If 42 is the number of life, perhaps 43 is the number of life lived on through others. Today, Mexicans are chanting “Ayotzi lives, the struggle goes on” as they mark two years since the 43 teacher-students in Ayotzinapa were disappeared.
The tension over neoliberal education reforms in Mexico’s southern State of Oaxaca continues to escalate as the school year looms.
Aylan, Omran and Abdullah are dead, but it is children like them who will have to carry the burden of Syria for many years to come. The best way to honor these children is by understanding that the future of Syria’s children cannot be determined according to the whims of American and Russian politicians but the Syrian people themselves.
In recent years anarchists have played prominent and controversial roles in radical social movements, domestically and internationally. Yet discussing the strengths and weaknesses of contemporary anarchism, in relation to other sectors of the Left, has proven challenging.
In the years to come, there may be upturns that seem to indicate that the capitalist system is functioning again. Even the level of employment in the system as a whole, the key measure of the state of the system, may rise. But such a rise cannot last long because the global situation is too chaotic.
Palestinians are losing their lives, land and olive trees as they stand up to Israeli tanks and bulldozers. Their reality is a replay of similar experiences faced - and still being confronted - by Native Americans. Well into the 21st century, the Native American-Palestinian struggle remains one and the same.