The uprising against organized crime in Michoacán gains ground despite many obstacles and changes can be seen in the way people live.
This community defense team was responsible for freeing the town of Peribán from the control of the Knights Templar cartel over a week ago.
Critiques and speculations regarding the self-defense movement have been leveled from left and right, yet absent is an appreciation for the events in situ.
This must be a narco-bloqueo, or narco-blockade, a road block strategy utilized by the Templars to kidnap, extort and rob places of business and individuals.
The self-defense phenomenon in Michoacán has great momentum, every day there are more people who decide to expel the criminals from their regions.
Indigenous communities throughout Mexico are continuing to push aside any form of official government authority on a local, state, and federal level.
Military planes over the zones of the five Zapatista caracoles, the places where they are teaching the course “Freedom According to the Zapatistas.”
The Community of Cheran kicked out the police and military and are practicing self determination and self defense against the corrupt narco-government.
Strengthening the Struggle to Defend Territory on the Isthmus of Tehuantepec
Forest defenders from Cheran, Michoacan are in solidarity with the Idle No More movement from Canada.