April 2015        

Declaration of solidarity with the Venezuelan people

April 2015

Eugene McCartan

The communist, workers’ and revolutionary parties worldwide express our strong support and firm solidarity to the Venezuelan people, to the Communist Party of Venezuela and the Government of President Nicolás Maduro, victims of a new interventionist escalation of US imperialism which violates the right to self-determination of the peoples.
     The “executive order” signed by President Barack Hussein Obama and seconded by groups of economic power of the United States and Venezuela, which declared the situation in Venezuela a supposed “unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States,” represents an act of provocation and interference that threatens the sovereignty, self-determination and peace of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and all Latin America and the Caribbean.
     We denounce these actions. In general, they are aimed at destabilising the popular advances in Latin America and the Caribbean, especially against the process of change in Venezuela, in order to restore the hegemony and geo-strategic control of the United States.
     Our peoples yearn to build a sovereign and independent road of development; on the contrary, imperialism is the developer and implementer of coups d’état and bloody military occupations and is the greatest violator of human rights.
     Venezuela, along with the peoples of the region, has promoted all Latin America and the Caribbean to be a zone of peace, rejecting the use of nuclear weapons and demanding the withdrawal of US military bases.
     The United States is the one that has surrounded the Latin American and Caribbean peoples with weapons of mass destruction: 74 US military bases aim their weapons against Latin America and the Caribbean; 13 of these bases surround Venezuela.
     Billions of dollars from drug trafficking and US finances are diverted to fund organisations such as USAID and NED, which foster and organise neo-fascist and destabilising groups of democratic and popular governments like the Venezuelan.
     While the governments of the US and its NATO allies favour the deregulation of employment, massive lay-offs and enfeeblement of fundamental rights, leading their citizens to the verge of misery and death, as a response to the crisis of the world capitalist system, in Venezuela the assertion of the political, social and economic rights of historically excluded majorities has been promoted.
     Based on these paragraphs, the undersigned communist, workers’ and revolutionary parties, social movements and personalities agree to
• express our full and active solidarity with the Venezuelan people, the Communist Party of Venezuela and the Government of President Nicolás Maduro, victims of a dangerous aggression by the US government;
• demand the repeal of the infamous and interventionist decree signed by President Barack Hussein Obama;
• join the joint call for a Day of Global Action in solidarity with Venezuela, on 19 April next to be held in our countries;
• summon the movements and organisations that bring together and represent the working class and people so that they demonstrate their militant solidarity with Venezuela during the activities to be held on 1 May.
• refuse in each parliament the motions and actions directed against Venezuela and its legitimate right to self-determination.

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