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The Popular Assembly and the Teachers Take Gov. Ulises’ Place at the “Grito” Independence Day Celebration, Publish Manifesto

Teachers’ Union Rank and File Prevent the Return of Buses to the Government as Had Been Negotiated with the Minister of the Interior

By Octavio Velez Ascencio
La Jornada

en español... Asamblea popular y mentores desplazan a Ulises en el Grito; publican manifiesto
in italiano... Assemblea popolare e maestri spodestano Ulises nel Grido e pubblicano un manifesto

September 17, 2006


“Freedom for Political Prisoners!” Calls Marcos, Giving El Grito in Atenco

State and Federal Governments are Trying to Reinitiate the Airport Plan, Warn Speakers

By Javier Salinas
La Jornada

en español... “¡Presos políticos, libertad!”, pide Marcos al dar el Grito en Atenco
auf Deutsch... „Freiheit für die politischen Häftlinge!“, fordert Marcos beim Grito in Atenco
in italiano... “Prigionieri politici, libertà!”, chiede Marcos lanciando il Grido in Atenco

September 16, 2006


Call to Correspondents: The Other Journalism Heads Toward the Border

Readers and Colleagues on Both Sides Can Help Turn a Logistical Nightmare into an International Dream

By Al Giordano
The Other Journalism with the Other Campaign in Mexico

en español... Llamado para corresponsales: El Otro Periodismo se dirige hacia la frontera
in italiano... Appello per i corrispondenti: L’Altro Giornalismo va verso la frontiera

September 15, 2006


Invitation

The Other Campaign: First Across-Borders Encounter

The Other Campaign on The Other Side

en español... Convocatoria

September 15, 2006


The EZLN Announces Reinforcement of its Solidarity with Atenco and the Resumption of the National Tour

The Tour Will Restart This October 9

By Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos
The Other Mexico

en español... Anuncia la Comisión Sexta del EZLN el reforzamiento de la solidaridad con Atenco y el reinicio simultaneo de la gira
in italiano... Annuncia la Commissione Sesta dell’EZLN il rafforzamento della solidarietà con Atenco e la ripresa simultanea del giro

September 14, 2006


Terrorist Posada and “House of Death” Informant Are Stark Reminders of the Big Pretense

While One Murderer is Kept in Prison, Another Faces Deportation; Both Cases Suggest U.S. Govt. Is Trying to Keep Dark Secrets From Surfacing in Court

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

September 12, 2006


Fox Government Arrests Indigenous Farmers in Chiapas for Planting Radishes and Flowers

Pedro Jiménez Gómez and Juan Jiménez, Adherents of the Zapatista Other Campaign, Are the Latest Political Prisoners in Mexico

By Al Giordano
The Other Journalism with the Other Campaign in Chiapas

en español... Gobierno de Fox detiene a campesinos indígenas por sembrar rábanos y flores
in italiano... Il governo di Fox arresta contadini indigeni per aver seminato ravanelli e fiori

September 9, 2006


Clarifying in Order to Move Forward

One Hundred Days Into the Oaxaca Commune, a Successful Assault on Power is Possible

By Alberto Hijar
Por Esto!

en español... Deslindar para avanzar
en français... Éclaircir pour avancer

September 9, 2006


Blockades

“Those that underestimate the popular opposition don’t know what they are talking about”

By Luis Hernández Navarro
La Jornada

en español... Bloqueos
en français... Blocage
in italiano... Bloqueos

September 7, 2006


Oaxaca’s Popular Assembly “Expels” the State Government

Events Announced to Build a “National Movement from Below”

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

September 7, 2006


Waging War in Colombia’s National Parks

As Bogotá and Washington Begin Fumigating the Country’s Last Protected Areas, the Peasant Population Sees No Reason to Trust a Government that Has Offered Them Nothing but Repression and Neglect

By Garry Leech
Colombia Journal Online

September 5, 2006


Oaxaca State Government’s Transfer to Juchitán Canceled: “The Conditions Do Not Exist”

The Teachers’ Union in this PRI-Dominated, Indigenous City Joins the Popular Mobilization

By Hermann Bellinghausen
La Jornada

en español... Se cancela el traslado de poderes a Juchitán; no hay condiciones: edil
in italiano... Si annulla il trasferimento dei poteri a Juchitán, “non ci sono le condizioni” dice il sindaco

September 5, 2006


Another Grenade Attack Against Por Esto! Brings Out Civil Society to Defend the Newspaper

“Taxi Driver Sentinels” Now Patrol the Streets of Mérida as Another Mexican State – Yucatán – Heads Toward Social Conflict

By Al Giordano
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Otra granada lanzada para atacar Por Esto! provocó que la sociedad civil defendiera al periódico
en français... Une Autre Attaque À La Grenade Contre « Por Esto » ! Declenche La Defense Du Journal Par La Societe Civile
in italiano... Un’altra granata lanciata contro il periodico Por Esto! ha spinto la società civile a difendere il giornale

September 4, 2006


Narcotics Cop Who Uncovered Drug Ring Used to Fund CIA-Backed Dominican Presidential Candidate Detained at Airport

Is TSA’s Terrorism Watch List Being Abused to Target Whistleblowers?

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

September 3, 2006


Oaxaca’s Social Movement Develops Radical Vision for a National Government of the People

Despite Fatigue, Marchers Once Again Fill the Streets of the State Capital, as Social Leaders from Other States Visit to Learn from Oaxaca’s Example

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

en español... El movimiento social de Oaxaca desarrolla una visión radical sobre lo que debe ser un gobierno nacional popular
in italiano... Il movimento sociale di Oaxaca sviluppa una visione radicale su ciò che dev'essere un governo nazionale popolare

September 3, 2006


“Walking, We Ask Questions”

The Other Campaign in Spanish Harlem

By RJ Maccani
The Other Journalism with the Other Campaign on the Other Side

en español... Caminando, preguntamos

August 31, 2006


Standoff At The Zocalo

An Interview with Andrés Manuel López Obrador

By Sophie McNeill
ZNet

August 30, 2006


The Revolutionary Surge in Oaxaca

From Teachers’ Strike Towards Dual Power

By George Salzman
Counterpunch

August 30, 2006


“We Are Preparing Our Next Steps”

Words of the Sixth Comission of the EZLN for the Second Indigenous Gathering of the Yucatan Peninsula

By Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos
The Other Mexico

en español... “Estamos preparando nuestros siguientes pasos”
auf Deutsch... „Bereiten wir unsere nächsten Schritte vor“
en français... « NOUS PREPARONS NOS PROCHAINS PAS »
in italiano... “Stiamo preparando i nostri passi successivi”

August 29, 2006


Operation “Clean-Up” in Oaxaca

Following the CIA’s “Psychological Operations” Manual for the Nicaraguan Contras, the State Government Has Unleashed a Bloody Counterinsurgency Strategy to Eliminate the Social Movement

By Diego Enrique Osorno
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Operación “Limpieza” en Oaxaca
in italiano... Operazione “Pulizia” a Oaxaca

August 28, 2006


Navigating the Politics of Populist Upheaval

Consider Oaxaca, Where a Crooked Governor Won’t Pay Off Unions, Teachers Take Over the Capital, Partisans Burn Buses and Police Shoot Up Barricades

By Arno Kopecky
Toronto Star

August 28, 2006


The Battle of Oaxaca in the Context of Mexico's Post-Electoral Crisis

“I Never Wanted to be a War Correspondent When I Grew Up”

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

en español... La batalla de Oaxaca en el contexto del crisis pos electoral de México

August 26, 2006


Grenade Attack vs. Daily Por Esto! Fails to Silence Authentic Journalists

Mexico’s Third Largest Newspaper Continues Expose Politicians, Bankers, Narco-Traffickers and Perpetrators of Electoral Fraud

By Al Giordano
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

August 24, 2006


On the Eve of the Crisis in Mexican Democracy, Your Journalists Need Mobility and Equipment to Report What Comes Next

Your Access to the Authentic News, and Their Safety Bringing It to You, Is at Stake

By Al Giordano
Publisher, Narco News

August 24, 2006


Two Days in the Life of Oaxaca's Revolution

A Neighborhood Organizes to Hold a Radio Station and Protect Citizens from Police Repression

By James Daria
The Ricardo Flores Magón Brigade Reporting for Narco News from Oaxaca

August 23, 2006


Dirty War for Control of the Media in Oaxaca

Responding to Government Attack on Occupied Channel 9, Social Movement Seizes Control of Ten Commercial Radio Stations

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

August 22, 2006


Please Help Keep the Narco News Ship Seaworthy for the Journey Ahead

A Letter from Bill Conroy to Narco News Readers

By Bill Conroy
Narco News Correspondent

August 22, 2006


State Forces Attack the Popular Media in Oaxaca

As the Popular Movement Spreads and Solidifies, the Government is in Panic

By George Salzman
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

August 21, 2006


Fraud and Loathing on the Campaign Trail in Chiapas

Mexico’s Electoral Institutions Suffer Another Self-Inflicted Wound as Sunday’s Gubernatorial Vote, Marred by Fraud on Both Sides, Is Too Close to Call

By Al Giordano
Reporting from Chiapas with the Other Journalism with the Other Campaign

en español... Fraude y asco en las campañas de Chiapas
en français... Fraude et écœurement dans la campagne electorale de Chiapas

August 21, 2006


Teacher Rebellion in Oaxaca

A Precursor of Conflicts that Will Surge in Other States

By John Gibler
In These Times

August 21, 2006


The Other Side of the Red Alert

A Reply to John Ross

By Alejandro Reyes
Center for Economic and Political Research for Community Action

en español... Otra mirada a la Alerta Roja

August 20, 2006


General Strike in Oaxaca: 80,000 Workers Participate in Stoppage to Support the Popular Movement

Former Chiapas Bishop Ruiz Makes Second Visit to Oaxaca for National Forum

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

en español... 80,000 trabajadores participan en paro para apoyar al movimiento popular en Oaxaca

August 20, 2006


DHS, DOJ Seeking to Deliver Informant to House of Death's Door

After Participating in Mass Murder and Infiltrating a Narco-Trafficking Organization for the U.S., Mexican Narc Would Be Sent Home to Face the Very People He Ratted Out

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

August 15, 2006


Mexico’s Partial Vote Recount Confirms Massive and Systematic Election Fraud

With Less than 9 Percent of Precincts Recounted, More than 126,000 Votes Are Found to Have Been Disappeared or Illegally Fabricated

By Al Giordano
Part V of a Special Series for The Narco News Bulletin

en español... El recuento parcial de votos en México confirma la existencia de un masivo y sistemático fraude electoral
in italiano... Il riconteggio parziale dei voti in Messico conferma l’esistenza di una massiccia e sistematica frode elettorale

August 14, 2006


Silent March for Victims as Dirty War Accelerates

Eight Popular Assembly Leaders Abducted; Four Leaders and Activists are Dead

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

en español... Marcha silenciosa por las víctimas, mientras la guerra sucia se acelera

August 14, 2006


The Other Campaign Is On the Move Up North, Too

Adherents Announce the First Cross-Border Meeting to Support the Struggles of Southern, Central and Northern Mexico

By Margarita Salazar
The Other Journalism with the Other Campaign on the Other Side

en español... La Otra Campaña también se mueve en El Norte
en français... L’Autre Campagne se bouge aussi au Nord

August 13, 2006


U.S. Attorney General Backing Effort to Silence “House of Death” Informant

Why Did Justice and Homeland Security Want a Key Witness to Drug Trafficking and Mass Murder Out of the Country?

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

August 12, 2006


Attorney General of Oaxaca Issues Arrest Warrants For Fifty Movement Leaders

Three Indigenous Triquis Shot Dead On The Road In Putla; Protest March Attacked Leaving One Dead, Two Wounded

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

en español... La Fiscal General de Oaxaca expide órdenes de aprehensión contra cincuenta líderes del movimiento

August 11, 2006


Murray Bookchin, Visionary Social Theorist, Dies At 85

Memorial Service to be Held in Burlington, Vermont on Sunday, August 13th

By Brian Tokar
Institute for Social Ecology

August 11, 2006


Narco News Seeks Webmaster

After Four Years in the Pilot’s Seat, Dan Feder Will Report from the Field

By Al Giordano
Publisher, Narco News

en español... Narco News busca webmaster

August 11, 2006


The Benefits of Dropping Everything and Coming to work Somewhere in América for Narco News

The Workload is Huge, the Pay Is Terrible, but It’s the Best Gig a Radical Techie Could Ask For

By Dan Feder
Webmaster and Managing Editor, Narco News

en español... Los beneficios de dejar todo y venir a algún lugar de América para trabajar con Narco News
en français... Des bénéfices de tout laisser tomber pour venir travailler avec Narco News quelque part en Amérique
in italiano... I benefici di mollar tutto e di andare in qualche posto dall’America a lavorare con Narco News

August 11, 2006


Against Canal Expansion: The Other Campaign in Panama

“The NO front is a fluid informal network of civilian forces, organizations, individuals, websites and other media that the government, ACP and business elite don't know how to counter”

By Okke Ornstein
Noriegaville News

August 10, 2006


Movement in Oaxaca Faces Threats and Gunfire as 300 Federal Police Arrive in the State Capital

Popular Assembly Blocks Oaxaca City Government Buildings and Repels Another Police Attack

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

en español... El movimiento en Oaxaca enfrenta amenazas y tiros, mientras la Policía Federal Preventiva llega al estado
en français... Le Mouvement De Oaxaca Affronte Des Menaces Et Des Tirs Tandis Que La Police Federale Arrive Dans L’etat De Oaxaca
in italiano... Il movimento a Oaxaca affronta minacce e spari, mentre nello stato arriva la Polizia Federale Preventiva

August 9, 2006


Designer Uprising

Scenes from Mexico City’s Post-electoral Mobilizations

By John Gibler
ZNet

August 8, 2006


Last Word on Ballot Results Rests with Mexico’s People

Citizen Recount Results Will Determine Election Credibility

By John M. Ackerman and Irma E. Sandoval
The Houston Chronicle

August 8, 2006


Let Them Have Tractors: New Steps in Bolivia’s Agrarian Reform

Evo Morales Administration Hands Over Land and Equipment to Thousands of Peasant Farmers as the Landowning Right Wing Arms for Battle

By Wes Enzinna
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

August 7, 2006


Mexico's Electoral Tribunal Orders Partial Recount to Begin on Wednesday

López Obrador Calls Supporters to Mexico City Zocalo at 7 p.m. to Offer His Response

By Al Giordano
Part IV in a Special Series for The Narco News Bulletin

in italiano... Il Tribunale Elettorale Messicano ordina il parziale riconteggio a iniziare da mercoledì

August 5, 2006


IMAGE: Sutton House of Death

DHS Informant Implicated in “House of Death” is Still in the U.S., Attorney Confirms

Cover-Up of Mass Murder in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico by Justice and Homeland Security Departments Continues

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

August 5, 2006


Scenes from the Oaxaca Rebellion

After Seizing the State TV Station, the Movement Remains Firm and Peaceful as Government Steps Up Pressure and Provocations

By John Gibler
ZNet

August 5, 2006


Reporters Without Borders and Washington’s Coups

International Republican Institute Grants Uncovered

By Diana Barahona and Jeb Sprague
Counterpunch

August 3, 2006


Oaxaca’s State TV Station Under Popular Control

Women March to the Zocalo Against Governor and Take Over Channel 9 Studios

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

en español... La estación de TV estatal de Oaxaca, bajo el control popular
in italiano... La TV di Stato di Oaxaca sotto il controllo popolare

August 2, 2006


Case of Iranian on Death Row Raises Reasonable Doubt About U.S. Justice

DNA Evidence Sheds New Light on 13-Year-Old Murder Case

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

August 1, 2006


Haitian Prime Minister Yvon Neptune finally Released from Jail

CARICOM, Praising Release, Condemns Arbitrary Detentions In the Wake of U.S.-Backed Coup

By Benjamin Melançon
Via The Narcosphere

July 30, 2006


Oaxaca’s State Offices Blocked

Fears of a “Dirty War” After Paramilitary Attacks; Movement Requests Constitutional Impeachment of Governor and Recognition of New Popular Government

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

en español... Bloquean las oficinas estatales en Oaxaca

July 28, 2006


EZLN Comandantes Will Join the Struggle to Free Atenco Prisoners

They Will Travel to Central Mexico, Anounces Marcos; the FPDT Will Step Up Mobilizations

By Javier Salinas Cesareo
La Jornada

en español... Comandantes del EZLN se sumarán a la lucha por la libertad de atenquenses
auf Deutsch... Marcos: EZLN Comandantes kommen um sich den Mobilisierungen für die Atenco Gefangenen anzuschließen
en français... Les commandants du EZLN se joindront à la lutte pour la libération des prisonniers d’Atenco
in italiano... Comandanti dell’EZLN si uniranno alla lotta per la liberazione degli atequensi

July 25, 2006


Radio Universidad, A Voice of Oaxaca’s Social Rebellion, Attacked

Supporters Defend the Student-Run Radio Station from “Paramilitary” Aggressors

By Nancy Davies
Via The Narcosphere

en español... Atacaron a Radio Universidad, voz de la rebelión social en Oaxaca

July 23, 2006


Popular Assembly of the People of Oaxaca Lodges Legal Denunciation of Governor Ruiz

Movement Presents Impeachment Papers to the Mexican Congress

By Nancy Davies
Via The Narcosphere

July 22, 2006


Doing Math in Mexico

While Mexicans Take to the Streets Over the Presidential Vote, Democracy's Fairweather Friends Are Standing Silent

By James K. Galbraith
The Guardian, London

July 21, 2006


Time and Urgency: Reflections on the Politics of Listening in the Other Campaign

A Defense and a Critique

By John Gibler
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... El tiempo y la urgencia: reflexiones sobre la política de escuchar en la Otra Campaña
auf Deutsch... Zeit und Dringlichkeit: Überlegungen zur “Zuhör- Politik“ der Anderen Kampagne
in italiano... Il tempo e l’urgenza: riflessioni sulla politica di ascolto dell’Altra Campagna

July 20, 2006


Government Prevents Subcomandante Marcos’ Radio Appearance

The Hosts of Política de Banqueta Resign from Radio 620

By Hermann Bellinghausen
La Jornada

en español... Impiden presentación del subcomandante Marcos en un programa de radio
auf Deutsch... Regierung verhindert Radioauftritt von Subcomandante Marcos’
in italiano... Impedita la presentazione del subcomandante Marcos in un programma radiofonico

July 19, 2006


The Results of Deception

It Is Critical for the Mexican People to Act as a Political Protagonist

By Gilberto López y Rivas
La Jornada

en español... Los resultados de la defraudación

July 17, 2006


The Words of Delegate Zero in Atenco, July 11

Was it worth it to give solidarity to all those people who felt alone because they were just a few and because they had to confront the authorities? Were all those days in prison, the beatings, worth it?

By Subcomandante Marcos
The Other Mexico

en español... Palabras del Delegado Zero en Atenco, 11 de julio
in italiano... Parole del Delegato Zero ad Atenco, 11 luglio

July 15, 2006


Bishop Samuel Ruiz Visits Oaxaca

An Ungovernable State Seeks Historic Solutions

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

July 15, 2006


Proclamation Against Fraud

In Support of the People’s Right to Choose Our Government, the Form in Which it Is Chosen, and Our Right to Organize

By Zapateando Alternative Communication Team
Adherents to the Other Campaign in Veracruz

en español... Pronunciamiento ante el fraude
in italiano... Pronunciamento contro la frode

July 13, 2006


Death by Video: Mexico’s Election Fraud Is Coming Undone

Video and Audio Evidence, an Outraged Citizenry, and Panic from the White House Are Converging to Make López Obrador the Next Mexican President

By Al Giordano
Part III of a Special Series for The Narco News Bulletin

en español... La muerte de una “victoria”, por video: el fraude electoral de México se está deshaciendo

July 11, 2006


Mexico’s “Democracy” Spurns Millions of Immigrants that Sustain Its Economy

The “Trickery” of the PAN Takes Aim Against Foreign Votes Not in its Favor

By Margarita Salazar
The Other Journalism with the Other Campaign on the Other Side

en español... Desprecia “democracia” mexicana a millones de inmigrantes que sostienen la economía del país

July 9, 2006


The Shot Heard Across Both Sides of the Border

FOIA Documents Reveal Details of the Shooting of 18-Year-Old Texas Goat Herder Esequiel Hernandez Jr. by U.S. Marines Fighting “Drug Traffickers”

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

July 9, 2006


A Full Recount Would Show that López Obrador Won Mexico’s Presidency by More than One Million Votes

The Tip of the Iceberg of the Crimes Committed by Mexican Electoral Authorities Is the Fraudulent Vote Count of 2006

By Al Giordano
Part II of a Special Series for The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Un recuento completo mostraría que López Obrador ganó la presidencia con más de un millón de votos

July 8, 2006


Oaxaca’s Social Rebellion Faces New Challenges as the Movement Enters a New Phase

With Teachers Heading Home to Finish Out the School Year, State Government Attempts to Exploit Divisions and Fatigue

By James Daria and Dul Santamaria
The Ricardo Flores Magòn Brigade Reporting for Narco News from Oaxaca

en español... La rebelión social de Oaxaca enfrenta nuevos retos mientras el movimiento entra en una nueva fase

July 7, 2006


Oaxaca Initiates Alternative Government

Popular Assembly Reclaims Government Palace for the People

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

en español... Oaxaca inicia un gobierno alternativo

July 7, 2006


In Mexico, 2.5 Million Missing Votes Reappear: López Obrador Reduces Calderón’s Official Margin to 0.6 percent

IFE’s Claim that 98.5 Percent of Votes Had Been Counted Was False: Authorities Now Oppose Recount

By Al Giordano
Part I of a Special Series for The Narco News Bulletin

en español... En México aparecieron 2.5 millones de votos perdidos: López Obrador reduce el margen de Calderón a 0,6 por ciento

July 5, 2006


Marcos Speaks: Fox and the IFE Modified the PREP Results to Prepare an Electoral Fraud

“We’re not in the electoral vibe but for ethical and moral reasons, as Zapatistas, if we see something is wrong, well, we have to say it”

By Subcomandante Marcos
Translated from Radio Insurgente by Narco News

en español... Fox y el IFE modificaron los datos del PREP (Programa de Resultados Electorales Preliminares) para preparar un fraude electoral: Marcos
auf Deutsch... Marcos spricht: Fox und die IFE haben die PREP Ergebnisse modifiziert um einen Wahlbetrug vorzubereiten
en français... Fox et l’IFE ont modifié les chiffres du PREP pour préparer une fraude électorale, a affirmé Marcos
in italiano... Fox e l’IFE hanno modificato i dati del PREP (Programma dei Risultati Elettorali Preliminari) per preparare una frode elettorale: Marcos

July 4, 2006


Oaxaca Voters Punish the PRI

Citizens Denounce Electoral Fraud In a Show of Democracy from Below

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

en español... Los votantes de Oaxaca castigan al PRI

July 3, 2006


Mexican Election Authorities, With No Result to Declare, Bring on a Crisis

From Atenco to Oaxaca, State Repression Is Punished Severely at the Ballot Box

By Al Giordano
Via The Narcosphere

en español... Sin resultados para anunciar, las autoridades electorales provocan crisis
auf Deutsch... Krise statt Wahlergebnis in Mexiko
in italiano... Le autorità elettorali provocano una crisi non annunciando i risultati

July 3, 2006


On Mexico’s Election Day, Protests Against the “Electoral Farce” at the Los Angeles Consulate

For Immigrants, Hope for Change Lies in Organization from Below, Not in Election Results

By Margarita Salazar
The Other Journalism with the Other Campaign on the Other Side

en español... El día de las elecciones en México, protestan contra la “farsa electoral” frente al consulado en Los Ángeles

July 3, 2006


U.S.-Style Post-Electoral Chaos Begins in Mexico

Televisa and TV Azteca Withhold Exit Poll Results as Public Distrust of System Leads to Suspicion

By Al Giordano
Via The Narcosphere

en español... El caos post-electoral, al estilo estadounidense, comienza en México

July 2, 2006


PRD’s Ebrard Takes Mexico City Governorship

National Exit Poll Results Available at 9 p.m. ET

By Al Giordano
Via The Narcosphere

en español... El perredista Ebrand gana como Jefe de Gobierno de la Ciudad de México

July 2, 2006


Former DOJ Media Spin Chief Claims He Can't Recall House of Death Murders

Ashcroft’s Public Affairs Director, Mark Corallo, Received a Key Email on the Drug War Massacre in Juárez

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

July 1, 2006


“No Truce; Not One Step Back”

Oaxaca Popular Assembly Holds its Fifth Meeting, Refuses To Recognize The State Government and Vows to Install a Popular Government on July 5

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

en español... “Ni tregua; ni un paso atrás”

July 1, 2006


And the Winner in Mexico Is… The Zapatista Other Campaign

There Are Four Possible Election Results In the Mexico of Above, but the Mexico from Below Has a Surprise Waiting for Each of Them

By Al Giordano
The Other Journalism with the Other Campaign in Mexico

June 30, 2006


A Teacher in Every Town

Forty Percent of Oaxaca’s Municipal Governments Are In the Hands of Educators’ Union Supporters, as Mobilizations and Assemblies in the State Capital Keep Growing

By Nancy Davies
Narco News Opinion Column

June 29, 2006


Journey Into the Heart of Reality

U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney “Wins the Day,” Avoiding Political Lynching

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

June 29, 2006


Atenco: Never Again

Adolfo Gilly’s Words for the Presentation of the CCIODH’s Human Rights Report on the Events at Atenco

By Adolfo Gilly
The Other Mexico

en español... Otro Atenco, nunca más
in italiano... Un altro Atenco, mai più

June 28, 2006


A Call from the Popular Assembly of the People of Oaxaca

The Next “Mega-March” Will Be Held on June 28, As a Popular Struggle is Constructed “From Below”

By the Popular Assembly of the People of Oaxaca
The Other Mexico

en español... Llamamiento de la Asamblea Popular del Pueblo de Oaxaca
auf Deutsch... Ein Aufruf der Volksversammlung an die Bürger von Oaxaca
in italiano... Appello dell’Assemblea Popolare del Popolo di Oaxaca

June 27, 2006


The Orphans of July Third

The Zapatistas Challenge the Sanctity of the Vote

By John Gibler
ZNet

auf Deutsch... Die Zapatisten fordern die Heiligkeit der Wahlen heraus

June 25, 2006


The Uprising of Oaxaca – How Far Can it Go?

Two Issues Must Now Be Resolved: Removal of Governor Ulises Ruiz and Resolution of the Teachers’ Educational Demands

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

June 24, 2006


[AUDIO]

Radio Plantón Back on the Air

Tune In to the Voice of Oaxaca’s Rebel Teachers

By Radio Plantón
Tune In to the Voice of Oaxaca’s Rebel Teachers

en español... Radio Plantón vuelve al aire

June 23, 2006


Oaxaca Government Stages “Protest March” Against Striking Teachers

Word on the Street Reveals that Many Demonstrators Were Paid to March or Threatened with Job Loss; Teachers Remain in Control of City Center, Demanding Governor’s Resignation

By Nancy Davies
The Other Journalism with the Other Campaign in Oaxaca

June 23, 2006


Protest in Front of Mexican Consulate in Los Angeles Demonstrates Outrage Over Repression in Oaxaca

Carrying Bilingual Signs, Vigil Participants Demand Resignation of Governor Ulises Ruiz Ortiz

By Margarita Salazar
The Other Journalism with the Other Campaign on the Other Side

en español... Indignación por la represión en Oaxaca, manifiestan organizaciones frente al consulado mexicano en Los Ángeles

June 22, 2006


Four Weeks that Shook Oaxaca

A Teachers’ Strike Evolves from a Labor March to a Celebration of Resistance to a United Front for Widespread Discontent

By Geoffrey Harman
The Other Journalism with the Other Campaign in Oaxaca

June 21, 2006


Oaxaca Teachers Organize “Popular Assembly” to Oppose the State Government

Talks with Federal Negotiators Cancelled as Teachers’ Strike Dedicates Itself to Ousting the Governor

By Nancy Davies
The Other Journalism with the Other Campaign in Oaxaca

en español... Los maestros de Oaxaca organizan una “Asamblea Popular” en oposición al gobierno del estado

June 21, 2006


John Ross’ “Twenty Questions for Big Al, the Other Campaign, and the Zapatista Army of National Liberation”

A Discussion and Debate Near the Fault Lines Between the Anti-Capitalist Left and Electoral Politics in Mexico and América

By John Ross (Questions) and Al Giordano (Responses)
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

June 19, 2006


In Oaxaca Mega-March, 400,000 Send A Firm No to the Repression by Governor Ulises Ruiz Ortíz

Blockades and Occupations Throughout the State; San Blas Atempa Takes Back its Autonomous City Hall

By Nancy Davies
The Other Journalism with the Other Campaign in Oaxaca

June 17, 2006


[AUDIO]

Live from University Radio in Oaxaca: Radio Plantón Is Back on the Air

Breaking the Media Blockade from the Autonomous University of Benito Juárez of Oaxaca

By Radio Plantón
Oaxaca, Mexico

en español... En vivo y en directo desde Radio Universidad de Oaxaca: Radio Plantón volvió al aire

June 16, 2006


Oaxaca Teachers Retake the Center of the State Capital, Waiting for Negotiations

The Day After a Failed Police Invasion, Strikers Seek Removal of Governor Ulises Ruiz Ortiz

By Nancy Davies
The Other Journalism with the Other Campaign in Oaxaca

June 15, 2006


Police Unleash Repression Against Oaxaca Teachers

Growing Demand for Governor Ulises Ruiz Ortiz’ Removal

By James Daria and Dul Santamaría
The Ricardo Flores Magòn Brigade Reporting for Narco News from Oaxaca

en español... Policía desata represión en contra de los maestros de Oaxaca
in italiano... Polizia reprime i maestri di Oaxaca

June 15, 2006


Oaxaca: Informative Bulletin from the Sixth Commission of the EZLN

An Urgent Call to All Adherents at the National and International Levels to Condemn this New Demonstration of State Repression

By Subcomandante Marcos
The Other Mexico

en español... Oaxaca: Boletín informativo de la comisión sexta del EZLN
in italiano... Bollettino informativo della Commissione Sesta dell’EZLN

June 14, 2006


“The Center of the City Looks Like a War Zone”

Scenes of Chaos in Downtown Oaxaca City as Striking Teachers Defend Themselves from Police Attack

By Nancy Davies
Via The Narcosphere

June 14, 2006


Teachers Repel 3,000 Police from Oaxaca’s Historic Center

Thousands of Police Surround the City Center as Strikers Hold Their Ground

By Geoffrey Harman
The Other Journalism with the Other Campaign in Oaxaca

en español... Maestros repelen a 3.000 policías en el Centro Histórico de Oaxaca
in italiano... I maestri respingono 3.000 poliziotti nel Centro Storico di Oaxaca

June 14, 2006


Thousands Mobilize in Los Angeles to Block the Total Destruction of the South Central Farm

“Why Are You Helping to Rip Up the Food for Children and Poor People?” Ask Protesters

By Margarita Salazar
The Other Journalism with the Other Campaign on the Other Side

en español... Miles se movilizan en Los Ángeles para impedir la destrucción total de la huerta comunitaria del área Sur Centro

June 14, 2006


Farmers Kicked Out of Community Farm in South-Central Los Angeles

Betrayed by Mayor Villaraigosa, Adherents to the Other Campaign On The Other Side, Together with Sympathizing Neighbors, Resist Riot Police and SWAT Attack

By Margarita Salazar
The Other Journalism with the Other Campaign on the Other Side

en español... Desalojan a campesinos de la Granja del Surcentro de Los Ángeles

June 13, 2006


Atenco: Breaking the Siege

A New Documentary that Reveals the Extent of the Brutality in Atenco… and the Commercial Media’s Complicity

By Canal 6 del Julio and Promedios
Watch it in the Salón Chingón Screening Room, Now with English Subtitles

en español... Atenco: Romper el Cerco

June 13, 2006


“My Friends Are in Trouble, and I Need Your Help to Defend Them”

A Filmmaker and Friend of Imprisoned Atenco Leader Ignacio del Valle Asks for Your Support to Bring the True Story Out

By Greg Berger
Documentary Director for the Other Journalism with the Other Campaign in Mexico

June 13, 2006


The Ominous Shadow of 1988 Hovers Over this July’s Mexican Presidential Election

With 20 Days to Go before the Vote, the Spectre of Electoral Fraud - and Subsequent Repression - Haunts a Nation

By John Ross
Blindman’s Buff

June 12, 2006


Student Mobilizations Produce Chile’s Largest Protests Since the Fall of Pinochet

While President Bachelet Cracks Down on Demonstrators, Chilean People Reject Neoliberal Education Policies Created By U.S.-Backed Dictatorship

By Liz Munsell
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

June 9, 2006


Drug Warriors Push Eye-Eating Fungus

Why Are Members of Congress Advocating the Use of a Dangerous Crop-Killer in Colombia?

By Jeremy Bigwood
In These Times

June 8, 2006


“The World Is Going to Hell, Are Ya Just Gonna Sit There?”

Some Secret History Behind the Other Journalism, and an Appeal for Rain from the News Farm

By Al Giordano
Publisher, Narco News

in italiano... “Il mondo sta andando all’inferno, te ne stai a guardare?”

June 8, 2006


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