Reading group #9 – Mexican Revolution

We’re back in Febuary and we’re going to be looking at the history of the Mexican revolution (1910 edition). As ever it will be on the third Tuesday (19th) Feb at Freedom Bookshop, 7pm.

The reading will be:

https://libcom.org/history/mexican-revolution-0

https://anarchyinaction.org/index.php?title=Mexican_Revolution_and_Anarchy

http://www.struggle.ws/mexico/history/anarchism_1910.html

https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/john-m-hart-revolutionary-syndicalism-in-mexico

Volume 1 Chapter 16:

https://libcom.org/library/anarchism-documentary-history-libertarian-ideas-volume-1-2

Questions to consider:

What circumstances lead to the Mexican Revolution and how do they compare to circumstances now? What can be identified as the main mechanisms that lead to successes of the revolution? In hindsight, which mistakes were made? What role did women play before and during the revolution?

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