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Monday, February 15, 2021
PCV welcomes UN rapporteur's report and reiterates demand for the immediate and unconditional lifting of imperialist criminal coercive measures against Venezuela
The Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV) welcomes the preliminary conclusions of the report presented by the Special Rapporteur of the United Nations (UN), Alena Douhan, after her visit to Venezuela, where she points out that the illegal sanctions have aggravated the calamities suffered by the Venezuelan people and represent a violation of human rights. The rapporteur has urged the governments of the United States and the European Union to lift these unilateral coercive measures that were illegally imposed with the purpose of bringing about a change of government through interference and external pressure.
The effects of these measures, as the document points out, have been devastating mainly on the most vulnerable sectors of society: people living in extreme poverty, women, children, workers, people with disabilities or chronic illnesses, and indigenous populations.
The criminal impact of the illegal coercive measures, together with the effects of the general crisis of the dependent and rentier capitalist model, and the inconsistencies of an economic policy, which in this adverse context, zealously protects the interests of the capitalists while dismantling the conquests, social and labor rights of the people, have caused the impoverishment and growing deterioration of the living conditions of the Venezuelan people.
We support the demand of the UN rapporteur, to the Governments of the United Kingdom, Portugal and the United States to immediately unfreeze the assets of the Central Bank of Venezuela deposited in financial institutions of those countries, so that they can be destined to meet the humanitarian needs of the Venezuelan people that have worsened in the context of the global pandemic of Covid-19
Since 2015, when the Obama administration declared Venezuela as an unusual and extraordinary threat to the internal security of the United States, the Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV) has developed an intense offensive against the escalation of imperialist aggression, the imposition of illegal extraterritorial sanctions and for the respect of the right to self-determination of the Venezuelan people. This has been a campaign that the PCV has promoted with great force in the International Communist Movement, the regional and world parliaments, the World Federation of Trade Unions, the International Federation of Women, the World Federation of Democratic Youth, the World Peace Council, the Sao Paulo Forum, among other political, social and institutional spaces.
After noting the dramatic consequences of the imperialist aggressions against the Venezuelan people, we demand that the United Nations (UN) adopt more forceful actions against these criminal and illegal measures imposed by the U.S. and the European Union against the Venezuelan people outside international law.
The criminal and illegal unilateral coercive measures must be lifted immediately without any conditioning of any kind on our country and people. All financial resources and assets owned by the Republic must be returned to the country.
We urge the Government of President Nicolás Maduro to carry out the corresponding international legal actions against the nations that executed the criminal unilateral measures and demand that they assume responsibility for the human and patrimonial damages caused to the country and the Venezuelan people. The crimes committed against the Venezuelan people cannot go unpunished, the Republic must deploy a strong international political, diplomatic and judicial offensive to achieve the moral condemnation of these despicable interference policies and demand that our people and country be compensated.
Likewise, we insist that justice be done in Venezuela against the internal characters that promoted and sponsored these criminal "sanctions" against the country, even endorsing the plundering of our assets abroad by foreign financial entities. We cannot forget that these characters used funds owned by the Republic to finance the formation of mercenary groups and promote terrorist attacks against the country. Enough of impunity, Guaido and his acolytes must go to jail and pay for the crimes committed against the Venezuelan people.
CUTV and FNLCT demand a firm hand with the Polar Group
They express their solidarity with the workers of Alimentos Polar Marigüitar, in Sucre.
The Frente Nacional de Lucha de la Clase Trabajadora (FNLCT) and the Central Unitaria de Trabajadores de Venezuela (CUTV), once again, pronounce themselves in class solidarity with the workers at the service of the companies of Grupo Polar, where thousands of direct and indirect dismissals have taken place, with the bosses repeatedly disobeying orders of reinstatement issued by the Labor Inspectorates and ratified by the Judiciary.
In particular, we express our categorical condemnation of the serious labor law violations that have been committed in a sustained manner since 2017 at Alimentos Polar Planta Marigüitar, located in the Bolívar Municipality of the State of Sucre. In that work entity, labor immovability has been violated with the unilateral decision and without just cause to suspend 85 male and female workers, in conditions of great deterioration, constituting such fact an indirect dismissal. In addition, the aforementioned company blatantly violates the Organic Law of Prevention, Conditions and Environment of Work (LOPCYMAT) by throwing workers with occupational diseases out of work, refusing to comply with its obligations towards these colleagues who suffer serious health problems as a result of the conditions in which they have been working for many years.
Consequently, we urge the authorities of the Ministry of Labor, INPSASEL, the Attorney General's Office and the Supreme Court of Justice to act with forcefulness and determination to bring about labor justice and force the monopolistic employer of Empresas Polar to respect the laws and the Constitution. Enough of impunity, enough of labor defenselessness.
On the other hand, we make a fraternal call to all the workers who are victims of the massive and repeated violations of labor rights committed by the Polar Group, to unite and fight in an organized manner, with absolute independence from the bosses and the State, which must be forcefully demanded not to be an accomplice of the aberrations of this abusive and fraudulent employer.
Tough hand with Lorenzo Mendoza and his delinquent managers! Reinstatement for all the dismissed workers of the different companies of the Polar Group!
The united working class will never be defeated!
CUTV Executive Committee
General Coordination of the FNLCT
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Saturday, October 24, 2020
By Jerry Dale
The Joe Sims’s leadership statement has great significance. “After the Election: Go Out and Make ‘em do it”. As co-chair of the CPUSA and former editor of the Party’s ideological Journal, Political Affairs, Sims’s opinion carries considerable weight.
Sims’ declaration is first and foremost, the statement that eliminates any issue that the current CPUSA has changed its ideological direction after claiming to have shed itself of the Webb fog. Sam Webb former CPUSA head is now safely where he has always been, well within the mainstream Democratic Party orbit.
He left a Party that may not be currently working in that orbit officially, as he is, but continues nonetheless to direct its members and affiliated groups to struggle within the Democratic Party guardrails, non-endorsement of official Democratic Party candidates not- withstanding.
As a self-proclaimed working-class Party, Sims offers no directions to its Labor Commission. Is there one? That should be a centerpiece.
Under Webb’s leadership trade union/labor clubs were disbanded into community clubs. Yes, indeed they were! So, a good guess would be, the CPUSA is still without organized working class/trade union leadership.
His reference to “collective bargaining “ (a part of the what CPUSA believes must be fought for) indicates the narrow role that the working class and trade unions should and must play in the Party. No revolutionary spirit here. That is a collaborationist perspective.
Not even mentioning the only international trade union federation that fights for workers and trade unions continues the Party’s unprincipled opposition to the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU). Hard to believe, but true.
Left blank on this issue moves Party union activists toward the AFL-CIO and its right-wing international federation the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC).
In Sims’ report there isn’t even a hint that Party collectives, in any lingo, should function as Communist collectives and formulate policies. While they may be fully individually independent, they function completely within the mainstream Parties and other Democratic Party orbit groups, like the DSA and Bernie Sanders groupings, and within their guardrails.
Going into these formations which have strict guardrails, without their own Organizational meetings, keeps the Webb mainstreaming policy fully intact. Most importantly It robs all peoples’ groups of real class-oriented strategies and tactics. There is a lot more to win than even the program of the DSA, regardless how much better it is than the DNC. Or Trump calling them all communists.
All that’s implied quite directly by Sims is to “get the Democrats to Do It”.
Where does the Party’s program, such as it is, come in? It’s still on the shelf with a profound Party history of Wm Z Foster and Henry Winston.
Everybody knows the DNC demanded and got a severely compromised Program for the 2020 election. Sanders, AOC and the DSA agreed. And even their Democratic Socialist programs were limited, especially on foreign policy. Everyone cringes when they mention Cuba, Russia, China, and every South American country which bears the brunt of US sanctions / boycotts and other forms of imperialism.
Medicare for All or Single Payer is NOT a NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE!!!! That Used to be the CPUSA position before they opportunistically cut it back to supporting Single-Payer.
In terms of world peace, the CPUSA gives minor lip service to anti-imperialist struggles. Sims doesn’t seem to find this important struggle in what his minions should fight for. Only when pushed and humiliated do they join with Code Pink, World Peace Council and the US peace Council. But usually only on a perfunctory manner. No mention of the Black Alliance for Peace BAP either! Too radical a proposition?
The failure to highlight the Black Lives Matter / pro-immigration demands that are guiding peoples’ movements is dizzying, let alone the frontal attack on women
The Joe Sims directional article which sounds the call to Party cadres and adherents continues the woeful centrist Webb direction of the 21st century.
The CPUSA is an independent Party in name only. But they will work entirely within the policy confines of the Democratic Party albeit with a healthier vocal left of center Democratic Socialist concepts, at least on some domestic issues.
The Party of Communists USA (PCUSA) offers a healthy independent communist approach to struggle and a future. We involve ourselves in all forms of struggle, but we also generate class oriented, anti-racist peoples’ solutions that mobilize. We engage in struggles with a clear viewpoint and engage front line activists in an open comradely non-sectarian manner. The Democratic Party is not our guidepost. Join us in the struggle for all-peoples’ unity and scientific socialism-communism.
Dare to Struggle
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