ILPS-Phils: Solidarity Message to the Founding of ILPS Chapter of Mexico

Warmest greetings from the Philippines!
Cariñosos saludos de las Filipinas!

The Philippines Chapter of the International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS-Phils) hails the founding of the Mexican chapter of the ILPS (constitucion del capitulo Mexicano de la Liga Internacional de la Lucha de los Pueblos) on April 9, 2017.

With this great beginning of the ILPS country chapter in Mexico, we look forward to your successful hosting of our 6th International Assembly next year and contribute to the over-all advance of anti-imperialist and democratic struggles in the world.

Your theme “Neither war between peoples nor peace between classes” reflects a relevant view amid the worsening crisis of the world monopoly capitalist system. We must persist in the struggle against intensifying exploitation and oppression. We must press forward against US imperialism and all local reaction, militarism and fascism.

We condemned the regime of Enrique Peña Nieto for the abduction, torture and murder of Comrade Gustavo Salgado Delgado in 2015. We supported the mobilization of the people of Mexico to seek justice and carry forward his cause for national and social liberation.

We have stood in solidarity with you when 43 student teachers of Ayotzinapah were forcibly disappeared. We stand in solidarity with you now as the police in the Mexican state of Michoacan killed four indigenous campesinos last Wednesday. Eight were left injured and 40 more were arrested as campesinos re-occupy indigenous lands saying “No to megaprojects and transnational corporations!”.

Mexico gained independence from Spain in 1821 after ending years of war against colonial imposition and crimes by the Spanish invaders. The U.S. however stole the lands from Mexico and Native Americans.  The stolen lands were bigger than Germany and France combined and considered to be among the riches in the world.

Almost three quarters of the total exports now of Mexico, produced by your workers and peasants, are brought by the U.S. Over a million U.S. citizens live in Mexico and Mexico is largest source of immigrants to the United States.

The U.S. and local reaction in Mexico is becoming more rabid and tyrannical. The election of Donald Trump is now provoking the ire of the people with his claims to construct a border wall and make Mexico pay for it.

The Mexican government, pursuing neutrality in international affairs, opted not to actively join the U.S. “War on Terror” and the Iraq War. It was the first nation in history to formally and voluntarily leave the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance.

The years ahead are challenging for the Mexican people as you struggle for genuine independence, democracy and socialism.

We stand by you in your heroic struggles!

Long live ILPS-Mexico!
Long live international solidarity!

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