Skip navigation.
Writer, Professor, Revolutionary.



“CHANGE OF EPOCH: IMPERIALISM COUNTERATTACKS, BUT CHÁVEZ LIVES THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES,” by James D. Cockcroft* [translation of presentation for the Ninth International Conference of the Network of intellectuals, artists and social activists “In defense of humanity”: "Plan de Patria: thought and action of Hugo Chávez Frías," Caracas, Venezuela, 25 March 2013] - in Farsi

Who Killed Che? How the CIA Got Away With Murder, book review by Cockcroft

Ratner and Smith have done it again! Who Killed Che? How the CIA Got Away With Murder is their second bombshell book dealing with Che Guevara and the U.S. government’s frequent use of illegal and criminal political assassinations and routine whopper lies in its foreign policy, all in the name of “defending freedom” (their first bombshell was Che Guevara

“J Cockcroft: Alleged Elections Fraud?! Mexican Elite will not allow Lopez Obrador to be President.”

“J Cockcroft: Alleged Elections Fraud?! Mexican Elite will not allow A Lopez Obrador to be President.” --

Biography of Hedda Garza (1929-1995) & Poem “Hardheaded woman”/ “Mujer Realista”

March 10, 2012 note by James Cockcroft: My late beloved second spouse Hedda Garza (1929-1995) is well known in the United States and indeed other parts of the world for her lifetime of courageous activism for revolution, human rights, feminism, and human liberation. She worked with many famous revolutionaries, including Malcolm X and Conrad Lynn. She never sought fame for herself and I honoured that by not including this entry in my blog or other publications, a mistake on my part aggravated by my extreme grief triggered by her sudden unexpected death.

Occupy Montreal/Social Movements Quebec & CELAC

Youtube interviews with James Cockcroft and Claude Morin in English & French background new unity of social movements in North and South in support of CELAC leading to big continental meeting (since postponed until 2012): and

KPFA interview of Cockcroft on Mexico

Cockcroft describes Mexico’s grand revolutionary tradition, a radical lineage that lives on in current-day struggles both within Mexico and among US-based immigrants. He discusses the radical visions of the Magonista, Zapatista, and other revolutionaries of 1900-1920; the ideological roots of waves of resistance to Mexican and US elites since then; the elections-related turmoil that has periodically plagued Mexico; and the U.S.-sponsored “narco wars” and propaganda about "failed states" to justify militarization of Mexico and other nations.

Mexico’s Revolution Then and Now, new book by Cockcroft

Mexico’s Revolution Then and Now by James D. Cockcroft, New York: Monthly Review Press, ISBN: 978-1-58367-224-2, 160 pages, 2010

$14.95 paperback, History / Latin America & The Caribbean
Log in to for the Monthly Review Store and receive a 20% discount [Buying Directly from the MR Store Helps Support Monthly Review -- BUY THIS BOOK]

Reviews from

Mexico: ‘Failed States’, New Wars, Resistance

James D. Cockcroft, “Mexico: ‘Failed States’, New Wars, Resistance,” Monthly Review, Volume 62, Number 6 (November 2010), pp. 28-42: “A social volcano is bubbling in Mexico...

Mexico’s Crisis in Historical Context

“Mexico’s Crisis in Historical Context,” Against the Current, # 148 (September/October 2010), 17-19, and

“International Tribunal on Trade Union Freedom Condemns Mexican Presidency" by James Cockcroft

In Mexico City on October 28, the International Tribunal on Trade Union Freedom (October 26, 2009-May 1, 2010), concluded its first of two public sessions with a scathing preliminary report that condemned President Felipe Calderón for his violent union-busting measures since taking office after his questionable 2006 election. The Tribunal had been organized in prior months by more than 30 social and civil organizations of Mexico and other countries. It heard public testimonies by representatives of 16 trade unions under attack in Mexico’s privatization race to the bottom.

Syndicate content