On Thursday, September 19th, Friends of Brad Will attended the demonstration on behalf of Mexican teachers facing neoliberal education law ‘reform’.
A number of teachers have been killed in this nationwide mobilization. There are striking similarities between their struggle and what farmers in Colombia have been fighting for and being killed for in Colombia.
Come to the REPORTBACK at CUNY Graduate Center September 24th at 6p.m., Room 5409 (bring photo i.d. for entrance into building).
From Mexico City to New York City
Teacher Insurgency in Mexico
‘This is not your usual protest: the teachers drove the Mexican Congress out of the capital, and twice blocked Mexico City’s airport. They are striking against union-busting educational “reform” laws that threaten to throw tens of thousands oout of their jobs while privatizing and potentially eliminating schools in impoverished and indigenous areas.’
You can learn more about what the Mexican teachers’ mobilization is all about and what US-based activists and teachers’ unions can be doing in solidarity!