Ecuador: President Correa Exposes Opposition Coup Plan

Source:  TeleSUR
June 13 2015

Privileged and right-wing sectors have being holding protests in front the PAIS Alliance offices since Monday.

The opposition had everything ready for their opposition plot against the government, Ecuadorean president Rafael Correa said while speaking on his weekly program on Saturday, from Italy.

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President Rafael Correa speaking on weekly show on Saturday morning |
Photo: TeleSUR

Following days of protest, sometimes violent, outside the head offices of governing party PAIS Alliance, President Correa noted that the opposition had the money and logistics prepared.

“They want to wear us down by 2016″ . . .  Correa

The Ecuadorean leader called on people in the country to remain strong and firm in light of the right-wing attacks. “They want to wear us down by 2016 … but here, nobody gets tired, we’re stronger than ever,” he said.

The protests were initially against citizens having to pay a very small tax on large inheritances, but now the right-wing protesters are openly calling for the ousting of the elected government.

In 2013, Correa was elected in a landslide victory with 57 percent of the vote

In 2013, Correa was elected in a landslide victory with 57 percent of the vote. The protests have been counted by government supporters, who have outnumbered the opposition protestors but have also been met with violence from the right-wing demonstrators. Large numbers of police have been deployed each night to prevent violence or injuries.

Source:  Ecuador’s Correa Announces Opposition Coup Plan  TeleSUR

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  1. The battle cry of the anti-imperialist revolutions in Ecuador, Venezuela and other countries building peoples’ democracies must be increased grassroots political organization and viligance to counter the oligarchy and their imperialist guardians who are no doubt behind the recent coups in Ecuador and Venezuela.

    The right wing forces in Ecuador who recently attempted a coup against the Correa government are becoming increasing worried about their weakening political and perhaps economic power in the country. Hence their increasing political desperation as exemplified in the recent coup they attempted to retake power.

    However, while they are aware that their popularity and ability to solve the problems of the majority of Ecuadorians have significantly waned since the rise of the Correa government, they are acutely and equally aware of their advantages in fight back.

    The local oligarchy and their imperialist guardians in Ecuador, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Bolivia and other countries in Latin Anerica know that they are experienced at ruling and oppressing people. They also know that they are very class conscious and very organized. They also know that they have an enormous amount of money and other resources to use to buy the services of bureaucrats, police, soldiers, intelligence officers, journalists and other media officials and as well as other state agents. They also know that they are resilient and patient in guarding their class interests. They also know that they have the assistant of their imperialist guardians who like them are intent on rolling back the socio-economic and political achievements of the Correa and others governments in reducing poverty and inequality in all spheres of their national lives.

    The oligarchy and their imperialist guardians also know that for the anti-imperialist revolutions in Ecuador and the other cited countries to succeed their governments must not only change the balances of power in the institutions of the coercive arm of the state such as the court system, prisons, police, media, army and bureaucracy as has been achieved in Ecuador, Venezuela and others. They also know based on their own experiences as ruthless rulers of these countries that changing the balance of forces in these institutions of the state is good but seizing power from them in far better. In this regard, the oligarchy and their imperialist guardians know very well that though the cited anti-imperialist revolutions in Ecuador and the other countries have probably made significant inroads in controlling the political institutions of the state machinery, they know that these revolutions have not yet consolidated their political power over all of these institutions that make up state power. They know in other words that some of these critical institutions such as the police, army, courts, media and government bureaucracy are controlled by or influenced by several of their agents who they rely on to organize actions against these anti-imperialist revolutions including coups and other political disruptions.

    The oligarchs and their imperialist guardians know very well that the process of transformation of the referenced state institutions is not synonomous with full seizure of state power. Consequently, they are fully aware that during the period of transformation of the class nature of the state machinery is the time to act aggressively to disrupt the revolution at a minimum and to overthrow it and restablish their rule at a maximum.

    The latter is the primary political objective of the local oligarchies and their imperialist guardians not only in Ecuador and Venezuela where they are perhaps most aggressive currently staging coup attemps, strikes, political protests and other forms of disrupting the exercise of power by the anti-imperialist governments in these countries. There is no doubt that as time passes there will be increased actions by the right wing forces in Bolivia, Nicaragua and others to try and regain their lost power before it is too late.

    In closing, the main threat to the anti-imperialist revolutions in Ecuador, Venezuela, Bolivia and other Latin Anerican countries is perhaps unfolding right now as the governments of these nations attempt to deepen peoples power and transform the institutions of state power to serve the people against whom they have been used for centuries to maintain the privilege and power of the wealthy pirates.

    It is therefore during this period of transition and consolidation of political power by these nationalist and anti-imperialist revolutions that more vigilance and grassroots organization are required to beat back the oligarchy and their imperialist guardians as it is perhaps the most vulnerable period of or these revolutions.

    The right wing and their powerful local and foreign backers are acutely aware of these vulnerabilities and are intent on fight to the death to retake power before it is too late for them.

    “When you riding through the rocks, don’t you complicate your mind” Bob Marley

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