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Afro-Venezuelans Against Right Wing Violence

posted 17 Apr 2013, 08:37 by Gerry Kangalee

COMMUNIQUE FROM THE AFRO-VENEZ​UELAN MOVEMENT AGAINST RACISM AND FASCISM


Tue, April 16, 2013

NO TO THE ADVANCE OF THE UNDEMOCRATIC, RACIST AND FASCIST VENEZUELAN FAR-RIGHT

We, Afrodescendants of this country meeting in the city of Caracas, express our condemnation of the rise of fascism and racism, led by Henríquez Capriles Randonski and leaders of the Venezuelan far right, in not accepting the results of the April 14 elections that led to the victory of the candidate of the Homeland Nicolas Maduro Moros.
Once again black communities gave their total support to our candidate Nicolas Maduro. From Ocoyta (Windward) to Bobures (South Lake), from Veroes (Yaracuy) to Osma (Vargas State), from the Valles del Tuy to San Juan de los Morros, from Paria to Carabobo, reaffirming our revolutionary commitment of the past fourteen years.

By attacking the symbols of social progress of the Bolivarian process including the CDI, the health care centers of Barrio Adentro Missions, MERCAL, and the offices of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), they are expressing the vilest and basest intentions of rolling back the gains made by the Venezuelan people during the fourteen years of the Bolivarian process led by President Chavez.

The losing candidate's refusal to accept the results of the April 14 election is proof of the undemocratic spirit which refuses to comply with the decision of the Venezuelan people to elect Nicolas Maduro as president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. A true democrat abides by the popular mandate. His refusal shows contempt of the people, an attitude that corresponds to his fascist, classist and racist character, an enemy of life and love.

We call on organized nuclei and to the people in general of Afro-Venezuelan and Afro-descendant communities across the country to defend the gains of the Bolivarian process and reject the fascist and racist aggression led by Primero Justicia, Alianza Bravo Pueblo, Democratic Action, COPEI and other members of the MUD.

At the same time we urge all the leaders of the Bolivarian process to involve themselves in community work, abandon bureaucratic positions, and to restructure the Venezuelan state in order to deepen and develop participatory democracy with three specific mandates: Efficiency of State , Fight against Corruption and Implementation of Micromisiones; as called for by President Chavez in October 2012.

Long live democracy, long live the Bolivarian Revolution!

For a country free from racism and fascist terrorism!

With Chavez always, Maduro is the President!

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