Statement of the International Conference of Marxists-Leninist Parties and Organisations to APPO
To the Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Oaxaca (APPO)
Our Marxist-Leninist Parties and Organisations, of Europe, Asia, America and Africa, have followed with attention, solidarity and recognition the heroic struggle of the Mexican people and in particular, the struggle of the Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Oaxaca, who have confronted in a determined and consistent way the economic politics of the neo-liberal oppressors of their country and of the State of Oaxaca, headed by the PRI [Institutional Revolutionary Party, bourgeois ruling party from 1929 until 2000 – translator’s note], and PAN [National Action Party, bourgeois ruling party of outgoing president Vicente Fox and Felipe Calderon, made president in December 2006 after fraudulent elections – translator’s note].
The fascist repression that has been unleashed against APPO, by both Ulises Ruiz Ortiz (URO) [Governor of the state of Oaxaca, member of the PRI – translator’s note] and Vicente Fox Quesada, with police, paramilitaries, assassins and the armed forces shows once again that these governments do not represent the interests of the working class, the poor peasants, the students, the teachers and the proletarian women of Mexico and Oaxaca. Rather, they seek to destroy the movement, thus showing themselves to be in the service of imperialism and the local financial oligarchy. Therefore their demands are necessary and just: stop the repression, dismissal of the governor, the departure of URO and the establishment of a proletarian and popular government, where the people not only have a say, but decide the contents and the forms by which they will govern Oaxaca and Mexico.
The Popular Assembly of the Peoples Oaxaca, with more than 6 months of just struggles, at the barricades, through large popular mobilisations and its democratic life, is showing to the peoples of Mexico and world; to imperialism, fascism and capitalism, that we will only succeed if we develop a revolutionary tactics and strategy; if we build and strengthen the broadest proletarian and popular unity, and if we remain linked and in solidarity with the exploited peoples of the world, working for the revolution, socialism and communism, as the only true alternative for the emancipation of the exploited.
From Brazil, location of our XII International Conference of Marxist-Leninist Parties and Organisations, receive our deepest solidarity, our more combative internationalist support, hoping that this will contribute to the prompt fall of the tyrant URO, the departure of the PFP [Federal Preventative Police – translator’s note] and the end of the persecutions, murders and disappearances in Oaxaca.
Conference of Marxist-Leninist Parties and Organisations (ICMLPO)
Revolutionary Communist Party of Brazil PCR
Chilean Communist Party (Proletarian Action) PC (AP)
Communist Party of Colombia (Marxist-Leninist)
Communist Party of the Workers of Denmark APK
Communist Party of Labour of the Dominican Republic
Marxist-Leninist Communist Party of Ecuador
Communist Party of the Workers of France
Communist Party of Germany KPD
Party of Labour of Iran PTI Toufan
Communist Party of Mexico (Marxist-Leninist)
Communist Party of Spain (Marxist Leninist)
Communist Party of the Workers of Tunisia
Revolutionary Communist Party of Turkey
Revolutionary Communist Party of Volta
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