On the 43rd anniversary of the Tlatelolco massacre in Mexico, join Mexican, immigrant rights and progressive activists in demanding:
NO TO STATE SPONSORED VIOLENCE IN MEXICO!
SOLIDARITY WITH THE PEOPLE OF MEXICO!
JUSTICE FOR THE SME UNION & ALL ACTIVISTS
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2 12:00 NOON
IN FRONT OF THE MEXICAN CONSULATE
27 East. 39th St. – Between Park & Madison, Manhattan
Train F or M to 42nd St.
On October 2, 1968 hundreds of students, workers, campesinos and others were massacred in Mexico City. The innocent people who died at the hands of the Mexican military never received justice.
Today the violence continues as state sponsored violence fueled by the lucrative drug industry continues with impunity. Over 50,000 people have been killed in Mexico over the last few years. Progressive activists are targeted, arrested, beaten and killed. Fair elections are a dream. Union activists and leaders are targeted and repressed for defending workers rights. Despite having stolen the election and doing nothing to stop the violence, current Mexican President, Felipe Calderon receives the complete backing of the Obama administration, including millions of dollars used to repress the Mexican people.
Every year tens of thousands of Mexicans are forced to leave Mexico and travel to the U.S. to look for work. The U.S. government, despite passing laws like NAFTA which force migration, is carrying out a vicious racist anti-immigrant campaign.