New York Nov. 16: No U.S.-backed fascist coup in Bolivia!

Saturday, November 16 – 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Columbus Circle, 59th St. & Broadway, Manhattan

No al golpe

We join with people around the world to condemn the military coup in Bolivia, and extend our solidarity to the Bolivian people! The people of Bolivia, who are struggling to defend the massive gains won under the leadership of President Evo Morales, are fighting in the face of this counter-revolution. U.S. imperialism is clearly the sponsor of the coup and we are outraged at this crime against Bolivian sovereignty and democracy. We know the goal of the coup is to restore the absolute authority of the Bolivian elites who rule as clients of the United States. They despise the country’s Indigenous majority and want to repress the rights of the working class.

The Bolivian ruling class and their military are following the dictates of the U.S. government, which has worked overtime to turn back the leftwing tide sweeping Latin America. We see in Chile, Cuba, Nicaragua, Haiti, and in the failed coup of Venezuela. The battle in Bolivia and all of Latin America continues between the forces that want to empower the people and those that want to restore the power and wealth of the rich.

BUT WE SAY NO! Our role is to stand with Bolivia, with Latin America here in the United States and demand that this government ends its war on the people in Latin America and the Caribbean! U.S. hands off Bolivia!