People Power in Mexico and Colombia

In Mexico, badass teachers from the Coordinadora Nacional de Trabajadores de la Educación (CNTE) have launched a nationwide strike as part of their 3-year long fight against neoliberal reforms to the Mexican education sector. Meanwhile, in Colombia, a grassroots coalition of peasants, Indigenous and Afro-Colombian peeps, truck drivers, and other precarious workers have staged a Paro Nacional, or national blockage, shutting down highways in order to force government concessions.

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