The Oaxaca massacre and the eruption of class struggle in Mexico — Neil Hardt | World Socialist Web Site

The corporate-capitalist malignancy (U.S. Hegemony/Western-imperialism) continues to spread, infect and destroy all around the world!

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The Oaxaca massacre and the eruption of class struggle in Mexico

By Neil Hardt

On Sunday, June 19, a force of heavily-armed Mexican federal police fired automatic weapons into a crowd of 500 striking teachers and their supporters blocking a highway in the impoverished town of Nochixtlán in the southern state of Oaxaca, killing at least thirteen and wounding dozens more.

The massacre reveals the brutal lengths to which the Mexican ruling class will go to impose its attacks on Mexican workers. Opposition will not be brooked.

Those who lost their lives, mostly young people, were protesting in defense of public education. Teachers across Mexico, most forcefully in Mexico’s deeply impoverished southwest, have demonstrated against efforts by President Enrique Peña Nieto to privatize education and impose authoritarian methods of testing and hiring teachers.

In the wake of last Sunday’s massacre, a groundswell of opposition has…

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