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Challenges for Cuba’s New Constitution

Cuba is writing a new constitution, part of a lengthy process of political change that can be traced to the 6th Congress of the Communist Party in 2011. The Congress approved a document known as the “lineamientos,” a detailed domestic policy blueprint that opened...

Mexico and ALMO

On July 2, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of the recently formed Morena Party swept to victory in Mexico’s presidential election with 53% of the vote, the first time since 1982 that a candidate won more than half the vote. His closest competitor, Ricardo Anaya of the...

Cuba “Sonic” Incidents

Science fiction? Spy versus spy? Sabotage by a third party? Mass hysteria? Or political ploy? No one seems to know the source, much less the reasons behind, the miss-labeled “sonic attacks” reported by about two dozen US Embassy personnel in Havana. The “health...

CNI Fundraiser

Compas, We would like to bring your attention to historic events that are unfolding right now in Mexico around the National Indigenous Congress (CNI). Indigenous communities throughout Mexico are faced with unprecedented levels of state violence and displacement from...

Support Mexico’s National Indigenous Congress

Compas, Historic events are unfolding right now in Mexico around the National Indigenous Congress (CNI). Indigenous communities throughout Mexico are faced with unprecedented levels of state violence and displacement from indigenous lands.  The CNI decided to go on...

News & Analysis • January 16 – 31, 2017

Autonomous University of Social Movements (AUSM) WEEKLY NEWS AND ANALYSIS JANUARY 16-31, 2017 1 - Trump's border wall is Peña Nieto's escape valve 2 - AUSM Programs 1 - Trump's border wall is Peña Nieto's escape valve On January 25, President (really!?, we still can't...

News & Analysis • Jan 1-15, 2017

Autonomous University of Social Movements (AUSM) WEEKLY NEWS AND ANALYSIS JANUARY 1-15, 2017 1 - Gasolinazo leaves Mexico on verge of general uprising 2 - "Wet foot/dry foot" ends, Trump left in bind 1 - Gasolinazo leaves Mexico on verge of general uprising President...

Escuelita Zapatista / The Zapatista Little School

The Escuelita Zapatista is a bold and inspiring project: under the guidance of thousands of indigenous women and men who have become spokespeople for Zapatismo, it invites allies from all over the world (around 7,500 so far) to come to Chiapas to live with and learn...

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