Call to Fight: Socialists in Mexico Against Deportations
As Trump prepares his new cabinet to take office in January, the Movimiento de Trabajadores Socialistas (Socialist Workers’ Movement) based in Mexico has launched an extensive anti-deportation campaign that calls for workers, women and youth in both the US and Mexico to confront this attack together.
Sergio MoissenDecember 4, 2016
Nochixtlán: Sounding the Alarm, Spectres of Resistance
The Mexico City teachers’ union (SNTE) will begin an indefinite strike tomorrow, July 5. The CNTE teachers’ struggle in Oaxaca is catching fire throughout the country--in the throes of battle against fatal repression, education reforms, and the regime’s attempts to destroy the most organized workers in Mexico.
Sergio MoissenJuly 4, 2016
Worker Struggles in Ciudad Juárez
Ciudad Juárez has sadly earned its fame as the capital of feminicide. With the assembly plant boom during the nineties, Juárez became one of the worst cities for a woman to live in. Roberto Bolaño’s hellish images from La parte de los crímenes in 2666 about a detective’s pilgrimage to document chauvinist violence at the border in the desert of Santa Teresa have undoubtedly become a reality.
Sergio MoissenFebruary 29, 2016
Maquiladora Workers Run as Independents in Juarez
The workers’ movement spurred by the courageous maquiladora workers of EATON, Foxconn and Lexmark are stirring controversy and excitement in the city of Juárez. The workers decided to advance an independent candidate for the highest position in the municipal elections: a woman worker who emerged from the fight for reincorporation and an independent union.
Sergio MoissenFebruary 4, 2016
Collusion of Thugs, Police and Honda during Rigged Union Elections
The Honda Mexico United Workers Union (STUHM) has suffered a setback in their drive to represent workers in collective bargaining processes. Meanwhile, the Mexican government has strengthened its offensive against teachers in order to impose educational reform that downgrade their working conditions, has moved to privatize fossil fuels through energy reforms, and advanced attacks against collective agreements of oil workers.
Sergio MoissenOctober 26, 2015
Peña Nieto proposes Forced Disappearances law in Mexico
Mexico has been going through a strong political crisis ever since the disappearance of the 43 students in Ayotzinapa a year ago. The army, especially Battalion 27, was directly involved in the detention and forced disappearance of Ayotzinapa students. A few days after a visit from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) and the presentation of its expert report, the Attorney General’s "historical" version is being highly scrutinized again. In the midst of this, the government attempts to divert attention from their own involvement by proposing a law dealing with Forced Disappearances.
Sergio MoissenOctober 15, 2015
MEXICO: Chapo Guzmán’s great escape: a new blow to Peña Nieto
For the foreign press it is the result of the second escape of the “boss”, who once again has become the most wanted man in the world. Meanwhile, social networks showed distrust with the government and the collusion between “organized crime” and the State.
Sergio MoissenJuly 18, 2015
CHIAPAS: Teachers’ movement burns down the offices of the National Electoral Institute (INE)
The 7th section of the National Teachers Union (SNTE), which is part of the National Coordinator of Teachers (CNTE), took over two of the main National Electoral Institute (INE) offices in the State of Chiapas and have since burned them down. This action is part of the protests against the elections that the teachers' movement is organizing nationwide.
Sergio MoissenJune 4, 2015
Oaxaca and Guerrero: Teachers Burn Thousands of Election Ballots
According to National Electoral Institute (INE), 16 thousand election ballots were burned in Oaxaca, and 87 thousand in Guerrero. They also reported the burning of electoral offices in Jalapa and Puebla.
Sergio MoissenJune 2, 2015