Mexico

Behind the balaclavas of south-east Mexico - Ab Irato

French group Ab Irato attempt to look beyond the Zapatista legend, at the historical origins and material reality of the Chiapas rebellion.

Mendez Guerra, Esteban 1896-1979

A short biography of Mexican anarchist Esteban Mendez Guerra who fought with Pancho Villa and was a close associate of the outstanding anarchist Librado Rivera

Popular justice: community policing in Guerrero, Mexico

A year old article about an indigenous initiative in the Costa Chica, Guerrero, Mexico in which police(wo)men are elected by assembly and security duties are shared around the entire villages, with each individual only policing for a handful of days a year.

Recapturing the spirit of 2006; reflections on the second statewide APPO conference - Claudio Albertani

A report on the February 2009 APPO conference in Mexico. The report illustrates the internal struggle between the social movement and the political forces who want to reduce the social movement to their own obedient political constituency.

Mexico: Former Nokia workers protest dismissals and actions of Manpower and Adecco agencies

On Feb. 4, a group of former employees of the Finland-based Nokia company protested outside offices of the federal labor board. The company has not paid the severance packages which are required by Mexican law to a group of 1000 workers dismissed by Nokia last November.

Rebels without a pause

In May 2007, Freedom correspondent Nancy Davies reported from Oaxaca one year after the Mexican rebellion began, and found dissent alive and well.

Attempted murder of APPO activist

In the latest of a string of intimidations and attacks, an attempt is made on the life of the libertarian activist and former APPO Councillor Ruben Valencia Nunez.

APPO prisoner on hunger strike

Following harrassment and abuse of political prisoners in Oaxaca, a hunger strike has commenced for their liberation.

Reporter kidnapped and tortured in Oaxaca

Earlier demonstration in Oaxaca

In the increasingly tense climate of repression against the social movement which has been escalating these past couple of weeks, a journalist from the Noticias newspaper was abducted by security forces.

Mexico: Morelos teachers' strikers now seek "solution"

CNTE members march in Mexico City against the proposed education reform

After two violent and tense months, striking teachers in the Mexican state of Morelos have started negotiations with the state over an education reform bill being forced through parliament with the support of the teachers' union head.