Daily Archives: 31/01/2014

The Mexican People Judge the State

The Mexican Chapter of the Permanent People’s Tribunal (PPT) (www.tppmexico.org) was born in 2011 ‘from below’ and, for that reason, has not appeared in the country’s main media outlets – focussed as they are on counter-information and misinformation. As a … Continue reading

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MEXICO: CNTE returns to Zócalo

31-01-14 Mexico City – A Little over four months since they were violently evicted from the Zócalo (the main square of Mexico City), teachers from the CNTE union have returned to what is formally known as the “Constitution Square” to … Continue reading

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MEXICO: The Right of Citizens to Arm Themselves

Community police forces and Autodefensas (self-defence forces) have appeared in eleven Mexican states, in what has been not only an important national event but also an international event. Not every day do people decide to arm themselves. Much less do … Continue reading

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MEXICO: Camacho Solís on the Zapatista Uprising

“They Were Not Conventional Guerrillas” When the Zapatistas rose up against the government on the turn of the New Year in 1994, the Mexican government was caught on the back foot. The initial response of President Salinas was to crush … Continue reading

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