Libertarian manifesto on the Ecuadorian crisis

The following text comes from the leaflet distributed by the group  “Solidaridad Anarquista Ecuatoriana” (SAE) on the streets of Ecuador’s capital Quito.

Libertarian Manifest about the Ecuatorian crisis: SAE with the People

The country lives in times of unrest. Unrest which doesn’t originate in previous Correa government, nor the current one with Moreno. In these two governments, the situation of the country has been concealed, but it cannot be sustained any more.

The STRIKE has spread like wildfire, organized and united under a common cause.

Historical brothers: workers of the city, the peasants, indigenous people, the dissatisfied echo of the students, the unemployed, the homeless and everyone who belongs to the poor class of the country.

Comrade, you have to be very careful, careful not to fall into the hands of opportunists, those who want to use you as cannon fodder to thrust you against the military and the police. The political parties, the Correa’s supporters, the chistian social-democrats, Creo[1], Moreno’s supporters, they want you first in line to shed your blood so they can take power.

Careful friend, that if we march it doesn’t have to be for a political party. We fight for justice, for the emancipation of the working people. We don’t only fight against the “Paquetazo”[2] but against the neoliberal policies.

Don’t let the people’s fire be extinguished with the spit thrown by the political parties. It’s time for this country to make a revolutionary leap and fight for its emancipation.

Be careful of falling back. Be wary of putting another figurehead in power, even if they call themselves democratic government of the people. In reality, it is dictatorship against the proletariat: another Correa, another Moreno, a Lasso or Nebot.

Let’s share the street, fight and hope with every single of our brothers and sisters of the working people that has gone on STRIKE. It’s time to unite.

FOR THE LAND TO THE PEASANT, THE MEANS TO THE PROLETARIAT, THE EDUCATION AND FREE CULTURE OF QUALITY AND PUBLIC.

IT IS THE MOMENT FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE!

[1] centre-right conservative policial movement (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creating_Opportunities)
[2] name given to a deal made by the government with the FMI to get a credit line of $4.209 million in exchange for reducing public expending and increasing taxes. This is what sparked the protests.


Source: El Libertario

Translation by a comrade from Afed