Mexico: anger over kidnapped students nears boiling point

Written by Jorge Martin Thursday, 23 October 2014

ayotzinapa-latuff-thYesterday hundreds of thousands marched in Mexico city and tens of thousands more in dozens of other cities across Mexico to protest at the kidnapping of 43 student-teachers from Ayotzinapa. They were clear in pointing the finger squarely at the Mexican state. The actions were part of a widespread nationwide 48 hour student strike which continues today.


Mexico: International day of action of Ayotzinapa - October 22

Written by International Marxist Tendency Monday, 20 October 2014

ayotzinapa-thThe undersigned organisations join in the call by students from the Rural Normal of Ayotzinapa and the National People's Assembly for a day of action on October 22 and we extend internationally. We appeal for the organisation of protest actions at Mexican embassies and consulates around the world that day.


Mexico: Huge movement of Polytechnic students reveals deep malaise of youth

Written by Jorge Martin Friday, 17 October 2014

ipn12-thIt is now a month since the beginning of the movement of students at the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN) in Mexico. This is a huge movement involving tens of thousands of students in dozens of schools, mass assemblies with thousands of participants, which has forced the national government to make important concessions in order to prevent a general explosion of the youth movement.


Ayotzinapa incident lifts lid on cesspit of the Mexican bourgeois state

Written by Jorge Martin Friday, 17 October 2014

ayotzinapa-thThe horrendous incident in which police officers opened fire on students killing 6 people and injuring 17 and then kidnapped another 43 and handed them over to a drug cartel, has brought out sharply the depth of the rottenness of the Mexican capitalist state, to what degree its structures are linked with those of the drug cartels, and finally, how they stop at nothing in suppressing anyone they perceive as a threat to their interests.


The 2013 mobilisation of Mexican teachers – a key opportunity to radicalise the movement

Written by Diego M Macías Woitrin Thursday, 05 December 2013

20130911-CNTE Megamarcha-Eneas De Troya-thSince late July 2013, an important and radical sector of Mexican’s National Teachers Union has staged massive protests and called for a sectorial strike that, even if many times interrupted and not followed by the majority of the Trade Union, has shaken the ground in the country.


Libertad inmediata y sin cargos de todos los presos políticos del 10 de junio

Written by La Izquierda Socialista (Mexico) Thursday, 13 June 2013

preos-politicos--liberta-thLa manifestación que recordaba la represión contra el movimiento estudiantil en 1971 -cuando fueron asesinados decenas de estudiantes y trabajadores- terminó con una nueva represión. De una forma muy similar a los acontecimientos del 1° de diciembre, cuando tomó posesión Peña Nieto, una vez más fueron apresados compañeros de forma arbitraria.


Mexico: Rank and file sets the tone at the First National Congress of Morena

Written by Ubaldo Oropeza, member of the Morena National Council Friday, 30 November 2012

morena-congress2012-thThe first national congress of Morena, the Movement for National Regeneration, was held on November 19th. This is the new left-wing political formation promoted by Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), formerly the leader of the left wing of the PRD [the Democratic Revolutionary Party]. Here we provide a report by the Marxists of the Izquierda Socialista who took part in the congress.


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