Thanks to Joseph for this.
Tomorrow at lunchtime I will join other organisations, trade unions etc
outside the Royal Courts of Justice in the Strand in London to demonstrate
solidarity with the government of Venezuela in its defence of its right to
maintain control of its own oil reserves against the aggressive attempts
of the multinational oil company Exxon Mobil to regain control of the oil
reserves in Venezuela. In doing so I am demonstrating the support of the
Green Party of England & Wales for the efforts of the Venezuelan
government to keep sovereign control of its own national assets for the
benefit of the people of Venezuela and not for international corporations.
International Coordinator GPEW
Protest against ExxonMobil’s hostile action against Venezuelan sovereignty
TUESDAY 4 MARCH, 12.30pm-2pm
Royal Courts of Justice, the Strand, London (main entrance). See here for map
On Tuesday 4 March, the Venezuela Information Centre is organising a
peaceful show of support for Venezuelan sovereignty and against oil-giant
ExxonMobil’s hostile action against Venezuela.
Under President Hugo Chávez, the Venezuelan government has taken greater
control over the country’s oil resources and used them to dramatically
expand free healthcare and education to millions of people and to tackle
Instead of reaching an agreement with the Venezuelan government to restore
the country’s greater control over its oil, as 30 out of 32 companies have
done, ExxonMobil has taken legal action resulting in $12 billion of the
Venezuelan state oil-company’s (PdVSA) assets being frozen by a British
Venezuela is currently challenging this decision in the British High Court.
COME AND SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR VENEZUELAN NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY AND AGAINST
EXXONMOBIL’S ATTEMPT TO UNDERMINE THIS.
Over fifty MPs and MEPs, prominent figures from the arts world, trade
union leaders, academics and others have signed a statement raising
concern over ExxonMobil’s legal action and its attempt to prevent the
Venezuelan government from exercising its right to control its natural
The full statement and the list of signatories is at www.vicuk.org where
you can also sign the statement.