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Viarreal: A Market System Designed to Prosper from Misfortunes


October 17, 2006
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Correspondent Ginna Viarreal files a report today on the Other Campaign stop in Culiacán, Sinaloa. In the neighborhood of Vicente Lombardo, named for the founder of the Confederation of Mexican Labor, Subcomandante Marcos listened to local residents who carry on that legendary social fighter's work.

Viarreal reports:

"…Those community members that speak at this occasion, like many that are invited to speak at these events, are voices from the margins. They are the voices of those that struggle: members of labor movements, youth activists, indigenous leaders, and a population of citizens that have come to be heard. Their concerns are shared, but uniquely felt. Each is touched by issues of security, privatization and commercialization of community resources. All suffer the discrimination that comes with living at the margins.

"…As he has done throughout the Other Campaign tour, the Zapatista spokesman cites examples of struggles from other parts of the country. On Oaxaca's Isthmus of Tehuantapec, he explains, there is an installation of wind turbines. Most would not argue against the creation "clean energy." But this clean energy comes with its dirt. It is an initiative of a Spanish company, with plans to construct thousands more – with French, US, and Mexican corporations – such towers in the Isthmus region. That was done without consulting those that live and work the land below the giant fans. The power generated by the wind will not go to the people who have worked the land for millennia, but to the owners of the large factories. There will be no light or power for those who live below. This is discrimination at a corporate level. The water and the air, he says, are turned into commercial possessions to be sold."

Read the entirety of Viarreal's report, and continue to follow the events of The Other Campaign, in the pages of The Narco News Bulletin:

http://www.narconews.com/Issue43/article2183.html

From somewhere in a country called América,

Dan Feder
Managing Editor
The Narco News Bulletin
http://www.narconews.com

ENDS

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