Resolution in Solidarity with the Mexican Students in Struggle

You can read here the resolution put together by Marxist students in Solidarity with the Mexican Students in Struggle, in the Instituto Politécnico Nacional and in Ayotzinapa. To be put forward to Student Unions of respective Universities by Marxist Societies and others in Solidarity with the Mexican Students. 

The Students’ Union Notes:

Mexico is in the middle of a humanitarian crisis; since 2006, at least 22,000 people have disappeared [1] and in roughly 40% of these cases there was no criminal investigation [2].

One recent disappearance was of 43 students from the Ayotzinapa Teaching School on the 26th of September 2014. It is clear that the students were abducted by the police and handed to criminal cartel organisations [3,4].

HSBC were fined $1.9 Billion as they are complicit in the crisis in Mexico [5].

The Students’ Union Believes:

The attack on these student teachers were politically motivated and will not go unnoticed.

That this incident has acted as the catalyst to nation wide protests against the corruption of the Mexican government, privatisation and lack of funding in education.

The struggle of the IPN students and work of the Rural Teachers are inspirations for the labour and student movement world wide.

“The Year of the UK in Mexico” will further roll back the gains of the Mexican Revolution.

It is clear that there is no distinction between big business, the state and cartel organisations in the aid and abetting of disappearances.

The Students’ Union Resolves:

To issue a statement that explains the ‘Students’ Union Believes’ section to all students affiliated to the Students’ Union.

To forward this resolution to the NUS NEC and urge the NEC to take a decisive stance in support of the students and all those joining the struggle in Mexico to fight for a better world.

To urge the NUS NEC and local trade union branches (UCU, Unite and Unison) operating in the university to seek out the practicalities of affliction and forging links with the IPN and Democratic Teachers Union in Mexico.

[1] http://www.aljazeera.com/…/mexico-ups-number-missing-people…– 201482222627872519.html
[2] http://www.independent.co.uk/…/the-disappeared-at-least-260…– gone-missing-in-mexicos-drugs-war-8884385.html
[3] http://www.amnesty.org.uk/…/mexico-investigation-needed-mis…– grave-discovered
[4] http://www.aljazeera.com/…/mexico-orders-mayor-arrest-over-…– 2014102365424842583.html
[5] http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-18880269