Quito, July 27, 2001
RESOLUTIONS OF THE 5th INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR "PROBLEMS OF THE REVOLUTION IN LATIN AMERICA"!
RESOLUTION ON CUBA
The International Seminar "Problems of the Revolution in Latin America" stands in solidarity with the Cuban people, who are heroically defending their revolution and its achievements, and are forging ahead with its development by their exemplary effort. It condemns the criminal imperialist blockade, against which Cuba is fighting, resisting and rising up victoriously, defending its national independence.
Solidarity with the fraternal people of Cuba is an obligation for the workers, peoples, patriots and revolutionaries of Latin America and the world and our militant efforts should be devoted to that purpose.
RESOLUTION OF SUPPORT TO THE PALESTINIAN STRUGGLE
The political parties and organizations participating in the 5th International Seminar express our militant solidarity with the heroic Palestinian people and our full support to the national demands of the right to return and the creation of an independent State with its capital in Jerusalem.
We condemn the brutal aggression that the Zionist occupier, with the support of United States imperialism, is committing against the Palestinian people. We reaffirm our commitment to extend solidarity with Palestine in the conviction that the revolutionary and popular struggle that is developing in the framework of the second Intifada is succeeding in destroying the Zionist plan of total domination of the Palestinian territories and the new regional order pushed forward by the imperialists of the United States and Europe. The new Palestinian uprising has become a symbol of resistance to the humiliation the Arab people feel and suffer from, caused by the imperialist political, economic and military intervention.
The popular uprising in the Occupied Territories shows that the revolutionary struggle is the only road to confront the designs of imperialism in Middle East and Latin America.
RESOLUTION AGAINST THE FTAA
The 5th International Seminar, Problems of the Revolution in Latin America, denounces and opposes the attempt of the North American government to impose on our countries the so-called Free Trade Association of the Americas (FTAA). This plan of the imperialists is nothing other than another attempt to secure its domination, crushing our national sovereignty, increasing our dependency and trampling on the rights of our peoples.
Just as Plan Colombia is a plan for the military and political domination of the region, the FTAA is a means in the economic arena to increase the super-exploitation of our workers and to loot our resources.
The supposed "freedom" and "equality" between the US and our countries is a big lie under which impositions are concealed which, in the economic arena, the imperialists carry out against our national economies while taking all types of protectionist measures for their capital.
As long as imperialism exists there cannot be "Free Association" with the US. We are confronting the sell-out governments which are trying to force our peoples to kneel before the Yankees.
NO TO THE FTAA!
UNITY OF THE LATIN-AMERICAN PEOPLES AGAINST YANKEE IMPERIALISM!
SUPPORT THE ANTI-IMPERIALIST STRUGGLE IN GENOA
We denounce the brutal and criminal repression against the anti-imperialist movement which, in Europe and most recently in Italy, has dealt blows to thousands of demonstrators, with people being victimized, murdered, wounded and arrested.
We condemn energetically the repressive actions, the work of the reactionary government of Berlusconi, an ally of the imperialism of the United States of America; we demand the imprisonment of those responsible for these criminal acts.
THE 5th INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR "PROBLEMS OF THE REVOLUTION IN LATIN AMERICA."
1. That on February 17, 1999 there were cowardly assassinated in the city of Quito, Comrades Jaime Hurtado González, Pablo Tapia Farinango, the principal National Representative and alternate respectively, and Wellington Borja, Legislative Assistant; all members of the Democratic Popular Movement.
2. That this crime, by the form in which it was conceived, planned and executed; by the nature of the accused, all of them State functionaries, police in active service and undercover agents; as well as by the revolutionary militancy of the ones who were assassinated, constitutes an evident State crime, in which the repressive forces of Ecuador, the bourgeoisie and Yankee Imperialism through the CIA were involved.
3. That this crime was carried out in the course of an upsurge of the struggle of the peoples of Ecuador against the neo-liberal and corrupt government of Mahuad, which caused the political persecution of the leaders and members of the Democratic Popular Movement, not only in order to destroy it, but also to discourage the fight of the exploited and oppressed of this country.
4. That this crime still remains unpunished, precisely due to the lack of interest of the Ecuadorian State and their various organs in solving it; more so, by the obstacles that they have placed in the way of its investigation.
1. To condemn once again this detestable crime and to continue to denounce it before the national and international community.
2. To demand that the Ecuadorian State cease their indifferent attitude and instead adopt immediate and urgent measures for the punishment of the violators of human rights in this and all cases and allow sanctioning of those responsible.
3. To demand of the Ecuadorian government, full support for the Special Commission of Investigation, an agency created by the Ecuadorian government itself, at the demand of national and international public opinion to contribute to the solving of the case.
RESOLUTION CONDEMNING THE GENOCIDAL BOMBARDMENTS AND EMBARGO AGAINST THE PEOPLE OF IRAQ.
The revolutionary parties and organizations present at the 5th Seminar "Problems of the Revolution in Latin America":
1. Show their repudiation of the brutal military aggression of the United States and Great Britain against the people and nation of Iraq. The frequent bombardments have been carried out against the lives of the civilian population: children, women, the elderly and workers who are victims of that aggression and testimony to the genocide carried out by the imperialist countries, with the United States at their head during the Gulf War, and which has left hundreds of thousands of victims and has razed the country.
2. Condemn the trade embargo which deprives the people of Iraq of the technical and material resources that they need for the reconstruction of their country for which we demand its immediate lifting. This war of the imperialist monopolies and countries is aimed at forcing the country and people of Iraq to kneel down, to submit to the policy of "razed ground," it principally affects millions of human beings of the civilian population. In this attempt the imperialist policies have failed.
3. Denounce the bombardments and the embargo against Iraq as a crime against humanity and assume the responsibility to make clear to the workers and peoples of their respective countries the genocidal character of these actions.
4. We take up among our tasks the cause of the workers and people of Iraq. We are in solidarity with and fighters for the cessation of the bombardments and the embargo, we will work for those demands by all means.
RESOLUTION ON PLAN COLOMBIA
5th INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR "PROBLEMS OF THE REVOLUTION IN LATIN AMERICA"!
1. That the Plan Colombia, today expanded into the Andean regional initiative by the government of Bush and the US Congress, has become part of the Yankee strategy for the recolonization of Latin America. That its development shows the reactionary and warlike features of imperialism against national sovereignty, independence and self-determination of the peoples.
2. That the imperialist objective is to assure its hegemony in the region and to crush the struggles of the peoples who are facing super-exploitation, hunger and misery, caused by the application of such policies as neo-liberalism.
3. That the Andean initiative is a plan for war which threatens open military invasion, mainly in Colombia, and deepens the interference in the other countries of the area such as Ecuador, Brazil and Panama.
To condemn and oppose this new aggression against the peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean, whether called the Andean initiative or Plan Colombia.
To make a reality of proletarian internationalism and solidarity of the peoples, strengthening and supporting all the struggles of our peoples against imperialism and their lackey bourgeoisies in Latin America and the world.
The Participants in the 5th INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON PROBLEMS OF THE REVOLUTION IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN
Considering 1. - That the jails of Turkey are filled with thousands of political prisoners, revolutionaries and workers are fighting for freedom and against tyranny,
2. - That the Turkish government is brutally torturing the political prisoners, including the brutality of massacring them by burning them in their cells.
3. - That revolutionary prisoners are carrying out hunger strikes against their conditions of isolation, at a cost of more than 30 fighters killed in this battle.
4. - That the popular and workers press is repressed, censuring and closing democratic journals such as Yeni Evrensel (Universal News), which is today prevented from circulating in the country, and Gunluk Evrensel (Universal Daily), whose first number appeared on July 25, exactly on the 39th anniversary of the "abolition of censorship in Turkey" and was immediately declared illegal under false charges.
1. - To denounce the massacre of political prisoners in Turkey, the inhuman conditions of isolation and imprisonment and the permanent use of torture by the Turkish regime.
2. - To declare our solidarity with the revolutionary and popular fighters of Turkey, especially with those who are facing jails and repression.
3. – To declare our solidarity with the workers and popular press of Turkey, victims together with all the people of a repressive and famine-causing state maintained by NATO and imperialism.
4. - To demand that the Government of Turkey respect freedoms and fundamental human rights, and to demand an international rebuff to the reactionary government.
FREEDOM FOR THE POLITICAL PRISONERS
The Fifth International Seminar denounces before world public opinion the repressive actions carried out by various governments against the peoples and in particular against the revolutionary and popular leaders who are openly opposed to the imperialist policies which mean an increase in poverty, unemployment, lack of health care.
The threats, persecution, deprivation of liberty, torture, disappearances, assassinations and other violations of human rights, constitute a practice that seeks to legitimize all the anti-popular policies and measures of those governments.
We express our solidarity with the political prisoners of the various countries, arrested for carrying forward the struggle in defense of the interests of the workers and the peoples and for a better future, particularly with the political prisoners of Colombia, Peru, Mexico, Chile, Turkey, Palestine and the Philippines. We demand unconditional freedom for all political prisoners.
RESOLUTION ON ARGENTINA
The Argentine People are suffering the consequences of a more than 10-year-old policy of hunger and national betrayal. After having carried out to the letter all the measures of the international financial agencies, the country has begun to default on its payments, it has been cut off from foreign credits, the recession has already lasted more than three and a half years, there are 4.5 million unemployed and 15 million below the poverty line.
During the most ferocious social, economic and political crisis that Argentina has experienced, the government has placed the burden of the new economic adjustment measures on the backs of the people. De la Rua and Caballo, in order to be able to pay the illegitimate and fraudulent foreign debt, are calling for lower wages and pensions, which were frozen years ago, and are mostly wretched.
Instead of harming the interests of the landlords, large monopolies, privatized enterprises that bring great profits to their central offices, instead of making the corrupt looters of enterprises and large money-laundering banks pay, the government places the crisis on the workers and people.
We express our solidarity with the Argentinean people who are fighting in a sustained manner in the streets to confront these policies. We oppose the assassination of the workers in struggle by the gendarmes and police.
We demand the immediate freedom for Raúl Castells, Emilio Ali and the protestors of Salta and an end to the repression against the popular fighters.
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