Wednesday, April 5, 2017

A Post in the Militia of Peace. A call from Cuban Intellectuals and Artists

Due to the interventionist maneuvers that imperialism and its regional acolytes are currently trying to implement at the Organization of American States (OAS) to delegitimize the Bolivarian process, the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC) and the Association Hermanos Saiz (AHS), on behalf of the intellectual and artistic vanguard, express our solidarity with the Venezuelan people.

The international right is intent on pushing open the floodgates for foreign intervention and restore by force, against the will of the Venezuelan people, a submissive, violent, oppressive sellout regime.

Luis Almagro, Secretary General of the OAS, and his accomplices, aspire to break the constitutional order and overthrow the Bolivarian Government, which would throw Venezuelan society into chaos in order to roll back the social gains that it has achieved.

The revolutionary process of the Venezuelan people in securing their essential rights of independence, freedom, sovereignty, territorial integrity and self determination are an affront to their enemies. They could care less that Venezuela now has universal access to education and knowledge or they have access to a wide range of human developmental programs offered through the Mission Culture projects found in the neighborhoods and communities.

We are in agreement with the statements of the Network in Defense of Humanity, when they proclaimed, “we must respect the dignity of the people and we urge them to keep their heads held high. Now is not the time to allow the muddying of the water of progress, that is being besieged by an avalanche of media slander and smear campaigns, to prevail. It is however the time for unity, of struggle and for the final victory over the sinister designs of imperialism.”

At this crucial moment, Cuban writers and artists evoke the words of José Martí at a gathering of Caracas intellectuals on March 21, 1881; “thus, armed with love, I come to offer the children of Bolivar a post in the militia of peace.”

La Havana, April 3, 2017

Union of Writers and Artist of Cuba
Association Hermanos Saíz

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