The revolutionary crisis that has gripped Bolivia for the last three
weeks has reached new heights. Last week ended with the parliament
unable to start its sessions, torn apart by the class war that divides
the country. The revolutionary movement of workers and peasants has
increased in strength, its national spread has broadened and it has
radicalised its political positions, now clearly challenging bourgeois
The Bolivian revolution is an inspiration to the workers and youth of
the whole world. In the last few days it has reached a decisive stage.
The masses have risen. Power has passed to the streets. However, the
time for making revolutionary speeches is over. It is necessary to pass
from words to deeds.
We wish to express to our Bolivian brothers and sisters that their courageous stand is a source of great inspiration to the workers, peasants, students and youth of the world. Therefore we are appealing to all our readers to send a clear message of support to the Bolivian people. 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 . We will publish them on our website and forward them to Bolivia. The workers and peasants of Bolivia must be made aware of the fact that the workers of the world support them.
We publish here a translation of the resolution launching the People’s Assembly passed yesterday in El Alto (Bolivia) at a meeting of about 150 people representing 60 different organisations. The meaning of this cannot be underestimated. It is a first step towards the creation of an organisation of workers’ power.
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.