Washington D.C., May 21, 2018: US / Big Oil Hands Off Venezuela

Hosted by Workers World Party – D.C.

Peoples Power Assembly

Youth Against War and Racism

Workers World Party – Baltimore

U.S. / BIG OIL HANDS OFF VENEZUELA
ConoccoPhillips Release PDVSA Assets!
NO SANCTIONS – NO WAR ON VENEZUELA

Venezuela is right in the middle of its election process with expectations that President Maduro, who has the backing of the working class and poor people of Venezuela, will win.

Right before the elections, ConoccoPhillips a billion dollar U.S. oil and gas company has attached the Caribbean assets of Venezuelan PDVSA. This move is meant to further attempt to strangle the economy of Venezuela and create unrest.

Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson have threatened to target Venezuela’s oil industry if Maduro wins and to levy sanctions which would prohibit Venezuela oil to be sold in the United States.

Why is this important?

The attempts by the United States government and big business are an effort to strangle the Venezuelan people first, by making it difficult for the Venezuelan government to have the financial ability to provide needed services for the people i.e. education, food, housing; and secondly by promoting armed counter revolution led by the wealthy classes inside Venezuela and ultimately leading to the potential for outside intervention by the U.S. and other reactionary forces.

This is a battle between rich and poor.

These same big oil companies and the banks have jacked up oil and gas prices here at home and are part of the capitalist business wing that supported the rise of Trumpism. They are virulently racist and anti-union.

It’s important to remember that Venezuelan oil companies like Citgo helped to heat the homes of poor people right here in the United States with their free heating oil programs.

We demand that big oil and the U.S. government respect the rights of the Venezuelan people to govern their own country free of every form of intervention, not only military, but also economic strangulation and interference.

NO SANCTIONS! NO WAR ON VENEZUELA!

Endorsers include: Workers World Party – DC and Baltimore; Peoples Power Assembly; Youth Against War & Racism (list in formation)

CAR CARAVAN FROM THE SOLIDARITY CENTER
Leaving at 3 pm sharp. Call 410-218-4835 to catch a ride.

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