Reflections on a Woman Factory Worker’s Historic Run for Juarez Mayor

Escrito por  |  14 / April / 2016

Antonia “Toñita” Hinojos Hernandez’s name won’t be appearing on the June ballot for mayor of the northern Mexican border city  Continue Reading »

The Pope’s Encounter with Indigenous Mexico

Escrito por  |  20 / February / 2016

Pope Francisco’s visit to San Cristobel de Las Casas in the southern state of Chiapas was perhaps his most symbolic  Continue Reading »

The Extraordinary Disappeared

Escrito por  |  11 / February / 2016

What is extraordinary is not the crime. The crime of disappearance is part of the structural violence that has become daily life in Mexico. What is extraordinary is the families’ fight for their missing loved ones. These men and women are an example of courage and good citizenship for the whole country.

The Dark Side of Clean Energy in Mexico

Escrito por  |  20 / January / 2016

Wind energy projects on the Isthmus of Tehuantepec are facing opposition from local indigenous communities. What’s at stake?

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.