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New attempted coup in Venezuela against the Bolivarian revolution

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 http://www.handsoffvenezuela.org/venezuela_coup_february_2015.htm


New attempted coup in Venezuela against the Bolivarian revolution
13 February 2015

Hans Off Venezuela
Statement by the Hands Off Venezuela campaign on the latest attempted coup plot in Venezuela.

On Thursday, February 12, the Venezuelan authorities announced the arrest of 7 officers of the Venezuelan Air Force who were taking part in a coup plot to remove the democratically elected government of President Maduro and install a "Transitional government" in its place.

According to President Maduro, the plot involved active and retired military officers as well as some opposition figures. He also explained how some of the plotters had been promised a visa to the US in case the coup failed and paid in US dollars, revealing the participation of US imperialism.

The Hands Off Venezuela campaign strongly rejects this latest attempt to overthrow the Bolivarian revolution by force. The Venezuelan people have democratically expressed their support for the aims of both President Chavez, and now President Maduro, in numerous elections and referenda over the last 16 years.

Repeatedly defeated in the elections, the Venezuelan oligarchy and US imperialism continues to plot to try and destroy the revolution by any means necessary (street riots, military coups, political assassinations etc.)

On every single occasion, the conscious mobilisation of the Venezuelan people has defeated them.

We also draw attention to the fact that the three leading opposition figures (María Corina Machado, Leopoldo López and Antonio Ledezma), who have issued an appeal for a "National Transitional Accord" coinciding with this coup plot, had previously been involved in the April 2002 coup.

At this time we want to reaffirm our commitment to the defence of the Bolivarian revolution. We call on the widest possible mobilisation of the labour movement and progressive public opinion in defence of the democratic will of the Venezuelan people against the machinations of the oligarchy and imperialism.

We say,

USA - Hands Off Venezuela!
Respect the democratic will of the Venezuelan people!
Defend and complete the Bolivarian revolution!
No more impunity!

London, February 13, 2015

President Maduro is incompetent 14.Feb.2015 08:50

anon

Venezuela is a failure by any measure. High murder rate, inflation, unemployment, political prisoner population.

Sometimes you need a coup - history is clear on that fact.

Yankee Go Home 14.Feb.2015 10:54

Good Grief

anon ... you just described the USA --> 'High murder rate, inflation, unemployment, political prisoner population. Sometimes you need a coup - history is clear on that fact"

Quit listening to (and) parroting mainstream news (especially from the crooked US propaganda mouthpiece)

Be there or 14.Feb.2015 11:08

Ho Chi Mihn

Be Squared.

blaming the leaders not the system. mistake one. 14.Feb.2015 18:51

i

SPOILER ALERT :
The world always needs a Venezuela, A Cuba, a North Korea, a USSR to remind us what a fucked up, worthless, evil system socialism/communism is.

last week it was reported that black marketeers are having to smuggle medications into Venezuela. (And guess who is the only ones who can afford it, it aint the masses).

Venezuela - We are now equally miserable. (except the mafia, leadership is living as high on the hog as they did before the revolution, they always do.)

Thank you useful idiots..

ease back i 14.Feb.2015 22:05

idiot yourself

there is a LOT of people working very hard to disrupt that economy & society in Venezuela [wink]

once again you just described the USA where "... leadership is living as high on the hog as they did before the revolution, they always do"

what a lap dog / parrot - for the hog-wash-mainstream-neo-Imperialist-capitalist

The SPOILER ALERT : is your drenching indymedia with "nothing" but material suited for a troll

idiot yourself 15.Feb.2015 07:26

i

Of course the USA leadership lives high on the hog, as does every government's leadership everywhere in the world. that not a mystery, or a surprise to anybody.
Its also not something that any system, ANY system, I'll say it again, ANY system can change. Yet, their is a certain mentality that keeps looking at the good intentions instead of the results. with about 100 years under its belt, and 120 million dead in its path and success no where in sight, isn't time to acknowledge it it doesn't work, it will never work????????

At some point you are either insane to attempt the same thing over and over expecting a different result, or you are what Stalin called "Useful", or you know it won't work but are doing it to security a top slot in Communism Inc., like the Kims in the DPRK.

So which is it with you?