[Este es un volante del ICWP distribuido en la Ciudad de México]

Este domingo llegaron a la Ciudad de México las primeras oleadas de migrantes centroamericanos, estos emprendieron su camino hace exactamente un mes en una histórica caravana hacia los Estados Unidos de América.

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Caravane, Pittsburgh, Brésil: Revue de la semaine du 28 octobre au 3 novembre

La caravane de migrants se dirige vers le nord du Mexique. Elle a atteint Matías Romero, toujours près de la côte, selon le British Guardian (2 novembre). La fatigue, la maladie et les offres d’asile du Mexique l’ont réduite à environ 4 000 marcheurs. Les migrants sont toujours accueillis avec de la nourriture, de l’eau, un logement et, surtout des transports jusqu’au prochain arrêt. Les autres marcheurs sont déterminés à continuer simplement parce qu’ils n’ont pas le choix. Retourner au Honduras signifierait la mort par famine ou par la violence d’un gang.

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Mexico, Pittsburgh, Brazil: Week in Review 28 Oct – 3 Nov

Mexico The caravan has reached Matías Romero, still near the coast, according to the British Guardian (2 Nov). Fatigue, illness and offers of asylum in Mexico have shrunk it to about 4000 marchers. They are still being welcomed with food, water, accomodation and, importantly, rides to the next stop. The remaining marchers are determined to continue simply because they have no choice. Returning to Honduras would mean death by starvation or gang violence.

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Kashoggi and Yemen

Behind the murder of Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi lies a much bigger story: Saudi rulers are in the process of making stronger ties with Russia and China at the expense of their ties with the US. Saudi Arabia was a lynchpin in US domination since the end of WWII.

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“We are not illegal, we are international workers”

– Are you forgetting something? – I wish.
“The Emigrant” Luis Felipe Lomelí

Shouting in unison: “We are not illegal, we are international workers”, thousands of immigrants, mainly from Honduras, and to a lesser extent from Nicaragua, Salvador and Guatemala, hit the road with the few belongings they could carry with them to lighten their footsteps. But, often taking with them: their children, siblings, grandparents, and the teddy bear. A heavy load. Because the migrant worker risks everything: leaving his family, home, friends, leaving the teddy bear, to pursue his dream. No, it is not the American dream, but his own dream: to escape the nightmare of unemployment, misery, discrimination, police repression, etc. And the maras [gangsters]! One of the most recent genres of capitalism.

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¡No Somos Ilegales, Somos Trabajadores Internacionales!


– ¿Olvida Usted Algo?- Ojalá.

El Emigrante” Luis Felipe Lomelí

Gritando al unísono: “ ¡No somos ilegales, somos trabajadores internacionales!”, miles de inmigrantes principalmente de Honduras, y menor medida de Nicaragua, Salvador y Guatemala, se lanzaron a las carreteras con las pocas pertenecías que podían llevar consigo para aligerar sus pasos. Pero, llevando en muchos casos: sus hijos, hermanos, los abuelos y el osito de peluche. Un gran cargamento. Porque al trabajador migrante le pesa todo: dejar su familia, hogar, amigos, dejar el osito de peluche, para perseguir su sueño. No, no es el sueño americano, sino su propio sueño: escapar de la pesadilla de terror del desempleo, la miseria, la discriminación, represión policial, etc. ¡Y de las maras!. Uno de los mas recientes engendros del capitalismo.

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Week in Review: Stock Market, Caravan, MAGAbomber, … 21-27 October

Stock markets worldwide are tanking. The Dow has had the gains for the whole year wiped out, including the biggest one day drop in history (1,175 points). Even Amazon and Google have reported disappointing earnings. Why is this happening?

It was inevitable. Capitalism has an Achilles’ heel (built in flaw): overproduction. They produce a lot but can’t produce more because there’s no market for it. As Marx said, the relations of production (money economy) act as “fetters” (restraints) on the forces of production. The  result is chronic (and sometimes acute) economic stagnation. The symptoms are unemployment and what the bosses call “slow growth”.

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