Communist Party, Turkey (KP): Enough is enough! Do not mess Syria up anymore!
| August 25, 2016 | 9:09 pm | Analysis, Party Voices, political struggle, Syria | No comments

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Communist Party, Turkey (KP): Enough is enough! Do not mess Syria up anymore!
Statement by the Communist Party, Turkey.
The operation in Jarablus, Syria bogs down Turkey into the marsh of war. This totally illegitimate and incoherent operation should be stopped immediately.
Enough is enough!
Do not mess Syria up anymore!
The operation in Jarablus Syria bogs down Turkey into the marsh of war.This totally illegitimate and incoherent operation should be stopped immediately.
Turkey has once again, violated the sovereignty rights of Syria. Since from the beginning, the support of the outsiders, especially Turkey, to the armed gangs became the main cause for the Damascus administration loosing replacements to the international jihadist groups. Therefore, for anyone seeking peace in Syria it would be sufficient and necessary to stop intervening Syria’s domestic affairs and to respect the country’s sovereignty rights.
The Isis, which the Turkish Armed Forces are attacking now, foremost owes its victories in the region to the AKP government. The most advanced of all the places, where this US made organization openly gangs up, hires assassins and organizes meetings, has been Turkey. AKP has treated Isis and other terrorist groups as if they were part of its own paramilitary forces and has used them accordingly. Just recently it has been revealed apparently how the intelligence units,to say the least, “did not prevent” the suicide bomb attack at the wedding celebration at Gaziantep.
It is not surprising how the sides of the fight and the peace get mixed and turn into chaos in a context of an administration crisis and lots of armed groups in the field. Yet, today’s chaotic picture does not change the fact that the Isis has its strong replacements in Turkey. Nobody should believe this gang, having installed itself within the state and the government, would be defeated by being attacked at the neighbouring country.
There is no legal basis which allows AKP government to bring the Turkey’s side of the borders into the use of the Islamic gangs other than Isis and to provide bases. The evacuation of the town Karakamış as a consequence of this policy, proves to be a tragic development of how our country has being sink into the war.  However, the argument that tells this precaution is for the security of the civilians is groundless. The region is being made unmanned and being turned into a war zone for good.
AKP has turned Turkey into a tool at the hands of the imperialist states, the regional powers and even some gangs.
The Jarablus operation should be stopped.
Turkey should surrender letting the military groups’s activity.
Any organization pursuing destructive activities against Syria should be purged.
Turkey should not involve in any other activity than protecting the border security.
All the access and usage of the land, bases, aerial domain and other facilities of Turkey for the battles at Syria, should be terminated.
Communist Party, Turkey
Family Tradition: Clintons’ Interventionist Foreign Policy No Secret
| August 25, 2016 | 8:44 pm | Analysis, Hillary Clinton, political struggle | No comments
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“Humanitarian” interventions have become part of the Clintons’ “family values” since the Bill Clinton presidency, US columnist James Carden notes, suggesting that should Hillary Clinton’s win the White House in November, America’s foreign policy “realism” will sink into oblivion.The Clintons have long been known for pursuing interventionist foreign policies; there is a little if any doubt that Hillary Clinton will follow in her husband’s — ex-president Bill Clinton — footsteps if elected, according to James W. Carden, former advisor on Russia to the Special Representative for Global Inter-governmental Affairs at the US State Department. “Hillary Clinton has repeatedly called for a more active US foreign policy. The 2016 election is shaping up to be, among other things, a battle between the inarticulate isolationism of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton’s liberal interventionism. Hers is an approach which came into vogue during the administration of her husband,” Carden writes in his article for Secret File Confirms Trump Claim: Obama, Hillary ‘Founded ISIS’ to Oust AssadCarden stresses that it was Bill Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States (from 1993 to 2001), who departed from the realist policies of his predecessor, George H.W. Bush, and launched a series of campaigns in different parts of the world. Furthermore, regardless of the fact the Bush administration promised the Kremlin that NATO would not expand “one inch eastward,” Bill Clinton pushed ahead with the Alliance’s expansion toward Russia’s borders. Interestingly enough, in June 1997, a group of American diplomats and lawmakers published an open letter to then-President Clinton, urging him to reconsider his NATO policies. “Russia does not now pose a threat to its western neighbors and the nations of Central and Eastern Europe are not in danger. For this reason, and the others cited above, we believe that NATO expansion is neither necessary nor desirable and that this ill-conceived policy can and should be put on hold,” the letter said. “During Clinton’s tenure, the US military was dispatched on ostensibly humanitarian grounds in Somalia (1993), Haiti (1994), Bosnia (1995), and Kosovo (1999). Clinton also directed airstrikes on Sudan in what was said to be an attempt on Osama bin Laden’s life,” Carden continues, adding that Clinton also bombed Iraq in 1998 “over its violations of the NATO enforced no-fly zones.”  Carlos BarriaDaesh-Gate: The Scandal That Could End Hillary Clinton’s CampaignThe former US official recalls that in 1998 Clinton signed the so-called Iraq Liberation Act into law. The legislation stipulated that “It should be the policy of the United States to support efforts to remove the regime headed by Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq.” The belief in the efficiency of the US-led “humanitarian interventions” also originated from the times of President Clinton who authorized NATO bombing campaigns in Yugoslavia. Clinton’s interventions in the Balkans set the template for George W. Bush’s operations in Iraq and later Barack Obama’s aerial campaign in Libya. According to Carden, if Hillary wins the White House, America’s foreign policy “realism” may sink into oblivion. Daniel Larison of the American Conservative shares Carden’s stance, calling Hillary Clinton “a hawk.” “In almost every case for the last twenty years, Clinton has reliably sided with those favoring more rather than less aggressive measures in response to foreign conflicts and crises. She did this during her husband’s administration (‘I urged him to bomb’ [Kosovo]), she did it as a senator with her Iraq War authorization vote, and she did it as Secretary of State (see Libya, Syria, etc.),” he writes in his opinion piece.  American investigative journalist Gareth Porter underscored in his July report for that there are clear signs that the Clinton team is currently preparing for a broader war in Syria. “The clear signals of Clinton’s readiness to go to war appears to be aimed at influencing the course of the war in Syria as well as US policy over the remaining six months of the Obama administration,” the journalist warned. “Humanitarian” interventions have become the Clinton’s “family value,” Carden remarks. The question remains open whether the US will continue its “self-appointed role as the policeman of the world” or the next administration will put — in the words of Republican presidential nominee Trump — “America First.”

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US Federal Court Orders State Department to Release Clinton Emails by Sept. 13
| August 25, 2016 | 8:36 pm | Analysis, Hillary Clinton, political struggle | No comments
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Legal watchdog Judicial Watch said that a US federal judge ordered the US Department of State to review and release newly discovered Hillary Clinton emails from the FBI.The Perks of Being a Clinton Foundation Donor

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — A US federal judge ordered the US Department of State to review and release newly discovered Hillary Clinton emails from the FBI, legal watchdog Judicial Watch said in a press release. “Judicial Watch today announced that a federal court has ordered the State Department to review newly found Clinton emails and turn over responsive records by September 13,” the release stated on Thursday. In a court filing this week, the release noted, the State Department admitted it discovered Benghazi-related documents among the 14,900 emails and attachments, uncovered by the FBI, she had previously deleted and withheld. The new emails come in response to a Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed in November 13, 2015, seeking all communications between Clinton and the White House from the day of the terrorist attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya through the following week.

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Clinton Emails Discuss Whether to Take Drug Used to Treat ‘Decision Fatigue’
| August 24, 2016 | 10:13 pm | Hillary Clinton, political struggle | No comments
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Clinton Emails Discuss Whether to Take Drug Used to Treat ‘Decision Fatigue’

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Emails released by WikiLeaks revealed that Hillary Clinton admitted to suffering from decision fatigue and discussed with one of her top aides while serving as US secretary of state about taking a drug used to treat Parkinson’s disease.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Hillary Clinton admitted to suffering from decision fatigue and discussed with one of her top aides while serving as US secretary of state about taking a drug used to treat Parkinson’s disease, emails released by WikiLeaks revealed.”Wow that is spooky descriptive,” Clinton wrote in the email on August 19, 2011 to her close friend and senior adviser Cheryl Mills about an article entitled “Do You Suffer From Decision Fatigue?” released by WikiLeaks.

The article said individuals in positions of power could experience “decision fatigue” that could make them “become reckless” and “act impulsively.” The article also warned that people suffering from the affliction could cause “ordinarily sensible people [to] get angry at colleagues.”

Clinton’s alleged outbursts against some of her own staff have been reported to have reduced them to tears.

In a later email sent in October 2011 two months later, Clinton’s senior foreign policy advisor Jacob Sullivan informed her about a drug called Provigil (Modafinil) that is prescribed to treat “excessive sleepiness in patients with Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and multiple sclerosis,” as well as “excessive sleepiness caused by narcolepsy.”

The emails show Clinton being concerned about decision fatigue well before she fell and hit her head in 2012, which has caused a blood clot and additional worries about her health.

The releases come amid calls for both US major political parties’ presidential nominees to release their health records.

Rutgers University Professor of Medicine Bob Lahita has called on Clinton to agree to be medically examined by an impartial panel of physicians to ensure she is fit for office, according to media reports.

Alexandra Nariño, a Dutch FARC rebel speaks about Colombia’s War and Peace
| August 22, 2016 | 8:04 pm | Analysis, FARC, political struggle | No comments

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Alexandra Nariño, a Dutch FARC rebel speaks about Colombia’s War and Peace
FARC guerrilla fighter and delegate in the peace negotiations, Alexandra Nariño, speaks to teleSUR about her 14 years with the rebel army / Source:
Alexandra Nariño is not Colombian, yet the impending end of the South American country’s 50-year civil war between the government and left-wing rebel forces represents “enormous happiness” for her.
That’s because the Dutch national has been fighting within Colombia’s FARC guerilla army for 14 years. After living in the jungle in FARC camps for about a decade, for the last four years Nariño has played a key role in the peace process in Havana, Cuba, that aims to transition Colombia out of the longstanding internal conflict and toward a new era of peace.
But though Nariño, also known as Tanja Nijmeijer, is from the Netherlands, she says her reasons for deciding to take up arms as part of the left-wing rebel movement were the same as those that pushed her Colombian fellow combatants to join — a claim she admits may be hard for many to believe.
“I came to Colombia, I saw the injustice and I felt that something had to be done,” Nariño told teleSUR from Havana, the site of the peace talks. “The only difference might be that I didn’t really live the injustice … I saw the state violence, but I didn’t suffer it.”
Nariño joined the FARC in 2002 after being impacted by the level of inequality and state-sanctioned human rights abuses in Colombia during a year-long stint as an English teacher in 1998. “I think for me it was just enough to know that people (are) suffering to make the decision to join and show my solidarity with them,” she said.
At the time, the armed conflict was in full swing. The notorious United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia, an illegal paramilitary militia also known as AUC, had launched in the previous year and established a cold-blooded reputation by brutally slaughtering at least 30 people in an attack known as the Mapiripan Massacre in July 1998. A U.S. State Department report on human rights in Colombia the same year documented ongoing problems of extrajudicial killings, forced disappearances, attacks on civilians by paramilitaries and some cases of “social cleansing” at the hands of police.
Then, in 2000, then-Presidents Bill Clinton and Andres Pastrana launched Plan Colombia, the multi-billion dollar counternarcotics and counterinsurgency military aid package widely condemned by human rights advocates to have been a disaster that spurred massacres, empowered death squads, and exacerbated and prolonged the civil war. Nariño joined the FARC just two years later, the same year far-right, allegedly paramilitary-linked former President Alvaro Uribe entered office.
Nearly a decade and a half later, Nariño remains committed to the fight that “has always been a political struggle,” saying that her “awareness that there’s still a lot to be done” has kept her in the FARC all these years. She’s also optimistic about the much-anticipated new phase dawning on the country through the peace process, which she sees as offering new spaces in the “struggle for a just society,” including the FARC’s participation in electoral politics.
“Many people talk about the transition of the FARC into a political movement,” she said. “Many people don’t know that we have always been a political movement. We were a military-political movement, and now we will be a political movement.”
The FARC, or Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, formed as a rebel army connected to the Colombian Communist Party in 1964 in the wake of a bloody ten-year conflict between Liberals and Conservatives that ravaged mostly rural areas and gave way to a crackdown on self-organized communist communities. The guerrilla uprising was founded on revolutionary Marxist and anti-imperialist demands for agrarian reform and defending the rights of rural peasants. After more than 50 years, these continue to be central issues on the FARC’s agenda and and have formed important cornerstones of the peace process that began in Havana in 2012. “War can become all consuming … but I don’t think that this means that you lose the sense of what you’re fighting for,” said Nariño in reference to how the movement has stayed connected to its roots after all these years.
She added that political education and consciousness-building is part of “daily life” in the FARC. One internal process has been developing the movement with respect to gender equality in response to the “machismo” that pervades mainstream Colombian society. Women make up nearly 40 percent of the FARC, and while progress has been made, the issue remains an ongoing “everyday” struggle. “In Colombian society you wouldn’t find a community or a group where men and women cook, wash their clothes, go to combat, carry heavy loads, etc.,” said Nariño “In the jungle, everything is on an equal basis. But, this doesn’t mean we don’t have to keep working on it.” A gender perspective has also been incorporated in the peace agreements with a special subcommission in the negotiations process.
The talks in Havana have achieved landmark partial deals on issues of transitional justice, rights of victims, agrarian reform, crop substitution for coca production, and other matters. Earlier this year, the two sides of the conflict signed a historic bilateral cease-fire agreement, a key step in bringing an end to the war that has claimed over 220,000 lives and uprooted some 6.3 million people, mostly Indigenous and Afro-Colombian.
“Sometimes I feel a little sad when think of all the people who were comrades of mine who died in the jungle, and now I think they could have made a huge contribution here in Havana and of course in the construction of a new country,” said Nariño. “That is difficult for me to accept … They were young people who could have contributed a lot.” But for Nariño, there’s a lot of reason to be optimistic. “I know how Colombian people have suffered the conflict, and I think it means an opportunity for everyone to start the construction of a new country, to start a new page in the book of history of Colombia,” she said.
Despite being on the much-heralded brink of peace, important challenges remain. Outstanding issues at the negotiation table include the future political participation of the FARC, the reincorporation of demobilized rebels into society, and other important end-of-conflict measures. Meanwhile, former President Uribe has been fearmongering with far-right rhetoric and pushing for a “No” vote in the plebiscite on the peace agreement, expected within months of signing the deal. “It doesn’t make any sense to vote against peace,” argued Nariño, saying that Colombia’s “extreme-right” has used a series of “false slogans” to obscure the many positive aspects of the peace agreements, from plans for land redistribution to substituting illicit coca production for other crops and specialized peace tribunals to try alleged war criminals.
“It has become clear that the people who are against the peace process are not the victims of the conflict … they are not the people who have really suffered,” she continued. “They are the people who take advantage of and profit from the conflict.”
The plebiscite on the peace agreement will need to secure a 13 percent threshold to pass. Even in the unlikely event that Colombians vote down the deal, a “No” vote would not mean that the government could reopen negotiations with the FARC on specific issues, the government’s lead negotiator Humberto de la Calle has said.
Even after the peace accords are finally signed, which could happen as early as in a matter of weeks, many challenges will of course remain to rebuild the society ravaged by over five decades of conflict.
“I think that the main challenge for Colombian society will be reconciliation,” said Nariño, pointing to what she described as two divergent Colombias that must be reunited to offer opportunities and provide for the basic needs of all, not just a privileged sector of society. “We will keep on working for reconciliation, social justice and peace in Colombia and we’ll make sure that those two Colombias disappear and become one.”
But the road to this point has not been easy. Nariño says it’s a “pretty tough life” in the FARC and that she has “suffered the stigma” like other rebel fighters nationally and internationally. She argues that the media, especially in Colombia, has had a role in whipping up this contempt while also showing a “lack of teaching peace” in society. The Dutch rebel fighter faces terrorism charges in the U.S., while her home country of the Netherlands recently approved a law that allows the country to revoke the citizenship of citizens who join so-called terrorist organizations abroad. Both the United States and European Union list the FARC as a terrorist organization.
In Colombia, the FARC and other guerrilla groups have evidently faced harsh criticism over the years, such as accusations of alleged forced recruitment of child soldiers. The organization has denied the charges, maintaining that the forces accepted young victims while highlighting the conditions of war that often force people to make hard choices. Earlier this year, the FARC banned all recruits under 18 years old and agreed to send home all soldiers under 15.
“We know that in Colombia the situation for children is very tough, and that many times they seek refuge in our camps, sometimes even younger than 15,” said Nariño, singling out examples such as paramilitary violence, domestic violence, and lack of access to education and housing as situations of desperation that push young people into the guerrilla. “But we as the FARC also know of course that war is not a scenario for children to live in and we were more than willing to make this decision as a gesture towards the construction of peace.”
That construction of peace, though, is only in its infancy as Latin America’s longest-running civil war draws to a close. “We have said many times that peace is not only decided by weapons,” Nariño added. “It is a long term construction and it should involve social justice, opportunities, employment, healthcare, housing, dignified living conditions for everyone.” The country is home to the world’s second-largest population of internationally displaced people after Syria.
The FARC now has around 8,000 combatants, down from some 20,000 or more at its peak in the 1990’s. The country’s smaller rebel army, the National Liberation Army or ELN, founded at the same time as the FARC, currently has some 3,000 members and has not launched a formal peace process with the government. Colombia has fought the left-wing guerrillas and the so-called “war on drugs” with heavy militarization backed by the United States’ US$10 billion in military aid over 15 years of Plan Colombia. Presidents Barack Obama and Juan Manuel Santos announced a new Plan Colombia 2.0 earlier this year, called Paz Colombia, which is set to pour some US$450 million into Colombia for a total of up to US$4.5 billion over 10 years.
But as the government locks in military aid in the year Santos has heralded as the “year of peace” and the FARC prepares to disarm and start to participate in politics legally, what’s next for the FARC’s Dutch rebel fighter and top peace negotiator at this historic turning point for Colombia remains uncertain. “In a general way I can say that I will keep up the struggle for justice in Colombia and also in the world,” said Nariño. “What exactly I will do depends on what is needed.”
Fascism in Ukraine: Eurovision Song Contest winner ‘Jamala’ performed in neo-Nazi gathering
| August 22, 2016 | 8:00 pm | Analysis, political struggle, Ukraine | No comments

Κυριακή, 21 Αυγούστου 2016

Fascism in Ukraine: Eurovision Song Contest winner ‘Jamala’ performed in neo-Nazi gathering
Left: Nazi collaborator and war criminal Stepan
Bandera; Right: Jamala at the 2016 ESC.

Her full name is Susana Jamaladinova, also known as ‘Jamala’. She was the controversial winner of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest. According to news reports, Jamala performed in a Neo-Nazi youth music festival called “Banderstadt” in Lutsk, Ukraine. The festival, which took place from 5th to 7th August honors the notorious Ukrainian fascist, war criminal and Nazi collaborator Stepan Bandera. 

Jamala had triumphed in the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest with a much controversial, politically motivated and certainly anti-communist, song called “1944” which had as a main theme the deportation of Crimean Tatars by Stalin. Of course, the song was by itself a distortion of history: Crimea’s Tatars were deported because they were Nazi collaborators

Not surprisingly, on 17 May 2016, NATO uploaded a video on YouTube congratulating Jamala for winning the Eurovision Song Contest. 

Interview with Pável Blanco Cabrera, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Mexico (PCM)

Σάββατο, 20 Αυγούστου 2016

Interview with Pável Blanco Cabrera, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Mexico (PCM)

Interview of Pavel Blanco, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Mexico (Partido Comunista Mexicano, PCM), to the International Communist Press / August 20, 2016.
ICP: In the recent years, violence in Mexico, both related to drug trafficking groups, or as a part of a clearly paramilitary activity against the progressive forces, organizations and people and especially the communists has been on the rise. Your Party, PCM has also suffered attacks of these paramilitary forces. What are the causes of this wave of violence and what will be the consequences of this situation in the context of the class struggle? Can you also comment on the relation of this situation with the U.S. imperialism that never ceased to mark its presence in Mexico?
Pavel Blanco: First of all, I would like to send my brotherly greetings to the Communist Party of Turkey, with whom we share the same line in the revolutionary regrouping of the international communist movement. We will do everything to reiterate our solidarity on the face of the political events that violently convulse the class struggle there.
In Mexico it is possible to literally observe the face of capitalism that Marx was speaking of. It drips mud and blood from all its pores. The wave of violence that shakes us with more than 200,000 dead in 10 years is not a system failure. Rather, it is the logical consequence of capitalism that consists of barbarianism, terror, uncertainties, hunger and death. The so-called war of narco-trafficking, in which the Mexican state is directly involved, is a process of re-accommodation of markets, routes and stakeholders in order to control this business, which is laundered rapidly through financial investments, and sectors such as the real estate and production. Here we don’t only refer to the agricultural industry but also to the branches such as metals, mechanics, iron and steel and extractivism. So, it is a process of amplification of accumulation and a new economic branch that rapidly generates consequences for politics. The money buys the political parties, candidates, elected state officers, mayors, MPs, senators and governors, all of which strongly influence the presidency of the republic.
In this context, it is necessary to plant terror, demobilize and immobilize the people in order to prevent any kind of possibility of protest and opposition to the plundering of the country. It is imperative to avoid the popular or syndical organizations that would prevent the processes of overexploitation.
It is very striking that they force displacement of populations that decimate cities such as Ciudad Juarez or desolate towns and territories such as in Tamaulipas. Paradoxically, after the expulsion of the inhabitants and destruction of their houses and lands, they found oil wells and mine zones in these places.
The popular organizations are under the threat of state terror. For example, look at the class-based demands of the educational workers, or the Federation of the Socialist Peasant Students of Mexico, 43 of which disappeared in Ayotzinapa, and of course the Communist Party of Mexico. Five of our comrades including Raymundo Velazquez, who was the political secretary of the party in that region, were assassinated in Guerrero because they were opposing the Canadian mines there. Moreover, Enrique Lopez, who is a member of our Central Committee, has disappeared in Tamaulipas. In addition to a number of prisoners, we also have comrades passing through judicial processes. We would like to clarify that this is the consequence of having a specific position in the class struggle, in other words, fighting for the revolution. Only those who do nothing are at the margin of the possibility of suffering these strikes.
It is true that the North American imperialism has big interests and that since the late 1970s they promoted the narcotic operations on Mexico. They did it in collaboration with Colombian groups to finance their fight against the insurgent movements in Nicaragua and in other Central American countries. This is not a secret. Moreover, we should underline the presence of the Chinese capital in the important harbor of Lázaro Cárdenas in Michoacán, where they exchange steel with the chemicals used in the production of the raw material of a number of drugs.
At this point we would like to stop and think about this theoretical and practical question: In Mexico and for sure in almost all Latin America imperialism is identified with North America, and this position constantly creates deep political errors and strategic problems. The Communist Party of Mexico has the idea that imperialism as the actual phase of capitalism and characterized by monopoly capitalism also means that imperialism is not only an exterior but also an interior phenomena.  Speaking of the North American imperialism shouldn’t make one forget about the fight against the EU as an imperialist center or the inter-imperialist pact between Russia and China. Neither can other pacts between states or between capitalist economies such as MERCOSUR can be considered with sympathy. For us, the anti-imperialist fight is not an anti-North American fight. Rather, it is a fight against monopolies and we fight by confronting the monopolies in our country and in any other imperialist core. There is no “less bad” imperialism, all mean exploitation, pillage, plundering, war and death
ICP: There are millions of Mexican citizens and descendants of Mexicans in the United States, whose vast majority is part of the working class in this country. U.S. has never been an example of integration and acceptance but in the recent years the xenophobia and racism have increased even further and Mexicans, as the largest immigrant group, are one of the primary targets of xenophobia and racism. What is your opinion on the presence and role of Mexican workers in the struggle waged by the U.S. working class and the class character of the xenophobia?
PB: There are about 20 million Mexican or of Mexican origin workers in the US, and the number increases day by day, and year by year; it is our duty to contribute to raise awareness and organization of this population; during the bourgeois democratic revolutionary process in the last century, the Mexican workers of the USA were a stronghold of the anti-dictatorship fight which politically and financially supported the revolutionary forces of our country; phenomenon of migration peaked with the Second World War, and depending on the need for workforce, the North American border and the anti-immigrant mechanisms become more flexible or more harsh. The xenophobia and racism has been raging, not only against the Mexican workers but also workers of all nationalities who risk their lives in pursuit of employment there. It is PCM’s duty to fight to organize the Mexican workers to support the revolutionary process in our country and also to intervene in the class struggle for their rights and claims along with the North American workers and workers of other nationalities, who are exploited in the US. This happens by having a party organization at the borders, with which we’re moving forward, and for starting to have PCM cells among the Mexican workers in the US. It is clear that the class character of racism is one of the ideological pillars of the imperialist domination, which attacks all the workers.
ICP: Donald Trump is now officially the Republican candidate for the presidential elections, He is known for its anti-immigrant, anti-worker and racist rhetoric, towards the Mexicans in particular. What awaits the Mexican workers in the U.S. if Donald Trump is elected? The question can be asked for the working class in Mexico.
PB: Whoever wins the elections, may it be Mrs. Clinton or Trump, the loosing side will be the North American workers and the workers from other nationalities that shape the immigrant labor force. Trump resembles a scarecrow that is destined to express: “vote the lesser evil, vote the democrats”, which we consider to be a very dangerous position. Democrats or Republicans, the bourgeois parties of the USA do politics that are functional to imperialism. We already saw the fall of the myth, which claimed that it was a system only for the white; and the Obama administration turned out to be such an aggressive warmonger that it has no reason to envy Obama’s predecessor Bush. Now we will see how the myth, which claims that with a woman leading the USA, the world would go in a better direction, also crushes and falls. This is delusion, purely delusion.
No to Clinton and No to Trump, and we lament the wrongful politics done by CPUSA that navigates the opportunist flag of choosing a lesser evil. Whoever wins, will be a sworn enemy of the workers of the USA and the peoples of the world.
ICP: As the violence and repression increases in Mexico, the resistance of progressive forces and communists intensifies in response. We realize there is a revolutionary potential in the objective conditions in Mexico. What are the challenges, opportunities and the potential of revolutionary politics in Mexico?”
PB: That is true, the class struggle intensifies and the class conflict is present and evident. The labor-capital antagonism crystalizes especially wit the so-called structural reforms applied by the Mexican State, which embrace measures that devalue the labor and seek stability in the middle of the economic crisis.
We consider that the conditions are mature for a revolutionary process that according to our evaluation will be an anti-capitalist and anti-monopolist one with the goal of socialism-communism. We believe that a major obstacle at the moment is the mismatch between the objective bases, the limits of capitalism and subjective conditions of the moment, which are delaying; that is why since the V. Congress of PCM we are working to resolve this issue in two directions: building a strong, class-based workers and syndical movement on the one hand; and the development of the party itself in the principal strategic areas of the economy.
We are aware of the fact that without a strong communist party no revolutionary process would have any possibility to be successful.
Where are other revolutionary or anti-capitalist forces in Mexico, but none of them puts the proletariat in the center of their activity; in PCM we insist that the working class will be the epicenter of the revolutionary transformation; that is our advantage. Some words about an ingredient that is necessary for the revolutionary processes: the unity. We do not see it as a mere unification of organizations but as the unity of the class, we work exactly for that every day in every single work place.