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The Guardian goes easy on the Turkish State

Just as the Turkish State’s attack on the Kurdish town of Cizre was beginning to get more attention in the Western media, Ankara decided to ease its siege. But while the Guardian reported on the reduction of the curfew in … 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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UK: March for the NHS (06/09/14)

Popular opposition to austerity and privatisation are on the rise in the UK, and unions, left-wing political parties, and civil society groups have all come together to assert that the NHS will not be given away to corporations. Today’s march … Continue reading

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MEXICO: Indigenous People of Chiapas Oppose Megaprojects

Communique from September 1st, 2014   To the people of Mexico and the world, To the national and international press, To national and international civil society groups, To human rights organisations, To adherents of the Sixth Declaration, To social organisations, … Continue reading

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Ten Steps to Improve “Democracy”

1) Support and campaign for popular involvement in political decisions   2) Take direct action against injustice and support campaign groups   3) Oppose first-past-the-post elections and campaign for proportional representation   4) Expose party funding and cap it so … Continue reading

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The Media Attack on Teachers in Mexico

In Mexico, teachers are all too often attacked by both politicians and the media, just as they are throughout the world. It is indeed true that the corrupt bureaucrats of the leadership of the SNTE union (which for many years … Continue reading

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VENEZUELA: Britto García on the Media’s Role in the Current Crisis

Latin American writer Luis Britto García has written at length on the role of the media in Venezuelan politics. “The current situation”, he says in a recent interview, “has a historical context that must be understood”. We must look back … Continue reading

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Venezuelan Human Rights Experts Call for End to “Media Distortion” of Protests

On March 21st 2014, thirty six Venezuelan human rights activists analysed the overall situation in the country, arguing that there has been a purposeful distortion of the situation by the mass media and even some NGOs for political reasons. As … Continue reading

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The True Face of the Venezuelan Opposition

Many media outlets portray Venezuela’s youthful opposition as “peaceful protesters”, similar to those in the Arab Spring, the Occupy movement, or other movements in Latin America. They are, however, very different, and it is important to highlight some of the … Continue reading

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