Letters to Change Links: On AMLO

Letters to Change Links: From Freedom Socialist Party: The election of Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) on July 1 delivered a crushing defeat to Mexico’s Partido Institutional Revolucionario (PRI). MORENA won not only the presidency, but dominance in both legislative houses and all but two of the state governorships. AMLO lifted aspirations by campaigning against poverty, corruption and state violence. But what will he deliver? In his third run for the presidency, AMLO created the left-of-center Movimiento de Regeneración Nacional (Morena), and a three-party electoral coalition that [...]

Andrés Manuel López Obrador – AMLO – Mexico’s President-elect

AMLO: "Together We Will Make History" Spanish version follows By Antonia Lira The people united will never be defeated. It was demonstrated on July 1, 2018 in Mexico, as it was demonstrated 13 years ago, when citizens expressed massive support for Andrés Manuel López Obrador against the impeachment and trial, an absurd pretext of the oligarchy to prevent him from contending in 2006 for the presidency of the Republic. People also won that day. In 2005 at the Congress, Lopez Obrador denounced: "... a group of interests [...]

Proposed July 14 Action for Migrant Families

A DRAFT CALL TO ACTION: FAMILIES BELONG TOGETHER by Andy Griggs On June 30 there were protests nationwide—we have to keep up the pressure. THE ACTION: A vigil with signs along Vin Scully Boulevard from Sunset to Stadium Way The Date and Time: Saturday, July 14, 2:30 – 4:30 pm (Game begins at 4:15 pm) To protest Trump Administration immigration policies: “Zero-Tolerance,” family separation, Muslim travel ban, TPS and DACA termination; demand path to citizenship, close down ICE, LA as a sanctuary city, etc Why here and [...]

End Repression and Militarization in Mexico

End repression and militarization in Mexico by Committee for Revolutionary International Regroupment (from Freedom Socialist newspaper, Vol. 39, No. 2, April-May 2018 www.socialism.com) Since the beginning of 2018, the security forces of the Mexican state have launched a general offensive against the country’s social movements. Shortly before the end of 2017, the federal legislature approved the passage of the Internal Security Law (ISL) which beefed up the powers of the armed forces. This law, for example, will now allow the Mexican military to occupy “zones of conflict,” [...]

Spanish-language Broadcaster at KPFK Arrested

by Antonio Zavala [translated from ElBeisman.com] Spanish-speaking media activists fear that under the Trump administration, attacks will begin on the media in Spanish, as indicated by a recent closure of a program in Spanish on the west coast. The management of KPFK suddenly closed - without warning - the program Es Nuestra Cultura that Xalli Algo has produced for five years. When ordered to vacate the booth on February 28, the Mexican radio announcer Xalli Algo supposedly refused, and the manager of the radio station called the [...]

Indigenous Women’s Delegation to Zapatista Women’s Gathering in Chiapas

Indigenous Women's delegation to Zapatista's First International Gathering for Women in Struggle, in Chiapas by Corine Fairbanks, Oglala Lakota, American Indian Movement Southeastern Ohio "Revolutionary struggles cannot achieve collective liberation for all people without addressing patriarchy, nor can women’s freedom be disentangled from racial, economic, & social justice." -Victoria Law The Zapatista women will host the 1st International Gathering of Politics, Art, Sport, and Culture for Women in Struggle in Chiapas, Mexico from March 7-11, 2018. A delegation of women from all walks of life, racial, social-economic, [...]

Let’s Defend Dreamers and All Immigrants

by Christine Browning [from Freedom Socialist, Vol. 38, No. 6, December 2017-January 2018 https://www.socialism.com Monica is an enthusiastic young math major at Los Angeles City College (LACC). She is an undocumented immigrant brought here from Mexico at the age of five. She shoulders the primary care of her two younger brothers while her single mom works long hours, six days a week. At one time, they were homeless. Her name has been changed to avoid persecution. Monica’s story is only one of many told by the nearly [...]

Deadly Vocation: Priesthood in Mexico

Deadly Vocation: Priesthood in Mexico by Chari de Dennis Rev. Benjamin Flores (a pseudonym for his protection) is one more Catholic for whom priesthood in Mexico has become a most dangerous vocation. In the summer of 2016 the Zetas cartel threatened this 35-year-old priest. Christian Today and the Catholic Multimedia Center (CCM) report over 50 assassinations of priests across Mexico since 1990. Mexican priests are caught in the general crossfire of drug trafficking violence, but are also targeted because of alms money in their care and because [...]

La vocación mortal: El sacerdocio en México

La vocación mortal: El sacerdocio en México por Chari de Dennis Rev. Benjamin Flores (seudónimo) es un más católico para el cual el sacerdocio en México se ha convertido en una vocación muy peligrosa.  En el verano de 2016 el cártel de los Zetas amenazó a este cura de 35 años de edad.  Cristiano Hoy y El Centro Católico Multimedial (CCM) reportan más de 50 asesinatos de sacerdotes en México desde 1990.  Sacerdotes mexicanos están atrapados en el fuego de violencia del tráfico de drogas, pero la [...]

Protest Senseless Murder with Impunity Of Journalists In Mexico

Protest Senseless Murder with Impunity Of Journalists In Mexico "The Truth Is Not Killed By Killing Journalists" Protests have been launched in Los Angeles. A group of journalists from Asociación de Programadores en Español of KPFK, La Coordinadora Independencia, Inmigrantes Unidos en Resistencia and other organizations held a press conference in front of the Mexican Consulate on Friday, May 19 to demand that the Mexican government "Stop the Murders of Journalists." Evidence of impunity for such killings in Mexico was presented and a vigil for the murder [...]

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