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Urgent need for international solidarity with electrical workers

Prepare for protests outside embassies

Wednesday 21 October 2009, by José Luis Hernández Ayala

The right-wing Felipe Calderón administration’s attempt to destroy the Mexican Electrical Workers Union (SME) in order to privatize the electricity industry is causing unprecedented tension in the country between the working class and the government.

The union’s decision to stand firm in the defense of its members may spark violence on the part of the right-wing government.

We call on you to be vigilent and follow the events in Mexico, and, if necessary, carry out protests in front of the Mexican embassies in your countries.