In 2005 the
revolutionary movemenet of the Bolivian masses produced the Morales government.
Since then vacillation on the part of Morales has given the oligarchy room to
manoeuvre and now it is stepping up its activities as it prepares to exploit
the weaknesses of the government. Urgent revolutionary measures are required.
1967, entered the memory of the Bolivian people and of the entire world as one
of the cruelest episodes in history. The Mineworkers Trade Union Federation of
Bolivia (FSTMB) sent us a message commemorating these events. See also in Spanish.
the advanced capitalist countries people take water almost for granted, or at
least they did until recently. Now more and more of us have to pay huge bills
for our water. In the underdeveloped countries, however it is much worse, with
over one billion having no access to safe water. Water will become a source of
class conflict, as the experience of Bolivia has confirmed.
Roberto Chavez, the general secretary of the
FSTMB (Bolivian Miners’ Union), spoke to Alan Woods about the conditions of the
miners and their role in the class struggle in Bolivia. Their view is that the
Morales government is not going far enough. They want serious, radical change.