Insumisión

"Insumisión" is a featured column from Scott Campbell that brings you news and analysis from social movements and struggles in the territory referred to as Mexico.

Insumisión: Community Self-Defense Against Narcos and the State

Originally published to It’s Going Down By Scott Campbell As those of us in the U.S. come together to plan for the incoming Trump regime, hopefully we can find some inspiration and affinity with the ongoing...
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Insumisión: It Was the State

Originally posted to It’s Going Down By Scott Campbell Several significant events have unfolded during the past couple weeks in Mexico, from an end the teachers’ strike to the commemoration of major key dates for the...

A Note on Insumisión

A little more than a year ago, the crew at It’s Going Down approached me about doing a regular, roundup-style post on resistance and repression in Mexico. Out of those discussions, Insumisión was born....
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Insumisión: From Teachers’ Strike to People’s Rebellion

Originally published by It’s Going Down By Scott Campbell With the ongoing teachers’ strike that has morphed into a widespread rebellion, primarily in Oaxaca and Chiapas, we haven’t put together a more general roundup of resistance...
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Insumisión: Refusing Fear, Choosing Resistance

Originally published to It's Going Down By Scott Campbell It’s been several weeks since the last Insumisión. Apologies for the break, but now we’re back at it and as always there’s a lot of ground...

Insumisión: The State Responds with Force

Originally posted to It's Going Down By Scott Campbell Several victories for social movements in Mexico were recounted in the Insumisión posted on March 17. This edition focuses on the state’s response, which in the first part...

Insumisión: Reclaiming Life in a Panorama of Death

Originally posted to It's Going Down By Scott Campbell As the violence and repression instigated, permitted and perpetrated by the Mexican State continues to grow, it can become overwhelming to summarize it in these pages in a...

Insumisión: Victories Don’t Slow the Struggle

Originally posted to It's Going Down By Scott Campbell In the past two weeks, social movements in Mexico racked up significant victories while continuing to organize in the face of constant state repression. Detractors will point...

Insumisión: Amidst the Barricades, Building a Movement for the Long Run

Originally posted to It’s Going Down By Scott Campbell Next week, teachers in Mexico belonging to the National Coordinator of Education Workers (CNTE) will mark three months on strike. Three months without pay, of sleeping in...
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Insumisión: Schools Remain Closed as the State Amasses Forces of Repression

Originally posted on It’s Going Down By Scott Campbell As the strike against educational reform by teachers belonging to the National Coordinator of Education Workers (CNTE) in Mexico enters its fourth month, the conflict between the...