Insumisión: From Teachers’ Strike to People’s Rebellion

Originally published by It’s Going Down By Scott Campbell With the ongoing teachers’ strike that has morphed into a widespread rebellion, primarily in Oaxaca and Chiapas, we haven’t put together a more general roundup of resistance and repression in Mexico in some time. While that struggle is very much alive and well, the intensity with…

Zapatistas Reiterate Support for CNTE After Paramilitary Attack

Thousands march in support of the CNTE. “We, Believing People of Simojovel, demand that the government does not betray the dialogue with the CNTE like it betrayed the agreements signed in San Andrés with the EZLN”. “If evicted, they will return. Time and time again. It turns out that down here, there is no fatigue,”…

Gold and Misery in Colombia: The Sad Case of Segovia

Prensa Rural Translated by FARC-EP Segovia is a municipality of Colombia, located in the Northeast subregion of Antioquia department. It limits towards the north with the municipalities of Zaragoza and El Bagre, on the east by the department of Bolivar, to the south with the municipality of Remedios, and on the west with the municipalities…

Oaxaca: The Discourse of Fear, Rumors and Lies

By Griselda Sánchez From Desinformémonos Translated by Scott Campbell June 19, 11:09:01pm – Are you ok?? Rumors are spreading here about a curfew. What do you know? Be careful, ok? We’re here if there’s something we can do to help. And in that way, more than 15 people from Mexico City sent me text messages…

Iraq: Yezidis Caught in the Crossfire

Is There a Future for Yezidis in Iraq? Kurdish Women fighters with a displaced Yazidi woman (R) who lives near the base in Sinjar. By Yvo Fitzherbert Two years ago, the Islamic State group or ISIS invaded the little-known city of Sinjar in Western Iraq. The Kurdish Peshmerga, the military force of Iraqi Kurdistan, were…