40,000 Zapatistas March peacefully on Five Chiapas Cities

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN Tim Russo reported in Upside Down World that 40,000 indigenous people marched to five cities in the Mexican state of Chiapas on December 21, 2012. They marched in the unseasonable rain, masked and unarmed, out of the jungles, in silence. They occupied the city squares of San Cristóbal de las Casas, Ocosingo, …

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A Mexican Spring begins to blossom

Student protesters in Mexico City holding signs, "Estudiantes Informados Jamás Manipulados #YOSOY132"

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN(?) In Mexico City’s daily life — in the shops, taxicabs, cafes and lines waiting for the bus — one could hear conversations between people of all ages saying that Enrique Peña Nieto would, without a doubt, win the presidential elections. “Either something huge will happen,” a taxi driver told me, “or he …

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