Category: Mexico

Jesse Franzblau: “U.S. Ties with Mexico’s Military Have Never Been Closer”

The kidnapping and disappearance of 43 students from a teacher-training college in Ayotzinapa, Guerrero has sparked renewed attention to the devastating effects of the U.S.-backed drug war in Mexico. More than six months have passed since the students’ disappearance, and while dozens of police officials and local drug gang members have been arrested, the investigations Read more…

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Sonali Kolhatkar: Why Mexico’s Farmworkers Who Harvest Our Food Are on Strike

Poor treatment of the workers who pick our produce is no accident. It is a predictable outcome of a system designed to have a bottleneck controlled by fewer and fewer corporations

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Rebecca Gordon: Can You Say “Blowback” in Spanish?

The Failed War on Drugs in Mexico (and the United States)

Charlotte Maria Saenz: Women Up in Arms

Zapatistas and Rojava Kurds embrace a new gender politics

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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