Tag Archives: Mexico

December 2012: A new era of decolonization and a window on impunity

In the international popular imagination, Guatemala in December of 2012 was defined by two events: the much-hyped and misappropriated end of an era in the Maya calendar, and to a lesser degree, John McAfee’s abortive attempt to win asylum following … Continue reading

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Indigenous mobilizations in the new B’ak’tun

“Oxlajuj B’ak’tun is the time to strengthen ancestral wisdom and the practice and never-ending search for balance; it’s a moment in which we must transcend, raise the consciousness of human beings and recognize ourselves as such in order to reach … Continue reading

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Raúl Zibechi: Territories in Resistance

Raúl Zibechi, Territories in Resistance: A Cartography of Latin American Social Movements. AK Press, 2012. Translated by Ramor Ryan, foreword by Dawn Paley. Not social movements, but “societies-in-movement”; not “Another world is possible!” but seeking to defend and nurture the … Continue reading

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GuateSec: A Guatemalan Spring? Popular protest and attacks against activists

Despite international validation of a disputed Presidential election which saw the authoritarian PRI party return to power, popular resistance is flourishing in Mexico. The student-led #YoSoy132 movement has continued to draw massive support for its post-election protests against political and … Continue reading

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