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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 Moissen

June 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 Moissen

June 2, 2015

Student teachers (Normalistas) take over radio stations in Guerrero, Mexico.

The regularly scheduled programs in the Capital Mázima and ABC Radio were interrupted momentarily by students from the rural teaching school in Ayotzinapa and from Guerrero United Front Teaching School along with the students’ parents.

Sandra Romero

June 1, 2015

They are repressing the Twelfth Global Day for Ayotzinapa

On May 26, big mobilizations were carried out in the Distrito Federal and several other cities of the interior, like Morelos, Cuernavaca, Acapulco, San Cristobal de las Casas, bringing together thousands of people in the framework of the twelfth Global Day of protest for Ayotzinapa.

Mexico: elections, class struggle and the construction of a socialist organization

Beginning with the position expressed by the parents of the 43 student teachers, of repudiating the June 7 elections, it has been much discussed what the appropriate tactic is so that the discontent expressed in the streets will burst into the electoral setting. Now we are attempting to go beyond the tactical debate to what is strategic.

Jimena Vergara

May 21, 2015