Daily Archives: 30/12/2013

Raise in Subway Costs in Mexico City

The raise in subway costs in Mexico City is very clearly a regressive tax.   The subsidy was never a benevolent government gift to the people. It was a service paid for by the tax of Mexican citizens. However, because … Continue reading

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The Zapatistas Under the PAN

2000   In May, two indigenous people were attacked in the autonomous municipality of Polhó, Chiapas, and, as a result, members of the PFP (federal police) were sent to ‘guarantee security’ in the area. This was seen by the EZLN … Continue reading

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The Zapatistas under Zedillo

1995   At the start of 1995, the EZLN launched their “Tercera Declaración de la Selva Lacandona“, in which they proposed to the creation of a Movement for National Liberation. In January, a Zapatista delegation met with a government secretary, … Continue reading

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The Zapatista Uprising of 1994 (20 Year Anniversary)

1993   In December 1993, the EZLN launched an assault on military and police targets, catching them off-guard on the eve of the establishment of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).   1994   On the 1st of January … Continue reading

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Understanding of International Politics Based on Objective Historical Analysis

Historical analysis in international relations should not be focussed on the denunciation of certain regimes, but on understanding why tension exists between nations, and what the best ways to deal with such tension are. For, considering American actions in Hiroshima … Continue reading

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No Violence or Hatred Lacks a Cause: The Example of North Korea

If we look at North Korea, it would be very easy to assess only the present, and say that there is torture, repression of dissent, poverty, and a leadership cult in the nation. (In fact, it would be easy to … Continue reading

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No Violence or Hatred Lacks a Cause

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it” – George Santayana If the facts of history are not made common knowledge, the citizens of the world, especially those living under imperialist administrations, will likely be more susceptible … Continue reading

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Colonial History is Not Forgotten

As long as Western forces are present where they do not belong, and as long as they try to interfere in the politics of sovereign nations, there is effectively no way to end ongoing conflicts in the world. The former … Continue reading

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Iran and Anti-Imperialism (Part 2: International Relations)

Iran, with its strong national identity, could never forget foreign imperialist interference on its soil. Thus, one of the central demands since the Iranian Revolution in 1979 has been for the country’s former aggressors to respect their national sovereignty and … Continue reading

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Iran and Anti-Imperialism (Part 1: The Iran-Iraq War)

The alliances seen in the Iran-Iraq War showed how dangerous it was for the West to allow an anti-imperialist government to arise in Iran. The memory of the MI6 and CIA-backed coup of 1953 (orchestrated in order to safeguard Western … Continue reading

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