Letter from Mexico: Indigenous organize to contest 2018 vote

January 31, 2017

The National Indigenous Congress in Mexico announced that 430 communities had created an Indigenous Governing Council to prepare for selecting a woman to contest the presidential election in 2018, not with the goal of taking power through the ballot box, but to elicit the voices and actions from below.

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Letter from Mexico: CNTE teachers’ goal: autonomous learning

August 31, 2015

The National Coordination of Education Workers (CNTE) has been struggling for autonomy, new labor relationships and a non-capitalist educational model. In September 2013, tens of thousands of people—teachers outside the CNTE, students, parents and activists—demonstrated throughout Mexico to show their rejection of the government’s privatizing educational reforms.

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Photo by David M'Oto for News & Letters

Seeking justice for 43 in Ayotzinapa

May 1, 2015

“Caravana 43” includes some of the parents of 43 students who were “disappeared” in September from the Normal Rural School Raúl Isidro Burgos in Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, Mexico, and are touring the U.S. Here are in-person reports from their trips to Berkeley, Calif., and Detroit, Mich.

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Women in the community police

Letter from Mexico: Guerrero in a national focus

March 11, 2015

By putting their bodies between the army and the community police, by accepting and sheltering the latter in their town, the community of Petaquillas put their ideas into the struggle as well: the right to autonomy and self-government.

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The number 43 has been painted in countless public places in Mexico. Photo by Mario Acosta Garcia. https://www.flickr.com/photos/125795347@N04/15705855226

World in View: Zapatistas and the Ayotzinapa rebellion

January 31, 2015

More than three months after the forced disappearance of their 43 sons—students of the Normal Rural School Raúl Isidro Burgos in Ayotzinapa, Guerrero—their fathers and mothers continue their protests. In mid-November the parents arrived in Chiapas to share their pain and outrage with the Zapatista Indigenous communities.

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Mexico: Students win at IPN

November 25, 2014

A general strike by students at the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN) reveals a longing for universality, for going deeper and lower within society.

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A march for Ayotzinapa. Photo by Jazbeck. https://www.flickr.com/photos/jazbeck/15424744587/

Mexico at a new moment of revolt

November 21, 2014

Mexico City—Massive protests have swept across Mexico in response to the brutal state-instigated attack against students from the Escuela Normal Rural Raúl Isidro Burgos in Ayotzinapa, Guerrero. On Sept. 26 six people had been murdered outright, and 43 students were “disappeared” and likely assassinated, incinerated and buried in clandestine graves. October and November have been months of rage, led by hundreds of thousands of students….

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