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International Gathering of "Plan Colombia" Opponents

by Militante Sunday, Mar. 03, 2002 at 7:54 PM

Support El Movimiento Bolivariano (The Bolivarian Movement) for a new and just America. Resist the imperialist onslaught and propaganda campaign against resistance. "The name of our country is America" - Simon Bolivar

On to Mexico City

International Gathering of

Plan Colombia Opponents

March 4th & 5th

at the National Autonomous University (UNAM)

Translated by The Narco News Bulletin

The 2nd International Gathering of Solidarity

and for Peace in Colombia and Latin America

March 4th and 5th, Mexico City

Conveners:

Adolfo P ez Esquivel, Nobel Peace Laureate; Bishop Federico Pagura, of Argentina, President of the World Council of Churches; Ahmed Ben Bella, Presidente NOR-SUD XXI and former President of Algeria; Profesor James Petras of New York State University, Doctor Ramsey Clark, former U.S. Attorney General, Mumia Abu-Jamal, political prisoner in the United States; R. James Sacouman Professor of Acadia University Wolfville, Nova Scotia; Henry Veltmeyer, Professor, Saint Mary's University Halifax, Canadá; Heinz Dieterich, professor, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, México; Luis Eduardo Garzón, union leader and Colombian presidential candidate for the Social and Political Front, and other adherents listed below.

WHEREAS

1. Plan Colombia and its corresponding Andean Regional Inititiative bring anew the direct military intervention of the United States in the internal affairs of a sovereign Latin American state, the Republic of Colombia, in the manner of the Monroe Doctrine, Roosevelt's corrolary, the destruction of the legitimate government of Salvador Allende in Chile, the continued aggressions against the Sandinistas in Nicaragua, the direct participation in the Central American wars and continued hostility toward Cuba with a criminal blockade in spite of annual United Nations resolutions.

2. That said intervention constitutes a flagrant violation of international law, and of the right of self-determination by peoples, and a threat to the peace and stability of the region.

3. That by its nature as counter-insurgency, Plan Colombia and its corresponding Andean Regional Initiative are led mainly against the civil population of Colombia and has as its immediate goal to destroy or neutralize the resistance by all social sectors who are opposed to the project of neoliberal restructuring of the Colombian and Latin American economies.

4. That Plan Colombia and its corresponding Andean Regional Initiative, in reality, is a military plan that involves the countries of the region - through the so-called Andean Regional Initiative - and compromises them with intervention led without a doubt toward control of the Amazon basin, affecting the sovereignty of the countries of the region. It places the consolidation, in Venezuela, of the process that Comandante Hugo Chávez leads in danger and affects the Central American countries involved in democratic development through paths other than war.

5. That Plan Colombia, as a war plan, is the principal obstacle to the search for solutions other than war for the Colombian conflict.

6. That it also causes the massive displacement of civilian populations from the assaulted areas to neighboring countries.

7. That the use of the most modern war technologies, including biological weapons against coca plantations, causes an unpredictable and serious danger for the ecology of the world's most important bio-diversity region, the Amazon.

8. That the plan for regional military intervention titled "Colombia" weakens the effort for good relations among neighbors and prepares war scenarios, creating uncertainty and anguish among the peoples of the region.

RESOLVED

1. To convene international public opoinion and the democratic forces of the world to support and participate in the Second International Solidarity Gathering for Peace in Colombia and Latin America, to be held in Mexico City on March 4th and 5th of 2002.

2. To denounce and reject Plan Colombia and its annexed Andean Initiative as military intervention plans of the United States that negatively affect the peaceful co-existence, democratic stability and economic development of Latin American peoples and nations.

3. To promote the international solidarity by peoples and governments with the struggles of the Colombian people who seek a solution other than war for the social and armed conflict they suffer.

4. To generate possibilities of strengthening the bonds of friendship, integration and goodwill that allow for seeking development with social justice and peace.

5. To back the process of peace talks between the Colombian government and insurgent forces.

6. To support proposals of illicit crop substitution and the fight against narco-trafficking without resorting to war, because as an economic and social phenomenon it affects all of humanity.

At the "Simón Bolívar" Youth Camp

National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)

March 4th and 5th, 2002

Mexico City

Email: eventopaz@hotmail.com

Webpage: http://www.geocities.com/eventopaz

List of Supporting Organizations and Individuals below



Organizing Committee

Political and Social Organizations of México:

Partido del Trabajo de México PT, Partido de la Revolución Democrática PRD, Partido Popular Socialista de México, Partido Popular Socialista, Movimiento de los Comunistas Mexicanos (PCM, PRS, PRP, PCR, PCM, MEP), PRT-Convergencia Socialista, Agrupación Política Nueva Democracia, Movimiento Mexicano por la Paz, el Antiimperialismo y la Solidaridad MOMPAS, MOMPADE, Movimiento Mexicano Juarista Bolivariano, Alianza Nacional de Trabajadores ANT, Central Unitaria de Trabajadores CUT, Movimiento del Sindicalismo Revolucionario

International Supporters:

Asociación Civil

Congreso Anfictionico Bolivariano

Venezuela

Arelis Perez

Diputada

Venezuela

Circulo Bolivariano

Parroquia San Juan de Caracas

Venezuela

Raul C. Rojas C.

Cesar Montes

Comandante Guerrillero

Secretario General Adjunto de UNID

Guatemala

OSPAAAL-Solidaridad

Alternativa Popular 1815

Espacio Solidario Corriente Izquierda

Frente Amplio

Uruguay

Asociación Colombiana de Estudiantes Universitarios

ACEU

COLOMBIA

Athemay Sterling

Abogado Defensor de los Derechos Humanos

Colombia

Antoni Marín i Segòvia

Escritor Presidente "Cercle Obert"

Iniciativas Sociales y Culturales de Futuro Valencia

España

José F. Naranjo

Communist Party of Greece Central Committee

Antonio Morales Riveira

Journalist

Colombian resident of Paris

José Osmaro Murcia Ochoa

Salvador

Manuel Jiménez Arango

Coordinador Nacional de Juventud Democratica del PRD

MEXICO

Nancy Eliizabeth Henriquez

presidenta de AMICA (Asociacion de Mujeres Indigenas de la Costa Atlantica)

y miembro del consejo Regional

Nicaragua

Jorge Fedrick

Coordinador nacional del movimiento indigena

miembor del Consejo Regional Autonomo del Atlantico norte como jefe de bancada Nicaragua

José Miguel Hernández Mederos Dpto. RR.II / CTC Nacional.

Central de Trabajadores de Cuba

El Instituto Peruano de Asesoria y Desarrollo

Indígena-IPADI

PERU

Cecilio Soria Gonzales

Presidente IPADI, PERU

Rafael Jaén

Venezuela

Gustavo García,

Colectivo Radio Zapote

México

José Luis Risco Montalvan

Congresista Paritdo Unidad Nacional

PERU

Fausto Bertinotti

Secretario General Partido de la Refundacion Comunista

Italia

Rene Francisco Ortiz.-

juventud revolucionaria socialista

Salvador

Pedro Martinez Pirez

Subdirector General de Radio Habana

Cuba

Movimiento Popular Bolivariano(MPB)

Venezuela

Coordinadora Popular Bolivariana(CPB)

Venezuela

Fuerza Bolivariana de Mujeres

Venezuela

Televisora Comunitaria del Oeste Catiatve

Venezuela

Círculo Universitario Bolivariano de San Fernando de Apure

Venezuela

Movimiento Electoral del Pueblo(MEP )

Venezuela

Comité Apureño de Solidaridad con los Pueblos (CASOP)

Venezuela

Coordinador de Cultivadores de Coca y Amapola COCCA

Colombia

Gregoria Flores

Organizacion Fraternal Negra Hondureña-OFRANEH

Honduras

Eugenio Rolón, Alberto Bonzi

ciudad: Barranqueras

provincia: Chaco

país: Argentina

Mikel Korta

Comisión de Relaciones Internacionales de Batasuna

País Vasco

Jone Goirizelaia por BATASUNA (formación política de la izuqierda independentista del País Vasco)

Diputada vasca y delegada para América

Sindicato de Empleados de la Universidad de Costa Rica- SINDEU-S.O.

Comisión de Derechos Humanos de Costa Rica- CODEHU-

Costa Rica

CODEHUCA

Costa Rica

Ing. Alfonso Brito

Presidente del Frente Cultural Revolucionario

México

Jesús Albarez Amaya

Presidente del Taller de Grafíca Popular

México

Adolfo Díaz

Secretario del Centro de Estudio sobre el desarme y el proceso

México

Maestro Juvenal Herrera

Poeta Escritor e Investigador Social de Colombia

Nixon Franklin Padilla Rodríguez

Secretario General

Juventud Comunista Colombiana

M. Joaquim Miranda

président de la Commission du Développement et de la Coopération du Parlement Européen

Francia

Fausto Bertinotti

Secretario General del Partido de la Refundacion Comunista

Italia

Joaquim Lisboa Neto

Coordenador

Casa da Cultura "Antonio Lisboa de Morais" Biblioteca Campesina

Brasil

Civil Society Internationalizes the Resistance

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