Daily Archives: 21/01/2014

Mexico’s Zapatista movement transforming lives 20 years on

Originally posted on dorset chiapas solidarity:
Zapatista 20th Anniversary Mexico’s Zapatista movement transforming lives 20 years on Michael McCaughan, Irish Times, January 14, 2014 Outsiders are invited to visit and see how local autonomy works in practice       Marcelo…

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MEXICO: New Year News from Mexico’s Drug Cartels

As an overview of Mexican politics, and an explanation for why the Zapatistas continue to build their own political structures outside of the control of the Mexican state and the civilians have organised themselves into community police forces (autodefensas), here … Continue reading

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JRF Essays on Poverty

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation and the Prospect magazine have published nineteen essays on Poverty.  The JRF is a funder of research for social change in the UK which aims to reduce poverty and strengthen communities.   Below are some quotes … Continue reading

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ECUADOR: City of Knowledge – Yachay

Rafael Correa’s government in Ecuador is ambitiously planning to build a world-class ‘City of Knowledge’ to help it move away from a mining economy and lift millions of people out of poverty. It has been investing hundreds of millions of … Continue reading

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Yachay Initiative – Education for Empowerment

Registered as a non-profit organisation, the Yachay Initiative focuses on fostering youth education and empowerment as a vehicle for community development and poverty alleviation.   The initiative has projects in Ecuador, Germany, and Scotland. Pilot projects were launched in Ecuador … Continue reading

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