No blockade!

No blockade!

The Trump administration threatened a naval blockade against Venezuela and the sanctions are going to get worse. Let’s tell Congress to keep Trump’s hands off Venezuela!



Overseas supporters can sign this petition:

President Trump has threatened a naval blockade of Venezuela. Under U.S. and international law, a naval blockade is an act of war. The administration does not have the authority to impose a blockade or take any other military action, and Congress must work to prevent such unauthorized actions from taking place.

This threat of a blockade came after the president threatened to “smash” the Venezuelan government at the State of the Union address. In the weeks after the threat, President Trump and Secretary of Defense Mark Esper have met with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and Colombian President Ivan Duque, to either lobby for or plan coordinated actions. According to regional analysts, a U.S. naval blockade, followed by the militarization and closure of the borders by Colombia and Brazil could spark not just an internal conflict in Venezuela, but a broader conflict in an already unstable region.

The Trump administration is already carrying out a hybrid war against Venezuela, as exemplified by the economic sanctions that are tantamount to an “economic embargo”, as the Wall Street Journal put it. According to former U.N. special rapporteur Alfred de Zayas, the sanctions have killed 100,000 Venezuelans. These are innocent civilians caught in the middle of a geopolitical conflict.

Finally, there is an ongoing dialogue in Venezuela between the Maduro government and most sectors of the opposition. This represents an opportunity for the country to depolarize and resolve its issues peacefully. Congress should support these efforts and ensure that the Trump administration does not sabotage them. Dialogue is the only sustainable way forward in Venezuela.

Thank you,

Comments

  • Tim Craine
    signed via 2020-04-03 08:19:33 -0400
  • Alexistori Gonzalez
    signed 2020-04-01 16:19:12 -0400
  • Anneke Corbett
    signed via 2020-04-01 06:56:29 -0400
    These sanctions during the corona virus pandemic are cruel & unethical
  • Geraldine Gregg
    signed via 2020-03-31 17:49:07 -0400
  • Amitav Dash
    signed 2020-03-30 22:38:15 -0400
  • Christopher Helali
    signed via 2020-03-30 21:39:34 -0400
    Death to Imperialism! Yankee Go Home! All Power to the People! Long Live Socialist Venezuela!
  • Andy Andre
    signed 2020-03-30 00:46:16 -0400
  • Kenneth Chay Chay
    signed 2020-03-22 21:54:21 -0400
  • Matthew Walker
    signed 2020-03-20 01:12:56 -0400
  • Vanessa Geo
    signed 2020-03-19 14:36:51 -0400
  • Jelica Roland
    signed 2020-03-18 18:29:06 -0400
  • Alexistori Gonzalez
    followed this page 2020-03-18 06:49:40 -0400
  • Elizabeth Story
    signed 2020-03-18 05:47:03 -0400
  • Janine Vinton
    signed 2020-03-18 04:35:32 -0400
  • Ann Kelly
    signed 2020-03-17 19:40:48 -0400
  • abigail Pérez
    signed 2020-03-17 17:09:49 -0400
    El bloqueo es un acto criminal contra el pueblo venezolano. TRUMP ASESINO.
  • Tamara Lorincz
    signed 2020-03-16 17:15:23 -0400
    The US and Canada should stop the illegal sanctions and the interference against Venezuela.
  • Joyce Stevens
    signed 2020-03-16 16:01:36 -0400
  • Freya Harris
    signed 2020-03-16 07:40:40 -0400
    The blockade will do more harm than good. We should instead be helping Venezuelans negotiate and reach a peaceful resolution to their troubles.
  • Zhifeng Leo Li
    signed 2020-03-16 00:40:53 -0400
  • Luciano Ortega
    signed 2020-03-15 15:02:54 -0400
    Unidos Seremos Libres

    Hands Off Venezuela
  • Mick Venables
    signed 2020-03-15 11:14:02 -0400
  • María Antonieta Izaguirre
    signed 2020-03-15 11:01:56 -0400
  • Frank Silva
    signed 2020-03-15 11:01:44 -0400
    Fuera de Venezuela toda acción contra este pueblo, arriba no s, no tiemblen por esas amenazas, Con el valor que ustedes tienen van a destruir esas amenazas des esos asesinos nacionales y extranjeros.
  • Carlos Rojas
    signed 2020-03-15 10:54:59 -0400
    Venezuela es libre y soberana. El bloqueo es un crimen de lesa humanidad. Trump genocida!
  • Scarlett Richman
    signed 2020-03-15 09:21:24 -0400
  • Morella Barreto
    signed 2020-03-15 06:05:25 -0400
    VENCEREMOS
  • Roi Pena
    signed 2020-03-15 02:51:01 -0400
    No a la guerra. Por un mundo con palabras.
  • mohamad akbari
    signed 2020-03-15 02:09:19 -0400
  • thomas duranti
    signed 2020-03-15 00:17:21 -0400

Overseas supporters can sign this petition:

President Trump has threatened a naval blockade of Venezuela. Under U.S. and international law, a naval blockade is an act of war. The administration does not have the authority to impose a blockade or take any other military action, and Congress must work to prevent such unauthorized actions from taking place.

This threat of a blockade came after the president threatened to “smash” the Venezuelan government at the State of the Union address. In the weeks after the threat, President Trump and Secretary of Defense Mark Esper have met with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and Colombian President Ivan Duque, to either lobby for or plan coordinated actions. According to regional analysts, a U.S. naval blockade, followed by the militarization and closure of the borders by Colombia and Brazil could spark not just an internal conflict in Venezuela, but a broader conflict in an already unstable region.

The Trump administration is already carrying out a hybrid war against Venezuela, as exemplified by the economic sanctions that are tantamount to an “economic embargo”, as the Wall Street Journal put it. According to former U.N. special rapporteur Alfred de Zayas, the sanctions have killed 100,000 Venezuelans. These are innocent civilians caught in the middle of a geopolitical conflict.

Finally, there is an ongoing dialogue in Venezuela between the Maduro government and most sectors of the opposition. This represents an opportunity for the country to depolarize and resolve its issues peacefully. Congress should support these efforts and ensure that the Trump administration does not sabotage them. Dialogue is the only sustainable way forward in Venezuela.

Thank you,

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