People’s organizations condemn US-instigated coup in Bolivia

We, allied anti-imperialist organizations and individuals across the world condemn the rightwing coup against indigenous president Evo Morales that forced him and other members of the Bolivian government to resign. This coup is being undertaken to inflict the worst kind of violence upon class-conscious, indigenous revolutionaries who, under the banner of indigenous socialism, have forged the path toward self-determination and peace.

Pueblos del mundo con Evo!

To this day, no evidence exists to demonstrate that the October 20 elections which Evo Morales won were fraudulent. As early as one day later – on October 21 – the Organization of American States (OAS) released a public statement in an attempt to discredit the election results without any supporting evidence. For all its claims of multilateralism and diversity, the OAS receives a disproportionate amount of its funding from Washington DC.

This is not the first time that the United States Government has engaged in a coup in Latin America. This is not the first time that the U.S. government has fully supported a member of the local economic and political elite whose aim is to restore the ruling elite bloc’s policies which are hostile to the interests of the majority.

(Photo by AFP)

Evo Morales’ rival, former Bolivian President Carlos Mesa, an agent of the Washington D.C. based think-tank, the Inter-American Dialogue, and a political figure known for his hostility towards indigenous socialism and partiality to multi-national big business has the qualifications of an ideal imperialist comprador.

The contributions of the Movement for Socialism (MAS) – under the leadership of Evo Morales – enjoys enormous support from the indigenous population and the working class of Bolivian society. Its contributions to the political and economic advancements of Bolivia through the painstaking economic and cultural empowerment of indigenous people and workers is known well and is inspiring especially at this time of neoliberal attacks on the world’s working people.

We stand together in unity with Bolivian workers, peasants, and indigenous people in their struggle against U.S. intervention and economic imperialism. We strongly condemn the comprador elite in Bolivia who are agents of U.S. imperialism. We are prepared to reinforce all efforts to bring the perpetrators of violence to justice, may it be in the form of support for our Bolivian friends and comrades and/or an international people’s tribunal that will hold the culprits in this electoral destabilization and rightist coup fully accountable for their crimes against humanity.

El Mundo con Evo, so are we!

U.S. hands off Bolivia!
Defend the right to self-determination!
Defend the people’s right to live in peace!

Signed by:

  1. American Indian Movement Southern California
  2. Anakbayan USA
  3. BAYAN (New Patriotic Alliance) Philippines
  5. Black Workers for Justice
  6. Candidatura d’Unitat Popular Països Catalans
  7. Coordinadora Nacional Sindical y Social (CNUSS-Guatemala)
  8. Covert Action Magazine (USA)
  9. For the People – North Amerikan Federation (USA)
  10. Frente Populare (Italy)
  11. Frente Popular Revolucionario (FPR Mexico)
  12. Fundación Amancio (Guatemala)
  13. Human Rights Alliance for Child Refugees & Families (USA)
  14. International League of Peoples’ Struggle-Australia (ILPS)
  15. ILPS Canada
  16. ILPS Guatemala
  17. ILPS Philippines
  18. LPS Commission 1 The cause of national liberation, democracy and social liberation against imperialism and all reaction
  19. ILPS Commission 11 Struggle of teachers and other education workers against imperialism and for an alternative future
  20. International Women’s Alliance
  21. Inti Barrios: Costureras de Sueños (Mexico)
  22. Juventudes Socialistas del Perú
  23. Journal of Labor and Society
  24. May Day Committee (Melbourne Australia)
  25. Malcolm X Grassroots Movement (MXGM)
  26. New Afrikan People’s Organization (NAPO)
  27. New York Boricua Resistance
  28. New York Peace Council
  29. Occupy ICE Los Angeles
  30. October Revolution Centenary (New York City)
  31. Philippine-US Solidarity Organization PUSO Seattle
  32. Philippines-Bolivarian Venezuela Friendship Association
  33. Potere al Popolo (Italy)
  34. Proles of the Roundtable (USA)
  35. Regional Council of Africans in the Americas
  36. Union of Cypriots (Cyprus)
  37. Union del Bario (USA)
  38. Carol Araullo – Chair, BAYAN Philippines
  39. Alessio Arena – Fronte Popolare, Italy
  40. Christopher Connery, Professor, University of California Santa Cruz
  41. Diego Gullotta, Professor of Sociology, PRC
  42. Giuliano Granato- National Coordination,Potere al Popolo, Italy
  43. Andrew Kahn, Voice of América Blog
  44. Liza Maza – Secretary-General, International League of Peoples’ Struggle
  45. Mateo Bernabé López Pérez, Coordinadora nacional sindical y social, Guatemala
  46. Florentino López Martiznéz, Frente Popular Revolucionario Mexico
  47. Immanuel Ness – author, Southern Insurgency: The Coming of the Global Working Class (2016) and Chair, New York Peace Council
  48. Ben Norton, journalist, USA
  49. Paloma Polo – filmmaker, Spain
  50. Sarah Raymundo – Chair, Philippines-Bolivarian Venezuela Friendship Association
  51. Renato Reyes Jr.,  Secretary-General BAYAN-Philippines
  52. Akinyele Umoja, author, We Will Shoot Back: Armed Resistance in the Mississippi Freedom Movement (2013)
  53. Samuel Villatoro, Fundación Amancio, Guatemala
  54. Samidoun: Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network
  55. Socialist Unity Party / Partido por el Socialismo Unido (USA)
  56. Oz Karahan – President, Union of Cypriots (Cyprus)
  57. Loan Tran, International Action Center (U.S.)
  58. Alliance for Global Justice
  59. Chuck Kaufman, National Co-Coordinator, Alliance for Global Justice (U.S.)
  60. Prof. Jose Maria Sison, Chairperson Emeritus, International League of Peoples’ Struggle
  61. Students and Youth for a New America
  62. Dakota Lily, activist, Students and Youth for a New America, NYC-NJ-PA
  63. Congress of Teachers and Educators for Nationalism and Democracy-UP (CONTEND-UP)
  64. Gwen Bautista, Artist and Independent Curator
  65. People’s Power Assembly (Baltimore, MD USA)
  66. Youth Against War & Racism (Baltimore, MD USA)
  67. Malcolm Guy, Vice-Chair External, International League of Peoples’ Struggle
  68. Centre d’appui aux Philippines / Centre for Philippine Concerns (Montréal)
  69. Concerned Artists of the Philippines
  70. Antares Gomez Bartolome (Quezon City, Ph)
  71. Danny Haiphong, Contributing Writer, Black Agenda Report
  72. Cindy Sheehan, National Coordinator of March on the Pentagon and Host/Producer of Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox
  73. March on the Pentagon
  74. Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox
  75. Carlos Martinez, writer, Invent the Future (London, GB)
  76. Ann Garrison, Journalist, San Francisco Bay View, Black Agenda Report, Pacifica Radio
  77. ILPS Commission 4
  78. FMLN-Vancouver
  79. Solidaridad Ayotzinapa Vancouver
  80. Venezuela Peace and Solidarity Committee of Vancouver
  81. Jesus Rodriguez-Espinoza – Editor, Orinoco Tribune
  82. United National Anti-War Coalition
  83. Committee to Stop FBI Repression
  84. Chicago Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines
  85. Jaime Coreas Jiménez, FMLN Vancouver
  86. María Luisa Melendez, FMLN Vancouver
  87. Clara Sorrenti, Activist, Communist Party of Canada – Forest City Club
  88. Venezuela Peace and Solidarity Committee of Vancouver
  89. Leslie Salgado, Friends of Latin America, Columbia, MD
  90. Michele & Rick Tingling-Clemmons, Gray Panthers of Metropolitan Washington
  91. Kayla Pop, Afro-Peruvian activist, worker, student
  92. ILPS Commission 10 Rights of indigenous peoples, national minorities, oppressed nationalities and nations for self-determination and decolonization against discrimination, racism and national oppression perpetrated by imperialism and local reaction
  93. Youth For Environment Education And Development Foundation (YFEED Foundation), Nepal
  94. Julia Salazar, New York State Senator, 18th District, Brooklyn, New York
  95. Who is Boeing Bombing
  96. Coalition of Antiracist Whites – Seattle
  97.  U.S. Peace Council
  98. International Action Center
  99. Joe Kelly, Toronto, ON, Academic, Activist, Write
  100. Roberto Rojas-Morales,MSc (Research Hons);MBA; Grad. Dip. Med Imaging
  101. Tom Secker,Journalist
  102. The Re-Build Collective
  103. Emily Drabinski, Librarian
  104. Mario Santos, UNITE HERE! Local 2, Delegate to the San Francisco   Labor Council
  105. Party for Socialism and Liberation (USA)
  106. Pittsburgh Anti-Imperialist Committee (USA)
  107. Associazone Manden, Italy (an organization of African migrants)
  108. Borot’ba Ucrania
  109. Ciara Christianne Lim (UP Manila)
  110. Solidarité Africaine Pour la Démocratie et L’indépendance (SADI), Mali
  111. Oumar Mariko, President, Solidarité Africaine Pour la Démocratie et L’indépendance (SADI),
  112. Committee to Stop FBI Repression
  113. Doug Henwood, journalist, Brooklyn USA
  114. Jay Watts, Communist Party of Canada
  115. Black Alliance for Peace
  116. Bart Ahluwalia, Sydney Australia
  117. Allison Guttu, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement
  118. Movimentu Kamponezes Timor-Leste (MOKATIL)
  120. Claude Marks, Freedom Archives
  121. Collettivo Comunista Genova City Strike-Noi Saremo Tutto
  122. United Front, South Africa
  123. Trevor Ngwane, Spokesperson United Front South Africa
  124. Pȏle de Renaissance Communiste en France (PRCF)
  125. Workers World Party (WWP), USA
  126. Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO), USA
  127. Workers Party of Britain (WPB), Great Britain
  128. Ugnayan ng mga Manggagawa sa Agrikultura (UMA, Federation of Agricultural Farm Workers- Philippines)
  129. Nadja de Vera- UMA, Philippines
  130. Vianca de la Cruz, Youth for Agroecology-Philippines
  131. Rajeev Dhyani, National Vice President, Swaraj India Party-India
  132. Partito Comunista Italiano (Italy)
  133. La Città Futura (Italy)
  134. Mauro Alboresi – Secretary General – Partito Comunista Italiano (Italy)
  135. Rosa Schiano – Human Rights Activist (Italy)
  136. Selena Di Francescantonio – Responsible for External Relations – Fronte Popolare (Italy)
  137. Guido Salza – Responsible for International Relations – Fronte Popolare (Italy)
  138. Davide Boffi – Responsible for organisation – Fronte Popolare (Italy)
  139. Alberto Lacchia – Secretary of the Turin branch – Fronte Popolare (Italy)
  140. Giovanni Ordanini – University Student – Fronte Popolare (Italy)
  141. Rachelina Ferrecchia – Retired – Fronte Popolare (Italy)
  142. Larysa Litovchenko – Family assistant (Italy)
  143. Massimo Manenti – Worker (Italy)
  144. Daniele Re – Teacher (Italy)
  145. Franco Mele – Dealer (Italy)
  146. Danilo Ancona – Freelancer (Italy)
  147. Giuseppe Ranieri – Retired (Italy)
  148. Antonio Giongo – Intendente Immobilier (Switzerland)
  149. Fabio Temporin – Retired (Italy)
  150. Floriana Cerciello – Worker (Italy)
  151. Marco Ferrari – Worker (Italy)
  152. Roberto Scorzoni – Collettivo CAOS (Italy)
  153. Tonino Biffarino – IT advisor (Italy)
  155. The Shoatz family
  156. Rafael Sencion
  157. Daud Sibanda. Zimbabwe
  158. Giovani Comunisti/e (Italy)
  159. Partito Comunista/Communist Party (Switzerland)
  160. Edoardo Acotto – Teacher – Fronte Popolare (Italy)
  161. Dario Bianzani – Freelancer (Italy)
  162. Veronica Giuffrè -Student and cleaner (Italy)
  163. Filippo Scarselli – Craftsman (Italy)
  164. Babette Grunow, Latin America Solidarity Committee-Milwaukee
  165. Gabriella Spada (Italy)

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Adonay jose espinoza
Adonay jose espinoza
3 years ago

Saludos y que viva Evo Morales

Michael wauschek
Michael wauschek
3 years ago

I still believe standing rock is everywhere this is one of many rocks rising

Maria S calef
Maria S calef
3 years ago


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