Tag Archives: Proletariat
MEXICO: CNTE, Zapatistas & CRAC-PC Unite Around Ayotzinapa
Three social movements that have represented the hopes of Mexican people for autonomy and justice in recent years have been the CNTE teaching union, the Zapatistas, and the community police forces of the CRAC-PC. Strongest in the southern states of … Continue reading →
MEXICO: Indigenous People of Chiapas Oppose Megaprojects
Communique from September 1st, 2014 To the people of Mexico and the world, To the national and international press, To national and international civil society groups, To human rights organisations, To adherents of the Sixth Declaration, To social organisations, … Continue reading →
MEXICO: Six Reasons Why Indigenous Communities Are Opposed to the San Cristóbal-Palenque Motorway
July 31st, 2014 In Chiapas, Mexico, there are plans to build a motorway between San Cristóbal de Las Casas and Palenque – two of the most important tourist sites in the state. The Department of Infrastructure and Communications in … Continue reading →
UK: Chartism and a Sense of Working Class History
We are probably all aware of the horrific conditions which our ancestors worked under, and of the way in which they were exploited and oppressed so that the wealth of the ruling class of our country could grow. But the … Continue reading →
War: Who is it Good for?
After being charged taxes for working on their land by feudal lords, many European workers then came under the yoke of capitalists, forced to accept undignified and unsafe working conditions in factories and inadequate pay for the work they did. … Continue reading →
Raise in Subway Costs in Mexico City
The raise in subway costs in Mexico City is very clearly a regressive tax. The subsidy was never a benevolent government gift to the people. It was a service paid for by the tax of Mexican citizens. However, because … Continue reading →
The Socialist International – The Saviours of the Proletariat?
At a glance, there are few (if any) members of the Socialist International that truly represent the possibility of significant, radical change. Its members include parties which are happy with privatisation and are effectively counter-revolutionary in nature. It seems … Continue reading →