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“We want an urban development that is viable, that is for everybody, that is legal.” The story of Tepuxtepec and Toluca.

Posted by in Community Rights, Mexico on 5th December, 2010 | No Comments

Tepuxtepec 008Global Exchange volunteer Ryan Van Lenning writes from the second half of day 1 of the caravan that departed Jalisco state from El Salto on Nov 28 (late posting due to limited internet access). Caravan participants learned of the SME (Mexican Electrical Workers union) workers’ struggles in Tepuxtepec and rallied in Toluca with residents who are fighting the proposed construction of a Super Via (highway).
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The Ground Swells – Thousands Join the ‘International March For Life and Social and Environmental Justice’

Posted by in World News & Events on 30th November, 2010 | No Comments

DSCN1072The first leg(s) of the Via Campesina caravans are over – the three delegations arrived from Guadalajara, San Luis Potosi and Acapulco. Two thousand, five hundred join the International March For Life and Social and Environmental Justice and march through Mexico City.
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Zapata Vive! – La Lucha Sigue!

Posted by in Community Rights, Mexico, World News & Events on 29th November, 2010 | 3 Comments

DSCN1045On the second day of the Via Campesina caravan from Acapulco to Mexico City, we hear from the community of Alpuyeca and march through the streets of Cuernavaca.
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Via Campesina COP16 Caravan Makes a Protest Pit Stop

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Mexico, World News & Events on 29th November, 2010 | 3 Comments

Marchers in MoreliaOn the road to COP 16, La Via Campesina caravan delegation member Irene Florez reports: Traveling with the Via Campesina caravan from Guadalajara to Cancun, our delegation is now picking up about 20 additional climate activists at every stop. Converging through rallies, marches, and civil disobedience actions, the Via Campesina caravan members are meeting with allies in various towns and cities and alerting local populations about the Cancun summit, picking additional passengers up along the way.
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