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Mexican Electrical Workers Union Fights for Its Life

By • Oct 21st, 2009 • Category: News & Analysis

Source: MRZine by Dan La Botz The Mexican Electrical Workers Union (SME), made up of approximately 43,000 active and 22,000 retired workers in Mexico City and surrounding states, is fighting for its life. The union’s struggle has rallied allies in the labor movement and on the left in Mexico and solidarity from throughout the country […]



Rights Group: Mexico Disregards Forensic Findings in Probe of US Reporter’s Death

By • Oct 20th, 2009 • Category: News & Analysis

Source:Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) Prosecutor’s Flawed Case May Have Led to Wrongful Arrest and Possibility that Real Killer Remains at Large (Cambridge, Mass.) — Forensic experts with Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) reaffirm that the Mexican Attorney General’s Office (PGR) has disregarded the available scientific evidence from the 2006 shooting death of American journalist […]



A Letter to an American Comrade

By • Oct 19th, 2009 • Category: Headline

Dear Scott,
Thanks for your kind letter & the interest you show in regards to the struggles in Iran. Generally speaking, the faith of the Iranian working class & communists was not much different from the rest of the world. After the success of the Proletarian Revolution of 1917 & establishment of the Soviets’ Rule in Russia, Iranian communists were battered to disintegration by a caricature of Napoleon, Reza Pahlavi & his son, Mohammad Reza. But, the most important factor that corrupted the efforts of the Revolutionary Line to rebuild a Marxist Party was the dominance of the International Revisionism tied to the State Capitalism of Russia.



“WITH ONE STROKE OF A PEN CALDERON HAS RUINED OUR LIVES”

By • Oct 19th, 2009 • Category: News & Analysis

Source:OSAG MEXICO CITY (Oct. 17th) – During the first week of October, the increasingly unpopular government of Felipe Calderon stepped up its ongoing war of words against the Mexican Electricity Workers Union (SME), one of the nation’s oldest labor organizations founded at the apogee of the landmark Mexican Revolution in 1914 when workers repeatedly shut […]



At least 60 killed, wounded in suicide attack in Iran

By • Oct 18th, 2009 • Category: News & Analysis

Source:CNN A man wearing an explosives-laden belt blew himself up during a conference between Shia and Sunni groups in southeastern Iran on Sunday, killing or wounding at least 60 people, local media said. Five senior officers of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard Corps were killed in the attack in Sarbaaz in the province of Sistan-Baluchestan, the […]



Mexican activist in U.S. custody

By • Oct 17th, 2009 • Category: News & Analysis

Source: El Paso Times EL PASO — A Chihuahua state human-rights investigator who said that he has evidence of Mexican army abuses in the battle to control violence there is in the custody of U.S. government, a spokeswoman with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Friday. Gustavo de la Rosa Hickerson was taken into custody […]



Antiwar mobilizations are set for Oct. 17

By • Oct 16th, 2009 • Category: News & Analysis

Source:Socialist Action Antiwar mobilizations in some 30 cities across the country are set for Oct. 17. The October actions were initiated by the National Assembly to End the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars and Occupations at a broad national conference last July. The demonstrations will mark the date of the onset of the U.S. wars against […]



Puerto Rico: Calls for General Strike

By • Oct 16th, 2009 • Category: News & Analysis

Source: Kasama Puerto Rico: Open Letter from International Front in Support of General Strike puerto_rico_general_strikeKasama has received the following from activists involved in a unified effort within Puerto Rico. Kasama published a recent background piece on this crisis. (Thanks to SKS, also for this playlist for the Puerto Rican general strike). Open Letter to the […]



Forward to the November 3rd Demonstrations in Organized Manner and clear demands!

By • Oct 16th, 2009 • Category: Headline

12th Public Message from the Call of the Red: We are going to welcome the third of November, the National Pupil’s Day. Contrary to regime’s fallacious propaganda, this day has not been registered in Iranian history due to regime mercenaries’ taking Americans hostage in their embassy, but, it is the commemoration day for High School […]



Statement from the October 2 prisoners in Oaxaca

By • Oct 15th, 2009 • Category: News & Analysis

Source: Angry White Kid Versión en español después del link. October 2, 2009, marked 41 years since the Tlateloco Massacre of hundreds of students by the Mexican army. The massacre and the demand for justice are marked by marches all over Mexico every October 2. They also incorporate demands around poverty, corruption, political prisoners and […]