Venezuela

Fighting against food warfare via communal food sovereignty. Communes took Caracas!

By Alba Tv, Hispan Tv and Revolucion Alimentaria

Last Saturday November 16, the 1st. National Meeting of Comuneros (commoners) took place in Caracas, Venezuela. They debated proposals and actions built along the 5 regional meetings developed in recent months across Venezuela.

Angel Prado, spokesman of the Commune El Maizal of Lara state, cutting meat and selling to the people in Caracas square in a very good price.  He said: “Here what is missing is that these actions of popular food distribution, should not be spasmodic or intermittently but permanently and coordinated. So we break the neck of the economic war and eliminate the middlemen speculators.”

Angel Prado, spokesman of the Commune El Maizal of Lara state, cutting meat and selling to the people in Caracas square in a very good price.
He said: “Here what is missing is that these actions of popular food distribution, should not be spasmodic or intermittently but permanently and coordinated. So we break the neck of the economic war and eliminate the middlemen speculators.”

More than 500 communes and more than 6,000 commoners from across the country participated in some of the main squares of the central town of Caracas. Commoners organized various forums that allowed them to share experiences of planning, organizing, and building communes.

Some of the issues were habitat transformation from a holistic perspective, the media wars against the government, and the role of popular media in the commune, along with youth commoner ethics, food security and food Sovereignty, and how to organize communities against the economic warfare that is taking place in Venezuela by the elite and the people who control the food.

On the first day the emphasis of the V National Communal Economy Fair was on major development, where more than 520 producers with nearly 70,000 kg of food, had a strong presence. It was determined that the communes are the production site and must strengthen the Bolivarian Revolution in order to fight the economic war unleashed on the people; thus, defeat the intermediaries who are carrying this war about.

The day culminated Saturday with a demonstration at Miraflores, where the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, received the commoners and ratified his unconditional support to former President Chavez’s policies.

Video in Spanish from Hispan Tv. Venezuelan peasants, determined to “produce more and better.” Agricultural communes distributed over 30 tons of food in Caracas on Sunday November 3 and November 16 they distributed 70 tons of food. This video is from November 3.

MORE PICTURES BELOW:

 The Minister of Popular Power for Communes and Social Movements, Reinaldo Iturriza talking to the people.

The Minister of Popular Power for Communes and Social Movements, Reinaldo Iturriza talking to the people.

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