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Announcement :: Human Rights
Harvard's White Washing Ex-President Calderón and the Killing in Mexico
06 Nov 2013
NOVEMBER 17, 2013 -- 3:30pm-6pm

AT THE DEMOCRACY CENTER (ROSA PARKS ROOM)
45 MOUNT AUBURN ST., CAMBRIDGE, MA

(3 blocks from Red Line – Harvard T Station)

THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
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Who is Felipe Calderón? Calderón was the president of Mexico from 2006-2012. During his presidency he unleashed his so-called “War on Narco-Trafficking” by deploying troops to civilian areas and militarizing the border. In the past six years, these policies have resulted in the murder of over 70,000 people and the disappearance of approximately 25,000 more in Mexico. Meanwhile, Calderón’s government intimated, killed and generally silenced journalists, activists and intellectuals who tried to bring his policies to light. Nevertheless, Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School awarded Calderón the lucrative and prestigious Angelopoulos Global Public Leaders Fellowship which is serving to “white wash” his policies of violence against his own people and his complicity with US imperialist business interests.

Beyond the fundamental issues of human rights violations these policies in Mexico generated increased displacement of people who come to the U.S. escaping repression, murder and poverty, only to be further victimized here by our immigration system.

The event includes presentations and open conversation about:

* Poetry in times of public suffering: the case of recent Mexico (Juan Manuel Portillo)
* Revolutionary Mexican music (Sergio Reyes)
* The role of the U.S. University as it supports imperialist ventures, highlighting Calderón’s government policies (Mela Jones Heestand)
* What should our role be in light of this situation? (Public discussion)

NO MORE HARBORING CRIMINAL POLITICIANS AT HARVARD OR ANY OTHER UNIVERSITY!

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