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  • The maquiladora workers of Juárez find their voice

    The maquiladora workers of Juárez find their voice

    by David Bacon CIUDAD JUÁREZ, CHIHUAHUA — After more than a decade of silence, maquiladora workers in Ciudad Juárez have found their voice. The city, just across the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas, is now the center of a growing rebellion of laborers in the border factories. At the gates to four plants, including

  • “Right now we need to hear the voice of the families”

    “Right now we need to hear the voice of the families”

    NOTA DEL EDITOR: Elections in November of 2015 for mayor of San Francisco and the ‘Proposition I’ were the hottest issues, according to leading human rights and residents of the Mission District of San Francisco, since winning the Latino candidate Francisco Herrera and approving the ‘proposition I, it would have been the hope of the

  • Canada’s newly elected Liberals may legalize marijuana

    Canada’s newly elected Liberals may legalize marijuana

    Could impact US drug policy by Germán López With the Liberal Party’s electoral victory in Canada, the US’s northern neighbors could soon undertake an enormous change in drug policy: marijuana legalization. The policy was a big part of the Liberals’ campaign: “We will legalize, regulate, and restrict access to marijuana. Canada’s current system of marijuana prohibition

  • “People-Powered” coalition to replace Mayor Ed Lee

    “People-Powered” coalition to replace Mayor Ed Lee

    Coalition name: “Vote 1-2-3 to Replace Ed Lee” by Christopher D. Cook People Power Media You wouldn’t know it from the local media’s electoral coverage, but there are in fact 21 San Franciscans challenging Mayor Ed Lee, whose incumbency and tech-funded war chest have scared away more established contenders. Three self-declared “people powered” candidates –

  • Indigenous migrants  demand change in the fields

    Indigenous migrants demand change in the fields

    From Baja California to Washington State photo and story by David Bacon When thousands of indigenous farm workers went on strike in the San Quintin Valley of Baja California on March 16, their voices were not just heard in the streets of the farm towns along this peninsula in northern Mexico. Two years earlier, migrants

  • The people in the tents say yes

    The people in the tents say yes

    Story and photo by David Bacon When Ruben Beas says he’s been living in a tent in a public park for five years, anyone might wonder why, especially since he says he’s not homeless, but staying there as a matter of principle. “I will not leave,” he declares. “This park belongs to the people of

  • Native student and family disappointed

    Native student and family disappointed

    They met with university president re native genocide by Vincent Schilling One week after 19-year-old Native American student Chiitaanibah Johnson of California State University, Sacramento says she was disenrolled from her U.S. History class for disagreeing with her professor over the existence of Native American genocide, Johnson and her family met with Sacramento State President

  • A resistance dance for the Zapotecas in México

    A resistance dance for the Zapotecas in México

    by David Bacon The Spaniards conquered the Zapotecs of the central valleys of Oaxaca, Mexico, almost 500 years ago, in an earth-shattering series of events. It changed everything in the lives of the conquered. So many died that many indigenous peoples came close to disappearing; some estimates hold that the indigenous population of the Americas

  • History professor denies Native genocide

    History professor denies Native genocide

    Native student disagreed, then says professor expelled her from course by Vincent Schilling ICTMN A Cal State Sacramento University professor who allegedly told his United States History class he did not like the term ‘genocide’ in relation to Native Americans in history, told a Native American student who disagreed with him that she was disenrolled