Petition to Jeremy Corbyn MP
End your shameful support for the Maduro dictatorship in Venezuela
(En Espanol mas abajo)Residents of the UK and our large Latin American community living here, including Venezuelans who have fled Venezuela but who still have family members unable to leave that country, are appalled by the support given by Labour party members to the Maduro dictatorship.People from moderate political traditions distance themselves from the Leader of the national Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn MP, who tweeted in January that ‘If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor’, yet has failed to unambiguously condemn the violent attempts by the regime to stay in power and suppress protests, condemning what he called ‘violence on both sides’. In the London Borough of Lambeth, Labour party members and Labour councillors have organised events and fundraisers in support of a Socialist regime which is flouting its own laws, bankrupting the country, wasting its riches, and starving and killing its own people. We call on Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour party to unanimously condemn the violence of the Maduro regime, asserting our respect for the rule of law and parliamentary democracy with a proper separation of powers, and the values of tolerance, diversity, and striving for equality under the law, all of which allows for economic growth, opportunity and freedom for everyone, regardless of their background. (In Spanish) Residentes del Reino Unido y el gran Comunidad Latinoamericana que vive aquí, incluyendo a los venezolanos que huyeron de Venezuela pero que todavía tienen familiares que no pueden salir del país, están horrorizados por el apoyo brindado por los activistas laborales a la dictadura de Maduro. Personas de todas las tradiciones políticas moderados se distancian del líder del Partido Laborista Nacional, Jeremy Corbyn, quien en Twitter escribió que ‘si usted es neutral en situaciones de injusticia, ha elegido el lado del opresor’, ha fallado en condenar inequívocamente los violentos intentos del régimen de mantenerse en el poder y reprimir las protestas, condenando lo que él llamó 'violencia de ambos lados'. Los miembros del Partido Laborista y concejales laborales en el distrito de Lambeth en Londres han organizado diferentes eventos y recaudación de fondos en apoyo de un régimen socialista que está violando las leyes, la bancarrota del país, desperdiciando sus riquezas y matando a su propia gente. Hacemos un llamado a Jeremy Corbyn y el Partido Laborista a condenar unánimemente la violencia del régimen de Maduro, afirmando nuestro respeto por el Estado de derecho y la democracia parlamentaria. Con una separación adecuada de poderes y los valores de tolerancia, diversidad, y la lucha por la igualdad bajo la ley. Por todo lo dicho, permitiendo el crecimiento económico, la oportunidad y la libertad para todos, independientemente de sus origines sociales.
Petition to Malcolm Turnbull, Hon. Julie Bishop MP
The Aus-Venezuelan community appeal to the Aus. Gov. to condemn Venezuelan Dictatorship
What is currently occurring in Venezuela is nothing short of a humanitarian crisis caused by a corrupt government and broken democracy. Since the collapse of oil prices, the economy has truly reached its breaking point with hyperinflation and rampant shortages of food and medicine. The legs have swept from beneath the corrupt regime and the poor and vulnerable have paid the price. Venezuela has received increasing coverage from international media, such as The Washington Post, The New York Times, the ABC (Aus.) and others, but this is still not enough. Many people are still unaware of the unfolding crisis, and foreign aid has been blocked by the government. On the 30th of March 2017, the Venezuelan Supreme Court stripped the country’s National Assembly of its independent power to enact laws, assign contracts and incur foreign debts, handing this power to the totalitarian president Nicholas Maduro. Despite winning the National Assembly election, the opposition party now has no political power. Through this, the last vestiges of Venezuela’s democracy have been torn down; leaving what is not just an authoritarian regime, but an outright dictatorship. Until today, the government continues to violently repress peaceful demonstrations across the country and censor the media, resulting in the deaths of many protesters and the political imprisonment of many without trial. There have been more than 113 fatalities (updated as of 30/07/17) as well as hundreds of other injured people during the last 120 days of continuous protests, all of them basically young students. Their deaths, are results of uncontrolled violence from the police and government supported militia that denies demostrators the chance to protest peacefully for their right to a stable future and a democratic government. On top of it all, and during the progress of the 30J legislative illegal elections (ANC), additional 16 more people were killed by the military forces in Venezuela and the blood shedding continues on along all Venezuelan's streets by these regime and its militia. Because of the above, the Venezuelan-Australian community respectfully request to The Hon. Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister of Australia, and the Opposition Leadet Bill Shorten to bring the case of Venezuela to the attention of the Australian Parliament and stand up in defence of the Venezuelan democracy and the human rights of the Venezuelan people. By supporting this cause and urging it to proceed for a discussion as a point of order at the Australian Parliament, the Australian government, represented by Hon Primer Minister Malcolm Turnbull and The Opposition Leader Bill Shorten can directly stand for Venezuela and: a) Condemn the attempts against Venezuela 's Constitutionally elected Legislative Assembly by Nicolas Maduro Regime b) Do not to recognise the results from the ilegal, unconstitutional and fraudulent ANC election to undermine the People Elected Venezuelan National Assembly and its Parliament members c) Set a clear position and raise the profile of this humanitarian crisis both within Australia and internationally d) Discuss foreign aid and NGO funding options in order to help alleviate food and medicine shortages. This action will also place more pressure on the Venezuelan Government to: a) Immediately open humanitarian aid channels in order to alleviate the medicine and food shortage b) Respect the right to protest peacefully c) Immediately restore the democratic power of the Venezuelan National Assembly d) Release all political prisoners and stop continued imprisonment or prevention of opposition political leaders from running for office. e) Encourage the Venezuelan Government and National Electorate Council (CNE) to establish electoral calendar The Venezuelan community is deeply grateful for your compassion and support in this matter. Whilst the voice of one is barely audible above the dim of the crowd, the voice of many united behind a single cause can create true change. We must speak for those who cannot and help those in need.
Petition to Theresa May MP
The British Say Libertad, support human rights in Venezuela.
As the horrific events of the recent peace protests finally hit our newspapers I believe that it is time for the British to say 'Libertad'. Venezuela is in dire need of humanitarian aid as the country is falling into an economic collapse leading to a lack in basic supplies such as food and medicines. The economic crises are causing political unrest as many Venezuelans are unhappy with the current government lead by Nicolás Maduro that claims to be socialist but appears to me more like a dictatorship regime. My understanding of socialism is that it is a combination between state owned public services and democracy. What is going on is not democracy, it is some twisted version of it. What happened do Civil Liberties? Freedom of speech? Personal safety? Human Rights? none of these appear to be vital assets to a country according to this regime that has been going since the start of Maduro's reign of power from 2013 onwards following the death of 'Chavismo' President Hugo Chavez. We are very fortunate to be living in a society that is free for everyone, we are allowed to disagree and peacefully protest if we want something changed, in Venezuela people who have done nothing wrong other than disagree with their government are met with tear gas and water jets to keep them in line. Please help to give Venezuelan civilians their voices back, all the protesters want is to live a good life in a country that is peaceful and free for all of it's citizens. If this was happening on British soil we would not stand for it and we would be speaking out in defiance so why are we keeping silent in regard to the Venezuelans? we are all human after all. It may seem a world away to us, I know it did to me a few years ago and it took me physically meeting a Venezuelan to make me realise that not everything is about the UK and British society, and I will do this for her and for her country, both of which I have infinite amounts of respect for. I will not surrender just like those on the front line of protest, I will not give up and neither will they. During a media-dominated age the crisis is becoming more and more apparent, more and more real and painstakingly more startling to see and hear about via news and social media. I believe in justice for all, not matter what country you are from or what language you may speak, everyone deserves to have the right to their basic rights as a human being. I am a student from the South East of England who is currently studying Spanish as a second language and I believe that this is the real use for my cultural knowledge and my language skills. I study Spanish with the aim to make life better in Spanish speaking communities and this is a cause that I feel must be addressed. I am urging the British Government and the British public to actively participate to putting an end to this direct violation of human rights, not through violence but through passive resistance. I believe that we must join hands with other countries in support of Venezuela during it`s period of difficulty and disagree with the barbaric treatment of anyone who has an opinion that the government doesn`t like. Cutting all ties with anything associated with this violation of human rights is, in my opinion, the best way forward for Britain to help put an end to this. Share on social media, do anything you can think of to peacefully protest, any voice will be heard if it is loud enough. Put a stop to 'Nation, Socialism or death' Libertad for everyone forever.
Petition to Stefan Kozak, Red Bull’s CEO, Red Bull
Red Bull Air Force: End your Venezuela visit and raise your voice for human rights instead
While hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans take to the streets to protest against President Maduro’s brutal regime in one of the deadliest episodes of social unrest in Venezuela’s history, Red Bull Air Force, sponsored by a chavista-owned company, are visiting the socialist country to give world-class skydiving lessons to the President’s family. This is not only utterly insensitive but also immoral. We need to raise our voice now. We urge Stefan Kozak, Red Bull’s CEO and the skydiving crew to walk away from all its commitments with President Maduro’s regime and instead use their profile to raise the voices of the Venezuelan people who are suffering as a result of severe food and medicine shortages, rampant criminality, skyrocketing inflation and a heavily-censored media. By the time the Red Bull Air Force team arrived in Venezuela to entertain the presidential family, almost 40 people had been killed, 700 injured and more than 1500 jailed in the context of nationwide anti-regime protests. We also urge the skydiving team to show what's really happening in Venezuela to their thousands of social media followers. They cannot remain oblivious to this reality. Global companies such as Red Bull can no longer afford to remain ‘neutral’ when doing business with authoritarian rulers. Red Bull, take this opportunity to set your record straight in Venezuela. Find out more about the shady businesses of the sponsors of Red Bull Air Force visit here.