Mexico’s Grassroots Caravans for Water, Land, Work and Life

Escrito por  |  9 / June / 2015
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The three contingents of the Caravan in Defense of Water, of the Land, and of Work and Life converged in Mexico City on May 22. The Yaqui tribe led the caravans, heading out May 11, to traverse the entire country from three routes: northwest, northeast and the south.

A Harvest of Justice in San Quintin?

Escrito por  |  18 / May / 2015

The farm workers of the San Quintin Valley have gotten the federal government to commit to facilitating negotiations for a wage hike. But movement leaders warn that the the agreement is still not a victory.

Intellectuals and Zapatista Base Communities Meet to Assess “Critical Thought and Capitalism”

Escrito por  |  16 / May / 2015

The seminar “Critical thinking against the Capitalist Hydra”, organized by the EZLN in San Cristobal de Las Casas (Chiapas) from May 3-9 raised issues of extractivism, elections, defense of the land and women’s organizing.

The Movement that Stood Up to Agro-Industry

Escrito por  |  8 / May / 2015

The millions the big growers make in profits contrasts sharply to the biting poverty of the men and women who work their fields in the San Quintin Valley of Baja California. A new movement has exposed the conditions they suffer– and their determination to improve them.

The Genetic Memory of Corn and Cultures

Escrito por  |  4 / May / 2015
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In Mexico a judicial process is beginning to decide whether genetically modified corn will be widely planted here in the center of origin of corn. There is every reason against permitting this.

Grassroots Movement Blocks Water Privatization in Mexico

Escrito por  |  13 / March / 2015

The ruling party (PRI) and its allies, the National Action Party (PAN), the Partido Verde and New Alliance, lost a battle when the General Water Law to privatize Mexico’s water resources was shelved in the Chamber of Deputies. Grassroots mobilization played a key role in the victory.

“The Other Ayotzinapa”: Organizing Against Feminicide in Mexico

Escrito por  |  13 / March / 2015

As the demand for justice for the 43 disappeared Ayotzinapa students continues in streets worldwide, the epidemic of violence against women grows and justice for its victims remains relegated to a labyrinth of impunity, inefficiency and government indifference.