NEW YORK — “Working people here and around the world should join in denouncing the coup in Myanmar and demand freedom for all the political prisoners,” Róger Calero, Socialist Workers Party candidate for mayor of New York, told a Feb. 20 rally of 250 here in solidarity with the protests in Myanmar. “The rulers everywhere make working people pay for the capitalist crisis.” He pointed to the “millions who are facing the consequences of capitalist greed” in the wake of power outages across Texas, and to India, where farmers are standing up to attacks by the Indian government.
“History teaches us that working people can only rely on our own strength,” Calero said. “The ruling classes have their foreign policies,” he added. “The working class must have our own foreign policy — to support the struggles of working people everywhere.”