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Mexico City: October 2nd, 1968 – A Day Mexicans and Gringos Remember

October 2, 2015 by Source
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Editor: October 2nd of 1968 – the day of the massacre in Mexico City by the Mexican government. Every Mexican with a social conscience remembers that fateful and murderous day. Gringos – Americans need to remember that day as well for our government’s collusion in what happened and the cover-up afterwards.

The following was published a number of years ago, but obviously, is still very, very pertinent for all of us today and tomorrow and everyday until those responsible are brought to justice.

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EYEWITNESS ACCOUNTS – Oct. 2, 1968: `A brutal massacre’ and U.S. Government’s Role

October 2, 2015 by Staff
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by Malcolm Beith / The News

Clouds loomed as night closed in. By the hundreds, the students streamed into the Plaza de las Tres Culturas. A little past 5:30 p.m., some 10,000 students – not to mention hundreds of workers, farmers and others attending in solidarity – had gathered in the square. Rain splattered down.

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Anna’s Video Pick ~ Asi es como celebramos el Dia de Muertos en Oaxaca…

November 1, 2010 by Anna Daniels
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The Day of the Dead, November 2, is a national holiday in Mexico and is promoted widely as an effort to preserve indigenous traditions as well as to encourage tourism. Día de los Muertos is also widely observed and celebrated throughout the United States. Nowhere, however, in Mexico or in the United States, is the […]

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Mexico Legalizes Drugs: Is U.S. Youth Liberation Therapy Possible?

August 31, 2009 by Source

by Rocky Neptune

Mexico last week, in an historic, enlightened, humane move, legalized personal drug use throughout the country. The government also announced that drug addiction would be treated as a medical problem rather than a criminal offense.

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Swine Flu Media Coverage Ignites Racist Hysteria, Ignores Possible Causes

April 28, 2009 by Doug Porter
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by Doug Porter

It’s been impossible to ignore the media hysteria over the past few days in response to reported outbreaks of the newest variant of the influenza virus. The talking heads and frantic graphic displays on television news have raised the fine art of 24 hour video fear mongering to new levels.

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The Fumes of Empire

April 26, 2009 by Source
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by Rocky Neptune

Otay Mesa, Tijuana, Mexico……Juanita couldn’t hold her balance. The policemen pursuing her were waving guns and shouting. She tried to re-tie the shawl that held the baby to her breast while darting through the moving traffic, but her six month old fell forward, skidding across the filthy asphalt, his lower lip ripped by the jagged edge of a pothole.

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As the Violence Soars, Mexico Signals It’s Had Enough of America’s Stupid War on Drugs

October 15, 2008 by Staff

The U.S.-financed War on Drugs has had savage results in Mexico, and now its president wants to decriminalize pot, cocaine and heroin possession. By Silja J.A. Talvi / AlterNet / Posted October 14, 2008. Even on his most homicidal of days, Al Pacino’s character in Scarface couldn’t even approach the level of drug trafficking-related brutality […]

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October 2nd, 1968 – 40 Years Ago Today: Massacre in Mexico City

October 2, 2008 by Staff

by Daniel Hernandez / Intersections / October 2, 2008 Forty years ago today the Mexican government opened fire indiscriminately on a crowd of peaceful protesters at the Plaza de las Tres Culturas in Tlatelolco, Mexico City, killing still-unknown numbers of students, bystanders, and demonstrators. The operation was a brutal smashing of the grassroots movement for […]

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Photos From the Tijuana Prison Riots

September 19, 2008 by Staff

Here are a few photos of the two riots at La Mesa Prison in Tijuana, September 14 & 17.

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Why the Zapatistas Are Preparing for War

January 28, 2008 by Staff

The Color Red, “26 Communities” and La Otra by Mary Ann Tenuto Sánchez Subcomandante Marcos got everyone’s attention when he presented “Feeling Red: The Calendar and Geography of War” at a symposium in honor of the late Andrés Aubry in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas. Marcos announced that they (the EZLN) would not be […]

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Revolution of the Snails – Encounters with the Zapatistas

January 15, 2008 by Staff

By Rebecca Solnit of TomDispatch.com I grew up listening to vinyl records, dense spirals of information that we played at 33-1/3 revolutions per minute. The original use of the word revolution was in this sense — of something coming round or turning round, the revolution of the heavenly bodies, for example. It’s interesting to think […]

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Immigration Backlash: Violence Engulfs Latinos

December 7, 2007 by Staff

by Brentin Mock Published by the Southern Poverty Law Center There’s no doubt that the tone of the raging national debate over immigration is growing uglier by the day. Once limited to hard-core white supremacists and a handful of border-state extremists, vicious public denunciations of undocumented brown-skinned immigrants are increasingly common among supposedly mainstream anti-immigration […]

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More Untold Stories From the Fires: MEXICO SAVED OUR ASS!!

November 15, 2007 by Frank Gormlie

There’s another big story out there from the fires that hasn’t really been told: excuse the vernacular, BUT MEXICO SAVED OUR ASS! It’s a story that has been under-reported. At least Union Tribune writer Craig D. Rose acknowledged the tip of it in his November 13th major front-page piece, “Power Links In Peril?”, with a […]

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Protest At Calexico Gets Ugly As Border Patrol Charges Peaceful Demonstrators — Batons Swing & Rubber Bullets Fired

November 13, 2007 by Staff

We don’t have to go to Pakistan to see citizens beaten by law enforcement authorities. You just had to be in Calexico last Sunday. On Sunday, November 11th, a small crowd of demonstrators converged on a section of the US – Mexico border fence in downtown Calexico. There was approximately 30 chanting marchers, some dancing, […]

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Mike Davis: the un-told story of how immigrants were affected is “the central human tragedy of the recent fires”

November 2, 2007 by Frank Gormlie

By the time we arrived at Mike Davis’ talk at the City Heights Rec Center on Landis Street, it was standing room only. Up to 200 people crowded into the mid-sized room, designed to hold less than half that; people were on the floors, hugging the walls, hanging onto door frames. It was a friendly […]

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