Category Archives: Anounces

USA | All Out to Protest the Illegal Seizure by the D.C. Police of the Venezuelan Embassy!

National Mobilization Saturday, May 18 at the Venezuelan Embassy in D.C.!

UPDATE: In violation of international and U.S. law, police invaded the Venezuelan embassy and arrested the Embassy Protection Collective members who were inside. The four are now in police custody. Join us to protest the unprecedented illegal U.S. seizure of the embassy of another sovereign state, and to demand: “U.S. Hands Off Venezuela!”

Call for 5th Memorial day of the Odessa Massacre

May 2, 2019, will mark five years since a right-wing mob attack on the House of Trade Unions in Odessa, Ukraine, a tragedy that resulted in the deaths of at least 42 people and more than 100 injured. Today there still is no justice in sight for the mourners of the victims.
       Those deaths on May 2, 2014, came just months after the democratically elected president was forced out of office by politicians, mass protests and violent right-wing organizations. This resulted in growing tensions in Odessa over several weeks, which culminated with street clashes and the mob attack on the House of Trade Unions.
       Many cellphone videos of the attack have been posted on the Internet, clearly showing people setting the union building on fire with Molotov cocktails. People can be seen jumping from the burning windows and dying when falling to the ground. People laying on the asphalt and those trying to escape were severely beaten with bats and other weapons.
       To date, not one of the perpetrators of these murderous actions has been brought to justice. At the same time, survivors from the arson as well as several of their sympathizers were arrested and many of them are still in prison, many never having been charged with a crime.
       Family members, friends and supporters of the victims and survivors have repeatedly held memorials at the site of the killings, demanding an international investigation leading to prosecution of those responsible. Each year on May 2, thousands of Odessans gather there, despite repeated threats by extreme right-wing organizations to attack the mourners.
       The organizations listed below call on all those who value justice to hold local events on May 2 in solidarity with the people of Odessa and in support of their demand for an international investigation.
       We further call for an end to the harassment and legal repression of survivors of the May 2 tragedy, of their relatives and supporters, and of journalists attempting to investigate the situation.
       This Call has been initiated by the Odessa Solidarity Campaign (USA) and Prague Spring II (Europe). It has been endorsed by the following organizations and individuals:
       [Organizations and individuals will be listed here.]
       TO ENDORSE THIS CALL, PLEASE WRITE:
       DefendersFJE@hotmail.com

Call for action Health4all

On April 7th, “European Network against the Commercialization and Privatization of Health and Social Protection” and “People’s Health Movement Europe” call for the fourth edition of the European Day of Action against Health Commercialization.

Hands off Venezuela! All Out March 16 and March 30!

Statement by the Labor Fightback Network
The Labor Fightback Network firmly opposes attempts by the U.S. government and its allies to overthrow the elected government of Venezuela. Support for the aborted coup in 2002, economic embargo since, covert support for opposition forces and outright sabotage are acts of warfare against a sovereign nation. Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution continues to inspire millions throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. For that reason, and for its vast oil reserves, Venezuela sits in the crosshairs.
Successive U.S. administrations have sought to overthrow regimes throughout this hemisphere and around the globe that it found noncompliant with its drive for global hegemony and unsupportive of its economic interests. Never have any of these interventions led to true democracy or improved conditions for the vast majority of the people affected.
Venezuela is bordered by Colombia and Brazil, whose governments are closely aligned with the Trump Administration and present a military threat to that country. Colombia, the first NATO partner in Latin America, is one of the world’s worst repressors of workers’ and peasants’ movements. Brazil’s 17-member cabinet now has 13 generals, and its new president is widely described as a fascist.
The Canada Labour Congress, with 3 million members, has denounced Prime Minister Trudeau’s support for intervention in Venezuela, proclaiming: “The CLC vehemently rejects a militarized solution to this crisis; the people of Latin America have not forgotten the brutal history of military rule in the region.”
The San Francisco Labor Council has again denounced the U.S. campaign of regime change in Venezuela as “against the interests of the people of Venezuela, Latin America or the people of the United States,” and has endorsed the March 16 National March on the White House to say “Hands Off Venezuela, No War, No Sanctions, No Coup,” and the Hands Off Venezuela National Action on March 30 in DC and in the Bay Area on March 31.
We join with the San Francisco Labor Council in urging strong labor participation in these two antiwar actions. To help in this effort, we are including below an important statement issued by US Labor Against the War, a union-based coalition that has been instrumental in opposing the U.S. war against the peoples of Iraq and Afghanistan and in pushing for labor rights in the region.
• Hands off Venezuela!
• Unite in opposition to U.S. government aims in Venezuela and globally!
• Stand up for the people of Venezuela on March 16 and March 30!

nternational Network “No to war – no to NATO” Call for Actions on NATO Summit 2019

(March 30th till April 4th Washington DC and beyond)

NATO turns 70 in 2019 and will celebrate its anniversary on 4th April 2019 in Washington DC. The international network No to War – No to NATO calls for broad, creative and peaceful actions against NATO in Washington DC and worldwide. NATO is obsolete, it belongs in the dustbin of history!