Message of Support from Mexico for the Month of Resistance in the United States

October 27, 2014 | Revolution Newspaper |


Revolution editors’ note: This message was posted at Aurora Roja (, voice of the the Revolutionary Communist Organization, Mexico (OCR).

On the occasion of the protests against police brutality on October 22 in the United States, from Mexico we send warm greetings to the fighters of the Stop Mass Incarceration Network and all participants in this October Month of Resistance Against Mass Incarceration, Police Terror, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation. Shoulder to shoulder with you, We Say No More! to all these crimes.

The U.S. government uses its police to kill many people, as in the recent case of the murder of Mike Brown in Ferguson by a pig. Furthermore, they use their supposed “war on drugs” to criminalize, mass imprison and control youths and poor people, especially Blacks and Latinos, with the largest number of people in prison worldwide.

In Mexico, the government also kills, tortures and disappears many people, as in the recent case of the murder of six people and the disappearance of 43 students from a rural teachers’ college in Ayotzinapa, in the State of Guerrero, by the police. Under the guidance and direction of the U.S. government, the Mexican government also tries to hide behind the supposed “fight against organized crime” to cast a smokescreen over its real war on the people which has led to more than 120,000 murders, 25,000 disappearances and 30,000 murders of women in recent years.

On both sides of the border, we face a murderous system and the governments of the two countries join forces in defense of the system against the people, under the command of the U.S. It is essential that people on both sides of “la Línea” [the border] firmly unite to fight our common oppressors.

We are inspired by the just struggle of the Month of Resistance in the United States that carries forward the spirit of defiance and rebellion in Ferguson. In Mexico we are celebrating a second National Week of Resistance “Stop the War on the People!” on October 20-26, as part of forging a torrent of mass struggle and resistance against the crimes committed or covered up by the State, and to put it on the bench of the accused.

We learn from the heroic example of Ferguson that when people stand up and challenge the repressive forces, they can awaken and inspire millions and can radically change the atmosphere in society. As a protester said in Ferguson: “There is no fear. It’s stand up or die.” The same feelings of anger, protest and defiant rebellion that have left a deep impression in the wake of state crimes in Ferguson and elsewhere, are spreading throughout Mexico in a new wave of protest and resistance against the crimes of the State against the Ayotzinapa students and many others.

Let’s unite the courage, conscience and resistance of the people against all the crimes of this murdering system and fight together for a very different and liberating new future!

—National Network of Resistance “Stop the War on the People!”

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