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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: 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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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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MEXICO: Nestora Salgado’s Unjust Captivity

With all the recent talk in Mexico about Michoacán’s self-defence groups (Autodefensas), it would be easy to forget that citizen self-defence forces have existed for a while now. For example, the Community Police (PC) in Guerrero came into being around … Continue reading

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MEXICO: A Country of Self-Defence

In Mexico, people do not only feel obliged to arm themselves and fire as a legitimate form of defence. They also work in the informal economy as a legitimate form of defence; emigrate without documents as a legitimate form of … 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: Autodefensas Sign Agreement with Government

The government has announced an agreement with the Autodefensas in Michoacán to establish their legality. However, it was careful to call their existence ‘temporary’. One of the conditions of the agreement is that a list of the names of Autodefensa … Continue reading

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MEXICO: Army Attacks Autodefensas (13-01-14)

When people take politics into their own hands, bourgeois governments get scared. They begin to call dignified, independent citizens terrorists or troublemakers. It is in these moments that the dictatorial face of systems normally referred to as ‘democracies’ begins to … Continue reading

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A Conversation with the Family and Friends of Nestora Salgado

Approaching the end of 2013, we find ourselves sitting with the family of Nestora Salgado in Olinalá, Guerrero, Mexico. Nestora is the commander of the community police of this town, which belongs to the Regional Coordinating Group of Community Authorities … Continue reading

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