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martes, 27 de septiembre de 2016

Visit NAALPO at the LA Anarchist Book Fair, October 8th 2016

Dear comrades,
We wish to remind you about the upcoming Sixth Los Angeles Anarchist Bookfair, taking place at CIELO Galleries on Saturday, October 8th!
Where: CIELO Galleries
3201 Maple Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90011
When: Sat. 10/8, 11am-7pm
Though space is filling up, we are still accepting applications for vendors and workshops until next Friday, 9/16.  Please consider sending either or both and letting your friends and comrades know about this second call-out!
Thanks to those vendors who have paid for their spaces ahead of time.  To those who have submitted vendor applications to us but not paid for the tables yet, we remind you to please send checks for the appropriate amount to Alexandra Hong at the address specified on the form itself!
Please also feel free to enjoy and distribute the attached flyers to promote the event!
See you next month!
In solidarity,
LA ABF Collective

martes, 20 de septiembre de 2016

Why we liberate Mother Earth through direct action?: A message of resistance from the Northern Cauca for the world

Why we liberate Mother Earth through direct action?: A message of resistance from the Northern Cauca for the world – Ruptura Colectiva (RC)
Revolución Internacional / World Revolution
Ruptura Colectiva (RC) -Colombia-

Why we liberate Mother Earth through direct action?: A message of resistance from the Northern Cauca for the world

* From “The Guanabano” in Corinto, Cauca-Colombia, one of the millenary liberators of Uma Kiwe (Mother Earth) explains what’re the dreams of the Nasa people in the ancestral lands, that are released through direct action are: food sovereignty and self-management, auto-organization of their economic activities, respect for indigenous governances and expansion of education under the worldviews of ethnic groups and peoples of Colombia, are some of the goals.

¿Por qué liberamos a la Madre Tierra mediante la acción directa?: Un mensaje de resistencia desde el Norte del Cauca para todo el mundo

Desde “El Guanábano” en Corinto, Cauca, uno de los liberadores milenarios de la Uma Kiwe (Madre Tierra) nos explica cuáles son los sueños del pueblo nasa en las tierras ancestrales que se liberan mediante la acción directa: la soberanía y autogestión alimentaria, la organización propia de sus actividades económicas, el respeto a las gobernanzas indígenas y la ampliación de la educación, bajo las cosmovisiones de las etnias y pueblos originarios de Colombia, son algunos de los objetivos.

sábado, 17 de septiembre de 2016

Induced Dementia IS NOT Alzheimer’s Disease

Drug-Induced Dementia IS NOT Alzheimer’s Disease | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization 13.9.2016

“The desire to take medicine is perhaps  the greatest feature which distinguishes man from animals.” -- Sir William Osler
“More than 50 conditions can cause or mimic the symptoms of dementia.” and “Alzheimer’s (can only be) distinguished from other dementias at autopsy.” — from a Harvard University Health Publication entitled What’s Causing Your Memory Loss? It Isn’t Necessarily Alzheimer’s
“Medications have now emerged as a major cause of mitochondrial damage, which may explain many adverse effects. All classes of psychotropic drugs have been documented to damage mitochondria, as have statin medications, analgesics such as acetaminophen, and many others…Damage to mitochondria is now understood to play a role in the pathogenesis of a wide range of seemingly unrelated disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disease, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, migraine headaches, strokes, neuropathic pain, Parkinson’s disease, ataxia, transient ischemic attack, cardiomyopathy, coronary artery disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, retinitis pigmentosa, diabetes, hepatitis C, and primary biliary cirrhosis. Medications have now emerged as a major cause of mitochondrial damage, which may explain many adverse effects” –  Neustadt and Pieczenik  authors of Medication-induced Mitochondrial Damage and Disease
“Establishing mitochondrial toxicity is not an FDA requirement for drug approval, so there is no real way of knowing which agents are truly toxic.”  – Dr. Katherine Sims, Mass General Hospital – http://www.mitoaction.org
“It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!” – Upton Sinclair, anti-fascist, anti-imperialist American author who wrote in the early 20th century.
“No vaccine manufacturer shall be liable…for damages arising from a vaccine-related injury or death.” – President Ronald Reagan, as he signed The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act (NCVIA) of 1986, absolving drug companies from all medico-legal liability when children die or are disabled from vaccine injuries.
Over the past several decades there have been a number of well-financed campaigns, promoted by well-meaning laypersons, to raise public awareness to the plight of patients with dementia. Suspiciously, most of these campaigns come from “patient support” groups lead the public to believe that every dementia patient has Alzheimer’s dementia (AD).
Not so curiously, it turns out that many – perhaps all – of these campaigns have been funded – usually secretly – by the very pharmaceutical companies that benefit economically by indirectly promoting the sale of so-called Alzheimer’s drugs.
Such corporate-generated public relations “campaigns” are standard operating procedure for all of Big Pharma’s drugs, especially its psycho-pharmaceutical drugs. Big Pharma has found that the promotion and de-stigmatization of so-called “mental illnesses of unknown etiology” is a great tool for marketing their drugs.
Recently Alzheimer’s support groups all around the nation have been marketing a documentary about country singer Glen Campbell who has recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease (of unknown etiology) despite the obvious fact that Campbell was infamous for his chronic heavy use of brain-damaging, dementia-inducing, addictive, and very neurotoxic drugs like cocaine and alcohol. And, just like so many other hard-living celebrities like the (now cured) dementia victim Kris Kristofferson and the suicidal and early dementia victim Robin Williams. All three celebrities were known to have received prescriptions for legal neurotoxic brain-altering drugs, adding to the burdens that their failing brains, livers and psyches had to endure. It is highly likely that all three of them were also on statins and were up-to-date on their mercury and aluminum-containing vaccinations.
It is an established fact that Alzheimer’s disease can only be definitively diagnosed at a post-mortem examination of the cerebral cortex, something that dementia patients are almost never subjected to. Because of the rarity of coroners doing autopsies on dementia patients, we have to question the accuracy of the diagnoses of, for example, the still living Glen Campbell, Kris Kristofferson and our own memory-impaired spouses, aunts, uncles, grandmas and grandpas, especially since so many of them have been on neurotoxic substances such as those mentioned in this article.
And we also have to question the motivations of the Big Pharma corporations that financially underwrite patient support groups like the Alzheimer’s Association. AND, equally importantly, given the total lack of recognition of the reality of drug-induced dementia, we have to question to oft-cited assertion that 2/3 of all dementia cases are because of Alzheimer’s disease (of unknown cause).
Are the Alzheimer’s, Autism and Autoimmune Epidemics Actually Iatrogenic, Drug-Induced Epidemics?
Synchronous with the recent large increases in 1) childhood and adult neurotoxic aluminum-adjuvanted vaccinations, 2) the use of neurotoxic psychotropic drugs, 3) the use of statin drugs (cholesterol-lowering drugs)  known to cause memory-impairment, and 4) the  ingestion of a variety of neurotoxic food additives, there has been a large parallel increase in A) the incidence of chronic autoimmune disorders, especially in childhood, B)the incidence of autistic spectrum disorders, C) “mental illnesses of unknown origin” and D) dementia.
Each of those 4 root causes and the 4 neurological disorders that are closely correlated with them are admittedly multifactorial realities. But the important lesson is that they are also preventable. However, due to clever marketing by Big Pharma and the studied ignorance of Big Medicine and the refusal of Big Media to allow scholars to talk about the connections, “walks for the cure” and drug treatment is what is emphasized rather that prevention.
So what we need to ask – and then demand – is an honest answer to the question “could there be a connection between America’s increasingly common over-prescribing of immunotoxic, neurotoxic, synthetic prescription drugs and the equally over-prescribed immunotoxic and neurotoxic vaccines (that often contain either of the heavy metals aluminum and mercury) and some of the neurodegenerative disorders that supposedly “have no known cause”? Could the disabling American epidemic of autoimmune disorders, psychiatric disorders, autism spectrum disorders, etc (all supposedly of unknown origin) be found to have recognizable iatrogenic root causes and therefore be preventable? Psychiatrist and scholar Grace E. Jackson has the answers in her seminal (and black-listed) book
“Drug-Induced Dementia: A Perfect Crime”.
These are extremely important issues, especially in the case of the dementia epidemic, because the Alzheimer’s patient support groups seem to be unaware of the fact that many psychiatric drugs are known to irreversibly damage brain cells (partly by poisoning their mitochondria, the microscopic hearts and lungs of every cell) and therefore would be expected to cause a variety of other neurological and mental health disorders. (See more info on drugs and mitochondria below.
One of the big problems in America’s corporate-controlled culture, corporate-controlled government, corporate-controlled medical industries and corporate-controlled media is that the giant multinational (especially Big Pharma) corporations are in the business of developing and marketing known mitochondrial toxins with no oversight from regulatory agencies. These businesses obscure the fact that there ARE known causes for the disorders and that they are preventable. The unproven claims expressed in the TV commercials and medical journals advertising the newest drug-of-the-month are often later exposed as plain snake oil propaganda.
It should be a concern for everyone that some Alzheimer’s support groups are actually front groups for the pharmaceutical industry that profit handsomely from the handful of virtually useless drugs such as Aricept, Exelon, Namenda, Hexalon, and Razadyne.
Prescription Drug-Induced and Vaccine-Induced Mitochondrial Disorders
Acquired mitochondrial disorders (as opposed to the rare primary mitochondrial disorders like muscular dystrophy) can be caused by commonly prescribed drugs. They are difficult to diagnose and are generally poorly understood by most healthcare practitioners. When I went to medical school, none of my professors knew anything about the lethal effects that many synthetic drugs and vaccines do to the mitochondria of average brain or body cells. The science of the mitochondria was in its infancy.
A lot of mitochondrial research has been done since then, especially starting in the 1990s,and that research has proven the connections between a variety of commonly prescribed medications and mitochondrial disorders. That evidence seems to have been cunningly covered-up by the for-profit pharma groups whose drug are the culprits. Big Pharma has tremendous control  over the medical education of most health care providers, and they spoon-feed pro-drug and pro-vaccine propaganda to undiscerning “healthcare” journalists, which is where many physicians and patients get their health information.
An Honest Patient Guide for Dementia Patients (from Harvard)
I was pleasantly surprised recently to find a reasonably honest guide for dementia patients on a Harvard University website.
The entire guide can be accessed at
The information at that site stated that there were over 50 conditions that could cause or mimic early dementia symptoms. What medical practitioner in our double-booked clinic environment has the time to thoroughly rule out the 50 root causes of dementia symptoms when confronted with a patient with memory loss? It’s simpler to just diagnose every case of dementia as another case of Alzheimers! Who will ever dispute such an authoritative-sounding diagnosis? Certainly not those who want to keep dementia from being recognized as a potentially iatrogenic disorder (doctor or treatment-caused disorder).
I have often said to my patients and seminar participants: “it takes only 2 minutes to write a prescription, but it takes 20 minutes to not write a prescription”. In the current for-profit clinic culture, time is money and very few physicians are ever given the “luxury” of spending sufficient time listening carefully to their patients. (In defense of the physicians that I know, they are not happy about these realities but feel powerless to do anything about it.)
It is so tempting for us physicians to use the popularized, but rather squishy label of Alzheimer’s dementia rather than to educate ourselves about the possibility of drug-induced, vaccine-induced or malnutrition-related dementia. But what is so important is that many of the 50+ conditions are preventable or reversible, which will be therapeutic only if the real root causes are identified before permanent brain damage occurs. Just one example was the subject of the book “Lipitor: Thief of Memory” written by former astronaut and flight surgeon Duane Graveline, M.D., M.P.H
The Harvard guide actually said that “medications are common culprits in mental decline. With aging, the liver becomes less efficient at metabolizing drugs, and the kidneys eliminate them from the body more slowly. As a result, drugs tend to accumulate in the body. Elderly people in poor health and those taking several different medications are especially vulnerable.”
The guide continued with a list of the possible classes of prescription drugs that number in the hundreds:
“The list of drugs that can cause dementia-like symptoms is long. It includes antidepressants, antihistamines, anti-Parkinson drugs, anti-anxiety medications, cardiovascular drugs, anticonvulsants, corticosteroids, narcotics, sedatives.”
The Harvard guide went on to emphasize that Alzheimer’s can only be accurately diagnosed on a post-mortem examination. The guide states that “Alzheimer’s is distinguished from other dementias at autopsy by the presence of sticky beta-amyloid plaques outside brain cells (neurons) and fibrillary tangles within neurons (all indicative of cellular death). Although such lesions may be present in any aging brain, in people with Alzheimer’s these lesions tend to be more numerous and accumulate in areas of the brain involved in learning and memory.”
“The leading theory is that the damage to the brain results from inflammation and other biological changes that cause synaptic loss and malfunction, disrupting communication between brain cells. Eventually the brain cells die, causing tissue loss and cell carcasses or scars.  In imaging scans, brain shrinkage is usually first noticeable in the hippocampus, which plays a central role in memory function.”
The FDA Does Not Require Big Pharma to Test its New Drugs or Vaccines for Mitochondrial Toxicity
But even the Harvard guide inexplicably fails to mention known mitochondrial toxins such as statins, metformin, Depakote, general anesthetics, fluoroquinolone antibiotics (like Cipro), fluorinated psychotropic drugs (like many of the SSRIs and the so-called antipsychotics).
And Big Food corporations are guilty of feeding us neurotoxins also.
For example, when the ubiquitous synthetic food, soft drink and chewing gum sweetener NutraSweet (aspartame) reaches 86 degrees (whether in our 98.6 degree bodies or in some MidEast desert (as was true for many American soldiers who developed Gulf War Syndrome) every molecule releases a molecule of the excitotoxic amino acids phenylalanine and aspartic acid and one molecule of the cellular toxin methanol (wood alcohol). Methanol then rapidly metabolizes into the known mitochondrial poison formaldehyde (embalming fluid), which is a serious cellular and mitochondrial toxin.
The chlorinated artificial sweetener Splenda, which was initially developed as a neurotoxic pesticide, is in an uncountable variety of foods as well.
These examples are only some of the synthetic chemicals in medicines, vaccines and processed foods that are capable of causing mitochondrial damage in brain and body cells – with memory loss, confusion and cognitive dysfunction, all early symptoms of dementia.
It is a tragedy for reversible and preventable drug- or vaccine-induced dementias (or any of the many neurodegenerative disorders) to be mis-diagnosed as Alzheimer’s disease (or neurological disorder) “of unknown cause” because if the root causes are not recognized preventive care will not be offered. And then, what may be worse, those patients might be placed on costly, potentially toxic and often useless medications that have not been tested for their own potential mitochondrial toxicities. (Tragically, the American pharmaceutical industry is not required by the FDA to test its drugs for mitochondrial toxicity, thus leaving physicians and their drug-consuming patients in the dark as far as safety of those medications is concerned.)
There is much more in the basic neuroscience literature proving the connections between drugs and vaccines and neurodevelopmental disorders. Those basic neuroscience researchers that do not have conflicts of interest with Big Pharma and Big Medicine should be listened to. Those authors with monetary or professional conflicts of interest should be regarded with suspicion.
Don’t expect Big Pharma to respond to such unwelcome revelations as mentioned above. Don’t expect Big Medicine to acknowledge the existence of iatrogenic illnesses or to offer apologies.
Do, however, expect denials, dismissals, distractions, delays and ad hominem attacks against the whistle-blowers rather than honest mea culpas.
So it must be up to the consumers of potentially toxic substances to do the research themselves, for those substances may not show symptoms until a tipping point is reached when their livers can no longer detoxify the cocktail of poisons that are presented to it).
Professor of Medicine Oliver Wendell Holmes once said: “If all the medicine in the world were thrown into the sea, it would be bad for the fish, but good for humanity.”
Enough said.
Dr Kohls has spent many years researching the powerful, obscenely profitable and therefore easily corrupted pharmaceutical industry and the many false claims that their lobbyists, think tanks and co-opted opinion leaders in the media have been making. He knows many families whose lives have been devastated by psychiatric drug and vaccine injuries, including the post-vaccination regressive autism that unequivocally began following routine well-baby or well-child vaccinations. He takes seriously the precepts of the Hippocratic Oath that he took when he received his medical degree. That oath says that physicians should above all do no harm to their patients and thus, when there is evidence of potential harm from a prescription drug, vaccine or procedure, physicians should hesitate in doing that harmful treatment until a thorough, unbiased re-evaluation is done. 
Tragically, there has been a proliferation of big medical corporations (for-profit health insurance companies, for-profit clinics, for-profit hospitals, etc) and the secretive, often above-the-law multinational pharmaceutical corporations that regularly use corrupted science to “prove” the safety and efficacy of their obscenely profitable drugs. They employ thousands of workers but mainly work for the economic benefit of their shareholders and not vulnerable patients. 
Dr Kohls practiced holistic mental health care for the last decade of his family practice career. He now writes a weekly column for the Reader Weekly, an alternative newsweekly published in Duluth, Minnesota, USA. Many of his Duty to Warn columns have been archived at

viernes, 9 de septiembre de 2016

Philippine president declares “State of Lawlessness” after Bomb Blast. “Not Martial Law”

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte seized upon the pretext provided by a bomb blast in a marketplace in the southern city of Davao Friday night to announce a nationwide “state of lawlessness.” The declaration is a significant step toward the formal declaration of martial law.
The bomb, which was set off in Roxas Night Market in Davao, killed 15 people and injured at least 71. Duterte, who was in Davao at the time, appeared at the bombing site at four in the morning and announced to the press that he had placed Davao city under military lock-down and that he was declaring a nationwide “state of lawlessness.”
While stating that this was “not martial law,” Duterte told the press that the military would be “running the country.” He stated, “I am inviting now the Armed Forces of the Philippines, the military and the police to run the country in accordance with my specifications.” Military checkpoints would be set up throughout country, and the military and police would be authorized to conduct searches without warrants of vehicles and persons. Curfews might also be imposed throughout the country.
Duterte then told the media that he had been forewarned that the bombing would take place. He stated that this was why all of his military and police commanders, as well as intelligence heads, were already on the scene in Davao.
He was not able to prevent the bombing because “the Philippines is not a fascist state … It is unfortunate that this is a democracy and we cannot frisk anybody for just any reason.” He repeated this point later in his press conference, “Unfortunately we cannot stop people because that would be fascistic. That is the price of being a democratic state.”
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana issued a similar statement to the press, claiming that “the enemy” is “adept at using the democratic space granted by our Constitution to move around freely and unimpeded to sow terror.”
Duterte is openly stating his desire for a police state, if not fascism. According to him, democracy is a problem that must be remedied through direct police/military rule.
Duterte stated that the “state of lawlessness” would last as long he deemed that there was a threat of terrorism or “drug violence.” He cited the epidemic of vigilante killings, for which he is directly responsible by openly encouraging these murders, as a justification for his declaration.
Duterte’s declaration of a “state of lawlessness,” and his calling for the military to “run the country,” was a carefully planned event. Sal Panelo, the official legal counsel of the president, told the press over the weekend that the president had prepared the declaration long before the bombing as part of his campaign against alleged drug criminals. The bombing merely provided a convenient pretext.
The initial police suspect for the bombing is the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG). Operating in the Sulu archipelago, the Abu Sayyaf is a terrorist organization with approximately 200 members. Its activities consist of kidnap-for-ransom, beheadings of hostages, and occasional bombings.
The ASG was created in the early 1990s by Islamist elements returning to the Philippines from Afghanistan, where they had been part of the CIA’s secret war against the Soviet-backed regime. With assistance from then President Cory Aquino, the ASG was created to foment division between the larger Muslim secessionist organizations, the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).
Over the past 25 years, the ASG has provided the pretext for repeated US military interventions and for the increased militarization of the Philippine state.
The ASG issued a press statement over the weekend denying that they had been involved in the Davao bombing and claiming that a new breakaway group, Daulat Ul Islamiya, had been responsible.
The declaration of a “state of lawlessness” will be used to directly incorporate the military into Duterte’s murderous anti-drug crusade, which has thus far been carried out by the police and vigilantes.
As of September 1, the official death toll from this campaign, which targets the most impoverished layers of the population, was 2,446 in the first two months of the Duterte administration. Of this number, 929 were killed by the police, and 1,507 by vigilantes.
As a point of comparison, the scholarly consensus on Martial Law under the Marcos dictatorship estimates that 3,257 people were killed by state forces from 1972 to the early 1980s. If the current body count continues, Duterte will pass this figure by early October, as he completes his third month in office.
The vigilante killings are being carried out with the direct sanction and encouragement of the Duterte administration. An account published by BBC on August 26 revealed that at least some of the vigilante hit squads are operating on direct orders from local police and are being paid by the police for each of their victims.
Duterte openly sanctioned the hiring of hit squads during his Saturday press conference. He called for the hiring of “mercenaries,” saying, “There’s no other option. These people are like germs, which must be eliminated.”
Business investors and international finance capital continue to enthusiastically endorse Duterte’s dictatorial measures. Guenter Taus, chair of the European Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines (ECCP), told the press that what was needed—just as in “Brussels and Paris”—was a “transparent and obvious severe increase of military and police presence everywhere.” ECCP spokesperson Henry Schumacher told Reuters two weeks ago that investment would flow into the Philippines because “an iron fist is going to be behind it.”
Washington has funded Duterte’s death squads, with Secretary of State John Kerry supplying $32 million to support the anti-drug campaign. Whether Washington continues to support Duterte’s fascistic policies depends entirely on whether he toes their line in the South China Sea. Washington is looking for Duterte to aggressively assert Philippine claims of sovereignty in the South China Sea using the ruling against China by the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in The Hague.
Duterte has thus far attempted to pursue a conciliatory foreign policy toward Beijing, looking to secure increased trade ties with China. Washington has begun raising the specter of “human rights” against Duterte as a means of applying pressure.
Duterte will be meeting with President Obama in Laos this week during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit. He has begun to signal that he will adopt a more oppositional stance toward China as a means of securing Washington’s continued backing.
Over the weekend, Duterte summoned the Chinese ambassador demanding to know why Chinese vessels were operating in the disputed Scarborough shoal, which the PCA had ruled was not Chinese territory. Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay stated, “China will be the ‘loser’ if it does not recognize an international court ruling against its territorial claims in the South China Sea. We are trying to make China understand especially when the dust settles that unless they respect and recognize the arbitral tribunal, they will be the losers at the end of the day on this matter.”
If Duterte demonstrates that he will serve the interests of Washington in their drive to war against China, Washington will drop all concerns about “human rights.” They will back a Duterte dictatorship just as fully as they did the martial law regime of Ferdinand Marcos.

jueves, 8 de septiembre de 2016

The One Trillion Dollar Consumer Auto Loan Bubble Is Beginning To Burst



Do you remember the subprime mortgage meltdown from the last financial crisis? Well, this time around we are facing a subprime auto loan meltdown. In recent years, auto lenders have become more and more aggressive, and they have been increasingly willing to lend money to people that should not be borrowing money to buy a new vehicle under any circumstances. Just like with subprime mortgages, this strategy seemed to pay off at first, but now economic reality is beginning to be felt in a major way. Delinquency rates are up by double digit percentages, and major auto lenders are bracing for hundreds of millions of dollars of losses. We are a nation that is absolutely drowning in debt, and we are most definitely going to reap what we have sown.

The size of this market is larger than you may imagine. Earlier this year, the auto loan bubble surpassed the one trillion dollar mark for the first time ever

Americans are borrowing more than ever for new and used vehicles, and 30- and 60-day delinquency rates rose in the second quarter, according to the automotive arm of one of the nation’s largest credit bureaus.
The total balance of all outstanding auto loans reached $1.027 trillion between April 1 and June 30, the second consecutive quarter that it surpassed the $1-trillion mark, reports Experian Automotive.

The average size of an auto loan is also at a record high. At $29,880, it is now just a shade under $30,000.

In order to try to help people afford the payments, auto lenders are now stretching loans out for six or even seven years. At this point it is almost like getting a mortgage.

But even with those stretched out loans, the average monthly auto loan payment is now up to a record 499 dollars.

That is the average loan size. To me, this is absolutely infuriating, because only a very small percentage of wealthy Americans are able to afford a $499 monthly payment on a single vehicle.

Many middle class American families are only bringing in three or four thousand dollars a month (before taxes). How in the world do they think that they can afford a five hundred dollar monthly auto loan payment on just one vehicle?

Just like with subprime mortgages, people are being taken advantage of severely, and the end result is going to be catastrophic for the U.S. financial system.

Already, auto loan delinquencies are rising to very frightening levels. In July, 60 day subprime loan delinquencies were up 13 percent on a month-over-month basis and were up 17 percent compared to the same month last year.

Prime delinquencies were up 12 percent on a month-over-month basis and were up21 percent compared to the same month last year.

We have a huge crisis on our hands, and major auto lenders are setting aside massive amounts of cash in order to try to cover these losses. The following comes from USA Today

In a quarterly filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Ford reported in the first half of this year it allowed $449 millionfor credit losses, a 34% increase from the first half of 2015.
General Motors reported in a similar filing that it set aside $864 million for credit losses in that same period of 2016, up 14%from a year earlier.

Meanwhile, other big corporations are also alarmed about the economic health of average U.S. consumers. Just check out what Dollar General CEO Todd Vasos had to say about this just the other day

I know that when we look at globally the overall U.S. population, it seems like things are getting better. But when you really start breaking it down and you look at that core consumer that we serve on the lower economic scale that’s out there, that demographic,things have not gotten any better for her, and arguably, they’re worse. And they’re worse, because rents are accelerating, healthcare is accelerating on her at a very, very rapid clip.

The stock market may seem to be saying that everything is fine (for the moment), but the hard economic numbers are telling a completely different story. What we are experiencing right now looks so similar to 2008, and this includes big institutions just dropping dead seemingly out of the blue. On Tuesday, we learned that ITT Technical Institute is immediately shutting down and permanently closing all locations. This is from a Los Angeles Times report
The company that operates the for-profit chain, one of the country’s largest, announced that it was permanently closing all its campuses nationwide. It blamed the shutdown on the recent move by the U.S. Education Department to ban ITT from enrolling new students who use federal financial aid.
“Two quarters ago there were rumors about the school having problems, but they told us that anyone who was already a student would be allowed to finish,” said Wiggins, who works as the assistant manager for a family-run auto parts business and went to ITT to open new opportunities.
“Am I angry?” he said. “I’m like angry times 10 million.”

As a result of this shutdown, 35,000 students are suddenly left out in the cold and approximately 8,000 employees have lost their jobs.

This is what happens during a major economic downturn. Large institutions that may have been struggling under the surface for quite a while suddenly give up and drop a bomb on those that were depending on them. In the months ahead, there will be a lot more examples of this.

Already, some of the biggest corporate names in America have been laying offthousands of workers in 2016. Mass layoffs are usually an early warning sign that big trouble is ahead, so keep a close eye on those companies.

The pace of the economic decline has been a bit slower than many (including myself) originally anticipated, but without a doubt it has continued.

And it is undeniable that the stage is set for a crisis that will absolutely dwarf 2008. Our national debt has nearly doubled since the beginning of the last crisis, corporate debt has doubled, student loan debt has crossed the trillion dollar mark, auto loan debt has crossed the trillion dollar mark, and total household debt has crossed the 12 trillion dollar mark.

We are living in the greatest debt bubble in world history, and there are signs that this giant bubble is now starting to burst. And when it does, the pain is going to be greater than most people would dare to imagine.

miércoles, 7 de septiembre de 2016

"Why The UK State Loves War." - annarky's blog

Source- annarky's blog.: Why The UK State Loves War.
Why is the British state so in love with war? 

Well it is all to do with money flowing into shareholders bank accounts. The UK is now the worlds second biggest arm exporter, the arms industry in the UK is massive, and the state will always promote, support and assist, big business. The arms industry is nothing if there are no wars. We in the UK now sell more weaponry than China, Russia, or France, without brutal conflicts across the globe our exports would fall. Like all big corporations, the arms industry is not at all fussy to whom they sell their death products. Two thirds of British arms exports go to the Middle East, an area that is awash with death and destruction. An area where sanity and compassion would do its damnedest to reduce the amount of destructive weaponry sloshing around. With a cavalier attitude the arms industry, with the British state’s blessing, sells weaponry to most of the countries listed as “not free” on the report “Freedom in the World” by Freedom House. The UK state also gives its blessing to the arms industry’s sales to 22 of the 30 countries on its own human rights watch list.

With our booming arms industry we are pouring fuel onto the explosive conditions in the Middle East, aiding and abetting despot regimes, but what the hell, its is simply a matter of equating lives with profits, and to the state and its corporate buddies its a no-brainer, people are expendable, profits mean power and wealth. Can anybody find any rational argument for continuing this festering cancerous system of capitalism. The world is being brutalised, poverty is endemic and unimaginable wealth flows continuously into the hands of a small army of greedy, cold blooded, pampered parasites. All this with the states blessing and protection. When will we ever learn?

domingo, 4 de septiembre de 2016

Self-Government in Nochixtlan: Interview with two Citizens Committee members. Victory!

Rojava is not alone, is not the only place where the autonomous areas are blooming. Nochixtlan, although not explicitly, is organized in the pure libertarian style in syntoni with the theoric Democratic Confederalism. Located in Oaxaca, Mexico, for many reasons and many years has beeng the desperation of the Masters, has been a political instability focus, where popular organization flourishes and narcos are repeatedly expell out. On June 19, 2016 there was a local government and police abandonment in Nochixtlan followed by an a militar assault from the side of the DC Federal Government forces. The people rejected and humiliated them out. Since them the town of about 13,300 citizens lives in a situation of Self-Government, creating its own political and social structures. Is curious that there are narcos only where police is present.

While its clearly observed a rupture with the political model can be seen a continuity with the economic and social standard. Despite the stampede of politicians and law enforcement, the economic powers remain intact. Comrades, be aware of their conspiracies! We do not believe that they allow any self-gobern to undermine their interests. They are already maneuvering to sabotage your project as you have suffer. You can not trust them, you have to do something!

From the tarcoteca we modestly believe that the better way to protect yourself is to expand the model to neighboring communities and create a strong and free Confederation. You must be able to seize this unique opportunity, and deepen the transformation root in your traditions. The Masters want you docile and servile, but you were born proud and free, you turning back to the cradle.

We present a translation of an interview with two Citizen Committee delegates, Suzana and Sergio, which explain the origin, development and possible end of the experience. We will issu a second translation about the model of Municipal People's Council followed by the Nochixtlan community. It is to highligth how the tradicional native organization based on local elected delegates meeting in assambly match with the basic free municipal anarchist organization.

We will be watching the events in curse, wishing the expansion of the self-consciousness in the surrounding areas and encouraging solidarity and support in all its ways. Your experience counts as a VICTORY!

Nochixtlans we are with you!
Cheers up Comrades, you are an example for the world!

Health! PHkl/tctca
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Source- Nochixtlán rumbo al autogobierno: Entrevista con compañeros mixtecos del Comité Ciudadano – Ruptura Colectiva (RC) 21.8.2016 seen at Portal Libertario OACA 28.8.2016, tarcoteca spanish version 31.8.2016, translated by tarcoteca counterinfo 4.9.2016.

Two months after the slaughter [1] [2] [3], the people of Nochixtlán still remains without Governmental authorities but with a Popular Committee that is part of a dynamic political empowerment in scope to resume the Maners and Customs of the region [in an anticapitalist way in addition]. Our team has meet Sergio Lopez Garcia and Suzana Avendanio Hernandez, both elected members of the newly created Citizen Committee to keep the governance in Nochixtlan. With them, we go back on the events of last June 19, the planned act of terror, the flight of the municipal authorities, the burning of the Municipal Palace, the establishment of a People's Assembly with the election of Districts Representatives and the current "psychological warfare" created by several disturbing elements, including the local preacher, that are sowing discord to facilitate the return of the former municipal and police authorities.

Q- How would you define the values ​​that gather the peoples of the region as Mixtec and what these values ​​allow you in a matter of resistance and social organization?

Suzana: Nochixtlan is considered as a people with deeply rooted traditions and customs. Personally, I believe that one of the main values ​​that unite us as a people is the Mutual Fraternity. By origins, it is considered that our ancestors were very warlike and over the time this bellicosity has been transformed into a kind of tranquility. But at the time you want to step above this values ​​and origins, rise again the people we have of root and blood, we will not bow to anyone or let walk all over us. We are an honest and quiet but not submissive people.

Nochixtlan now rises again in a stage of metamorphosis because that cocoon in which it has lock up itself has been attacked, that tranquility in quotes, so resurfaces the root bellicosity of the people. I believe that this will keep moving forward in the sense that, for the same reason that Nochixtlan is taking up this attitude, could be call of "sleeping", now we see people intend to demonstrate and demand, not beg, what It corresponds as a People.

Sergio: The Mixtecs is a warrior People, have always fought and continue fighting for a groove, for a meter or for land boundaries. Now unconsciously resurfaces the adrenaline against the impotence of a government that does not listen and does not do things up for people. We protest because everything is a fallacy. They tell us: "today we will make a reform and will lower the prize of the gasoline, will lower the gas, will drop everything" but finally happens the opposite.

Q- What kind of broader interests have interfere with this union and, for you, what state forces came this June 19?

Sergio: That's a global issue and it is clear that there are larger interests. Mexico belongs to the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) and obviously since Salinas [former Primer Minister] began to insert the country into this scheme, they want Mexico to be standardized at international level when really Mexico is not a developed country and follow through is still appart as is unable to compete with these countries. Our culture, our customs, our way of life is different. It is no longer a single teacher and educational reform problem but a social and deeper problem.

For many, this thinking is far from this vision because their thinking is the television one, the one the government sells. The government gives some concessions to make people not think and instead to be narrow mind, and that's what keep them submissive and still thinking that the government is doing far well. That's the problem. The government gave some concessions to the teachers and used them, exploit them, but lately as teachers get free and learned to fight, the situation become like seen and happened to us in Oaxaca and Mexico.

Suzana: I think it is a government's strategy. They had plans to attacks Chiapas but knowing that there would also have deal with drug lords, decided to attack Nochixtlan instead which has the reputation of being a very quiet village. Wanting to submit and impose the idea that they will prevail, they tought that here would be no answer. They never expected such rebellion in Nochixtlan.

Now, entrepreneurs come together [organizing protest against popular mobilization because of their economical lost] but in reality they do not lose much because the losers are the employees, not them. They say that they will stop paying taxes but: Who are the entrepreneurs? Who is going to take the money? That is why I say that is a government strategy: political and economic interests are the one moving around despite they said that are "others". I think it's the money question what is trying to avoid here, and unfortunately envolved us nochixtecans. But as I say, now that flaw left them backfired.

Q. Can you tell us as witness your version of the events that occurred  of June 19 [the day of the policial assault to the town]?

Sergio: I came up because I heard the bells of the church, and when church bells are rung in a village is an alert call. Given this warning I went close to the hospital and I found my friends, my people, my neighbors, and I saw the face of repression ... I can show you the [smoke] bombs they throw and that obviously suffocate the people, they could see nothing.

We join together to counter the attack of the Federal Police and obviously we had nothing but stones, sticks and whatever we found. We repel them blowing stones. Later, and because they brought a lot of equipment, they get into the hospital, they took it and prevented people to be attended. Once they ran out of bombs they retract, we make them fell back to the river stone throwing, where the bridge is. Then they reloaded. An helicopter filled with bombs came to supply them so they re-deploy again. It was a seesaw.

I remember there was a truck for chickens and a teacher's car parked and at the time they arrived, the police themselves set them fire, to averything that came to their pass they set fire. It is at that moment, when the [burning] smoke started and they initiate shooting guns. At the beginning we did not realize because we were stuck still where there was shooting but we saw people falling on the other side of the street. Some people said that they started shooting from a few hotels belonging to people of the same political line [the mayor's line]. The feds set there a day earlier.

So because of this I say that this was planned and that should be an only responsible. It is this matter, justice, what the government does not want to address or direct to.

Now all the media say that there are only wounded in the police but not citizens. There is also no subversive groups in Nochixtlan, was the people itself who answered here. Yes countrymen came from surrounding villages to support but they only came at the end of the events, to repel the police. The vast majority were we, the people itself .

P- Once the police withdraw, What were the popular mechanisms that led to acts of spontaneous reproof against Juquila hotel, the City Hall and the former Nochixtlan mayor ranch?

Sergio: I think it was the rage and wrath of the people, because when you see that this place has fallen [under policial control], who are shooting, and the authority, rather than help, leaks and does not reappear, of course that all you think brings you to take a decision of this kind, like burning the palace, because when you see your people dead or wounded, the wrath and adrenaline do that happen.

People said that soon after the same municipal employees were there to emptied and burned municipality facilities to erase all evidence. They finished burning everything because maybe they was interested in cover up some proofs. They were not entirely the only but otherwise I imagine that there was looting and later others completed the burn. It is the year they call "of Gentleman" and here, unfortunately, is a chiefdom. Never nothing has being clarified, [the goberment] has never reported what was doing, how much money was entering, how it was spent, and there is no transparency in government, those are the interests that might cause all that.

"Get out Army from OAXACA, People Murderers"
Suzana: About the ranch, at the end there was no such burning because people did not even get to that place and also the ranch was unoccupied. Animals, deer, horses, peacocks and others -because they like hunting a lot- were not even there, and had been removed and taken to another ranch that is over here. The ranch manager said that he torched different areas around, which gave the impression that the ranch was on fire but it was nothing like that. If people had wanted to attack the mayor, he was closer at his mother's house [not at the ranch], but it was never the intention.

I believe these events occurred more by impotence and rage of people, because it is not really a town of armed people. Normally, no one has pistols at home. People came in support for teachers.

Q- What were the events that led the municipal authorities to flight ?

Suzana: I think they already knowed what was going to happen because inexplicably disappeared before the events and never appear again, nobody kick them out. In the case of the mayor, not only him but his whole family, from mother, wife, to brothers, that were not attacked. That's what pointed him more as guilty. I do not know if the Federal Government strategically, perhaps, made a covenant with him: "How much I have give you to betray your people?". [The Mayor] is still absent of his responsibilities since then, but continues on duty because he has not been suspended, so he keeps taking his salary. It is very surreal situation the one we live in Nochixtlán, no governance but remain payments.

The people had a totally lacked presence of government at the time of attack, and then they re-emerging one by one, even two by two, the Finance Adviser and Roads Director, who participated against the people. For example, the Finance Adviser was throwing Molotov cocktails against teachers. They were going to lynch him at the hospital but other Adviser who knew the people interceded, and thanks to that, he could escaped. He was gone for more than a month and a half. Now he rise again as if nothing had happened, he really believed we have a lack of capacity to retain history in our minds.

Sergio: The Local police was absence at all the times, even more they stop the ambulances evoiding them to give service to the wounded. The municipality did not support at all to his own people.

Q- How was the process of constitution of the Popular Assembly that brought to its self designation?

Sergio: It happened on June 23, about five days after 19 [massacre day]. Simplest people just assist to a town  meeting, so they cast a call, they made a loud speaker and gather all the people, about 2000 came, don't know if by curiosity or morbidity. Even there many tried to lead, perhaps those who wanted to take the control of this movement. They decided to no longer recognize the authorities for his absence and said "Let's appoint a representative committee of the town to get in charge of giving solution to the issue as a mediator. Let's elect representatives by district". Then they gathered by neighborhoods and appointed their representatives. I was elected the other day because this day there were absent the most of my neighbors. They sat in the chapel and named us during a popular representative assembly. They proposed us because they believe that we are clean people in this regard. In fact if you investigate Mrs. Suzana, she is a servant that never has had any public office or even a criticic for doing something wrong, we all are people of integrity.

Personally I have participate in a party, I had to admit, but I gained respect, everybody knows I am brave and in this way you're changing the world and intervening [in the social process]. In my ranch [distric], people came with a huge buckground of corruption but this time I went and told them: "Wait a moment, who wants to vote has to think twice, and who wants to propose something has to think twice, because is the future of this town what is on play here. In second term I mean that the one to be candidate must have a moral quality, has to have full transparency and has to be trustworthiness to be candidate." We popped in this dynamic and at the end things come together. Normally people came and all raised their hands, imposing, wanting, but when they all stopped [to reflect] there were few appointees, I believe that thanks to a sense of responsibility.

As we were already working on the issue and we had the president moving around, demanding, demanding, demanding him to comply with its transparency, with honesty, and so that things were happening.

I almost not speak in the assamblies, rarely intervene, and even sometimes some colleagues don't let me talk, and Doña Suzana the same, but is also a job that I maybe have being doing for more than 18 years. It is not a coincidence that they appoint us, you have to be smart and you have to stand up. It is a work of resistance, and sustainable will always be sustainable. In that respect we have been driving, and we have not be won politically. In the assemblies you realize that nobody argue that is simply because we are honest people. So we feel very calm.

Suzana: Most of the named accepted at the time they were appointed but soon after the first committee was formed it disintegrated. I am part of the current committee appointed to replace those who left. I think I was named because I wanted to participate at his moment and for personal conviction. With the rest is the same: united by the same ideological connection and a common sense for the best interest of Nochixtlan.

Q- What are your primary goals and short-term political way as committee members?

Sergio: We will continue until the issue in matter will be clarified and that can be summarized in three parts:
- First it is the attention to the Wounded, something is already on the way as Human Rights took up the matter and a Civil Association was created.
- On the other hand there is the issue of Justice in which nothing has been done. No offender identified, nobody, not material or intellectual. I believe the issue is there because there are facts and evidence, and the truth should be known. If there is Justice there is also transparency but if there is no Justice we will know nothing.
- The point number three, which is the one in which we are moving and fighting now, is obviously linked to the first: assist to the fallen and wounded and compensated them with international standards, as we ask for a number of requests, infrastructure, labor supply and development we want for Nochixtlan. That's what we're looking for.

We're talking internally to have a better organization, but unfortunately few people is interested in the development of Nochixtlan or simply afraid of retaliation. We were a lot in the beginning and had many of the PRI [Partido Revolucionario Independiente, traditional left party] but because they were relatives of the former president, when the people began to demand Justice they fear to demostrate and did not had the civil courage to face him. However we are concerned that fear is playing its political roll and, at the given moment, the people could leave us, I say clear. Maybe it will not but the worst thing the government can do is divide us so the people can leave us alone.

We will reach to the deepest and we will demand the government to guarantee our safety because we do not know if the resentment of these people can harm us. We also have family but we are not afraid, but we take care because we are determined people. It has been shown that in the world only few people have made changes and not trought the parties but trught the people and their determination to change things. So we are few but very aware.

Even thought we will continue to the end because we are nochixtecans, we are concerned for what happens here and above all we care about the future of our children, for they do not re-live this kind of events again. It is not a petty issue but a question of ideals. With or without represents, I believe that only by conviction we will always fight for development, to have freedom, dignity and a better life, but I also believe that we fight for other people who do not have the courage to speak and express themselves. We are people who come from the culture of effort and is no strange to us to fight for what belongs to us. Normally here in the committee we are all professionals and that's one of the things that drives us. I have a job and have to look for it every day, but we have this commitment to do things right and give us time for everything just because we would like to eliminated the parties in Nochixtlan.

Suzana: The requirement of nochixtlan people is monetary compensation justice, and right rightnow there is no other way. The government has to integraly cover the costs of the debts [left by the former local goberment and policial assault], compensate to the relatives of the dead and give the integral part to the wounded. We are human beings, but they came here to kill us as if we were grasshoppers or bugs. How much is that little money that only can cover the minimal required needs to assist the wounded? It's nothing for them, but it is the political game of a government that is truly evil. We support all actions taken in the legal way but practically is not our duty because that's why the Civil Justice Association of Wounded was settled for.

We walk on the outside in making the infrastructure work and in this way we try to benefit our people, the citizens. All the necessary paperwork to the make the Masters desappear has being done but is a long legal process. Our interest is to create something permanent, an infrastructure that allows both real social and cultural or economic change in the village.

Perhaps is avail with the spilled blood, I think it is necessary to honor the fallen, that this bloodshed was not in vain and will always remain in the minds of the people and the new generations to come. We must give thanks to whom sacrifice and we will continue assuming to the last consecuences.

We will touch all the necessary doors with the desire for a different development, a new rebirth of Nochixtlan. That's the only thing that moves us committee members in common. If we can not do it together I personally think we will do by our own. Our ideals are not finished here and each one has fought in past independently and in different ways to see a different Nochixtlan. And it is because  of the possession of conscience, because we are not move by any power or economical interest.

Fortunately what we have now is the result of a great effort, and what we have visualize is a future for the children, for youth, for a different social and cultural development. It is a visionary but healthy vision. I believe that none of the companions pretended to reach in any way to power. We are moved by the sense of conscience and personal conviction. We are related to the same ideology of having a different Nochixtlan for next generations and that these recent events do not left unpunished, because if we have amnesia today, tomorrow will happen again and much worst. The only thing that can disintegrate us now is the lack of support from the people, and now we go against the tide because there are many more enemies than friends, or people who ideologically commune with us. But hey, we're a bunch of crazy.

Q- What is known about these people internal and external elements that are sowing discord inside and outside the assemblies and what are you planning to do as a committee to deal with these strategies?

Sergio: This is a group of people who supports the elected fled president, someone who was disguised to be on the party (PCD) and in which was invested heavily, knowing that if he did nor win the elections they was going to miss the city [PCD just enroled a businessman, one of the Masters]. I think they are loosing memory. This party was going to disappear if they were not bet on this person, who really served to hide what they was doing, and he allow them to keep doing it. So that this shock group is still taking care of  those interests, and that's why everything is dirty and the situation is so difficult here in Nochixtlán.

About the unfair interventions at meetings, at the end, when the assembly was over, I think they were outside the law. These people who overwhelm with their own opinion and monopolizes the microphone with their speech of hatred and fear did not have the civil courage to do at the time they should. I think they are pure shock agents because they want to impose themselves and they felt hurt with some of the agreements that the people approved at the meeting when it stated "We do not want cops at the feast or any gala, nor the rulers." As they are shock agents they want their authority obey and they went to that, to break the agreements. However, they are a minority and it was evident in the assembly. I do not think we should be worried because when the People arrive [to decide], it determines and People is aware of the social struggle. We are more.

Suzana: The participation of these people is well known. It is a people that has ideologically PRI trends and people who in one way or another, shows their frustration at the union of the People. They have had children who they wanted to become presidents one day and have never figured out that the People would not accept, so this is people resent by fact that their relatives have been unable to come to Power.

This people is also consider to represents the economic powers, are traders, the largest economy in the village, and now they feel fear more than anything. First, it is people who do not participate in any popular events, as demonstrations, also did not suffer the aggressions to which Nochixtlan was subjected. They are happy to comment and participate from the bottom of its den, well hidden in there. They are not even aware of what is happening in the village, dedicated to watch television and to be guided by the media wich, as everybody knows, their news are "wash". It is fearful for losing their economical patrimony more than anything.

They are known in the village because they relate with people who are considered much more intellectual and therefore their interventiosn [in the assambly] are boring. They do not understand people because they use very big words, they want to impress, but this is not the way. I think people should speak, but supported by their attitudes and actions, and when that is not they are rejected, treat as crazy.

Q- What are the strategies the former authorities are using to recover the municipality?

Suzana: I think their strategy is mostly just draw attention in the fact that they control all the supporting programs [public services] and they based on it, people has to pay the services and everything else. They consider that this is their duty, keep on controling the town's economy, collect taxes on market day on Sunday, etc ... That's what's interesting to them.

We should also mention that the priest is also involved in the sense that is very supportive with the council. He argues that in those days he supported the teachers, the People, because he opened the doors of the church to get in the wounded when the town was closed and the doors never opened. I believe that the priest must have a sense of humanity, that is what is spected, and must serve the people in an ecclesiastical way, each and every one. But he psychologically manipulates his disciples with his support [the scaped officers] saying that his position is now also to support the unprotected, that according to him are the officers. In one way or another, he has a lot to do in the confrontation that divides citizens because he has not a neutral position, without any tendency to either side. Psychologically and very subliminally, he manipulates his people, which are very attached and very close to the habit of attend to the Mass and all this things.

Sergio: He incites powerfully to violence, manipulating the poor people and is getting into political land that does not belong to him. In the same Mass he talks about politics, in his sermons he says "Citizens in 'la calenda' we want the authority and the police appear because otherwise others will take advantage of the movement". For me, it is a delicate thing when father says "I am the highest authority!". When that happens to a head of the church, I think he lost his reason. So we accuse him clearly of what could happen in Nochixtlan, the confrontations, because he is not measuring the consequences of his actions and his words.

Now, with the former authorities, all political turn tangled because they want to reemerge as heroes, even the priest, when they really were not here when they were needed the most. Now, they want to be the authority when they have really never been, because I believe that an authority must fulfill with the human sense, the informal. They have failed as authority, and was demonstrated in these days that with or without them Nochixtlan is alive and marching.

Q- How is to live in Nochixtlan without the presence of police forces and what are the alternatives to its return in the municipality?

Suzana: It's something surreal, I repeat, how the situation seems to us: in the month and a half without police there was nothing, no robberies, nothing, and practically now that the police is back with their patrols and all the rest, I was said that yesterday in a ranch were stolen eighty heads of sheep transported in two vans. These kind of actions, one must think that are manufactured because going with trucks and get so many animals is done to create fear, psychosis, among the people. So I ask if you think that it is really odd that when we were emotionally, psychologically, more fearful and unprotected nothing happened and now that the cops start patrolling again the people is beginning to have such problems. It is set up for people to start to support this type of [policial] actions, because if you analyze before and after you can think that we are better with police, because of the fear arises.

Anyway, if you find a patrol, you will see that the police go on but with an attitude of fear, fear of the reaction of the citizens, so there is no assurance on what police should repressent.

Sergio: It's "insecurity" what is reflected in their faces. They painted some [patrolling] cars on white and began to look like civilians. Bad ideas, no transparency, only wanting to make up what can no longer be hidden. In one of our meetings one person came and told "I can be a policeman of the town". It's very interesting that we could have a community policing because if we keep an eye between citizens we will have better security than if people were bring from the outside, trained for this, bribed, corrupted, dirty, and that is what makes us more harm. I consider that we could return to a citizen police.

P- In a long term, what kind of utopia is aspiring you?

Sergio: Personally it's a dream that I have, I'd like Nochixtlan back to the Manners and Customs [as in Cheran Autonomy] because I think they have worked. In the villages, if someone deviates is corrected and changed, is healed, maybe they spend three years of sadness but them come more years of joy, but here we have many years of sadness and few of joy.

The policy run by these people has always work bad, priist [PRI supporters], without informing, without accounting, can not speak about the chieftainship, can not speak about a clean politics, it has being only a policy that just benefits their own families, their friends. They never call to consens a public bid on a resource, thay never informed the People that were going to do some work, they did no bring to the public that we really want. Always themselves, their families and that's why we do not agree. So now we need the participation of people, dialogue, assemblies, plebiscites, the referendum, taking into account every last citizen worth to change this town.

I would like the Manners and Customs to have popular governments and the most honest, more honourable, more proven people reaches govern Nochixtlan, because unfortunately since the money arrived and the parties arrived, they have destroy the essence of men. From them it has contaminated the development of communities and that is what I would like to me, that governments were citizens and people elect them for their integrity, not people made by marketing or television or the chiefdom as in this case.

Suzana: I agree with the aspirations of my partner that I would like resume the Uses and Customs would and that citizens were elected ​​according to their actions. I think it would be the best because it would be remediated so much vitiation that has emerged here with both parties and get rid of social, cultural, economic development, all kinds at Nochixtlan.

Actually, we live under a regime too limited and it is a very sad situation to limit the development by personal interests. If not by the government, is the "Communal Property," a group of people who own extense mass of land and that has get rich selling land and not sharing their resources and its stockshares to the public. Reportedly, Nochixtlan is 100% community but we as citizens have not access to the information and meetings they have.

Most Nochixtecans are not considered as commoners but these villagers are made up of families, people who come from the villages and can be psychologically handled very easily due to lack of knowledge more than anything. It is considered that Nochixtlan is now a place of guerrillas, I believe that the guerrillas are the political parties. These are the real guerrillas that have been polluting the majority. We are the few who perhaps ideologically have not been contaminated. So is.

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Notes
[1] http://www.contralinea.com.mx/archivo-revista/index.php/2016/06/22/el-estado-mexicano-responsable-de-la-masacre-de-nochixtlan-epr/
[2] http://elpais.com/especiales/2016/nochixtlan/
[3] http://www.sinembargo.mx/19-06-2016/3056179

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