Canada Imprisons and deports Irish Republicans while allowing US terrorists like Maria Corina Machado, a Venezuelan far-right leader to commit violence against Canadian Citizens.
The Hugo Chavez Peoples Defense Front condemns the arbitrary way in which Canadian border security detained and deported three Irish Republicans despite the fact that they had no legal grounds to do this.
The three men, Martin Rafferty, Peter Fitzsimons, and Francis Makey were denied entry on July 26th, 2014 at Pearson Airport due to their politics, despite the fact that their organization, the 32CSM; it is not a proscribed (illegal) organization in either Ireland or Canada.
All were in custody overnight, two of them were held in Mapleheurst Detention Centre, a maximum security mega jail.
This attack on political consciousness is a slap in the face especially since no more then three months ago Canadian border officers had no problem allowing in Maria Corina Machado to come to Canada and raise funds and support to finance the Venezuelan opposition which is responsible for the deaths of over 40 Venezuelan citizens and acts of terror committed against the democratically elected government of Venezuela. Furthermore, the state apparatus was silent when on two occasions she provoked violence against peaceful protestors who were opposed to her agenda.
The Hugo Chavez Peoples Defense Front condemns this hypocrisy and double standards that silence political activists defending the sovereignty of their nation, yet welcomes those who are carrying out terror for the colonialists.