NOTE: If you haven't already added your name to the Campaign for Peace and Democracy statement "End the Killing of Students Now: Peace, Justice and Democracy for Mexico" it's not too late. Just go to http://www.cpdweb.org/stmts/1024/stmt.shtml
NATIONAL CALL TO ACTION TO END PLAN MEXICO
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3
Check out http://ustired2.com/cities/ for the call to action to end Plan Mexico on Wednesday, December 3. The organizers say the initiative "has been nothing short of stunning. Less than a week after asking our friends and allies around the country to join the December 3rd National Mobilization for Peace in Mexico, we met our goal: getting communities in 43 cities-1 for each disappeared student in Ayotzinapa-to join us on that day. As a labor of work/love in progress, we are still securing some details for specific cities and will make them available here as soon as we get them. And if you don't see your city here, please send us an email at Ustired2info@gmail.com and we'll help you do so." Cities listed include Albuquerque, Austin, Greenville, San Francisco, Baltimore, Berkeley, Jackson, San Ysidro, Boston, Las Vegas, Santa Ana, Cheney, Los Angeles, Santa Cruz, Chicago, Madison, Santa Barbara, Seattle, St. Louis, Tucson, Dallas-Forth Worth, Miami, Minneapolis, Denver, New York, Washington DC, Salt Lake City and Ferguson, Missouri.
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"WHEN GOVERNMENTS KILL THEIR STUDENTS: MEXICO NOW"
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 10, 5-9 PM
Eisner Auditorium, Kimmel Center (Washington Square South @ LaGuardia, Manhattan)
SUGGESTED READINGS ON THE PRESENT CRISIS
1) The three articles by Francisco Goldman in the New Yorker provide vivid descriptions of the disappearances, the protests and the unfolding crisis:
a) "Crisis in Mexico: "The Disappearance of the Forty-Three" (Oct. 24, 2014)
b) "Crisis in Mexico: "Could Forty-Three Missing Students Spark a Revolution?" (Oct. 30, 2014)
c) "Crisis in Mexico: "The Protests for the Missing Forty-Three"(Nov. 12, 2014)
2) "Partners in Crime: The Continental Capitalist Offensive and the Killing Fields of Mexico," Part I: State Terror and the Murder of 43 Students by Richard Roman and Edur Velasco Arregui." This article, published in The Bullet, helps us understand how the horrific violence in Guerrero is related to the neoliberal offensive in North America as well as to the complicated intertwining of government, armed forces, and drug gangs in Mexico.
3) "The Mexican Crisis Deepens" by Dan La Botz. This piece on the New Politics website analyzes political and movement forces in today's Mexican crisis.4) "License to Kill?" by Lois Weiner on the New Politics website argues that U.S. teacher unions need to defend Mexican teachers under assault.