Teachers and union members in Oaxaca, Mexico, are protesting national education mandates, which they say threaten the public education system and teachers' jobs. To prevent protesters from exerting pressure on the government, police have militarized, using funding from a US-Mexican security partnership.
On the 70th anniversary of the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, it is past time for the United States to lead the world in negotiations to achieve the elimination of nuclear weapons, rather than modernize its nuclear arsenal.
GM maize is of no use to corn producers in Mexico. On the contrary, it would only worsen their deteriorated economy, and be a further cog in the wheel of a new slave system represented by the placement of agriculture in the hands of corporations.