On May 30 the Mexican edition of Reason in Revolt was
launched in a large lecture theatre in the Polytechnic, with about 150
students, workers, trade unionists and peasant activists listening and taking
part in the debate. The mood was very enthusiastic and once again shows the
powerful impact the Marxist Tendency is having in Mexico.
On Tuesday, May 29,
over 150 people, mainly workers and trade unionists filled a hall in the
Workers' University of Mexico to hear Alan Woods speaking on Venezuela and
the Latin American revolution. The ideas he outlined connected immediately with
the mood of Mexican workers and youth after the tumultuous events of last year
when millions mobilise against electoral fraud.
Thursday May 24 the supporters of the Mexican Marxist Tendency Militante and
the Frederick Engels Foundation in Puebla organized a very successful public
meeting to launch the book Bolshevism: the Road to Revolution.
Just six months after Calderon assumed the
presidency and the anti-fraud movement and the APPO were defeated, the
situation in Mexico
is heating up again. The previous showdown over the elections and the
revolutionary struggle in Oaxaca
solved nothing. The bourgeois, foolishly, perhaps believed that the working
class was finished, and that the struggle was over. They will not be able to
maintain that opinion any longer.
received the following appeal from the comrades of
Militante in Oaxaca about the arrest of David Venegas, a councillor of the Popular Assembly of the People of Oaxaca.
We appeal to all readers to show their
solidarity with the comrade and demand his immediate release.