Communiqué from Human Rights Organizations & Social Movements Against the Implementation of the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (TIAR) Against Venezuela

On September 11, 2019, the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) approved the validity and application of the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (TIAR) to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. The express objective of this action is to increase the economic blockade against Venezuela, as well as to generate the legal and political conditions that will allow a military intervention against the country, as stated in the declarations of government representatives from the United States, Canada, Argentina, Brazil and Colombia before various OAS bodies, which have been registered and disseminated in various media.

This decision constitutes a very dangerous contravention of the most elementary principles of international law. First, because the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela is no longer a member state of the OAS, since it formally denounced its Charter more than two years ago. Secondly, because TIAR is a violation of the principles and rights of peoples to self-determination and non-interference in their internal affairs. Thirdly, because it constitutes an act that promotes war and armed actions as a mechanism for the imposition of relations of subordination and dependence among States.

In addition, it implies an imminent, serious and possible threat to the human rights of the Venezuelan people, insofar as it incorporates within the OAS the possibility of starting a war between sister nations, while legitimizing the economic, financial and commercial blockade against Venezuela. This is clearly a decision that threatens hemispheric peace and solidarity among peoples.

Finally, the decision adopted by the OAS also violates the most elementary principles of a democratic society, since its declared objective is to replace and overthrow President Nicolás Maduro Moros, who has been constitutionally elected by the citizens of Venezuela to serve as the highest judge of the government until 2025, through force and military actions. The threat of the use of foreign military force to impose a change of government in Venezuela constitutes in itself an act contrary to democracy and freedom, unacceptable in the community of nations of the world.

Faced with these facts, the organizations and movements that we subscribe to:

We express our strongest condemnation of the decision adopted by the Permanent Council of the OAS, particularly the actions taken by the governments of the United States, Canada, Argentina, Brazil and Colombia which promoted this initiative contrary to international law and the human rights of the Venezuelan people.

We demand from all the States of America the unrestricted respect for International Law in their relations with the Venezuelan State, particularly the actions undertaken by the governments of the United States, Canada, Argentina, Brazil and Colombia.

We reject the use of force and military interventions in America as mechanisms for imposing imperialist, colonialist and subordinate relations between States.

We demand that the OAS refrain from intervening in the internal affairs of Venezuela and that the violation of the right to self-determination of our people cease.

We call on all the organizations and social movements of the world to express their solidarity with the Venezuelan people, to contribute to the maintenance of peace in our country and to demand that the President of the United States, Donald Trump, immediately cease the economic blockade against Venezuela.

Signatories:

Sures
Intersaber
Genero con Clase
Rompiendo la Norma
Base Lésbica Venezuela
Red Ciega
Embajada de Derechos Humanos
Fundación Venezolana por el Derecho a la Vivienda
Fundación contra el Sicariato Campesino
Red Venezolana de Derechos Humanos
Fundalatin
Frente Bicentenario de Mujeres 200
Fundación Academia ARMIF
Dignidad LGBTTI Venezuela
Bloque socialista de liberación homosexual
Colectivo lésbico y Feminista Las Beguinas
Sexodiversidad Revolucionaria de Venezuela
Utopía LGBTI Venezuela
Movimiento Sexo diverso Mérida
Movimiento Sexo diverso Bolívar
Movimiento Social de la Sexo Diversidad Zulia
Secretaria de la Diversidad Sexual del Zulia
Consejo Nacional de la Sexodiversidad
Movimiento Social Sexo Diversidad Nueva Esparta
Fundación Reyes de Corazón
Movimiento de Mujeres Clara Zetkin
Movimiento Nacional de Religiones
Movimiento Ecuatoriano Alfarista Bolivariano MEAB
Asociación Bolivariana de Productores Textiles y Afines ABPTAI
Asociación Civil de Comerciantes Unidos del Mercado Bolivariano la Hoyada ACCUMBH
Casa Revolucionaria Bolivia Venezuela
Casa de la Amistad Perú Venezuela
Movimiento Nacional de Amistad y Solidaridad mutua Venezuela Cuba
Federación Democrática Internacional de Mujeres (FDIM).
Participación Activa y Social (PAS).
Red de Mujeres de Vargas.
Guardianes de Inquilinos y Pequeños Propietarios
Asociación de Vivienda y Hábitat El Rosal
Movimiento de Mujeres Manuelita Sáenz (MOMUMAS).
Fuerza Bolivariana de Mujeres.
Frente Francisco de Miranda
Bloque de Comunas
Corriente Revolucionaria Bolívar y Zamora
Movimiento de Pobladores y Pobladoras
Colectivo Cimarrón
Centro de Estudios Socialista Jorge Rodríguez
Comité de Solidaridad Internacional –COSI-
Puente Sur
Movimiento Feminista Popular Lydda Franco Farías
Plataforma Comunicacional Feminista La 5ta Ola
Movimiento de Solidaridad Militar Hugo Chávez
Comuna Antonio José de Sucre
Comuna Simón Bolívar
Comuna Fabricio Ojeda
Comuna Martin Mosqueda
Comuna Juana Ramírez. La avanzadora
Comuna José Félix Ribas
Comuna Villazoila
Comuna Los Flores en Revolución
Comuna Los Gigantes de La Patria
Comuna Luchadores por el Buen Vivir
Comuna Revolucionaria La Silsa
Comuna Altos de Lídice
Comuna Zona Norte Altagracia
Comuna Agroturística El Topo
Comuna Explosión del Poder Popular
Comuna Ecosocialista Laguna Katia
Comuna Gerardo Lope Mujica
Comuna Revolución del Junquito
Comuna Ecosocialista Comandante Supremo
Comuna El Despertar de la Cota 905
Consejo Comunal 6 de Febrero el Rosal
Comuna Jorge Rodríguez Padre
Comuna Renacer de Vista Alegre
Comuna Guay y España.
Comuna Los Frailes
Comuna Indio Caricuao
Comuna El Panal 2021
Comuna Forjando los Sueños de Ezequiel Zamora
Comuna Juan 23
Comuna Pérez Bonalde
Comité de Tierras Héroes de Miranda
Unamujer-Chacao
Consejos Comunales de la Parroquia San Pedro
Amalivaca
Comisión Orinoco-Magdalena
Centro Internacional de Estudios para la Descolonización Luis Antonio Bigott
Consejo Político en Venezuela del partido Alternativa Revolucionaria del Común
Fundación Radio Escuela Enciéndete Libre y Comunitaria
Circulo de Mujeres Loto Rojo
Colectivo Socioambiental Marahuaka
Frente Amplio de los Consejos Socialistas de Trabajadoras y Trabajadores
Ejercito Productivo Obrero
Foro Itinerante de Participación Popular
Movimiento de Científicos Sociales
Esteban Silva, Fundación Constituyente XXI, Chile
Movimiento del Socialismo Allendista de Chile.
Diario Werken Rojo. Chile
AND. Noticias. Chile.
Movimiento Democrático Popular –FA. Chile.
Partido Comunista de la Argentina
Federación Juvenil Comunista. Argentina
Movimiento Territorial Liberación. Argentina
Corriente Nacional Agustín Tosco en CTA y FSM. Argentina
Corriente de Ciencia y Técnica Liberación. Argentina
Círculos bolivarianos socialistas de Costa Rica
Conaicop. Secretaria en Costa Rica
Comité costarricense con la revolución bolivariana
Alcides Martinez. Secretario General Conaicop
Eduardo Medina Guevara. Secretario Conaicop. Costa Rica
Gustavo Pescetta Secretaria Conaicop Mercosur (Argentina)
Rubén Suarez. Director Internacional de Comunicación. Conaicop
Raquel Bonzi Secretaria Parlasur- Conaicop (Paraguay)
Coordinadora Panameña de Solidaridad con la República Bolivariana de Venezuela
Movimiento Patria, Panamá
Movimiento Juventud Popular Revolucionaria MJP. Panamá
América Latina Soberana. España
Paraguay Resiste en Madrid y Barcelona. España
Canarias con Venezuela Bolivariana. España

CRBZ

Spanish PDF
English PDF