One year later official version of disappearance of Ayotzinapa students collapses

Written by Jorge Martín Friday, 25 September 2015

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

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

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

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

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we saw was not the strengthening of democracy, but rather an increased questioning of all political parties and the outdated and corrupt state institutions.


Mexico: Socialism or Barbarism? - part two

Written by Carlos Ricardo Marquez, Izquierda Socialista, Mexico Tuesday, 12 May 2015

ayotzinapa-marchOne response against the robbery by the capitalists and the cartels has been the arming of the people, above all in the rural areas. In Michoacán, the exactions by the Knights Templar cartel have become as unbearable as the overall violence, with the entrance on the scene of these narco-thug groups, many of them deserters from the state armed forces. One of the things making this situation unbearable has been the onset of the practice of entering people's homes in order to rape women, pushing popular tolerance over the edge.


Mexico: Socialism or Barbarism? - part one

Written by Carlos Ricardo Marquez, Izquierda Socialista, Mexico Monday, 11 May 2015

guerrero-revolutionOver the past couple of years Peña Nieto's government in Mexico has taken giant steps in carrying out reforms which the big bourgeoisie for a long time could only dream of. It presented itself as an unstoppable government which the workers' movement could not confront in a serious manner. But decades of such attacks and struggles have led to a build-up of pressure below the surface that constitutes a great challenge to the system and the regime that supports it. A feeling that things are not going well and that we must act to radically transform the system is taking root in Mexican society.


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