In Venezuela, ¡They Shall Not Pass!

Leading Intellectuals Continue to Express Solidarity with the People and Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

Leading intellectuals from around the world have expressed their support for the leadership of the legitimate president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro Moros, who is carrying forward the late President Hugo Chávez’s revolutionary project, targeted in a media disinformation war notable for its sordid and unfair nature.

In response to the call in ¡THEY SHALL NOT PASS!, the Cuban Chapter of the Network in Defense of Humanity, personalities have expressed their criteria such as intellectual Frei Betto, who supported the peacekeeping efforts of Pope Francis in Venezuela and openly condemned the U.S. interference there as “criminal” have responded to the call from the Network in Defense of Humanity in Havana, to draw a firm line against such interference. The Mexican philosopher Fernando Buen Abad views this expression of solidarity as a “global responsibility” and has mentioned the active role of the OAS in undermining Venezuela. The young political scientist Arantxa Tirado also denounced the continued attacks from an “international rightwing determined to alter the political course of affairs,” as constitutionally determined by the Bolivarian electorate. Katu Arkonada, a young Basque intellectual, called the international campaign against Venezuela an act of aggression targeting Venezuelans who remain committed to the sovereignty, social justice and regional integration begun by Commandante Chávez.

Robert Fernández Retamar, the Cuban poet and writer commented, “When the extraordinary Hugo Chávez became Venezuela’s president at the end of the 20th century, Venezuela began a new era, one that followed the path set by Simón Bolívar, just as Fidel Castro had done with José Martí. It was a matter of continuing the task launched by the leaders of Our America, in order to renew that magnificent project in our time, the realization of which is an irrevocable duty.” Both Gerardo Hernández and Antonio Guerrero, two of the heroic Cuban Five who also belong to the Network in Defense of Humanity are emphasizing the failure of imperial policies and the disinformation campaigns that systematically manipulate public opinion regarding human rights, attack national sovereignty, and attempt to destabilize the society of fellow Venezuelans.

Numerous poets, writers, artists, international analysts, journalists, social and political activists have joined in supporting the Bolivarian Revolution.

Intellectuals like Frei Betto, who supported the peacekeeping efforts of Pope Francis in Venezuela and openly condemned the U.S. interference there as “criminal” have responded to the call from the Network in Defense of Humanity in Havana, to draw a firm line against such interference. The Mexican philosopher Fernando Buen Abad views this expression of solidarity as a “global responsibility” and has mentioned the active role of the OAS in undermining Venezuela. The young political scientist Arantxa Tirado also denounced the continued attacks from an “international rightwing determined to alter the political course of affairs,” as constitutionally determined by the Bolivarian electorate. Katu Arkonada, a young Basque intellectual, called the international campaign against Venezuela an act of aggression targeting Venezuelans who remain committed to the sovereignty, social justice and regional integration begun by Comandante Chávez.

Robert Fernández Retamar, the Cuban poet and writer commented, “When the extraordinary Hugo Chávez became Venezuela’s president at the end of the 20th century, Venezuela began a new era, one that followed the path set by Simón Bolívar, just as Fidel Castro had done with José Martí. It was a matter of continuing the task launched by the leaders of Our America, in order to renew that magnificent project in our time, the realization of which is an irrevocable duty.” Both Gerardo Hernández and Antonio Guerrero, two of the heroic Cuban Five who also belong to the Network in Defense of Humanity are emphasizing the failure of imperial policies and the disinformation campaigns that systematically manipulate public opinion regarding human rights, attack national sovereignty, and attempt to destabilize the society of fellow Venezuelans.

Numerous poets, writers, artists, international analysts, journalists, social and political activists have joined in supporting the Bolivarian Revolution such as Joao Pedro Stedile, Rev. Raúl Suárez, Hugo Moldiz, Fernando Rendón, Isabel Monal, Hildebrando Pérez Grande, Hernando Calvo Ospina, Guillermo Castro, Nayar López Castellanos, Carlos Fernández Liria, Osvaldo León, Chiqui Vicioso, Montserrat Ponsa, Irene León, Antonio Elías, Eva Golinger, Carlos Aznárez, Rafael Cancel Miranda, Gayle McLaughlin, Iñaki Gil de San Vicente, Alex Anfruns, Arnold August, Tim Anderson, Jorge Veraza, Carlos Molina, Bill Fletcher, Ilka Oliva Corado, among others that recognize the presidential ligitimacy of Nicolás Maduro and the important revolutionary chavista legacy that condemns the attempt coup practices of the internal opposition.

READ ALL OF THE INDIVIDUAL SOLIDARITY  STATEMENTS AT THIS LINK:
¡THEY SHALL NOT PASS!

Cuba-Network in Defense of Humanity. In defense of the truth and plurality information

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