Receive classist and revolutionary greetings from the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV), as we call on your attention to offer you an explanation on the threat of illegalization that currently weighs on our Party for the fourth time during our 86 years of struggles.
In a statement, the Press Office of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) expresses its solidarity to the Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV) and denounces the threats by the National Electoral Council to exclude it from the elections:
"The KKE denounces in the most decisive way the threat of ban of the CP of Venezuela by the country's National Electoral Council, firmly standing by the side of the communists and will strengthen the efforts for the mass expression of the international solidarity.
The Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV) is going to challenge new
electoral authority rules in court this week which threaten to
exclude it from elections. During the weekend the party
denounced the new National Electoral Council (CNE) rules which
require parties to submit full membership lists for publication on
the authority’s website — or be deregistered and barred from
to the Communist Party of Venezuela the recent decision is based on a 1965
law, when the then bourgeois governments (including Romulo Betancourt's one) had unleashed numerous persecutions against members of the Communist Party which was outlawed. The General Secretary of PCV Oscar Figuera stated that the Party will seek an injuction from the Supreme Justice Tribunal against the rule of the National Electoral Council.
The Communist Party of Venezuela holds two seats in the opposition-controlled, 167-member National Assembly, and forms part of the Great Patriotic Pole bloc led by President Nicolas Maduro’s United Socialist Party.
KKE denounces the harmful for the Venezuelan people provocative plans
of creating tension that reactionary opposition forces are promoting,
through the dangerous call for “peaceful” seizure of Caracas on
These moves coincide with the escalation of the interventions against
Venezuela, both from the Organisation of American States and the
United States and the EU, such as the extention by the President of
the USA of the unaccaptable decree which targets Venezuela as a
threat against the US national security.
Venezuela and the Opportunist Theory of “21st Century Socialism”.
By Nikos Mottas.
Translated version of an article published on atexnos.gr.
Rapid developments have taken place in Venezuela during the last months.
From last December's electoral victory of the right-reactionary
opposition until the recent assassination of a retired Army
General, we have seen a series of events which lead to the
destabilization of Nicolas Maduro government. Eighteen years since the
rise of Hugo Chavez in power, in 1998, the “Bolivarian Revolution”
trembles dangerously, while the conservative opposition is on the
counter-attack and a number of external agents (US government, OAS
etc.) are variously trying to intervene in the country's internal
crisis in Venezuela has two sides: On the one hand, the government and
its people are facing a multidimensional attack from imperialist
centers which aim in exacerbating the situation to such extend so
that a possible (external) military intervention would be justified.
The attack on Venezuela must be examined as part of the broader framework
of inter-imperialist, inter-bourgeoisie contradictions and
antagonisms which- fostered by the US policy- are taking place in
Latin America. That comes out also as a result of the developments in
Brazil (the 7th largest economy worldwide) where the
inter-bourgeoisie confrontation and the scandal-mongering political
orgy led to the expulsion of President Roussef.
Message of the International Relations Department of the CC of KKE to the Communist Party of Venezuela.
Source: 902.gr. Translation: In Defense of Communism.
In a message to the Communist Party of Venezuela, the International Relations Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Greece points out the following:
To the Communist Party of Venezuela.
Central Committee, Caracas, Venezuela.
We express our internationalist solidarity to the working class and the popular strata of your country who are facing with the consequences of the capitalist economic crisis as well as the increasing aggressiveness of Imperialism and the reactionary forces.
KKE denounces every attempt of intervention in the domestic issues of Venezuela, such as the one which is manifested within the framework of the OAS (Organisation of American States), as well as the military provocations by the US and their allies, the open targeting by the US, NATO and the EU, alliances in which our country participates and fulfilling a negative role for the people.
In a published statement the Communist Party of Venezuela (Partido Comunista de Venezuela) expresses its greetings to the workers of Venezuela and the world on the occassion of the International Workers Day.
Among other things, PCV's statement points out: "As it happens historically, the working class and peoples of the world bear on their shoulders the burden of the crisis of the capitalist system in its imperialist phase, while the governments of the hegemonic powers, mainly the United States and the European Union, continue their offensive against the people and national liberation processes.Monopoly capital and the governments and institutions seek to serve out of the crisis of the system with more violence and greater social injustice. The class contradictions have been sharpened in all over the world, including particularly in Latin America".
The PCV accusses US Imperialism- as well as their collaborators in Latin American countries- for trying to restore the power of the monopolies, by supporting the implementation of neoliberal policies. For these plans, reformist petty-bourgeois parties have been a useful tool.
The Communist, Revolutionary and Workers Parties of the world, express our strong support and firm solidarity to the VENEZUELAN PEOPLE, the Government of the Constitutional President Nicolas Maduro Moros, the Communist Party of Venezuela, and the Committee of International Solidarity (COSI), member of the Executive Committee of the World Peace Council (WPC), victims of an abominable and new interventionist escalation by the US imperialism which means the prelude to a declaration of war.
The "Executive Order" was renewed on March 3rd, 2016 by the President of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama, which extends and expands the possible actions of the major State aggressor on sovereignty and self-determination of peoples, against the political and social process in Venezuela, in which a "national emergency" against an alleged "unusual and extraordinary threat to national security and foreign policy of the US" is declared.