Caracas, Jun 24, 2017, Tribuna Popular: On Saturday, June 24, during its XV National Congress, the Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV) held a Special Commemorative Session on the Great October Socialist Revolution, in the vicinity of the Teatro Cantaclaro.
The 46 international delegates attending from communist and workers’ parties around the world, from three continents, expressed their solidarity with the Venezuelan people and their communist party, the PCV.
Jorge Gómez, member of the Central Committee of the Colombian Communist Party, stated that “the centenary of the Bolshevik Revolution should serve as an example and guide in our struggle and work on behalf of the people and the most humble and exploited. In Venezuela and Colombia transcendental battles have taken place, such as the Battle of Carabobo, in defense of the interests of the people and sovereignty against imperialism.”
Through Mohamed Daha, ambassador of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, the Frente Polisario denounced the siege and aggression suffered by the Venezuelan people. “We are grateful for the solidarity received from Venezuela by the Saharawi people in our struggle for freedom. No one in the world is allowed to decide for the Venezuelans. For the peace, unity and progress of Venezuela, only the Venezuelan people can and should direct their destinies.”
For his part, Carolus Wimmer, Secretary of International Relations of the PCV, warned: “The October Socialist Revolution is not a closed episode. It is not the end of the story. The centenary arrives amidst a full counter-offensive of imperialism; however, the class struggle inevitably leads to the dictatorship of the proletariat.”
Translated by Greg Butterfield