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Statement: Students of Britain and Ireland in solidarity with Venezuela

Published on Tuesday 31 March 2015

US go homeSTATEMENT: STUDENTS OF BRITAIN AND IRELAND IN SOLIDARITY WITH VENEZUELA – #VENEZUELAISNOTATHREAT #OBAMAREPEALTHEEXECUTIVEORDER

On march 9 US President Obama signed an executive order declaring “a national emergency with respect to the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States posed by the situation in Venezuela” and imposed a further round of sanctions on the country. This has been condemned by major regional bodies in Latin America and the Caribbean, governments all over the world and much of global civil society, including the ITUC.

We the undersigned – students – support the thousands of youth and student activists out on the streets of Venezuela this month in response to the Executive Order, who have been collecting millions of signatures saying ‘Venezuela is not a Threat – We are Hope’ and ‘Obama – Repeal the Executive Order.’

We support the international ‘Obama – Repeal the Executive Order’ campaign and will continue to both support the advances in social progress and in providing free education for all that have taken place in Venezuela in recent years, and oppose US sanctions against Venezuela. Yours,

 

Aaron Kiely, NUS National Executive & Venezuela Solidarity Campaign Executive Committee

Oisín Hassan,Vice President Equality and Diversity-Elect, Queens University Belfast
Seán Fearon – Vice President Campaigns-Elec, Queens University Belfast

Barbara Ntumy, NUS Women’s Committee

Gary Paterson, President of the University of Strathclyde Students’ Association & Vice President (Communities)-Elect, NUS Scotland

Shelly Asquith, President of University of the Arts London Students’ Union

Orla O’Leary, Chair of College Cork Sinn Féin

Fiona Edwards, Stop the War Coalition National Officer & Student Broad Left Secretary

Sophie-Anna McClintock, Chair Queens University Belfast Sinn Féin

Aodhàn Hamill, Salford University Student Assembly Against Austerity

Deaglan McConville, Queens University Belfast Sinn Féin

Cliodhna Nic Bhranair, Queens University Belfast Sinn Féin

Collette McAllister, Queens University Belfast Sinn Féin

Aoife Ní Dhochartaigh, Queens University Belfast Sinn Féin

Pádraig Mac Riabhaigh, Queens University Belfast Sinn Féin

Nuala Maskey, Queens University Belfast Sinn Féin

Joseph Donaghy, Queens University Belfast Sinn Féin

Ryan McLean, Queens University Belfast Sinn Féin

Brian O’Halloran, Queens University Belfast Sinn Féin

Saoirse O’Neill, Queens University Belfast Sinn Féin

Eugene Tinnelly, Queens University Belfast Sinn Féin

Mark McLaughlin, Queens University Belfast Sinn Féin

Katie O’Hare, Queens University Belfast Sinn Féin

John McCaul, Queens University Belfast Sinn Féin

Sara Elattar, Queens University Belfast Sinn Féin

Gary Duffy, Queens University Belfast Sinn Féin

Claire Sheerin, Queens University Belfast Sinn Féin

Laura Louise Corner, Queens University Belfast Sinn Féin

Bréanainn Lyness, Queens University Belfast Sinn Féin

Greg Woods, Queens University Belfast Sinn Féin

Conor Hayes, Queens University Belfast Sinn Féin

Paul Donnelly, Queens University Belfast Sinn Féin

Eimear Ruane-McAteer, Queens University Belfast Sinn Féin

Conchúr Ó Fearáin, Queens University Belfast Sinn Féin

Shadia Edwards-Dashti, Stop the War National Student Officer

Adriano Mérola Marotta, Sussex University Anti-Privatisation Campaign

 

New signatures – added on Thursday 2 April 2015

Aodhaín Nic Roibín, National University of Ireland Galway Sinn Féin

Liam O’Flaherty, National University of Ireland Galway Sinn Féin

Matt Stanley, Canterbury Christ Church SU and Co-Convenor of Student Broad Left

Anna Carroll, National University of Ireland Galway Sinn Féin

Micheal ó Mainín, National University of Ireland Galway Sinn Féin

Aoife Corrigan, National University of Ireland Galway Sinn Féin

Darragh McNeill, National University of Ireland Galway Sinn Féin

Nuala nic Aoidh, National University of Ireland Galway Sinn Féin

Sean O’Connors, National University of Ireland Galway Sinn Féin

Stephen Óg McCourt, University of Ulster Coleraine

Ryan Murphy, Jordanstown Sinn Féin

Ryan McCrory, Jordanstown Sinn Féin

Jordan Johnston, Salford Student Assembly Against Austerity

Kieron Wilson, Salford Student Assembly Against Austerity

Eoghan Curran, Chair, National University of Ireland Galway

Sinn Féin Dermot Browne, National University of Ireland Galway Sinn Féin

Conor Dowling, National University of Ireland Galway Sinn Féin

Charlie Meehan, National University of Ireland Galway Sinn Féin

Breandán Ó Conchúir, National University of Ireland Galway Sinn Féin

Domhnaill Ó Dubhláin, National University of Ireland Galway Sinn Féin

James Walsh, National University of Ireland Galway Sinn Féin

Nathan Ryan O’Hehir, University College Cork Sinn Féin

Luke McGrath, University College Cork Sinn Féin

Martha Lyons, University College Cork Sinn Féin

Reamonn O Braonain, University College Cork Sinn Féin

Maeve Ellen O’Brien, University College Cork Sinn Féin

Kate Kelly, University College Cork Sinn Féin

Edward O’Flynn, University College Cork Sinn Féin

Laura Murphy, University College Cork Sinn Féin

Michael McCarthy, University College Cork Sinn Féin

Shane O’Rourke, University College Cork Sinn Féin

Jack McLaughlin, University College Cork Sinn Féin

Cllr Lisa Marie Sheehy, University College Cork Sinn Féin

Keith Hannafin, University College Cork Sinn Féin

Evan Ryan, University College Cork Sinn Féin

James McCarthy, University College Cork Sinn Féin

Keelan McMahon, University College Cork Sinn Féin

Shannon Ni Chearaigh, University College Cork Sinn Féin

Anthony Healy, University College Cork Sinn Féin

Rob Burton O Sullivan, University College Cork Sinn Féin

Chris Kelleher, University College Cork Sinn Féin

Tadhg O Laoighaire, University College Cork Sinn Féin

Stephen Goulding, University College Cork Sinn Féin

Stephen Cunningham, University College Cork Sinn Féin

Sarah McInerney, University College Cork Sinn Féin

Odran O Corcrain, University College Cork Sinn Féin

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