CONCERNING THE EVENTS IN ECUADOR
Athens, October 3, 2010
The recent developments in Ecuador, with the popular protests against the neoliberal and unconstitutional arbitrary decisions of President Correa, are of particular interest.
We are sending this newsletter in order to respond to a disinformation campaign that takes place in relation to these developments, and the lack of full information accompanying it.
The majority of the media is talking of a coup against the “leftist” Rafael Correa, something that finds in agreement the bourgeois and “socialists” around the world, who are both condemning it. They are presenting the uprising of some police against their leadership and the army, and their joining the popular protests as a “coup!”
Nothing could be further from the truth. In the communication we had with the Marxist-Leninist Communist Party of Ecuador (PCMLE), which is participating in the National Assembly with elected MPs, we were informed that the Government of Correa, who rules against the wishes of the Assembly is trying to pass the reactionary measures in accordance with the reactionary Right through unconstitutional suppression, is attempting to impose its own explanations, to hide the facts, by putting together the theory of conspiracy, the coup “against the legitimate president.”
These claims can be confusing to the exterior, but not within Ecuador, where the people are upset with the anti-popular measures of Correa’s government Korea and is demanding their withdrawal.
The Movement for the Reorganization of the Communist Party of Greece 1918-55 salutes the protests of the working class and the peoples of Ecuador, supported by the fraternal PCMLE, and salutes its attitude towards the convening of a multi-ethnic assembly of all social organizations in Quito, Saturday, October 2 or within one week.
Democracy in Ecuador is endangered indeed – but not due to the working class, the people and the Left – but first and foremostly by the reactionary Right of Ecuadorthere and the U.S. imperialists, as well as the neo-liberal anti-popular measures that have kept the Native’s Movement and wide working and popular masses in the streets for a long time, which call for the measure’s non-implementation. These measures, have gained the support of the American imperialists, along with President Correa himself, whom the U.S. rushed to support.
The Ecuadorean people has a rich history in the struggle for freedom and has always defeated those who underestimated it.
Today, the people is waging a tough battle for independence and against the enemies of their fatherland.
It is neither the first nor the last battle, but in the end the people will win!
The Political Committee of Movement for the Reorganization of the Communist Party of Greece 1918-55