Taken from the blog of Aurora Roja, the voice of the Organización Comunista Revolucionaria, Mexico:

From Puebla to New York, from Oaxaca to Los Angeles: "The Trump/Pence Fascist Regime Must Go!"

November 27, 2017 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us


To the chant of “Away With Trump, Away With [Mexican President] Peña Nieto, Down With the Whole System!” people demonstrated in the streets of Puebla, Mexico City, and Tlaxiaco, Oaxaca, on November 4 in unity with the militant demonstrations in 24 cities in the United States demanding, “This Nightmare Must End: The Trump/Pence Regime Must GO!” (For more news about U.S. demonstrations organized by Refuse Fascism, visit: revcom.us and RefuseFascism.org)

The speakers at the demonstrations in Mexico called out the crimes of the Trump regime and his vice president Pence, such as their threat of nuclear war against North Korea, their attacks on women in the U.S., Mexico and around the world, the open season on immigrants, police terror against Blacks, Latinos, and others, their increased acceleration of global warming, their attacks on LGBT people, among other crimes. The posters reproduced from RefuseFascism.org detailing these and other atrocities had a major impact on the people who read them during the actions.

There was also agitation that the Trump/Pence government is a fascist regime in the process of consolidation, and not just some bad rulers, and the analysis of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA, that “Fascism is the exercise of blatant dictatorship by the bourgeois (capitalist-imperialist) class, ruling through reliance on open terror and violence, trampling on what are supposed to be civil and legal rights, wielding the power of the state, and mobilizing organized groups of fanatical thugs, to commit atrocities against masses of people, particularly groups of people identified as ‘enemies,’ ‘undesirables,’ or ‘dangers to society.’”

In the city of Puebla, some 150 people participated in a lively march and rally, including street vendors from the Unión Popular de Vendedores y Ambulantes “28 de Octubre [UPVA-28],” participants in the Movimiento Popular Revolucionario, teachers, and youth. From a sound truck that accompanied the march and in the rally at the end, the crimes and the fascist character of the Trump/Pence regime were called out. They shouted slogans such as “Away With Trump, Away With Peña Nieto, Fuck the Whole System!” and “From North to South, From East to West, Fascism Will Not Go Forward, No Matter What!”

Among other participants, a woman from Argentina approached and commented that it was very good that this protest was happening, because in Argentina the right wing has won and those who protest are threatened, harassed, and imprisoned. A compañero pointed out that women are being denied their rights in the United States, as well as in Mexico. Both in the United States and in Mexico, male supremacy is being reinforced.

At the end, a compañero painted with red a U.S. flag and another compañero set it on fire: the red color showing that what this flag represents is genocide and imperialism. Then he set it on fire, shouting “Fuck fascism in the United States! The Trump/Pence regime must GO!”

The march was filmed by the police, showing that the Mexican state considers the demonstrations against the Trump regime a threat.

Clothesline display with exposures of the fascist Trump/Pence regime, in Tlaxiaco, Oaxaca.


Banner at Tlaxiaco rally: “What Humanity Needs: Revolution, and the New Synthesis of Communism, Bob Avakian.”

In Tlaxiaco, Oaxaca, some 30 people demonstrated against the Trump/Pence regime, with participants from teachers with Chapter 22 of the teachers’ union, Movimiento Popular Revolucionario, and others. In addition to agitation on a bullhorn, a clothesline display with posters against the Trump/Pence fascist regime and other news about it was put up with downloads from revcom.us, refusefascism.org, and other sources in Mexico.

Among other people’s comments, a retired teacher who joined the protests said that it’s good to have these events. “The truth is that many people in small towns don’t know what’s happening, since they only know what they see on TV and hear on commercial radio stations... Some people say that this thing is over there in the United States, that it has nothing to do with what happens in Mexico, but I think it is really related, because as they say in this flyer, Peña Nieto is a collaborator with the Trump regime, which is who gives him orders.”

A father with his 17-year-old son said, “I do see that Trump is a danger to the world. He is a madman and is threatening North Korea with a nuclear attack. He is also attacking immigrants, mainly from Mexico but also from Central America and other countries. He represents the rich fat cats because he is a big businessman, and I do believe, as you say, that he represents fascism and we must stop him, because he can commit more crimes.”

Some peasants were saying that they had relatives or acquaintances in the United States and asked for materials to send and encourage them to get into the fight there. A retired teacher who was passing by said that this “seems very good to me, many people do not know about this and they should. More people must hear about both the attacks on immigrants and other nationalities by Trump in the U.S., and in Mexico the dimensions of this war against the people, so that they can also act.” He began to put up posters, promote the literature, and distribute leaflets.

At the U.S. Embassy, Mexico City: “NO! In the Name of Humanity, We REFUSE to Accept a Fascist America!”

At the United States embassy in Mexico City, people from the Movimiento Popular Revolucionario [MPR] and others put up posters and did agitation with a bullhorn against the Trump/Pence fascist regime and its crimes. They handed out an MPR flyer calling out this regime and the collaboration of the Mexican state with it, chanting “NO! In the Name of Humanity, We REFUSE to Accept a Fascist America!” In addition to what we already reported on (see article), an immigrant joined the action on the spot and took the megaphone to say, “I was deported from the United States, where I lived 14 years. I have an American son, an ‘American citizen,’ you know. But, you know what? I’m Honduran, from the Republic of Honduras, I will never deny it. But, you know what? I’m fighting Donald Trump. Why? Because they are Nazis and racists....” This compañero is one of the thousands of deported immigrants—Central Americans, Mexicans, Haitians, and other nationalities, who have been brutally thrown out of the U.S., thrown out on to Mexican soil, dispossessed of everything, including their families, who are potentially a powerful force to overthrow the fascist regime and the capitalist-imperialist system it represents. A young Mexican woman joined the protest, denouncing that “Mexicans are discriminated against by the United States government. There have also been murders there in the United States, by the government. There have been femicides and homicides. And we went out to say, ‘Enough is enough’ with murders, deaths, corruption. We say to the Trump/Pence and Peña Nieto governments, enough is enough with all this!”


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