ACP Resolution on Cuba and Venezuela

The founding Congress of the Australian Communist Party expressed its solidarity with the people of Cuba and Venezuela as they struggle to resist increased aggression by US imperialism. Harsher, more deadly sanctions on the people of these countries choosing a different path of development are an outrage and have little support among even capitalist governments of the world. The people of Cuba have suffered decades of this type of aggression. They have resisted bravely to preserve their socialist revolution. They repulsed one invasion and have remained ready to resist an ongoing threat of invasion. The people of Venezuela have also had to prepare for this type of eventuality. The Trump administration has coincided with more concerted efforts at “regime change” in these two developing countries.

A major disadvantage for the Venezuelan people is that their “Bolivarian revolution”, commenced in 1998 with the election of President Hugo Chavez, has not succeeded in removing capitalist state power


The US has caused the Cuban people to suffer greatly for their choice to build a socialist society. The Venezuelan people, too, have experienced attempts to break their economy and force its people to revert to subservience to US imperialism. A major disadvantage for the Venezuelan people is that their “Bolivarian revolution”, commenced in 1998 with the election of President Hugo Chavez, has not succeeded in removing capitalist state power. Many major reforms for the poor of the country have been achieved but are now under threat by US imperialism. The people have shown their remarkable determination to safeguard these gains and this deserves our respect. The challenge now is to deepen the radical change commenced by the government of Hugo Chavez.

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The people have shown their remarkable determination to safeguard these gains and this deserves our respect”

In taking this next step, as outlined by the Communist Party of Venezuela, the people of Venezuela can continue to rely on the support of the Australian Communist Party. The ACP is inspired by the achievements of the Cuban revolution and will work to build solidarity with the Cuban revolution, which is a beacon of hope for the developing countries of the world and an inspiration to all Communists.