The fraudulent nature of the recent gas referendum in Bolivia has become even
clearer to the Bolivian masses. Within just a few days Mesa was selling off even
more of Bolivia's natural gas resources to the multinationals. The response of
the masses has been to mobilise once more.
We publish a resolution, written by the editor of Marxist.com Alan
was defended by Celia Hart in the seminar entitled "The Utopia We
Need", held in Havana on Friday September 10, 2004. The conference took
place in the Hispano-American Centre in Malecón.
After the manoeuvre of the so-called referendum on the privatisation of gas, in August transport workers and community organisations organised protests against the rise in the price of gas. They were joined by the Landless Peasant Movement (MST). But the most striking development is what has become known as the "University Revolution" at Oruro.