Category: Mexico

Hilary Klein: Ya Basta!

Twenty-one years ago, in January 1994, the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) captured the world’s imagination when it rose up to demand justice and democracy for the indigenous people of Chiapas, taking on the Mexican government and global capitalism itself. The EZLN is named after Emiliano Zapata, a hero of the Mexican Revolution

Al Gedicks: Review of Dawn Paley’s Drug War Capitalism

Based on extensive travels, interviews, and research in Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico, Dawn Paley invites the reader to consider other factors and motivations for the war on drugs

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Jérôme Roos: What Happens in Greece can transform Europe

If we do not take this struggle to the European level, if we confine ourselves to local communities or nation states, we ultimately leave this crucial terrain to the bankers and the bureaucrats

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Dan La Botz: Mexico – The Year in Review

Social change in 2015 will depend in large measure on resurgence of working class activity

Nidia Bautista: Led by Latinos, US Cities Organize to End Plan Mexico and Support Ayotzinapa

While protestors in Mexico have amplified their demands, multiple protests have been organized abroad in more than fifty countries

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Laura Carlsen: Students March for Ayotzinapa

Recently, thousands of students marched from Tlatelolco Square, site of the notorious student massacre of 1968, to Zocalo in Mexico City in solidarity with the 43 disappeared students of the Raúl Isidro Burgos Rural Teachers’ College in Ayotzinapa, Guerrero

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Leonidas Oikonomakis: Zapatistas host world festival of resistance and rebellion

This month, the Zapatistas are organizing a major international meeting in Chiapas: the World Festival of Resistance and Rebellion Against Capitalism

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Seth Sandronsky: An Interview with Dawn Paley, Author of Drug War Capitalism

  Dawn Paley is a Canadian author.  Drug War Capitalism (AK Press, November 2014) is her first book.  We conducted an e-interview as protests grew against police and military policies in Mexico and the U.S.  The drug war on both sides of the border has played no small role in generating such dissent. Seth Sandronsky: Can you Read more…

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Marina Sitrin: Beyond Cops, Courts and Jails

People around the world have been trying to resolve issues without the courts, police or jails

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Eduardo Galeano: I Read and I Share

In the same way, the manifesto of the representatives of Mexican culture was pronounced, and it warned: “The rulers have lost control of fear; the rage they have unleashed is turning back against them”

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