Mexico

From coca to capital: free trade cocaine

John Barker on the 'War on Drugs', unequal free trade legislation, and their relationship with capitalism and its woes more broadly.

The Zapatistas: An ecological revolution? John Ross

John Ross writes for Processed World on the environmental views of the Zapatistas.

Marcos in the Library

A letter from Zapatista leader Subcomandante Marcos to a national Mexican magazine.

The Faceless Face of the New Mexican Revolution

Chris Carlsson analyses the EZLN and the role of their leader, Marcos, for Processed World magazine.

Autonomous Community Oaxaca on the TV Fri 22 Oct C4‏

Unreported World
Mexico's Indian Rebellion
Friday 22nd October 7.30pm
Channel 4

Obama to send 1,200 National Guard troops to US-Mexico border

An immigrant rights activist lays crosses in honor of immigrants who have died.

President Barack Obama announced the deployment of 1,200 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexican border on Tuesday, to aid local law enforcement in stemming the tide of drug traffickers and illegal immigration. The announcement came shortly after he left a lunch meeting with the Senate Republican Caucus.

The Dream of San Juan Copala - by Claudio Albertani

On April 26, 2010, a convoy of some twenty militants and international observers was ambushed in Mexico. They were on their way to San Juan Copala, a village in the Sierra Mixteca region, to give support to the villagers in their resistance to the terrorism of a local paramilitary group. Their convoy was brutally ambushed by paramilitaries......

Oaxaca: Paramilitaries fire on solidarity caravan, two confirmed dead

A solidarity caravan travelling to the autonomous municipality of San Juan Copala in the Triqui Region of Oaxaca has been attacked by UBISORT paramilitaries. Two are confirmed dead, with at least 15 injured and three missing.

National Strike begins in Mexico

Mexico: National Strike
The convocation to the strike says: "It is us or them! The big businesses and their politicians have brought us to the very edge of survival and confrontation."

Anarcho-syndicalists in the Mexican revolution: the Casa del Obrero Mundial

A critical account of the Mexican anarcho-syndicalist union the Casa del Obrero Mundial which took up arms against revolutionary peasants.