[Marxism] Bolivia's government sides with workers in conflict with bosses in mining cooperatives

Fred Fuentes fred.fuentes at gmail.com
Fri Sep 9 16:44:35 MDT 2016

Thanks Richard.
It is now online at Links here

On Sat, Sep 10, 2016 at 5:45 AM, Richard Fidler <rfidler_8 at sympatico.ca>

> The articles below describe and analyze a major
> confrontation in Bolivia in recent months that ended
> tragically in several deaths and blew up an uneasy alliance
> between the Movement Toward Socialism (MAS) government
> headed by Evo Morales and an incipient bourgeoisie in the
> mining industry. The government responded to the crisis by
> strengthening its alliance with the proletarian forces in
> the mining industry and taking further steps to regain state
> control over the industry. If, as Pablo Solón maintains,
> Bolivia’s process of change of the last ten years has “lost
> its way,” the conflict with the bosses in the mining
> cooperatives indicates that when push comes to shove the MAS
> government is still capable of taking decisive action in
> defense of the national and class interests of the vast
> majority of Bolivians.
> The first article, an informed account of the events, was
> published by the Bolivia Information Forum based in Britain.
> The second article, by Alfredo Rada Vélez, vice-minister of
> coordination with the social movements, has been translated
> by me from the web site of the Escuela Nacional de Formación
> Política [National political cadre school].
> Full: http://tinyurl.com/gvllwzw

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