PCTE: On the Spanish government’s change of stance about Western Sahara

Taken from: In Defense of Communism

Statement by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Workers of Spain (PCTE) on the Spanish Government’s change of stance about Western Sahara:

The Spanish Government, via a letter signed by Pedro Sánchez, has modified the official stance on the conflict in Western Sahara, thus supporting the stance held by Morocco all over the years —Sahara would become an autonomous province within the Alawite kingdom.

A new treason of social democracy that does not surprise us, as it comes from the government of social democracy which, with its passiveness in the last months against the blackmails and provocations of the Moroccan Government, refuses to take the historic role it should play as ancient colonizers of Western Sahara, sells weapons to Morocco so it continues its expansionist and invasion policies —a sale, by the way, they do not pretend to stop as Morocco is for the Government a “strategic partner” which the Government pretends to “have the best neighborly relation possible” with.

The Spanish Government’s change of stance comes from its interest to secure its position within the EU and NATO. This context explains the growing presence on military missions abroad, the significant contribution to the sending of weapons to Ukraine, the organization of the NATO Summit in June or the announcement of an important increase in military expenditures. We are verifying again how social democracy promotes the geostrategic interests —which eventually benefit the Spanish monopolies— over the rights of peoples.

After a year-and-a-half war in Sahara, where our Sahrawi brothers and sisters are being mistreated, arrested and/or murdered, the PSOE-UP Government attacks again and shows its cards, refusing once more the right to self-determination to the Sahrawi people and submitting to the wants of the Moroccan Government.

The PCTE expresses its full support to the Sahrawi people, the Polisario Front, and the Sahrawi People’s Liberation Army in this new aggression. It points out to the Government of social democracy as the direct accomplice of the conflict, as it participates in the violation of all rights in Western Sahara. At the same time, it demands the Spanish Government to fulfill its historic responsibilities to Western Sahara and abandon its joint war and colonization policy with Morocco.

Press Office, Central Committee of the PCTE

March 19th, 2022. 

Source: In Defense of Communism