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The School of Authentic Journalism Nears Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula

An Interview with Al Giordano, Founder of Narco News' J-School, in the Countdown the 2010 School's February 3 Inauguration

By Working Gringos
YucatanLiving.com

en español... La Escuela de Periodismo Auténtico acerca la península de Yucatán, México

January 31, 2010


Mistrusting of Their Government and UN, Haitians Place Their Hopes In US Troops, Aristide

Video Scenes from Haiti, as Thoughts Turn to Reconstruction

By Ansel Herz
Mediahacker

January 30, 2010


Propaganda Antidote In Grand Goave, Relief Efforts Frustrate Haitian Neighborhood Leaders

“They have made many promises, but we don’t see the action yet...”

By Ansel Herz
Mediahacker

January 28, 2010


Howard Zinn (1922-2010): In Lieu of Flowers, Organize

Document and Tell the Stories of that Organizing so that Others May, too, Be Inspired to Do the Same

By Al Giordano
The Field

en español... Howard Zinn (1922-2010): En lugar de flores, organícense

January 28, 2010


SME: "Don't Pay Your Electric Bill!"

Supporters Argue that the Closure of Luz y Fuerza is an Affront to Taxpayers, Electricity Customers, Workers, and Subcontractors

By Kristin Bricker
Via the Narcosphere

en español... SME: “¡No paguen su recibo de electricidad!”

January 26, 2010


Back to School

Construction Begins on the Campuses of the 2010 Narco News School of Authentic Journalism on Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula

By Al Giordano
The FIeld

en español... De regreso a la escuela

January 25, 2010


Mariano Abarca Lives, and the Struggle Continues

Almost Two Months After the Anti-Mining Leader’s Assassination in Chiapas, Blackfire Exploration Ltd. is Under the Microscope

By Gianni Proiettis
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Mariano Abarca vive, la lucha sigue

January 23, 2010


Government Attacks APPO Political Table and Vendors

Another Confrontation Disrupts Oaxaca City

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

en español... El gobierno ataca mesa política y a comerciantes de la APPO

January 23, 2010


Haití Can Awaken from the Dark Night of the Boar

All Together for the Redemption of the Country that Showed Us the Light of Freedom

By Amanda Huerta
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Haití puede amanecer de la oscura noche del Jabalí

January 23, 2010


Political Winds

Fragile Political Alliances Form to Break the PRI's Decades Long Hold on Power in Oaxaca

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

en español... Vientos Políticos

January 20, 2010


Haiti's Classquake

Decades of Poorly Constructed Shanty Towns, and Little Investment in Infrastructure Hits the Nation's Poor the Hardest

By Jeb Sprague
Haiti Analysis

January 19, 2010


The Exodus from Port au Prince and the Aid that Does Not Arrive

Haiti Report by TeleSur's Reed Lindsay, now Translated to English

By Al Giordano and Joaquín Nezua Herrera
The Field

January 18, 2010


ICE, Justice Department Playing with Cards up the Sleeve in High-Stakes Deportation Case

Concern Over U.S. Government’s Latest Jailhouse Deal Prompts House of Death Informant to Contact Narco News

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

January 18, 2010


Haiti: "Nobody Is Coordinating the Aid"

A Report from Port Au Prince

By Reed Lindsay
Konpay.org

en español... Haití: “Nadie esta coordinado la ayuda”

January 17, 2010


“The International Community Must Let President Jean-Bertrand Aristide Return to Haiti”

Voices from Port-au-Prince

By Ansel Herz
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... “La comunidad internacional debe dejar que el Presidente Jean-Bertrand Aristide regrese a Haití”

January 17, 2010


Getting Help to Haiti

What I Have Learned about Haiti from Authentic Journalist Reed Lindsay, and What We Can Do to Help at this Hour of Need

By Charlie Hardy
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Llevando la ayuda a Haití

January 17, 2010


Video Footage of Immediate Aftermath of the Earthquake in Port au Prince, Haiti

Two Video Reports from Journalist Ansel Herz

By Al Giordano
The Field

en español... Imágenes en video de las secuelas inmediatas del terremoto en Puerto Prínicpe, Haití

January 17, 2010


Cover-Up and Political Revenge Alleged in Mariano Abarca Murder Case

Chiapas Government Arrests Opposition Politician for Anti-mining Organizer's Murder

By Kristin Bricker
Via the Narcosphere

en español... Se afirma que hubo encubrimiento y venganza política en el asesinato de Mariano Abarca

January 15, 2010


First Issue of El Cortamortaja Newspaper of 2010

Oaxaca, Chiapas, and Puebla News From Below

By the Cortamortaja Collective
Jalapa de Marquéz, Oaxaca

en español... Primera edición del periódico El Cortamaja en 2010

January 14, 2010


Earthquake in Haiti: The Day After

In Port au Prince, Haitians Are Helping Each Other with Their Hands and the Few Tools They Can Find

By Ansel Herz
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Terremoto en Haití: El día después

January 14, 2010


The Dark Ages: Awaiting Enlightenment in the USA

"Perry Como sang 'There's No Place Like Home for the Holidays.' With Joy and Sadness I Thought to Myself, He Was Right."

By Charlie Hardy
Via the Narcosphere

en español... Las épocas obscuras: Esperando la ilustración en los Estados Unidos

January 14, 2010


Frustrated With Government Lies, Mexican Electricians Declare Wildcat Actions

Two Workers Detained and Later Released Following Other Campaign Mobilizations

By Kristin Bricker
Via the Narcosphere

en español... Frustrados por las mentiras del gobierno los electricistas mexicanos declaran acciones no reconocidas por la dirección sindical

January 14, 2010


Ansel Herz Reports from Haiti; Jeremy Dupin Reportedly Fine

2010 School of Authentic Journalism Scholars Getting the Story Out from Port-au-Prince in the Aftermath of the Earthquake

By Al Giordano
The Field

en español... Ansel Herz escribe desde Haití: Se reporta que Jeremy Dupin se encuentra bien

January 13, 2010


The Woman Who Dared to Stand Tall on the Border

Esther Chávez Cano Left This World on Christmas Day, but Her Voice Continues to Echo Through the Alleys and Backstreets of Juárez

By Molly Molloy
Memorial

en español... La mujer que se atrevió a erguirse en la frontera

January 12, 2010


Breaking Down the Tale of the Underpants Bomber

Troubled Nigerian Kid is Blowback from Pakistan’s Badlands

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

January 9, 2010


Another Member of the Bautista Triqui Family Murdered in San Juan Copala

UBISORT Seeks to Bring in the Mexican Army

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

en español... Es asesinado otro miembro de la familia Bautista triqui en San Juan Copala

January 5, 2010


Mexico Is On the Brink of Its Third Revolution

The Question is Whether That Revolution Will be Peaceful... Or if it Will be Violent with an Uprising of Millions of Down-Trodden Citizens

By Ramón Alberto Garza
Reporte Indigo

en español... México está en la antesala de su tercera revolución

January 4, 2010


New Year’s Resolution for the Americas: End the Drug War; Give Peace a Chance

Government Policies Secured by Violence Have Proven Only to Empower Narco-Barons

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

January 1, 2010


Al Giordano's Last Nag of the Zeroes

The Second Decade of the Narco News Era of Journalism Begins

By Al Giordano
The Field

en español... El último fastidio de Al Giordano durante los ceros

December 28, 2009


Iran: The Civil Resistance Breaks Through the Censorship, Again

From Iran to Honduras, Resistances Do Not Die; They Regroup, Strategize, Plan and Wait for the Next Opportunities to Strike

By Al Giordano
The Field

en español... Irán: La resistencia civil logra romper el bloqueo informativo, otra vez

December 27, 2009


Colombians Refuse to Be Displaced: Over 5,000 Occupy the Piñuña Negro Police Inspectors Office in Putumayo

Indigenous and Afro-Colombian Campesinos Demand an End to Coca Eradication and Plan Colombia

By James Jordan
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Colombianos se niegan a ser desplazados: Cerca de 5 mil personas ocupan la oficina del inspector de policía de Piñuña Negro en Putumayo

December 21, 2009


Egyptian Blogger Names and Shames Torturers

Noha Atef, Scholar of the School of Authentic Journalism, Class of 2010, Publishes "Torture in Egypt," the Most Comprehensive Site of its Kind in the Middle East

By Cam McGrath
IPS News

December 21, 2009


We Have Met the Corporation and It Is Us

On the Limits of Born Again Anti-Corporatism in the United States as Displayed in the Recent Health Care Debate

By Al Giordano
The Field

en español... Hemos conocido a la corporación y somos nosotros mismos

December 20, 2009


Honduras: Two Detained and Fear of Evictions by Coup Security Forces in Land Recuperations in Colon

"We are worried about people being detained, given that the judicial system is now on holidays," explained COFADEH lawyer Carol Cardenas

By Sandra Cuffe
The Dominion Paper

December 17, 2009


James Lawson and Oscar Olivera to Keynote the 2010 School of Authentic Journalism

Martin Luther King’s “Leading Strategist” and Organizer of the Bolivian “Water War” Will Speak on Civil Resistance Strategies

By Al Giordano
President, School of Authentic Journalism

en español... James Lawson y Oscar Olivera serán los ponentes de apertura de la Escuela de Periodismo Auténtico 2010

December 16, 2009


For the Reconstitution of the Movements from Below: Autonomy and Independence

A Reflection almost Ten Years After the Water War

By Oscar Olivera
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Por la reconstitución de los movimientos de abajo: Autonomía e Independencia

December 15, 2009


Chiapas Murder Draws Criticism of Canadian Mining in Mexico

Canadian NGOs Call for Increased Oversight, Accountability; Mexican Communities Want Mines Closed

By Kristin Bricker
Via the Narcosphere

en español... El homicidio en Chiapas trae una dura crítica a las mineras canadienses en México
en français... Le Meurtre au Chiapas suscite la désapprobation envers les minières canadiennes au Mexique

December 14, 2009


Donate Your Video Camera, Laptop or Work Tools to Authentic Journalists

Help Arm Our Scholars for the Battles Ahead (and Get a Tax Deduction, too)

By Al Giordano
President, School of Authentic Journalism

en español... Done su videocámara, laptop o herramientas de trabajo para los periodistas auténticos

December 14, 2009


Attacks Against the Triquis Escalate

Violence from PRI UBISORT Becomes Chronic

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

en español... Se intensifican ataques contra Triquis

December 11, 2009


Dear Santa: Donate to The School of Authentic Journalism, Please

Can You Fill Your Sack with the Recorders, Cameras, and Pencils that Citizens and Journalists Need to Document Civil Resistance?

By Kara Newhouse
School of Authentic Journalism, Class of 2010

en español... Querido Santa: Dona para la Escuela de Periodismo Auténtico, por favor

December 10, 2009


Drug War Sea Change in the US Congress?

Domestic Initiatives Are Cause for Hope; Foreign Drug War Funding Remains Unchanged For Now

By Kristin Bricker
Via the Narcosphere

December 9, 2009


Another Journalism Is Possible… Let’s Make It Reality!

Journalism Also Needs a Revolution

By Maylin Alonso Chiong
Havana, Cuba

en español... “Otro periodismo es posible…hagámoslo realidad”

December 8, 2009


Interview with Assassinated Anti-Mining Organizer Mariano Abarca

Abarca and His Lawyers Discuss Mining Pollution, Drug War Repression, and Government Corruption

By Chiapas Media Project
Promedios

en español... Entrevista con Mariano Abarca, líder antiminero asesinado

December 7, 2009


Electoral Fraud Proved in Honduras: More than 50 Percent Did Not Vote

Journalist Jesse Freeston of The Real News Provides the Hard Evidence that Claims of "62 Percent" Voter Turnout in Honduras "Elections" Were Falsified

By Al Giordano
The Field

en español... Fraude electoral comprobado en Honduras: Más del 50 por ciento no votó
en français... Preuve de la fraude électorale au Honduras : plus de 50 % n’ont pas votés
in italiano... Accertata la frode elettorale in Honduras: più del 50% non ha votato

December 7, 2009


Stand Up and Be Counted to Fund Authentic Journalism!

Help Us Share with the Global Public (and with You) our Methods, Techniques and Tricks of the Trade to further Democratize and Decentralize the Rising Tide of Authentic Journalism

By Al Giordano
The Field

December 6, 2009


Unions Take Over Mexico City to Support Electricians

“Unionists took to the streets in support of Luz y Fuerza workers... They want to negotiate the reinstatement of SME’s 44,000 employees...”

By Kristin Bricker
Via the Narcosphere

en español... Sindicatos toman la Ciudad de México en apoyo a los electricistas

December 5, 2009


ICE Agent Fired for Not Reporting US Informant’s Role in Juarez Murders

But informant claims ICE officials monitored call in which the murders were discussed

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

December 5, 2009


Honduras "Election" Failed to Stop the Resistance

Five Days After, the Coup Regime and Supreme Electoral Tribunal Still Refuse to Release the Town by Town Results

By Al Giordano
The Field

en español... Las “elecciones” en Honduras fracasaron en su intento por detener a la Resistencia

December 4, 2009


A School of Authentic Journalism Can Amplify Hope and Reason: Are You In?

Help Narco News to Tell the True Stories so that We Can Be Better Informed, and Better Organized to Win

By RJ Maccani
School of Authentic Journalism, Class of 2010

en español... Una Escuela de Periodismo Auténtico puede amplificar la esperanza y la razón: ¿se anima?

December 3, 2009


Chiapas Anti-Mining Organizer Murdered

Mariano Abarca Led a Growing Movement to Kick Canadian Mining Companies Out of Mexican Communities

By Kristin Bricker
Via the Narcosphere

en español... Líder antiminero es asesinado en Chiapas
en français... Meurtre d’un militant contre l’exploitation d’une mine au Chiapas

December 1, 2009


Meet 31 Scholarship Recipients for the 2010 School of Authentic Journalism

They'll Gather for Ten Days of Intensive Training, February 3 to 13, on Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula

By Al Giordano
President, Narco News School of Authentic Journalism

en español... Conozcan a los 31 becarios seleccionados para la Escuela de Periodismo Auténtico 2010

November 15, 2009


Meet the 2010 School of Authentic Journalism Faculty

A Dream Team for the Next Generation of Authentic Journalists

By Al Giordano
President, Narco News School of Authentic Journalism

en español... Conozcan el cuerpo de profesores de la Escuela de Periodismo Auténtico 2010

September 17, 2009


Announcing 24 Scholarships in Authentic Journalism for February of 2010

Journalism and Civil Resistance to Be the Theme of the Ten-Day Intensive Training on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula

By Al Giordano
President, School of Authentic Journalism

en español... Se anuncian 24 becas para la Escuela de Periodismo Auténtico que se llevará a cabo en Febrero de 2010

September 17, 2009


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