Anti-imperialist and peace organizations in the Caribbean reject US interference in the region, amid the threat of the Covid-19 pandemic.
According to the local newspaper Barbados Today, social activists held an expanded meeting on April 16 in which they supported the Caribbean Community (Caricom) and asked to respect the declaration of a zone of peace.
Likewise, Caribbean organizations expressed their opposition to the United States’ military and naval accumulation off the coast of Venezuela, as well as sanctions against the Bolivarian and Cuban people.
According to the newspaper, Caribbean movements further condemned the seizure by US authorities of medical equipment destined for the region, necessary in the fight against the Covid-19 disease.
The organizations also called upon CARICOM to join with them in the call for the immediate lifting of all sanctions against Venezuela and Cuba, so that those countries would be in a better position to defeat the virus that has already killed thousands of people globally.
“Now is the time for global solidarity against the virus, not a time for war”, they declared.
Caribbean organisations will join the World Peace Council, Jamaica Peace Council, Caribbean Movement for Peace and Integration, Oilfield Workers Trade Union and progressive organisations to participate in an online demonstration in solidarity with Venezuela and Cuba on April 19.