Social Movements

How Far the Cult of the Individual?

Escrito por  |  16 / October / 2014
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The communal democracies of these indigenous communities may be the only thing that could save Oaxaca’s lands from the new onslaught of the cult of the individual and corporate gain.

La Garganta Poderosa: Voice and dignity from below

Escrito por  |  12 / October / 2014
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The villas of Buenos Aires–the poorest neighborhoods in the city, self-constructed, self-defended during decades of state harassment and real estate speculation–produce one of the best publications around: La Garganta Poderosa.

Zapatistas march for Ayotzinapa in San Cristobal

Escrito por  |  10 / October / 2014
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Thousands of members of the bases of the Zapatista Army for National Liberation marched briskly through San Cristobal de las Casas on Oct. 8. The long river of Zapatistas moved silently, carrying signs that read “Your rage is ours”, “Your pain is our pain” and “You are not alone”.

Oaxaca in solidarity with Ayotzinapa students

Escrito por  |  9 / October / 2014
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In Oaxaca, thousands of people in five separate marches converged in the city’s center, the Zocalo, many wearing photos of the disappeared students.

Peña Nieto on Indigenous Rights: Praise Abroad, Protest at Home

Escrito por  |  5 / October / 2014
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Following the UN World Conference on Indigenous Peoples, Mexican indigenous leaders accused President Enrique Peña Nieto of portraying himself as a champion of indigenous rights in the international forum while violating them at home.

Indigenous towns swallowed up by São Paulo, South America’s biggest city

Escrito por  |  30 / September / 2014
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According to the western calendar of the southern hemisphere, spring starts in September. For the Guaraní people, the old year—time for introspection and rest for the earth—stays behind and opens the new year, the time to raise crops, a time of happiness and spiritual uplift.

An indigenous nation in the industrialized heart of South America

Escrito por  |  23 / September / 2014
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The regions in the south and southeast of Brazil are the richest areas in the country and the most industrialized in Latin America. The southeast alone is responsible for 60% of GDP, and thus, in this region 90% of the population is concentrated in urban zones. In this geography of modernity there is also an indigenous territory that is in its death throes, the land of the Guaraní.