No more media and judicial persecution of our leaders and grassroots projects

         They can cut a thousand flowers, but they can’t stop the spring….

The Network of Intellectuals, Artists and Social Movements in Defense of Humanity calls attention to the strategic interest of overthrowing the progressive and revolutionary governments of our region by the local oligarchies aligned with the United States.

They intend to bring down the popular governments that are standing, to dismantle the advances in Latin American unity and to annul the leaderships that have been constituted because this can be electoral processes for the return of progressive and revolutionary forces where they have managed to remove them through institutional coups d’état or pre- or post-electoral frauds and scams. They go so far as to attempt the destruction of moral and historical references of leaders who are no longer with us like Fidel Castro, Hugo Chávez and Néstor Kirchner.

The hegemonic media carry out a media lynching of the popular leaders with which they target the psychological ground in the masses so that the judiciary can then advance in its persecution and prosecution.

Like in the cases of Lula in Brazil and Rafael Correa in Ecuador the architecture of impunity has been set into motion against the popular and progressive camp and now they are doing it to Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in Argentina as well as other former authorities and activists of her project. The impunity that gives them the right to occupy all the spaces of power, allows them to invent anything they like. They don’t need proof. Their self assumed superiority gives them heir to white democracies’ with which our nation states were forged in blood and fire, is enough justification.

As in Brazil, where all that was needed was the “conviction” by a judge, formatted in the United States, to proclaim Lula was guilty sending him to prison in order to prevent the popular preference for his candidacy for president from becoming a reality. Or in Ecuador where they are trying to annul Rafael Correa by trying to incriminate him in an alleged unsuccessful kidnapping of a proven criminal character. Or they can invent all sorts of slanders confessed by businessmen who buy their impunity in exchange for accusations.

But when the evidence is convincing and points to its mercenaries or hit men, such as the drones that exploded near the Venezuelan president, it is not enough for the media monopolies to recognize that it was an obvious assassination attempt, and instead accuse their own victims. In the midst of countries in which the explosive mix of social consequences of neoliberal policies is forged, an offensive that is once again unleashed on those who represent social justice projects.

However, the popular rebellions are growing through all the veils of repressive and media shielding. That is why right-wing governments are continuously militarizing our societies in a preventive’ way. They obey Washington’s intention to fill our territories with its military bases and to reform and unify military doctrines, with the return of the national security doctrine. They aim to redirect the military force towards supposed internal enemies.

We repudiate the tour to South America by the head of the Pentagon, James Mattis, who came to ensure the growing U.S. control over our natural resources, the subordination of our national states and the strategic plan to overthrow the president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro Moros, by force.

The peoples of our Americas, who have suffered more than 500 years of domination, will not abandon the emancipatory route that we build day by day. On the contrary, we will defend our popular leaders with whom we will continue to build the path of the Great Homeland.

End the persecution of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and Rafael Correa!

Stop the general offensive against the government and people of Venezuela!

Free Lula!                                                                                         

Executive Secretariat of the Network in Defense of Humanity

Initial Endorsers

Evo Morales Ayma, President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia; Nicolás Maduro Moros, President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela; Dilma Rousseff, former president of the Federative Republic of Brazil; Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Argentina, Pablo González Casanova, ex Dean UNAM and UNESCO International José Martí Prize, México; Roberto Fernández Retamar, president Casa de las Américas, Cuba; Atilio Borón, UNESCO International José Martí Prize, Argentina; Miguel Barnet, President of the Union of Writers and Artists Cuba; Jorge Arreaza, Miniser of Popular Power for Foreign Relations of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Ernesto Villegas, Minister of Popular Power for Culture of the Bolibarian Republic of Venezuela; Alicia Alonso, Cuba; Ignacio Ramonet, France; Danny Glover, United States; Silvio Rodríguez, Cuba; Fernando Morais, Brazil; John Saxe Fernández, México; Ricardo Patiño Aroca,​ Ecuador;  Axel Kicillof, Argentina; Farruco Sesto, Venezuela; Rafael Cancel Miranda, Puerto Rico; Gabriela Rivadeneira, Ecuador; Citlali Hernández, México; Martín Almada, Paraguay;  Jorge Veraza, México; Iraida Vargas, Venezuela; Fernando Rendón, Colombia; Galo Mora, Ecuador; Héctor Díaz-Polanco, México; Frei Betto, Brazil; Hugo Moldiz, Bolivia; Javier Couso Permuy, Spain; Fernando González LLort, Cuba; Gerardo Hernández Nordelo, Cuba; René González Sehwerert, Cuba; Hildebrando Pérez Grande, Perú; Piero Gleijeses, United States; Leonardo Boff, Brasil; Stella Calloni, Argentina; Carmen Bohórquez, Venezuela;  Pavel Egüez, Ecuador; Mario Sanoja, Venezuela; Hugo Yasky, Argentina; James Early, United States; Ana Esther Ceceña, México; Fernando Buen Abad Domínguez, México/Argentina; Gilberto López y Rivas, México; Gustavo Espinoza Montesinos, Perú; João Pedro Stédile, Brazil; Víctor Hugo Morales, Argentina; José Pertierra, United States; Manuel Dammert, Perú; Teresa Castro, México; Pilar Bustos, Ecuador; Luis Hernández Navarro, México; Carlos Molina Velázquez, El Salvador; Daniel Kovalik, United States; Alejandro Zúñiga, Australia; María Nela Prada, Bolivia; Estela Bravo, United States; Irene León, Ecuador; Bill Fletcher Jr., United States; Oscar Bonilla, Ecuador;  H. Bruce Franklin, United States; Héctor Béjar Rivera, Perú; Lachlan Hurse, Australia; Rosa Salazar, Ecuador; Manuel Robles, Perú; Consuelo Sánchez, México; Jane Franklin, United States; Juan Cristóbal, Perú; Vicente Otta, Perú; Nelson Valdés, United States; Orlando Pérez, Ecuador; Rick Sterling, United States; Winston Orrillo, Perú; William Castillo, Venezuela;  T. M. Scruggs, United States; Eduardo González Viana, Perú; Margot Palomino, Perú; José Agualsaca, Ecuador; Oswaldo Galarza, Ecuador; Ricardo Ulcuango, Ecuador; Manuel Azuaje Reverón, Venezuela; María Fernanda Barreto, Venezuela; Rosa Miriam Elizalde, Cuba; Enrique Ubieta, Cuba; Manuel Santos Iñurrieta, Argentina; Edwin Jarrin Jarrin, Ecuador; Soledad Buendía, Ecuador; Omar Olazábal, Cuba; Judith Valencia, Venezuela; Sonia González, México; Michel Chossudovsky, Canada;  Chandra Muzaffar, Malasia; David Comissiong, Barbados; Katu Arkonada, Basque Country; Luciano Vasapollo, Italy; Marilia Guimaraes, Brazil; Nayar López, México; Pablo Sepúlveda, Chile/Venezuela; Alicia Jrapko, United States; Paula Klachko, Argentina; Roger Landa, Venezuela;  Ariana López, Cuba; Omar González, Cuba

Arnold  August, Canada; Luis Morlote, Cuba; Peter Phillips, United States; Gerry Condon, United States; Ana Jaramillo, Argentina; Florencia Saintout, Argentina; Carlos Fazio, México; Hernando Calvo Ospina, Colombia/France; Carlos López, Argentina;  Oscar Laborde, Argentina; Juan Carlos Junio, Argentina;  Banbose Shango, United States;   Ammar Jabour, Venezuela;  Luis Toledo Sande, Cuba; Bill Hackwell, United States; Iroel Sánchez, Cuba; Jeanie Kimber, Canadá; Ilka Oliva Corado, Guatemala/ United States;  Ramón Pedregal Casanova, Spain; Barbara Barnet, United States; Federico Thea, Argentina; Vicente Zito Lema, Argentina; Gustavo Campana, Argentina; Alicia Castro, Argentina; Carlos Raimundi, Argentina; Juliana Marino, Argentina; Ariel Basteiro, Argentina; Cheryl LaBash, United States; Berta Joubert-Ceci, United States; Telma Luzzani, Argentina; Jorge Drkos, Argentina; Sergio Arria, Venezuela/Argentina; John Pokrajac, United States; Antonio Pinto, United States; Roger D. Harris, United States; Paul Larudee, United States; Félix Salvador Kury, United States; Gennaro Carotenuto, Italy; Eduardo Mernies, Uruguay; Amanda Bloom, United States; Marcelo Brignoni, Argentina; Carlos Aznares, Argentina; Jorge Elbaum, Argentina; Fernando Borroni, Argentina; Héctor Bernardo, Argentina; Alicia Entel, Argentina; Héctor “gallego” Fernández, Argentina; Martin Ogando, Argentina; Manuel Bertoldi, Argentina; Diana Broggi, Argentina; Luis Wainer, Argentina; Nicolás Canosa, Argentina; Juan Marino, Argentina; Lautaro Rivara, Argentina; Daniel Siciliano, Argentina; Alí Mustafá, Argentina; Laura Berardo, Argentina; Pascual Manganiello, Argentina; Rodolfo Amawi, Argentina; Virginia King, Argentina; Leonardo Moyano, Argentina; Adriana Rossi, Argentina; Julio Ferrer, Argentina; Matias Caciabue, Argentina; Yemil Harcha, Chile/Palestina; Margaret Flowers, United States;  Kevin Zeese, United States; Chuck Kaufman, United States; Agustina Ruiz Barrea, Argentina; Laura Vázquez, Argentina;  Sara Flounders, United States; Silvina Romano, Argentina; Gonzalo Carbajal, Argentina; Santiago Liaudat, Argentina; Gonzalo Armua, Argentina; Fabián Curotto, Argentina; Rosario Pacheco, Venezuela; Freddy Fernández, Venezuela; Vladimir Sosa Sarabia, Venezuela; Juan Ramon Guzmán, Venezuela;  Fatima Rallo Gutierrez, Paraguay; Claude Marks, United States; Carol Costa, United States; Gail Walker, United States; Bill Camp, United Statess; Bill Martínez, United Statesos; Camilo Mejia, Nicaragua/United States; Greg Klave, United States; Netfa Freeman, United States, Teresa Gutierrez, United States, John Catalinotto, United States, Charlotte Kates, United States

Camille Chalmers, Haiti; Luisa Chiqui Vicioso, Dominican Republic; José Rafael Berrios, United States; Matías Bosch, Dominican Republic; Basen Tajeldinem, Venezuela; Ana Cristina Bracho, Venezuela; Fidelio Despradel, Domenican Republic; Roberto E. Bahruth, United States; Karen Lee Wald, United States; José Oviedo, Domenican Republic; Juan Miguel Pérez, Domenican Republic; John Bowen, Irland; Arleen Rodríguez Derivet, Cuba; Graciela Ramírez, Argentina/Cuba; Bassel I. Salem, Palestine; Noha Ibrahim, Lebanon; Maribel Núñez, Domenican Republic; Juan Romero, Venezuela; Fr. Luis Barrios, United States; Faye Hinze,United States; Monica Moorehead, United States; Margaret Gilpin, United States; Pat Fry, United States;  Luci Murphy, United States;  Mario González Urrutia, Chile; Dimitri Dimis, Grece; Tatiana Vorreas, Grece; Charalampos “Babis” Vorreas, Grece; Susana Ferrer, Uruguay; Camilo David López, Cuba; Rosalyn Ruiz, Argentina; Gilbert Brownstone, France; Rosa Alizo, Venezuela; Clara Sastre, Spain; José Amigo, Spain; Miriam Sofía Quintana, Cuba; Paula Calvo, Colombia; Alejandro Azcuy, Cuba; Patricia Jiménez, Bolivia; David Vázquez Abella, Cuba; Graciela Rosemblum, Argentina; Jordi Mata, Spain; Rosa Bernal, Spain; Ángeles Salazar, Spain; José Pacheco, Uruguay; Sabrina Gullino Valenzuela, Argentina; Héctor Celano, Argentina; Vinnie  Molina, Australia, Gloria González Justo, France; Pablo González, Cuba; Guilherme Wanderley Riveiro, Brazil; Wafica Mehdi, Lebanon; Sofía Amado Sordo; Cuba; Nils McCain, United States; Yorlis Luna Delgado,Nicaragua; Lizbeth Labañino Salazar, Cuba; Samuel Marrero Dubroc, Cuba; Danilo Fernández, Cuba; Carmen Diniz, Brazil; Adriana Doncel, Argentina; Anahi Robín, Argentina; Ovilia Suárez, Venezuela; Inés Luigi, Venezuela; Rosa Fernández, Venezuela; Jhonny García Calles, Venezuela; Alfredo Viloria, Venezuela; Laritza Díaz Cotayo, Cuba; Cristina Solano, Argentina; Ana María Moros, Argentina; Darío DVicenso, Argentina, Gustavo DVicenso, Argentina, Beatriz Santamaría Trujillo, Cuba, Ligia Trujillo Aldana, Cuba; Javier Salado, Cuba; Beatriz Fonseca Apesteguía, Cuba; Luis Matos Hernández, Cuba; Marcelo Zicavo Martínez, Uruguay; Roberto Verrier Castro, Cuba; Héctor León, Cuba; Ana Cordero, Cuba; Hugo Rueda, Cuba; Rosario Valenzuela, Bolivia; Héctor Bernardo, Cuba; Fedora Lagos, Chile; Alberto Reyes, Chile; Yaimi Ravelo Rojas, Cuba; Annalie Rueda Cardero; Cuba; Laura V, Mor, Argentina; Onur, Cubaci, Turkey; Patricia Moncada, Basque Country; Martha Esperoni, Argentina; Marivi Triana; Cuba; Matilde Martin, Chile; Tatiana Coll, México; Daniel Martínez, Chile/México; Gabriel Vargas Lozano, México; Montserrat Ponsa, Spain; Víctor Kot, Argentina; Jorge Kreynes, Argentina; Eduardo Barcesat, Argentina; Cris González, Venezuela ;Tania Díaz, Venezuela; Giovanna Proaño Moreno, Venezuela; Manu Pineda, España ; Paco Calderón, España; Gonzalo Kodelia, Argentina; Víctor Tíos, Spain; Continental Articulation of ALBA Movements