Why a Mexico Solidarity Project?

Jeremy Corbyn of the Peace & Justice Project speaks on the importance of Mexico Solidarity Media.

The Mexico Solidarity Project was launched in 2019 as an initiative of the US socialist organization, Liberation Road, and now brings together individuals and organizations in the US and México which support Mexico’s social movements, its sovereignty, and its resistance to US domination.

Even though Mexico and the US share history, land, and peoples, US activists know surprisingly little about it. With the rise of the progressive Morena party and its overwhelming electoral victories in 2018 and beyond, we saw a unique historical opportunity to build cross-border solidarity. The Morena government is asserting its sovereign right to control México’s natural and human resources and to serve its people – not US corporate interests. For all who oppose US imperialism, solidarity with México is essential.

Our support is not just for Morena, but with social movements committed to fulfilling the revolutionary desires of the people, including the Zapatistas and the feminist movement.

What is solidarity? First, US progressives need solid fact-based information about what is happening in Mexico, as seen through the eyes of the Mexican people. Concrete actions under the guidance of Mexican labor activists can add strength to independent union organizing. And, the US left must come together to pressure the US government to take its knee off México’s neck.

The México Solidarity Bulletin

The bilingual Bulletin spotlights the struggles and humanity of activists in México and the Mexican diaspora through weekly interviews. We explore what they’re thinking, feeling, and doing, and how their own particular history and culture grounds their passion and commitment to changing our world. Getting to know, respect, and love each other is the basis of true solidarity.

The México Solidarity Project/Labor Notes Support Committee

In 2021, we connected with workers at the GM auto plant in Silao, Guanajuato, and helped them win an independent union. Our support includes media work, letter writing to US government entities, and protests at US corporate offices, and fundraising. Because auto is a major driver of the Mexican and US economies, and because of the upsurge in auto worker organizing in both countries, our labor solidarity work will concentrate in the auto sector.

The Mexico Solidarity Media Committee

In 2023, our newest committee corrects what most English speakers receive from mainstream media that view México through an “America First” lens. Those “news” sources often distort, misinform, and disseminate outright lies that serve US corporate and nationalistic interests. The Mexico Solidarity Media website provides independent analyses, translations from progressive Mexican sources, reprints of excellent articles, and podcasts and videos.

Media Partnerships

Our partnerships with progressive media outlets both within Mexico and without allows us to republish and translate select articles of interest to our readership, ensuring that critical voices are heard and help break through barriers established by corporate media to understanding Mexican politics.

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