Caracas, October 28, 2022 (Press MinComunas) – This Friday, the People’s Ministry for Communes and Social Movements held a seminar on “People’s Power and eradication of poverty ten years after the coup d’état.” During the event, various experts presented progress in this area thanks to policies to the imperial attack.
Richard Delgado, Vice Minister of the Communal Formation System and Social Movements; Isis Ochoa, President of the Foundation Center for Studies on the Growth and Development of the Venezuelan Population (Fundacredesa) and Marilyn Di Lucca, President of the National Institute of Nutrition (INN) was in charge of the activity and discussed everything related to the strategies and reflections of the People’s Power as a counter-offensive against the war and the US blockade.
The Vice-Minister of Communal Formation emphasized that the central theme focuses on: “How we, despite the systematized targeted attack since 2007, have reached achievements of the social agenda of the Bolivarian project. In this sense, the president called us to the 3R. nets, as the New Epoch of Transition to Socialism that generates a set of concrete actions between method and action”.
Recently, the Government’s transition basis on 4 points. Richard Delgado explained: “The people’s organization from the organized bases with political conscience. Formalization of the concrete reality, where we study the elements that impact us with the political crisis generated by the US empire. The third point is political directionality, where institutional power integrates social and political power with self-government. Finally, the fourth point is the revolutionary action as a political tool to guarantee effective solutions.”
Isis Ochoa, in response, showed elements related to the Coup de Timon as a political tool to advance in the transition to the new stage. “The call for self-criticism, as a concrete action to multiply efficiency for the People’s Power empowerment in all areas. The battle of ideas is another factor of democracy to socialism with a rule of law and justice,” she explained.
Observatories regarding poverty.
The president of Fundacredesa suggested the Commune must have its poverty observatory with models that allow permanent innovation. She also reflected on the historical role in comparison with the present time. “Politics is the public, the common with the legislating people where the spirit of the Commune guarantees its government in its territory (…), that is why we need technical-political tools to transfer knowledge, hence the importance of the Ministry’s Nutritional Surveillance Plan in the Territories,” she expanded.
She also reflected on territorialization models with new elements: “A network that promotes cultural change, with a logic that goes from the local to the top.”
In this sense, Marilyn Di Lucca highlighted the Commune as a form of primary organization. “We are in a new era celebrating because we are recovering from an attack that has violated the country. Only the people save the people, whereas the organized people identify their problems and project their solutions.
In food matters, the INN president underlined the achievement of the Bolivarian Government in hunger eradication. “We surpassed this goal before the time set that managed to contain the aggression of food security where we received international recognition as a victorious model of the Bolivarian Revolution,” she added.
“The CLAP and the Plan of Love in Action to the Victims of the Economic War are policies where the People’s Power and the State institutions generated a territorial diagnosis. It is a knowledge process with the accompaniment of the people through a deployment to the most vulnerable sectors of the country to advance in the transfer to the People’s Power, empowering in everything related to the resistance, transformation, containment, and recovery of the communal organizations,” he asserted.
Di Lucca proposed the creation of training spaces to multiply specialized technical knowledge linked to community leaders to create a cultural revolution in the communal territory: ” where the specialized technical knowledge transcends to the social and food security, translated into good food.”