ACWG Introduction To popular Power in Venezuela meeting yesterday

14 Nov

Anti Colonialist Working Group Sends Revolutionary Greetings to those who are here today to participate in this event on popular power and the situation in Venezuela.
We are glad to see people come together to discuss what this means, in terms of building a broad anti colonialist framework to fight for the self determination of all nations.In this context we would like to highlight the importance of the media blackout and silence on issues such as the attempts to silence the truth about the US backed attacks on Venezuela, the genocide carried out against the peoples whose territory we are on and anti colonialist POWS here and abroad.
Particularly we would like to draw attention to the treatment of the Craigavon Two, two innocent men accused by British forces of the murder of a police officer despite contradictory evidence, diplock courts, evidence that proves their innocence going missing and witnesses blatantly lieing. Currently they have had their appeal which has discredited all evidence against them and has demonstrated to all their innocence. Yet they are still in jail and can remain there for up two a year until the court comes to a decision. This tactic, internment by unlawful detention is being used against them to silence them and keep them silent, as well as show all others what will happened if they speak out for the right of Irish people to determine their own destiny. One of the ways in which this injustice against these two individuals by British forces is because of the media silence. This same tactic of jailing people through remand is currently being used against four land defender in Elsipogtog who are currently being jailedbeaten and tortured by the KKKanadian state for their refusal to give up their sovierghnty. In this context this workshop on peoples power and popular media is very important because it creates the framework to discuss the attacks on nations right to determine their own destiny, as well as creates space for us to break this media silence by following the example of our Venezuelan comrades and creating our own media . I thank you all for coming and ask that you look into these above mentioned cases, as well as the current attacks by US forces on Venezuelas right to exist.

For mor info on the Criagavon Two please check out http://justiceforthecraigavontwo.com/

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