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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 01:56 AM

Say NO to war in Venezuela


Monday, 11 February 2019, 12:54 pm
Press Release: Auckland Peace Action
11 February 2019


Auckland Peace Action is co-organising a New Zealand people’s response to the escalating situation in Venezuela with a Protest for Peace at the US Consulate in Auckland on Tuesday, 12 February from 1pm-3pm.

“We are deeply concerned about any suggestion of US military intervention in Venezuela, and the real possibility of a civil war. US involvement in any shape is going to be bad for the people of Venezuela.”

“Latin Americans know all too well that US involvement is a recipe for a human rights disaster. We have only to learn from history. Since the signing of the Monroe Doctrine in 1823, the US has dominated and interfered in Central and South American politics for the benefit of US corporations, with deadly results for ordinary people.”

“Venezuela has the largest proven reserves of oil in the world. This is why the US takes such an active interest in Venezuelan politics. It has no interest in the well-being of the people of Venezuela. Like the people of Iraq who continue to suffer from the 2003 illegal US invasion and occupation, the people of Venezuela will suffer tremendous, almost unthinkable hardship from a full scale US war. By the same token, US covert missions by the CIA and Special Forces to overthrow the Venezuelan government are likely to use tried and tested methods including torture and extrajudicial killings, and supplying weapons to paramilitary groups, all of which will have devastating effects for generations. ”

More:
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO1902/S00049/say-no-to-war-in-venezuela.htm

(Do you recall that we've been told by trolls for years and years after Chavez was elected that the US has never been interested in Venezuela's oil because it's very low quality? I certainly do. Didn't believe it then, either.)

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