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New York City stands with Bolivia

By staff

New York, NY – Over 100 people gathered by the Bolivia Mission at the United Nations on November 11 in response to the forced resignation of Bolivian President Evo Morales. People came out to oppose the U.S.-backed right-wing coup in process and to speak out in support of the progressive, national democratic government.

After rallying at the Mission, the crowd marched to Trump Tower and continued with more speeches.

Speakers from various movements spoke about how the U.S. has intervened in their countries, including Brazil, Puerto Rico and the Philippines. Others spoke about U.S. imperialism’s interest in Bolivia and why it’s important to have international solidarity.

“But why Bolivia?” asked Jessica Schwartz of Freedom Road Socialist Organization. “Is it because Evo Morales is an indigenous, working-class leader? Or is it because Bolivia is sitting on lithium that the U.S. imperialists want for themselves? It is, in fact, all of the above!”

The rally ended with chants and a call for people to join organizations to continue the struggle and demand “Hands off Bolivia!”

The call was put out by Socialist Unity Party/Partido por el Socialismo Unido and Struggle – La Lucha newspaper, with endorsements from Samidoun Palestinian Political Prisoner Network, International Action Center, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Bolivarian Circles NYC, BAYAN USA Northeast, ANSWER Coalition, the People’s Forum, US Peace Council, United National Antiwar Coalition, December 12th Movement, and others.

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