Barcelona, June 21, ABN. - The leader of the International Marxist Tendency (IMT), Alan Woods, stated that in Venezuela in the last 10 years: "those who have saved the revolution at every key juncture have been the rank and file, the millions of workers, peasants, poor and youth who really believe in socialism".
He explained his thoughts on Saturday during a meeting he had with autoworkers in the Los Montones Industrial Park in Barcelona, Anzoategui state, where he talked about the Venezuelan revolutionary process.
The British author explained that, "I believe that the Venezuelan revolution is a great revolution that has already accomplished many positive things, but we also have to recognise, if we are to be honest, that this is an unfinished revolution".
He explained that a qualitative leap is still needed in order to advance towards a classless society, and stressed that "one cannot talk of socialism nor of a genuine revolution in Venezuela while economic power is still in the hands of the few".
"The task that still remains to be accomplished here for the revolution to become a reality is nothing more and nothing less than the expropriation of the land, the banks and the big monopolies; until that is done the situation will still be problematic", he pointed out.
The thinker commented that one of the main problems of the revolution, on top of those of bureaucracy and corruption, is that of reformism, which includes "people who dress with red shirts but in reality are not chavistas, not socialists."
He pointed out that this situation means a systematic sabotage of the decrees of the president, which are not carried out in practice, generating disorientation, demobilisation and confusion amongst the masses.
"The revolution here (in Venezuela) has reached a crossroads and what needs to be decided is if we are going to finally mobilise the working class to expropriate capital, or if we are going to follow the road of reformism, which in the end will lead to failure in November and would threaten all the conquests of the revolution" - he said.
The leader of the IMT has been travelling the country for ten days, exchanging views with the communities and the Venezuelan workers, including the launch of his book "Reformism or revolution" which will take place in the next few days.
Source: Agencia Bolivariana de Noticias