Sunday, June 26, 2016

Costas Lapavitsas grasps the central class contradiction in UK Brexit - Also why Left should not be bourgeois cosmopolitan but proletarian internationalist



Democracy and Class Struggle says Costas Lapavitsas is NOT a Yanis Varoufakis  and has sensible thoughts on the crisis that Brexit brings and its implications for the Left in UK..

He does not insult the working people of UK like other bourgeois leftists and the ruling class but struggles to understand the situation in Greece and in this interview on the UK gives his analysis which we appreciate of the Post EU world.


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Combatir el Liberalismo - No a la Unión Europea neoliberal





Ante el referendum que se va a celebrar mañana 23 de junio en Reino Unido para decidir la salida o permanencia en la Unión Europea, la Red de Blogs Comunistas ha traducido el artículo del camarada Nick Glais, en su blog Democracy and Class Struggle, en el que se analizan las posibles opciones y se pide a la clase trabajadora galesa el No a la permanencia en la Unión Europea, imposible de reformar  aunque los socialdemócratas intenten hacerlo creer con sus cantos de sirena.

En definitiva, se concluye, en resumen, lo siguiente:

"(A) Nuestra posición de clase no es solamente oponerse al Estado neoliberal europeo, sino que hay que romperlo.

(B) Nuestra posición sobre la cuestión nacional es la de desenmascarar al nacionalismo británico y apoyar la autodeterminación y democracia para todos los pueblos de estas islas.

(C) Teniendo en cuenta que la clase capitalista en las Islas Británicas, y en particular sus capitalistas financieros, están divididos sobre la cuestión Brexit, debemos explotar las divisiones y no unirnos con ellos en ninguna circunstancia.

Ambas facciones son nuestras enemigas y son contrarias a los intereses de los trabajadores de estas islas.

Hay que llamar a la destrucción del Estado británico, al igual que hacemos un llamamiento a romper el superestado europeo, ya que ambos representan a nuestros enemigos de clase".


Combatir el Liberalismo - No a la Unión Europea neoliberal por Nickglais

"Las personas que son liberales consideran los principios del marxismo como dogmas abstractos. Aprueban el marxismo, sin embargo no están dispuestos a practicarlo o a desarrollarlo en su totalidad; no están preparados para sustituir su liberalismo por el marxismo. Estas personas tienen su marxismo, pero también tienen su liberalismo, hablan sobre marxismo, sin embargo, practican el liberalismo"

Mao Zedong – Combatir el Liberalismo

El debate en el Reino Unido sobre la Unión Europea y el Brexit revela una profunda brecha entre liberales-socialdemócratas y marxistas revolucionarios, tanto sobre las cuestiones de clase como  las nacionales que surgen alrededor de la cuestión del Brexit del Reino Unido.

Todo el proyecto de la Unión Europea desde su creación se basa en un compromiso con el liberalismo de libre mercado y, más recientemente, con el neoliberalismo.

La UE tuvo un pequeño desvío hace unas décadas, cuando Jacques Delors habló de una Europa Social, pero que terminó tan pronto como empezó Delors siendo el responsable de la introducción de la privatización neoliberal en la vida política francesa.

El socialismo como idea es contrario al mercado común y la ideología de mercado que es fundamental para el proyecto europeo, si la ideología se expresa en la Comisión Europea, el Tribunal de Justicia Europeo o el Banco Central Europeo.

Los derechos internacionales del trabajo fueron establecidos por la lucha de clases combativa codificada por la Organización Internacional del Trabajo de las Naciones Unidas.

La Unión Europea ha producido recientes sentencias de derechos laborales contra la clase trabajadora pronunciados en el Tribunal de Justicia Europeo, en conflicto con la Organización Internacional del Trabajo de las Naciones Unidas.

El Tribunal Europeo de Derechos Humanos, que no es una organización de la UE, pero está organizado por el Consejo de Europa, está también en conflicto con el Tribunal Europeo de Justicia neoliberal acerca de los derechos humanos.

Es claro incluso para los ciegos, que clase está representada en las instituciones de la UE después de años de práctica liberal y neoliberal.

¿Entonces por qué la errática marxista? (Liberal socialdemócrata) Yanis Varoufakis dice en su entrevista con Owen Jones ¡que le gusta el liberalismo de Marx! y no su ciencia, estando de acuerdo con Paul Mason y, por supuesto, con el nuevo giro de ciento ochenta grados de Jeremy Corbyn para anunciar el deseo de una Unión Europea reformada.

No se trata de una institución reformable y sólo los liberales propagan la gran mentira reformista sobre la Unión Europea.

Se trata de una burocracia altamente estructurada, donde la Comisión Europea decide lo que se legisla, no el Parlamento Europeo. Es burocracia, no democracia.

No se puede razonar fuera del camino Varoufakis.

Desde el punto de vista de clase, necesitamos aplastar a la Unión Europea neoliberal y a la clase que representa en Europa, y liberar a nuestra clase de su austeridad y de sus restricciones legales.

Ahora llegamos a la cuestión nacional y de la Unión Europea.

No debemos apoyar a los nacionalistas británicos como Nigel Farage, George Galloway y la escoria de los tories proBrexit, como Boris, el bastardo, o Ian Duncan Smith.

Debemos desenmascarar al nacionalismo británico y defender la democracia para todas las naciones de las Islas Británicas: Escocia, Inglaterra, Gales, Kernow y Manxx, debemos llamar a la autodeterminación democrática hasta, e incluyendo, la separación del Estado británico.

También hay que señalar que la oposición tory no representa una burguesía nacional británica con la que nos podamos aliar- es una facción de los capitalistas financieros que desean menos regulación de los bancos y de la City de Londres, representados por el embaucador Boris, el Bastardo.

Las contradicciones dentro de la clase capitalista financiera de la City de Londres, con Osborne representando una facción junto con Cameron y Boris el Bastardo y la escoria de la City, Farage en representación de la otra, deben ser bienvenidas: debemos estudiar y exponer sus peleas intestinas.

No puede haber una plataforma conjunta entre nuestra clase y el enemigo de la nación en el Reino Unido, o con la izquierda que da cobertura a las posiciones antiUE de Boris y de Farage, que es precisamente lo que Galloway está proporcionando, incluso afirmando que Farage no es racista.

Por lo tanto, y en resumen:

(A) Nuestra posición de clase no es solamente oponerse al Estado neoliberal europeo, sino que hay que romperlo.

(B) Nuestra posición sobre la cuestión nacional es la de desenmascarar al nacionalismo británico y apoyar la autodeterminación y democracia para todos los pueblos de estas islas.

(C) Teniendo en cuenta que la clase capitalista en las Islas Británicas, y en particular sus capitalistas financieros, están divididos sobre la cuestión Brexit, debemos explotar las divisiones y no unirnos con ellos en ninguna circunstancia.

Ambas facciones son nuestras enemigas y son contrarias a los intereses de los trabajadores de estas islas.

Hay que llamar a la destrucción del Estado británico, al igual que hacemos un llamamiento a romper el superestado europeo, ya que ambos representan a nuestros enemigos de clase.

Ya que hemos celebrado el cumpleaños de Lenin el 22 de abril, echemos un vistazo a la pregunta que le plantearon en 1915 en su polémica con Trotsky, que apoyaba la consigna de los Estados Unidos de Europa, y su relevancia en la actualidad.

Lenin escribió:

"Por supuesto, los acuerdos temporales son posibles entre los capitalistas y entre los estados. En este sentido, un Estados Unidos de Europa es posible como un acuerdo entre los capitalistas europeos... pero ¿para qué?"

La respuesta de Lenin fue:

"Sólo con el propósito de suprimir de manera conjunta el socialismo en Europa, de proteger de manera conjunta el botín colonial contra Japón y Estados Unidos, que han sido poco favorecidos en la presente partición de las colonias"

Trotsky no estaba de acuerdo con Lenin en 1915 y nuevamente discrepó con él en 1923.

"Estados Unidos de Europa", es una consigna que en todos los aspectos corresponde con el lema "! Para los Trabajadores! (o “Trabajadores y Campesinos, Gobierno". (Matices de Varoufakis y Owen Jones).

La historia tiene una forma de clarificar el pasado, así como el presente; el camino de Lenin y la revolución antiimperialista, o el camino de Trotsky y la ciénaga revisionista y el liberalismo,

VOTAD NO - VOTAD CONTRA LA UNIÓN EUROPEA IMPERIALISTA

EL SUPERESTADO EUROPEO CAPITALISTA Y EL ESTADO CAPITALISTA BRITÁNICO
SON ENEMIGOS DEL PUEBLO TRABAJADOR

DESTRUIR EL CAPITALISMO - CONSTRUIR EL SOCIALISMO

http://democracyandclasstruggle.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/vote-no-la-union-europea-el-23-de-junio.html

Vote no a la Unión Europea el 23 de junio rechazo al Boicot o al abstencionismo.


http://democracyandclasstruggle.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/vote-no-la-union-europea-el-23-de-junio.html

India : Untold Prison Stories - An Evening with Dr GN Saibaba






Brexit: Rich British Indians voted for ‘remain’; the less well-off went for ‘leave






For rich and high-profile British Indians, Brexit was a shock.

With a few exceptions, Conservative Minister Priti Patel and NR Narayana Murthy's son-in-law and Conservative MP Rishi Sunak among them, the elite among British Indians had openly batted for 'Brexin'.

But in a replay of class divisions on Brexit in rest of Britain, the Indian Workers' Association had voted for 'leave', and so did less well-off and more recent Indian immigrants, who resented 'favours' granted to EU migrants.

For Bangladeshi Workers against EU see link below

http://democracyandclasstruggle.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/mr-abed-ali-abeed-convenor-bangladeshi.html


Saturday, June 25, 2016

Vote no a la Unión Europea el 23 de junio rechazo al Boicot o al abstencionismo.



Compañeros de práctica revolucionaria han publicado una visión esencialmente boycotista o abstencionista del referéndum europeo del Reino Unido, con el cual la Democracia y la lucha de clases esta en profundo desacuerdo por las siguientes razones

1. Se confunde el referéndum, que es la democracia directa con la fachada de la Democracia Parlamentaria representativa burguesa - los votos populares en Europa a traves de diferentes consultas de la UE han sido ignorados por la burocracia de la UE e incluso hay planes de hacer caso omiso de éste mediante el bloqueo de la salida de la UE a través del Parlamento si la gente vota no el 23 de julio.

Estos votos del referéndum expresan la voluntad popular en contra de la burocracia de la UE y exponen la profunda falta de democracia en Europa.

2. Se confunde el apoyo de Marx para el libre comercio en el siglo 19 con el "libre comercio" en el sistema capitalista imperialista Monopolico de hoy.

Marx en su polémica con Proudhon demostró su oposición a la "libre" compenencia y el libre mercado y la emulación apoyado contra la libre competencia del mercado.

También la forma en la que la concentración y centralización del capital avanzan no es un proceso mecánico como en el documento práctica revolucionaria debajo del cual la Segunda Internacional y reformistas creían - pero altamente contradictoria y dialéctica con los choques económicos, como en 1929-1931 y 2008, cuando la clase y las contradicciones contradicciones salen a la luz ..

En la década de 1930 el fascismo fue derrotado por la combinación de la lucha nacional y de clase y Mao y Dimitrov fueron exponentes de la dialéctica de clases y la lucha nacional para derrotar el fascismo y deberíamos aprender de ellos hoy en día en las nuevas luchas anti conservadoras liberales en Europa.

Haciendo caso omiso de sus contribuciones revolucionarias en la lucha nacional y de clase nos desarmará en la lucha que se avecina.

3.En la cuestión nacional la línea de este artículo no es leninista, pero luxemburguista y anti nacional y no aprecia las ideas de Lenin, Stalin, Dimitrov y Mao sobre la manera de combinar las luchas nacionales que son esencialmente las luchas por el control local y la democracia, con la la lucha de clases por el socialismo.

Se falla por completo en comprender las implicaciones para el Estado británico sobre la cuestión nacional en el Norte de Irlanda y Escocia y Gales como consecuencia de un No hay votos - que adopta la idea pueril de la RCPUSA de que el nacionalismo es el nacionalismo y no entiende o aprecia la combinación de las contradicciones nacionales y de clase que pueden conducir a la destrucción del Estado británico.

4. Sin embargo estamos de acuerdo con muchas de las críticas de la praxis revolucionaria de la oposición de izquierda a la UE.

La izquierda británica tiene una concepción cosmopolita del mundo como resultante del imperialismo británico globalita, que la Praxis Revolucionaria Praxis que desafortunadamente comparte y no ve la democracia en las reivindicaciones nacionales de los pueblos del Norte de Irlanda, Escocia y Gales y las personas de Kernow y Manxx, y las amenazas que estas demandas representan al Estado británico en este referéndum del 23 de junio.

Nosotros, en la Democracia y la lucha de clases (Democracy and Class Struggle) estamos en oposición al Estado británico como el Súper Estado europeo y creemos que es nuestro deber revolucionario para explotar las contradicciones entre el Estado de la UE y los Estados del Reino Unido y las contradicciones dentro de Estado británico y el Partido Conservador para provocar una crisis constitucional el 23 de junio - mientras que los compañeros de práctica revolucionaria quieren sentarse en el banquillo de abstencionismo y boicotismo.

VOTE PARA DEJAR LA UE el 23 de junio - POR LA LIBERACION NACIONAL Y SOCIAL PULVERISEN LA UNIÓN EUROPEA Y EL ESTADO UNIONISTA BRITANICO.


http://reddeblogscomunistas.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/combatir-el-liberalismo-no-la-union_22.html

The UK EU Referendum - Its Terrible - its Fine



In 1927 Comrade Mao Zedong in his Study of the Peasant Movement in Hunan showed the complexities of real life struggle of the peasantry of China and how the City elites and bourgeois liberals and even so called revolutionaries were repelled by peasant class actions which they called terrible.

In 2016 the struggle of working class proletarians is just as complex as peasant proletarians and some racist manifestations of proletarian struggle repel us - but what we need to do is to grasp this struggle at a deeper class level and not superficial manifestations - this is especially so on the great proletarian struggle against the EU and its neo liberal institutions which is Fine.

We are comparing handling of class contradictions and not actual situation in 1927 China with 2016 Europe.

If you live with and love the proletarian class you will know their strengths and weakness - if they are lumpen's you will treat them as mistaken brothers and sisters and correct them.

The class struggle against austerity is driving our brothers and sisters against the EU and the racism is subsidiary - there is also liberal racism in the pro EU camp of Fortress Europe which is blindly ignored on the Left.

The UK Exit from the European Union has caused great confusion with the terrible coming loudest from metropolitan bourgeois elites in London and its fine from angry proletarians in the regions.


Let us remind ourselves what Mao said about Chinese Peasantry in 1927 :

"From the middle social strata upwards to the Kuomintang right-wingers, there was not a single person who did not sum up the whole business in the phrase, "It's terrible!" Under the impact of the views of the "It's terrible!" school then flooding the city, even quite revolutionary minded people became down-hearted as they pictured the events in the countryside in their mind's eye; and they were unable to deny the word "terrible". Even quite progressive people said, "Though terrible, it is inevitable in a revolution." In short, nobody could altogether deny the word "terrible".


How did Mao sum things up :

"Most critics of the peasant associations allege that they have done a great many bad things.

I have already pointed out that the peasants' attack on the local tyrants and evil gentry is entirely revolutionary behaviour and in no way blameworthy.


The peasants have done a great many things, and in order to answer people's criticism we must closely examine all their activities, one by one, to see what they have actually done"

When dealing with the working class proletarian struggle against the European Union we should study and think deeply about Comrade Mao's comments and carry out much more concrete analysis of the working class and its political psychology instead of abusing it has some Leftists are doing in the wake of the UK exit vote from EU.

SEE ALSO:

http://democracyandclasstruggle.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/smash-european-union-great-disorder.html

http://democracyandclasstruggle.blogspot.co.uk/2016/04/combat-liberalism-no-to-the-neo-liberal.html

Why the British said No to Europe by John Pilger




25 June 2016

The majority vote by Britons to leave the European Union was an act of raw democracy.

Millions of ordinary people refused to be bullied, intimidated and dismissed with open contempt by their presumed betters in the major parties, the leaders of the business and banking oligarchy and the media.

This was, in great part, a vote by those angered and demoralised by the sheer arrogance of the apologists for the "remain" campaign and the dismemberment of a socially just civil life in Britain.

The last bastion of the historic reforms of 1945, the National Health Service, has been so subverted by Tory and Labour-supported privateers it is fighting for its life.

A forewarning came when the Treasurer, George Osborne, the embodiment of both Britain's ancient regime and the banking mafia in Europe, threatened to cut £30 billion from public services if people voted the wrong way; it was blackmail on a shocking scale.

Immigration was exploited in the campaign with consummate cynicism, not only by populist politicians from the lunar right, but by Labour politicians drawing on their own venerable tradition of promoting and nurturing racism, a symptom of corruption not at the bottom but at the top.

The reason millions of refugees have fled the Middle East - first Iraq, now Syria - are the invasions and imperial mayhem of Britain, the United States, France, the European Union and Nato.

Before that, there was the wilful destruction of Yugoslavia. Before that, there was the theft of Palestine and the imposition of Israel.

The pith helmets may have long gone, but the blood has never dried.

A nineteenth century contempt for countries and peoples, depending on their degree of colonial usefulness, remains a centrepiece of modern "globalisation", with its perverse socialism for the rich and capitalism for the poor: its freedom for capital and denial of freedom to labour; its perfidious politicians and politicised civil servants.

All this has now come home to Europe, enriching the likes of Tony Blair and impoverishing and disempowering millions. On 23 June, the British said no more.

The most effective propagandists of the "European ideal" have not been the far right, but an insufferably patrician class for whom metropolitan London is the United Kingdom. 

Its leading members see themselves as liberal, enlightened, cultivated tribunes of the 21st century zeitgeist, even "cool".

What they really are is a bourgeoisie with insatiable consumerist tastes and ancient instincts of their own superiority. 

In their house paper, the Guardian, they have gloated, day after day, at those who would even consider the EU profoundly undemocratic, a source of social injustice and a virulent extremism known as "neoliberalism".

The aim of this extremism is to install a permanent, capitalist theocracy that ensures a two-thirds society, with the majority divided and indebted, managed by a corporate class, and a permanent working poor.

In Britain today, 63 per cent of poor children grow up in families where one member is working. For them, the trap has closed. More than 600,000 residents of Britain's second city, Greater Manchester, are, reports a study, "experiencing the effects of extreme poverty" and 1.6 million are slipping into penury.

Little of this social catastrophe is acknowledged in the bourgeois controlled media, notably the Oxbridge dominated BBC.

During the referendum campaign, almost no insightful analysis was allowed to intrude upon the clichéd hysteria about "leaving Europe", as if Britain was about to be towed in hostile currents somewhere north of Iceland.

On the morning after the vote, a BBC radio reporter welcomed politicians to his studio as old chums. "Well," he said to "Lord" Peter Mandelson, the disgraced architect of Blairism, "why do these people want it so badly?" The "these people" are the majority of Britons.

The wealthy war criminal Tony Blair remains a hero of the Mandelson "European" class, though few will say so these days. The Guardian once described Blair as "mystical" and has been true to his "project" of rapacious war.

The day after the vote, the columnist Martin Kettle offered a Brechtian solution to the misuse of democracy by the masses. "Now surely we can agree referendums are bad for Britain", said the headline over his full-page piece.

The "we" was unexplained but understood - just as "these people" is understood. "The referendum has conferred less legitimacy on politics, not more," wrote Kettle. " ... the verdict on referendums should be a ruthless one. Never again."

The kind of ruthlessness Kettle longs is found in Greece, a country now airbrushed. There, they had a referendum and the result was ignored.

Like the Labour Party in Britain, the leaders of the Syriza government in Athens are the products of an affluent, highly privileged, educated middle class, groomed in the fakery and  political treachery of post-modernism. 

The Greek people courageously used the referendum to demand their government sought "better terms" with a venal status in Brussels that was crushing the life out of their country. They were betrayed, as the British would have been betrayed.

On Friday, the Labour Party leader, Jeremy Corbyn, was asked by the BBC if he would pay tribute to the departed Cameron, his comrade in the "remain" campaign. Corbyn fulsomely praised Cameron's "dignity" and noted his backing for gay marriage and his apology to the Irish families of the dead of Bloody Sunday.

He said nothing about Cameron's divisiveness, his brutal austerity policies, his lies about "protecting" the Health Service. Neither did he remind people of the war mongering of the Cameron government: the dispatch of British special forces to Libya and British bomb aimers to Saudi Arabia and, above all, the beckoning of world war three.

In the week of the referendum vote, no British politician and, to my knowledge, no journalist referred to Vladimir Putin's speech in St. Petersburg commemorating the seventy-fifth anniversary of Nazi Germany's invasion of the Soviet Union on 22 June, 1941.  The Soviet victory - at a cost of 27 million Soviet lives and the majority of all German forces - won the Second World War.

Putin likened the current frenzied build up of Nato troops and war material on Russia's western borders to the Third Reich's Operation Barbarossa.

Nato's exercises in Poland were the biggest since the Nazi invasion; Operation Anaconda had simulated an attack on Russia, presumably with nuclear weapons. 

On the eve of the referendum, the quisling secretary-general of Nato, Jens Stoltenberg, warned Britons they would be endangering "peace and security" if they voted to leave the EU.

The millions who ignored him and Cameron, Osborne, Corbyn, Obama and the man who runs the Bank of England may, just may, have struck a blow for real peace and democracy in Europe.

SOURCE: http://johnpilger.com/articles/why-the-british-said-no-to-europe


SEE ALSO: http://democracyandclasstruggle.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/jon-pilger-invasion-of-africa-is-not.html

ABOUT JOHN PILGER

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Pilger

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Smash the European Union : Great Disorder Under Heaven - Situation Excellent



Yr Aflonyydcwh Mawr says the British Establishment is taking a kicking in EU Referendum as pound and euro drop and BBC has confirmed leave the EU has won the referendum.

From our Yr Aflonyddwch Mawr conversations in the Valleys of Wales there is very deep working class anger at all establishment Parties.

There is truely a Great Unrest which we have tried to give a progressive direction in the Yr Aflonyddwch Mawr.

There is a fight for the progressive soul of Wales and we are ready to do combat for Independence and Socialism.

We do not underestimate the struggle ahead but the process of the smashing of the Neo Liberal European Union has began not just in UK but also throughout Europe.

We remember in the Great Unrest in Wales before the First World war when there was also a dark side of racism but class consciousness overcame that division as it will again in the Welsh valleys,

We will keep the class question as the central question of Welsh Politics

Long Live the Great Unrest - Long Live Yr Aflonyddwch Mawr.

SEE ALSO: 

http://democracyandclasstruggle.blogspot.co.uk/2016/04/combat-liberalism-no-to-the-neo-liberal.html

http://democracyandclasstruggle.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/vote-no-to-european-union-on-23rd-june.html


UK Electoral Integrity - UK at Bottom of the List for North and West Europe


Democracy and Class Struggle says it is not conspiracy theory to think that the UK electoral system is not democratic - academic research on the matter indicates so.

We published much on the Scottish Referendum which called into question "UK Democracy" and Channel Four exposing Tory Party electoral financing which breaks the "electoral rules" feed the deep feeling in UK that all is not well with electoral system and electoral politics.

Therefore on the Day of the European Union Referendum we should reflect on the FACT that the UK is at the bottom of the list for North and West Europe on Electoral Integrity



The CLAP as the ultimate expression of the economic revolution in Venezuela By Jesus Rojas




The local Committees of Supply and Production (CLAP) in Venezuela are the
new form of popular organization responsible, together with the Ministry of
Food, for the distribution house to house of the basic products.

House to house representatives of organized communities, carry bags full of
food consisting of various products. The new implementation that has served
580,000 families across the country, strengthen the joint work of popular power
and the Government towards ensuring the feeding of the people.

The solution to the current situation may not be as it is raised by some scholars
of the economy, freeing the exchange rate and prices and leaving wages
submerged.

Of those recipes there have been many in Latin America and they only have
given our peoples misery and exclusion, among other social dramas from which
we have not recovered yet. The solutions had to emerge from the people, to be
executed with the people and for the people, as it always was promoted the
commander Chavez, like are the real leftist policies, to the extent that the new
societies rise.

Thus it has been forming the local committees Supply and Production (CLAP)
in an increasing number of different Venezuelan communities, as a mechanism
against shortages and speculation led by the social scum that has stifled the
Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela throughout its existence: the parasitic
bourgeoisie who have lived off oil income, who do not even produce nor work,
who buy very cheap outside to sell very expensive here inside that the only it
does is intermediate in the distribution chain. The CLAP constitute the new form
of popular organization responsible for the distribution house to house of the
basic products.




Each CLAP is made up of a representation of the National Union of Women
(UnaMujer) Battle units Bolivar-Chavez (UBCH, a grassroots organization of
socio-political articulation), Francisco de Miranda Front (FFM organized youth)
and the communal councils made up by the different communities.

The CLAP are certified by the Ministry of People's Power for Communes and
Social Movements to prevent acts of bureaucracy and corruption, and to have
an effective record of how much food and other subsidized products are
distributed and where they arrive.

The CLAP is a state policy with defined
objectives, to ensure that food reaches to the people and to support the
production.

The CLAP do not restrict the supply in private chains of distribution
such as supermarkets, but, 50% is distributed in the private network and 50% in
the CLAP.

At the same time, the CLAP have become the ideal tool to get directly to the
people the production of small and medium producers, which in this way they
get to break off from the speculative market that pays them a pittance for their
crops, but then it sells the food at very high prices to the population.

In addition, the CLAP -along with the Ministry of People`s Power for Urban
Agriculture- are organizing communities to develop vertical and agropónics
orchards and intensive production in small urban, suburban and peri-urban
areas spaces, so as to allow the crops quickly and without intermediaries reach
to the sectors of the population who need them most.

The Venezuelan opposition has shown that its participation in the economic war
is direct at the attack to the CLAP and promoting actions of sabotage of the
mechanisms of production and distribution.

Several of its regional and local leaders have been involved in the assault and
looting of deposits from the public network of distribution dependent on the
Ministry of Food and organizing demonstrations (reduced in number but full of
an extremely violent speech) against the very existence of the CLAP.

The Venezuelan people, however, seems to have found again the path to rout
to the war that have right-wing sectors allied to the parasitic bourgeoisie and the
American empire, as well as move the Bolivarian Revolution forward in the
construction of socialism.