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On January 1, 1994, the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) based in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas, began a rebellion to coincide with the implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Lasting twelve days and with reverberations for years, the Zapatista Rebellion was an important moment of discontent with neoliberal trade agreements […]

Mexico

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On October 25, 2017

I am spending the next week in Mexico City. It’s a hard life. Blogging may or may not be light from me based on issues ranging from the wireless in my hotel to my impending hospital stay after e

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Sweatshops Kill

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On September 27, 2017
I am far from surprised that a sizable number of the deaths in the Mexico earthquake are sweatshop workers toiling in an unsafe building. In Mexico City, social movements and working people are in mourning after the devastating 7.1-magnitude earthquake of Sept. 19 demolished a four-story factory in the working-class Colonia Obrera district of the […]

Deportee

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On August 28, 2017

When ICE, our government sanctioned fascist force dedicated to ethnic cleansing, captures largely law-abiding and hard working people seeking to make a better life for themselves and their families an

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Since everything is so fine and stable here in the United States, let’s look at the problems of our southern neighbor. The violence in Mexico doesn’t get the headlines it did a decade ago. The open warfare on the cartels of Felipe Calderón’s presidency subsided to some extent when Enrique Peña Nieto took power in […]
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The Frozen Revolution

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On March 10, 2017
This year marks the centennial of the 1917 Mexican Constitution, which began as one of the most progressive documents in history but which has been so amended and its gains so reversed that even by the 1960s was increasingly seen as a failure. The 1971 film Mexico: The Frozen Revolution expressed this commonly held view […]
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