The inhabitants of this small town in southern Mexico have been denouncing the environmental effects of one of Oaxaca's largest mining projects for years.
It is critically important to establish informed parameters through which we as a people can distinguish, analyze, and organize around what is, and what is not paramilitarism, disappearance, fascism, and civil war.
The great problem with the police is not the supposed "bad apples," rather, it is that the police exist as an institution to maintain a political and economic order that is profoundly racist and unequal.
The facts are that between May 30, 2020–June 3, 2020, Chicago had not seen a single hour without protests, shootings, lootings, or fires; the soundtrack to the city consisted of 24/7 sirens, helicopters and gunshots.
In this number of El Enemigo Común, we offer some commentaries on the rebellions in the world against the police murder of George Floyd and a list of gains made during the first 20 days of struggle.
“We’re tired of the parties and politicians. We believed in them, but we realized in time that we were voting for our own destruction."
A story of a Black Panther unbroken by decades of torture, a man who speaks of transformation and hope
"Here we were free for a few days. Here we were exactly the women that we are."
As a community member, and as a communicator Chavira needs our support for a very serious injury to his hand.