Mexico: anarchist political prisoner begins hunger strike

Last Friday Miguel Angel Peralta Betanzos, an anarchist political prisoner from Oaxaca, has decided to begin hunger strike. Peralta, who prior to his arrest was an anthropology student, is one of the 7 indigenous members of the Community Assembly of Eloxochitlán de Flores Magón, a Mazatec community in Oaxaca, who are imprisoned in different prisons

Indigenous communities across Mexico boycott elections

Many indigenous communities across Mexico refrained from voting in today’s national elections. Some have banned the electoral process in their territories. They protest a political system that excludes and exploits  them, and threatens their interests. The Wixarika people of San Sebastian Teponahuaxtlan, who take part in the boycott, installed checkpoints around their territory in order