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We share lessons we learn from the resistance movements in Mexico with our home communities. We publish news and analysis in our newsletter, host workshops, short-term solidarity delegations, and speaking events.

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by Diversas organizaciones
on Nov 23rd, '11

november 24 and 25 in the zócalo, Oaxaca.
 
by Andrea
on Oct 31st, '11

ENSEÑANDO REBELDÍA "Once you learn to speak, you don't want to be quiet anymore," an indigenous community radio activist said. Friday November 4, 7:00pm Montevideo, Uruguay
 
by Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Human Rights Center and Movement for Justice in El Barrio
on Oct 4th, '11

We ask that you please send us your signatures of support, including the name of your organization or collective and country, no later than Monday, October 17, 2011, to this address: movimientoporjusticiadelbarrio@yahoo.com
 
by Kristin Bricker - CIP Americas Program
on Sep 13th, '11

Several thousand people marched on Acapulco, Guerrero, this past Saturday chanting, “We don’t want war, we want education!” The march occurred during poet Javier Sicilia’s visit to the seaside city as his caravan of drug war victims makes its way to the Mexico-Guatemala border.
 
by Tlachinollan
on Sep 6th, '11

On 1 October 2010, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR) published two sentences against the Mexican State on the cases of Inés Fernández Ortega and Valentina Rosendo Cantú. The rulings determined that during 2002 -under different circumstances, at the age of 25 and 17 years old respectively- both women were raped and tortured by elements of the Mexican armed forces in the state of Guerrero, Mexico. The events took place in a context of poverty, discrimination, and what the Tribunal called “institutional violence by the Military”.
 
by Andrea Caraballo
on Aug 25th, '11

“…It’s very painful to say it to you, but it’s reached the point to examine and to decide that the earth is worth giving your life for.” These are the words of Carmen Santiago Alonso, better known as Carmelina in the towns in her area and amongst social organizations. She identifies as a Zapotec from the central valleys of Oaxaca, Mexico, and for fifteen years has been part of the founding team of the Flor y Canto Indigenous Rights Center, an organization that works in resistance to the mine located in the municipality of San José del Progreso, belonging to the district of Ocotlán, in the state of Oaxaca. This is a mine that has been prospected for many years, from which gold and silver have been extracted. This began more than 40 years ago, but prospecting was started again in 2009 by the Canadian company Continuous Resources, which has thirty concessions in just this region alone.
 
by Andrea Caraballo
on Aug 12th, '11

“…In Mexico they have been beating us down a lot with these mines. There are several activists who have been murdered, there is a lot of persecution; but life goes on through the communities and countries.” These are the words of Rurik Hernández, member of the Broad Opposition Front (F.A.O.) to the San Xavier Mine, in the municipality of Cerro de San Pedro, belonging to the state of San Luis Potosí, Mexico. This is an open-pit mine extracting gold and silver, where cyanide is used as an extractor in the heap leaching process. After ten years of legal rulings, the F.A.O. has won some victories; the company doesn’t have permits, they were able to cancel the project. However, the company keeps mining. But the F.A.O. also participates in advising groups, peoples, communities and movements who are facing off against other mining ventures.
 
by C.A.S.A.
on Jul 18th, '11

jueves 21, 19hs. Presentación del libro Enseñando rebeldía Historias del movimiento popular en Oaxaca Editado por Diana Denham y Colectivo C.A.S.A. Librespacio cultural La Jícara Porfirio Díaz #1105, Col. Centro Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca.
 
by Diego Lucero Estrada, via Cómite Cerezo México
on Jul 5th, '11

At approximately 1 o’ clock pm last Sunday July 3rd, Señora Isabel and Señora Reyna Ayala Nava, 54 and 58 years old respectively, were assassinated as they left a temple on November 20th Ave. in Colonia Las Flores, Xaltianguis, in the municipality of Acapulco, Guerrero. Two persons driving a blue car shot them from within the car, and afterwardsone of them got out, approached the victims, and stole their cell phones.
 
by Communal Autonomous Council of Copala
on Jun 8th, '11

Our history is not only like the mature fruit which falls from a tree when we became aware that is was time to walk together as a people, nor like the spring of our grandparents when times were good, or the times to plant and to see our lands full of life and our people walking without being afraid, our history is more than the branches which create shade in a patriarchal and dominating system, it is more than the trunk which is the unity of our peoples and their thousand-year old forms of organization which have always allowed us to sustain ourselves...