezuela on July 30th. Here are some common questions — with the answers — that are being asked about the Assembly.

What is a National Constituent Assembly (ANC), under Venezuelan law? Continue reading

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Billions in state funds for transportation corridors to serve US-dominated empire-building

Federal government marches further into dead end of nation-wrecking. The working class is determined to affirm its right to build the new! Report from WORKERS’ FORUM

Transport Canada has announced another $2.1 billion of state funds for the Trade and Transportation Corridors Initiative to serve the global oligopolies and their control of the Canadian and international economy.[1]

A Ministry press release on July 4 states the Trade and Transportation Corridors Initiative is “[to] build stronger, more efficient transportation corridors to international markets…. Canadian businesses will be able to better compete, grow and create even more jobs well into the future.” Continue reading

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Event. URGENT CALL – Rally for Al-Quds-Palestine • Toronto: Saturday, July 29

The situation in Jerusalem/ Al-Quds, in Gaza, in Palestine is very grave and only getting worse. The relentless brutality against Palestinians and the latest aggression in Al-Quds are in total defiance to international laws and United Nations resolutions.

This Saturday (July 29), we take to the streets to show our outrage at the failure of the Canadian government to speak out and to let people know things are not OK as media might portray. Most importantly, we show oppressed and heroic Palestinians fighting with their lives that they are not alone. They need to see our support.

We must speak up! Silence is not an option!

United For Palestine
Palestine United
Al-Quds United

Saturday • July 29 • 3 to 5 pm

Across from the Israeli Consulate
At Queen’s Park & Bloor St. at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)

Placards & Banners provided; bring Palestinian flags.

End the occupation, apartheid, colonization, genocide, oppression and ethnocracy.

#UnitedForPalestine#SaveAlQuds#FreePalestine#FreeGaza

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Cowardice asks the question – is it safe? Expediency asks the question – is it politic? Vanity asks the question – is it popular? But conscience asks the question – is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular; but one must take it because it is right” – Sounds like Palestine!

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July 26 – Moncada Day, Cuba’s National Day of Rebellion

Affirming history, independence and the cause of peace and justice • Cuban President Presides over Ceremony in Pinar del Río • Speech in Pinar del Río

The Moncada Barracks shortly after the July 26, 1953 attack. The barracks have been converted into a school and Museum of the Revolution where the bullet holes shown here can be seen to this day.

Affirming history, independence and the cause of peace and justice

By ISAAC SANEY, National Spokesperson, Canadian Network on Cuba

On July 26, 1953, a group of courageous young men and women — led by Fidel Castro — attacked the Moncada Barracks in the city of Santiago de Cuba, and the Carlos Manuel de Cespedes Barracks in Bayamo, in an attempt to overthrow the U.S.-supported puppet dictator Fulgencio Batista. As the island’s second largest military garrison, the Moncada Barracks was critical to Batista’s military control of southern Cuba. The goal was to seize the weapons and distribute them to the people and spark a national uprising that would not only overthrow the Batista dictatorship but also establish Cuba’s independence and sovereignty. This heroic act is annually commemorated all over Cuba as the beginning of the movement and struggle that laid the foundation of the Cuban Revolution. Continue reading

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Venezuela’s response to US interference

1. Government rejects CIA chief’s interventionist admission

The following statement was issued by the Government of Venezuela on July 25, 2017.

The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela categorically rejects the declarations of the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States, Michael Pompeo, and denounces before the international community the systematic attacks against Venezuela from the USA, including: Continue reading

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Event: Halifax Moncada Day 2017

Celebrate Cuba’s National Day of Rebellion!
On July 26, 2017 the Cuban people celebrate the 64th anniversary of the historic attack on the Moncada and Carlos Manuel de Céspedes Barracks by the revolutionary youth. In appreciation of the Cuban revolution and all which it has contributed to humanity, come out and celebrate Moncada Day!
We will be showing the inspiring film, Community Doctors – Official Documentary of ELAM, followed by discussion.
 — Community Doctors — 
Official Documentary of ELAM, Cuba’s Latin American School of Medicine
6pm, Wednesday, July 26, Room 301, Halifax Central Library
Sponsored by: Nova Scotia Cuba Association and Canadian Network On Cuba

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