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LOCAL Commentary :: Education : Environment : Gender : GLBT/Queer : Globalization : Human Rights : International : Labor : Media : Organizing : Politics : Race : Social Welfare : Technology : War and Militarism
Broken Barricades: The Oaxaca Rebellion in Victory, Defeat, and Beyond
27 Mar 2008
The following text is the result of a collaborative effort, and is the fruit of a considerable number of meetings and discussions. It reflects the give and take, even the hesitations, of an ongoing conversation. It should also be noted at the outset that this essay makes no pretense of being a definitive account of the Oaxaca rebellion, nor is it the product of a directly observed or lived experience of the events themselves. Like all significant historical events, there are many truths—instead of one Absolute Truth—to be discovered in the Oaxaca rebellion. In any case, this analysis was written at a literal distance from the unrest in Mexico in the period under discussion here. While the text is unashamedly partisan, in the sense of taking the side of the Oaxacan rebels, and specifically the most radical among them, it is not a work of mere advocacy or apologetics. Still less does it represent the kind of ventriloquism common to the left: it does not speak for Oaxaca, which can most certainly speak for itself. It seeks to afford some perspective on the rebellion, and to reveal some of the roots of a complex phenomenon, and nothing more.

It is written after the apogee of the Oaxaca rebellion, but with the certainty that this movement is not over,
that in one form or another the struggle that began in 2006 will continue. Our analysis is presented in the hope that will shed some light on Oaxaca before the uprising is mythologized (by anti-authoritarians); distorted (by all the Leninist vanguards who, in their arrogance, are eager to impart their stern “lessons” to the “masses” in Oaxaca); or simply fades away, far from the glare of the proverbial media spotlight.
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LOCAL Commentary :: Education : Environment : Gender : GLBT/Queer : Globalization : Human Rights : International : Labor : Media : Organizing : Politics : Race : Social Welfare : Technology : War and Militarism
The Sixth Declaration and the Other Campaign: A Program and Project for the Continuation of Capitalism
27 Mar 2008
A critique by the Mexican "Libertarian Socialist Group" of recent EZLN "Zapatista" policies centred on the "Other Campaign", including the political campaigning and cult of celebrity of Marcos; and analysis of their political programme as left-capitalist constitutional reformism, i.e., only a defence of Mexican domestic capital and state - "bourgeois protectionism" - against the encroachments of international neo-liberalism.
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Commentary :: Environment : Globalization : Human Rights : International : Labor : Politics : Social Welfare : War and Militarism
The Recession's Human And Environmental Impacts
27 Mar 2008
Modified: 12:45:01 PM
If the world is to simultaneously deal with economic recession, a growing population and environment decimation, we need to see these areas as related and approach them in a coordinated fashion. This analysis covers reasons for doing so and some ways to tackle all three matters.
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Cuito Cuanavale’s Victory was Neto’s Dream
27 Mar 2008
1975-198508.jpgThe victory in Cuito Cuanavale made the dreams of the father of the Angolan homeland, Agostinho Neto, come true, Cuban Major General Leopoldo Cintras Frias said here on Saturday.
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Commentary :: Globalization
The Legal Criminality of Finance Capitalism
27 Mar 2008
The market mechanism, the Keynesians say, is neither efficient nor balanced. Charles Ponzi was one of the greatest swindlers of American history. Instead of the capitalist economy holding the strings of politics, politics could use economic pwoer to create new realities.
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Commentary :: International
The Credit Crunch: How America's Banks Lost Their Reputation
26 Mar 2008
What does normality mean? The law of returns is not the only law. Awareness of risk also has to be considered. After the near-collapse of Bear Stearns, some of American's biggest banks are reeling badly. The markets are falling into a state of panic.
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News :: International
California Attorneys Joshua Ridless, Francis Pizzulli,Robert F Kennedy Assassination,Afghhan Torture and Penny Stock Fraud,Money Laundering
25 Mar 2008
And now I discover that Santa Monica,California attorney Pizzulli,the penny stock scoundrel and defender of torturer and Middle East money launderer Jack Idema,(through Moslem 'hawala channels and possibly through attorney Pizzulli's own underworld U.S. penny stock connections),- was also instrumental in using the California Supreme Court to suppress investigation into the assassination of Robert F Kennedy as well !
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News :: Social Welfare
Make oil a public utility
25 Mar 2008
Make oil a public utility
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News :: Gender
PARAGUAY. Escalada de violencia machista
25 Mar 2008
Hace más de cincuenta años, Virginia Woolf escribió en un ensayo que si un marciano visitara la tierra y se formara idea de ella con la sola lectura de los diarios, pensaría que se trata de un planeta habitado únicamente por hombres. Si la nave espacial de este personaje extraterrestre tuviera la desgracia de posarse hoy en Paraguay, y quisiera informarse sobre donde fue a parar leyendo el diario ABC color de Aldo Zucolillo, no sólo pensaría que llegó a un planeta exclusivamente habitado por hombres, sino además que los propietarios de medios se encuentran aún en la época de las cavernas.
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LOCAL News :: Politics
Boycott US Israel Statement
25 Mar 2008

belongs to the Arabs in the same sense that England belongs to the
English or France to the French. It is wrong and inhuman to impose the
Jews on the Arabs. What is going on in Palestine today cannot be
justified by any code of conduct. The Mandates have no sanction but
that of the last War. Surely it would be a crime against humanity to
reduce the proud Arabs so that Palestine can be restored to the Jews
partly or wholly as their national home. I am not defending the Arab
excesses. I wish they had chosen the way of non-violence in resisting
what they rightly regarded as an unwarranted encroachment upon their
country. But according to the accepted canons of right and wrong,
nothing can be said against the Arab resistance in the face of
overwhelming odds."
Albert Einstein;"It is however
certain that these generations to come will have lessons to learn from
the extraordinary life of Mohandas Gandhi"
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