We walk together with you!

Miguel Ángel Peralta Betanzos Last April 30, Miguel Ángel Peralta, a member of the Community Assembly of Eloxochitlán de Flores Magón, Oaxaca, was arrested at his workplace in Mexico City by plainclothes agents without an arrest warrant. He was held incommunicado for 20 hours before being presented at the Tlaxiaco prison in the state of Oaxaca. On the ride down, he was beaten and threatened.

Since 2010, Miguel has struggled alongside other members of the Community Assembly against the imposition of the illegitimate Mayor Manuel Zepeda Cortes, who rejected the council members elected according to traditions and customs and set up his own government, bringing a reign of terror, plunder and injustice to Eloxochitlan.

On August 10 2012, Miguel’s father Pedro Peralta was kidnapped, tortured, seriously wounded and locked up in the Cuicatlán prison, where he is still held as a political prisoner for having struggled against the tyranny of the Zepeda Cortés regime.

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Ayotzinapa: Learn in order to teach

Débora Poo Soto / http://bit.ly/1x5UZHs

Débora Poo Soto / http://bit.ly/1x5UZHs

[Spanish original]
May 15, 2015
By Débora Poo Soto
Translated by Scott Campbell

Ayotzinapa is…

For some; everything, their only option, their best chance, a house, a family, is learning:

They give you, what, food, a bedroom – that’s the room to rest in – the three meals, so for me it means: this Normal [teaching college] is everything. Here there is everything, I have everything […]

They teach you to be humble, here they teach you what is…more than anything the humility to talk with the people, to be sensitive, to respect them, since in this normal they teach you what values are, they teach us to live together with the people and also here they really instill in us to work with the people, with poor people, peasants […].*

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The Freddie Gray Rebellion – Baltimore, Maryland, USA – April 2015

Rival Baltimore gangs, the Bloods and the Crips came to a truce in order to confront police brutality in the wake of the police murder of Freddie Gray.

Rival Baltimore gangs, the Bloods and the Crips came to a truce in order to confront police brutality in the wake of the police murder of Freddie Gray.

by Simón Sedillo

I was just in Baltimore by chance. I was headed to DC to go to the School of the America’s Watch (SOAW.ORG) week of action in Washington DC. I landed at National Airport on sunday April 19th, 2015. The day Freddie Gray died. As I landed, I googled “Police Brutality Washington DC April, 2015 because you know, that shit is happening everyday everywhere you go.

There were of course some stories, but then I remembered Baltimore. Baltimore has always been on my top ten places in the USA most likely to pop the fuck off. Baltimore, like Detroit, like Philly, like Oakland, like Providence, like Newark, like Willimantic, like Kansas City, like Ferguson like so many places in the USA are ticking time bombs. These are the places that expose the lie of the melting pot for what it is, an unattended pressure cooker waiting to well, pop the fuck off.

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Activist Hip Hop for Ayotzinapa

Rap in Atliaca

Rap in Atliaca

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The night of the 2015 spring equinox, two buses set out from Mexico City for the Ayotzinapa teacher training school. Aboard were MCs, DJs, Bboys, graffiti artists, muralists and silk screeners of the People’s Assembly of Activist Hip Hop. All were on the way to participate in an event organized with strong support of the organized teachers of Tixtla, Guerrero. Some had been in Ayotzinapa before, and others wanted to get to know the people in struggle there.

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Cherán K’eri: Political parties are dead to us in this town

Cheran TV By Niñx Salvaje

In April of this year, the Purépecha municipality of Cherán K’eri, Michoacán is celebrating four years of its uprising to end the presence of organized crime in its territory. Following the uprising, indigenous women and men not only managed to throw out to the narco cartel, but also expelled all authorities (police, local government and political parties) that supported the illegal activities in the community. They decided to retake their traditional forms of self government to start a long process of building their autonomy. A few months back they inaugurated a new weapon to continue defending their traditions and reaffirm their rejection of the institutional political method: a communal television.

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