Against the Current No. 17, November/
Paralysis and Change in Eastern Europe
— The Editors
Bernie Sanders: Campaign for Congress
— David Finkel
A Year of the Palestinian Uprising
— Edward C. Corrigan
- Phtographers and the Israeli Army
Activists Discuss Antiracist Unity
— Andy Pollack
- Afghanistan, the War and the Future
Introduction to Afghanistan, the War and the Future
— The Editors
Afghanistan at the Crossroads
— Val Moghadam
A Failed Revolution from Above
— R.F. Kampfer
- Mexico in Crisis
Introduction to Mexican Elections and the Left
— The Editors
Toward a Unified Left Perspective
— Arturo Auguiano
- Opposition Political Parties in Mexico, 1988
For a Revolutionary Alternative
— Manuel Aguilar Mora
- Music for the Movements
- Music for the Movements: Two Interviews
Billy Bragg: Alive and Dubious
— Peter Thomson interviewing Bill Bragg
"A Simple Squatter from NYC..."
— Peter Thomson interviewing Michelle Shocked
Revolutionaries in the 1950s
— Samuel Farber
Life in a Vanguard Party
— Stan Weir
Another View of W.J. Wilson
— Washington-Baltimore ATC Study Group
Big Red Fred: 1927-1988
— Theodore Edwards
Whose Team Are You On?
— Marian Swerdlow
Poetry, Politics -- and Passion
— Patrick M. Quinn
Guatemala in Midpassage
— Jane Slaughter
The “parastatal” or “satellite” parties traditionally subordinated to the ruling PRl (Institutional Revolutionary Party) that broke away to support the Cardenas campaign are:
Authentic Party of the Mexican Revolution (PARM).
Founded in 1954 by a nationalist military faction.
Popular Socialist Party (PPS). Originally founded by nationalist labor organizer Vicente Lombardo Toledano in 1948, hence 11Lombardista.”
Workers Socialist Party (PS1). Organized in mid-1970s by supporters of President Luis Echeverria to control labor dissident forces.
The right-wing business opposition:
National Action Party (PAN). Its candidate, Manuel Clouthier, ran third in the presidential contest.
Left-wing opposition parties and alliances:
Mexican Workers Party (PM1). Founded in 1974 by a number of trade union and political leaders, including Heberto Castillo. Represents a left populist tradition influenced by Marxism.
Unified Socialist Party of Mexico (PSUM). Founded in 1981 when the Communist Party merged with several other groups.
Revolutionary Workers Party (PR1). Mexican section of Fourth International, ran Rosario Ibarra de Piedra, human rights activist, as its presidential candidate.
Mexican Socialist Party (PMS). Formed in 1987 when PSUM merged with PMT. Nominated Heberto Castillo for president but switched to support Cuauhtemoc Cardenas.
National Democratic Front (FDN). An alliance between PARM, PPS and PST, which changed its name to Cardenist National Reconstruction Front Party (PFCRN).
November-December 1988, ATC 17