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Colima State Government Moves from Indifference to Repression, Marcos Is Told

Fishermen and Women Fight to Stop Construction of Natural Gas Plant

By Hermann Bellinghausen
La Jornada

en español... De la indiferencia, el gobierno de Colima pasó a la represión, exponen a Marcos
in italiano... Il governo di Colima è passato dall'indifferenza alla repressione

April 1, 2006


In the First Conflict of His Administration, Evo Morales Represses Social Fighter Oscar Olivera

To Defend Bolivia’s National Airline, Olivera Supports Workers in Runway Blockades

By Luis A. Gómez
Reporting from La Paz, Bolivia

en español... Evo Morales reprime a Oscar Olivera en el primer conflicto social durante su gobierno

March 31, 2006


ICE Memos Reveal Ongoing Problems with Informants, Undercover Ops

Juárez “House of Death” Just One of Many Cases of Customs’ Dishonesty and Graft

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

March 30, 2006


Hey Man! There’s Only One Way to Learn the Truth. You Gotta Keep Trying

A Letter from Oaxaca, Mexico

By George Salzman

March 30, 2006


When Even Water is Not a Human Right

…and Indian Peoples Have Even Fewer Rights Than the Rest of Us

By John Ross
Counterpunch

in italiano... Quando anche l’acqua non è un Diritto Umano

March 29, 2006


Reading the Zapatista “Other Campaign” Via the Internet: Part I - Guanajuato

The Commercial Media Ignores a Major News Story as Subcomandante Marcos Puts Capitalism on Trial

By Al Giordano
The Other Journalism with the Other Campaign in Mexico

en español... Leyendo “La Otra Campaña” Zapatista vía Internet: Parte I- Guanajuato
in italiano... Leggendo in Internet “L’Altra Campagna” Zapatista: Parte I- Guanajuato

March 29, 2006


A Laughable U.S. “Victory” in the Drug War

Familiar Names Behind Last Week’s “Indictment” of Colombian FARC Rebels

By Dan Feder
Via The Narcosphere

March 29, 2006


Narco News: “Browser can’t find server”

Without You, Narco News Will Become a Lost Link in the Struggle

By Bill Conroy

March 29, 2006


Maquila Violence in Mexico

The Other Campaign at Mexico’s Internal Border

By John Gibler
ZNet

March 28, 2006


2006 Spring Offensive: Narco News Is “Going For Broke”

We Will Change Journalism in América Again, Or We Will Cease to Publish

By Al Giordano
Founder, Narco News

March 28, 2006


“Other Loves” in the “Other Campaign”

Oaxaca’s Queer Community Looks for Common Ground with the Latest Phase of Zapatista Struggle

By Mark Swier
The Ricardo Flores Magón Brigade, Reporting for Narco News

March 24, 2006


U.S. Elevates River-Combat Role in Colombian “Counter Narco-Terrorist” Ops

Navy Looks to Send Armored Boats as Army, Marines Award Private Contract for “Riverine” Combat Training

By Stephen Peacock
Via The Narcosphere

March 23, 2006


The World Water Forum: A Dispute Over Life

A Massive Demonstration and Alternative Forums in Mexico City as Big Business Plans the Privatization of the Planet’s Water

By Juan Trujillo
Reporting from Mexico City

en español... Foro Mundial del Agua, una disputa por la vida

March 23, 2006


Video Newsreel: Prisoners of “Democracy”

At the Ixcotel Jail, Marcos Makes Freedom for Mexico’s Political Prisoners a Top Priority for the “Other Campaign”

By The Other Journalism with the Other Campaign
Watch it in the Salón Chingón Screening Room

en español... Video noticiero: Los presos de la “democracia”

March 22, 2006


Alleged Former Paramilitary Fighter Named Military Commander

General Believed to Have Once Been Member of Right-Wing Terrorist Group Now Heads Colombia’s Armed Forces

By Sean Donahue
Via The Narcosphere

March 22, 2006


DEA, FBI, CIA Informant Weighs In on U.S. Law Enforcement Corruption in Colombia

Baruch Vega: Narcos, Colombian Police, DEA and U.S. Customs Collaborate in a “Devil’s Cartel”: Baruch Vega

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

en español... Informante da su perspectiva sobre la corrupción de las entidades de seguridad estadounidenses en Colombia

March 19, 2006


Letters to the Other Campaign from Oaxaca’s Political Prisoners

Written for the Day of Action Against Police Brutality

By Oaxacan Political Prisoners
Oaxaca Zapatista Network

en español... Cartas a la Otra Campaña de los presos políticos oaxaqueños
in italiano... Lettere al’Altra Campagna dai prigionieri politici oaxaqueñi

March 16, 2006


Only You, the Readers, Can Keep Narco News and the Other Journalism Running at Full Power

Show Your Support and Donate to the Fund for Authentic Journalism

By Benjamin Melançon

March 16, 2006


Oaxaca State Police Arrest Nicanor Salud Rasgado of the Other Campaign in San Blas Atempa… Again

This Time, on the 14-Month-Old Arrest Warrant that Still Hangs Over the Heads of 72 Other Citizens

By Al Giordano
The Other Journalism with the Other Campaign in Mexico

en español... La policía estatal de Oaxaca arresta a Nicanor Salud Rasgado de la Otra Campaña en San Blas Atempa… de nuevo
in italiano... Lo Stato di Polizia di Oaxaca arresta Nicanor Salud Rasgado, membro dell'Altra Campagna in San Blas Atempa

March 15, 2006


Dallas Morning News Is All Hat, No Cattle in House of Death Story

The Commercial Daily Scolds Congress for Inaction, but Did Nothing for a Year as New Facts Kept Coming to Light in Juárez Mass Murder

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

March 15, 2006


Dillon, Read & Co. Inc. and the Aristocracy of Prison Profits: Part VI

A Financial Coup d’État, the Role of Private Banking, and Closing Thoughts

By Catherine Austin Fitts
A Six-Part Series for The Narco News Bulletin

March 14, 2006


San Blas Atempa to Defy Threats by Oaxaca State Government with a Protest on Tuesday

A March from Prison to the Occupied City Hall on the International Day(s) of Protest Against Police Brutality

By Al Giordano
The Other Journalism with the Other Campaign in Oaxaca

en español... San Blas Atempa desafía amenazas del gobierno del estado de Oaxaca con una protesta este martes
in italiano... San Blas Atempa sfida le minacce del governo dello stato di Oaxaca con una marcia di protesta questo martedì

March 13, 2006


Dillon, Read & Co. Inc. and the Aristocracy of Prison Profits: Part V

HUD and DOJ Begin All-Out Legal War and “Enforcement Terrorism” to Destroy the Author’s Company, and Dillon Read Cashes Out on Cornell Corrections

By Catherine Austin Fitts
A Six-Part Series for The Narco News Bulletin

March 13, 2006


The Zapatistas Join Querétaro’s Struggle to Defend its Water

Marcos Proposes That Adherents to the Other Campaign Form Brigades to Man the Encampment at El Batán and Stop the Drilling of Industrial Wells

By Bertha Rodríguez Santos
The Other Journalism with the Other Campaign in Querértaro

en español... Los zapatistas se suman a la lucha en defensa del agua en Querétaro
en français... Les zapatistes se joignent à la lutte en défense de l’eau dans le Querétaro
in italiano... Gli zapatisti si uniscono alla lotta in difesa dell’acqua in Querétaro

March 12, 2006


EZLN Denounces Oaxaca Violence

Zapatista Supporters Fired On in the Town of Santiago Cuixtla; Two Are Seriously Injured

By Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos
Zapatista Army of National Liberation

en español... Denuncia el EZLN represión en Oaxaca
in italiano... L’EZLN denuncia la repressione in Oaxaca

March 11, 2006


Oaxaca Under State of Repression

After the Subcomandante Marcos’ Visit, PRI and State Government Attack Communities that Support the “Other Campaign”

By James Daria and Dul Santamaria
The Ricardo Flores Magón Brigade, Reporting for Narco News

en español... Oaxaca en estado de represión

March 10, 2006


Cambio Magazine Reveals “The Price of Justice”

Rightwing Narco’s Family Paid $83 Million to the U.S. to Avoid Prosecution

By Dan Feder
Via The Narcosphere

en español... Revista Cambio revela “el precio de la justicia”

March 9, 2006


Marcos in Querétaro: We Are Going to “Jump Over to the United States, to Talk to the Mexicans on the Other Side”

The Zapatista Heart No Longer Fits in the Mountains of the Mexican Southeast, So it Tours the Country and Could Even Cross Borders, Says “Delegate Zero”

By Bertha Rodríguez Santos
The Other Journalism with the Other Campaign in Querétaro

en español... Marcos en Querétaro: Vamos a “brincar a Estados Unidos, a hablar con los mexicanos y mexicanas que están del otro lado”
in italiano... Marcos in Queretaro: “Salteremo dentro gli Stati Uniti a parlare con i messicani e le messicane che stanno dall'altra parte”

March 8, 2006


In Querétaro, the Zapatista “Other Campaign” Picks Up the Hammer of the Urban Worker

After Hearing Testimony in Eleven Mexican States, Subcomandante Marcos Sees “A National Uprising” to Come

By Al Giordano
The Other Journalism with the Other Campaign in Querétaro

en español... En Querétaro, la “Otra Campaña” zapatista levanta el martillo del trabajador urbano
in italiano... In Queretaro, L’Altra Campagna zapatista impugna il martello dell’operaio urbano

March 8, 2006


In The Wake of the “Other Campaign”: Because We Are All Prisoners

After Zapatista Subcomandante Marcos’ Visit to the State, Oaxaca’s Social Movements Struggle for Unity

By Nancy Davies
The Other Journalism with the Other Campaign in Oaxaca

March 8, 2006


The Drug War Marches On in Bolivia

Bolivian Task Force To Get U.S. Aviation Advisor for Interdiction, Crop Eradication

By Stephen Peacock
Via The Narcosphere

March 7, 2006


Dillon, Read & Co. Inc. and the Aristocracy of Prison Profits: Part IV

The Clinton Years: Progressives for Private Prisons, HUD’s Corrupt Role in Centralizing Debt and Corporate Dirty Tricks

By Catherine Austin Fitts
A Six-Part Series for The Narco News Bulletin

March 7, 2006


The Other Campaign in Farsi

Texts, Communiqués and Articles Translated by the Social Movements in Iran

en español... La Otra Campaña en farsi

March 7, 2006


Marcos: The Government Is a Middleman, Selling Off the Country to the Capitalists that Want Everything

Instead of Looking Up Above, We Must Look Inside Ourselves, Says Delegate Zero to Campesinos and Indigenous in Querétaro

By Bertha Rodríguez Santos
The Other Journalism with the Other Campaign in Querétero

en español... “El gobierno es un coyote que está malvendiendo el país a los capitalistas que lo quieren todo”: Marcos
in italiano... Marcos: “Il governo è un coyote che sta svendendo il paese ai capitalisti che lo vogliono tutto”

March 6, 2006


Bogotá DEA Corruption Allegations Intersect with Covert FBI, CIA Activity in Colombia

New Document Unravels More Mysteries in Kent Memo; Narco-Trafficker, Informant Drop the Dime on Suspected DEA Foul Play

By Bill Conroy
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

March 6, 2006


Dallas Morning News Breathlessly Reports “House of Death” Drug-War Script

The Commercial Daily Takes Credit for Information Broken by Narco News, and Ignores Cover-Up of Government-Sanctioned Mass Murder in Ciudad Juárez

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

March 5, 2006


Dámaso Villanueva, Political Prisoner in Chiapas, Released

Without Evidence Against Him and Faced with a Massive Mobilization of Support, the Authorities Had to Let the “Other Campaign” Promoter Go

By Dan Feder
Via The Narcosphere

en español... Hoy liberaron al preso político Dámaso Villanueva en Chiapas
in italiano... Dàmaso oggi è stato liberato

March 4, 2006


Notes from the Other Oaxaca

The Other Campaign calls for a national movement to free prisoners of conscience

By John Gibler
ZNet

March 4, 2006


Dillon, Read & Co. Inc. and the Aristocracy of Prison Profits: Part III

Graft Makes HUD Under George H.W. Bush “A Sewer”; also, as Dillon Read Goes Into Business with Cornell Corrections, the Prison Contractor’s Dirty Secrets Begin to Come to Light

By Catherine Austin Fitts
A Six-Part Series for The Narco News Bulletin

March 3, 2006


Surrounded by 800 Heavily Armed Police Agents, San Blas Atempa, Oaxaca, Refuses to Surrender

The Autonomous Government Was Violently Expelled on Wednesday, but the “Official” Government Has Not Yet Returned to City Hall

By Al Giordano and Bertha Rodríguez Santos
The Other Journalism with the Other Campaign in San Blas Atempa, Oaxaca

en español... Rodeados por 800 policías fuertemente armados, San Blas Atempa, Oaxaca, se niega a rendirse
in italiano... Circondato da 800 poliziotti fortemente armati, San Blas Atempa, Oaxaca, rifiuta di arrendersi

March 2, 2006


Police Retake Oaxaca Town Hall Occupied Since January 2005

Autonomous Municipality of San Blas Atempa, Center of Support for the Zapatista Other Campaign, Under Attack

By Hiram Moreno
La Jornada

en español... Recuperan policías alcaldía tomada en 2005 en Oaxaca
auf Deutsch... Polizeiliche Wiedereinnahme des Oaxaca Rathauses, welches seit Jan. 2006 besetzt war
in italiano... I poliziotti recuperano un municipio occupato nel 2005 in Oaxaca

March 2, 2006


Urgent Communiqué from San Blas Atempa, Oaxaca

The Other Journalism Is in San Blas Right Now, with the People…

By the Popular Autonomous Town Council

en español... Comunicado urgente de San Blas Atempa, Oaxaca
auf Deutsch... Dringendes Communiqué aus San Blás, Oaxaca
en français... Communiqué urgent de San Blas Atempa, Oaxaca
in italiano... Comunicato urgente di San Blas Atempa, Oaxaca

March 1, 2006


Dillon, Read & Co. Inc. and the Aristocracy of Prison Profits: Part II

Narco Dollars in Mena and LA, Insider Deals at Dillon Read and Massive Mortgage Fraud in HUD related to Iran-Contra

By Catherine Austin Fitts
A Six-Part Series for The Narco News Bulletin

March 1, 2006


One Year with Suez: ¡Fuera! (Out!)

The Water in El Alto and Who Owns It

By Maria Corcorran and Lindsay Katona
Watch it in the Salón Chingón Screening Room

en español... Un año con Suez: ¡Fuera!

February 28, 2006


Bolivia’s Political Moment, Part II: Contradictions in Response to Viceroy Greenlee

Morales Administration Plays Along with Ambassador’s Denial of Human Rights Abuses in the Chapare, but History Says Otherwise

By Luis A. Gómez
Via The Narcosphere

en español... Momento en Bolivia II: Contradicciones frente al Virrey Greenlee

February 28, 2006


“Support and Solidarity with Narco News So That It May Keep Living, Narrating and Examining”

A Letter from Journalist and Historian Adolfo Gilly to Luis A. Gómez

By Adolfo Gilly

en español... “Apoyo y solidaridad con Narco News para que siga viviendo, narrando e interpelando”

February 28, 2006


Dillon, Read & Co. Inc. and the Aristocracy of Prison Profits: Part I

Inside the Financial World, Government Agencies and their Private Contractors Lies a Hidden System of Money Laundering, Drug Trafficking and Rigged Stock Market Riches

By Catherine Austin Fitts
A Six-Part Series for The Narco News Bulletin

February 27, 2006


Dámaso Villanueva: “I will not pay bail because I am not guilty”

Political Prisoner in San Cristóbal, Chiapas, Ready to Prove His Innocence

By Al Giordano
Via The Narcosphere

en español... Dámaso Villanueva: “No voy a pagar fianza porque no soy culpable”
in italiano... Dámaso Villanueva: “Non voglio pagare la cauzione perché non sono colpevole”

February 27, 2006


“Repression Will Not Stop the Other Campaign”

Responding to Arrest in Chiapas, Campaign Participants Denounce Nation-Wide Rise in Acts of Intimidation and Political Persecution

By Bertha Rodríguez Santos
The Other Journalism with the Other Campaign in Chiapas

en español... “La represión no detendrá La Otra Campaña”
in italiano... “La repressione non fermerà L'Altra Campagna”

February 25, 2006


Dámaso Villanueva Arrested Friday at the Zapatista Information Booth in San Cristóbal, Chiapas

Known to Travelers Throughout the World Who Visit the City Square, He Is the Latest Political Prisoner in the Other Campaign

By Al Giordano
The Other Journalism with the Other Campaign in Chiapas

en español... Dámaso Villanueva fue arrestado el viernes en la caseta de información zapatista en San Cristóbal, Chiapas
in italiano... Dámaso Villanueva è stato arrestato venerdì al banchetto informativo zapatista in San Cristóbal de Las Casas

February 24, 2006


Bolivia’s Political Moment, Part I: Leonilda Zurita’s Visa

Accused of “Terrorism,” The Senator and Coca Growers’ Leader is Refused Entrance to the U.S.

By Luis A. Gómez
Reporting from La Paz

en español... Momento en Bolivia I: la visa de Leonilda Zurita

February 24, 2006


Indigenous Resident of San Blas, Oaxaca Arrested, but His People Win His Release

Nicanor Salud Rasgado Spent a Few Hours as a Political Prisoner, but a Spontaneous Demonstration Freed Him on February 19

By Luis A. Gómez
Via The Narcosphere

en español... Arrestan a un indígena en San Blas, Oaxaca, y su gente lo libera
in italiano... Arrestano un indigeno a San Blas, Oaxaca, ma la sua gente lo libera

February 23, 2006


New Documents Shed More Light on Alleged DEA Corruption in Colombia

Names of Two of the Whistleblowers in the “Kent Memo” Are Revealed; DEA’s Former Bogotá Chief May Be Involved in Cover-Up

By Bill Conroy
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Nuevo documento deja entrever más luz sobre supuesta corrupción en la DEA en Colombia

February 22, 2006


The Reality for Mexicans Who Cross the Border

Dreams Fuel Thousands Who Work in the United States

By Bertha Rodríguez Santos
The Other Journalism with the Other Campaign Reporting from the Other Side

en español... La realidad para mexicanos y mexicanas que cruzan la frontera
in italiano... La realtà per i messicani e le messicane che attraversano la frontiera

February 21, 2006


Former Braceros and Zapatistas Unite to End the System that Beats Them Down

In Stories of Migration to the US, a History of Slavery

By Bertha Rodríguez Santos
The Other Journalism with the Other Campaign, Reporting from Tlaxcala

en español... Ex braceros y zapatistas unidos para acabar con el sistema que los desprecia
in italiano... Ex braceros e zapatisti uniti per abbattere il sistema che li disprezza

February 21, 2006


Subcomandante Marcos Invites the Braceros to Go with Him to Meet Mexicans that Live and Work In the United States

Gatherings Set for June in Tijuana and Juárez: “The Other Campaign Is also on the Other Side”

By Al Giordano
The Other Journalism with the Other Campaign, Reporting from Tlaxcala

en español... El Subcomandante Marcos invita a los braceros a ir con él a conocer a los mexicanos que viven y trabajan en Estados Unidos
in italiano... Il Subcomandante Marcos invita i “braceros” ad andare con lui a conoscere i messicani che vivono e lavorano negli Stati Uniti

February 20, 2006


Video Newsreel: Subcomandante Marcos Goes to Jail

A Visit to the Political Prisoners of San Blas, Oaxaca

By The Other Journalism with the Other Campaign
Watch it in the Salón Chingón Screening Room

en español... Video noticiero: Subcomandante Marcos va a la cárcel

February 20, 2006



Get In On the Action: It Will Add Meaning and Happiness to Your Life

Help Narco News and the “Other Journalism” Continue to Report on the Zapatistas’ Other Campaign

By Stan Gotlieb
RealOaxaca.com

en español... Entren en acción: dará sentido y felicidad a sus vidas
in italiano... Entrate in azione: darà senso e felicità alla vostra vita

February 20, 2006


How Big is the World?

A New Communiqué from the “Other” Puebla… and a Surprise Visit from Durito

By Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos
Zapatista Army of National Liberation – Sixth Commission

en español... ¿Qué tan grande es el mundo?
en français... Le monde est grand comment ?
in italiano... Quanto è grande il mondo?

February 20, 2006


Who's Not Listening?

the LA Times' Zapatista Coverage in Mexico and the Failure of Political Imagination

By John Gibler
Znet

February 17, 2006


Haiti and Venezuela in the NED’s Sights

National Endowment for Democracy Document Reveals Grants for 2005-2006

By Anthony Fenton
Via The Narcosphere

February 15, 2006


Communiqué to Clarify the Lies About Our Trip Through Oaxaca

By Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos
Zapatista Army of National Liberation

en español... Comunicado para aclarar las mentiras sobre nuestro paso por Oaxaca
in italiano... Comunicato per chiarire le menzogne al nostro passaggio per Oaxaca

February 14, 2006


In Colombia, Too, They’re Saying: Narco News Is Needed More Than Ever

And We Need Your Support and Participation More Than Ever to Continue this Important Work

By Dan Feder
Managing Editor, Narco News

February 14, 2006


Communist Participation in the Zapatista Rainbow

“The Other Campaign Will Not End Until Capitalism Ends”

By Blanco Cabrera and Rafael Castañeda Pineda
The Party of Mexican Communists

en español... La participación comunista en el arcoiris zapatista

February 13, 2006


Marcos: Mexico’s Workers Must Come Together to Form “One Big Union”

The Combative Oaxaca Teachers’ Union Welcomes and Pledges to Support the “Other Campaign”

By Nancy Davies
The Other Journalism With The Other Campaign in Oaxaca

February 10, 2006


No Surrender…

The Political Prisoners of Ixcotél Join “The Other Campaign”

By RJ Maccani
The Ricardo Flores Magón Brigade, Reporting for Narco News

en español... Sin rendición…
auf Deutsch... Sie geben nicht auf
en français... Sans reddition…
in italiano... Senza resa…

February 10, 2006


“We Are Trying to Construct Something Different, Something New: A New Way of Doing Journalism”

But for the Work That We Do, Words of Support Are Not Enough

By Teo Ballvé
The Other Journalism With The Other Campaign

February 9, 2006


Don Marcos of La Selva vs. the Mega-Windmill of Capitalism

Confronting the Greedy Grabbers that Covet Oaxaca’s Isthmus of Tehuantepec

By Al Giordano
The Other Journalism with the Other Campaign in Oaxaca

en español... Don Marcos de la Selva contra los megamolinos del capitalismo
in italiano... Marcos della Selva contro i megamulini del capitalismo

February 9, 2006


The Spirit of Ricardo Flores Magón Lives On in Cesar Martínez and His Newspaper, El Cortamortaja

Authentic Journalism Finds a Friend in Jalapa del Marques, Oaxaca

By Al Giordano
The Other Journalism With the Other Campaign in Oaxaca

en español... El espíritu de Ricardo Flores Magón sigue en Cesar Martínez y su periódico, El Cortamortaja
in italiano... Lo spirito di Ricardo Flores Magón vive a Cesar Martínez nel suo giornale: El Cortamortaja

February 9, 2006


Community Radio in Oaxaca Spreads the Other Campaign to the Four Winds

Across the State, Stations are Giving an Example for Popular, Alternative Media, but Must Fight to Survive

By James Daria and Dul Santamaria
The Ricardo Flores Magón Brigade, Reporting for Narco News

en español... Las radios comunitarias en Oaxaca
in italiano... Le radio comunitarie in Oaxaca

February 9, 2006


Subcomandante Marcos Apologizes to the Basque People

“We will see each other when this world all the people who fight for their liberation find it where they have to find it: below and to the left”

By Subcomandante Marcos
Radio Insurgente

en español... El Subcomandante Marcos se disculpa con el pueblo vasco
in italiano... Il Subcomandante Marcos si scusa con il popolo basco

February 9, 2006


The Politics of Listening

In the Other Campaign, the Idea of the Candidate Who Has All the Solutions Is Turned Inside Out

By John Gibler
ZNet

February 8, 2006


Other Campaign Volunteer Imprisoned for Distributing Leaflets in Santiago Xanica

The Case of Our Compañeros Sergio Ramírez, Cesar Ruiz and Leoncio Cruz in Oaxaca Shows the World that Mexico Is Still a Dictatorship

By James Daria and Dul Santamaria
The Ricardo Flores Magón Brigade, Reporting for Narco News

en español... Voluntario de la Otra Campaña encarcelado por distribuir volantes en Santiago Xanica
in italiano... Volontario dell'Altra Campagna arrestato per aver distribuito volantini a Santiago Xanica

February 8, 2006


Haitian People Turn Out in Force for Democracy

A Lie Exposed: Candidates that Supported 2004 Coup Have Small Minority Support

By Benjamin Melançon
Via The Narcosphere

February 8, 2006


Haiti Pre-Election Update

Popular Candidate and Aristide Ally René Préval Poised to Win, but Many Question Voting Conditions Under Coup Regime

By Benjamin Melançon
Via The Narcosphere

February 7, 2006


Haiti: Democracy in Check

Seven Video Reports Produced for Telesur

By Reed Lindsay
Now Screening in Salón Chingón

en español... Haití: Democracia en Jaque

February 7, 2006


FOIAs Show U.S. Republican Groups Funding Anti-Lavalas “Socialist” Coalition to Divide Haitian Left

$3 Million USAID/UN Program to “Even the Playing Field” Also Revealed

By Jeb Sprague
Free Haiti Blog

February 7, 2006


Business as Usual: NSA Buying Information from AP and Reuters

Letter Obtained through FOIA Reveals Existence of Contracts Between Spy Agency and Newswire Services

By Jeremy Bigwood
Via The Narcosphere

February 6, 2006


You Are Not Alone…

…That is the Message of The Other Campaign, Direct from Tuxtepec

By Daniela Lima and RJ Maccani
The Ricardo Flores Magón Brigade, Reporting for Narco News

en español... No están solos…
em português... Você não está sozinho…
en français... Vous n’êtes pas seuls…
in italiano... Non siete soli…

February 6, 2006


Ya Basta (“Enough Already”) in San Blas, Oaxaca

A Citizenry Took a City Hall by Storm… Thirteen Months Later, Zapatista Subcomandante Marcos to Visit the Still-Occupied Government Palace

By Michael Kummer
The Other Journalism with the Other Campaign in Oaxaca, México

en español... Ya Basta en San Blas, Oaxaca
auf Deutsch... San Blas, Oaxaca, sagt „Ya basta!“
en français... Ya Basta à San Blas, Oaxaca
in italiano... Ya Basta in San Blas, Oaxaca

February 6, 2006


San Blas: A Model for Undoing the Authoritarian Political Model in Oaxaca, Mexico, and the World

A Communiqué of Autonomy in Action

By Popular Autonomous Town Council
And the Civil Resistance of San Blas Atempa, Oaxaca

en español... San Blas: Modelo por Deshacer el Sistema Caciquil de Oaxaca, México y el Mundo
in italiano... San Blas: Modello per Disfare il Sistema Caciquil di Oaxaca, del Messico e del Mondo

February 6, 2006


The Social Movements Need Narco News, and Narco News Needs Your Help

A Letter from Social Leader Oscar Olivera in Cochabamba, Bolivia

By Oscar Olivera Foronda

en español... Los movimientos sociales necesitan Narco News, y Narco News necesita tu ayuda
auf Deutsch... Diese Soziale Bewegung braucht Narco News, und Narco News braucht eure Hilfe

February 6, 2006


IMAGE: Sutton House of Death

The House of Death and the Culture of Cover-Up in the U.S. Government

A DEA Whistleblower Goes On the Air to Speak About Juárez Murders While a Young New Customs Chief Arrives Amid Charges of Cronyism

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

February 6, 2006


“This System is Going to Collapse Soon,” Warns Marcos

There Is a Great Effervescence of Social Movements That See Nothing for Them Up Above

By Hermann Bellinghausen
Reporting for La Jornada

en español... Este sistema se va a caer pronto, advierte Marcos
en français... Ce système va bientôt s’écrouler, prévient Marcos
in italiano... Questo sistema cadra' presto, avverte Marcos

February 5, 2006


“Let Us Be Your Eyes and Ears in Mexico”

A Letter from Videographer Sarahy Flores Sosa

By Sarahy Flores Sosa
The Other Journalism With The Other Campaign

en español... Iris de Recopilación
in italiano... Iride di Riepilogo

February 2, 2006


“Every Dollar Is Stretched as Far as Possible”

Our Inside View of the Narco News Road Team in Mexico

By Ellen and James Fields
Yucatán Living

en español... “Cada dólar es estirado lo más posible”
in italiano... “Ogni dollaro è fatto durare il più possibile”

February 1, 2006


The Other Campaign is Growing in Oaxaca

Mexico’s Majority Indigenous State on the Verge of Subcomandante Marcos’ Arrival

By James Daria, RJ Maccani, Daniela Lima and Dul Santamaria
The Ricardo Flores Magón Brigade, Reporting for Narco News

en español... La Otra Campaña se construye en Oaxaca
em português... A “Outra Campanha” está sendo difundida em Oaxaca
auf Deutsch... Die andere Kampagne wächst in Oaxaca
en français... L’Autre Campagne se construit dans le Oaxaca
in italiano... L'Altra Campagna si costruisce in Oaxaca

January 31, 2006


The People Are Counting on Us to Report, but We Have to Count on You for Support

Reflections from a Mexican Journey Where the Wheels of Authentic Journalism Meet the Road to a Better Future

By Al Giordano
Reporting with the Other Journalism from a Country Called México

January 31, 2006


Send Money and Coffee for this Hot Year Ahead

Narco News Has a Lot on Its Plate, But No Java in Its Cup

By Luis A. Gómez
Acting Publisher, Narco News

en español... Manden dinero y café para este año caliente

January 30, 2006


Marcos: Believing Politicians Can Change is a “Misreading” of the Sixth Declaration

In Tabasco, The Other Campaign Crosses Paths with the PRI’s Presidential Candidate

By Hermann Bellinghausen
La Jornada

en español... “Mala lectura” de la Sexta, creer que la clase política puede cambiar: Marcos
en français... Marcos: Croire que les politiciens peuvent changer est ‘une interprétation erronée’ de la Sixième Déclaration
in italiano... Marcos: Credere che la classe politica possa cambiare è "una cattiva lettura" della Sesta

January 27, 2006


Following Evo Morales’ Inauguration, U.S. to Beef Up Anti-Drug Operations in Bolivia

State Dept. Document Shows 90 Heavy Trucks Destined for Use in Rural Areas

By Stephen Peacock
Via The Narcosphere

January 26, 2006


Haiti: Hopes for a Peaceful Alternative as the UN Plans to Invade Cité Soleil

An Interview with Frank Eaton, Filmmaker and Kidnapping Victim

By Jeb Sprague
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

January 26, 2006


Marcos Calls For a Uniting of Scattered Struggles in Order to Change the Country

In the Mexican State of Campeche, the People Tell Their “Stories of Pain and Rebellion”

By Hermann Bellinghausen
La Jornada

en español... Llama Marcos a juntar las luchas dispersas, para transformar el país
in italiano... Marcos esorta a riunire le lotte sparse per trasformare il paese

January 26, 2006


Video Trailer: The Other Documentary

Scenes from Subcomandante Marcos’ Trip across the Yucatan Peninsula

By The Other Journalism With The Other Campaign
Watch it in the Salón Chingón Screening Room

en español... Video Trailer: El Otro Documental

January 24, 2006


DEA is Caught in the Chicken Coop in Bogotá Corruption Case

Spokesman’s Letter Claiming that Internal Investigations Cleared the Agency from Allegations of Collusion with Narcos Doesn’t Add Up

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

January 22, 2006


Who’s Listening?

Undercover Intelligence Officers Follow the Other Campaign

By John Gibler
ZNet

January 22, 2006


Subcomandante Marcos’ Visit to Chichén Itzá

Opening His Eyes, His Ears, and His Heart to Listen to the Mayan Communities

By Rosamaría González Romero
Por Esto! Daily

en español... La visita a Chichén Itzá del Subcomandante Marcos
auf Deutsch... Subcomandante Marcos´ Besuch in Chichen Itza
en français... Visite du sous-commandant Marcos à Chichén Itzá
in italiano... La visita a Chichén Itzá del Subcomandante Marcos

January 22, 2006


Marcos Rips Up the Script: “We’re going to Chichen Itzá”

A Clamor by Maya Indigenous Inspires Delegate Zero to Change Friday’s Program

By Al Giordano
The Other Journalism With the Other Campaign in Yucatán

en español... Marcos rompió el guión: “Vamos a Chichén Itzá”
em português... Marcos muda o itinerário: “Vamos a Chichén Itzá”
in italiano... Marcos ha rotto lo schema:"Andiamo a Chichén Itzá"

January 20, 2006


Voices from the Zapatista Plenary Session in Chablekal, Yucatán

The Other Campaign’s First Day of Meetings in the State

By Rafael Gómez Chi
Por Esto! Daily

en español... Voces de la plenaria zapatista en Chablekal, Yucatán
in italiano... Voci dalla plenaria zapatista a Chablekal, Yucatán

January 19, 2006


Doubt Cast on AP Story's Claim of “No Wrongdoing” in DEA Corruption Scandal

Reporter Claims Internal Investigation Cleared Bogotá Agents of Allegations They Worked with Narcos and Paramilitaries

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

January 18, 2006


In Quintana Roo, Marcos is Met by a State on the March

The Zapatista Subcomandante Listens to Local Stories of Tireless Struggle and Desire for Change

By Teo Ballvé
The Other Journalism with the Other Campaign

en español... En Quintana Roo, Marcos se encuentra con un estado en marcha
auf Deutsch... In Quintana Roo trifft Marcos auf einen Staat in Bewegung
in italiano... In Quintana Roo, Marcos incontra uno stato in marcia

January 17, 2006


Sources Offer New Tip in Bogotá DEA Corruption Case

Claim: Narco-Trafficker Told Lie-Detector Test He Received Secret Documents from Dirty Agents, But the Test Results Were Buried

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

January 17, 2006


[AUDIO]

“What the People Really Feel, What They Live, Does Not Exist to the Government”

Coastal Indigenous Communties in Quintana Roo Anticipate Marcos’ Arrival in Qiuntana Roo

By Karla Lorena Aguilar
The Other Journalism with the Other Campaign

January 16, 2006


Marcos: Zapatistas Will Not Attend President Evo Morales’ Inauguration in Bolivia

“We don’t have relations with governments,” explains rebel spokesman. “We have relations with the people.”

By Al Giordano
The Other Journalism with the Other Campaign in Chetumal

en español... Marcos: los zapatistas no asistirán a la posesión de Evo en Bolivia
en français... Marcos: les zapatistes n’iront pas à la prise de fonctions d’Evo Morales en Bolivie
in italiano... Marcos: gli zapatisti non assisteranno all'insediamento di Evo in Bolivia

January 15, 2006


Marcos’ New Politics Nears Mexico’s Newest State: Quintana Roo

“Where exploitation exists, where humiliation exists, where discrimination exists, here you will also find a Zapatista”

By Al Giordano
The Other Journalism With the Other Campaign in Quintana Roo

en español... La nueva política de Marcos se acerca al estado más nuevo: Quintana Roo
auf Deutsch... Marcos neue Politik auf dem Weg nach Quintana Roo - Mexikos neuestem Bundesstaat
en français... La nouvelle politique de Marcos approche l’état le plus jeune du Mexique: Quintana Roo
in italiano... La nuova politica di Marcos si avvicina allo stato più recente: Quintana Roo

January 14, 2006


Video Newsreel

Delegate Zero Nears Quintana Roo

By The Other Journalism With The Other Campaign
Watch it in the Salón Chingón Screening Room

en español... Video noticiero

January 14, 2006



DEA to Investigate Agents in Colombia Alleged to Protect Drug Traffickers and Paramilitaries

“The allegations that are reported in the Narco News Bulletin are extremely serious,” Says the Agency, in an Email Memo

By Dan Feder
Via The Narcosphere

en español... La DEA investigará a sus agentes en Colombia acusados de proteger a narcotraficantes y paramilitares

January 13, 2006


Yucatán Awaits the Arrival of Zapatista Subcomandante Marcos

In the Capital City of Mérida, Many Don’t Know Who “Delegate Zero” Is… But in the Farmlands, the Air Is Heavy with Expectation and a History of Rebellion

By Al Giordano
The Other Journalism With the Other Campaign in Yucatán

en español... Yucatán espera la llegada del Subcomandante Marcos
em português... Yucatán espera a chegada do Subcomandante Marcos
en français... Yucatán, en attendant Marcos
in italiano... Yucatán aspetta l’arrivo del Subcomandante Marcos

January 10, 2006


Video Newsreel

Yucatán Awaits Marcos

By The Other Journalism With The Other Campaign
Watch it in the Salón Chingón Screening Room

en español... Video noticiero

January 10, 2006



[AUDIO]

“The Enemy is a System”

Public Opinion in Mérida on the Eve of the Zapatista Visit

By Karla Lorena Aguilar
The Other Journalism With The Other Campaign

en español... “El enemigo es un sistema”

January 10, 2006


Leaked Memo: Corrupt DEA Agents in Colombia Help Narcos and Paramilitaries

Internal Justice Dept. Document Alleges Drug Trafficking Links, Money Laundering and Conspiracy to Murder

By Bill Conroy
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Memorándum filtrado: agentes de la DEA en Colombia colaboran con narcos y paramilitares

January 9, 2006


Zapatistas Reloaded

The Passing of Ramona Pushes the Reset Button on Marcos’ Six-Month Tour of Mexico

By Andrew Kennis
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Zapatistas Reloaded
em português... Zapatistas Reloaded
auf Deutsch... Zapatistas Reloaded
en français... Zapatistas Reloaded
in italiano... Zapatistas Reloaded

January 9, 2006


Legendary Zapatista Leader Comandanta Ramona Has Died

She Struggled with Cancer for Ten Years; “Other Campaign” Temporarily Suspended for Her Funeral

By Andrew Kennis
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Adiós Ramona
auf Deutsch... Adiós, Ramona
en français... Adieu, Ramona
in italiano... Addio Ramona

January 7, 2006


Posada Carriles May Soon Hit the Streets

Everything Has Gone According to Script, Giving Appearance of Legality to Freeing U.S. Govt.’s Favorite Terrorist

By José Pertierra
CubaDebate

en español... Posada Carriles a punto de irse a la calle

January 6, 2006


Marcos in La Hormiga: “All the Simple and Humble People Should Leave the PRI”

“Delegate Zero” Now Sets Off to Visit Other Troubled Areas of the Mexican Southeast

By Concepción Villafuerte
From Chiapas

en español... Un cero a la izquierda no vale nada; por eso el nombre del Delegado Zero
auf Deutsch... Marcos in La Hormiga: „Alle einfachen und bescheidenen Leute sollten die PRI verlassen.“
en français... Le Délégué Zéro La Hormiga : « tous les gens humbles et simples doivent abandonner le PRI »
in italiano... Uno zero a sinistra non vale niente; per questo il nome di Delegato Zero

January 5, 2006


The Urban Indigenous’ Role in the ’94 Zapatista Uprising

As Told By “Delegate Zero” in His Meeting with La Hormiga Residents

By Concepción Villafuerte
From Chiapas

en español... El papel que tuvieron los indígenas urbanos en el levantamiento Zapatista del ‘94
en français... Le rôle des indigènes urbains dans le soulèvement zapatiste de 1994
in italiano... Il ruolo svolto dagli indigeni urbani nella sollevazione Zapatista del '94

January 5, 2006


La Hormiga Turns Out in Force

The Sprawling Indigenous Slum North of Chiapas’ “Royal City” Welcomes Marcos

By Julie Webb-Pullman
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

January 5, 2006


Zapatistas Take the City of Palenque for the First Time

After Visiting an Ancient Mayan Royal City, Marcos Will Visit a Notorious Indigenous Shantytown

By Concepción Villafuerte
From Chiapas

en español... Zapatistas “tomaron” la Ciudad de Palenque por primera vez
in italiano... Gli zapatisti "hanno preso" per la prima volta la Citt di Palenque

January 4, 2006


A Two-Wheeled Rocinante from the Jungle

Marcos and the Zapatista Comandantes in San Cristóbal de las Casas

By Giovanni Proiettis
From Chiapas

en español... Un Rocinante de dos ruedas
in italiano... Un ronzinante a due ruote

January 4, 2006


The Freedom Fighters of Tomorrow

Young and Old Converge for the Opening of the Other Campaign

By Julie Webb-Pullman
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

January 4, 2006


Subcomandante Marcos Asks for Actions “Rich in Imagination” to Promote the Other Campaign

By Concepción Villafuerte
From Chiapas

en español... El Subcomandante Marcos, pide actos ricos en imaginación para promover La Sexta
in italiano... Il Subcomandante Marcos, chiede eventi ricchi di fantasia per promuovere La Sesta

January 3, 2006


“Those Who Are Now Asking Us to Forget All This Are Deciding Such Things in This Country’s Castles and Palaces”

Marcos Sets Off Alone on His Motorcycle as the Other Campaign Kicks Off

By Concepción Villafuerte
From Chiapas

en español... “Quienes ahora nos están pidiendo que olvidemos todo, deciden en los castillos y en los palacios de este país”
auf Deutsch... Diejenigen, die uns heute auffordern, zu vergessen, treffen die Entscheidungen in den Festungen und Palästen dieses Landes
en français... “Ceux qui nous demandent de tout oublier, sont ceux qui décident dans les châteaux et les palais de ce pays”
in italiano... “Quelli che adesso ci stanno chiedendo di dimenticarci di tutto, decidono nei castelli e nei palazzi di questo paese”

January 3, 2006


What is the Sixth Zapatista Declaration?

A Bit of History as the “Other Campaign” Begins in the City of San Cristóbal de las Casas

By Concepción Villafuerte
From Chiapas

en español... ¿Qué es la Sexta?
auf Deutsch... Was ist die Sechste Erklärung der Zapatisten?
en français... Qu’est-ce que la Sixième Déclaration Zapatiste?
in italiano... Che cosa e' La Sesta?

January 1, 2006


The Time Has Come to Stir the Pot

Hope for the New Year in Mexico’s Zapatistas and U.S. Whistleblowers

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

December 31, 2005


A Very Paramilitary Christmas

Rural Danger and Political Cynicism in Colombia

By Laura del Castillo Matamoros
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Navidad “para” ¿quién?

December 25, 2005


Eight Years After the Acteal Massacre, a Time to Create an Other Journalism

A Letter from Quetzal Belmont in Mexico

By Quetzal Belmont
Radio-Audio Coordinator, The Other Journalism With The Other Campaign

en español... Ocho años después de la matanza de Acteal, llegó la hora para crear un “Otro Periodismo”
em português... Oito anos depois da matança de Acteal, chegou a hora de criarmos um “Outro Jornalismo”
auf Deutsch... Acht Jahre nach dem Massaker von Acteal, Zeit um einen Anderen Journalismus zu formen

December 22, 2005


The Other Journalism About the Other Campaign

For Authentic News Reporting of the Tour by Subcomandante Marcos Throughout the Mexican Republic

By The Other Journalism With The Other Campaign

en español... Otro Periodismo para cubrir la Otra Campaña
em português... Um outro jornalismo para cobrir a Outra Campanha
auf Deutsch... Der andere Journalismus ueber die andere Kampagne
en français... Un autre journalisme pour une autre campagne
in italiano... Un altro giornalismo per coprire la Otra Campaña

December 21, 2005


Election Day in Bolivia 2005

A View from the Chapare and Cochabamba

By Jean Friedsky
Via The Narcosphere

December 19, 2005


IMAGE: Evo Morales

With 51 Percent, Evo is President-Elect

As Results Come In, Bolivia Erupts in Celebration

By Luis A. Gómez
Via The Narcosphere

en español... Evo es presidente electo: tiene el 51 por ciento

December 18, 2005


Voting vs. Movement

A Perspective on Today’s Election in Bolivia

By Luis A. Gómez and Jean Friedsky
Special to the Narco News Bulletin

December 18, 2005


Two Years Gone

Bolivia’s Struggle for “Black October” Justice Continues

By Jean Friedsky
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

December 16, 2005


IMAGE: Nancy Obregon

Coca Growers’ Leader Nancy Obregón Arrested in Peru

Toledo Administration Criminalizing Social Movements

By Luis A. Gómez
Via The Narcosphere

en español... Arrestan a Nancy Obregón en Perú

December 16, 2005


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