We, Artists in Resistance, have defined our path as building socialism and popular power with the Resistance’s diverse expressions of struggle.
In this sense, we in Artists in Resistance are proud to form part of the FNRP as a concrete manifestation of the diversity of tendencies and identities of the people who have decided to build their own history, pledging the effort of their best men and women in search of a homeland re-founded on the principles of justice and socialism for all.
The manifesto that guides the actions of Artists in Resistance reads, in part, that, “our conscience and our actions should always obey the constituent power that directly emanates from the Honduran people,” and that, “the building and strenghthening of our beings and minds feeds the interdisciplinary dialogue and debate within a climate of respect and mutual support.” These affirmations obligate us to safeguard the fundamental FNRP victories; victories made clear with the vindication of the popular movement in its opposition to the outdated and reactionary political system of Honduras.
Artists in Resistance respects the imaginations and identities of each and every person and collective that form part of the FNRP’s platform of struggle. However, our organization repudiates and will continue to repudiate the opportunistic, demagogic tactics that arise from the counter-revolutionary practice of some of its members who are conditioned to believe in historical bipartisanship. It is this belief, specifically, that we are determined to dismantle in the popular imagination.
In this spirit, the Artists in Resistance endorse the resolutions of the delegates chosen in participatory and transparent processes in their respective regions and municipalities as well as decisions made in the plenary of the National Assembly recently introduced on July 10 and 11 in Tocoa, Colón.
We urge FNRP members to prioritize collective interests above the usual expectations that come from the shameful bipartisanship that led to the June 28 coup d'etat. Let us prioritize unity, honest debate and practices of open and democratic participation in the conduct of our struggle.
Artists armed with culture against barbery!
¡Artistas armados de cultura contra la barbarie!
Tegucigalpa, July 12, 2010
Translated by Laura Raymond