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A Battle Has Erupted Over Washington’s Legal Cannabis Plazas

The Outcome Could Help Define A Path To A Peaceful End To the Drug War

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

December 18, 2014


Torture Report Reveals CIA’s Manipulation of US Media

Agency Used Classified Information As Currency For Deception

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

December 12, 2014


US Military's Training of Mexican Security Forces Continues as Human-Rights Abuses Mount in Mexico

Department of Defense Officials Claim Training is Part of the Solution, Not the Problem

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

en español... Continúa entrenamiento militar estadounidense a las fuerzas de seguridad mexicanas mientras se intensifican abusos a los derechos humanos

December 3, 2014


Join the Narco News Rent Party from Wherever You Are!

After Seven Years, We Have to Move the Newsroom, and We Need Your Help

en español... ¡Únete a la fiesta por la renta de Narco News desde donde estés!

December 3, 2014


Local Opposition to Washington’s Legal Marijuana Businesses Is a Taxing Issue For the Fledgling Industry

Effort to Overcome City Moratoriums on Cannabis Shops Could Spark an Unlikely Alliance

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

November 14, 2014


Community Police in Guerrero’s Costa Chica Region to Celebrate 19 Years of a Better Way to Combat Crime and Corruption

The Same Southern Mexican State Where 43 Students Were Disappeared Is also Home to a Grassroots Movement that Shows How People Can Police Themselves When the State Becomes Criminal

By Greg Berger and Oscar Olivera
Special for The Narco News Bulletin

en español... La Policía Comunitaria de la Costa Chica de Guerrero celebra 19 de años de una mejor forma de combatir al crimen y la corrupción

November 7, 2014


Labor Unions Are Supporting Washington State Legal Marijuana Dispensaries that Create "More Workers to Organize"

The United Food and Commercial Workers and other Unions Seek to Strengthen Protections for Cannabis Workers

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

October 22, 2014


The Washington Post Needs a Bus – and to Throw Jeff Leen Under It

Leen Burst a Spleen When He Saw “Kill the Messenger” on the Silver Screen

By Al Giordano & Bill Conroy
Special to Narco News

October 20, 2014


NNTV: Gary Webb - "You Could Read this Story Anywhere in the World"

Third in a series of videos in which journalist Gary Webb (1955-2005) recalls that"one of the things I'm proudest of" is the Dark Alliance website

By Narco News TV
School of Authentic Journalism

October 13, 2014


NNTV: Gary Webb - "People Realized They'd Been Lied To"

Second in a Series of Videos with Gary Webb in His Own Words from the 2003 School of Authentic Journalism

By Narco News TV
School of Authentic Journalism

October 10, 2014


Distribute this Exciting Flyer and Become a Narco News Messenger

Local Organizing Groups Are Forming to See the movie "Kill the Messenger" and Promote Authentic Journalism

By Al Giordano
The Field

October 8, 2014


Millions Missing From DEA Money-Laundering Operation

But No One With the Power to Investigate Seems to Care

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

October 6, 2014


NNTV: Gary Webb - "It Was Outrageous, but It Was True"

First in a series of videos featuring the real world messenger behind the movie "Kill the Messenger," Gary Webb, in his own words

By Narco News TV
School of Authentic Journalism

September 29, 2014


Gary Webb: Vindicated

Family Members of the Intrepid Investigative Journalist — Soon To Be Immortalized By An Upcoming Hollywood Movie — Share Their Story With The World

By Bill Conroy
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

September 24, 2014


Narco News Needs Your Help at this Exciting Moment

A "Game Changer" for Authentic Journalism Creates New Responsibilities for All of Us

By Al Giordano
Publisher, Narco News

September 16, 2014


Hollywood's Gary Webb Movie and the Message that Big Media Couldn't Kill

A Month Before Jeremy Renner Portrays Gary Webb (1955-2004) on the Silver Screen, a Reflection on Our Colleague and Friend

By Al Giordano
The Field

September 10, 2014


Fracking in Mexico with Joe T. Hodo: The Popular Comic that Features the Narco News TV Character

Now Available Worldwide, Free and Online in Two Languages

By El Fer
El Chamuco magazine

en español... Fracking en México con Joe T. Hodo: El popular cómic que presenta al personaje de Narco News TV

September 8, 2014


Gary Webb at the 2003 School of Authentic Journalism

First in a series of videos featuring investigative journalist Gary Webb (1955-2004) in his own words

By Authentic Journalism Scholars
School of Authentic Journalism

September 7, 2014


Former ICE Informant, Jailed In Missouri, Claims He’s Being Framed

"Lalo" Is A Man Who Knows Too Much

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

en español... Ex informante de ICE, encarcelado en Missouri, afirma que está siendo incriminado

September 5, 2014


Help Wanted: The Case for a Generational Challenger to Secretary Clinton

Democrats Who Were Not Already President Have Only Won the White House Five Times in the Last Century, in Generational Elections

By Al Giordano
The Field

September 3, 2014


Charles Bowden has died, but his voice is louder than ever

As one of the original authentic journalists, he trailblazed a path for others to follow

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

en español... Charles Bowden ha muerto, pero su voz se escucha más fuerte que nunca

September 2, 2014


US Military: More Counter-Narcotics Funding Will Help Stem Exodus of Children from Central America

Critics Argue Drug-War Money is Part of the Problem, Not the Solution

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

July 29, 2014


The Untold Story Behind Why I Am a Narco News Journalist

"Authenticity Is Not the Easiest Path ... But It's The Only Path That Leads Forward" — Al Giordano

By Bill Conroy
Senior Investigative Reporter, Narco News

en español... La historia jamás contada de por qué soy un periodista de Narco News

July 1, 2014


Plans to Open More Shelters for Unaccompanied Migrant Children Include San Antonio

In the past 8 months, 47,017 unaccompanied children, most from Central America, have entered the United States through its Southwest border

By Bill Conroy
San Antonio Current

June 27, 2014


US Guns Still Flowing Into Mexico on Peña Nieto’s Watch

State Department Program Is Easy Target for Weapon-Diversion Schemes

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

June 20, 2014


Second Informant Surfaces in ICE’s Mayan Jaguar Cocaine-Plane Op

US Attorney Dismisses Criminal Case Against Brazilian Informant

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

June 2, 2014


NNTV: See Joe T. Hodo of Frack U. on Mexican National TV

Narco News TV Character Appears Live on Milenio TV

By Milenio TV
Notícias con Victor Hugo

en español... NNTV: Joe T. Hodo de Frack U. en la TV Nacional

May 29, 2014


Taking Back What's Ours

The Struggle of the Townspeople of Venustiano Carranza, Chiapas

By Alex Mensing
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Tomar lo que es nuestro

May 22, 2014


Take This Job and Shove it

Authentic Journalism Draws a Line in the Sand in the Alamo City

By Bill Conroy
Special for The Narco News Bulletin

May 14, 2014


Clam Magic: The Birth of a National Anti-Nuclear Movement

A Chapter from the Oral History of How the No Nukes Movement (1973-1982) Saved the United States and Maybe the World

By Al Giordano
No Nukes Oral History Project

May 8, 2014


Official US Cover-Up Still Obscures Motive for Juarez Consulate Murders

Diplomatic Security Agent’s Allegations Support Narco News Report That Victims Were Targeted for Assassination

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

en español... Encubrimiento oficial estadounidense oscurece el móvil de los asesinatos del Consulado de Ciudad Juárez

May 7, 2014


Zambada Niebla’s Plea Deal, Chapo Guzman’s Capture May Be Key To An Unfolding Mexican Purge

History and Court Pleadings Help To Connect The Dots Mainstream Media Is Missing

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

en español... El acuerdo de Zambada Niebla y la captura del Chapo Guzmán pueden ser claves para una purga mexicana

April 12, 2014


The Cochabamba Water War of 2000 in 2014

Today’s Betrayers Will Not Erase Our Memory

By Oscar Olivera
Spokesman for the Water War Coordinating Committee in 2000

en español... La Guerra del Agua del 2000 en 2014

April 9, 2014


War of Words Between Sen. Dianne Feinstein and CIA Is Empty Rhetoric

Richard Horn Case Proves CIA Deception, Ultimate Congressional Acquiescence Are Business As Usual

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

en español... La guerra de palabras entre la senadora Dianne Feinstein y la CIA es retórica vacía

March 16, 2014


Narco-Villain “El Chapo’s” Arrest Packaged for Media Consumption

Former DEA Supervisor Contends Guzman’s Capture Was An “Arranged” Event

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

en español... La detención del narco villano "El Chapo" fue un producto para el consumo mediático

March 1, 2014


TIME Magazine's Pay-to-Play Puff Piece on Mexican President Provokes Widespread Ridicule in Mexico

The Government of Enrique Peña Nieto Paid Time-Warner $44,000 Prior to a Recent Cover Story on Him Titled “Saving Mexico”

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

en español... Artículo pagado de la revista TIME sobre el presidente mexicano provoca ridículo generalizado

February 17, 2014


Inside the Song of History with Pete Seeger

The Search for "Another Victory Song" Led Him to Change the World... a Lot

By Al Giordano
The Field

en español... La vida dentro de la canción de la historia con Pete Seeger

February 9, 2014


US-Sponsored Drug-Plane Operation Had Global Reach

Aircraft Linked to “Mayan Jaguar” Flew Tons of Cocaine Into Africa — Gateway to the European Market

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

en español... Operación de tráfico aéreo de drogas patrocinada por los EEUU ha tenido alcance global

February 9, 2014


ICE Investigation Targeting Drug Planes Plagued by Scandal, Court Records Show

Was “Mayan Jaguar” a Corrupt Undercover Op or a CIA Cover?

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

January 19, 2014


A Letter Worth Reading Before the Year Ends

2013 Made History When Uruguay Legalized, but That's Only One of the Victories Your Support Made Possible

By Al Giordano
The Field

December 28, 2013


Announcing 20 Authentic Journalism Scholarships on Constructing and Reporting Movements to Win

Deadline for Completed Applications is January 19

By Al Giordano
Founder, School of Authentic Journalism

en español... Anunciando 20 becas de Periodismo Auténtico en construir y reportar movimientos para ganar
in italiano... 20 Borse di Giornalismo Autentico per Costruire e Seguire Movimenti vincenti

December 17, 2013


There Is No Other School in the World like the School for Authentic Journalism

Your Donation Teaches People from a New Generation How to Make Change in Their Communities

By Matt Richter
School of Authentic Journalism, Class of 2013

en español... No hay otra escuela en el mundo como la Escuela de Periodismo Auténtico

December 17, 2013


NNTV: Frack U. Mexico

Joe T. Hodo and Miss Houston Go to Mexico and it's Congress to Spread the Word about Fracking

By Narco News TV
With English Subtitles

en español... NNTV: Frack U. México

December 10, 2013


Mandela's Paradoxes Made His Journey Even Greater

Choosing what works over what does not work is not a question of ideology. It is one of life or death.

By Al Giordano
The Field

en español... Las paradojas de Mandela hicieron aún más grande su camino

December 6, 2013


Mexico President Peña Nieto Enlists US-Based PR Firm

APCO’s Contract Calls for Conducting Opinion Research on “Americans’ Perceptions of Mexico”

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

en español... El presidente mexicano Peña Nieto contrata compañía de Relaciones Públicas de los EEUU

November 24, 2013


Thor: The Dark World, and the Comforting Universe of Marvel

Gods Don't Exist. And Neither Does Justice. They Must Be Organized.

By Al Giordano
The Field

en español... Thor: El mundo oscuro y el reconfortante universo de Marvel

November 7, 2013


Assassinated DEA Agent Kiki Camarena Fell in a CIA Operation Gone Awry, Say Law Enforcement Sources

He Was Killed, They Say, Because "He Knew Too Much" About Official Corruption in the Drug War

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

en español... El agente de la DEA asesinado, Kiki Camarena, cayó en una operación de la CIA que salió mal, según fuentes de seguridad

October 27, 2013


A Lesson from Mercedes Osuna - and the Bees - at the 2013 School of Authentic Journalism

Journalist Safety in Conflict Zones and the Responsibilities that Reporters Have to the Security of the Communities They Encounter There

By Darria J. Hudson
School of Authentic Journalism, Class of 2013

en español... Una lección de Mercedes Osuna, y las abejas, en la Escuela de Periodismo Auténtico 2013

October 16, 2013


Alice in Migraland

How Undocumented Students Organized Creatively and Strategically and Got the Federal Government to Grant Them Legal Status

By Narco News TV
School of Authentic Journalism

en español... NNTV: Alicia en la Tierra de la Migra

October 14, 2013


DHS Investigating Death of Detained Honduran Immigrant

Individual Allegedly Denied Access to Medication And Kept for Days in Frigid, Overcrowded Border Patrol Cell Designed to Hold Detainees for 12 Hours

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

en español... Departamento de Seguridad Nacional de EUA investiga la muerte de un inmigrante hondureño detenido

October 7, 2013


Former ICE Informant Sues US Prosecutors, Federal Agents

Litigation Claims US Officials Conspired To Silence The Informant And Cover-up Their Role In The House of Death Murders

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

en español... Ex informante de ICE demanda a fiscales y agentes federales estadounidenses

September 18, 2013


#131+1: Voices in Movement

An Oral History of the Mexican Youth Movement of 2012

By The School of Authentic Journalism
Class of 2013

en español... #131+1: Voces en Movimiento

September 9, 2013


At the Escuelita Zapatista, Students Learn Community Organizing and Civil Resistance as a Way of Life

The Class Was Stopped Twice: The First Time to Emphasize the Importance of Discipline in Their Organization

By Alex Mensing
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... En la Escuelita Zapatista los estudiantes aprenden organización comunitaria y resistencia civil como forma de vida

August 29, 2013


The Dangers of Journalism 101

Journalists who don’t run with the pack routinely face difficulty and danger

By Peter Gorman
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Los peligros del periodismo

August 26, 2013


Being a Leader Means Saying What You Mean When Nobody Else Is Saying It

Recovering Documentary Filmmaker Gregory Berger Takes Us Behind the Scenes

By Aline Camargo
School of Authentic Journalism, Class of 2013

en español... Ser un líder es decir lo que se quiere decir cuando nadie lo está diciendo

August 22, 2013


Being an Organizer and Being an Activist is not the Same Thing

Community Organizers are the “Brain” that Injects Strategy into the Heart of a Successful Social Movement

By Carolina Mascareño Orellana,
School of Authentic Journalism 2013

en español... Ser organizador y ser activista no es la misma cosa

August 19, 2013


Release of DEA Agent Kiki Camarena’s "Murderer" Is Game Changer for CIA

Narco-Trafficker Rafael Caro Quintero Knows Where All the Skeletons Are Buried in the US’ Dirty Drug War

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

en español... La liberación del “asesino” del Agente de la DEA Kiki Camarena cambia el juego para la CIA

August 10, 2013


The work of authentic journalists is the most important thing for social movements

How Mercedes Osuna became a rebel with a cause

By Mayte G. Bonilla
School of Authentic Journalism, Class of 2013

en español... La labor de los periodistas auténticos es lo más importante para los movimientos sociales

August 8, 2013


Snowden's NSA Domestic Surveillance Revelations Are Old News

So Why Are US Power Centers So Intent on Portraying The Whistleblower As a Traitor?

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

July 26, 2013


Video: Now

The Struggle for Real Immigration Reform Is One for Civil Rights

By NNTV
The School of Authentic Journalism

en español... Video: Ahora

July 25, 2013


Nelia's Story - and Yours - in an Oral History of the No Nukes Movement

93 Interviews Have Been Conducted, but We've Only Just Begun to Document the Historic Civil Resistance that Stopped the Nuclear Industry in the United States

By Al Giordano
The Field

July 22, 2013


Mkhuseli “Khusta” Jack and the Art of the Boycott

27 Years Later, a South African Organizer Looks Back at a Tactic that Hastened the End of Apartheid

By Leehee Rothschild
Class of 2013, School of Authentic Journalism

en español... Mkhuseli “Khusta” Jack y el arte del boicot

June 7, 2013


Supporting Struggles for Justice Starts with Naming our Oppression

The School of Authentic Journalism Allows me to Find the Real Change Among Others Like me

By Darria Janey Hudson
School of Authentic Journalism, Class of 2013

en español... Apoyar las luchas por la justicia empieza con nombrar nuestra opresión

June 5, 2013


Mass Media Creates Alternative Realities

The School for Authentic Journalism is Very Important and Without your Support there Will Be no More Schools

By Fabiola Rocha
Class of 2013, School of Authentic Journalism

en español... Los medios de comunicación crean realidades alternas

June 4, 2013


Paulina González Uses Story Telling as a Tool of Civil Resistance

The organizer from south Los Angeles believes that you can touch peoples’ hearts with stories

By Ximena Payán
Class of 2013, School of Authentic Journalism

en español... Paulina González empuja el relato de historias como arma de la resistencia civil

June 4, 2013


The History Behind the Organizer of the Water War

Oscar Olivera remembers how the Bolivian people took back their land and their power

By Chen Blanc
Class of 2013, School of Authentic Journalism

en español... La historia detrás del organizador de la Guerra del Agua

June 3, 2013


FBI Director Candidate Comey Complicit in “Dark Chapter” in US History

Former Deputy Attorney General Played Leading Role in Cover-Up of US Government Informant’s Participation in Mass Murder in Mexico

By Bill Conroy
via The Narcosphere

en español... El candidato a director del FBI cómplice en un “oscuro capítulo” de la historia de EEUU

June 1, 2013


Mexico Seeks to Ramp Up Tourism By Rebranding Drug War

Hospitality Industry, War on Drugs Can Be Complimentary Businesses

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

en español... México busca aumentar el turismo reenfocando la Guerra contra las drogas

May 19, 2013


Narco News on New York Radio

Director Laura Garcia and Publisher Al Giordano Visit Danny Schechter, "the News Dissector," on the Air

By The News Dissector Radio Show
Progressive Radio Network

May 17, 2013


NNTV: Two Struggles, One Story

Mkhuseli Jack, from South Africa, and Oscar Olivera, from Bolivia, Organized Social Movements that Have a lot in Common, Including that They Won

By Narco News TV
Filmed and Produced at the School of Authentic Journalism 2013

en español... NNTV: Dos historias, un relato

May 15, 2013


Johanna Lawrenson: Organizing on the Run

Lawrenson and Partner Abbie Hoffman Ran the Guantlet of US Law Enforcement to Organize for Justice

By Alex Mensing
School of Authentic Journalism, Class of 2013

en español... Johanna Lawrenson: Organizando en la fuga

May 16, 2013


US Civil Rights-Era Leader Mary King Says Successful Social Movements Expand Space for Other Struggles

Paper Penned by King Helped to Spark Modern Women’s Movement

By Alice Driver
School of Authentic Journalism, Class of 2013

en español... La líder del movimiento civil en EEUU Mary King dice que los movimientos sociales exitosos pueden inspirar a otros movimientos

May 15, 2013


Organizer Renny Cushing Tapped the Power of Community to Pull the Plug on Nuke Plants

Clamshell Alliance Drew a Line in the Sand That the Nuclear Energy Industry Has Not Crossed to This Day

By Felicity Clarke
School of Authentic Journalism, Class of 2013

en español... El organizador Renny Cushing usó el poder de la comunidad para terminar con las plantas de energía nuclear

May 14, 2013


I Dreamed I Saw Jeff Buckley Last Night

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the EXIT Sign, at the Screening of "Greetings from Tim Buckley"

By Al Giordano
The Field

May 4, 2013


Schools like this Broaden our Knowledge and Understanding of the Real World

Our Journalism Depends on You Readers

By Lela Vujanic
School of Authentic Journalism, Class 2013

en español... Escuelas como esta amplían nuestro conocimiento y entendimiento del mundo real

April 25, 2013


Defending People's Homes through Authentic Journalism

Applying the Knowledge of the School of Authentic Journalism to Reporting in Rio de Janeiro

By Felicity Clarke
School for Authentic Journalism, Class of 2013

en español... Defendiendo la vivienda mediante el periodismo auténtico

April 24, 2013


Truthful Media is One Antidote to Violence

There is an Urgent Need to Sustain Ethical Reporting

By Jacqueline Serrato
School of Authentic Journalism, Class of 2013

en español... Los medios verdaderos son un antídoto a la violencia

April 20, 2013


The Relief to Be Authentic

I'll Have Freedom to Deliver the News with the People’s Agenda

By Aliya Alwi
School for Authentic Journalism, Class of 2013

en español... El alivio de ser auténtico

April 20, 2013


Authentic Journalism or How to Tell Stories that Move People

Using Art as a Narrative Tool

By Ingrid Cruz
School of Authentic Journalism, Class of 2013

en español... Periodismo Auténtico o cómo contar historias que muevan a la gente

April 20, 2013


How the School of Authentic Journalism Entered my Life

I Encourage You to Make a Donation to the Fund for Authentic Journalism

By Alice Driver
School of Authentic Journalism, Class of 2013

en español... Cómo la Escuela de Periodismo Auténtico entró a mi vida

April 20, 2013


Organizing Is the Intelligent Alternative to "Assemblitis" in Movements

Authentic Journalism in Nonviolent Civil Resistance

By Ximena Payán
School of Authentic Journalism, Class 2013

en español... La organización como alternativa inteligente frente a la “asambleitis” en un movimiento

April 20, 2013


Where Do You Find Authenticity?

The School of Authentic Journalism Will only Happen with the Support of People

By Alex Mensing
School of Authentic Journalism, Class of 2013

en español... ¿Dónde encuentro autenticidad?

April 19, 2013


Drug-War Homicides Spiking Under Mexican President Peña Nieto

Mexico-based Private Security Firm’s Intelligence Shows Big Jump in Murders, Political Assassinations Since December 2012

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

en español... Los homicidios en aumento con el presidente mexicano Peña Nieto

April 15, 2013


Abbie's Road 1936-1989 


Twenty-Three Years After His Passing, We Republish Abbie Hoffman's 1989 Obituary by His Student and Co-Conspirator

By Al Giordano
Originally Published in The Valley Advocate

en español... El camino de Abbie 1936-1989

April 12, 2013


The Last American Newspaper

Journalism's Last Stand at the Late, Great Boston Phoenix

By Al Giordano
The Field

April 9, 2013


US Prosecutors Turned a Blind Eye to Drone Code Piracy

They Chose Instead to Strap Digital Visionary Aaron Swartz to Their Buzzsaw

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

March 17, 2013


The School of Authentic Journalism Inspired this Community Organizer to Start Writing Again

Your Support Helps Change the World

By Paulina González
Profesor, School of Authentic Journalism

en español... La Escuela de Periodismo Auténtico inspiró a esta organizadora comunitaria a comenzar a escribir de nuevo

March 11, 2013


Ten Years Into Narco News’ School of Authentic Journalism, You Can Make It Even More of a Success Story

A Graduate-turned-Professor Assesses How the School Has Changed Lives and Maybe Even History

By Andrew Stelzer
Class of 2003

en español... A diez años de la Escuela de Periodismo Auténtico de Narco News, puedes tener más de una historia de éxito

February 26, 2013


US Training of Mexican Troops Has Escalated in Step With Mexico’s Murder Rate

Boots-On-The-Ground Instruction Carried Out by US Military in Mexico City, Campeche and Chiapas — Home of the Zapatistas

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

en español... El entrenamiento de tropas mexicanas por los EEUU ha aumentado al mismo ritmo que la tasa de homicidios

February 18, 2013


John Kerry and Me

Thirty Years Ago, a Young Community Organizer Learned Electoral Politics from the New US Secretary of State

By Al Giordano
Part I of an Occasional Series

en español... John Kerry y yo

January 29, 2013


Big Media Discovers US Special Ops are Targeting Mexican Crime Organizations

Unlike Wine, Old News Doesn’t Improve With Age

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

en español... Grandes medios descubren que operaciones especiales estadounidenses apuntan a organizaciones criminales mexicanas

January 21, 2013


Fast and Furious Blurs the Line Between Cops and Crooks

ATF Supervisor’s Questionable Gun Purchases Appear to Be Business As Usual

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

en español... Rápido y Furioso borra la línea entre policías y ladrones

January 6, 2013


"Our Path Doesn't Depend on Media Coverage"

The Zapatistas and Their Coming Strategy Together with Mexico's Original Peoples

By Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos
From the Mountains of the Mexican Southeast

en español... "Nuestro andar no depende del impacto mediático"

December 30, 2012


DID YOU HEAR IT? It’s the sound of their world ending. It’s that of ours resurging.

Communique from the Zapatista Army of National Liberation

By Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos
Translation by Narco News

en español... ¿ESCUCHARON? Es el sonido de su mundo derrumbándose. Es el del nuestro resurgimiento

December 21, 2012


Banks Are "Where the Money Is" In The Drug War

Big Lenders Face Few Hard Consequences for Violating Anti-Money Laundering Laws

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

en español... En la guerra contra las drogas, los bancos están donde hay dinero

December 3, 2012


Mexico’s New President Set to Empower a “Devil’s Cartel”

CIA Operative Claims Corrupt Colombian Law Enforcer Now Advising Peña Nieto Is Sign Of That Danger Ahead

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

en español... Nuevo presidente mexicano podría empoderar al "Cártel del Diablo"

November 10, 2012


I Survived A Journey Into the Dark Heart of the Drug War

The School of Authentic Journalism Taught Me How to Do It

By Bill Conroy
School of Authentic Journalism, Class of 2004

en español... Sobreviví a un viaje al centro de corazón oscuro de la guerra contra las drogas

November 8, 2012


Memo from the Road

A Reflection on the United States Elections from the Outside, Looking In

By Al Giordano
The Field

November 8, 2012


The Field Projects the 2012 United States Election Results

Our Projection Map Shows 318 Electoral Votes for Obama to 220 for Romney

By Al Giordano
The Field

November 5, 2012


The Day the Internet Died

When Hosni Mubarak Shut Off Cell Phones and the Internet in January 2011 Was the Moment When More Egyptians than Ever Went Out into the Streets

By the Narco News School of Authentic Journalism
An Oral History of the Egyptian Revolution

en español... El día que internet murió

October 29, 2012


How I Became a “Recovering Documentary Filmmaker” and Learned to Reach a Wider Public

The School of Authentic Journalism Saved My Life: Your Donations Make It Possible

By Gregory Berger
School of Authentic Journalism, Class of 2004

en español... Cómo me convertí en un "Documentalista en recuperación" y aprendí a llegar a un público más amplio

October 18, 2012


Scholarships to Attend the School of Authentic Journalism Happen Because of Your Support

It’s Where We Find the Knowledge on How to Bring Change to Our Communities and Report About It

By Heather McCuen
School of Authentic Journalism, class of 2012

en español... Hay becas para asistir a la Escuela de Periodismo Auténtico gracias a su apoyo

October 11, 2012


NNTV: "Foreigner Watch"

Mexicans Against the Drug War as Seen by a Typical US Cable News Channel

By Narco News TV
School of Authentic Journalism

en español... NNTV: "Caza Extranjeros"

October 10, 2012


Murder of Miami’s ‘Cocaine Queen’ Offers Teaching Moment

The Truth of the Drug War Won’t Be Found in Hollywood or the Mainstream Media — Which Both Work From the Same Tired Script

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

en español... Asesinato de la "Reina de la Cocaína" de Miami revela momento aleccionador

October 6, 2012


What the School of Authentic Journalism Did for Me, and Why It Needs Your Support

Today, More than Ever, I Understand Why We Must Study the Strategies and Organizing of Social Movements

By Isadora Bonilla
School of Authentic Journalism, class of 2012

en español... Lo que la Escuela de Periodismo Auténtico hizo por mi, y por qué necesita tu apoyo

October 2, 2012


NNTV: Authentic Journalism Scholarship Application: Fill It Out!

Graduates of Previous Schools of Authentic Journalism Offer Good Advice on How to Complete Your Application Successfully

By Narco News TV
School of Authentic Journalism

en español... NNTV: La Solicitud para la Beca en Periodismo Auténtico: ¡A llenarla!

September 27, 2012


40 Scholarships for Journalists to Change the World

Applications for the April 2013 School of Authentic Journalism Are Due November 18, 2012

By Al Giordano
Founder, School of Authentic Journalism

en español... 40 Becas para que los periodistas cambien el mundo

September 26, 2012


Mexican Special Forces Employed as Death Squads in Drug War, Email Records Released by WikiLeaks Reveal

Specially Trained Troops Conducted “Surgical” Strikes on Narco-Trafficking Cells, Gangs and Addicts

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

en español... Fuerzas Especiales mexicanas empleadas como escuadrones de la muerte en la guerra contra las drogas, revelan correos publicados por WikiLeaks

September 19, 2012


US, Mexican Officials Brokering Deals with Drug “Cartels,” WikiLeaks Documents Show

Revelation Exposed in Email Correspondence Between
Private Intelligence Firm and Mexican Diplomat

By Bill Conroy
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Funcionarios mexicanos y de EEUU negocian con "cárteles" de droga, según documentos de WikiLeaks

August 20, 2012


Mexican Diplomat Traded Secrets with Private Intel Firm Stratfor, WikiLeaks Documents Reveal

Exchange of Sensitive Information Focused on the US/Mexican Operations in the Drug War

By Bill Conroy
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Diplomático mexicano intercambió secretos de inteligencia con empresa privada, revelan documentos de WikiLeaks

August 9, 2012


#YoSoy132 and Allied Movements Pact a Change in Strategy for Friday’s Peaceful Blockade of the Televisa Network

Organizations Agree that, “Any Act of Violence Will Be Met with a ‘General Sit-In’”

By Al Giordano
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... #YoSoy132 y movimientos aliados pactan un cambio de estrategia para el bloqueo pacífico de Televisa el viernes

July 25, 2012


Mexico’s Peña Nieto hires US propaganda firm

CLSA is same media-spin company used by Honduran coup regime

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

en español... Enrique Peña Nieto contrata compañía propagandística de EEUU

July 21, 2012


Gene Sharp Responds to Mexican Citizens’ Petition Seeking His “Support for Our Revolutionary Movement”

‘The Credit for Successes Is Deserved by the Brave Participants in the Nonviolent Struggle, not Outsiders,” Writes the 84-Year-Old Scholar of Civil Resistance Strategy and Tactics

By Gene Sharp (Introduction by Narco News)
The Albert Einstein Institution

en español... Gene Sharp responde a la petición de los ciudadanos mexicanos buscando su "apoyo a nuestro movimiento revolucionario"

July 19, 2012


How Not to Get Eaten When the Dinosaurs Escape from their Cages

The Risks of Moving too Quickly to Occupy TV Stations, and “Suggestions for Radicals” Who Are in for the Long Haul

By Al Giordano
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Cómo no ser comido cuando los dinosaurios escapen de sus jaulas

July 16, 2012


Romney’s Bain Woes Boil Down To A Paper Trail That Doesn't Add Up

Official Records Show Presidential Candidate’s Federal Filings Contradict Filings Made With the State of Massachusetts

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

July 15, 2012


Today We Are Presenting a Complaint to Demand the Annulment of the Presidential Election

A National Plan for the Defense of the Democracy and Dignity of Mexico

By Andrés Manuel López Obrador
Translated by Narco News

en español... Hoy presentaremos el juicio de inconformidad para demandar la invalidez de la elección presidencial

July 13, 2012


“Strategy Salon,” an Operative Group of #YoSoy132 Announces Nonviolence Resistance Training Sessions

The Organization of Nonviolent Civil Resistance Begins Preparation in Mexico

By Isadora Bonilla
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... El Grupo Operativo 132 “Salón de Estrategia” anuncia sesiones de capacitación en la resistencia noviolenta

July 12, 2012


A Police Officer Broke Ranks: This Happened on July 7, 2012 in Mexico

Testimony of the Commitment to Nonviolent Resistance in #YoSoy132

By Erika Pacheco de la Rosa
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Un policía rompió filas: Esto sucedió el 7 de julio de 2012

July 11, 2012


Winning the Dream: Part II

How Undocumented Students in the United States Shifted Strategy, Regrouped, Refocused and Won an Historic Victory

By Paulina Gonzalez
Part II: Special to the Narco News Bulletin

en español... Logrando el Sueño: Parte II

July 11, 2012


The DREAM Act Students Have Taught Me New Things about Strategy and Planning

It’s an Illustration of a Relatively Small Group of People Organizing and Winning

By the Rev. Jim Lawson
Remarks at the Fletcher Summer Institute

July 11, 2012


Texas Case Raises Troubling Questions About ATF Gunwalking

Rio Grande Valley Businessman Was The Target of Multiple Arms-Trafficking Investigations Yet He Continued To Acquire Guns Through Straw Buyers

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

en español... Caso en Texas plantea preguntas inquietantes sobre la circulación de armas de ATF

July 11, 2012


The Strategy and Organizing Behind the Successful DREAM Act Movement

Undocumented Youth Have Shown that Ordinary People Build Extraordinary People Power, Even in the United States

By Paulina Gonzalez
Part I: Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... La estrategia y organización detrás del movimiento exitoso por la Ley Dream

July 10, 2012


No Heroes in Montreal: Why Endless Protest Does Not a Movement Make

What "First World" Protesters Could Learn from Mexico's #YoSoy132 Movement

By Heather McCuen
American Raksha

July 7, 2012


After the Mexican Election, Where Does the #YoSoy132 Movement Go?

A Hidden Victory in What the Media Paints as a Defeat

By Isadora Bonilla
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Después de las elecciones, ¿a dónde va #YoSoy132?

July 5, 2012


NNTV: Mexican Elections 2012: When Bribery Doesn't Pay

On Election Night, Hundreds Protested at PRI Headquarters that They Were Never Paid the Money Promised them for their Voter I.D.s

By Narco News TV
With Video from Augusto Mora

en español... Elecciones mexicanas 2012: "Cuando la mordida no paga"

July 4, 2012


Mexican Presidential Election Results Monitoring Tonight

Follow the First Results on Narco News' Facebook Page as Our Journalists Investigate the Raw Data and Analyze Evidence of Possible Electoral Fraud

By Narco News Team
In Mexico and Abroad

en español... Monitoreo de los resultados de las elecciones mexicanas esta noche

July 1, 2012


The Medium Was the Message in the #YoSoy132 Debate in Mexico

A Student Movement Exposes that Democracy’s Biggest Enemy Is the Media

By Al Giordano
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Los medios eran el mensaje en el Debate #YoSoy132 en México

June 20, 2012


US Lawsuit vs. Staff of Mexican Presidential Candidate Peña Nieto Reveals Apparent Violation of US Law

No Foreign Agent Complied With Requirement to Register in US on Behalf of the PRI Candidate’s Campaign

By Bill Conroy & Al Giordano
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... La demanda en EEUU contra personal del candidato presidencial mexicano Peña Nieto revela la aparente violación a la ley estadounidense

June 19, 2012


Invitation to form Operative Groups YoSoy#132

#YoSoy132 is against Enrique Peña Nieto, seeks the democratization of the mass media, and behaves as a peaceful movement

By Grupos Operativos (GOs)
#YoSoy132 Mexico

en español... Invitación a formar Grupos Operativos YoSoy#132

June 15, 2012


Photo Essay: “The TV Is Yours, but Mexico Is Ours”

Images of the Multitudinous June 10 March Against Big Media’s Imposition of a Presidential Candidate in Mexico

By Alejandro Meléndez Ortiz, Photojournalist
Words by Al Giordano

en español... Ensayo fotográfico: "La tele es tuya, pero México es nuestro"

June 12, 2012


US Embassy Documents Confirm Televisa-Peña Nieto Deal in Mexico

Cables Obtained by Wikileaks in 2011 Support the Facts of The Guardian Story

By Bill Conroy & Al Giordano
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Documentos de la embajada de EEUU en México confirman el acuerdo Televisa-Peña Nieto

June 11, 2012


The Mexican Student Movement Is Younger & Faster than "Occupy"

The Guidelines for an Upcoming March Remind More of those of Victorious Struggles in History than of Recent Unsuccessful Ones

By Al Giordano
The Field

en español... El movimiento estudiantil mexicano es más joven y más rápido que "Occupy"

June 7, 2012


Here Is the Route and Guidelines for Sunday's Anti-Peña Nieto March in Mexico

After the successful first mobilization, citizen groups and the "YoSoy132" movement call a demonstration to inform the population

By Isadora Bonilla
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Estos son los lineamientos y la ruta para la marcha del domingo “Anti Peña Nieto”

June 7, 2012


Taking Solidarity Global: Making "This Is Maria" Go Viral

Six Weeks After Graduating the School of Authentic Journalism, Heather McCuen Begins Teaching What She Learned Here

By Heather McCuen
School of Authentic Journalism, Class of 2012

June 6, 2012


Computer Files Link TV Dirty Tricks to Favourite for Mexico Presidency

Televisa alleged to have sold favourable election coverage to top politicians

By Jo Tuckman
The Guardian (London)

en español... Afirma diario The Guardian de Inglaterra que Televisa vendió coberturas positivas a EPN

June 7, 2012


NNTV: For an Authentic Democracy! I Am 132!

Video (with English Subtitles) from the Student Movement Against the Media

By Students of YoSoy132
Republic of Mexico

en español... NNTV: ¡Por una democracia auténtica! ¡Yo Soy 132!

June 5, 2012


In Mexico, Finally, a Revolt Against the Media

The Summer Will Determine If the “I Am 132” Moment Becomes a Movement and that’s Why “Mexican Spring” Is a Poor Choice of Words for It

By Isadora Bonilla and Al Giordano
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... En México, finalmente una revuelta contra los medios de comunicación

June 1, 2012


The Medium is The Middleman: For a Revolution Against Media

The Original Version of the 1997 Essay that Gave Birth to Narco News and the Authentic Journalism Renaissance, Unabridged and Without Footnotes

By Al Giordano
School of Authentic Journalism

en español... Los medios son el intermediario: Para una revolución contra de los actuales medios de comunicación

June 1, 2012


NNTV: Kids Have Had It Up to Here

Controversial New Video - with Children mocking the drug war and mass media - Goes Viral in Mexico

By Los Vengadores MX
Narco News TV

en español... NNTV: Niños Hasta la Madre

May 29, 2012


Mexican President Calderón Hires US Propaganda Firm

Los Pinos Retains Las Vegas-Based R&R Partners to Promote Government’s Successes As the Bloody Drug War Rages On

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

en español... Presidente mexicano contrata compañía propagandística estadounidense

May 28, 2012


Professor’s Work Shows People Power Trumps Violence

Erica Chenoweth’s Research Is Taking the Bang out of Armed Struggles

By Jenny Gustafsson
School of Authentic Journalism, class of 2012

en español... El trabajo de la profesora comprueba que el poder popular triunfa sobre la violencia

May 21, 2012


Javier Sicilia Calls Out to Alternative Media as a Force for Communication

At the 2012 School of Authentic Journalism, a Poet Reviews the First Year of the Movement Against the Drug War that He Inspired

By Laura García
School of Authentic Journalism, class of 2012

en español... Javier Sicilia convoca a los medios alternativos como una fuerza para la comunicación

May 17, 2012


The Importance of Journalism and Communications to Social Movements

Remarks of Javier Sicilia to the School of Authentic Journalism, March 27, 2012, in Mexico

By Javier Sicilia
Professor, School of Authentic Journalism

en español... La importancia del periodismo y comunicaciones en los movimientos sociales

May 17, 2012


TSA Drug-Running Scandal Betrays Drug War’s Pretense

The Cost of Bribing US Border and Airport Security Personnel Is Chump Change in the Narco-Trafficking Business

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

en español... Escándalo por drogas en TSA traiciona el pretexto de la Guerra contra las Drogas

May 13, 2012


A Life of Challenge to the Dogma of “Objectivity”

Richard Bell Is Practiced at Juggling Journalism, Advocacy and Politics

By Kirsten Han
School of Authentic Journalism, Class of 2012

en español... Una vida desafiando al dogma de la "objetividad"

May 7, 2012


Egypt's Aunt Peaceful

Ghada Shahbender Knows the Egyptian Revolution Didn´t Start in January 2011, Because She Was There Seven Years Ago Reminding the Government ¨We Are Watching¨

By Isadora Bonilla
School of Authentic Journalism, Class of 2012

en español... La “Tía pacífica”

May 3, 2012


Filmmaker “Gringoyo” Putting the Fun Back Into Revolution

Greg Berger Harnessing Humor to Build Video Viewership and Social Movements

By Leah Victoria Hennessey
Class of 2012, School of Authentic Journalism

en español... El cineasta “Gringoyo” devuelve la diversión y el humor a la revolución

May 1, 2012


NNTV: This Is Maria. She Will End the War on Drugs.

Together They Are Organizing to Put an End to the War

By School of Authentic Journalism
Narco News TV

en español... NNTV: Esta es María. Ella pondrá fin a la guerra de las drogas.

April 30, 2012


Clues Put FBI Informant at the Apex of Fast and Furious Scandal

US Weapons “Walked” Into Mexico Under ATF Operation Supplied Firepower for Juarez Bloodbath

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

en español... Algunas pistas ponen a informante del FBI en el ápice del escándalo por Rápido y Furioso

April 29, 2012


Human Rights Defender Kerry Kennedy Detained, Threatened by Mexican Military

Robert F. Kennedy's Daughter Nearly Meets Tragic Fate at Drug-War Checkpoint

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

en español... La defensora de derechos humanos Kerry Kennedy fue detenida y amenazada por el Ejército Mexicano

April 13, 2012


The Movement for Peace Marches On Against the Drug War

The Goal Is Clear: Peace With Justice and Dignity

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

en español... El Movimiento por la Paz sigue su marcha contra la guerra de las drogas

April 10, 2012


NNTV: Happy Birthday to the Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity

Voices from Throughout the World Wish the Mexican Movement Success in its Continuing Struggle to End the War on Drugs

By Narco News TV
School of Authentic Journalism

en español... NNTV: Feliz cumpleaños al Movimiento por la Paz con Justicia y Dignidad

April 6, 2012


NNTV: Mexican Peace Movement Calls on US to Legalize Drugs

A Newsreel Report on the National Movement Against the Drug War Marking its First Year of Nonviolent Struggle

By Narco News TV
School of Authentic Journalism

en español... NNTV: Despenaliza la droga, dice movimiento mexicano a los EEUU

April 4, 2012


Javier Sicilia and the challenge to us all

In August and September of this year, we will be joining together with North American, Mexican, and Central American organizations on a U.S. caravan on a route of peace and justice.

By Paulina Gonzalez
Class of 2012, School of Authentic Journalism

en español... Javier Sicilia y el desafío para todos nosotros

March 29, 2012


The Movement for Peace in Mexico shows us the way to being a country

The Loudest Yell, a collective of over 250 artists, has thanked the Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity (MPJD) for “showing the way to being a country”.

By Paco Gómez
Class of 2012, School of Authentic Journalism

en español... El Movimiento por la paz nos enseña el camino para ser país

March 29, 2012


Drug war victims in Cuernavaca denounce impunity

While children play with paint on small pieces of paper, members of the Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity (MPJD) paint larger signs. One reads, “Justice for the assassinations of Bernardo Méndez and Bernardo Vázquez by paramilitaries from the Minera Cuzcatlan.”

By Lela Singh
Class of 2012, School of Authentic Journalism

en español... Víctimas de la Guerra contra las Drogas en Cuernavaca denuncian impunidad

March 29, 2012


Movement for Peace stitches hope in Cuernavaca

The main plaza in Cuernavaca is full of activity: speeches, poems, prayers, heartbreaking testimonies and altars of the victims of the Drug War fill the scene.

By Paco Gómez
Class of 2012, School of Authentic Journalism

en español... Movimiento por la Paz teje esperanza en Cuernavaca

March 28, 2012


In Cuernavaca, remembering drug war victims

But today marks a different anniversary in Mexico: it’s been one year since the Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity emerged, demanding to end the violence of the drug war and justice for its victims.

By Lela Singh
Class of 2012, School of Authentic Journalism

en español... En Cuernavaca, recordando las víctimas de la Guerra contra el Narcotráfico

March 28, 2012


Juanelo, Javier Sicilia's son, returned to the soccer field

One Year Ago, His Murder in Cuernavaca, Mexico, Inspired a National Movement to End the War on Drugs

By Paco Gómez
Class of 2012, School of Authentic Journalism

en español... Juanelo, el hijo de Javier Sicilia, volvió a la cancha

March 28, 2012


Distortion is the Enemy of Social Movements

Supporting The School of Authentic Journalism Will Help Bring Our World into Sharper Focus

By Ellie Ismailidou
Class of 2012, School of Authentic Journalism

en español... La distorsión es el enemigo de los movimientos sociales

March 20, 2012


My Journey Is on a Path Called Authentic Journalism

Please Help Us Cover the Tolls Along the Way

By Jika Gonzalez
Class of 2012, School of Authentic Journalism

en español... Mi viaje es en un camino llamado Periodismo Auténtico

March 19, 2012


We Have Still Had It Up to Here: The Year a Movement Was Born

Mexico’s Struggle to End the Drug War Is Unlike Any in the World

By Al Giordano
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Aún estamos hasta la madre: El año en que nació un movimiento

March 13, 2012


Drug War-Related Homicides In The US Average At Least 1,100 a Year

However, Full Extent of Carnage Unknowable Because US Government Doesn’t Track Violent Crime Linked To The War On Drugs

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

March 12, 2012


Nothing Is Ever Won Without Organizing

Remarks to the First Nonviolence Training Session of the Mexican Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity

By Al Giordano
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... No se puede ganar nunca nada sin organizarse

February 27, 2012


US Troops May Now Be Coping with "Fast and Furious" Fallout

Reported US Military Ramp-up on the Border Follows Years of ATF-Sanctioned Gun Running

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

en español... Tropas estadounidenses hacen frente a las consecuencias de Rápido y Furioso

February 20, 2012


New Lead Surfaces in Cold “House of Death” Drug-War Case

Man on the Run From the “Cartel” Claims He Is a Witness to a Murder That Threatens the State

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

en español... Nuevas pistas en el caso sin resolver de la "Casa de la Muerte"

January 30, 2012


Romney's Pyrrhic Victory

A Likely Win in the Florida Primary Will Come at a High Cost to Republican Presidential Frontrunner Mitt Romney

By Al Giordano
The Field

January 31, 2012


Gingrich Took a Month to Rebound, but Here He Is

The Field Accurately Projected the Winners of First, Second and Third Republican Presidential Primary Contests of 2012

By Al Giordano
The Field

January 21, 2012


Fast and Furious Is One Among Many Similar Drug-War Warts

Turf Wars, Agency Budgets and Case Stats Trump Lives in the Era of Prohibition

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

en español... La operación Rápido y Furioso es uno de los muchos defectos similares de la guerra contra las drogas

January 16, 2012


Jon Huntsman Isn't the Anti-Romney; He's the More Authentic Romney

The Field Projected Rick Santorum to Win the Iowa Caucuses. Today it Previews Tomorrow's New Hampshire Primary

By Al Giordano
The Field

January 9, 2012


CBS News Poaches Narco News’ Drug War Coverage

Network Producer Also Concedes “Some Bloggers Were Out Ahead of Us” on the Fast and Furious Story But Were Given No Credit

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

January 2, 2012


“Inevitable” Romney Meets the Santorum Surprise in Iowa

Is The Field Really Projecting a Winner in the Iowa GOP Presidential Caucuses that Has Not Held the Lead in a Single Poll?

By Al Giordano
The Field

January 2, 2012


The School of Authentic Journalism Empowered Me

Help It to Do the Same for More Independent Journalists in 2012

By Arzu Geybullayeva
Class of 2011, School of Authentic Journalism

en español... La Escuela de Periodismo Auténtico me fortaleció

December 27, 2011


Gringrich Could Still Win Iowa, or Lose It and Still Win the Nomination

The Field Begins Its Political Reporting on the US Presidential Campaign

By Al Giordano
The Field

December 22, 2011


Our News Team Worked Harder for You in 2011, so Please Donate to Keep It Going

From Egypt to Mexico to the School for Authentic Journalism, Reporting on Resistance that Gets Results

By Al Giordano
Founder, Narco News

en español... En 2011, nuestro equipo de periodistas trabajó muy duro por ti, ayúdalo con una donación para mantenerlo en marcha

December 21, 2011


They’d Like to “Occupy” Their Own Homes

Meet the Menlo 4, L.A. Crusaders for Justice Who Don’t Fit Time’s Fashionable Image of ‘The Protester’

By Paulina Gonzalez
Reporting from the Grassroots

en español... Ellos buscan "ocupar" su propio hogar

December 19, 2011


Zambada Niebla Case Exposes US Drug War Quid Pro Quo

Prosecutor, DEA Agent Confirm Intel From Sinaloa Mafia Used to Undermine Juarez, Beltran Leyva Drug Organizations

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

en español... El caso de Zambada Niebla expone los acuerdos de la guerra contra las drogas de los EEUU

December 10, 2011


The Urgency of Organizing in the Young Mexican Movement Against the War on Drugs

After Eight Months of Struggle, the Death of Nepomuceno Moreno Obliges the Peace Movement to Reflect and Train Leaders

By Marta Molina
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Urgencia organizativa para el joven movimiento mexicano contra la guerra de las drogas

December 8, 2011


All They Are Saying Is Give War a Chance: "Narco-Mania!" Premiers in Mexico

Greg Berger’s Latest NNTV Video Parodies the Ex-Hippies of the US State Department and Their Psychedelic “War on Drugs”

By Al Giordano
The Field

en español... Sólo le están dando una oportunidad a la guerra: "Narco-manía!" se estrena en México

December 8, 2011


Narco-Mania!

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Never Got Over the Break-Up of the Beatles... and Now Has a New Drug War Strategy to Break up the Mexican Drug Gangs...

By Narco News TV
World Premier

en español... ¡Narco-Mania!

December 8, 2011


Announcing 40 Scholarships to Learn Strategic Journalism and Civil Resistance in Mexico, March 21 to 31 of 2012

A Four-Week Sprint: Your Completed Application for the School of Authentic Journalism is Due on Wednesday, December 28, 2011

By Al Giordano
Founder, School of Authentic Journalism

en español... Anunciando 40 becas para aprender periodismo estratégico y resistencia civil en México, del 21 al 31 de marzo de 2012

December 1, 2011


NNTV: Javier Sicilia's Call to Journalists

The Mexican Poet Who Inspired the National Movement vs. the Drug War Speaks to Journalists from 40 Countries at the School of Authentic Journalism

By School of Authentic Journalism
NNTV

November 30, 2011


Was Former DEA Agent Jailed for Exposing ATF Arms Trafficking?

Iran/Contra-Era Whistleblower Cele Castillo Alleged in 2008 That Federal Agents Were Helping to Smuggle Guns into Mexico

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

November 24, 2011


Moving from Occupying Wall Street to Occupying Strategy

City of Los Angeles' Offer Provides a Golden Opportunity, If We Want it

By Paulina González
Reporting from The Grassroots

en español... De ocupar Wall Street a ocupar estrategias

November 23, 2011


Requiem for Sergio Borja, a.k.a. Capitán Flais (1964-2011)

Poet, Painter, Teacher, Philosopher, Father of the Jazz Scene in San Cristóbal de Las Casas, and a Free Man in Militarized Chiapas

By Al Giordano
The Field

en español... Requiem para Sergio Borja, también conocido como Capitán Flais (1964-2011)

November 19, 2011


Occupied Territory

"The School of Authentic Journalism trains a new generation of guerrilla journalistas for the viral-media era of flash mobs and freelance investigation"

By James Wolcott
Vanity Fair

November 16, 2011


NNTV: Ivan Marovic: "Retired Revolutionary"

Three "Easy Steps" Toward Making Revolution in Your Own Country

By School of Authentic Journalism
Narco News TV

November 7, 2011


US Prosecutors Seeking to Prevent Dirty Secrets of Drug War From Surfacing in Cartel Leader's Case

US Government Using National Security to Conceal Evidence, Attorneys for Narco-Trafficker Zambada Niebla Claim

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

en español... Fiscales de los EEUU buscan prevenir que los secretos sucios de la guerra contra las drogas salgan a la superficie

November 5, 2011


A Movie Is Born: James Wolcott’s “Lucking Out” Is a Book of Cinematic Proportions

From Uptown Pauline Kael to Downtown John Cale, America’s Surviving Critic Brings Seventies New York to Life

By Al Giordano
The Field

October 31, 2011


The Day of the 50,000 Dead

In Mexico, a Movement Against the Drug War Mobilizes on a Holy Day

By Marta Molina
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... El Día de los 50.000 muertos

October 29, 2011


NNTV: “Hungry for Justice” Deploys Humor (and Food!) vs. Drug War

Greg Berger's Sympathetic, Overly-Earnest but Hapless Gringo Activist Character Joins the Peace Caravan in Acteal, and Learns a Powerful Lesson

By Al Giordano
The Field

en español... Hambre de justicia despliega humor (¡y comida!) en contra de la guerra contra las drogas

October 27, 2011


Nascent Union in Haiti Charges Reprisals by Textile Factory Owners

Six of Seven Union Organizers Are Fired Within Two Weeks of Its Formation

By Ansel Herz
IPS News

October 27, 2011


Private Paramilitary Training Complex Slated for Border Hits a Hitch

At least $1 million is still owed on the property by the company, called Wind Zero, according to the current notice of default obtained by Narco News

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

en español... En problemas el complejo privado de entrenamiento paramilitar en la frontera

October 23, 2011


Traité du Savoir-Vivre for the Occupy Wall Street Generations

Once upon a time, twenty thousand people descended on Wall Street, the capitol of capital, occupied it nonviolently, and won exactly what they demanded.

By Al Giordano
The Field

en español... La revolución de la vida cotidiana para uso de las generaciones de Occupy Wall Street

October 8, 2011


US Prosecutors Confirm Classified Information Colors Zambada Niebla’s Case

Government’s Pleadings Also Contend U.S. Intelligence Agencies Lack Authority to Grant Accused Narco-Trafficker Immunity

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

en español... Fiscales estadounidenses confirman caso de información clasificada en el proceso de Zambada Niebla

October 4, 2011


US Government Accused of Seeking to Conceal Deal Cut with Sinaloa "Cartel"

Lawyers for Alleged Narco-Boss Zambada Niebla Claim Prosecutors Suppressing Evidence By Invoking National Security

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

en español... Gobierno de los EEUU acusado de buscar acuerdo con el "Cártel" de Sinaloa

October 1, 2011


Canadian Supreme Court ruling opens doors to drug injection clinics across Canada

A landmark decision orders the federal government to stop interfering with Vancouver’s Insite clinic

By Kirk Makin, Sunny Dhillon and Ingrid Peritz
The Globe and Mail

September 30, 2011


A Contrast in Discourses: Sicilia and the Peace Caravan in Oaxaca

The Annihilating Language of the Left Meets the Language of Humanity of Drug War Victims

By Al Giordano
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Contraste de discursos: Sicilia y la Caravana de Paz en Oaxaca

September 28, 2011


The People of Acteal, Chiapas, Receive the Caravan of Peace with their History of Struggle

A Silent Cry Is Offered in Memory of the 45 Tzotziles Massacred and the 50,000 Victims of the Drug War

By Marta Molina
Special for The Narco News Bulletin

en español... El pueblo de Acteal, Chiapas recibe la Caravana de Paz con su historia de lucha

September 21, 2011


NNTV: Mexico's Southern Peace Caravan: Lesson #1

The Forgotten Town of Topilejo, South of Mexico City, Teaches a Class in Community Organizing

By Al Giordano
The Field

en español... NNTV: La Caravana por la paz al sur de México: Primera Lección

September 20, 2011


US Prosecutors Fear Jailbreak Plot by Sinaloa “Cartel” Leader Zambada Niebla

Narco-Trafficker’s Plea for Outdoor Recreation, If Granted, Also May Prompt Assassination Attempt by “Rival Cartels,” Government Lawyers Argue

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

September 19, 2011


“We Don’t Want to Kill Anybody. What We Want Is to Take Away Their Power to Kill.”

Las Abejas of Acteal, Chiapas, Receive the Caravan of Peace with These Words

By Mariano Pérez Vázquez, Juan Vázquez Luna, José Ramón Vásquez Entzin, Victorio Pérez Paciencia and Mariano Pérez Sántiz
Las Abejas (a civil society organization)

en español... "Nosotros no queremos darle muerte a nadie. Lo que queremos es quitarle el poder a la muerte."

September 16, 2011


Nonviolent Struggle Arrives in the Lands of Guerrero, Mexico

20,000 March in Acapulco with Javier Sicilia and Drug War Victims

By Marta Molina
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... La lucha noviolenta llega a tierras de Guerrero

September 14, 2011


Court Pleadings Point to CIA Role in Alleged “Cartel” Immunity Deal

Mexican Narco-Trafficker’s Revelations in Criminal Case Force US Government to Invoke National Security Claims

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

September 11, 2011


The Infatigable Teresa Carmona Will Accompany the Caravan to the South from Cancun.

“We have to learn how to work as a team”, says the mother of Joaquin, who will carry the memory of her son through the entire country

By Marta Molina
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Teresa Carmona, incansable, viajará desde Cancún para acompañar la Caravana hacia el Sur

September 11, 2011


Announcing NYC Workshop on Organizing Journalism & Civil Resistance

Applications now available for a Three-Day Session, October 21-23, in New York

By Al Giordano
The Field

en español... Taller para aprender a organizar el periodismo y la resistencia civil en NY

September 6, 2011


Anti-Government Movement Exacting Big Toll on Minorities

US Government Budget Slashing Disproportionately Affects Jobs Held by People of Color, Data Shows

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

September 5, 2011


US-Trained Assassin Teams Now Deployed in Mexican Drug War

Former CIA Asset Who Revealed Presence of US Special Forces in Mexico Says Hit Squads Targeting Narco Splinter Groups

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

en español... EEUU capacita equipos asesinos en la guerra antidroga mexicana

August 30, 2011


Video: Egypt's Other Revolution (It's About You, Too)

Part II in the Narco News Video Series on The Daily Life of Egypt's Revolution, Narrated by Community Organizer Mohammad Abbas

By Al Giordano
The Field

August 26, 2011


The Infrarealist Journalism Manifesto

"Who thinks that the daily sorrows are because of confrontation between one cartel and another? Infrarealist journalism wants to completely destroy this narrative."

By Diego Enrique Osorno
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Un manifiesto del periodismo infrarrealista

August 22, 2011


US Debt Downgrade May Have Chinese Connection

S&P’s Action Appears to Have Triggered Enhanced Fortunes for Some US Business Interests in China

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

August 14, 2011


The Best Political Reform for Mexico is the Reformation of the Citizenry

Words of Julian LeBaron in Front of the Presidential Palace During the August 14 March for Peace with Justice and Dignity

By Julian LeBaron with Antonio Cervantes
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... La mejor reforma política para México es la reforma ciudadana

August 14, 2011


Sicilia's Kisses

“I was also in the Caravan in Ciudad Juarez, I went to support myself and my family”

By Rene Torres Bejarano
Letter to the Critics of Hugs and Kisses

en español... Los besos de Sicilia

August 22, 2011


US Government Informant Helped Sinaloa Narcos Stay Out of Jail

Mexican Lawyer Who Was Trusted Associate of "Chapo" Guzman Allegedly Paid Off Corrupt Mexican Officials, All Under the Watch of US Agencies

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

en español... Informante de E.U.A ayudó a narcos de Sinaloa a salir de prisión

August 7, 2011


Statement by Javier Sicilia on Suspending Dialogue With Mexican Lawmakers

Citing Congress's Failure to Listen to the Voices of the Citizens, Movement Organizer Calls for Mobilizations on August 14

By Javier Sicilia
Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity, Mexico

August 6, 2011


The War on Drugs and the Mexican Movement to End It

“It's a Welcome Escape From the Seemingly Insurmountable Sectarianism that Has Plagued Social Movements for Centuries”

By Quincy Saul
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

August 6, 2011


Civil Resistance in Tepoztlán, Mexico: What Can Social Movements Learn Today?

Writer María Rosas Tells the Story of How Residents Defeated Big Business Interests

By Aldo Orellana López
Class of 2011, School of Authentic Journalism

en español... Resistencia civil en Tepoztlán: ¿Qué pueden aprender de esa lucha los movimientos sociales de hoy?

August 4, 2011


40 Stories, 40 Translations, and Two Videos from the School of Authentic Journalism

We Have Only Just Begun to Write

By Al Giordano
The Field

en español... 40 historias, 40 traducciones, y dos videos de la Escuela de Periodismo Auténtico

August 4, 2011


“It's Time to Stop Being Victims”

Words from Julián LeBaron to Congress and the Nation

By Julián LeBarón and Antonio Cervantes
Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity, Mexico

en español... “Es tiempo de dejar de ser víctimas”

August 3, 2011


After Four Months of Struggle in Mexico, a Lesson for the Cynics

The Movement Inspired by Javier Sicilia and Family Members of Drug War Victims Is Already Achieving Policy Changes

By Al Giordano
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Cuatro meses de lucha en México, una lección para los cínicos

August 2, 2011


US Court Documents Claim Sinaloa “Cartel” Is Protected by US Government

Deal Allegedly Gave Sinaloa Bosses Immunity in Exchange for Providing Info on Rival Drug Organizations

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

en español... Documentos afirman que EUA protege al "Cartel de Sinaloa”

July 31, 2011


Remarks of Javier Sicilia to the Mexican National Congress at Chapultepec Castle

The Poet Cited Ezra Pound: “When a man betrays his word, or his word is worth nothing, or that man is worth nothing.”

By Javier Sicilia
Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity, Mexico

en español... Comentarios de Javier Sicilia al Congreso Nacional Mexicano en el Castillo de Chapultepec

July 30, 2011


US Officials Say They Won't Give a Reason for Blocking Mexican Human Rights Defender's Flight

When Asked About the Incident, Transportation Security Administration Agency Cites 'Security' Matters

By Erin Rosa
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

July 26, 2011


NFL Players Showed the Power of Organizing Strategically

They Studied Martin Luther King, the Egyptian Revolution, and Other Struggles to Win their Union Victory over NFL Owners

By Al Giordano
The Field

July 25, 2011


First Fantasy Football-a-thon to Benefit The Fund for Authentic Journalism

Announcing "The Authentic League," Where NFL Football Fanatics Can Make Their Addiction Work for a Worthy Cause

By Al Giordano
The Authentic League

July 25, 2011


Congress Told of Strategy Behind Fast and Furious Months Before Its Launch

Former Deputy Attorney General Laid Out Game Plan in Testimony Delivered in March 2009

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

en español... El Congreso fue informado de la estrategia de Rápido y Furioso meses antes de su lanzamiento

July 24, 2011


Open Letter to Conscious Men and Women Of This World

“Offenses and Threats That Are Always Happening to Us from the Gringo Government... They Touched Me Last Night”

By Raquel Gutiérrez Aguilar
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Carta abierta a los hombres y mujeres sensibles de este mundo

July 22, 2011


Lawmakers Doth Protest Too Much over ATF’s Fast and Furious Scandal

Congress Continues to Ignore House of Death Cover-up Spawned During Bush Administration

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

en español... ¿Acaso los legisladores están protestando suficiente sobre el escándalo ATA Rápido y Furioso?

July 17, 2011


Mexican Military Commander Removed Following Disappearance Investigation

Shake Up Happens After Morelos Lawmakers Support Withdraw of Soldiers from Streets

By Erin Rosa
Via the Narcosphere

en español... Trasladan a General militar mexicano ante investigación de desaparición

July 13, 2011


Mexico’s State of Morelos: "We've Been Trained in the Art of Resistance"

From the Revolution of 1910 to the Civil Resistance of 2011, a Small State Continues to Shake a Nation

By Hanna Nikkanen
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... El Estado de Morelos, México: “Hemos sido entrenados en el arte de la resistencia civil”

July 11, 2011


ATF’s Fast and Furious Seems Colored With Shades of Iran/Contra Scandal

Congressional Inquiry Raising Specter of Spooks in the Soup

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

July 11, 2011


Mexican Military Accused of Drug War Disappearance

Arrest of Suspects in Murder of Jethro Ramsses Sánchez Santana Leaves Unanswered Questions

By Erin Rosa
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Militares mexicanos acusados de desaparición forzada

July 6, 2011


Mexican Government Treats Disappeared Like “Collateral Damage”

Growing Movement Against Drug War Is Pushing Back Against Impunity

By Tadeu Breda, Irene Caselli, Kanya D'Almeida, Candice Vallantin and Katie Walsh
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... El gobierno mexicano trata a los desaparecidos como “daños colaterales”

July 5, 2011


House of Death Informant Files Lawsuit Against US Government

Former Mexican Cop Who Helped Oversee House in Juarez Used for Torture and Murder Claims ICE Still Owes Him Money

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

July 4, 2011


“We Didn't Have Our Sons and Daughters for War”

Indigenous Peoples From Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Paraguay, Peru and Mexico Meet in Cauca, Colombia

By Mercedes Osuna
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... “No parimos hijos e hijas para la guerra”

June 28, 2011


Drug War Victims Confront Mexican President

In a Meeting With Felipe Calderón, Citizens Talk About Their Loses, Their Pain, and the Failed Strategy of the War on Drugs

By Carolina Corral
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... El encuentro en el Castillo: Calderón y las víctimas de su guerra contra las drogas

June 27, 2011


Raided Mexican Ranch Linked to US Drug War Corruption

Former CIA Asset Claims US Special Forces Assisted Mexican Soldiers In Assault on Stash Site

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

June 20, 2011


Video: Barrel of Laughs

Serbian Resistance Organizer Ivan Marovic Explains How to Create a "Dilemma Action" Using Humor to Weaken the Power of Tyrants

By School of Authentic Journalism, artwork by Nathan Mpangala
NNTV

June 17, 2011


If Crime Is Organized, then Why Not Us?

Sicilia: “We Are Taking the First Steps in this Great Crusade to Dignify Our Country”

By Marta Molina
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Si el Crimen está organizado, porqué nosotros no?

June 16, 2011


A Mexican Movement at a Crossroads: A Paper Pact or an Organized Community?

While the Media and Some Activists Obsess Upon the “National Pact,” a Deeper History Unfolds Among Drug War Victims

By Al Giordano
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Un Movimiento Mexicano en la encrucijada: Un Pacto de papel o una comunidad organizada?

June 16, 2011


LeBaron in Durango: “The Solution is With Us”

Former Municipal Police Officer Oscar Hernández of the State of Mexico Calls Upon “Good Police to Abandon Your Uniforms and Join the Movement”

By Julián LeBaron with Antonio Cervantes
Caravan of Solace

en español... LeBaron en Durango: “La solución está en nosotros”

June 14, 2011


Julian LeBaron, in Zacatecas, Speaks of Community Organizing as a Strategy to End the Violence

“The Neighbors Began to Organize Block by Block in the Neighborhoods Where They Live”

By Julian LeBaron with Antonio Cervantes
Caravan of Solace

en español... Julián LeBaron, en Zacatecas, habla de organización comunitaria como estrategia para combatir la violencia

June 14, 2011


LeBaron in Chihuahua: May This Caravan Live Forever!

“Today I Get Off the Victims’ Bus to Be an Agent of Change and Work in My Community”

By Julian LeBaron with Antonio Cervantes
Caravan of Solace

en español... LeBaron en Chihuahua: ¡Que viva esta Caravana por siempre!

June 12, 2011


Mexico Caravan vs. the Drug War Finds Coherence and Unity in Chihuahua

Thousands, with Javier Sicilia, Install Plaque in Memory of Marisela Escobedo, on the Morning Before the Caravan’s Arrival in Ciudad Juárez

By Marta Molina and Al Giordano
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... En Chihuahua la Caravana en contra de la Guerra contra las drogas encuentra coherencia y unidad

June 10, 2011


“Authentic Journalism Offers a Solution to Problems,” Al Giordano Says

While Traditional Journalism Dies, Social Communication From the People Gets Stronger

By Ingrid Morris
Class of 2011, School of Authentic Journalism

en español... “El periodismo auténtico contribuye a la solución de problemas” afirma Al Giordano

June 10, 2011


LeBaron in Torreón, Mexico: “Do You See How Much Power We Have?”

“There Is Not a Hit Man nor a Kidnapper Who Would Dare Raise His Hand Here”

By Julián LeBaron and Antonio Cervantes
Caravan of Solace

en español... LeBaron en Torreón, México: “¿Se dan cuenta de nuestro poder?”

June 10, 2011


Federal Police Raid Human Rights Center in Ciudad Juárez

The Human Rights Center of Paso del Norte in Juárez Was Actively Involved in Javier Sicilia’s Caravan for Peace

By Candice Vallantin
Special to the Narco News Bulletin

en español... La Policía Federal allana centro de derechos humanos en Ciudad Juárez

June 7, 2011


“The Violence is Not In the Guns or the Drugs. The Violence Is Within Us.”

Remarks of Julian LeBaron in San Luis Potosí, in the Caravan to Ciudad Juárez to Stop the War

By Julián LeBaron
Caravan of Solace

en español... “La violencia no está en las armas ni en las drogas. La violencia está en nosotros.”

June 6, 2011


Javier Sicilia Slams the Politics of Insult and Gives the Movement a Lesson in Nonviolence

“The Violence Begins by Shouting Insults,” He Warns Activists, Who Then Join Him in Five Minutes of Silence and Reflection

By Marta Molina and Al Giordano
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Sicilia rechaza la política del insulto y da una lección de noviolencia al movimiento

June 6, 2011


The National Caravan To End Mexico's Drug War Begins

“This Is a Lesson in Democracy. It Is Proof That You Can Live in Solidarity, United,” Says Javier Sicilia

By Erin Rosa
Special to the Narco News Bulletin

en español... La Caravana Nacional para el final de la Guerra contra las Drogas Comienza

June 6, 2011


US Special Ops Troops Deployed in Mexico, Leaked Briefing Confirms

Document, Prepared At the Request of a “Tea Party” Congressman, Indicates the 7th Special Forces Group “Has Conducted Operations in Every Latin American Country”

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

en español... Tropas especiales de los EEUU desplegadas en México, confirma informe filtrado

June 5, 2011


The Nonviolent Occupation of Ciudad Juárez

Actions of Presence and Actions of Conscience

By Antonio Cervantes
Caravan of Solace

en español... La Ocupación pacifica de Ciudad Juárez

June 2, 2011


Pilgrimage to the Sources of Javier Sicilia, the Poet Who Is Shaking Mexico

The Philosophical, Literary and Political Roots of the Man Who Has Converted Many Struggles into One: to End the Violent War on Drugs

By Marta Molina
Class of 2011, School of Authentic Journalism

en español... Peregrinación a las fuentes de Javier Sicilia, el poeta que estremece a México

June 1, 2011


Sicilia to Journalists: “I Think My Son Would be Very Proud”

Remarks to the Graduating Class of the 2011 School of Authentic Journalism, May 21, Mexico City

By Javier Sicilia
Transcript by Henry Taksier

en español... Sicilia a los periodistas: “Yo creo que mi hijo estaría orgulloso”

June 1, 2011


US Drug-War Policy Planting the Seeds of Civil-Society Destruction

Rising Murder Rate Is Byproduct of Decades of Legal and Covert US Arms Shipments to Latin America

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

May 30, 2011


Torture Firm Risks Incorporated Tied To Destructive Evictions in Haiti

US Security Firm Caught Training Mexican Police in Torture Techniques Is Working in the Caribbean

By Ansel Herz
Special to the Narco News Bulletin

May 29, 2011


“The People Are Ultimately Those Who Are in Charge, and the Government Must Know That”

Oscar Olivera Challenges His Old Friend and President Evo Morales’ Administration from Below and to the Left

By Irene Caselli
Class of 2011, School of Authentic Journalism

May 27, 2011


Organizer of US Families of Murder Victims, Renny Cushing, Responds to Mexican Call for US Involvement in Stopping the Drug War

Caravans from US Cities to Converge on El Paso and Juárez to Meet with Mexican Caravan Inspired by Javier Sicilia

By Terri Bennett
Class of 2011, School of Authentic Journalism

en español... Organizador de familias de víctimas de homicidio en EU, Renny Cushing, se une a los mexicanos a parar la Guerra de las Drogas

May 27, 2011


Javier Sicilia to Narco News: “Journalists Amplify the Voice of Civil Society”

A Surprise Visit to the School of Authentic Journalism’s Graduation Dinner Brought a Lengthy Discussion with Participants

By Henry Taksier
Class of 2011, School of Authentic Journalism

en español... Javier Sicilia a Narco News: “Los periodistas amplifican la voz de la sociedad civil”.

May 26, 2011


The Measure of a Movement: Stephen Zunes on Nonviolent Resistance

The Perpetual Writing Machine Comes to the 2011 School of Authentic Journalism

By Tyler Stringfellow
Class of 2011, School of Authentic Journalism

May 26, 2011


Radio: A Medium that Revolutionizes

Veteran Radio Newsman Andrew Stelzer Teaches Print, Online and Video Journalists the Basics of Audio Reporting

By Sandra Vi Sánchez
Class of 2011, School of Authentic Journalism

en español... Radio: el medio que revoluciona…

May 26, 2011


Janet Cherry: “Even If You Think There Is No Space, You Can Create that Space.”

South African Veteran of the Defeat of Apartheid Cites Four Key Components of a Successful Movement: Sustained Action, Mobilization, Strategy and Common Goals

By Aoife Allen
Class of 2011, School of Authentic Journalism

en español... Janet Cherry: “Aunque creas que no hay un espacio, puedes crear ese espacio”

May 26, 2011


Laughing in the Face of Repression

Serbian Revolutionary Ivan Marovic Shares His Experience with School of Authentic Journalism

By Henry Taksier
Class of 2011, School of Authentic Journalism

en español... Riéndose en la cara de la represión

May 26, 2011


Egypt’s Revolution Retold by Four Who Helped Make It Happen

In Mexico, Noha Atef, Namees Arnous, Joe Rizk and Maria Dayton Share their Experience with Eighty International Journalists

By Alphonce Shiundu
Class of 2011, School of Authentic Journalism

en español... La Revolución Egipcia contada por cuatro de los que ayudaron a hacerla posible

May 25, 2011


Tahrir Square as It Happened

Egyptian Journalist Namees Arnous Recounts for the School of Authentic Journalism Her Days and Nights in the Revolution of 2011

By Alphonce Shiundu
Class of 2011, School of Authentic Journalism

en español... Así ocurrió en Plaza Tahrir

May 25, 2011


Journalist Anabel Hernández Won't Stop Fighting Corruption in Mexico Despite Death Threats

Her Book, "The Lords of the Narco," Has Sold 75,000 Copies in Mexico and Will Soon Be Available in English

By Tadeu Breda
Class of 2011, School of Authentic Journalism

en español... Los tiros de la verdad

May 25, 2011


Egypt: How We Did It When the Media Would Not

The First in a Series on The Daily Life of Egypt's Revolution and a Manual on How a Civil Resistance Was Built to Win

By Aalam Wassef (Narrator)
Narco News TV

en español... Egipto: Cómo lo hicimos cuando los medios no lo harían

May 24, 2011


The Art of Authentic Journalism According to Bill Conroy

“In a better world, his reporting would be given awards,” says Charles Bowden. “Of course in a better world, the US government would not be conspiring to murder Mexican citizens.”

By Candice Vallantin
Class of 2011, School of Authentic Journalism

en español... Bill Conroy y el arte del periodismo de investigación

May 23, 2011


Javier Sicilia and North American Organizers Present Caravan Bound for Ciudad Juárez

“In This March We Are Again Embracing Ourselves Amidst This Pain and Recognizing Ourselves Through Love”

By Lucero Mendizábal
Class of 2011, School of Authentic Journalism

en español... Presenta Javier Sicilia y organizadores norteamericanos a la Caravana con destino a la Ciudad de Juárez

May 22, 2011


“We Will Continue Working Even if Julian Assange Is in Jail”

Natalia Viana, Independent Collaborator of WikiLeaks in Brazil, Speaks on the Organization’s Ability to Transform the Core Principles of Journalism

By Tadeu Breda
Class of 2011, School of Authentic Journalism

en español... “Seguimos trabajando tras la prisión de Julian Assange”

May 22, 2011


"Gringoyo" Offers Another "Flavor" to Video Journalists

Mexico-Based Filmmaker Gregory Berger Melds Parody and Reporting to Make Videos on Social Movements "Go Viral"

By Alex Elgee
Class of 2011, School of Authentic Journalism

May 20, 2011


A Revolution Is Like “Good Sex”

The Ivan Marovic Story Is Coming to a Street Theater Near You

By Kanya D’Almeida
Class of 2011, School of Authentic Journalism

en español... Una Revolución es como tener "buen sexo"

May 19, 2011


Egyptian Noha Atef Shatters Silence on Police Torture

Blogger Demonstrated Coolness Under Pressure, Smart Tactics, Strategy and Vision

By Katie Walsh
Class of 2011, School of Authentic Journalism

en español... Egipcia Noha Atef quiebra el silencio sobre la tortura policiaca

May 19, 2011


Buckle Down and Enjoy the Ride to the Land of Authentic Journalism

Scholars from Around the World Attend the Inaugural Dinner for the Narco News School of Authentic Journalism

By Arzu Geybullayeva
Special to the Narco News Bulletin

en español... Abróchense los cinturones y disfruten el viaje a la tierra del Periodismo Auténtico

May 18, 2011


Javier Sicilia Speech from the Zócalo in Mexico City

The Mexican Poet and Journalist Speaks on May 8 After Silent March from Cuernavaca

By Javier Sicilia
Translated by Narco News

en español... Sicilia en el Zócalo: cambio radical o boicot electoral

May 10, 2011


Mexico Marches Over Deadly Cost of War on Drugs

More Than 90,000 Show Up in Mexico City Zócalo to Demand an End to the Violence

By William Lloyd George
The Independent

May 9, 2011


Zapatistas Flood San Cristóbal by the Thousands, Join Call to Stop the War

Saturday's Silent March in Chiapas Was Prelude to Sunday's Convergence on Mexico City

By Natalie Long
Special to the Narco News Bulletin

en español... Zapatistas inundan San Cristóbal por miles, se unen al llamado a detener la guerra

May 8, 2011


Learning to Walk Again with Javier Sicilia

The Silent March Against the Drug War Entered Mexico City, and with It, a Second Wind for Change

By Al Giordano
The Field

en español... Aprendiendo a caminar otra vez con Javier Sicilia

May 7, 2011


The March Advances to Mexico City Amidst Silence and Cheerfulness

Raúl Vera, Rius, Eduardo Gallo, Julian Lebarón, and Francisco Rebolledo Attend

By Jaime Luis Brito
La Jornada

en español... La marcha avanza hacia el DF en medio del silencio y el ánimo

May 6, 2011


Narco News Is On the Front Lines of Journalism in the 21st Century

The School of Authentic Journalism is Bringing Together Journalists Who are Redefining the Meaning of Journalism

By Quincy Saul
Class of 2011, School of Authentic Journalism

en español... Narco News está en la línea del frente del siglo XXI

May 5, 2011


Cuernavaca March Begins: “It Seems Calderón Didn't Hear Me,” Says Javier Sicilia

Diverse Sectors of the Mexican Public Join the Silent March to the Capital

By Carolina Corral
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Comienza en Cuernavaca la marcha: “Parece que Calderón no me oyó,” dice Javier Sicilia

May 5, 2011


Cuernavaca Preparing for Four Day March to Mexico City to Stop the War

A Contingent of Victims: Family Members of Murdered Immigrants Join the March

By Carolina Corral
Special to the Narco News Bulletin

en español... Cuernavaca se prepara para caminata de 4 días al DF para exigir un Alto a la Guerra!

May 4, 2011


Institutional Violence In Acámbaro, Southern Municipality of Mexico's Guanajuato

Acámbaro Besieged by Hundreds of Police With Weapons and Masks, With Some Dressed in Civilian Clothes in Unmarked Vans

By Andrés Casar
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Violencia institucional en Acámbaro, municipio sureño del estado de Guanajuato

May 4, 2011


The Kind of Work Ethic I Can Relate To

Narco News Tells the Truth and the Story the Way It Is, Without Spin

By Ela Stapley
Class of 2011, School of Authentic Journalism

en español... La clase de ética de trabajo que puede relacionarse conmigo

May 4, 2011


Defend Honest Journalism About Social Movements

“Please support me in crafting my voice and sharpening my tools.”

By Anya Bird
Class of 2011, School of Authentic Journalism

en español... Defienda al periodismo honesto de los movimientos sociales

May 2, 2011


Video Communiqué to the People of Morelos, of Mexico and the World

A Call to the People of Morelos, of Mexico, and of the World, to Hang Plaques with the Names of Those Who Have Died Because of the “War on Drugs”

By Javier Sicilia
Narco News TV

May 1, 2011


I Want to Be a Full Time Authentic Journalist

“Attending the School of Authentic Journalism Will Help Me Report on Social Change at the Source”

By Aoife Allen
Class of 2011, School of Authentic Journalism

en español... Quiero ser una periodista auténtica de tiempo completo

April 29, 2011


Letter to don Javier Sicilia from Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos

“The Indigenous Zapatistas Will March in Silence in the City of San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas”

By Subcomandante Marcos
Zapatista Army of National Liberation

en español... Carta a Don Javier Sicilia de Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos

April 28, 2011


Cuernavaca Peace Fountain Waters Turn Blood Red in Protest vs. Drug War

A Month After the Murder of Juan Francisco Sicilia and Other Young People, a National Forum Begins

By Carolina Corral
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Se tiñe del color de la sangre el agua de la Paloma de la Paz en Cuernavaca

April 28, 2011


Mexico Preparing to Sue US Companies Deemed Culpable for Drug-War Crimes

Mexican Government Will Pursue Civil Lawsuits Over Arms Trafficking and Money Laundering

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

en español... México se prepara para demandar a compañías estadounidenses consideradas culpables por crímenes de la guerra contra las drogas

April 27, 2011


Javier Sicilia: The Resurrection of the Country is the Goal of Nonviolent Insurrection

“Not Only Are There Criminals Outside, There Are Also Criminals Who Protect Them from Inside Institutions” Says the Poet and Journalist

By Patricia Guerrero
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Javier Sicilia: La resurrección de un país, el objetivo de la insurrección pacífica

April 27, 2011


Authentic Journalism Shakes Up the Powers that Be

To Keep the Fire of Resistance Burning We Need Your Support

By Cheyenne Cary
Class of 2011, School of Authentic Journalism

en español... El periodismo auténtico sacude a los poderes existentes

April 27, 2011


Mexican Army Violates University Autonomy

While Congress Pushes Repressive Security Law, Armed Soldiers in Mexico City Enter National University

By Fernando León
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Ejército Mexicano viola autonomía universitaria

April 26, 2011


Mexican Narco-Trafficker’s Revelation Exposes Drug War’s Duplicity

Trail of Government Intrigue Leads Back to Cocaine Jet That Crashed in Mexico’s Yucatan

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

en español... Revelación de narcotraficante mexicano expone la duplicidad en la guerra contra las drogas

April 25, 2011


“Spring Breakers without Borders,” a Documentary From a Violent Mexico

Documentary Filmmaker Greg Berger Satirizes “the Toxic Policies” of the US Against Mexico

By Arturo Rodríguez Garcia
Proceso magazine

en español... “Spring breakers sin miedo”, un documental del México violento

April 25, 2011


Help Me Become a Better Journalist Than I've Ever Been

The School of Authentic Journalism Teaches Us How to Report on the Struggles We Believe In

By Hanna Nikkanen
Class of 2011, School of Authentic Journalism

en español... Ayúdenme a ser mejor periodista de lo que he sido

April 25, 2011


Impunity

Trailer for the Hard-Hitting Documentary on Paramilitary Violence in Colombia and the Citizenry's Efforts to Seek Justice

By Juan José Lozano & Hollman Morris
Morris Productions

April 24, 2011


Calderón Pal Ugalde Smears Javier Sicilia on Washington DC Facebook Page

Forgive them, Facebook. They Know Not What They Do

By Al Giordano
The Field

en español... Amigo de Calderón desprestigia a Javier Sicilia en página de Facebook de Washington DC

April 22, 2011


Authentic Journalism Means Listening to the Voices of the People

The School of Authentic Journalism Will Teach Me How to Create Media that Matters

By Terri Bennett
Class of 2011, School of Authentic Journalism

en español... El periodismo auténtico significa escuchar las voces de la gente

April 22, 2011


Support Authentic Journalism for a Better Democracy

The School of Authentic Journalism Makes the World a Better Place for Humanity

By Buya Jammeh
Class of 2011, School of Authentic Journalism

en español... Apoyen al periodismo auténtico para una mejor democracia

April 20, 2011


Homero Aridjis: “Only Civil Resistance Will Save Mexico”

“Students, Farmers, the Popular and Middle Classes, Can Do Something Against the Impunity”

By Carina Pérez García
Noticias.net.mx

en español... Sólo la resistencia civil salvará a México: Homero Aridjis

April 18, 2011


The State Government of Morelos, Mexico, Kidnaps Memorial Plaques of the Victims of the War on Drugs

Citizens Organize to Put the Names of the Murdered Up Again on the Wall of the Government Palace

By Carolina Corral
Narco News Cuernavaca

en español... El Gobierno del Estado de Morelos México, secuestra las placas memoriales de las víctimas de la Guerra contra las drogas

April 18, 2011


My Chance to Work with Some of the World’s Most Talented Journalists

The School of Authentic Journalism Offers an Escape from Boring and Recycled News Reporting

By Henry Taksier
Class of 2011, School of Authentic Journalism

en español... Mi oportunidad de trabajar con algunos de los periodistas más talentosos del mundo

April 18, 2011


Giovanni Proiettis Has to Return to Mexico

Thinkers, Journalists and Organizers Demand the Return of the Deported Journalist

By Journalists, Intellectuals, and Artists from Mexico and the World
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Giovanni Proiettis tiene que regresar a México
em português... Giovanni Proiettis Deve Voltar ao Mexico
auf Deutsch... Giovanni Proiettis Muss nach Mexiko Zurück
en français... Giovanni Proiettis doit rentrer au Mexique
in italiano... Giovanni Proiettis deve tornare in Messico

April 17, 2011


Mexico: The Hour of the Poet

"There are times in history when unexpected events suddenly alter the social landscape and change the political rules of the game."

By Kent Paterson
The Salem News

April 17, 2011


Deported Journalist Gianni Proiettis Speaks from Rome

The First Journalist Expelled from Mexico in the Twenty-First Century Plans to Return to His Home of 18 Years

By Al Giordano
The Field

en español... El periodista deportado, Gianni Proiettis, habla desde Roma

April 17, 2011


Professor and Italian Journalist Gianni Proiettis Deported From Mexico

Immigration Authorities Held Him Incommunicado Until His Unexplained Deportation

By Mercedes Osuna
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Gianni Proiettis, catedrático y periodista italiano, deportado de México

April 16, 2011


Mexican Government Detains Italian Journalist Gianni Proiettis… Again

Arrested and Released in December, With an Apology From the Chiapas Government, This Time National Immigration Authorities Are Holding Him

By Al Giordano
The Field

en español... Gobierno mexicano detiene al periodista italiano Gianni Proiettis... otra vez

April 15, 2011


Authentic Journalism Tells the Stories That Aren't Told

Support A Committed Journalism That Will Build a Social Transformation

By Aldo Orellana López
Class of 2011, School of Authentic Journalism

en español... El periodismo auténtico tiene la necesidad de contar historias que no son contadas

April 15, 2011


US-Backed Programs Supplying the Firepower for Mexico’s Soaring Murder Rate

Felipe Calderón's Drug War Has Become a Hot Market for US Arms Trade

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

en español... Programas apoyados por los EEUU abastecen armas para el aumento de las muertes en México

April 14, 2011


Stop the War, for a Just Mexico in Peace

The Call for a National March

By Javier Sicilia
Translated by Narco News

en español... Detengan la Guerra, por un México justo y en paz

April 14, 2011


Wide Coalition Calls for National Mexico City “Stop the War” March on May 8

Neighbors and Townspeople Discuss the Creation of Local Constituent Assemblies

By Al Giordano
The Field

en español... Amplia coalición convoca una marcha para "detener la guerra" en la Ciudad de México el 8 de mayo

April 13, 2011


The Narco News School of Authentic Journalism Represents a Point of No Return

Support This Attempt to Move Beyond the Mundane Mass Culture of News

By Kanya D’Almeida
Class of 2011, School of Authentic Journalism

en español... La Escuela de Periodismo Auténtico representa un punto sin retorno

April 13, 2011


Javier Sicilia Posts First Names on Drug War's "Vietnam Wall"

Tuesday's "Dilemma Action" Was Warm Up for Wednesday's Major Announcement to Come

By Al Giordano
The Field

en español... Javier Sicilia escribe los primeros nombres en el "Muro de Vietnam" de la Guerra contra las drogas

April 13, 2011


Javier Sicilia Wakes Up Mexico

One Man or Woman Can Reestablish the Proper Social Order of an Entire Country... See How Javier Sicilia Has Done It in Mexico

By NNTV
The Latest from Narco News TV

en español... Javier Sicilia Despierta a México

April 12, 2011


Seven More Years?

US and Mexican Officials Make Contradictory Claims on Successes and Failures of the “War on Drugs”

By Zach Lindsey
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... ¿Siete años más?

April 11, 2011


Help Us Build an Other Way to Communicate

Narco News Offers View of Reality Away from Large Media Empires

By Iván Sánchez López
Class of 2011, School of Authentic Journalism

en español... Ayúdanos a construir otra manera de comunicar

April 11, 2011


How to Walk Like an Egyptian: Egypt's Tahrir Square, April 8

An Eight-Minute Viral Video that Serves as a Manual on How to Defeat an Army Militarily, without Throwing Rocks or Engaging in "First World Activist" Riot Porn

By AllNighter
Egyptian Viral Video Maker

en español... Como caminar como un egipcio: Plaza Tahrir, Egipto, 8 de abril

April 10, 2011


Why They Are Marching Against Drug War Violence

Mexican Citizens, In Their Own Words

By Erin Rosa
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Porqué están marchando por la violencia de la guerra contra las drogas

April 10, 2011


And This Is What History Looks Like in Mexico

Yesterday's Mass Marches to End the Drug War and Send the Army Back to Its Barracks, and "Arab Spring" in Cuernavaca

By Al Giordano
The Field

en español... Y así es como se ve la historia en México

April 7, 2011


An Authentic Journalist Speaks from a Free Egypt

“Let me tell you a story about media and revolution.”

By Namees Arnous
Class of 2011, School of Authentic Journalism

en español... Una periodista auténtica habla desde un Egipto libre

April 7, 2011


Javier Sicilia Proposes the Legalization of Drugs, Not Impunity for Criminals

The Mexican Journalist and Poet Who Has Sparked a Mass National Protest Has a Solution to the "War on Drugs"

By José Gil Olmos
Proceso

en español... Javier Sicilia propone legalización de drogas, no impunidad para criminales

April 6, 2011


A Year After Expropriations, Mexico City's Superhighway Suspended

The Federal Bureau of Environmental Protection Orders The Project To Be Postponed

By Fernando León
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... A un año de las expropiaciones, la Supervía se tambalea

April 6, 2011


Mexico, You Have More Power Than You Know!

Time to “Go Egyptian” on the Drug War: A Narco News Editorial

By Al Giordano
Publisher, Narco News

en español... México, ¡Tienes más poder del que crees!

April 5, 2011


Armed Men Burn Down Homes of Family that Blew the Whistle on Mexico's “War on Drugs”

Family Member Says It's “Because We Don't Shut Up” About Military Human Rights Abuses

By Erin Rosa
Via the Narcosphere

April 5, 2011


Javier Sicilia's Open Letter to Mexico's Politicians and Criminals

After the Murder of the Poet and Journalist's Son, a Call to the Nation's Citizenry to Come Out into the Streets on Wednesday

By Javier Sicilia
Translated from Proceso by Narco News

en español... Javier Sicilia: Carta abierta a políticos y criminales
en français... Javier Sicilia: lettre ouverte aux politiques et criminels

April 4, 2011


Keep the Dream Alive, Man!

Help Ensure the Work of a Whole New Generation of Authentic Journalists

By Candice Vallantin
Class of 2011, School of Authentic Journalism

en español... ¡Mantengan el sueño vivo!

April 4, 2011


Bahrain 101

A Small Country with a Big Struggle Needs Global Support and Attention

By Hanna Nikkanen
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

April 4, 2011


US Private Sector Providing Drug-War Mercenaries to Mexico

Job Posting Seeks Former Soldiers to Provide Urban Warfare, Counterinsurgency Training

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

en español... Sector privado de los EEUU proporciona mercenarios de guerra a México
em português... Setor privado dos EUA fornece mercenários da guerra às drogas ao México

April 3, 2011


Where Next for #Revolution?

We Love This Video by Our Australian Friends at Rap News, Which Imagines North Africa's Revolutionary Tide Coming to the United States

By Rap News
NNTV

April 1, 2011


Mexico's Largest Media Corporation Behind Plan to Censor Drug War Coverage

The “Mexico Initiative” PR Campaign Returns To Distort and Sanitize News Reports

By Erin Rosa
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... El medio corporativo más grande de México detrás del plan para censurar la cobertura de la guerra contra las drogas

March 28, 2011


The Inevitable Spectacle of the Aristide Myth

Historical Amnesia in the International Media about Haiti

By Nick Stratton
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

March 28, 2011


Tahrir and Beyond: Ten Days That Shook My World

From the Heart of Egypt's Resistance to a Madrid Gathering of Authentic Journalists, Something New Is Being Born

By Al Giordano
The Field

en español... Tahrir y más allá: Diez días que sacudieron mi mundo

March 25, 2011


Communities in Jalisco Organize for the Final Battle Against the El Zapotillo Dam

In Addition to a Legal Strategy, Residents are Betting on Community Organizing

By Fernando León
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Comunidades en Jalisco se organizan para la batalla final en contra de la presa El Zapotillo

March 23, 2011


Evidence of “Extrajudicial” Death Squads Emerging in Mexico

Leaked State Department Cable Claims Juárez Business Leaders Hired Former Zetas for “Protection”

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

March 20, 2011


Meet the 41 Narco News Authentic Journalism Scholars, Class of 2011

These Talents of Social Conscience Will Come Together for Ten Days of Intensive Training in Mexico in May

By Al Giordano
President, School of Authentic Journalism

en español... Conozcan a los 41 estudiantes de la Escuela de Periodismo Auténtico de Narco News, generación 2011

March 14, 2011


ATF’s PR Gun Busts Perpetuate Drug-War Fairy Tale

Federal Agency’s “Good Story” Spin Conceals Ugly Underbelly of the Drug War

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

March 14, 2011


Neighbors Score Victory in Mexico City Sports Stadium Fight

Local Government Says Residents Have Won Campaign To Save Two Public Parks

By Erin Rosa
Via the Narcosphere

March 10, 2011


Bolivian President Uses Former DEA Agent’s Book to Send Message to the World

Evo Morales Challenging Media to Read Between the Lines of “The Big White Lie”

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

March 6, 2011


Reyes Family: “Militarization of Drug War in Mexico to Blame for Extortions, Kidnappings and Murders”

The Assassination of Juárez Human Rights Defender Josefina Reyes Salazar Has Been Followed by Continuing Attacks on Her Family

By Fernando León and Erin Rosa
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Familia Reyes: “La militarizacioń es gran parte la culpable de tanta extorsión, secuestros y asesinatos”
em português... México: “A militarização da guerra às drogas é a culpada por extorsão, sequestros e assassinatos”

March 2, 2011


Mexican Government Completes PR Investigation of US Agent’s Murder

Suspects Now in Custody Smell Like Scapegoats, Law Enforcement Sources Contend

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

en español... El Gobierno de México concluye la investigación sobre el asesinato del agente de los EEUU

February 27, 2011


Why Is TeleSur a Flop? Look No Farther than Its Libya Coverage

The People of Egypt Have Sent the Nation-States and Their Leaders Scrambling to Understand How the Old Geopolitical Map is Useless to Them Now

By Al Giordano
The Field

en español... ¿Por qué TeleSur es un fracaso? No busque más allá de su cobertura en Libia

February 23, 2011


Open Letter to Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard

A Letter From International Organizations About Mexico City's Superhighway Project

By Environmental and Civil Rights Organizations from the United States and Canada
With Twenty-Seven Organizations

en español... Carta abierta a Marcelo Ebrard, Jefe de Gobierno del Distrito Federal

February 21, 2011


Neighbors Affected By Different Mexico City Construction Projects Meet

They Are Coordinating the Creation of a Large Opposition Front Organized as Part of the First Assembly in Defense of the Land

By Fernando León
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Vecinos afectados por distintos proyectos en la Ciudad de México se reúnen

February 21, 2011


ICE Agent’s Murder In Mexico Could Become a Cold Case

Investigation Already Marked by Drug War Duplicity

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

en español... Asesinato de agente de ICE en México puede convertirse en un caso sin resolver

February 19, 2011


Keep Clif Alive

In Memory of Clif Garboden (1948-2011), the Conscience of American Journalism

By Al Giordano
The Boston Phoenix

February 19, 2011


ICE Agents Shot in Mexico Were Targeted, Ambushed, Law Enforcement Source Claims

US Agents Were Participating in Training With Mexican Law Enforcers

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

en español... Agentes de EEUU atacados en México eran el objetivo y fueron emboscados, afirman fuentes

February 15, 2011


US Teaching “Counterinsurgency” Courses To Mexican Military in Drug War

State Department Report Details Special Forces “Mobile Training Teams” South of the Border

By Erin Rosa
Via the Narcosphere

en español... Los EEUU dan cursos de “contrainsurgencia” a militares mexicanos en la guerra contra las drogas

February 13, 2011


Pentagon Fingered as a Source of Narco-Firepower in Mexico

The Big Clubs in Mexico’s Drug War Aren’t Slipping Through the Gun-Show Loophole

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

en español... El Pentágono señalado como fuente de la potencia bélica del narco en México

February 12, 2011


Tahrir Round: This Is What History Looks Like

What We Can Learn from the Strategy and Tactics of the Egyptian Civil Resistance

By Al Giordano
The Field

en español... El Círculo de Tahrir: Así es como se ve la historia

February 10, 2011


Interview with Pepe Luis Acacho from the García Moreno Prison in Quito, Ecuador

Pepe Luis Acacho Speaks with the CONAIE Communications Team at the García Moreno Prison in Quito

By The CONAIE Communications Team
Federation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE)

en español... Entrevista con Pepe Luis Acacho desde el Penal García Moreno de Quito, Ecuador

February 7, 2011


Why I've Removed My Journalism from the Huffington Post

The $315 Million Dollar Merger with AOL Will Have to Proceed Without Us

By Al Giordano
The Field

February 7, 2011


After Criticizing Bankers, Mexican Cartoonist's Account Canceled

Famous Caricaturist “El Fisgón” Says Banamex Closed Account With No Warning

By Erin Rosa
Via the Narcosphere

February 2, 2011


One Authentic Journalist’s Brave Struggle with... Herself

“I kinda sorta want you to donate to the School of Authentic Journalism”

By Katie Halper
Class of 2010, School of Authentic Journalism

en español... La valiente lucha de una periodista auténtica... con ella misma

January 31, 2011


Jailed Iran/Contra Whistleblower Claims US Prosecutor “Lied to Judge”

Cele Castillo Contends Proof of Deception is Now in the Court Record

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

January 30, 2011


An Interview with Noha Atef – Egyptian Journalist, Blogger and Dissident – on the Historic Events Underway in Her Country

“Mubarak’s Regime Is Dead… That Is What the People Want, and I Think That It Will Happen”

By Al Giordano
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Una entrevista con Noha Atef—periodista, blogger y disidente egipcia—sobre los acontecimientos actuales en su país

January 29, 2011


Julian Assange, Interviewed by the Brazilian People

“We have decided to expand our presence in Brazil,” the WikiLeaks Founder Announces

By Natalia Viana
Carta Capital

en español... Julian Assange entrevistado por el pueblo brasileño

January 27, 2011


Citizen Journalism and Civil Resistance: Announcing Workshop in Madrid, Spain, March 20-23

Deadline for Applications is Monday, January 31

By Al Giordano
The Field

January 27, 2011


State Department Looking for U.S.-Trained Zetas in All the Wrong Places

Leaked Cable Exposes Diplomatic Sleight of Hand

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

January 24, 2011


Organized Neighborhoods Oppose Transportation Projects in Mexico City

Mayor Marcelo Ebrard's Response to Nonviolent Resistance: Riot Police

By Fernando León and Erin Rosa

en español... Barrios organizados se oponen a proyectos de transporte en la Ciudad de México

January 21, 2011


NYC's Expert Witness Radio Opens New Year on Narco News Note

Authentic Journalism Hits the Radio Airwaves in Big Apple

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

January 19, 2011


Ten Days Left to Apply for a 2011 Authentic Journalism Scholarship

The January 23 Deadline Approaches to Complete the Application for the Session on Movement Strategies for Journalists

By Al Giordano
The Field

en español... Quedan 10 días para solicitar una beca para la Escuela de Periodismo Auténtico 2011

January 13, 2011


Why I’m Grateful for Narco News

After Ten Years, this Newspaper Has Demonstrated that Yesterday’s Heretic Is Today’s Visionary

By Greg Berger
Class of 2004, School of Authentic Journalism

en español... Porqué estoy agradecido por Narco News

January 13, 2011


Lanny Davis Fails To Secure Funds For Coup Regime In Honduras

Aid Program Through US Government's Millennium Challenge Corporation Won't Be Renewed

By Erin Rosa
Via the Narcosphere

en español... Lanny Davis fracasa en asegurar fondos para el régimen golpista en Honduras

January 11, 2011


Tucson: An Eye for an Eye Blinds All

“Progressive” Voices of Blame and Scapegoating Today Remind of Bush Administration Response to September 11

By Al Giordano
The Field

January 10, 2011


Pro-Coup Lobbyist Lanny Davis' Game Plan For Honduras

Memo Reveals “Rapid Response” Campaign Model To Back Lobo Government in Washington DC

By Erin Rosa
Via the Narcosphere

en español... El plan de juego para Honduras del cabildero golpista Lanny Davis

January 3, 2011


New Heads of DEA, DOJ's OPR Have Skeletons in House of Death Closet

Leonhart, Ashton Now in Key Posts; Cover-Up Continues

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

January 1, 2011


Don Andrés (1910-2011)

In the First Hours of the New Year, the Elder of Mexico's Indigenous National Congress and a School of Authentic Journalism Professor Passed Away

By Al Giordano
The Field

en español... Don Andrés (1910-2011)

January 1, 2011


Open Letter to Evo Morales and Álvaro García Against the Gasolinazo and for the Self Governance of Our People

The People Come First, not Numbers nor Statistics

By Oscar Olivera Foronda, Marcelo Rojas, Abraham Grandydier, Aniceto Hinojosa Vásquez and Carlos Oropeza
Bolivia

en español... Carta pública a Evo Morales y Álvaro García, contra el Gasolinazo y por el autogobierno de nuestro pueblo

December 30, 2010


Here's a Four-Letter Word to Describe Al Giordano: Dean

Narco News' School of Authentic Journalism Survives and Thrives Only With Your Support

By Richard Bell
Professor, School of Authentic Journalism

en español... He aquí una palabra de seis letras para describir a Al Giordano: decano

December 28, 2010


Residents Affected By Guerrero Dam Reorganize

Communities Are on Alert Following The Approval of the Project's Construction Budget

By Fernando León
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Habitantes afectados por presa en Guerrero se reorganizan

December 26, 2010


How the US Sees the Landless Movement in Brazil

New Cables Published by WikiLeaks Reveal that the US Embassy Is Deeply Concerned about the Landless People’s Movement (MST)

By Natalia Viana
WikiLeaks

December 24, 2010


$100 Million Drug-War Garrison Approved for U.S. - Mexican Border

Complex Will Prepare Soldiers, Law Enforcers to Cope with Mexican Civil War, Founder Says

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

December 22, 2010


Congressional Travel to Honduras Used to Support US Lawmaker's Business Interests

GOP Congressman Traveled With Campaign Contributors and Promoted Their Business Interests to Coup Regime

By Erin Rosa
Via the Narcosphere

en español... Viaje de congresista a Honduras utilizado para apoyar intereses empresariales de legisladores estadunidenses

December 20, 2010


Seasons Greetings & the Gifts that Keep on Giving

A Donation to The Fund for Authentic Journalism? Priceless.

By Al Giordano
Publisher, Narco News

en español... Felices Fiestas y los regalos que siguen dando

December 20, 2010


Chiapas Government Apologizes, Will Set Journalist Gianni Proiettis Free

Prosecutor Claims It Was a Case of Mistaken Identity

By Al Giordano
Publisher, Narco News

en español... Gobierno de Chiapas se disculpa, liberará a Gianni Proiettis

December 16, 2010


Chiapas Police Arrest Italian Professor & Journalist Gianni Proiettis

Il Manifiesto Correspondent’s Family Told Arrest Is for His Coverage of Cancun Climate Talks

By Al Giordano
Publisher, Narco News

en español... Policía de Chiapas arresta al profesor y periodista italiano Gianni Proiettis

December 16, 2010


The Narco Soap Opera: Televisa vs. Proceso

Both Mexican Media Outlets are Accusing Each Other of Being a Part of the Same War that They Have Exploited

By Fernando León
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... La narco-novela Televisa vs. Proceso

December 16, 2010


Authentic Journalism Needs You

Give Today to Support Yet Another Generation of Authentic Journalists from Around the World

By Milena Velis
Class of 2010, School of Authentic Journalism

en español... El Periodismo Auténtico le necesita

December 15, 2010


Announcing 40 Scholarships in Authentic Journalism in Mexico, May 2011

Ten Days of Intensive Training in Central Mexico: Video Production, Investigative & Online Reporting, and Movement Strategies for Journalists

By Al Giordano
President, School of Authentic Journalism

en español... Anunciando 40 becas en Periodismo Auténtico en México para mayo de 2011

December 12, 2010


Calm, Cunning and Courageous: Noha Atef speaks out for victims of torture

One School of Authentic Journalism Graduate, from Canada, Visits Another, in Egypt, and Describes Her Work

By Jillian Kestler-D'Amours
Loudmouth Magazine

December 10, 2010


State Department Cable Release Sheds Light on Bogotá Connection Corruption

Missive Made Public by WikiLeaks Invokes Name of CIA Asset Baruch Vega

By Bill Conroy
Via The Narcosphere

December 10, 2010


The Hundred Years Struggle of don Andrés

School of Authentic Journalism Professor and Co-Founder of Mexico’s Indigenous National Congress Reflects on His First Century

By Fernando León and Erin Rosa
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Los cien años de lucha de don Andrés

December 9, 2010


Leaked Embassy Cables Lend Credence to Prior Allegations of State Department Spying

Documents Released by WikiLeaks Could Serve as Evidence In Ongoing Congressional Investigation Focused on State Department, CIA

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

December 7, 2010


An Exclusive Interview with Julian Assange on the Eve of His Arrest

WikiLeaks Founder Denies Accusations, Says It’s Fascinating to See the Tentacles of the Corrupt American Elite

By Natalia Viana
Opera Mundi, translated by Narco News

en español... Entrevista exclusiva con Julian Assange en la víspera de su arresto
em português... Entrevista exclusiva com Julian Assange na véspera de sua prisão

December 7, 2010


Honduras Government Hires Pro-Coup Lobbyist Lanny Davis

After Defending Media Censorship and Abuses During Crisis, Ex-Clinton Official Now Working For Lobo Government

By Erin Rosa
Via the Narcosphere

en español... Gobierno hondureño contrata al cabildero golpista Lanny Davis

December 4, 2010


Mexican Government Eyes Invoking Martial Law-Like “Article 29” in Ongoing Drug War

Leaked State Department Cable Also Reveals Armed Forces Battling “Cartels” on Thin Legal Ground

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

December 3, 2010


Leaked Cable: Mexican Government Fears Losing Drug War, Public Support

Mexican Officials Were Desperate to Produce a “Tangible Success” in Narcotics Fight and Save President Felipe Calderón's Political Legacy

By Erin Rosa
Via the Narcosphere

December 2, 2010


Banamex v. Narco News Precedent Protects WikiLeaks, Too

Life Finds a Way, and Information Is Life

By Al Giordano
The Field

en español... El precedente de Banamex contra Narco News protege también a WikiLeaks

December 1, 2010


Canadian Mining Corporation Receives Permits in Mexican Indigenous Territory

Local Communities Reject Operations On Their Ancestral Land

By Fernando León
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Corporación minera canadiense recibe concesiones en territorio indígena en México

November 29, 2010


State Department “Secret Cable” Lays Out U.S. Intelligence-Gathering Agenda in Paraguay

Document Calls for Obtaining “Fingerprints, Facial Images, Iris Scans and DNA” on Nation’s Political Leaders

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

November 28, 2010


Memo Reveals US State Department Knew Honduras Coup Was Illegal, Did Not Follow Own Advice

Leaked Cable, Early During Coup, Defined Removal of President Manuel Zelaya as Illegitimate

By Erin Rosa
Via the Narcosphere

en español... Cable revela que el Departamento de Estado sabía que el golpe de Estado en Honduras era ilegal

November 28, 2010


House of Death Informant, Now in Hiding, is Heading to Court

Former Mexican Cop's Lawyer Says Litigation Should be Filed by Year’s End

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

November 27, 2010


Business Group Looking to Invest in Honduras After Coup

The Chamber of the Americas Hosts “Honduras is Open for Business” Event With President Lobo in the United States

By Erin Rosa
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Grupo empresarial busca invertir en Honduras luego del golpe de Estado

November 24, 2010


Coach's Log: On Directing the School of Authentic Journalism

Think It's Easy to Choose 40 Professors from 150 Talents? Think Again...

By Al Giordano
The Field

en español... Bitácora del entrenador: Dirigiendo la Escuela de Periodismo Auténtico

November 23, 2010


City of Cap Haitien Mobilizes to Remove UN Troops

People are fed up with UN peacekeepers and the cholera outbreak is the straw that broke the camel's back

By Ansel Herz
Mediahacker

November 20, 2010


Lawsuit Over Flawed CIA Drone Code Is Deep Sixed by Settlement

Terms of Agreement “To Remain Confidential”

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

November 19, 2010


Authentic journalism: weapon of the people

The path out of the crises wrought by commercial journalism opens when citizens steal back the mission that big media claimed but failed to do: Honest, coherent storytelling

By Al Giordano
Open Democracy

en español... Periodismo Auténtico: El arma de los pueblos

November 19, 2010


We Have More to Do Together

Contribute to Keep Us Reporting and Your Donation Will Be Matched Toward the May 2011 School of Authentic Journalism

By Al Giordano
The Field

en español... Aún tenemos mucho que hacer juntos

November 18, 2010


Atenco is on Alert and Organizing Against Government Appropriation of its Lands

Residents View Water Agency Project as a Trojan Horse to Revive International Airport Project

By Fernando León
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Atenco en alerta y organizándose en contra de la apropiación gubernamental de sus tierras

November 17, 2010


Two Sides of the Story in Venezuela

“The important people in Venezuela are not Hugo Chavez," Charlie Hardy told the Students. “It’s ordinary people. And if we lose site of that, we lose site of what’s important.”

By Joe Orso
La Crosse Tribune

November 17, 2010


Mexican and International "Other Campaign" Organizations Gather in Atenco

'It's another way of organizing ourselves, of listening to ourselves, of helping ourselves.'

By Erin Rosa
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Organizaciones mexicanas e internacionales de "La Otra Campaña" se reúnen en Atenco

November 15, 2010


U.S.-Backed Assault on Mexican Narco-Celebrities Lacks Solid Plot

Targeting Heads of Hydra-like "Cartels" Is Futile Strategy

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

November 14, 2010


Mobilization in Tepoztlán Expels Local Police Chief

The Case is Part of a Recent Wave of Mobilizations Against Police in Mexico

By Fernando León
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Movilización en Tepoztlán expulsa al jefe de la policía local

November 11, 2010


The Hemisphere's Social Movements Present in the International Court of Conscience

Neither Governments Nor Corporations Attended Despite Being The Main Defendants

By Fernando León
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Movimientos sociales hemisféricos presentes en el Tribunal Internacional de Conciencia

November 9, 2010


The Farm Labor Organizing Committee Is Making its Mark in Mexico

After Victorious Worker Campaigns vs. Companies like Campbell's Soup and Heinz, FLOC Sets its Sights on Tobacco Growers and Organizing in Mexico

By Erin Rosa
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Comité Organizador de Trabajadores Agrícolas de los EEUU deja su marca en México

November 5, 2010


Fumigation of Coca Crops Still a Booming Business In Colombia

Documents Show State Department Seeking Assistance From Corporations In Aviation Program Run By Colombian National Police

By Erin Rosa
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

November 2, 2010


After the Deluge, the Media

As Jon Stewart put it so well on Saturday, the real threat to democracy stands naked before us all: It’s the media

By Al Giordano
The Field

November 2, 2010


Insult to injury: Cholera has Haiti reeling, and Bill Clinton & Anderson Cooper haven't done enough

Clinton's much-lauded connections with international donors appear to have come to naught

By Ansel Herz
New York Daily News

November 1, 2010


President’s Terror Alert Is Necessary Wake-Up Call

Narco News Reported on Cargo-Package Security Threat Last Spring

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

October 29, 2010


Walmart Corporation Defeated by Two Movements in Mexico

“The victories are a reminder that citizens united can beat the world's largest retail corporation.”

By Fernando León
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... La corporación Wal Mart derrotada por dos movimientos locales en México

October 29, 2010


US Military Unit Tied To New Anti-narcotics Program In Juárez

Northern Command, With Help From State Department's Plan Mexico, Directs Attention Towards Mexico's Most Violent City

By Erin Rosa
Via the Narcosphere

October 27, 2010


Port-au-Prince Fears the Worst As Cholera Spreads in Haiti

“The UN is so top-heavy with bureaucracy that they can’t effectively react to these small outbreaks which quickly snowball and spread across an area.”

By Ansel Herz
Mediahacker

October 25, 2010


Sprawling Drug-War Training Complex Planned for U.S-Mexico Border

Massive Facility Would Serve Law Enforcers, Military and Their Drones

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

October 23, 2010


The Military Command Behind Mexico's Violent Drug War

The US Northern Command's Work With Mexican Armed Forces Has 'Increased Dramatically' and May Be Expanded

By Erin Rosa
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Comando militar estadunidense detrás de la violenta guerra contra las drogas en México

October 22, 2010


I Have Seen the Future of US Politics & Its Name is Prop 19

Beyond Legalizing and Taxing Marijuana, the California Referendum Is a Game-Changer for 2012 and All Elections to Come

By Al Giordano
The Field

en español... He visto el futuro de la política de los Estados Unidos y su nombre es la Propuesta 19

October 21, 2010


US Government Attorney Writes Narco News Over CIA Drone-Code Story

Missive Inspires Yet More Intrigue

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

en español... Abogado gubernamental estadunidense escribe a Narco News sobre los aviones no tripulados de la CIA

October 20, 2010


Indigenous Group Condemns Release of Prisoners Involved In Acteal Massacre

Mexican Federal Judge Frees 15 People Accused Of Participating In Infamous Killings That Left 45 People Dead

By Erin Rosa
Via The Narcosphere

October 20, 2010


Mexico City Police Clash With Neighborhood Opposing Superhighway

Riot Squad Attacks Nonviolent Blockade That Sought to Negotiate with City Government; Four Injured

By Fernando León and Erin Rosa
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Policía de la Ciudad de México choca con vecinos opositores a la Supervía

October 20, 2010


The Drug Czar Office's Misleading Claim on Teenage Marijuana Use

Federal Report Cited By Office Contradicts Claims That Young People Are Using Marijuana At Younger Ages

By Erin Rosa
Via the Narcosphere

October 15, 2010


Chief of Mexican Police Appointed Secretary-General of American Police Community

His appointment comes amid controversy over his alleged links to drug traffickers

By Fernando León
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Jefe de la Policía Mexicana designado como Secretario Ejecutivo de la Comunidad de Policías de América

October 14, 2010


Support the Present and Future of Investigative Journalism

I’ve Been a Witness to Ten Years of History in Mexico, a Story that Narco News Continues to Tell More Truthfully than the Rest

By Bruce Miller Earle
Class of 2010, School of Authentic Journalism

en español... Apoye al presente y futuro del periodismo de investigación

October 14, 2010


Ecuador's CONAIE and Defamation by “Journalism of the State”

Historic Organizers of Latin American Struggles Refute the Distortions Made by a US Lawyer

By Fernando León and Erin Rosa
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... La CONAIE de Ecuador frente a la difamación del “periodismo” de Estado
em português... A CONAIE do Equador contra a difamação do "jornalismo" de Estado.
in italiano... La CONAIE dell’Ecuador di fronte alla diffamazione del “giornalismo” di Stato

October 12, 2010


Call for a National Meeting of Organizations and Struggles of The Other Campaign

An Invitation to Atenco on November 13 and 14

By FPDT and The Movement for Justice in El Barrio
Atenco, México and New York, NY

en español... Convocatoria al Encuentro Nacional de Organizaciones y Luchas de La Otra Campaña

October 11, 2010


CIA Drone-Code Scandal Now Has A Big Blue Hue

U.S. Commercial Media Finally Jumps on the Story After British Publication Cribs Narco News’ Coverage

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

October 9, 2010


A Statement by Ecuador's Most Important Social Movements

“We Categorically Refute the Claims that the CONAIE Has Had any Relations at all with USAID or NED, not Today, not Ever”

By Marlon Santi
President, Federation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador

en español... El supuesto golpe de estado, la democracia y las organizaciones indígenas

October 6, 2010


US Lawmakers Used Public Funds To Back Honduras Coup

Republican House members used taxpayer money to boost de facto government as it was criminalizing dissent, shutting down media outlets

By Erin Rosa
Via The Narcosphere

en español... Legisladores estadunidenses usaron fondos públicos para apoyar el golpe en Honduras
in italiano... Parlamentari statunitensi hanno utilizzato fondi pubblici per favorire il golpe in Honduras

October 5, 2010


State Department Backing US Troops In Mexico

Contracts show School of the Americas, Special Ops Group, Working Inside The Country

By Erin Rosa
Via the Narcosphere

en español... El Departamento de Estado apoya a tropas estadunidenses en México

October 5, 2010


The Mexican Fuenteovejuna

Residents of Ascensión, Chihuahua Expel the Local Police

By Fernando León
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... El Fuenteovejuna mexicano

October 2, 2010


Statement by the Office of Ecuador President Rafael Correa

President announces that he will be unwavering with his principles

By Office of the Elected President of Ecuador
Translated by Narco News

en español... De la Presidencia de Ecuador en respuesta al intento de golpe de estado

September 30, 2010


Coup Attempt in Ecuador Is a Result of Secretary Clinton's Cowardice in Honduras

Hemispheric Anti-Democracy Forces Are Not Likely to Succeed in Today's Putsch in South America

By Al Giordano
The Field

en español... El intento de Golpe de Estado en Ecuador resultado de la cobardía de la Secretaria Clinton en Honduras

September 30, 2010


Authentic Journalism: Something to Believe In

There Are Many, Like Me, Who Filled a Reporter’s Notebook with Ideas and Now Work to Make Them Reality

By Hugo Ramírez
Class of 2010, School of Authentic Journalism

en español... Periodismo Autentico, algo en que creer

September 28, 2010


Central American Immigrants: Between Survival and Torture

The Nightmare of Central American Immigrants on Mexican Soil

By Fernando León and Mercedes Osuna
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Migrantes centroamericanos: entre la supervivencia y la tortura

September 27, 2010


Colombian "Democracy" at Work as Government Removes Elected Senator and Human Rights Defender

Attorney General Cites Dubious Evidence to Fire Senator Piedad Cordoba, Opposition Leader

By Erin Rosa
Via the Narcosphere

September 27, 2010


This Week in Narco News

A Summary of Our Online Networks as of September 27, 2010

By Fernando León
Via the Narcosphere

en español... Esta semana en Narco News

September 27, 2010


El Diario’s Hipocrisy on Press Freedom and the Drug War

The Juárez Daily Persecuted Journalist Isabel Arvide in 2002 for Her Reports on Narco-Media in the Border City

By Carlos Ramírez
Indicador Político

en español... El Diario de Juárez tiene su propia historia en contra de la libertad de prensa

September 27, 2010


Lawsuit Against Liquor Makers Illuminates Drug-War Charade

Colombian Government’s RICO Litigation Alleges Global Booze Companies Are Doing Business with Narco-Traffickers

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

September 26, 2010


Venezuela Votes Today

What to Look for in Sunday's Congressional Elections

By Charlie Hardy
Via the Narcosphere

September 26, 2010


Four Mexican Journalists in Exile

Case Studies of the Drug War’s Multiple Harms to Press Freedom

By Molly Molloy
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Cuatro periodistas mexicanos en el exilio

September 23, 2010


Proudly an Authentic Journalist

Narco News’ School of Authentic Journalism Changed My Life; Please Help It Help Others Like Me

By Karina Montserrat González González
Class of 2010, School of Authentic Journalism

en español... Orgullosamente periodista auténtica

September 23, 2010


Journalists Under Fire in Ciudad Juárez

Charles Bowden: “I have no idea why the US press has ignored this. The sole source for covering this is Bill Conroy of Narco News"

By The Brian Lehrer Show
WNYC, New York

September 22, 2010


Spring Breakers Without Borders

Who Could Possibly Defend the US-Imposed War on Drugs in Mexico with all the Violence It Has Wrought? This New NGO, That's Who!

By Gringoyo Productions & NNTV
Narco News TV

en español... Spring Breakers Sin Miedo

September 22, 2010


Telling the Whole Truth About the "Drug War"

Thoughts on the Open Letter by El Diario of Juárez to Narco-Traffickers

By Al Giordano
Publisher, Narco News

en español... Contando la verdad sobre la “Guerra contra las drogas”

September 22, 2010


El Diario Writes to Narcos: What Do You Want from Us?

Translation of the Open Letter Published by a Mexican Daily Newspaper

By El Diario de Juárez
Editorial

en español... El Diario les escribe a los Narcos: ¿Qué quieren de nosotros?

September 22, 2010


Support the Newspaper that Encourages and Defends My Freedom to Report

“I don't have to worry about how I'm going to be censored. That nightmare is over.”

By Erin Rosa
Staff Reporter, Narco News

en español... Apoye al periódico que fomenta y defiende mi libertad para reportar

September 21, 2010


Mexico's Monument to the Decapitated?

Watch Video of a Strange and Totally Unreported Event from Wednesday Night's Bicentennial Celebrations

By Mexican National Television
Narco News TV

September 18, 2010


Legal Battle May Force CIA to Return Drone Code to Sender

Tech Firm Wants Faulty Pirated Software Taken Out of Circulation

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

en español... Batalla legal podría forzar a la CIA a regresar software de sus aviones no tripulados

September 17, 2010


Enter Narco News TV: Making Cable News Obsolete Since 2010

Advertiser-Free Television, Infused with Authentic Journalism, Now Available Free on Your Internet Screen

By Al Giordano
The Field

September 13, 2010


Mexico's Media Moguls Target Country's Bicentennial

The country's largest media corporation admits to creating the “Mexico Initiative,” a PR extravaganza that critics say is meant to strip the rebel spirit of 1810 and 1910 from this week’s celebrations

By Fernando León and Erin Rosa
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Bicentenario: Objetivo de los magnates de los medios mexicanos

September 12, 2010


The "New Penitentiary Culture": US Designs for Colombian Jails

How the USAID, Federal Bureau of Prisons and the School of the Americas Have Impacted Colombia's Prison System

By James Jordan
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... La “Nueva Cultura Penitenciaria”: Los diseños estadunidenses para las prisiones colombianas

September 9, 2010


ICE Probe of Retaliation against House of Death Reporter Seriously Flawed

Federal Agency Investigates Itself and, “Surprise,” Finds No Wrongdoing, FOIA Records Show

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

en español... Seriamente dañada la investigación de ICE por represalias en contra del reportero de la Casa de la Muerte

September 6, 2010


Coach's Log: The Regular Season of News Begins

Authentic Journalism Is a lot like NFL Football, Our Narco News Publisher Observes

By Al Giordano
The Field

en español... Bitacora del entrenador: Comienza la temporada regular de noticias

September 6, 2010


State Department Withholds Funds For Plan Mexico

Citing Human Rights Concerns, Agency Cuts $26 Million From Drug War Program

By Erin Rosa
Via the Narcosphere

en español... El Departamento de Estado retiene fondos para el Plan México

September 5, 2010


Narco News Seeks Webmaster

“A Better Thing Never Happened to Me” says David B. Briones, Moving On After Four Years at the Tech Helm

By Al Giordano
Publisher, Narco News

en español... Narco News busca webmaster

September 1, 2010


Paging Radical Techies!

Narco News Webmaster Gig Comes with Lots of Work, Terrible Pay and Quite Possibly the Best Experiences of Your Life

By David B. Briones
Cyber Development Director, Narco News

en español... ¡Dirigiéndome a tecnólogos radicales!

September 1, 2010


Journalist At Center Of Bogus Laredo Ranch Story Accused of Plagiarism

Kimberly Dvorak's Lapses in Journalistic Ethics First Surfaced when She Plagiarized Bill Conroy's House of Death Reports from Narco News

By Ryan Grim and Jason Linkins
Eat the Press, The Huffington Post

September 1, 2010


Six American Zeroes: Reason Enough to Support California's Prop 19

The Drug Czars Want to Stop Marijuana Legalization Because Their Own Policies Have, um, Succeeded?

By Al Giordano
The Field

August 30, 2010


Dead End for the Mexico City Superhighway?

One Neighborhood's Resistance Has Stopped the Bulldozers for 35 Days

By Fernando León and Erin Rosa
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... ¿Callejón sin salida para la Supervía de la Ciudad de México?

August 30, 2010


Eye Scanners Being Tested Along US-Mexico Border

The Technology is Reported to Have the Ability to Track Up to 50 People a Minute from Several Feet Away

By Erin Rosa
Via the Narcosphere

September 21, 2010


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