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

Mexico: teachers strike against education reform

The CNTE teachers’ union called a 48-hour strike in southeastern Mexico, paralyzing traffic for hours in the states of Chiapas and Oaxaca. CNTE, or Coordinadora Nacional de Trabajadores de la Educación, is a teachers’ union in Mexico founded in 1979 as alternative to the mainstream Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de la Educación (SNTE) by teachers

Mexico: State steps up pressure on autonomous Oaxaca groups

It appears that Alejandro Avilés, secretary general of Oaxaca State, Mexico, is once again trying to undermine autonomous indigenous organising in the region, as he rushed in troops to back up the new bully-boy president-elect of Santiago Xanica, Ricardo Luría. The latest crackdown, according to the Council of Autonomous Oaxacan Organizations (COOA), saw three convoys of the Mexican Army sent

Mexico: 50 anarchist groups “at war” with State and capital

This translated article by investigative magazine Contralinea, originally submitted to US anarchist site It’s Going Down, looks at the rise of insurrectionist anarchism in Mexico over the last few years. All footnotes by the translator. In Mexico there is an ongoing anarchist insurrection with 50 groups and cells at war with the State and capital. The seriousness