Democracy and Society

NSA Spy Revelations Show Need to Recast US-Mexico Security Programs

Escrito por  |  21 / October / 2013
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The latest analysis of Snowden leaks from the German magazine Der Spiegel is a bombshell for Mexico. “The NSA has been systematically eavesdropping on the Mexican government for years,” reads the opening line in the Oct. 20 issue.

Colombia: The Triumphant Return of the Peasantry

Escrito por  |  9 / October / 2013
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Five decades of war made things worse. Landowners bought up more and more land, expelling and expropriating campesinos with force. The agricultural strike was the “Enough!” of a population that won’t put up with it any longer.

Oct. 5 “Day of Dignity”–Under threat of deportations, immigrants can’t wait

Escrito por  |  4 / October / 2013
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As immigrant communities and supporters of common-sense and justice-driven immigration policy reform, we are inspired by a commitment to respect and dignity into our national debate about immigrant communities and immigration policy reform. But we also recognize a moral imperative to bring to denounce aggressive enforcement practices that have devastated nearly 2 million immigrant households.

Tribunal Denounces Privatization, Pollution and Plundering of Mexico’s Water

Escrito por  |  27 / September / 2013
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Representatives from affected communities and environmental organizations denounced that the Mexican government has caused pollution, deterioration of watershed and clean water scarcity.

Popular Resistance Rises to Mexico’s Neoliberal Reforms

Escrito por  |  19 / September / 2013
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Four interviewees spoke on the impact of the education, labor, energy and fiscal neoliberal reforms launched by President Enrique Pena Nieto. The opposition faces a challenge of coming together and finding new ways of expressing itself.

Women in the Teachers’ Movement: A Lesson in Resistance

Escrito por  |  13 / September / 2013
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Women in the Mexican teachers’ movement describe why they are protesting, the conditions they face in their communities and classrooms and the urgent need for democratic change.

Protesting Mexican Teachers’ Vow “This Will Not End Here”

Escrito por  |  10 / September / 2013
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On September 1, day of the State of the Union Address by president Enrique Peña Nieto, thousands of teachers went on the street to protest against the education reform.