The distinguished President of the National Assembly’s comittee on the family, women and youth sent the Heads of all public institutions a letter asking that they collect signatures for a petition entitled “For Life and Peace, no to the war in Iraq” demaninding from the US Government that the invasion of Iraq cease. This petition includes the name and ID number of those signing as well as their signature.
The petition is being circulated in earnest in public offices where people are being told, in no uncertain terms taht they are expected to sign this, whether they agree with it or not. The petition will be handed in to the US Ambassador at a demonstration agaisnt the war in Iraq that will take place on March 8th.
Thus, once again teh rights of Venezuelans are being violated by pressuring them into signing something they may not agree with. Moreover, there is an implied threat that if they do not sign it will be notes.
Thus, one wonders whether two new lists will arise from this petition:
One, the list made by the Chavez Government of those that refused to sign against the Empire and Mr Danger.
Two, the list the US Governmnet will have of those that are against it, which according to the Patriots Act may be a reason to not allow you into the US under any circumstances.
Not a pretty picture…