The Liberal Agenda – Hands Off Venezuela day of action March 16

Global Peace and Justice Auckland is asking for individuals and organisations to endorse the following appeal:
All supporters of peace and justice must join the international day of action on Saturday, March 16 against the US government’s effort to engineer a coup in Venezuela and a new devastating war there.
The aggressive policy against Venezuela repeats the ugly pattern of wars for regime change in the oil-rich countries of Iraq and Libya. National Security Advisor John Bolton is reading from the same script, declaring a “troika of tyranny” in Latin America (like the “axis of evil”) as a precursor for regime change first in Venezuela, and then Cuba and Nicaragua. Trump has always said that the “mistake” of the Middle East wars was that the U.S. didn’t “take the oil.”
The White House aims to overthrow the government of President Nicolás Maduro and replace him with Juan Guaidó. Guaidó is a U.S.-trained operative who was unknown to the vast majority of Venezuelans before he proclaimed himself president — at Vice President Mike Pence’s urging. Although Guaidó has the backing of US President Trump, the CIA, and the Republican and Democratic Party leaderships alike, huge numbers of Venezuelans have marched to reject this coup and defend their independence.
The New Zealand government should continue to resist pressure to support the coup attempts in Venezuela but also speak out against the economic and political warfare being waged against the people of Venezuela.
On March 16, the people of the world will come together to say:
  • U.S. hands off Venezuela!
  • NO to the coup — the U.S. does not have the right to select other country’s leaders!
  • NO to the sanctions, oil embargo and economic war on Venezuela that aims to cause suffering for ordinary people in the country.
  • NO to intervention and war from the U.S. and their proxies in the region
To add your name email 
Initial Signers:
Mike Treen, Global Peace and Justice Auckland
David Robie,  media educator, Pacific Media Centre
EA Espinoza , Senior Social Worker, The Salvation Army, Auckland, NZ
Joe Carolan, Unite Union
Elliot Crossan, Socialist Aotearoa 
Anu Kaloti, Migrant Workers Association 
Danni Wilkinson, Love Aotearoa Hate Racism
Kara Dennison,



  1. With you 100% Mike .

    The global elite are desperate to get their grubby hands on that Venezuela

    oil the greedy criminals.

  2. Agree the US should keep out, disagree that Maduro doesn’t have to go. He has 10% support, even Chavez’s barrios no longer support his corruption and authoritarianism. If this ever was a socialist revolution it certainly is no longer. Campaign for free elections, without US interference, without foreign interference, but Maduro must go. The humanitarian crisis in Venezuela is beyond acute. I have family there and they would not survive if I couldn’t send a few dollars there every month. That is no way for such a wealthy nation to operate. How much does Maduro have to steal before the left recognises him as the despicable dictator that he is? Free Venezuela from tyranny, be it the US or Maduro!

    • Matt where do you get your figures from

      The Pro Maduro rallies are massive but not reported in our news. He was elected with a 5.8 million majority with the next candidate getting only 1.8 million votes, in elections rated internationally as the fairest, most transparent in the world.

      Any crisis is caused by the US sanctions, stealing of Venezuelan gold by UK and freezing of Venezuelan money by rogue states, the US and UK.

      Matt have a look at the social, educational and health benefits that have been brought about by Maduro in a short period. He is a local Hero to the indigenous people.

      Any tyranny is from his enemies, US and their lackeys.

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