News, Statements

For the Return of Peace and Democracy, we reject the evolving coup and the Violence in Bolivia

Global Campaign

 

The defense of democracy, peace, sovereignty and self-determination of Bolivia, based on the rights of its peoples and without any external interference, does not admit delay.  We repudiate the civil-military coup in Bolivia and we call on the international community to do the same and ensure the urgent re-establishment of the rule of law in that country and the holding of free and transparent elections. 

 

The organizations signing below, members of the Global Campaign to Reclaim Peoples Sovereignty, Dismantle Corporate Power and Stop Impunity (Global Campaign), which brings together more than 200 organizations and social movements from five continents, emphatically repudiates the wave of violence incited by the religious and racist right, as well as the role of the Bolivian Armed Forces and Police, that has led to the current democratic crisis, forced the resignation of President Evo Morales and his exile in Mexico, in what is configured as an evolving coup d’état. 

 

We manifest our position clearly because the defense of democracy, popular sovereignty, peace and human rights are principles that unite us all over the world. 

 

We demand unrestricted respect for the human rights of all Bolivians. We are deeply concerned about the violence that has been unleashed against the civilian population, members of social movements, journalists and representatives of the Morales government, their families, and leaders and militants of the Movement Toward Socialism, among others. These situations constitute flagrant violations of human rights. 

 

We express our deep concern about the fact that several national and foreign actors, in particular through the civic entrepreneurial committees and the national oligarchy, have put in place a destabilization plan in Bolivia. This along with the continuing violation of human rights even after the resignation of Evo Morales, creates a power vacuum, which prepares the conditions for the appropriation of the Bolivian State.

 

As members of the Global Campaign, we fight every day together with people mobilized worldwide to demand their rights and justice before the actions of corporate power. The suppression of the rule of law produced by a coup of this nature undermines all fundamental rights, beginning with the most basic, the right to life. 

 

We stand in solidarity with the Bolivian people during these times of pain even as we acknowledge the complexities of the current situation and the challenges to be faced.

 

 

International Organizations

AIDJ (Asociación Internacional de Juristas Demócratas)

Amigos de la Tierra ALC, (ATALC)

CADTM (Comité para la Abolición de las Deudas Ilegítimas)

Campaña Palestina contra el Muro de Apartheid 

Confederación Sindical de las Américas CSA/TUCA, 

FIAN

Focus on the Global South

Friends of the Earth International (FOEI)

Jubileo Sur/Américas

La Via Campesina, 

Red Latinoamericana por el Acceso a Medicamentos (RedLAM)

Stop the Wall – 

Transnational Migrant Platform Europe

 

 

National and Regional Organizations

Alternative Information and the Development Centre, South Africa

ATTAC Argentina

Attac España

Center for Alternative Research and Studies (CARES), Mauritius

Centro de Documentación en Derechos Humanos “Segundo Montes Mozo S.J.” (CSMM) Ecuador  

CETIM, Swiss

Coalición por la Defensa de la Tierra (Land Defense Coalition, Palestine)

Comisión Nacional de Enlace (CNE) – Costa Rica

Diálogo 2000 – Jubileo Sur Argentina

Ekologistak Martxan (Euskal Herria/País Vasco)

France Amerique Latine (FAL)

Fresh Eyes – People to People Travel, UK

Fronteras Comunes, Canada

Global Justice Now, UK

Heñói Paraguay

HOMA – Brasil

Indonesia for Global Justice (IGJ)

INESC, Brasil

JA – Justiça Ambiental / Friends of the Earth Mozambique

Justiça Global, Brasil

Movimento de Atingidos por Barragens MAB

Novact – Institute for nonviolent Action, Spain

Observatorio de Multinacionales en América Latina – Paz con Dignidad (OMAL) España

Rural Women’s Assembly Southern Africa

SOLdePAZ.Pachakuti

Southern Africa Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power

Transnational Institute  (TNI)

TRADENER (Euskal Herria/País Vasco)

UDAPT, Ecuador

WoMin African Alliance 

Working People’s Party (Partai Rakyat Pekerja – PRP), Indonesia

Terra de Direito, Brasil

Centre for Natural Resource Governance (CNRG), Zimbabwe

CESTA Amigos de la Tierra El Salvador

Comité pour le respect des Droits Humains « DANIEL GILLARD 

LAB,  Euskal Herria

Comité pour les droits humains en Amérique latine (CDHAL), Canadá

 

 

Also available in: Spanish