Hands Off Venezuela strongly condemns the unilateral sanctions imposed by the US administration against the Venezuelan oil company PDVSA for trading with Iran.
Venezuela is a sovereign country and has the right to trade with any other country it so chooses. We reject the growing campaign of demonisation of the Venezuelan revolution, of which this attack, deliberately timed to coincide with the run-up to the 2012 presidential elections, is part.
We support the call of the revolutionary Government of Venezuela "to all the Venezuelan people, the working class and especially the oil workers, to stay alert and mobilized in defense of PDVSA and the sacred sovereignty of the homeland."
We call on the trade union, solidarity, youth and progressive movements of the world to mobilise in solidarity with the Bolivarian revolution and against this latest act of imperialist aggression.