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Statement in Solidarity with Activists and Victims in Charlottesville

from the National Committee of Solidarity
August 14, 2017

We express our deepest sympathy and solidarity with the brave protestors--including comrades in the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), and International Socialist Organization (ISO)--who fell victim to an act of white supremacist terror in Charlottesville, VA this weekend. We are heartbroken and angry to learn of the murder of Heather Heyer, and more determined than ever to continue fighting.

While President Trump equivocates with statements about "violence on many sides" in Charlottesville, we stand unequivocally on the side of the anti-fascist activists who, refusing to allow the neo-Nazi demonstration to proceed unchallenged, outmobilized and outnumbered the white supremacists with their own mass counterdemonstration on the morning of August 12. We encourage comrades to join local actions in solidarity with the victims of Charlottesville and to seek opportunities to build or support local coalitions to resist the far right, both in the streets and in our community organizing.

As socialists, we believe that building a broad, diverse, mass movement against racism is key to defeating the far right. We cannot rely on the neoliberal center, and certainly not the police or other forces of "law and order" with their roots in centuries of white supremacist violence, to contain this threat...

On the Crisis in Venezuela

a statement from Anticapitalistas
August 6, 2017

In the face of the political crisis in Venezuela, as anti-capitalists, we declare that:

1) We reject the offensive by the opposition against the Bolivarian government. The Venezuelan opposition is led by profoundly antidemocratic sectors, tied to the dominant class. These sectors are preparing an authoritarian reaction against the gains of the Bolivarian revolution, even if some of these gains have been watered down by the crisis in the country. The opposition has not hesitated in resorting to attacking, burning, and assassinating vulnerable citizens in recent years, and have escalated their methods to hijacking helicopters and the use of firearms.

While this offensive is nothing new, it is framed in a context of coups, whether soft or authoritarian in character, in different countries in Latin America, such as the cases of Brazil, Honduras, and Paraguay, which have been met with passive complicity by foreign governments and the international press. The immediate consequence of those coups has been a heavy handed repression of activists and the poor. In this case we see that same complicity and masking of the Venezuelan opposition's violent nature. If the political destabilization gets its way of mounting a coup, as some in the opposition seek for Venezuela, we very much fear that they will use the same cruelty and viciousness against the leftist activists and the population in the poorest neighborhoods in cities across Venezuela...

August 14, 2017
from the National Committee of Solidarity
We express our deepest sympathy and solidarity with the brave protestors--including comrades in the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), and International...
August 6, 2017
a statement from Anticapitalistas
In the face of the political crisis in Venezuela, as anti-capitalists, we declare that:
1) We reject the offensive by the opposition against the Bolivarian government. The Venezuelan opposition is led...

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