Category: Mexico

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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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Dan La Botz: The Mexican Crisis Deepens

Tens of thousands are in motion throughout Mexico, demanding justice from the government, and many around the world support them

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Laura Carlsen: Students March for Ayotzinapa

Thousands of students marched from Tlatelolco Square, site of the notorious student massacre of 1968, to the Zocalo in Mexico City Thursday night in solidarity with the 43 disappeared students

Rafael Barajas: Mexico, a Criminal Country

Without drug money, the Mexican economy would collapse

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Joe Emersberger: Compare and Contrast: Human Rights Watch on Mexico and Ecuador

HRW statements about Ecuador’s policing are out of proportion compared to their statements about the disappeared students in Mexico

Emilio Godoy: Inequality in Mexico Is All About Wages

“What better social policy could there be than one that directly tackles the distribution of income?”

Campaign for Peace & Democracy: CPD Mexico Statement

We are writing at this critical moment to invite you to sign the CPD statement “End the Killing of Students Now: Peace, Justice, and Democracy for Mexico.”

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Greg Grandin: This Mass Grave Isn’t the Mass Grave You Have Been Looking For

During just the six year term of Mexico’s last president, Felipe Calderón (2006–12), who declared a war on the cartels, there were at least 26,000 disappearances and 83,000 homicides.

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