Statement from Anti-Imperialist Popular Revolutionary Unity (UPRA) as part of the Third National Meeting of Revolutionary Organizations (III ENOR)


Those attending the Third National Meeting of Revolutionary Organizations organized by Anti-Imperialist Popular Revolutionary Unity (UPRA), came to the following conclusions after a critical and self critical discussion of the current political moment:

1) The economic, political and social crisis caused by neo-liberal adjustments driven by right-wing governments under the tutelage of US imperialism and the open and shameless repression of the masses by the bourgeoisie in the 80s and 90s, led as a consequence to the rise of a progressive government in Venezuela which prompted various reforms within the bourgeois-democratic process, that although not aimed against private property and the capitalist mode of production, represented a breakthrough that allowed the workers, peasants, women, popular sectors and laborers generally to win some improvements from the capitalists, bringing civil and democratic liberties which could be used by the revolutionary forces to prepare for decisive battles against the bourgeoisie in the struggle for national liberation.

2) The revolutionary process has been led by sections of the petty bourgeoisie in a form presented as socialist, but in practice and content drowned in bourgeois and petty bourgeois bureaucracy as part of capitalist logic. This is how social democracy, reformism and opportunism generate mechanisms to embellish capitalism and turn the proletariat away from its historic goal, which is none other than the destruction of the capitalist system, the construction of socialism and progress towards the classless society.

In the period of the oil boom under President Hugo Rafael Chavez Frias it was possible to apply progressive reforms within which the proletariat was able to win political, economic and social rights, but now in the context of the crisis of capitalism definitely affecting our country, mainly with the low prices of raw materials (oil in our case) these conquests are affected, so the right has sought to regain power in different ways, violent and seemingly democratic, under the pressure of capitalist groups FEDECAMARAS , FEDEINDUSTRIA, CONSECOMERCIO, VENAMCHAM, ETC.

3) The alleged “break” with North American imperialism grouped in the US/EU block served to establish agreements with the opposing imperialist bloc: China-Russia, promoting the creation of joint ventures leaving a 40% stake in the hands of monopolies as Rosneft, Harvest, CNPC, Gazprom, Chevrom, Statoil etc. The newly created “special economic zones” where the bourgeoisie is exempt from payment of 100% of the income tax demonstrate how a section of the national government has been subservient to the interests of the bourgeoisie and the global financial oligarchy.

4) The bourgeois-democratic process in our country as an expression of the class struggle has entered a new period in which part of the political leadership has passed from the hands of the Social Democratic petty bourgeoisie, grouped in the ruling party (PSUV ) into the hands of the bourgeoisie, through their agents on the right, grouped in the “Democratic Unity Roundtable” coalition (MUD) today leading in the bourgeois parliament, and seeks to wrest away the conquests obtained by the proletariat and exploited masses in the heat of the class struggle which has developed historically in this country.

5) The revolutionary forces with the proletariat at the helm must conquer the political leadership of the masses, that is carry out a ruthless and determined struggle against the pro-imperialist bourgeoisie and petty-bourgeois reformist elements, with its various expressions, this means attracting to our side the majority of working people who today suffer the consequences of the capitalist crisis and bankruptcy of social democracy which has demonstrated its political inability to implement successful measures to overcome the economic crisis, but on the contrary, has opted for the path of reconciliation and hesitation.

6) The UPRA organizations must work tirelessly for the preparation of the working class and the different popular sectors, to assume forms of struggle appropriate to the further levels of confrontation which will certainly be present in the immediate future.

7) The consolidation and strengthening of UPRA as a Popular Front will allow the revolutionary forces to move from the defensive to the offensive against the pro-imperialist bourgeoisie and its most reactionary elements who today seek to capitalize on the discontent of the majority.

8) UPRA must defend the gains obtained during the long years of struggle of the revolutionary movement, as well as those won in the last 16 years, and likewise deepen the struggle for national liberation and socialism.

7) UPRA proposes in the current situation the momentum of a Popular Revolutionary Assembly in opposition to the bourgeois parliament and based in the Revolutionary Popular Power Councils on parish, municipal and state level, bringing together workers, peasants, women, organized popular sectors in communal councils, communes, revolutionary unions, and laborers in general, to achieve the destruction of the old state apparatus and its replacement by a new kind of state, the Popular Revolutionary State.

8) We call on the revolutionary organizations, progressive, democratic, anti-capitalist, anti-imperialist, anti-fascists from all over the country to join hands in promoting a great Popular Front as an organizational form that brings together the effective forces of various movements, groups, parties and democratic and revolutionary sectors such as communes, student, peasant and popular sectors.

For the Unity of the Popular Revolutionary Movement!

Let us strengthen the Popular Revolutionary Anti-Imperialist Unity!

Heading for the Second National Convention of the Revolutionary Left, in January 2016!


ENOR organizations attending the III-UPRA and signatories of this statement:

1. Frente de Izquierda Revolucionaria Müller Rojas

2. Movimiento Venezolano de Trabajadores Comunistas, (MVTC).

3. Movimiento autogestionario Comuneros de Venezuela.

4. Brigada Internacionalista de Solidaridad Activa, BRISA.

5. Movimiento de Mujeres Ana Soto.

6. Sindicato de Trabajadores de Industrias Maseca.

7. Sindicato Bolivariano de Trabajadores del Metal.

8. Consejo de Delegados y Delegadas de prevención del Estado Lara

9. Universidad Bolivariana de Trabajadores “Jesús Rivero”

10. Movimiento Gayones.

11. Movimiento de Abogados Revolucionarios al Socialismo. (MARS.)

12. Consejo de delegados y delegadas de prevención de Lácteos los Andes.

13. Fuerza Laboral.

14. Brigada Feminista Petrolera. (Intevep)

15. Corriente de Jóvenes Antifascistas Antiimperialista.( CJAA.)

16. Corriente Sindical Marxista-Leninista.

17. Frente Revolucionario José Leonardo Chirinos.

18. Movimiento Márquez Finol, COSOMA.

19. Movimiento de Educación para la Emancipación, (MEPE.)

20. Frente de Estudiantes Revolucionarios Socialistas, (FURS.)

21. Consejo Regional de delegados y delegadas por la Salud y la Vida, COREDESAVI-Miranda, Vargas y caracas.

22. Escuela de Formación Proletaria 1ro de Mayo.

23. Fundación Merco Sur, Fundamercosur.

24. Movimiento “Proletarios Unidos” del Estado Falcón.

25. Movimiento Social Estudiantil del Estado Anzoátegui.

26. Frente de Trabajadores de la Economía Popular. MOTED.

27. Movimiento Gayones del Campo.

28. Movimiento Nacional Comuneros del Valle de Tucutunemo.

29. Círculos Bolivarianos del estado Anzoátegui.

30. Centro de Formación e Investigación “Prof, Franklin Giménez”, (CEFI.)

31. Organización Bolivariana de Estudiantes, OBE.

32. Federación Venezolana de Estudiantes Universitarios.

33. Movimiento de trabajadores y trabajadoras socialista del agro(MTTSA)

34. Federación de Trabajadores de las Telecomunicaciones de Venezuela, FETRATEL

35. Frente de Pescadores de Miranda.

36. Comuna Lazos del Socialismo de Carora.

37. Grupo Excursionista Ecológico, Ambientalista Yaracuy, GREECAY.

38. Comuna Socialista Jorge Rodríguez Padre

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