Tag Archives: social movements

Mexico | López Obrador’s Moment

It took Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) 12 years to become president-elect of Mexico, making history for Mexico’s Left as his party’s coalition also achieves a legislative majority. But the struggle has only just begun.

by Steve Ellner

Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s sweeping victory in Mexico’s July 1 general elections came as no surprise, but the absolute majority won by his Movimiento Regeneración Nacional (MORENA) party and its allies in the congressional contests was hardly a foregone conclusion. In an electoral landslide, López Obrador, popularly known as AMLO, pulled in 53 percent of the popular vote. AMLO’s win on Sunday contrasts with his presidential bids in 2006 and 2012 when his competitors barely eked out dubious wins over him.

Coopératives et organisations sociales et politiques au Mali – la WILDAF

Monika Karbowska

La réunion avec la WILDAF (Women in Law and Developpement in Africa) m’ a appris à comprendre le lien entre la marginalisation politique des femmes et la spoliation économique de tout un pays par des oligarchies compradore locales et par les impérialistes étrangers.

USA | Martin Luther King’s Radical Anti-Capitalism

By Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

In a posthumously published essay, Martin Luther King, Jr. pointed out that the “black revolution” had gone beyond the “rights of Negroes.” The struggle, he said, is “forcing America to face all of its interrelated flaws—racism, poverty, militarism and materialism. It is exposing the evils that are rooted deeply in the whole structure of our society. It reveals systemic rather than superficial flaws and suggests that radical reconstruction of society itself is the real issue to be faced.”

India | TNUEF’s Walk from Salem to Chennai demands law against ‘honour’ killings

For a State with relatively appreciable socio-economic indicators and a legacy of many social reform movements, Tamil Nadu has struggled to effectively deal with caste-based discrimination and violence. One of the more horrific forms this violence takes has been the so-called ‘honour’ killings, where young men and women, more often the latter, are brutally murdered by their own relatives for the crime of falling in love with someone from another caste. Just 20 days ago, the police in Thoothukudi district cracked a two-year-old case and recovered the body parts of a 17-year-old girl, who had been killed by her uncles for being in a relationship with a Dalit man.

Altun: Socialism cannot be built with the tools of capitalism

Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK) Executive Council member Rıza Altun spoke to ANF English service about the delusions with regards to having a true stance against the system, imperialism and capitalism, PKK’s approach to real socialism and socialism, change of paradigm after the capture of Abdullah Öcalan.