Partners in Crime: The Mexican state, North American Capitalism, and the 43 Missing Students

December 12, 2014

Partners in Crime: The Mexican state, North American Capitalism, and the 43 Missing Students

December 12, 2014

When: Friday, December 12th, 7pm
Where: Beit Zatoun, 612 Markham St., Toronto

The signing of the North American Free Trade Agreement came with the promise of prosperity and jobs for all and the extension of human rights. These are, it needs hardly saying, promises unkept.

On September 26th 2014, over 100 students from a rural teacher’s college were passing through the nearby town of Iguala in Guerrero en route to a demonstration in Mexico City. Three were killed along with three bystanders and 43 are still missing. The families of the students continue to demand that their children be returned alive.

The search for the students has unearthed a number of mass graves and has lead to an eruption of protests across the country. The parents of the missing students have traveled throughout the country meeting with communities that have also experienced killings and disappearances. The family insists it was not simply a local occurrence but something that happens in many places, and that the responsibility lies with the state.

Speakers:
* Anna Zalik, Associate Professor at York University, writes extensively on the oil sector and capitalist development in Mexico, Nigeria, and Canada.
* Richard Roman, co-author of Continental Crucible: Big Business, Workers, and Unions in the Transformation of North America.
* Judith Adler Hellman, Professor of Political Science at York University and author of The World of Mexican Migrants (2008), Mexican Lives (1999) and Mexico in Crisis (1988).
* Ricardo Bocanegra, student at Seneca at York, activist, and organizer of Mexico solidarity actions in Toronto

Sponsored by: Centre for Social Justice, Common Frontiers, Socialist Project | Facebook event


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