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Oaxaca: Attempts to repress peasant uprisings have backfired

By • Aug 6th, 2010 • Category: News & Analysis

GUNFIRE rings out almost every day around the village of San Juan Copala, as marksmen in the woods take potshots into the town. Eight residents are recovering from injuries, including an eight-year-old girl who was hit twice as she tried to leave the village. The gunmen have cut electricity and blocked access roads, allowing only a single party of women out once a week on an eight-hour hike to fetch food. The siege is entering its ninth month.

Residents of Mitla, Oaxaca Protest Actions of Anthropology Institute

By • Aug 5th, 2010 • Category: News & Analysis

Residents of Mitla, Oaxaca are troubled by the actions of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) for promoting UNESCO’s declaration of the prehistoric caves of Yagul and Mitla as “cultural patrimony” without discussing the proclamation with the community.

The President of Mitla, Jaciel Garcia Ruiz, said the announcement promotes questions and doubts because the proclamation could affect the area negatively.

Decadence of capitalism: Rosa Luxemburg and the limits to capitalist expansion

By • Aug 1st, 2010 • Category: Commentaries

Source: International Communist Current As we saw in the last article in this series, the central target of the revisionist attack on the revolutionary core of marxism was the latter’s theory of the inevitable decline of capitalism, resulting from the irresolvable contradictions built into its relations of production. Eduard Bernstein’s brand of revisionism, which Rosa […]

Chinese workers: The new prey for ‘independent’ unionism

By • Aug 1st, 2010 • Category: News & Analysis

The Chinese proletariat is showing signs of militancy and combativity on its own class terrain, against the Communist Party of China and the state unions. Unfortunately, the Western trade unionists and leftist activists are taking notice. Similar to the Polish workers struggles’ of 1980-1981, the Chinese workers erupted into self-organized strikes and protests against the company, outside of and against the official All-China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU).

San Juan Copala Again Under Fire

By • Aug 1st, 2010 • Category: News & Analysis

Residents of San Juan Copala once again huddle together under fire, pleading
for urgent support from national and state governments, as well as the
ambassadors of Finland, Germany, and Belgium.

Shootings have increased, and another indigenous leader has been threatened
with death. **