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Evo Morales: I declare myself Marxist

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Post 17 Apr 2009, 19:28
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Evo Morales: `I declare myself Marxist ... now let the OAS expel Bolivia'

April 16, 2009 – During his intervention at the seventh ALBA Summit, Bolivia's president Evo Morales recalled the 1962 documents of the Organisation of American States (OAS) that resulted in Cuba being expelled from the organisation, and outlined the importance of reflecting on the motives of that expulsion.

The resolution indicates that the adherence of any member country to Marxism-Leninism, and the association of any member government of the organisation with the communist bloc, broke the unity and solidarity of the hemisphere. Therefore, given that the government of Cuba identified itself as Marxist-Leninist, it was incompatible with the purpose of the OAS and was therefore excluded from participating.


“Cuba was expelled for being Leninist, Marxist, communist. I want to say to the members of the OAS, here, I want to declare myself Marxist, Leninist, communist, socialist and now let them expel me, I want them to expel me from the OAS. It is unbelievable that for being Marxist-Leninist one can be expelled from the OAS”, exclaimed Morales.


He made reference to the recent declarations made by the US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who said that there is no democracy in Cuba.


“The US has no right or authority to speak of democracy, because they are the ones that foster coups, military coups, just as they are now arming a civic coup in Bolivia.”


He highlighted the fact that on the other hand Cubans exercise full democracy, where bribes or million-dollar campaigns do not exist.

ALBA council on human rights

Morales proposed the creation of an ALBA Council for Human Rights. His proposal is motivated by the fact that there are many international institutions that issue reports on human rights, but they only report on anti-imperialist governments. “No matter what good things we do, they never recognise them, they do not take into consideration that we are in a process of liberation of deep transformation”, argued Morales.


He stated that these international human rights institutions only condemn governments of liberation. Therefore, he proposed the creation of an ALBA Council for Human Rights, to be able to tell the truth about human rights.


He pointed out that the general objective should be to investigate and denounce political, military and cultural interference, carry out investigations on policies that go against our countries, establish a permanent system of monitoring media attacks, exchange of information amongst countries that make up the council to evaluate systematic violations of human rights, promote the exercise of human rights, especially in regards to sovereignty and self-determination of the member countries.

According to his proposal, the council would be made up of representatives of all the member countries, representatives of social movements, human rights experts and representatives of any non-member country that wanted to be part of the council.


Evo Morales gave thanks for all the international solidarity he received during his recent struggle for the approval of an electoral law in Bolivia and expressed his enormous satisfaction of being there as part of the anti-imperialist struggle, which he indicated is the struggle of our peoples.

He highlighted the creation of the Sucre [currency], as another form of thinking about solutions to the financial crisis. He affirmed that the relationship which Bolivia has with the IMF and World Bank now is different, given all the conditions they have put on his nation.


Translated from Aporrea by Federico Fuentes, editor of Bolivia Rising.


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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 10 Oct 2007, 15:55
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Post 17 Apr 2009, 20:13
It sounds nice but it's short of inspiring. I don't see much significance of this, but it has made my day.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 10 Sep 2006, 22:05
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Post 17 Apr 2009, 20:18
^ Agreed. Its a hopeful turn for me, it seems that they (at least as far as Morales is concerned) have finally breached the wall of populism and actually joined the socialist, albeit cuban-inspired, movement.
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Post 17 Apr 2009, 20:33
This is good news; however, it concerns me that Morales is the weakest link in Bolivia, Cuba & Venezuela bloc. Although less likely with the Obama administration in power, there is still the possibility that Morales will become Allende.
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Post 17 Apr 2009, 20:39
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there is still the possibility that Morales will become Allende.


That's a damn good point.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 26 Jun 2006, 15:59
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Post 17 Apr 2009, 22:16
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I want to declare myself Marxist, Leninist, communist, socialist


Didn't see this comming, awesom.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 18 Sep 2004, 16:21
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Post 17 Apr 2009, 22:17
Morales's security forces recently foiled a plot to assassinate him, apparently. Three 'foreigners' were killed in a shoot-out.
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Post 18 Apr 2009, 00:23
Linl. That is one of my concerns about Bolivia, the oligarchy still has a lot of power there. And there never seems to be a limit on foriegn mercenaries either.
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Post 18 Apr 2009, 02:29
"Comrade Lenin left us a great legacy, and we fucкed it up." - Josef Stalin
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Post 18 Apr 2009, 02:41
This is incredibly significant, its great that a populist socialist has declared himself now to be a scientific socialist.
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Post 15 Jul 2009, 02:11
It's about time.
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Post 15 Jul 2009, 02:15
No, three months ago it was about time. . .
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Post 15 Jul 2009, 02:45
I know that.
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Post 16 Jul 2009, 00:24
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Post 16 Jul 2009, 00:25
Err I know you're my comrade, Conscript, but it can only go so far!
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Post 16 Jul 2009, 00:27
wrong thread.

wait, i thought only mods can read the transcript?


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