In recent days, following the events of the demonstrations on December 1st for the presidential inauguration of Enrique Peña Nieto, during which the police forces, both of the Federal [national] and Federal District [Mexico City] forces, brutally repressed demonstrators - officials of the Federal District government, amongst whom were the head of government of the FD and the capital’s attorney, have made statements declaring that those responsible for the clashes are anarchist groups.
Faced with this, we want to clarify:
An article by Staughton Lynd reinterprets the concept of union democracy to include workers of all kinds (unionized workers, nonunion workers, and farmers); protection of the rights to strike, picket, and slow down; and the demand for worker-community ownership. This article examines two recent examples of workers’ democracy: the Serbian revolution of 2000 and the Zapatistas’ ongoing struggle in Chiapas, Mexico.
Originally appeared in WorkingUSA, vol. 5, no. 4, Spring 2002
A podcast on the UFW's rank and file from Pacifica Radio's "Against the Grain" with Frank Bardacke, former farm worker and author of 'Trampling Out the Vintage: Cesar Chavez and the Two Souls of the United Farm Workers'.
Tues 12.06.11 | UFW's Rank and File
B. Traven's best known novel about three men prospecting for gold in the mountains of Mexico, and the things it drives them to do.
More than any of Traven's novels, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre is reminiscent of Jack London at his best. The story tells of three American adventurers who hunt for gold in the rugged Sierra Madre of Mexico. Since so many have seen the John Huston film starring Humphrey Bogart there is no need to recount the plot here.
A takedown of a wealthy anti-immigrant business owner who plays up an image as 'an average working class guy'.
[i]After some prodding from comrades, I've been considering putting out a collection of Phoenix Insurgent pieces from the last few years. As a result, I've been re-reading older pieces in order to evaluate what might make a cut if I went ahead and did it. I'm still not convinced there's much point in the project, given that everything is already mostly available free on the internet.
Text from a flyer distributed at the May 2nd (2009) demonstration in front of the county jail in Phoenix.
The border fence is a result of three factors, inextricably intertwined: the expansion of capitalism, global war for empire and the desire of common people to organize their own lives free of the first two.
Gustavo Esteva on the puzzle of autonomy in 1990s Tepito, an inner-city community in Mexico City, which prefers to manage its own affairs, without interference from the forces of “development”.
Severe injustices and human rights violations are continuously perpetrated against the peasants’ organizations and the urban popular groups with which I have associated my life. Within these groups, we often ask ourselves how we could build a more just social order which would allow us to live in peace, to flourish and endure.
A history of the Mexican anarchist María Luisa Marín and the 1922 Veracruz Renters' Movement  by Andrew Grant Wood.
Compañeros: ¡Viva el amor Universal! ¡Viva la emancipación de la mujer! ¡Arriba el Comunismo! ¡Viva la humanidad libre! ¿Mujeres? ¡A la lucha!
María Luisa Marín, 1923
This article is being published to coincide with the issuing of the Worldwide Declaration in Support of the Zapatista Support Bases of San Marcos Avilés, Chiapas, Mexico by The Fray Bartolomé de las Casas Human Rights Center (Frayba) and the Movement for Justice in el Barrio, the Other Campaign, New York (MJB), November 2011
Written by Jessica Davies