[OPE-L] How to Change Bolivia Without Taking Power?

From: glevy@PRATT.EDU
Date: Tue Jun 07 2005 - 08:57:02 EDT

(I believe I hit the "send" message by mistake. What I wanted to ask
is below).

Update to the following story:  President Mesa _has_ resigned.

A question for John H:  if, as the story suggests, a state of
seige is announced in Bolivia with the agreement of the
Army, how can the revolution move forward _without_ "taking
state power"?  What practical steps are required to move
the revolutionary process forward?

In solidarity, Jerry

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Luis Gomez, "Bolivia's Mesa Appears Close to Resigning"
|  http://info.interactivist.net/article.pl?sid=05/06/07/0140242

"Bolivia's Mesa Appears Close to Resigning"
Luis Gomez, NarcoNews

I write to you a few blocks from the Palace of Government. While around
half a million people have mobilized in the streets of La Paz today, the
rumors in the streets and information coming to us from government sources
agree: President Mesa could resign at any time. If this happens, the
President of the National Congress, Senator Hormando Vaca Diez, would have
to assume the presidency, and will have already reached an agreement with
the Armed Forces to immediately decree a state of siege. A little more
history was written today, Monday, June 6, in the streets of the seat of
government, the city of La Paz: The most combative
sectors of the social movements (the urban and rural Aymara, the miners
and El Alto university students, among others) have expanded their siege
of the center of State power: there have been clashes with the police for
ours in attempts to take the Plaza Murillo.
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