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  • The Mexican Electrical Workers Union (SME) is Mexico’s most important independent union on the Left

    The Mexican Electrical Workers Union (SME) is Mexico’s most important independent union on the Left

    Ten years ago, it was nearly destroyed. Today, its members are rebuilding through a new labor cooperative by David Bacon Mexico’s new President, Andres Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), probably the only head of state to give two press conferences a day and then post them online, is accustomed to having his statements cause headlines. Last

  • DHS created Fake university to identify undocumented immigrants

    DHS created Fake university to identify undocumented immigrants

    Court documents reveal stunning scheme used to trap 161 foreign nationals; Ice maintains the students knew the school was fake by Amanda Holpuch The University of Farmington website described a college that would prepare students to succeed in an “ever-globalizing economy”. Students would show up at campus wearing backpacks and asking questions about classes. The

  • López Obrador says no to ‘offensive’ contrast of grand hotels and poverty

    López Obrador says no to ‘offensive’ contrast of grand hotels and poverty

    8-billion-peso infrastructure program announced for leading tourism destinations by Mexico News Daily Putting an end to the “offensive” contrast between luxurious hotels and poor neighborhoods in Mexico’s most popular resort cities is the aim of a new government program launched yesterday by President López Obrador. The central objective of the Mi México Late (My Mexico

  • Oakland teachers fight for public education

    Oakland teachers fight for public education

    Article and photo by David Bacon Students and parents have come out en masse to join the marches and picket lines of the ongoing teachers strike in Oakland, California. All say that they are trying to save the city’s public school system. “This is a strike to save our district,” said Heath Madom, who’s taught

  • Will growers’ demands for wage cuts get help from the U.S. government?

    Will growers’ demands for wage cuts get help from the U.S. government?

    by David Bacon California growers have complained of a tight labor market for years, as a militarized border and a decade of mass deportations restrict the flow of migrants into the fields. Some growers, like Salinas’ D’Arrigo Brothers Co., have signed union contracts and provided better wages and benefits in order to attract a stable

  • US pulls out of Mexico tomato agreement over growers’ complaints

    US pulls out of Mexico tomato agreement over growers’ complaints

    Mexico’s share of the US tomato market increased from 32 percent in 1996 to 54 percent in 2017 by Mexico News Daily The United States intends to withdraw from a six-year-old trade agreement with Mexico on tomatoes, the U.S. government said yesterday, a move that clears the way for new tariffs to be imposed. The

  • ‘Super successful’ program registers 10,000 migrants in six days: Immigration

    ‘Super successful’ program registers 10,000 migrants in six days: Immigration

    Mexico is providing them with one-year humanitarian visas by Mexico News Daily Immigration authorities have now registered more than 10,000 migrants at the southern border as part of a new government program that has been described by an official as “super successful.” The National Immigration Institute (INM) announced on Twitter today that it registered 8,446