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Ed Jewett
11-12-2011, 04:07 AM
In Mexico, a Universal Struggle Against Power and Forgetting (http://willyloman.wordpress.com/2011/11/11/in-mexico-a-universal-struggle-against-power-and-forgetting/)Posted on November 11, 2011 by willyloman

(Read this article by John Pilger and then recall how the fake group Anonymous is “attacking” the “drug cartels” in Mexico. What they are actually doing is lending credence to the propaganda about all of these murders being committed by “drug cartels”. Just check out this article about bloggers being murdered (http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/drug_cartel_murders_another_blogger.php). Several anti-government bloggers and journalists have been killed since the neo-liberal president hijacked the last election in 2006. They were anti-government and the drug cartels killed them? Yeah right. These murders are the work of right-wing death-squads operating in Mexico just like all the other death-squads that have been set up and maintained by the CIA covertly over the past 5 decades. Now remember operation Fast and Furious and how they, the DEA and the Department of Justice, “lost track” of 1400 weapons… to the “drug cartels”… get it? See how that works? It’s pretty obvious when you understand the larger picture. They can’t provide death-squads with weapons that can be tracked back to the US so they “accidentally lose track” of enough to equip a small army and then say “opps. sorry” when it comes out. In a recent statement to congress Eric Holder said that we could expect to see more of these weapons turn up over the next few years after they kill people in Mexico and even here in the United States. Is there an all out push to send people into Mexico to retrieve these illegal automatic weapons we gave the “drug cartels”? No. Because they are doing what our neo-liberal government wants them to do with them. )
by John Pilger, Global Research (http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=27590)
The beneficiaries of the new, privatised Mexico are those like Carlos Slim, now ahead of Bill Gates as the world’s richest man, whose fingers are lodged in every imaginable pie: from food and construction to the national telephone company. A US diplomatic cable released by WikiLeaks says, “The net worth of the 10 richest people of Mexico – a country where more than 40 per cent of the population lives in poverty – represents roughly 10 per cent of the gross domestic product.”
The last election, in 2006, was won by Felipe Calderon, Washington’s man, followed by persistent allegations that it was rigged. Calderon declared what he calls “a war on drug gangs” and 50,000 dead are the result. No one doubts the menace of the drug cartels, but the real “security issue” is more likely the resistance of ordinary Mexicans to an enduring inequity and a rotten elite.
For most of this year, thousands of los indignados have taken over the massive parade ground known as the Zocalo facing the National Palace. The occupations in Wall Street and around the world have their genesis in Latin America. The difference here is there is none of the angst about the protestors’ “focus”. As in all places where people live on the edge and the state and its cronyism cast lawless shadows, they know exactly what they want. Ask some of the 44,000 employees of the national power company, who prevented the fire sale of the national grid until Calderon sacked them all; and the striking copper miners of Cananea, whose owners funded Calderon’s campaign; and the former pilots and stewards of the national airline, Mexicana, dissolved in a sham bankruptcy that was a gift to the private airline industry.
These angry, eloquent and often courageous people have long known something many in Europe and the United States are only beginning to realise: there is no choice but to fight the economic extremism unleashed in Washington and London a generation ago. Employment, trade unionism, public health, education, “life itself”, says Manuel Lopez Obrador, the former mayor of Mexico City who ran against Calderon, “has since been struck by a political and economic earthquake”. Since Calderon came to power, 30 journalists have been killed, ten this year alone, says the Committee to Protect Journalists. Again, the drug cartels are blamed, but suppression of a national resistance, co-ordinated with the United States, is also the truth.
[read the rest, here (http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=27590)]