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Zapatistas: An Unvanquished Movement

May 16, 2016 Paul Salgado 0

Source: Jacobin Magazine Twenty-two years after their formation, the Zapatistas continue to resist Mexican state repression. In February, a federal judge in Mexico admitted that he had no choice but to accept that the state’s […]

“Water is Life”: Guatemalan March for Water Rights Connects Struggles Across Latin America

April 29, 2016 Jeff Abbott 0

“Water is life” is the message that countless organizations across Guatemala have rallied around as thousands march more than 260 miles to demand that the Guatemalan government act, and protect right to water. Tens of thousands of protesters set out on the long, and grueling march to Guatemala City on April 11 to demand that the government protect their right to water, and for an end to the privatization of water resources.

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Deepening Police Violence in Mexico: “Ley Eruviel,” Megaprojects and Organized Resistance

April 22, 2016 Ryan A. Knight 0

The authorities of the state of Mexico have grown impatient, or perhaps even fearful.  Faced with the well-organized and constantly growing resistance to countless megaprojects in the state of Mexico—projects driven by the ruthless pursuit of capital accumulation—political authorities have sought justification and legal protection to violently repress the resistance and see these projects through. […]

Deepening Police Violence in Mexico: “Ley Eruviel,” Megaprojects and Organized Resistance

April 22, 2016 Ryan A. Knight 0

The authorities of the state of Mexico have grown impatient, or perhaps even fearful.  Faced with the well-organized and constantly growing resistance to countless megaprojects in the state of Mexico—projects driven by the ruthless pursuit of capital accumulation—political authorities have sought justification and legal protection to violently repress the resistance and see these projects through. […]

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