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More coverage in the Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Italian and Dutch The Other Campaign on the Other Side pages

A Convergence of Dreams

The Third Encuentro for Dignity and Against Displacement

By RJ Maccani
Originally published in Spanish in Desinformemonos magazine

en español... Una convergencia de los sueños

April 2, 2010

The Other Campaign NY Shuts Down Mexican Consulate While Demanding Freedom for Atenco Prisoners

Mexican Mexican Consulate Shuts Down in Face of Protest from The Other Campaign New York Demanding Freedom for Political Prisoners of Atenco

By Movement for Justice in El Barrio
The Other Campaign New York

May 6, 2009

Victory in El Barrio: East Harlem Tenants Win One As British ‘Predatory Equity’ Landlord Collapses

“We feel it is a great success for us. [Dawnay, Day] is a powerful, rich company, and it has fallen as a victim of its own devices.”

By Jennifer Janisch
The Indypendent

November 24, 2008

In Cold Blood, US Border Patrol Agent On Trial for Murder

Witnesses Said He Shot the Youth Without Provocation; He is Charged with Second-Degree Murder, Manslaughter and Negligent Homicide

By Brenda Norrell
Via the NarcoSphere

October 30, 2008

Message of President Evo Morales

The Continental Gathering of Solidarity with Bolivia in Guatemala City, October 9, 2008

By Evo Morales Ayma
Minga Informativa de Movimientos Sociales

en español... FSA: Mensaje de Evo Morales

October 10, 2008

Border Wall Battle: Bad News vs. Good News

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Secretary Michael Chertoff, Filed by the US-Mexico Border Plaintiffs, Ruling in Favor of the Federal Government

By Jay J. Johnson-Castro, Sr.
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

September 12, 2008

Plan Mexico Passed

The US House and Senate Approves Modified Versions of the Merida Initiative

By Kristin Bricker
Via the Narcosphere

May 22, 2008

Holes in the Wall

Homeland Security Won't Say Why the Border Wall is Bypassing the Wealthy and Politically Connected

By Melissa del Bosque
Texas Observer

February 20, 2008

Nogales Residents Say US is Building Border Wall on Mexico's Land

Locals Want “Wall of Shame” Construction Halted on Mexico’s Soil, Nearby Multi-Million Dollar Spy Towers Still Don’t Work

By Brenda Norrell
Via the Narcosphere

en español... Habitantes de Nogales Dicen que los EU Construyen Muro en Tierras Mexicanas

February 7, 2008

Michael Chertoff, You’ve Been Sued

Texas Border Residents Take Homeland Security Chief to Court Over Land Seizures for Border Wall

By Jay J. Johnson-Castro, Sr.
Inside the Checkpoints: Commentary from the Río Grande

February 6, 2008

Indigenous Alliance in Solidarity with Apaches at Texas border

Resistance to U.S.-Mexico Border Wall on Both Sides of the Rio Grande

By Brenda Norrell
Via The Narcosphere

in italiano... Alleanza Indigena in solidarieta’ con gli Apaches al confine con il Texas

January 19, 2008

A Texas Divided Will Be Broken In Two

South Texas Residents Are Struggling, Together, Like Never Before, to Stop the Border Wall and Militarization Being Imposed from Up North

By Jay J. Johnson-Castro, Sr.
Inside the Checkpoints: Commentary from the Río Grande

January 13, 2008

The Border Wall and the Cokeheads of the Arizona National Guard

Guardsmen Operating Remote Drones in Iraq from the Same Arizona City Where Drug-Smuggling Soldiers Are Being Sentenced

By Brenda Norrell
Via The Narcosphere

en español... El muro fronterizo y los “cocaineros” de la Guardia Nacional de Arizona

November 27, 2007

Mohawks, Border Delegation, Inflamed Over Arrest of Indigenous Peoples

U.S. Border Patrol Detains a Group of Women and Children Right in Front of Delegates to Border Summit in Arizona

By Brenda Norrell
Via the Narcosphere

November 9, 2007

Speakers at “Plan Mexico” Hearing Admit That Plan Will Not Curb Flow of Drugs to U.S.

The Intended Goal May Be to Give Mexico Resources to Suppress its Social Movements

By Jennifer Truskowski
Chicago Indymedia

November 2, 2007

Zapatismo in Spanish Harlem

The Movement for Justice in El Barrio, Inspired by the Zapatista Other Campaign, Brings New York Communities Together to Fight Gentrification

By RJ Maccani
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Zapatismo en el Harlem del Este (El Barrio)

October 25, 2007

Mohawk Warriors Unite with Zapatistas at Encuentro

"We All Have to Get Together to Fight Colonialism”

By Brenda Norrell
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Guerreros Mohawk se unen con Zapatistas en el Encuentro

October 23, 2007

O’odham Return from Gathering with Mexico’s Indigenous and Subcomandante Marcos

“I Felt a Sense That This Is an Awakening of the People”

By Brenda Norrell
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Los O’odham regresa a su lugar de origen después de reunirse con el Subcomandante Marcos e indígenas mexicanos
en français... Les O’odhams rentrent chez eux après s’être réunis avec le sous-commandant Marcos et les Indiens du Mexique

October 18, 2007

The Other Campaign in New York in the U.S. Social Forum

“As Mexican immigrants, we were forced to leave our native country because of a savage neoliberal economic system”

By Movement for Justice in El Barrio
Via The Narcosphere

en español... La Otra Campaña en Nueva York en el Foro Social Estadounidense

July 18, 2007

Fighting to Win in East Harlem and Beyond…

Catching up with Movement for Justice in El Barrio

By RJ Maccani
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... La lucha por la victoria en el Este de Harlem y más allá...

June 21, 2007

The Age of Atlantica: As Goes Mexico, so Goes the US and Canada

The End of Sovereignty and Democracy Tolls for Upstate New York, Northern New England, Quebec and the Maritime Provinces, and, Soon, for Boston and NYC Too

By Al Giordano
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... La era de Atlántica: como sucede en México, sucede en los EU y Canadá
en français... L’âge de l’Atlantica : Comme il en advient du Mexique, ainsi des USA et du Canada.
in italiano... L’era di Atlantica: come in Messico, così ora succede negli USA ed in Canada

June 6, 2007

The Other Campaign in New York City and New Haven

Movement for Justice in El Barrio Organizes Series of Forums and Meetings

By RJ Maccani
Via the Narcosphere

March 21, 2007

Video: Resist to Exist: The Struggle of the Cucapá

Prohibited from Fishing Ancestral Waters, Extinction Threatens Baja California Indigenous People

By The Video Commission
The Other Campaign on the Other Side

en español... Video: Resistir para Existir: La Lucha de los Cucapá
in italiano... Video: Resistere per Esistere: La Lotta dei Cucapá

February 20, 2007

Independent Film Shines a Light into the Dark Canyons of Immigration

Documentary Reveals the Underbelly of Affluent San Diego; Raises Ethical Questions that Accompany the Exposure of Injustice

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

en français... Un film indépendant met en lumière les sombres canyons de l’immigration

February 11, 2007

Independent Film Shines a Light into the Dark Canyons of Immigration

Documentary Reveals the Underbelly of Affluent San Diego; Raises Ethical Questions that Accompany the Exposure of Injustice

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

February 11, 2007

Movement for Justice in El Barrio to Present a Message from the Zapatistas in New York

February 20 Screening Set for the Julia de Burgos Cultural Center

By the Movement for Justice in El Barrio
The Other New York

February 6, 2007

Narco News’ Al Giordano to Tour Northeastern United States and Quebec in April 2007

Book a Lecture, Workshop or Fundraising Event in Your Campus, City or Town

By Chris Fee
Newsroom Coordinator, Narco News

en français... Prochaine tournée d’Al Giordano de Narco News à travers le Nord-Est des États-Unis et le Québec en avril 2007

January 21, 2007

On The Dream of Indymedia and the Murder Of Brad Will

“There is a Much Older and Vibrant Tradition of Journalism in America Than the Prevailing Post-WWII Fashion a la the New York Times

By Gabriel Freeman
Eat the State

November 12, 2006

“Reawakening Hope in the Hearts of Those Who Have Considered this Empire Invincible”

A Call to Readers North of the Border to Support Narco News

By Sean Donahue
Narco News School of Authentic Journalism, Class of 2004

November 3, 2006

“I Really Like the Cops”

The Assassinated Journalist and his Guitar, Sang a Topical Song by Desert Rat

By Brad Will
Friends of Brad Will

in italiano... "Mi piacciono tanto i poliziotti"

November 3, 2006

A Commission Will go to the Meeting of the Zapatista “Other Campaign” in Juárez

Migratory Status of Many Mexicans Prevents Them From Attending, “Because of Which, We Have Prepared a Video, so That They May Speak on Their Situation...”

By Damaso Gonzalez
El Diario

en español... Comisión irá de Nueva York a encuentro de “La Otra Campaña” zapatista en Juárez

October 27, 2006

The Brown Berets of Watsonville, California

In a City of Immigrant Farmworkers, a New Youth Movement Draws Inspiration from the Zapatistas and the Radical Organizing of the 60s

By Gloria Muñoz Ramírez
La Jornada

en español... Las Boinas Cafés de Watsonville, California
in italiano... The Brown Berets / I Berretti Marroni

October 24, 2006

Mexican Government Snubs Immigrant Demonstrations Supporting the Fight of the APPO in the United States

“We will use other methods,” if the repression continues, warn Oaxacans; In California, New York, Texas and Massachusetts preparations are made for protests against the government

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

en español... Desestima gobierno mexicano, manifestaciones de migrantes que respaldan la lucha de la APPO, en Estados Unidos

October 9, 2006

Experiences of Resistance and Rebellion, from the South to the North, During the First Across-Borders Encounter in Tijuana

The Worst of Capitalism Has Also Caused Rebel Dignity to Bloom

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

en español... Experiencias de resistencia y rebeldía desde el sur hasta el Norte, durante el Primer Encuentro Transfronterizo

September 17, 2006


The Other Campaign: First Across-Borders Encounter

The Other Campaign on The Other Side

en español... Convocatoria

September 15, 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

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

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

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

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

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

Deputies Begin Evicting Other Campaign Adherents from South Central Farm in Los Angeles

Eyewitness Reports Coming from the Other Journalism on the Other Side

By KCAL TV (Video Clip Online)
Los Angeles, California

en español... Policía comienza desalojo de adherentes de la Otra en la granja South Central Farm de Los Ángeles
in italiano... Iniziato lo sgombero degli aderenti all’Altra Campagna dalla South Central Farm di Los Angeles

June 13, 2006

“How is it possible that the government assassinates a young student and to the government, the political parties and the mass media everything stays the same?”

“I am going to deliver this (tear gas canister) to his Alexis’ father so that it can be used as evidence… I recommend that they look for the fingerprints of Vicente Fox and Enrique Peña Nieto on it.”

By Subcomandante Marcos
Translation of Remarks on the 35th Memorial of a Student Massacre in Mexico City

en español... “¿Cómo es posible que el gobierno asesine a un joven estudiante y para gobierno, partidos políticos y medios de comunicación, todo sigue igual?”
auf Deutsch... Worte von Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos auf dem Zócalo von Mexiko Stadt, zum 35. Jahrestag des „Corpus Christi“ Studentenmassakers in D.F.
en français... « Comment est il possible que le gouvernement assassine un jeune étudiant, et que pour le gouvernement, les partis politiques et les médias, tout reste pareil? »
in italiano... “Come è possibile che il governo uccida un giovane studente e per governo, partiti politici e mezzi di comunicazione tutto prosegua normalmente?”

June 12, 2006

The Other Campaign on the Other Side Calls for Meeting

Gathering June 4 in Downtown Los Angeles Will Discuss Government Repression Atenco and Throughout Mexico

By Ángeles Barrios Cabrera
AMATE, Agencia de Medios Alternativos y Taller Editorial

en español... La Otra en el Otro Lado convoca a reunión
in italiano... L’Altra dall’Altra Parte convoca una riunione

May 22, 2006

The “Other Cinco de Mayo” in NYC

New Yorkers Protest Fox Government Repression of the Other Campaign at Mexican Consulate

By Mark Swier and RJ Maccani
The Ricardo Flores Magòn Brigade Reporting for Narco News from New York City

May 7, 2006

Protests Announced at Mexican Consulates in Boston, Houston, San Francisco

Rising Clamor for End to Repression Against the Other Campaign

By Narco News Copublishers
Via The Narcosphere

May 4, 2006

Demonstration Called in Los Angeles, at Mexican Consulate, for 8 a.m. on Friday

The Other Cinco de Mayo, from Coast to Coast

By Raymundo Reynoso
The Other Campaign on The Other Side

en español... Manifestación llamada en Los Angeles, al Consulado Mexicano, a las 8:00 horas el viernes

May 4, 2006

Protest at Mexican Consulate in New York, Friday, 12:30 p.m., Against the Repressive and Violent Regime of Vicente Fox

“The Other Cinco de Mayo” Will Call Global Attention to the Zapatista Red Alert in Mexico

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

en español... Protesta frente al Consulado Mexicano en Nueva York, el viernes a las 12:30 contra el régimen represivo y violento de Vicente Fox

May 4, 2006

Marcos in Querétaro: We Are Going to “Jump Over to the United States, to Talk to the Mexicans on the Other Side”

The Zapatista Heart No Longer Fits in the Mountains of the Mexican Southeast, So it Tours the Country and Could Even Cross Borders, Says “Delegate Zero”

By Bertha Rodríguez Santos
The Other Journalism with the Other Campaign in Querétaro

en español... Marcos en Querétaro: Vamos a “brincar a Estados Unidos, a hablar con los mexicanos y mexicanas que están del otro lado”
in italiano... Marcos in Queretaro: “Salteremo dentro gli Stati Uniti a parlare con i messicani e le messicane che stanno dall'altra parte”

March 8, 2006

The Reality for Mexicans Who Cross the Border

Dreams Fuel Thousands Who Work in the United States

By Bertha Rodríguez Santos
The Other Journalism with the Other Campaign Reporting from the Other Side

en español... La realidad para mexicanos y mexicanas que cruzan la frontera
in italiano... La realtà per i messicani e le messicane che attraversano la frontiera

February 21, 2006

Subcomandante Marcos Invites the Braceros to Go with Him to Meet Mexicans that Live and Work In the United States

Gatherings Set for June in Tijuana and Juárez: “The Other Campaign Is also on the Other Side”

By Al Giordano
The Other Journalism with the Other Campaign, Reporting from Tlaxcala

en español... El Subcomandante Marcos invita a los braceros a ir con él a conocer a los mexicanos que viven y trabajan en Estados Unidos
in italiano... Il Subcomandante Marcos invita i “braceros” ad andare con lui a conoscere i messicani che vivono e lavorano negli Stati Uniti

February 20, 2006

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The Other Journalism

Reporting on the Tour by Subcomandante Marcos Throughout the Mexican Republic


Planning Meetings in the Lacandon Jungle (2005)

2006: On the Road

Quintana Roo
Nayarit and Colima

Ground Zero:

State of Mexico and Mexico City
Zapatistas Call Red Alert in Response to the Atenco Atrocity

Mexico’s Corrupt Electoral System

The Tour Continues…

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