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Mexico: Explosive struggle of Polytechnic students

Written by Ricardo Marquez Friday, 15 April 2016
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IPN7 1A new protest movement has started, in an explosive manner, at the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN) in Mexico City. On April 14th, three demonstrations were held totaling about fifteen thousand students and workers.

 

Urgent call for solidarity against death threats to comrade Fanny Arriaga and her family, member of the Socialist Left in Mexico

Written by Izquierda Socialista Friday, 11 March 2016
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FannyA2This is a call to all national and international organizations, to the workers and the youth of the world, to send the following resolution to the Mexican authorities in solidarity with comrade Stephanie Arriaga (Fanny) and her family, who are currently victims of extortion and death threats. Comrade Fanny is an outstanding fighter for the rights of students and workers at the Instituto Politécnico Nacional (National Polytechnic Institute) and is an activist in the Mexican section of the International Marxist Tendency.

 

One year later official version of disappearance of Ayotzinapa students collapses

Written by Jorge Martín Friday, 25 September 2015
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ayotzinapa-muralIt is one year since the forced disappearance of 43 teacher students from Ayotzinapa in the state of Guerrero, Mexico on September 26.

   

Movimentos sociais brasileiros repudiam repressão policial no México

Written by Esquerda Marxista - Brazil Thursday, 03 September 2015
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mexico2Na tarde desta quarta-feira (02/09), foram realizados atos simultâneos em frente aos consulados mexicanos de São Paulo e do Rio de Janeiro.

 

Police repression in Mexico City - IMT members injured

Written by In Defence of Marxism Thursday, 27 August 2015
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Police repression in Mexico City - IMT members injuredOn August 26, after the end of the demonstration for the 43 Ayotzinapa students disappeared by the state 11 months ago, the Mexico City police attacked a group of activists on their way home, injuring several of them. Amongst them were mothers of the Ayotzinapa students as well as leading members of La Izquierda Socialista (IMT) and the CLEP (Polytechnic Students Struggle Committee).

   

Ayotzinapa: Evidence of Army involvement in students’ disappearance

Written by Jorge Martín Friday, 26 June 2015
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ayotzinapa-th9 months ago, a group of Ayotzinapa teacher students were attacked by local police in the town of Iguala, Guerrero, and 43 were disappeared against their will. Now, new evidence has now come to light proving the involvement of the Mexican Army in the events of September 26, 2014.

 

Mexico: June 7 elections reveal discontent and need for social change

Written by Carlos Marquez Wednesday, 10 June 2015
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oaxaca-elecciones-cnte-quema-papeleria-2 0 0Midterm elections were held in Mexico with an abstention rate of over 55%. Election day was diverse and contradictory. We saw a struggle for an open boycott in states like Oaxaca, Guerrero, Chiapas and Michoacan. An independent candidate in Nuevo Leon won. As well, different expressions of local discontent were revealed as the advance of Morena in Mexico City and the retreat of the PRD, which has ruled the capital since 1997, has shown. The general characteristic of this election is that it reflects a growing criticism of the regime and the need for change. Contrary to official statements, what we saw was not the strengthening of democracy, but rather an increased questioning of all political parties and the outdated and corrupt state institutions.

   

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