Zapatistas Respond to Criticism Regarding Election Proposal

October 23, 2016

EZLN Subcomandante Marcos, now known as Galeano. Photo: Bill Hackwell

EZLN Subcomandante Marcos, now known as Galeano. Photo: Bill Hackwell

Not long after the Zapatista National Liberation Army and the National Indigenous Congress resolved to present an Indigenous woman as an independent candidate for the 2018 presidential elections, the rebel group began to receive criticism. (more…)

2,000 Seattle Teachers Wear Black Lives Matter Shirts to Schools

By Ansel Herz on Oct 19, 2016

Photo: Jesse Hagopian

Photo: Jesse Hagopian

Two thousand Seattle Washingto-area teachers wore shirts declaring “Black Lives Matter” to school today. The action was in response to bomb threats that almost derailed a black student empowerment event at John Muir elementary school last month. (more…)

Good Deaths in Mosul, Bad Deaths in Aleppo

By Robert Parry on October 18, 2016

Iraq, a country that has faced imperial invasion, sanctions and war for over 26 consecutive years. Photo: Bill Hackwell

Iraq, a country that has faced imperial invasion, sanctions and war for over 26 consecutive years. Photo: Bill Hackwell

Note how differently The New York Times prepares the American public for civilian casualties from the new U.S.-backed Iraqi government assault on the city of Mosul to free it from the Islamic State, compared to the unrelenting condemnation of the Russian-backed Syrian government assault on neighborhoods of east. (more…)

Large Protests by Women in Argentina after Teenage Girl was Raped and Impaled on Spike

October 20, 2016

Women protest in front of the Presidential Palace in Buenos Aires over treatment of women.

Women protest in front of the Presidential Palace in Buenos Aires over treatment of women.

Dressed in black, Argentine women took to the streets to protest the brutal rape and murder of a 16-year-old girl, the latest incident of gender violence to shock the country.

Others walked off the job as a sign of protest. (more…)

The US Hand In War & Peace In Colombia

By Andalusia Knoll Soloff on October 18, 2016

People participate in a peace march in Bogota, Colombia, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016. Thousands of rural farmers, indigenous activists and students marched in cities across Colombia to demand a peace deal between the government an leftist rebels no be scuttled. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

People participate in a peace march in Bogota, Colombia, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

‘The U.S. bears a tremendous responsibility for the fact that Colombians are convinced that … the guerillas are the ones who are most responsible for the civil war,’ one NGO worker told Mint Press. (more…)

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