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Feminist Activists Occupy Human Rights Commission in Mexico to Protest Femicide

Facing increased femicides, continuing violence against women, and the impunity of those responsible, the mothers of victims, along with feminist groups and organizations, have seized the offices of the National Human Rights Commission in Mexico City, Mexico. The government has responded by condemning and criminalizing the protesters.

Lucy Gonzalez

September 11, 2020

Two years of López Obrador: “Progressive” Subordination to Trump and the U.S.

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has become friends with President Trump. No longer is AMLO attempting to fake standing against the northern neighbor; the subordination of Mexico continues unabated. Only class struggle on both sides of the border will help the Mexican worker.

Pablo Oprinari

September 7, 2020

“We’re cherished friends, partners, and neighbors.” The Meeting Between Mexico’s López Obrador and Trump 

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) ran as a progressive who would stand up to Donald Trump. He has spent his presidency betraying those promises. But the meeting last week was nonetheless a low point. We need an alliance between the Mexican working class and the Black community in the United States in the fight against racism.

Bárbara Funes

July 13, 2020

Cops in Mexico Murder Worker for Not Wearing Face Mask

In recent days, protesters in Mexico have taken to the streets demanding justice for Giovanni López, a 30-year-old construction worker murdered by cops for not wearing a face mask.

Óscar Fernández

June 7, 2020

Capitalist Politicians Always Blame “Outside Agitators” — Examples from Mexico

After protests spread to hundreds of cities across the United States, politicians from both parties are blaming "outside agitators" from other states. This is an absurd lie — but capitalist politicians often repeat it. Two examples from Mexico.

Óscar Fernández

June 4, 2020

Mexico’s Maquiladoras in the Pandemic: Capitalist Super-Exploitation and Workers’ Resistance at the Border

In the Mexican maquiladora export industry --- a paradise for capitalists and a hell for precarious workers --- a new wave of workers' struggles are emerging in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Pablo Oprinari

June 1, 2020

“We Want to Live!” The Battle Cry of Mexico’s Maquila Workers

Maquilas are being open due to pressure from the Trump administration. But it is still extremely unsafe and hundreds of workers are dying of the coronavirus.

Eli Kawy

May 26, 2020

The Working Class in Mexico Demands: “We Want to Live!”

In a speech given at the international rally of the Trotskyist Fraction this May Day, Flora Aco, a leader of the Socialist Workers Movement (MTS) in Mexico, spoke about the austerity measures the “progressive” government of Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) has taken in the face of the public health and economic crises.

Left Voice

May 6, 2020

Pentagon Pushing Mexico to Re-Open Defense Supplier Factories

The US Pentagon is pushing Mexico to re-open defense supplier factories that closed due to coronavirus.