Federal troops have entered Oaxaca in a stepping up of the campaign of repression. The people are standing up and holding firm on the barricades. The people have no arms or bombs, just the dream and hope of a better future for the world. The people of Mexico must stand up and defend Oaxaca!
Yesterday, some 40
activists gathered in front of the Mexican embassy in Brussels. Young people
and veterans of international solidarity work joined with Mexicans, Chileans
and others to protest against the brutal repression of workers and peasants in
The armed forces have been used against the working people
of Oaxaca in Mexico. The real face of the
Mexican ruling class has been shown to the masses. Here we publish a statement
by the comrades of the Marxist tendency, Militante, in Mexico on what
measures the movement should take now.
What is a revolution? Trotsky explained that it starts when
the mass of ordinary people who normally are not interested in politics, rise
up and start to take their destiny into their own hands. This is clearly what
has been developing in Mexico
over the recent period.