Libre: Libertad y Refundacion
Declaration of Principles
The Revolution is inevitable
The unsustainable economic, political and social system that rules in Honduras
The historic crisis that the Honduran people suffer was aggravated beginning with the Coup d'Etat of 2009, a moment in which the oligarchy unleashed a brutal violence against the people who leapt into the streets to defend their democratic rights and to demand the restoration of the Constitutional President.
The repression against the resistance exercised by the people was deadly; continuous and criminal violations of human rights, states of emergency, dismantling of the communication media and hundreds of assassinations without justice to this date. President Manuel Zelaya himself resisted armed assault, kidnapping and removal from the country, as well as an infinity of tortures in the asylum of the Embassy of Brazil.
This example of dignity and the indomitable spirit of liberty and justice of the great majority, headed by the example of valor of President Zelaya caused a consciousness of the marginalized classes to grow that made them value their right to insurrection, and in a peaceful fashion they demonstrated that reason can be more than arms.
The convocation to defiance of the people in the face of the imposition of despots was organized from the popular movement that decidedly confronted repression and, making use of the accumulation of strengths after various decades of construction of power from the base, forming the National Front against the Coup d'Etat, today the Frente Nacional de Resistencia Popular.
It is thus, that today the anti-democratic forces that imposed the neoliberal model and impede the development of Honduran society should recognize the failure of the coup d'Etat and of the capitalist system, voracious and incapable of giving a response to the just demands of the people.
Coups d'Etat Never Again!
This call for structural transformations that the Honduran people together with their Latin American brothers make, is made in the framework of the continual crisis of the capitalist system at a global level, and the definitive exhaustion of the neoliberal model and the would-be consensus of Washington.
Nevertheless, it is evident that the political victories that the democratic and revolutionary forces have achieved in the region of Central America and Latin America infuriate the most reactionary groups at a global level, that every day increase the attacks to prevent the people to organize themselves and assume their historic role, at the same time that they attempt to destabilize popular governments through economic blockages, warlike threats, and militarization of the societies, promoting and delivering coups d'Etat.
It is precisely in this context of looting and exploitation of the neoliberal stage that President Zelaya decided to make changes in state policies in favor of national development and the working class, at the same time to expand relations with the socialist countries of South America and the Caribbean with new forms of solidarity and commercial exchange (ALBA, Petrocaribe), that would combat the already exhausted prescriptions of the international financial organizations (the International Monetary Fund, World Bank, among others).
The Coup d'Etat in Honduras is the outcome of a conspiracy that was forged within this conflict, in which were risked geopolitical interests that directly affected the conditions of life of the people.
The economic system of neoliberal capitalism that the oligarchs intended to preserve by force, is what has brought about the present global social and economic crisis, augmenting the polarization of wealth and the concentration of political power in tyrannical elites, that results in the ruin of the national productive infrastructure and the destruction of the environment, among other ominous effects and consequences.
The social and economic impact of the coup has been enormous. (It is estimated at more than 10,000 million dollars, comparable to the national budget of five years.) In this moment we can speak of a State in bankruptcy, whose indebtedness compromises the destiny of many generations. United to the preceding, the people suffer cruel violations of Human Rights, and social victories of the popular sector, among them workers, teachers, campesinos and indigenous people, are maimed.
It is because of this that Libertad y Refundación (Libre), whose base in resistance constitutes the vanguard of this heroic deed, organizes a inevitable, peaceful revolution, inspired by the example of our heroes and martyrs.
In the framework of this transformational vision of the country, Libertad y Refundación (Libre) proposes to the Honduran people the following Declaration of Principles.
Declaration of Principles
The Revolution is Inevitable
Libertad y Refundación (Libre) will comply with those principles provided in the Constitution of the Republic and the Law, conscious that to refound Honduras and achieve the transformation of society it is urgent to convene the originary power of the people expressed in the National Constitutional Assembly.
Libertad y Refundación (Libre) will interpret and express the thinking and the strength of the people that demands with urgency the refounding of the State, the transformation of society and the economic and political system, as well as the construction of a true participatory and inclusive democracy based on equality, liberty, solidarity, and justice with which are guaranteed the universal and unrestricted respect for human rights.
Libertad y Refundación (Libre) is the historic continuation of the fight of the Honduran people to gain their liberty and their independence, as well as the respect for Popular Sovereignty as the only legitimate basis for power in Honduras.
Libertad y Refundación (Libre) will sustain its beginnings in Popular Sovereignty, direct and participatory democracy, rejecting oligarchic and antidemocratic forces (tyrannies and dictatorships) and the return of the military classes to the civic life of the nation.
We assume popular sovereignty as an instrument to return the ruling order of things and to install direct, participatory and popular democracy that will surmount the economic, social, and political inequalities that the oligarchic elites have imposed for centuries on Honduras.
Libertad y Refundación (Libre) declares that the Assembly of Popular Power is a basic organization in the construction of the power of the people and participatory democracy.
Libertad y Refundación (Libre) assume the constitutional principle that the supplanting of Popular Sovereignty and the usurpation of the constituted powers are typified as crimes of treason against the fatherland. The responsibility in those cases is inviolable (constitutional Article 2)
The people have the right to resort to insurrection in defense of the constitutional order, no one should obey a usurping government nor those who assume public offices or functions by the force of arms. (constitutional Article 3)
Social and Economic Equality
Libertad y Refundación (Libre) aspires to construct a society without relations of exploitation and submission among human beings, as well as the growth of a humanist conscience that will mold attitudes of cooperation and solidarity contrary to the individualism and egoism promoted by the neoliberal model.
The road toward a just society will be constructed step by step, taking advantage in a scientific manner of the possible advances, with sensitivity and creativity. The concept of social equality is the center of action and of thought that will permit us to confront decidedly all the forms of injustice.
We assume, together with all the popular sectors, that there exist class enemies that will impede the comprehensive development of our society.
Unity of the forces and respect for diversity
Libertad y Refundación (Libre) respect ideological diversity and constantly adds more male and female citizens of the political movements, popular organizations, and other democratic and progressive sectors.
The unity of the sectors affected by exclusion by a society that does not privilege the human person, is the principal force which will be constructed participatively a project of transformation that will be adequate to the particularities of our society and our culture.
Libertad y Refundación (Libre) summons to fortify the unity of those sectors to re-found Honduras from the vision of the marginalized and exploited classes that aspire to a full democracy.
Relationship with the popular sectors
Libertad y Refundación (Libre) is linked indissolubly to the people, to their popular organizations, to the democratic sectors of the citizenry in the formation of a block that confronts the system and will add to the construction of popular power from the base.
Critical thought and permanent doctrinal updating
Libertad y Refundación (Libre) does not follow dogmas or stony doctrines, its thought is in constant renewal, seeking the fundamental contradictions of the society in operation to improve its proposals for transformation, using for this the scientific method of social analysis.
Among its fundamental tasks Libertad y Refundación (Libre) will develop in an organized fashion the formation and permanent debate of its membership.
Respect and promotion of human rights
Respect, defense, and promotion of human rights and public liberties is the fundamental task of Libertad y Refundación (Libre).
A principle and priority action of Libertad y Refundación (Libre) is the dismantling of patriarchal oppression, beginning with the recognition that women are indispensable for the transformation of the country, being imperative the incorporation and full participation of women in social, economic, political and cultural life.
Libertad y Refundación (Libre) promotes the principles of equality and respect, and seeks to eradicate all types of [discrimination] on the basis of race, sex, sexual diversity, cultural difference, or other type.
The principle of Human Security is an essential part of the doctrine of Libertad y Refundación (Libre) and it is assumed as the obligation to give human beings comprehensive security, in which the bet form of struggle against global insecurity is to guarantee human beings liberties or absences of necessities or fear.
Honesty and transparency
Libertad y Refundación (Libre) will keep watch so that its directors and members will act with honesty.
In the same manner it will plan the organization of a State with efficient and transparent management of resources, in which one of its priority tasks is to combat corruption.
Nature and environment
Libertad y Refundación (Libre) considers that the progress of Honduran society and humanity in general only are possible through the development of productive systems that respect living beings and the environment.
Secularism and liberty of worship
In conformity with its Morazanic character, Libertad y Refundación (Libre) promotes the construction of a true secular State, respectful of personal religious beliefs. In that sense it will demonstrate its commitment to the principle of the separation of church and State, it will oppose the use of public power to impose religious dogmas and beliefs. It declares itself in favor of a society that respects all the forms of thought and styles of life.
Central Americanism and Latin Americanism
Libertad y Refundación (Libre) is committed to the unity of Central America, a fundamental requisite for the creation of the Greater Fatherland with justice, well-being and peace.
To achieve the Morazanic dream, Libertad y Refundación (Libre) will add its efforts to other political forces, popular organizations and social movements that [embrace] Central American unity.
In the same manner, Libertad y Refundación (Libre) makes its own the project of union of the peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean, a fundamental requisite to achieve true independence and sovereignty of the peoples of our continent.
Anti-imperialism, anti-neocolonialism, and international solidarity
Libertad y Refundación (Libre) declares its aspiration to peace among the peoples of the world and to international cooperation on a basis of equity, mutual respect, sovereignty of the peoples and their right to self-determination. Therefore, Libertad y Refundación (Libre) declares itself against imperialist and neocolonialist practices, to the instruments of submission and aggression, especially wars, invasions, military bases and genocides.
Libertad y Refundación (Libre) will establish relationships of solidarity with the peoples who fight for their liberation, and will impel fraternal ties with the democratic and popular movements and parties in the world that fight for the same principles and objectives.
Libertad y Refundación (Libre) aspires that Honduras should be a nation open to the world, respectful of cultural diversity, that will promote cooperation in solidarity among the peoples and governments, open to commerce, as well as to technological and scientific exchange.