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Canadian and American teachers stand in solidarity with Mexican colleagues facing severe repression

Members of a coalition comprising teachers’ organizations from Canada, the United States, and Mexico spoke with one voice Sunday, denouncing the government of Mexico for atrocious rights violations against teachers. A strongly worded resolution was passed unanimously at the concluding plenary of the 12th biennial conference of the Tri-national Coalition in Defense of Public Education, held at UBC May 12–15, 2016. In it, delegates called on the government of President Enrique Peña Nieto to own up to the role of the state and police in the 2014 disappearances of 43 indigenous student teachers from the state of Guerrero. (more…)
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Latin America

ARTICLE – DISCUSSION POINT MAGAZINE – THE PITFALLS OF FREE TRADE

The pitfalls of free trade Protest against Tisa in Montevideo, April 2015 How the offensive of capital in South America has worked *Antonio Elías From the crisis of the early 70s and the sharp drop in profit rate, a new offensive from capital takes place to impose a new model of accumulation. From which there can be identified various stages and different forms of political domination. The characteristics of each step, in turn, are contradictory social processes, and involve complexities, advances and setbacks characteristic of the development of capital trends and the correlation of forces in each country. (more…)
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