Monday, March 12, 2001

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  • Zapatistas March Into Mexico City: Marcos, Bove Speak

    Masked Zapatista rebels and their supporters rode triumphantly into the heart of Mexico’s capital to be welcomed by 75,000 cheeringsupporters. Their arrival capped a two-week tour of southern Mexico. The rebels are demanding a sweeping series of constitutionalamendments that would guarantee greater political autonomy for Indians and expanded rights for their cultures.

  • Resisting the Prison Industrial Complex: Angela Davis, Assata Shakur and Others

    This weekend, Colombia University Law School in New York City sponsored a conference "Critical Resistance East: Beyond the PrisonIndustrial Complex." The event, is one of a series of conferences which began in Berkeley in 1998 and established a framework for a newmovement against the prison industrial complex.

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