Venezuela: Anarchists speak out against the Charter of the OAS

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VenezuelaThe OAS, the Organization of American States, is an international organization made up of states in so-called North and South America. The OAS, based in Washington, has recently passed resolutions to suspend Venezuela’s membership from the organization, citing “Venezuela of violating the rights of its people, including by ignoring the results of 2015 legislative elections and by incarcerating political opponents. Such actions conflict with the standards of the Inter-American Democratic Charter that Venezuela has signed.” Opposition politicians in Venezuela have said that the Charter of the OAS must be respected and point to the OAS as a justification for their protests. Meanwhile, the Venezuelan government decries the OAS and such opposition politicians as inciting foreign intervention into the country.

Below we reproduce a statement signed by the editors of Gargantes Libertarias (Venezuelan region), which was originally titled “Anarchist Pronouncement against the Inter-American Democratic Charter and the State.” (N & A)

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