Monthly Archives: November 2006

Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss

At 12 midnight and one second tonight, Felipe Calderon becomes President of Mexico, whether or not he is allowed to take the oath of office before a joint session of Congress tomorrow. Suggested reading: The Coup d’Etat in Mexico Oaxaca: … Continue reading

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Oaxaca and New Media, Again

My readers will forgive me for being a bit behind the times: I’ve just discovered YouTube. Yes, I’m sure there’s a lot of crap on it. But what is really interesting to me is how the images of the social … Continue reading

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Local Struggles, Global Symbols

The American election results made the headlines in Mexico, even if US media have for the moment forgotten not only about Oaxaca, but the rest of the world as well. Cautiously welcoming the Democratic victory, Mexicans hope for a more … Continue reading

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The Oaxaca Movement and New Media

Nancy Davies has a very interesting analysis of the impact of new media on the social movement in Oaxaca in the NarcoNews Bulletin. In brief, widespread use of digital cameras, independent online sources like NarcoNews, LaJornada, and others, and the … Continue reading

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PFP Attacks University in Oaxaca

I was out of touch for one day and lots has happened. Just some quotes from other sites, since there’s no time to summarize–have to cut my 20 page paper down to 10 in the next hour and a half. … Continue reading

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