- The Guardian
- Issue #1950
The parties signing this Joint Statement have been firmly standing at the side of the people of Venezuela and have repeatedly denounced and condemned the imperialist aggression of the United States, the European Union, and their allies in Latin America against Venezuela and the coup attempt to overthrow the elected President Nicolás Maduro. For us, denouncing and opposing the imperialist attacks against the people of Venezuela and the peoples of the world are non-negotiable.
Based on the principles of Proletarian Internationalism, we maintain warm comradely relations with the Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV), which defends the interests of the working class and the working people of Venezuela both against the imperialists as well as the local capitalists that exploit the people and trample on their rights and thus it demands a revolutionary way out of the capitalist crisis in its country.
We defend the right of the Communist Party of Venezuela, based on its ideological, political and organisational independence, to distance itself from the ruling PSUV [United Socialist Party of Venezuela] party, to stand for election on its own ballot, to criticise the government, and to oppose its policies, since the government imposes measures that affect the rights and achievements of the people.
Before the December 2020 elections, the PSUV launched an attempt to slander and exclude the PCV. Initially, an attempt was made to silence and conceal the candidacy of the PCV by excluding its voice from the public and private media. Attempts are now being made to blackmail the PCV into joining one of the two majority parliamentary groups (of the government or of the right-wing opposition) as a precondition to have the right to speak in the National Assembly. Recently, the attack on the PCV escalated when President Maduro repeatedly implied that the PCV was part of “the long arm of US imperialism.” Based on this slander, threats of anti-communist persecution, criminalisation, and repression of workers’-people’s struggles and organisations are being launched.
This accusation is unacceptable and slanderous, as evidenced by the long course and the heroic struggles of the PCV against imperialism, for the rights of the Venezuelan people. We denounce any thought of persecution against the PCV and other organisations of the people’s revolutionary movement in Venezuela.
We reject any attempt to undermine the political rights of the PCV and the working class. In this sense, we demand that the government of President Nicolás Maduro stops the attacks and slander aimed at criminalising the fair struggle of the PVC and the workers of Venezuela.
Our parties express once again their solidarity with the people of Venezuela, who are the victims of imperialist attacks and the anti-popular management of the capitalist crisis. We particularly express our support for the fair struggle of the Communist Party and the Communist Youth of Venezuela, which defend the interests of the working class and the people under all circumstances.
Solidarity with the Communist Party of Venezuela!
Proletarians of all countries unite!
Communist Party of Albania
Communist Party of Armenia
Communist Party of Australia
Party of Labour of Austria
Communist Party of Bangladesh
Communist Party of Belgium
Brazilian Communist Party
Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia
Communist Party of Bulgaria
Party of the Bulgarian Communists
Communist Party in Denmark
Communist Party of El Salvador
German Communist Party
Communist Party of Greece
Hungarian Workers’ Party
Communist Party of Kurdistan-Iraq
Tudeh Party of Iran
Socialist Movement of Kazakhstan
Socialist Party of Latvia
Communist Party of Luxembourg
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Communist Party of Mexico
New Communist Party of the Netherlands
Communist Party of Norway
Communist Party of Pakistan
Palestinian Communist Party
Palestinian Peoples Party
Paraguayan Communist Party
Philippine Communist Party [PKP 1930]
Romanian Socialist Party
Russian Communist Workers Party
Union of Communist Parties-CPSU
New Communist Party of Yugoslavia
Party Communists of Serbia
Communist Party of the Workers of Spain
Communist Party of the Peoples of Spain
Sudanese Communist Party
Syrian Communist Party
Communist Party of Swaziland
Communist Party of Sweden
Communist Party of Turkey
Communist Party of Ukraine
Union of Communists of Ukraine
Communist Party of Venezuela
Union of Communists in Bulgaria
Communist Worker’s Party – For Peace and Socialism (Finland)
Communist Revolutionary Party of France
Fronte Comunista (Italy)