This coalition of anti-war organizations and individuals in Albuquerque is committing to act decisively and with unity to oppose aggression by the US government in its war of aggression and right-wing coup agenda for Venezuela. We pledge to respond to any attempts by the US government to overthrow the legitimate Bolivarian government of Venezuela, or to militarily intervene in Venezuela, with mass opposition in the form of public protest here in Albuquerque.
We will firmly oppose US economic sanctions, infrastructural sabotage, and any other regime change strategy that US imperialism comes up with to undermine the sovereignty and self-determination of Venezuela. Only the Venezuelan people have the right to decide their leaders. The Venezuelan people have the right to choose any form of government and economy they so choose. We will uphold the democratic will of the Venezuelan working-class by defending them against the criminal actions of the imperialist US government.
Albuquerque "U.S. Hands Off Venezuela" Statement of Commitment to oppose war!
On May 19, antiwar activists from around Albuquerque, NM gathered at the Revolution Organizing Center and unanimously signed onto the following Statement of Commitment to organize opposition "in the form of public protest here in Albuquerque" against any military aggression by the United States toward Venezuela and its democratically elected government.
This marked an important step forward in the region of the Southwest in uniting antiwar forces in solidarity with the people of Venezuela and the progressive Bolivarian government.
We call on all progressive organizations and individuals to sign onto the Albuquerque "U.S. Hands Off Venezuela" Statement of Commitment!
Initial list of signers:
ANSWER New Mexico
Veterans for Peace - Albuquerque Chapter
Stop the War Machine
Dr. Jesus Rivas, New Mexico Highlands University
Jeanne Pahls, Stop the War Machine
Bob Anderson, Stop the War Machine
Marcy Matastick, NM Raging Grannies
Party for Socialism and Liberation
Fonda Osborn, labor leader and activist
Eleanor Chavez, labor leader and activist
Rita Erickson, Palestine solidarity activist
Sally-Alice Thompson, Veterans for Peace
Charles Powell, Veterans for Peace
Mandy Pino, Veterans for Peace
Chaia Ross, Veterans for Peace
Satya Vatti, Party for Socialism and Liberation
Candice Yanez, Party for Socialism and Liberation
Diana Crowson, anti-mass incarceration activist
Joel Lorimer, community activist
Sam Karns, anti-nuclear activist
David Schlessinger, environmental activist
Ben Imbus, ANSWER New Mexico
Carol Weaver, ANSWER New Mexico
Carol Guzman, ANSWER New Mexico
Dr. Luis Quinones, retired New Mexico educator
Adrian Crawford, concerned resident
Kevin Sanchez, concerned resident
Ryan Camber, concerned resident
Chris Druzier, concerned resident
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