Today federal troops burst into Oaxaca massacring the people - people struggling for justice, decent salaries for their children, and democracy so that they can decide their own destiny - under the excuse of restoring the "order" which they had previously violated.
The best of the working people of Oaxaca have risen up to face the troops of the murderous government. The people are firmly resisting on the barricades. They have no arms or bombs, only the dream and the hope for a better world after centuries of oppression and misery. For months the people of Oaxaca have been building a new world. They are the advanced guard of the revolutionary future of Mexico.
In this decisive hour in our history, the advanced layers of the working class and the youth of the country and the world pay tribute to the valour and courage of the people of Oaxaca in their struggle to transform the present. Yes, we pay tribute to the valour of our brothers and sisters in Oaxaca, struggling without end, until the end, together with all those fighting in the trenches around the world, united in hand and voice, spreading the seeds of the correct methods and superior organisation that they have planted.
Long live the proletarian heroes of Oaxaca! Long live the men and women of the Commune! History already speaks of them. Today, as in the Revolution of 1910, and in 1968, the blood of our class illuminates the future.