Mexican workers fight privatization

This video says about itself:

Members of Mexico’s Electrical Workers Union (SME) held a news conference in advance of filing a complaint to the National Administrative Office of Canada under the North American Agreement on Labour Cooperation (NAALC) — the labour side deal of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) – recorded on Parliament Hill for Straight Goods News on October 27, 2011.

“No Matter What the Result, We Will Continue to Resist,” Says Mexican Electrical Workers Union Leader. David Bacon, Truthout in the USA: “Humberto Montes de Oca is the international secretary for the Mexican Electrical Workers union. Two years ago, its 44,000 members were all fired when the Mexican government took over generating stations by force to set the stage for privatizing electricity. Montes de Oca describes the role the union has played on the left in Mexico, its resistance to privatization and the way fired workers are now forced to migrate to survive”: here.

WORKERS attempting to hold a free and democratic unionisation vote at a Mexican silver mine owned by Canadian mining company Excellon Resources were confronted by heavily armed police and goons from a company-controlled union: here.

The School of the Americas, the CIA and the US-Condoned Cancer of Torture Continue to Spread in Latin America, Including Mexico. Mark Karlin, Truthout: “The US has done little to stop what appears to be ‘social cleansing’ (limpieza social) carried out by the Mexican military, police and government-sanctioned death squads at times…. Given that the CIA and countless US intelligence agencies, not to mention the Drug Enforcement Agency, are entrenched in Mexico, it might be appropriate to reflect that our real government/corporate interest in the nation is as a marketplace and a non-populist pro-US government”: here.

Apologies to Mexico: The Drug Trade and Gross National Pain. Rebecca Solnit, TomDispatch: “I apologize. There are so many things I could apologize for, from the way the U.S. biotech corporation Monsanto has contaminated your corn to the way Arizona and Alabama are persecuting your citizens, but right now I’d like to apologize for the drug war, the 10,000 waking nightmares that make the news and the rest that don’t”: here.

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