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UN DÍA COMO CUALQUIER OTRO EN CIUDAD JUÁREZ

Lo que está usted a punto de leer, es un diálogo cotidiano en los hogares de las y los trabajadores de Ciudad Juárez,  donde la adversidad urbana, que no sólo procede de la violencia generada por el crimen organizado, sino también de la institucional, en ocasiones burocráticamente deshumanizada o simplemente recaudatoria, está cancelando las oportunidades de una vida social en libertad para crecer en la convivencia y en la dinámica propia de los seres humanos de este siglo, ciudadanas y ciudadanos con derechos conquistados, pero también personas abandonadas a su suerte, desprotegidas institucionalmente, que viven cada vez más en el encierro, y no sólo eso, también amenazadas económica, social y culturalmente por las propias autoridades, que en lugar de generar programas  educativos, deportivos, de esparcimiento, seguridad y apoyo a la economía familiar -aclaro: ¡no paternalistas!, sino verdaderos programas democráticos y bien fundamentados- para que las personas de esta sociedad, especialmente las y los ciudadanos mayormente desprotegidos, puedan desarrollarse en un ambiente seguro, que les permita lograr una vida libre y digna en esta ciudad fronteriza.

-Mamá me dejas ir a una fiesta con mis amigos, va a ser en casa de Juan, tu lo conoces.

-Pero mijo,  cómo se te ocurre…

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“Mexico's Disastrous Drug War and the U.S. Role” with Laura Carlsen- 7pm, 8/30 at the Centro Autónomo

Join Laura Carlsen, Director of the Americas Program, as she discusses the Drug War in Mexico that has left 50,000 dead and non-violent alternatives to the drug war in both the U.S. and Mexico.

Mexico's war on drugs, launched by Felipe Calderon in December of 2006, led to unprecedented violence in the country. With more than 50,000 homicides to date and tens of thousands disappeared, displaced and orphaned, many regions of the nation are descending into chaos as drug cartels grow more violent and disruptive and security forces participate in abuses against the population.

The U.S. government played a key role in implementing and extending the disastrous drug war since the first Merida Initiative, designed by George W. Bush in 2007. The Obama Administration ignored all reports of the negative effects of the strategy and turned a blind eye to a broad-based Mexican citizens' movement to end the drug war. The latest budget, despite cutbacks in areas vital to our communities, continues to fund the same interdiction and enforcement drug war in Mexico. This model promotes the militarization of Mexico and the spread of violence and corruption.

NEWS AND ANALYSIS | AUGUST 8-21, 2011

 

1 - NEWS FROM THE OTHER CAMPAIGN - http://enlacezapatista.ezln.org.mx

2 - DEA AND CIA AGENTS IN MEXICO CRITICIZED

3 - CHICAGO-BASED COMPANY IS ETHICALLY CHALLENGED

4 - MSN PROGRAMS: Contact msn [at] mexicosolidarity [dot] org or (773) 583 7728   

 

Paramilitaries from Orcao destroy Zapatista building. On August 17, 150 paramilitaries associated with the Regional Organization of Coffee Growers of Ocosingo (Orcao) destroyed a community building used by Zapatista base communities and human rights observers in the ejido Patria Nueva in the autonomous municipality of Lucio Cabañas.

 

2 - DEA AND CIA AGENTS IN MEXICO CRITICIZED

Poet and peace activist Javier Sicilia this week called on the federal government to remove DEA and CIA agents from Mexican territory. Sicilia joined mounting criticism of joint intelligence and police training operations involving at least 24 US agents functioning in Mexico, a violation of the Mexican constitution. The Permanent Legislative Committee in Mexico's lower house called for the Calderon administration to explain the presence of US forces.

 

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Periódico Comunitario del Centro Autónomo (agosto 2011)

46 ¡Lea nuestro nuevo periódico: número de agosto!
1. Eventos del Centro
2. Investigación de HerbaLife
3. Clases de arte para la juventud
4. Despedida de Jamie

¿Por qué hay tantos HerbaLife en nuestro barrio?
Si pasas por la calle Lawrence en la noche, es muy probable que verás un fenómeno común en muchas otras calles de comunidades similares: espacios iluminados con cortinas verdes y anaranjadas, sin pancarta ni letras. Si te agarra la curiosidad, vas a encontrar que estos lugares son “clubes de nutrición” de la empresa HerbaLife. Así que, si hay una distribuidora de HerbaLife por cada cuadra de nuestro barrio, vale la pena pensar en ello. [Leer Más]

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NEWS AND ANALYSIS AUGUST 1-7, 2011

1 - NEWS FROM THE OTHER CAMPAIGN - HTTP://ENLACEZAPATISTA.EZLN.ORG.MX/
2 - SICILIA BREAKS OFF, THEN RESUMES GOVERNMENT NEGOTIATIONS
3 - TOP PROSECUTORS RESIGN EN MASSE
4 - FEDERAL SECURITY AID RETURNS TO CIUDAD JUAREZ
5 - DRUG DEALER CLAIMS TIES TO DEA
6 - SIXTEEN COUNTRIES OPPOSE ANTI-IMMIGRANT LAW IN ALABAMA
7 - US INCREASES ROLE IN MEXICO’S “WAR ON DRUGS”
8 - SENATE APPROVES NEW MEXICAN AMBASSADOR
9 - NRA CHALLENGES GUN REPORTING REGULATIONS
 
1 - NEWS FROM THE OTHER CAMPAIGN - HTTP://ENLACEZAPATISTA.EZLN.ORG.MX/
•The Junta de Buen Gobierno in La Realidad denounces attempts by political parties and the ejido Monte Redondo to displace Zapatista support bases from their lands in the autonomous municipality Tierra y Libertad.
•Political prisoners from San Sebastian Bachajon who were recently released from prison are suffering harassment and threats.

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NEWS AND ANALYSIS JULY 25-31, 2011

1 - OBAMA PLAYS POLITICS WITH IMMIGRATION REFORM
2 - POVERTY INCREASES UNDER CALDERON
3 - GOVERNMENT REDUCES SECURITY AID TO CIUDAD JUAREZ

1 - OBAMA PLAYS POLITICS WITH IMMIGRATION REFORM
President Barack Obama addressed the National Council of La Raza on Monday, promising to keep fighting for immigration reform while blaming Republicans for lack of progress.  Apparently in search of votes for his 2012 campaign, Obama contradicted the political advice of his former Chief of Staff and current Mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, who worked hard on enhanced border control issues but avoided pro-immigrant measures like the plague.  "We have a system that separates families and punishes innocent young people for their parents' actions by denying them the chance to earn an education," lamented Obama.  It's too bad the President hasn't done anything to rectify this deplorable situation.  Obama won 2/3 of the Latino vote in 2008, and hopes that this fast-growing sector of the electorate will help him to victory in 2012. 

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Mexico News and Analysis: July 18-24, 2011

1 - PRISON LABOR AND PRIVATE DONATIONS TO BUILD BORDER WALL IN ARIZONA
2 - WTO SUPPORTS MEXICAN TUNA COMPLAINT
3 - THREE HUNDRED PGR OFFICERS CHARGED OR FIRED
4 - LA FAMILIA REORGANIZES AS KNIGHTS TEMPLAR
5 - CHIAPAS POLITICAL PRISONERS RELEASED
6 - GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS RESPONSIBLE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES

PRISON LABOR AND PRIVATE DONATIONS TO BUILD BORDER WALL IN ARIZONA
An Arizona law that took effect July 20 allows state authorities to build their own border wall using donations from private citizens and prison labor.  Officials must also obtain permission from private landowners to allow construction on their land.  Donations can be made through a web site, and officials hope to raise US$50 million.  Steve Smith, the Republican state senator who sponsored the law, is appealing to donors across the US with racist comments like “those people don’t just stay in Arizona; they infiltrate the rest of the country.”

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Mexico News and Analysis: July 4-17, 2011

1 - NEWS FROM THE OTHER CAMPAIGN
2 - GORDILLO SCANDAL BROADENS
3 - NEW GUN REGULATIONS ALONG BORDER
4 - OIL PRODUCTION DECREASES
5 - FALLING HOUSEHOLD INCOME
6 - FAST AND FURIOUS BECOMING COMPLICATED AND CONFUSED
7 - MEXICAN TRUCKERS WILL CARRY GOODS IN U.S.

NEWS FROM THE OTHER CAMPAIGN http://enlacezapatista.ezln.org.mx/
The Junta of Good Government in La Garrucha condemns the federal government’s increasing counter-insurgency campaign, especially the private titling of recuperated lands that tends to pit campesinos against campesinos.

The Junta of Good Government in Oventic condemns threats and aggressions by political parties against Zapatistas in San Marcos Aviles.

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News and Analysis: June 27 - July 3

1 - NEWS FROM THE OTHER CAMPAIGN (http://enlacezapatista.ezln.org.mx/)

2 - PRI LIKELY TO SWEEP GUBERNATORIAL ELECTIONS

3 - FAST AND FURIOUS GENERATES REPORT ON U.S. GUN LAWS

4 - GORDILLO FISHING FOR POLITICAL OFFERS

5 - IMMIGRATION CHIEF ADMITS WIDESPREAD PROBLEMS


-The Fray Bartolome Human Rights Center denounces death threats, harassment and an imminent risk of forced displacement in the Zapatista community San Marcos Aviles.
-The Junta of Good Government in Morelia denounces forced displacement and violent actions by ORCAO (Regional Organization of Coffee Growers of Ocosingo) directed against Zapatista communities. 

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Noticias de Juárez- Pronunciamiento sobre el movimiento por la paz con justicia y dignidad

A las y los firmantes del Pacto Nacional Ciudadano por la Paz con Justicia y Dignidad en Cd. Juárez
A las y los mexicanos, A la comunidad internacional, A la solidaridad de los Medios Populares y Comunitarios

El pasado 10 de junio de 2011, en el monumento a Benito Juárez, en Cd. Juárez, Chihuahua, se firmó el Pacto Nacional Ciudadano por la Paz con Justicia y Dignidad, contenido que emergió de quienes en esperanza y confianza, se unieron a una Caravana que posibilitaba ir más allá del abrazo y el consuelo del dolor compartido, porque invitaba a decir la palabra negada y acallada en la exigencia de una justicia ausente.

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