Tag Archives: Mexico

New Mexican President’s "Dialogue" Looks a Lot Like Repression

Well, that didn’t take long. Felipe Calderon was just sworn in as President of Mexico on December 1st with lots of talk about reaching out to his opponents to create dialogue, but also a “firm hand” against criminals. If there … Continue reading

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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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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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Oaxaca Takeover Begins

Developing news and on the ground reports coming in from NarcoNewsBulletin, and El Universal reports the PFP (federal police) entering the zocalo with few if any people present around 3:30 PM. The PFP is using watercannon to dispurse the crowds … Continue reading

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Showdown in Oaxaca: Feds Enter City

After a weekend of violence in which undercover police and municipal officials shot and killed several APPO supporters and an American Indymedia journalist, a new turn of events is taking place in Oaxaca. Yesterday, federal police flew to the southern … Continue reading

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Transnational

US-based progressives and labor activists have good reason to watch events in Mexico. It is not simply that things have heated up in recent days with the beating of PRD lawmakers by federal riot police, but more generally because these … Continue reading

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