By ILPS Philippines Chapter
The Philippines Chapter of the International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS-Phils) stands with the Venezuelan people and their Bolivarian Republic represented by the government of President Nicolas Maduro in condemning the United States for maligning Venezuela as a “national security threat”.
The US has made a claim but does not substantiate, it has made an allegation yet offers no indubitable proof.
We demand that the order be immediately revoked and for the US to desist from making wild and unfounded accusations.
The government of President Barack Obama has issued a “National Emergency” declaring Venezuela as a so-called “threat to its national security” (Executive Order, 03-09-2015). This declaration is a violation of basic principles of sovereignty under international laws. It paves the way for an escalation of US imperialist intervention and aggression on the peoples of Venezuela and the region.
It does not contribute at all to peace and democracy for the Latin American and Caribbean peoples. Neither does it benefit the people of the United States of America. On the contrary, it only heightens the conflicts, unrest, destabilization and anti-people offensives for desperate imperialist domination.
The Venezuelan people have consistently fought back imperialism and dared to take over their resources and serve their own social needs and national interests under the banner of the Bolivarian revolution. We support this great social and historic transformation.
For over a decade, from 2002 to 2015, the US has made repeated attempts to regain its foothold in Venezuela. Again and again, it failed. Now the US finds itself even more isolated.
All 11-member countries of all ALBA integration bloc, all 12-member states of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), and all 33 nations of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) condemn the US action. The Movement of Non-Aligned Countries (MNOAL) as well as governments, parties and movements from around the world condemn the US aggressions against Venezuela.
The Filipino people add their voice to this just and reasonable demand: Stop US imperialist aggression on Venezuela!
Long live the Bolivarian revolution!
Long live international solidarity!