The Democratic Socialist Perspective offers its solidarity to the people of
We note the important statements by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez during his Alo Presidente TV show on September 10, with President Morales by his side, that Bolivia faces a campaign of destabilisation initiated by Washington against the elected government along the same lines that led to the failed US-backed coup in Venezuela in 2002 and the crippling bosses lock-out the same year. We welcome President Chavez's call, invoking the spirit of Che Guevara, for full support for
We note the evidence presented by US-Venezuelan lawyer Eva Golinger, as reported in the September 19 edition of Green Left Weekly, of funding by the
History provides stark lessons on the brutal nature of
We call for an end to US intervention into sovereign nations.
Powerful social movements in
We note the statement in the manifesto to the Bolivian people issued by a summit of Bolivian social organisations on September 10: The demand for a Constituent Assembly arose as a democratic and peaceful response by the working people, in the face of the genocide and massacres by the same ones who preferred to drown the homeland in blood or divide the country rather that lose their class and caste privileges. It is the threat to those privileges that lies behind the current campaign to overthrow the government.
We also note the inspiring resistance by the Bolivian people to the current offensive by the oligarchy, as seen in the mass, peaceful mobilisations by the oppressed in
We give such resistance to the attempts to destroy the process of change our full and unconditional support.
The process of change in
The current battle in
Defend Bolivian democracy! Viva Evo Morales! Viva the Latin American revolution!