We assert the right of every organization to determine its internal direction and form, even within the framework or limitations imposed by the capitalist system or those they themselves assume. The government's intervention through the Supreme Court of Justice in a legal maneuver against the PCV (Communist Party of Venezuela) appears to aim at preventing their electoral participation with their party emblem and symbols, with the leadership elected in their last congress, and with a candidate who criticizes them. The Supreme Court is providing the new 'patriotic' PCV with all the structure needed to participate with candidates subservient to the government's plans, which does not want to tolerate any dissent from its left.
This is the last party recognized by the National Electoral Council that remained outside government control, apart from the parties representing the far-right and pro-imperialist opposition, regardless of their particular nuances.
We declare ourselves against any attack on class-based organizations and leaders, and we reject and denounce the government's policy of persecution against any just workers' and popular protests, accusing them of aiming to sabotage the country's economy when their demands revolve around rights, payment of debts, or improvements in their quality of life.
The government calls on foreign investors to get involved in the country's economy and offers them social control that does not disturb the interests of these capital entities. Meanwhile, it cancels all labor rights, from wages, trade union freedom, collective bargaining to the right to strike, and ends up worsening working and safety conditions. In particular, education and healthcare workers, in addition to violations of all their labor achievements, also suffer from conditions that hinder the provision of services to the community. For capitalism and its government, these services are a burden.
Lastly, as if that weren't enough, the government intensifies the criminalization of workers' and popular struggles in pursuit of its goal to impose "social peace" that benefits transnational corporations and their allies.
Within this context, it is the turn of the Communist Party of Venezuela. In 2020, the highest court intervened in the Patria Para Todos (PPT) and Tupamaros organizations, while denying legal status to other organizations, regardless of them meeting all the requirements, such as the Marea Socialista organization.
We reject the criminalization of struggles, persecution, threats, and deprivation of liberty against fighters, workers, and their class organizations. We call on all the workers and their allies, their class organizations, to unite in a front with a concrete action plan to confront the government's economic plan, which only means surrendering to investors and hunger for those who produce wealth.
For a worker and popular government, leading to the construction of socialism!
For the defense of all our demands and our political right to exercise class power!
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