Call for international anti–colonial, anti–imperialist summit
The peoples of Latin America have a proud history going back over 500 years, of opposing colonialism and fighting for the right of all peoples to live peacefully. US imperialism and its allies on the other hand have consistently attempted by many foul means such as espionage and blatant interference in the internal affairs of these countries, to install regimes which toe their line and permit them to continue not only the unbridled exploitation of the land and labour of each country but also use them as springboards for their strategic imperialist aims. In the process they have instigated many clashes and even wars among the Latin American peoples.
In recent times, the people of several Latin American countries have been successful in resisting the continued interference and have even brought to power governments which take consistent pro-people and anti-imperialist stands. This has happened for example in Venezuela and Bolivia and other countries in the region too. However, US imperialism and its allies persist in their belligerence towards these governments, barely hiding their desire to enforce “regime changes”. They have gone to the extent of even violating the international treaties and conventions that regulate the peaceful coexistence between countries.
On July 2, 2013, the governments of Spain, France, Italy and Portugal pushed this infringement to the most unacceptable limits by preventing the presidential plane carrying the head of state of Bolivia, Evo Morales Ayma, from even entering their airspace, on the instructions of the US. This was a blatant act of state terrorism, which was not only a serious threat to the life of the Bolivian president, but in fact an act of aggression against the very dignity of the Bolivian and Latin American peoples.
To defend the rights of all peoples and to call for full enforcement of the treaties and conventions that regulate the peaceful coexistence between states, a number of organisations in Bolivia and around, under the banner of the National Coordination for Change (CONALCAM) have called for an INTERNATIONAL SUMMIT OF THE PEOPLES FOR THE DEFENCE OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND FULL ENFORCEMENT OF INTERNATIONAL TREATIES AND CONVENTIONS THAT REGULATE COEXISTENCE AMONG STATES, which will take place on Wednesday, July 31; Thursday, August 1; and Friday, August 2, 2013, in Bolivia.
The program set forth for the convention includes firstly a discussion and analysis on the incident concerning the President of Bolivia, then a discussion on organising at a national and international level for coordinated action in the continent of America as well as an analysis of the effects and consequences of the presence of transnational corporations belonging to groups affiliated with imperialism, such as those from the United States, France and Spain, that operate in their territories. This international anti-imperialist and anti-colonialist event is to be coordinated between CONALCAM and the PACTO DE UNIDAD and is to conclude with a large closing gathering at the Viaduct of Blanco Galindo.
Mazdoor Ekta Lehar hails the holding of this international convention as a fitting response to the blatant act of state terrorism of the governments of Spain, France, Italy and Portugal acting at the behest of the US imperialists. It will go a long way to further strengthen the resolve of the valiant Latin American peoples to combat imperialist interference in the affairs of their countries and also strengthen the resolve of peoples all over the world to demand the consistent implementation of the international treaties and conventions that regulate the peaceful coexistence between countries.