Statement of Solidarity with the People of Venezuela

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

The WPC denounces and repudiates all attempts at imperialist interference in the internal affairs of Venezuela, including attempts to attack, subvert and remove the democratically elected Government.

We make this CALL against the background of the impending 6th of December 2015 Parliamentary Elections of Venezuela and the clear evidence that has emerged of an orchestrated and coordinated attack of reactionary external and domestic forces and elite to dilute the people’s will and determination.

The WPC expresses its solidarity with the anti-imperialist peace loving forces of Venezuela and supports the struggle of the people to become the real masters of their wealth and fortunes. We express our solidarity to the people fighting for their right to determine freely their destiny and future.

We acknowledge the progressive measures and achievements of the last 15 years for the people of Venezuela, as well as the challenges and the need to deepen the transformation process and confront the oligarchy and its power.

The Bolivarian Republic and the people of Venezuela have had to contend with a broad and open conspiracy involving the State Department of the US Government as well as of the European Union, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), USAID, the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), the Inter-American Press Association (IAPA) and its powerful Latin American media conglomerates, and the Venezuelan bourgeoisie and their "Opposition" political forces all these years.

This ongoing and implacable attack against the Bolivarian Revolution has been manifested in such abominable acts as the 2001 sabotage of the petroleum industry of Venezuela; the 2002 unsuccessful coup against then President Hugo Chavez; a 15 year campaign to engineer commodity shortages in Venezuela; the permanent propaganda war waged by the right-wing media; the 2014 La Salida (The Exit) campaign of orchestrated violent street protests; US President Obama officially declaring Venezuela to be a threat to the national security of the USA; the 2015 Operation Jericho attempt at a violent military coup against President Maduro; and the list goes on and on.

This criminal imperialist subversion of Venezuela must come to an end now!

World Peace Council

Athens 3rd November 2015