The Communist Party of Venezuela set a position on the call made by President Hugo Chávez to form the "5th Socialist International", saying that what the world needs is to unite progressive, revolutionaty and left political parties along with the movements and social organizations in a broad international front to articulate efforts and coordinate the struggle against imperialism.
For the Venezuelan Communists, the progress in organic bodies as was the International Workers Association (IWA) or First International, founded in London in 1864, the Social-democratic International or Second International in 1889 and the Communist International, founded in 1919 by initiative of Lenin and the Russian Communist Party (Bolshevik), which gathered the Communist Parties of various countries and was known as the Third International, was due to a process of political construction, ideological unity and common goals.
"We emphasize that our proposal made at the International Meeting of Left Parties in 2009, is to unite as many progressive, left and revolutionary political parties along with the vast range of social movements, unions, indigenous, workers of the culture that are for socialism or not but their actions and common purpose are to advance the struggle against the main enemy of the peoples, which is global imperialism, not only the American imperialism"27, said Pedro Eusse, member of the Politburo of the PCV.
In the frame of the international communist movement, where the PCV is active, we have been working for several years in building spaces for anti-imperialist articulation linking the efforts of the communist and workers parties in the struggle against a common enemy, such as the International Communist Seminar organized by the Workers' Party of Belgium since 1992, or the International Meetings of Communist and Workers' Parties started over a decade ago by the Communist Party of Greece.
"This is where we made our proposal to work for a Broad Anti-Imperialist Front at a global, continental and national levels that unites the struggle of all those who objectively are affected by the imperialist domination"28.
In September 2009, the communist and workers' parties met in Damascus, where the main debate was to link the struggle against imperialism, and the same thing happened recently in India, where the communist and workers' parties have a common denominator which is the Marxist-Leninist ideology whose space must be maintained and deepened, "... but the Anti-Imperialist Front we are proposing goes beyond, far beyond the Marxist parties"29.
The PCV defends that "we are aware that the struggle against imperialism is not only task of the Marxist-Leninists, but the vast democratic, popular and progressive social and political movement who needs greater strength in the struggle against imperialist domination"30.
The PCV proposes to constitute a collective working group for debate, joint elaboration, that evaluates the various proposals and aimed at advancing to a wide coordination body in the common struggle of political parties and social movements participating in its formation, "This can not be part of an imposition where we repeat past mistakes as the centers of leadership, which hurt the struggle of these international organizations mentioned above, and where the development, maturation and autonomy that the political parties have gained over more than one hundred years must also be treated and respected"31.
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1Lenin, “Imperialism, the highest stage of capitalism”, Selected Works, Vol. I, Progreso, Moscow, 1979, p. 751.
2Idem, p. 756.
3Federico Brito Figueroa, Contemporary Venezuela, colonnial country? Caracas, 1972, p 35.
4Tribuna Popular November, 23, http://www.pcv-venezuela.org/index.php?option=com_content&id=6045&itemid=1
5Thesis number 3 approved in the 13th Extraordinary Congress in March, 2007
6Paragraph 103 of the Programmatic Thesis approved by the 12th National Congress of the PCV, Caracas, 21-24 July, 2006.
7National Ideological Workshop of the PCV, Contribution to the debate on socialism in Venezuela, Institute Bolívar Marx, Caracas, 2008, p. 33.
8Paragraph 117 of thesis above mentioned.
9Tribuna Popular nº 173, February 2010, resolutions fo the 32nd Plennary Session of the CC held in January, 2010.
10National Ideological Workshop of the PCV, Contribution to the debate on socialism in Venezuela, Institute Bolívar Marx, Caracas, 2008, p. 33.
11Imperialism, highest stage…, op. cit., p. 687.
12V.Afanasiev, Foundings of scientific communism, Progreso, Moscow, 1977, p. 103.
13Paragraph 107 of the thesis above mentioned.
14Second paragraph of the political resolution of the 13th (Extraordinary) Congress held in 2007.
16Thesis 19 approved by our 13th Extraordinary Congress in 2007.
17Political Resolution of the 13th Extraordinary Congress, 2007
18Paragraph 102 of the thesis above mentioned.
19Political report of the 32nd Plennary Session of the CC, January 16-17, 2010.
20Sixth thesis adopted by our 13th Extraordinary Congress held in 2007.
21Statement of the 30th Plennary Session of our CC, June 6-7, 2009.
22Paragraph 114 of the thesis approved by our 12th Congress in 2006.
23Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, The Communist Manifesto, Bolivarian University of Venezuela, Caracas, 2006.
24Tribuna Popular number 151, July 17-30, 2009, p..5.
25National Ideological Workshop, p. 9.
26See information in http://www.psuv.org.ve/?q=node/7758
27Tribuna Popular November 23, http://www.pcv-venezuela.org/index.php?option=com_content&id=6045&itemid=1
28Tribuna Popular November 23, Idem
29Tribuna Popular November 23, Idem
30Tribuna Popular November 23, Idem
31Tribuna Popular November 23, Idem