A INTERNATIONAL REVOLUTIONARY WAVE SHOCKS THE WORLD

Introduce un CALL FOR A GLOBAL COORDINATION- November 3 2019

A REVOLUTIONARY SURGE SHAKES THE WORLD

From Hong-Kong to Chile, from Catalonia to Irak, through France, Lebanon, Ecuador, Honduras and from Rojava in northern Syria to Haiti, millions have mobilized flooding the streets in revolutionary processes that face political parties and capitalist governments, clashing with the armed forces with civil war methods. This mass uprising is shaking the world and is placed in the very center of the world political situation.


What characterizes this global revolutionary wave are the democratic demands which, as has always happened in history, are a powerful engine of the class struggle. In Hong-Kong the masses have achieved a resounding triumph in their fight against the "extradition law" that punishes activists fighting against the capitalist dictatorship of Xi-Jinping. In Catalonia, sentences of up to 13 years in prison to nine independent leaders triggered protests in the streets that spread to many cities. 

In Iraq, the "Madaniya" movement claiming the freedom to exercise the right to secularism and not be forced to belong to any fundamentalist movement or religion, is the continuation after the defeat of ISIS in the region of an extensive mass movement of young people who want to be independent of the oppressive states of the Middle East. In Lebanon, a powerful mobilization broke out against the "WhatsApp tax" that the capitalist government sought to impose on youth and those who want to use that telephone application. In Rojava, the rebellion of the Federation of Northern and Eastern Syrian communities led by Kurdish women, faces the criminal attack of NATO troops carried out by the state of Turkey ruled by dictator Recyp. Erdogan. Russia, Turkey, Iran and the regional powers try to stop the revolutionary processes in the Middle East that threaten the survival of the dictatorships that govern in the region.

These processes combine democratic claims with the fight against poverty, misery, rising prices of basic products and services and unemployment. Both in Chile and Ecuador, the trigger for the popular uprising has been the increase in services: in Chile, the subway, in Ecuador, fuels. But in both cases the struggle combined economic and democratic claims, by adding the demands against curfew in Chile, and against the crackdown of the capitalist government in Ecuador. All these struggles have left hundreds dead, wounded, detained and disappeared and have generated the emergence of self-defense organizations of the masses in the face of the brutal repressions that capitalist governments unleash.

The common denominator in all these uprisings is the appearance of street barricades, Molotov bombs and all kinds of popular weapons to face the repression of the police and the armed forces. In Iraq, the brutal repression is being carried out by the fundamentalist militias led by the state of Iran, while in Chile, the repression executed by the Piñera government is supported by the undemocratic political regime embedded with the elements of the Pinochetism that left the agreements drawn up by the capitalist parties. with the Pinochet dictatorship in the 80s.

Central America has become an epicenter of revolutionary actions. In Haiti, the uprising of the masses combines the claim against the measures of the capitalist government with the demand for the withdrawal of foreign intervention in the country. In Puerto Rico, the uprising knocked down Governor Ricardo Rosselló and was headed by the Feminist Collective under Construction - which demanded that he resign for calling them "whores" - accompanied by unions, musicians, the LGBT community and the population as a whole. Central America has become an epicenter of revolutionary actions. In Haiti, the uprising of the masses combines the claim against the measures of the capitalist government with the demand for the withdrawal of foreign intervention in the country. 

In Puerto Rico, the uprising knocked down Governor Ricardo Rosselló and was headed by the Feminist Collective under Construction - which demanded that he resign for calling them "whores" - accompanied by unions, musicians, the LGBT community and the population as a whole. In Honduras, the fight against the dictatorship of Juan Orlando Hernández (JOH) is at a new moment after the announcement of the link between the dictator's brother and drug trafficking. In Nicaragua, the people have been facing the dictatorship of Daniel Ortega, enduring the brutal repression of the Sandinista regime. In Panama and Costa Rica the protests of high school and university students have been of great importance; In Costa Rica, students from public universities have taken the buildings of the Rectory of the National University (UNA) and the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Costa Rica (UCR), facing the threats of intervention of the riot police. The students organize the blockade at the entrance of the Rectory in Heredia and carry out massive mobilizations to the Government House in Zapote in protest of the approval of the Special Fund for Higher Education (FEES) that restricts the use of funds for scholarships, salaries and infrastructure . The students demanded and achieved the resignation of the Minister of Finance Rocío Aguilar - who headed the IMF economic team - in addition to causing the fall of several ministers who has been shaking the capitalist government of Carlos Alvarado for months.

All the surge we see unleashed at this moment before our eyes was preceded by the development of the revolutions of Sudan and Algeria in Africa that broke down their dictatorships, as well as by the resurgence of the civil war in Yemen, the emergence of yellow vests in France, the great global mobilizations of women and the global mobilizations in defense of the climate. The worldwide insurrection faces absolutely undemocratic regimes, such as the fight in Catalonia against the regime of monarchist prison of the peoples that is the Spanish state. But it also faces regimes that appear to be democratic, such as the bourgeois democratic regime in Chile that has fascist pinochetism embedded among its institutions.

The global wave confronts capitalist governments in unison, destroying their plans of exploitation, hunger and misery that can only be applied with anti-democratic repression measures. The Hong Kong government backed down with the "extradition law"; that of Lebanon backed down with the "WhatsApp tax" and resigned its prime minister; The government of Ecuador, after fleeing the capital, backed down with the fuel tax. This revolutionary wave that already has important triumphs, is the expression of the existence of a world revolutionary situation and is the epicenter of the entire international political situation.

THE NEED FOR INTERNATIONAL COORDINATION

The backdrop of this revolutionary wave is the worsening of the global crisis of capitalism that is now in the midst of an acute peak of the crisis that began in 2008 and which has failed to emerge. Just ten days ago the IMF announced that the world economy is on its way to a "synchronized global slowdown" in 2020, ratifying the failure of the salvage policy that implied billions of dollars that the capitalist governments put in the pockets of the chiefs of the Global Conglomerates leaders of the world capitalist economy, to avoid bankruptcy.

The desperation of the heads of capitalism, the governments of the imperialist countries, the economists, analysts and capitalist officials before the collapse in the recession of world capitalism, was patented just a few days ago when the UN Secretary General António Guterres, in the Annual meetings of the World Bank Group and the IMF in Washington DC, called for a "global fiscal stimulus" or "universal bailout" to get the capitalist economy out of the crisis.

This worldwide wave that we live today is superior to the one that occurred between the years 2011-2014: the revolutions in the Middle East known as the "Arab Spring", the movement of the "Indignados" in Europe with epicenter in Spain, the Movement " Occupy Wall Street "in the United States and the succession of general strikes in Greece, among others. Then the charge movement formed in Brazil in 2013 with the massive mobilizations against the increase in transport tariffs that ended with the fall of the PT government, and in Hong Kong in the "Umbrella Revolution" of 2014. All that wave gave rise to new political phenomena such as Syriza in Greece, Podemos in Spain, Bernie Sanders in the US, Jeremy Corbyn in England or the FIT in Argentina that awakened expectations in mass sectors but were absorbed by the bourgeois democratic regime.

A characteristic of the current global wave is that it passes over all the old political, social and trade union directions of the mass movement. It is being carried out by thousands of women, workers, popular, indigenous and young activists who ignore the calls of the old directions to "peace", to "social agreement", to "going out to the streets", and go out to face the reactionary measures of capitalist governments. These thousands of leaders and activists are the germ of the development of a new popular and revolutionary workers leadership that capitalist governments see as a threat. This is the reason why the actions of governments against these new leaders are brutal, discharging a horrible repression through persecution, torture, jail, prosecutions, disappearances and murders.

In turn, these thousands of new leaders go out to organize the struggles feeling the absence of an international organization that globally coordinates all these movements. There is no Marxist or socialist International in the world that coordinates this worldwide movement against capitalism, the product of the serious crisis that the international Marxist movement is going through. This is the only advantage that imperialist governments have, powerless to stop the crisis in the system they control. The crisis of the world left is the result of a very progressive process: the fall of the Berlin Wall in the 90s of the twentieth century, which liquidated the dominance of the old communist parties in the direction of the mass movement and opened a new stage worldwide. in the fight for construction and revolutionary organizations.

The Castro-Chavismo, the movement headed by Lula - Castro - Chávez - Evo - Correa - Cristina Kirchner, who also aroused the illusions of millions in Latin America, plunges into a serious crisis. Precisely these thousands of activists that arise in the current revolutions of Latin America, do so outside and facing the policy of these Castro-Chavez directions. In turn, the Trotskyist movement is also going through a serious crisis in a process of social democratization and adaptation to the regime that has caused a violent disintegration in its ranks. Precisely, the emergence of this revolutionary wave makes the need to build a world revolutionary leadership that unifies all these revolutionary processes more urgent and peremptory, and allows the imposition of Socialism on a global scale to end once and for all with the unbearable situation they live billions of people in the world.

The way to overcome this global vacuum is to patiently coordinate the struggles and actions that these thousands of activists carry out around the world. It is about overcoming the national isolation of each struggle to raise them consciously to the international level. This requires international coordination work, mutual support and contact among the thousands of activists who lead these revolutionary processes across borders, different languages, political traditions and experiences. It is a patient job that requires persistence, but we must continue without pause. The undersigned organizations undertake to carry out this revolutionary regrouping work, assembling the different generations, activists and traditions to go ahead in the international regrouping. And in this way, in the face of the global crisis of capitalism, we honor the revolutionary experience that millions are carrying out globally against this horrible system, carrying forward the maxim of Karl Marx: "Proletarians of All Countries, Unite."

Movement of Workers and Peasants (Costa Rica)

Regrouping Towards the PST (Argentina)