Comuneras and Comuneros Successfully Complete Course on Method of Direction

Jhosy Coronado, El Maizal Commune

“Without revolutionary theory there is no revolutionary praxis.”
– Lenin

More than 20 community members from Lara, Mérida, Falcón and Apure successfully completed the course on Management Method organized by the School of Political, Ideological and Technical Formation of the Socialist Commune El Maizal.

In this process of knowledge socialization, the theoretical contributions made by revolutionaries such as Alfredo Maneiro, Karl Marx, Mao Zedong, Ernesto “Che” Guevara, Ho Chi Min, Martha Hernecker, among others, were studied.

The materials were provided by militants from organizations such as the Brazilian Movement of Landless Workers (MST), the Alexis Vive Patriotic Front, the Left Cultural Front, the Lara Producers Network, Women for Life, the March 5 Commune, among others; collectively analyzing theories about organization, base work, methods for analyzing the current situation, strategy, tactics, among other elements that will serve as a tool to deepen the organizational and productive processes that take place in each of the territories in which the participants are active.

“The importance of participating in this training course is to be able to get together and exchange territorial experiences to strengthen the communal movement and as a unitary platform to achieve our goals: The communal plan or nothing that the eternal commander left us”, declared Yasmely Carrero, member of the Comuna Agroecológica los Admirables 200 of Mérida, participant of the course. (Complete interview in:

In fact, one of the main objectives of this course was to contribute to the process of unity that different communes, collectives and other social organizations have been developing, in order to provide an coordinated and effective response from the grassroots to the difficulties that the Venezuelan people are facing in the framework of the capitalist crisis that humanity is undergoing, with its own particularities in our nation.

Simón Romero, member of the Socialist Commune El Maizal said about his experience in the course: “We came out strengthened with the study, the ideas and all the debates that we had to put them into practice in our territories and lead to the consolidation of what this national communal movement is, which is a task for everyone”. (Full interview at:

He also highlighted the pertinence of combining the days of study with sessions of voluntary work in which they guaranteed the operation of the camp with groups for cleaning, cooking, mysticism, among others; at the same time they contributed to the improvement of the infrastructure of the School and the Productive Unit that houses it through the repair of perimeter fences, the maintenance of common areas, the planting of more than 200 tomato plants, among other activities.

“We are looking for a training system to transform our bases and territories to promote a national communal movement prepared to defend the revolution in any terrain and in any circumstance,” declared Juan Fernández, member of the Pancha Vásquez de Elorza Commune, Apure State. (Complete interview at:

Fernandez added that one of the objectives they assume as a communal movement is “to transcend from a bourgeois state to a communal state in order to increase the participation of the people, who are the ones who sacrifice the martyrs for this revolution”.

Participating in this popular education meeting were the state of Lara la Comuna Sueño de un Gigante, Comuna Revolución en Huaka con Maduro, Comuna El Café de la Montaña 4F and Comuna Socialista El Maizal; from the state of Merida, the Comuna Che Guevara, Comuna India Caribay and Comuna Agroecológica Los Admirables 200; from the state of Falcón, the Comuna Arañero de Sabaneta and Comuna Batalla de Churuguara; while from the state of Apure, the Comuna Pancha Vásquez and the Comuna José Andrés Elorza.

The next training meeting organized by the School of Political, Ideological and Technical Training of El Maizal will be aimed at young people and will take place in the high Mirandinos.