Tag Archives: Autodefensas

Masked Politics in Mexico

In the recent protests in Mexico over the Ayotzinapa[1] case, a minority of ‘encapuchados’ (people with bandannas covering their faces) have been involved in small ‘disturbances’ (including an arson attack on the door of the National Palace and some minor … Continue reading

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MEXICO: CNTE, Zapatistas & CRAC-PC Unite Around Ayotzinapa

Three social movements that have represented the hopes of Mexican people for autonomy and justice in recent years have been the CNTE teaching union, the Zapatistas, and the community police forces of the CRAC-PC. Strongest in the southern states of … Continue reading

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MEXICO: Levels of Dignified Rage

Hundreds of thousands of people have marched through the streets of Mexico on numerous occasions since the disappearance of 43 students from a rural teacher training college towards the end of September in Ayotzinapa, Guerrero.[1] The initial cries were for … Continue reading

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22nd October March for Ayotzinapa in Mexico City

Thousands of people marched. Thousands chanted. And thousands made their indignation very clear. Students in particular came out in massive numbers to show their solidarity with the students who went missing in Ayotzinapa last month. The vast majority of protesters … Continue reading

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The Political Murders of Ayotzinapa & the October 8th Solidarity March in Mexico City

Last weekend, 28 charred bodies were found in Iguala, Guerrero, in what was another in a long line of mass murders in Mexico since the drugs trade became more prominent in the 1990s. This time, however, the BBC reported that … Continue reading

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MEXICO: Six Reasons Why Indigenous Communities Are Opposed to the San Cristóbal-Palenque Motorway

July 31st, 2014   In Chiapas, Mexico, there are plans to build a motorway between San Cristóbal de Las Casas and Palenque – two of the most important tourist sites in the state. The Department of Infrastructure and Communications in … Continue reading

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The Criminalisation of Autonomous Social Activism

The high security prisons of Mexico are now home to those who demand justice, defend their territory against large neoliberal business projects, and organise their own security in the face of violent organised crime. In Nayarit, for example, Comandanta Nestora … Continue reading

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Mireles: “I Am a Political Prisoner”

Doctor José Manuel Mireles Valverde has received widespread support since his arrest, and people are even shaving their heads as a sign of solidarity. However, he affirms that his refusal to submit to the will of an ineffective and corrupt … Continue reading

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MEXICO: National Committee for the Liberation of Dr Mireles, Nestora Salgado, etc.

In a communique released on July 1st, 2014, the Mexican Party of Socialist Workers (POS) called for the formation of a “National Committee for the Liberation of Dr Mireles, Nestora Salgado, and all of the imprisoned members of community police … Continue reading

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The Farewell Ceremony of Subcomandante Marcos

The reappearance and public farewell of Subcomandante Marcos marks the end of an era in the Zapatista struggle. For slightly over twenty years, his personality has been the central actor on the public stage in Mexico. Both loved and hated, … Continue reading

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