Over the course of the last week, over 150 mothers, fathers, children and students have attempted to cross into the US at the border port of entry in California as part of the National Immigrant Youth Alliance's…
Amnesty International on Oct. 1 called on the Mexican authorities to free Alberto Patishtán, a Tzotzil Indigenous man and bilingual teacher from the state of Chiapas in order to end 13 years of unjust imprisonment.
As they prepared to enter into Texas, the group of about 35 crossers, surrounded by friends, family and supporters began shouting louder and louder chants in English and Spanish, including, “Undocumented! Unafraid!”
As the media stopped paying attention, many believe that the Zapatista rebellion no longer exists. Quietly, away from the spotlight and cameras, they have deepened their autonomous construction to the point that one can now speak of a different society, governed by rules, codes, and laws distinct from those of the mainstream world.
The recent resurgence of Zapatista actions and communiques inspire solidarity that transcends physical borders and cultural differences. Two local voices express in different ways and different languages one important message--you are not alone.
The private prison industry grew quickly thanks in no small part to its close ties to politicians and its ability to take advantage of right-wing trends, starting with the privatization wave in the eighties and on to the politics of crime, terrorism and immigration.
The Pentagon signed $444 million in non-fuel contracts for purchases and services in Latin America and the Caribbean during the 2012 fiscal year, an overall decrease of nearly 15% from the previous year.