Statement of the Socialist Party (Zambia) on the attempted coup in Venezuela.
The Mast, By Socialist Party Zambia | April 30, 2019. The Socialist Party in Zambia herewith condemns the on-going coup attempt against the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela.
Having failed over the years to kill the leadership and destroy the gains of the Bolivarian Revolution, the United States is now desperately turning to rogues in the army to do their dirty job. As it is to be expected, the greatest majority of the troops and all commanders are loyal to the people, the Constitution and their homeland. Commandante Nicholas Maduro is the undisputed constitutional President of Venezuela. It is grotesque that in the 21st Century a country still aims at enslaving other nations in order to plunder their wealth. The immense oil resources of Venezuela belong to the masses in that country.
The United States and European imperialist powers plus their representatives in Venezuela have plundered that country for centuries. The Bolivarian Revolution reversed that plunder and redistributed the wealth to its people. This is against the logic of capitalist plunder. This is the reason why today a coup is underway – to deny the Venezuelan masses their regained sovereignty and dignity.
The coup must be condemned in the strongest sense. It is highly destructive; it promotes violence and undemocratic values. All of the current United States policy toward Venezuela, including this attempted coup, are a direct and unceremonious interference in its internal affairs. It is hard to imagine a more monstrous example of interference in the internal affairs of another country.
But this is not new. They did it against Hugo Chavez in 2002. They did it to Kwame Nkrumah in Ghana, Patrice Lumumba in Congo, Salvador Allende in Chile and many others in Latin America and Africa. Our total support goes to the Bolivarian Revolution, the people of Venezuela and Comandante Nicholas Maduro.
Viva the Bolivarian Revolution of Venezuela!
Abash United States imperialism!
Issued by the Politburo
Socialist Party (Zambia)
April 30, 2019