After three weeks of a struggle that had acquired revolutionary
dimensions, Bolivia now has a new president and the workers and
peasants are discussing how to continue the struggle. With the help of
the MAS the ruling class has managed to delay the process once more,
but for how long? The masses are learning from each turn of events, and
with each betrayal wider layers are being radicalised.
Here we publish some messages of support to the Bolivian people which we received in the last few days. Please raise the question of the Bolivian Revolution in your trade union branch, party branch, local associations, etc., get resolutions of support passed and send them on to us at !
In 2002 the workers of Cipla and Interfibra occupied their factories to defend 1,000 jobs. In the last few days the possibility of imprisonment
of the coordinator of the Factory Council, Serge Goulart, and the
occupation by the police of these factories is increasing. We appeal to
all trade unionists and left politicians, to all the progressive
organisations internationally, to workers and youth in general, to send
resolutions demanding an immediate cessation to the threats against the
workers of the occupied factories in Brazil.
On Thursday, July 14, a group of Young Socialists and representatives of the Editorial Board of Der Funke
organised a picket in front of the Brazilian embassy to protest against
the threatened repression of the Cipla and Interfibra workers who have
occupied their factories to defend their jobs.
This is a statement of the editorial board of In Defence of Marxism
signed also by other
Marxist currents and magazines all over the world. We express our
opposition to the campaign of US imperialism and the Venezuelan
oligarchy against the revolutionary process in Venezuela and put
perspective of socialism as the only way to defend it. Also
Danish, Italian, and German.