More specifically, the joint statement reads:
Slander and threats against the Communist Party of Venezuela are unacceptable
The parties signing this Joint Statement have been firmly standing at the side of the people of Venezuela and have repeatedly denounced and condemned the imperialist aggression of the United States, the European Union, and their allies in Latin America against Venezuela and the coup attempt to overthrow the elected president Nicolás Maduro. For us, the denouncing and opposing to the imperialist attacks against the people of Venezuela and the peoples of the world are non-negotiable.
Based on the principles of Proletarian Internationalism, we maintain warm comradely relations with the Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV), which defends the interests of the working class and the working people of Venezuela both against the imperialists as well as the local capitalists that exploit the people and trample on their rights and thus it demands a revolutionary way out of the capitalist crisis in its country.
We defend the right of the Communist Party of Venezuela, based on its ideological, political and organizational independence, to distance itself from the ruling PSUV party, to stand for election on its own ballot, to criticize the government, and to oppose its policies, since the government imposes measures that affect the rights and achievements of the people.
Before the December 2020 elections, the PSUV launched an attempt to slander and exclude the PCV. Initially, an attempt was made to silence and conceal the candidacy of the PCV by excluding its voice from the public and private media. Attempts are now being made to blackmail the PCV into joining one of the two majority parliamentary groups (of the government or of the right-wing opposition) as a precondition to have the right to speak in the National Assembly. Recently, the attack on the PCV escalated when President Maduro repeatedly implied that the PCV was part of “the long arm of US imperialism”. Based on this slander, threats of anti-communist persecution, criminalization and repression of workers'-people's struggles and organizations are being launched.
This accusation is unacceptable and slanderous, as evidenced by the long course and the heroic struggles of the PCV against imperialism, for the rights of the Venezuelan people. We denounce any thought of persecution against the PCV and other organizations of the people's-revolutionary movement in Venezuela.
We reject any attempt to undermine the political rights of the PCV and the working class. In this sense, we demand that the government of President Nicolás Maduro stops the attacks and slander aimed at criminalizing the fair struggle of the PVC and the workers of Venezuela.
Our parties express once again their solidarity with the people of Venezuela, who are the victims of imperialist attacks and the anti-popular management of the capitalist crisis. We particularly express our support for the fair struggle of the Communist Party and the Communist Youth of Venezuela, which defend the interests of the working class and the people under all circumstances.
Solidarity with the Communist Party of Venezuela!
Proletarians of all countries unite!
- Communist Party of Albania
- Communist Party of Armenia
- Communist Party of Australia
- Party of Labour of Austria
- Progressive Tribune-Bahrain
- Communist Party of Bangladesh
- Communist Party of Belgium
- Brazilian Communist Party
- Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia
- Communist Party of Bulgaria
- Party of the Bulgarian Communists
- Communist Party in Denmark
- Communist Party of El Salvador
- German Communist Party
- Communist Party of Greece
- Hungarian Workers' Party
- Communist Party of Kurdistan-Iraq
- Socialist Movement of Kazakhstan
- Socialist Party of Latvia
- Communist Party of Luxembourg
- Communist Party of Malta
- Communist Party of Mexico
- New Communist Party of the Netherlands
- Communist Party of Pakistan
- Palestinian Peoples Party
- Paraguayan Communist Party
- Philippine Communist Party [PKP 1930]
- Romanian Socialist Party
- Russian Communist Workers Party
- Union of Communist Parties-CPSU
- Party Communists of Serbia
- Communist Party of the Workers of Spain
- Communist Party of the Peoples of Spain
- Sudanese Communist Party
- Syrian Communist Party
- Communist Party of Swaziland
- Communist Party of Turkey
- Communist Party of Ukraine
- Union of Communists of Ukraine
- Communist Party of Venezuela
- Union of Communists in Bulgaria
- Fronte Comunista (Italy)
The statement is open for further endorsements.