Archive for 'Bolivia'
The immediate question for the left and for activists, Chavez supporters or not, is the need to rebuild organisations on the ground that will be able to act independently of their rulers, whoever they are. Such organisation would enable the Venezuelan masses to defend their own class interests—and to deepen a revolution that still has far to go.
Many indigenous Bolivians are working class, while others are small farmers or peasants. The former are capable of leading social revolution; the latter, are not
Morales’ words and actions are a clear example of the logic of reformism; the logic of attempting to reform a capitalist state. He is constrained by the needs of a capitalist economy, and as such, has moved against the working class.
The Cochabamba Accord is an astonishing document. It calls for radical cuts in carbon dioxide emissions, no market solutions, and an end to capitalism.
PRESIDENT BARACK Obama declared recently that there would no longer be junior and senior partners in the Americas but his actions are sending a different message.