In January we
interviewed Luis Enrique Barrios, a leading member of the Mexican Marxist
Tendency Militante. He explains how the struggle against electoral fraud
has led to heightened working class militancy, such as the struggle of the
miners, and it is merely a question of time before this erupts in a new wave of
attention has been drawn to an article published in the Mexican newspaper El
Financiero on August 27, 2007. What is significant about this article is that it makes a specific reference to
the Revolutionary Marxist Current (CMR) in Venezuela and the Marxist Tendency
Militante in Mexico. The Venezuelan CMR is mentioned as one of
the "tools for ideological propaganda" with the aim of spreading the
"socialist revolution in the 21st century".
The attacks against the Marxist Tendency Militante in Mexico have stepped up. A further 10 arrest warrants have been issued for comrades involved in student struggles in the summer. Given the class polarisation in Mexico, the increasing repression at the hands of the state and the increasing unwillingess of the people to back down, Mexico is headed for a social explosion.
Yesterday pickets were
organised outside Mexican embassies around the world, calling for the release
Mejia (an APPO activist and supporter of the Marxist Tendency Militante) and of
all the other political prisoners presently being held in Mexican jails. The
campaign will continue until everyone is released and all charges are dropped.