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United States: Violent Neighbor

“It is impossible to analyze the phenomena of insecurity and criminality in Mexico without taking into account its proximity to a nation that is as sick with violence as it is powerful, and whose disease infects other nations in many ways.”

Sembrando Vida: Counterinsurgency, Neoliberalism, and Clientelism

Ana de Ita states, in not addressing the campesino agrarian nuclei as collective owners of the land, but instead as individuals, choosing some and not others —the end of this term will not see a single difference, neither in the reduction of poverty, nor in reforestation and care for the forest.”

The Wanderings of Orcao

by Raúl Romero For more than 20 years, the Regional Organization of Coffee Growers of Ocosingo (Orcao) has constantly attacked the EZLN  bases of support communities. In the past three years, the attacks have intensified. The aggressions have been varied: insults, amenazas, beatings, kidnappings, theft, shootings, fires, torture, dispossession of lands, forced displacement… The denunciations […]

When War Will No Longer Save the System

We are in a transition toward something that we don’t know, that could be dramatic, but that has more the form of decomposition than of orderly transit. As Immanuel Wallerstein said: of controlled transitions are born new oppressions. That is why we should lose our fear of the collapse of the current system, which could be anarchical, but not necessarily disastrous.*