Long Live Hugo Chavez! Long Live the Revolution!

The Uhuru Solidarity Movement shares the following article from Uhuru News. As Penny Hess, Chairwoman of the African People’s Solidarity Committee, wrote: “Hugo Chavez, presente! A courageous man, loved by millions, who used his country’s natural wealth to uplift the impoverished people, who fearlessly stood up to U.S. imperialism in the name of the oppressed. The world has lost a great leader. It is our responsibility to keep up the struggle inside the belly of the beast! Uhuru!”

Long Live Hugo Chavez! Long Live the Revolution!

Shared from UhuruNews. Published Mar 5, 2013

The African Socialist International and the Uhuru Movement expresses our deepest revolutionary condolences to the people of Venezuela for the passing of President Hugo Frias Chavez. The international revolutionary struggle of colonized and oppressed peoples has lost a powerful force. Chavez was 58 years old.

Chavez was widely beloved by the Venezuelan people and by oppressed peoples around the world for his bold opposition to U.S. imperialism.

Chavez reduced poverty in half in his country and nationalized Venezuela’s oil resources for the benefit of the people. He exemplified genuine revolutionary international solidarity as evidenced in his defense of Libya and Syria against U.S. colonial invasion.

Chavez emerged from the African and Indigenous working class communities of Venezuela. He often spoke proudly of his African ancestry, saying, “We love Africa. And every day, we are more aware of the roots we had in Africa.”

Chavez had been receiving cancer treatment in Cuba, but returned to Venezuela to fight for his life and his people.

The US had attempted to reverse the revolutionary trajectory in Venezuela by multiple coup and assassination attempts against the Bolivarian Revolution led by Chavez.

It is widely believed that Chavez was poisoned by agents of U.S. imperialism. The U.S. government is already busy sowing chaos and divisions among the people, necessitating Venezuela’s recent expulsion of two U.S. military spies.


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  • Uhuru! Here is the statement issued by Hezbollah on the passing of Comandante Chavez, showing the profound unity that Chavez demonstrated with the anti-colonial struggles of the Arab people: “It is with great sadness that we received news of the passing of the Venezuelan President, Hugo Chavez. Along with the free world and the oppressed of the world, we lost a dear friend …who spent his entire life standing beside the downtrodden and oppressed, and who boldly defended the Third World’s rights to progress and prosperity.

    “Neither Hizbullah nor Lebanon as a whole can forget his genuine support for Lebanon in the face of Zionist aggression, which was most clearly demonstrated during the July war in 2006. Just as the Arab and Islamic people cannot forget his courageous stand in support of the Palestinian people’s right to liberate itself from the yoke of occupation, and the right of the Islamic Republic [of Iran] to the peaceful use of nuclear technology.

    “President Chavez represented a bulwark against America’s imperialist policies and refused to make any concessions to successive US administrations, nor to submit to US pressures or incentives, proving that countries can take an independent and progressive path without relying on US custodianship.

    “We in Hizbullah offer our most sincere condolences to the family and comrades of the great and late [leader] and to the brave Venezuelan people as a whole, and we declare [our intent] to stand by their side during this great misfortune. We hope that the late leader’s comrades will complete his mission to protect the Venezuelan people’s freedom, independence and prosperity as well as his support for the oppressed and downtrodden in the world, and to retain the approach he adopted throughout his life in confronting American and Zionist conspiracies.”

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