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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

errorOn 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 Prez 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, Canad; Heinz Dieterich, professor, Universidad Autnoma Metropolitana, Mxico; Luis Eduardo Garzn, 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 Chvez 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 "Simn Bolvar" 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 Mxico:
Partido del Trabajo de Mxico PT, Partido de la Revolucin Democrtica PRD, Partido Popular Socialista de Mxico, Partido Popular Socialista, Movimiento de los Comunistas Mexicanos (PCM, PRS, PRP, PCR, PCM, MEP), PRT-Convergencia Socialista, Agrupacin Poltica 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:
Asociacin 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
Asociacin Colombiana de Estudiantes Universitarios
ACEU
COLOMBIA
Athemay Sterling
Abogado Defensor de los Derechos Humanos
Colombia
Antoni Marn i Segvia
Escritor Presidente "Cercle Obert"
Iniciativas Sociales y Culturales de Futuro Valencia
Espaa
Jos F. Naranjo
Communist Party of Greece Central Committee
Antonio Morales Riveira
Journalist
Colombian resident of Paris
Jos Osmaro Murcia Ochoa
Salvador
Manuel Jimnez 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
Jos Miguel Hernndez Mederos Dpto. RR.II / CTC Nacional.
Central de Trabajadores de Cuba
El Instituto Peruano de Asesoria y Desarrollo
Indgena-IPADI
PERU
Cecilio Soria Gonzales
Presidente IPADI, PERU
Rafael Jan
Venezuela
Gustavo Garca,
Colectivo Radio Zapote
Mxico
Jos 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
Crculo Universitario Bolivariano de San Fernando de Apure
Venezuela
Movimiento Electoral del Pueblo(MEP )
Venezuela
Comit Apureo de Solidaridad con los Pueblos (CASOP)
Venezuela
Coordinador de Cultivadores de Coca y Amapola COCCA
Colombia
Gregoria Flores
Organizacion Fraternal Negra Hondurea-OFRANEH
Honduras
Eugenio Roln, Alberto Bonzi
ciudad: Barranqueras
provincia: Chaco
pas: Argentina
Mikel Korta
Comisin de Relaciones Internacionales de Batasuna
Pas Vasco
Jone Goirizelaia por BATASUNA (formacin poltica de la izuqierda independentista del Pas Vasco)
Diputada vasca y delegada para Amrica

Sindicato de Empleados de la Universidad de Costa Rica- SINDEU-S.O.
Comisin de Derechos Humanos de Costa Rica- CODEHU-
Costa Rica
CODEHUCA
Costa Rica
Ing. Alfonso Brito
Presidente del Frente Cultural Revolucionario
Mxico
Jess Albarez Amaya
Presidente del Taller de Grafca Popular
Mxico
Adolfo Daz
Secretario del Centro de Estudio sobre el desarme y el proceso
Mxico
Maestro Juvenal Herrera
Poeta Escritor e Investigador Social de Colombia
Nixon Franklin Padilla Rodrguez
Secretario General
Juventud Comunista Colombiana
M. Joaquim Miranda
prsident de la Commission du Dveloppement et de la Coopration du Parlement Europen
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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