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#Matamoros: More than 45,000 workers go on strike on #Mexico’s northern border, shaking up the U.S. auto industry

Mexico: An unprecedented workers’ strike in Matamoros, Tamaulipas has generated million-dollar losses in the North American manufacturing sector. Business owners report losses of almost 100 million dollars per week after the start of the work stoppage on January 12.

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Statement from the Biblioteca Social Reconstruir, an Anarchist Library in #Mexico City

An invitation is circulating regarding a forum on independent cultural spaces organized by a local governmental representative, in which the Biblioteca Social Reconstruir is included as one of the venues.

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#Mexico: Trans women, Pamela Sandoval Ramirez murdered in her beauty salon

Mexico has the second most transgender murders in the world behind Brazil. Over 200 transgender people have been killed in the last 3 years, mainly women. This is the first trans murder this year.

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#Mexico City: Letter from Anarchist Political Prisoner Luis Fernando Sotelo

This letter comes from anarchist political prisoner, Luis Fernando Sotelo, and addresses the negation of his most recent legal appeal.

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Censorship in #Brazil: 130 community radio stations left without license to operate

Jair Bolsonaro was sworn into office on January 1, 2019 and represents the most radical political shift for Brazil since military rule ended more than 30 years ago. Bolsonaro has praised Brazil’s former military dictatorship, spoken in favor of torture and threatened to destroy, imprison or banish his political opponents. In his first speech as president, Bolsonaro proclaimed that Brazilians were “being freed from socialism.” Community radio stations are one of Brazil’s most widespread tools to spread information within the poorer urban areas and the countryside.

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#Mexico City: Update on the Case of Anarchist Political Prisoner Luis Fernando Sotelo

Mexican territory: Statement by the Campaign for the Freedom of Luis Fernando Sotelo.

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Statement Demanding Freedom for Indigenous Yaqui Land Defender Fidencio Aldama Pérez

This communiqué comes from the National and International Campaign for the Freedom of the Political Prisoners of Tlanixco and the Yaqui Tribe. The communiqué gives context to the case of Yaqui political prisoner, Fidencio Aldama Pérez, and the ongoing struggle of the community of Loma de Bácum against a gas pipeline from being built in their territory.

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#Chile: The Arauco Malleco Coordinator of #Mapuche Communities (CAM) takes Responsibility for Four Acts of Sabotage Against the Forest Industry

Chile: This communiqué comes from the Mapuche organization, CAM, and takes responsibility for four acts of incendiary sabotage carried out against the forest industry in Mapuche territory.

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#Temuco, #Chile: Statement From #Mapuche Political Prisoners

This communiqué comes from the Mapuche political prisoners in the Temuco prison in Chile. It convokes a Mapuche ceremony to be carried out in front of the prison on January 9th in response to the Chilean Gendarmerie and Ministry of Justice denying the right of the Mapuche prisoners to freely exercise their spirituality from inside prison.

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Communiqué to the Indigenous Chinanteco People of San Juan Petlapa, #Oaxaca

This communiqué comes from the National Indigenous Congress and the Indigenous Governing Council and expresses their solidarity with the self-organization of the Chinanteco people of San Juan Petlapa, Oaxaca.

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