Revcom.us/Revolution received the following report in Spanish from Aurora Roja, voice of the Organización Comunista Revolucionaria, Mexico. The translation is the responsibility of revcom.us/Revolution.
Protest Action in the Mixteca, Oaxaca, Mexico:
NO! In the Name of Humanity, We Refuse to Accept a Fascist America
January 28, 2017 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us
Tlaxiaco, Oaxaca, Mexico, January 20, 2017. On the day of Trump's inauguration, we held a political-cultural protest rally and speak-out in unity with the Call "NO! In the Name of Humanity, We Refuse to Accept a Fascist America" from the Refuse Fascism initiative (RefuseFascism.org; @RefuseFascism). The Movimiento Popular Revolucionario (Revolutionary People’s Movement), a student from the U.S., youths from the hip hop culture, active and retired teachers, a young trova musician, painters, and others who supported with car horns and microphones gathered in the park of this town in the Mixteca to proclaim, "Get out Trump! Get out [Mexican president] Peña Nieto! Down with the whole system!"
We put up a banner made by painters with the fascist Trump’s face and the slogan "Get out Trump! Get out Peña Nieto! Down with the whole system!” We pasted sheets of paper on poster board to make a wall newspaper that was hung on a rope tied to the trees of the park with the call of RefuseFascism.org, several posters that we downloaded from revcom.us (of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA), exposing the fascism of the Trump-Pence regime, as well as other posters against women’s oppression, about Ayotzinapa with Peña Nieto behind bars, the poster of the Proclamation "Prepare the Revolution!" of the Organización Comunista Revolucionaria, Mexico (OCR,M; Revolutionary Communist Organization), and the flyer "The truth on the fascists Trump and Pence, and the necessary fight to stop them" (available at aurora-roja.blogspot.com).
Dozens of people approached and read the wall newspaper. The people there or who were passing by came up to take flyers, contribute and to express an opinion against Trump, and many consider him a danger for Mexico. Among students, shopkeepers, teachers, some peasants, and other youths who were hanging around, we handed out hundreds of fliers from Aurora Roja, the voice of the OCR, M, against Trump and Pence, the Proclamation, and a leaflet on the recent gasolinazo [sharp January 1 price increase for gasoline] and the widespread protest it provoked. When talking to some people, they said that they have relatives or acquaintances in different places in the United States and that they are worried about what they see is going to come with the deportations. Some asked for leaflets to take to others. A teacher said that she has already seen us in other events and that it is very good this protest was held. She said that a revolutionary change is needed and that we should contact her. One student said it was very good this event was being held, because no one else does so. Overall, we talked to people who were worried and repudiated the Mexican government and president Peña Nieto for conciliating with the U.S. fascist government.
At the rally, two compañeros from the Movimiento Popular Revolucionario (MPR) exposed what Trump represents: a fascist, racist, macho, misogynist, and homophobe. He is threatening to expel millions of Mexican and Central American migrants who he accuses of being criminals; he threatens to knock down the rights women have won such as the right to abortion, and to do away with the right of lesbian, gay and trans people to love each other, get married, and live without fear. He denies the proven fact of global warming and will accelerate the voracious destruction of the environment. He is an imperialist predator: Trump openly defends the use of torture and threatens to use nuclear weapons. He is a danger and a threat to all humanity.
They also exposed the Mexican state represented by Peña Nieto as a criminal government subordinate to U.S. imperialism, which represents the interests of the foreign and Mexican big capitalists. They called on people to support the demonstrations of people in struggle in the United States against Trump and the fight in Mexico against the system, and to transform people for communist revolution. They said that the problem is this world capitalist-imperialist system and the solution is communist revolution, a new society with another economy where no longer do a few live off of the work of others, where the armed forces and police forces truly give their life for the people, instead of taking it away, as they have done in Ayotzinapa, Nochixtlán, Tlatlaya, and so many other places in Mexico. They called on people to link up with the Call "NO! In the Name of Humanity, We REFUSE To Accept a Fascist America." The slogan "Get out Trump! Get out Peña Nieto! Down with the whole system!" was also shouted out.
The student from the United States exposed the fascist character of Trump and his goal to go back to having a more powerful United States. He exposed how the U.S. became a power: it massacred the Indians and stole their lands, it enslaved Black people for 250 years, and stole half of Mexico's territory. He also said that in the United States, the police are constantly murdering Blacks and Latinos; the jails are full of more Black and Latino youths than anywhere else; and reactionary armies have invaded and looted people throughout history. He said that another society is necessary and possible, as expressed by the compañeros of the MPR. It is right and good that this event has been organized in Tlaxiaco. He finished with the slogan "Get out Trump! Down with the system! Up with revolution!"
There were several cultural presentations. A young troubadour sang songs while playing guitar and called on people to participate in this fight. A young rapper also sang and called on people to read the wall newspaper and join the fight. The compañero from the U.S. also sang a song in English with guitar and a few words in Spanish: Bob Marley/Peter Tosh's song "Get up, Stand up."
The event ended at 8 p.m. with a man who requested the microphone and exposed that the problem of why we are in this situation is due to the state and the church. He made a call to organize, get informed and participate. From the news we learned that in the city of Oaxaca, a few hundred Americans held a demonstration denouncing the Trump regime, in addition to demonstrations that took place in Mexico City and other cities in Mexico, important protests in the United States and around the world.
In the face of the fascist Trump-Pence regime, criminals like Peña Nieto who are conciliating with this fascist regime, and capitalism and imperialism in general, we are fighting for the unity and combative mobilization of the masses of people on both sides of the border and throughout the world.
NO! In the name of humanity, we refuse to accept a fascist America
Get out Trump! Get out Peña Nieto! Down with the whole system!
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