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Archive for December, 2009

Unions Take Over Mexico City to Support Electricians

By • Dec 6th, 2009 • Category: News & Analysis

Source: Narco Sphere Thousands of unionists and supporters shut down Mexico City during morning rush hour on Friday. They were protesting President Felipe Calderon’s recent decision to unilaterally close the government-owned Luz y Fuerza del Centro electricity company. In the middle of the night this past October 10-11, Calderon sent thousands of soldiers and militarized […]



Chiapas Anti-Mining Organizer Murdered

By • Dec 5th, 2009 • Category: News & Analysis

Source: NarcoSphere By: Kristin Bricker Mariano Abarca Led a Growing Movement to Kick Canadian Mining Companies Out of Mexican Communities Mariano Abarca Roblero, one of Mexico’s most prominent anti-mining organizers, was shot to death on the evening of November 27, 2009, in front of his house in Chicomuselo, Chiapas. He left behind a wife and […]



Privatization, Mexican Style

By • Dec 3rd, 2009 • Category: News & Analysis

Source: EARL GILMAN On October 10, when the Mexican government locked out all the electrical workers in the center of Mexico by sending in the troops, the Calderon government denied any plans to privatize the electrical industry. The government claimed that the former power was losing 41 billion pesos a year. However, it now appears […]



December 7th – Day of Unity, Struggle till Victory!

By • Dec 2nd, 2009 • Category: Commentaries, Headline

December 7th – Day of Unity, Struggle till Victory! From the first day of this academic year, the militant students of Iran universities marked the December 7th and repeated the message of this auspicious day on daily basis, as promised. They also have promised to continue this daily struggle until the very last day of […]



Support for incarcerated workers in Iran is support for all workers!

By • Dec 1st, 2009 • Category: Headline, News & Analysis

Free Haft Tapeh Five!Free all jailed workers! (See sample protest letter) *Ali Nejati’s last letter before his imprisonment and the request for support and solidarity: Support for incarcerated workers is support for all workers! Workers! Everyone is aware that Haft Tapeh workers in the past few years, to achieve their demands, have resorted to strikes […]



Justice for Billy Panas

By • Dec 1st, 2009 • Category: News & Analysis

Billy Panas, a 21-year-old man was recently shot and killed by off-duty Philadelphia Police officer Seargent Frank Tepper. The shooting occurred on the 2700 block of East Elkhart Street in Port Richmond, Philadelphia. Billy was shot to death on Saturday night because he and his friends accidentally stumbled upon a brawl that was occurring outside […]