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Narconews: Other Campaign No to a Cell Phone Tower

Villarreal: The Other Campaign Says No to a Cell Phone Tower in La Paz and a Gas Refinery in Ensenada


October 23, 2006
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"From cell phones to the power of natural gas," writes Ginna Villarreal today for The Other Journalism with the Other Campaign, "at what price come those comforts that some attain and others do not?"

Villarreal reports on two community battles in Baja California that joined the nationwide Other Campaign of the Zapatistas:

"During the October 13 to 20 visit by Zapatista Subcomandante Marcos and the Other Campaign to the two states of Baja California, citizens testified that the price of 'progress' is paid by those who least benefit from it. In Rinconada de los Olivos, in the city of La Paz, Baja California Sur, a tower looms over a marginalized barrio, and the people are fighting to get it removed. In Ensenada, Baja California, a massive gas refining plant - slated to begin converting liquefied natural gas back to gaseous form in 2007, at first proposed in United States territory but opposed by local governments – poses a grand environmental and cultural threat to the Pacific coast. This is a story of grievances, but also one of resistance."

Read Villarreal's full report:

http://www.narconews.com/Issue43/article2208.html

From somewhere in a country called América,

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

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