Partners in Crime

Toronto — 12 December 2014. The Mexican state, North American Capitalism, and the 43 Missing Students The signing of the North American Free Trade Agreement came with the promise of prosperity and jobs for all and the extension of human rights. These are, it needs hardly saying, promises unkept. On September 26th 2014, over 100 students … Watch video »

Toronto — 12 December 2014.

The Mexican state, North American Capitalism, and the 43 Missing Students

The signing of the North American Free Trade Agreement came with the promise of prosperity and jobs for all and the extension of human rights. These are, it needs hardly saying, promises unkept. On September 26th 2014, over 100 students from a rural teacher’s college were passing through the nearby town of Iguala in Guerrero en route to a demonstration in Mexico City. Three were killed along with three bystanders and 43 are still missing. The families of the students continue to demand that their children be returned alive.

Moderated by Greg Albo. Presentations by:

  • Judith Adler Hellman, Professor of Political Science at York University and author of The World of Mexican Migrants (2008), Mexican Lives (1999) and Mexico in Crisis (1988).
  • Anna Zalik, Associate Professor at York University, writes extensively on the oil sector and capitalist development in Mexico, Nigeria, and Canada.
  • Richard Roman, co-author of Continental Crucible: Big Business, Workers, and Unions in the Transformation of North America.

The forum was sponsored by: Common Frontiers, Centre for Social Justice and Socialist Project.