[Imc-seattle-radio] CKUT Radio: The Battle of Guadalajara Mexico - A
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Sun Dec 12 14:46:51 PST 2004
CKUT Radio: The Battle of Guadalajara Mexico - A Radio Documentary
Listen to a radio documentary, on the May 2004 street demonstrations in
Guadalajara Mexico against the 3rd Summit of the ALCUE, which gathered
representatives from 25 European countries, joined by 33 of their Latin
American and Caribbean counterparts. The closed-door negotiations of the
ALCUE, regarding "free-trade" economic policies effecting more than 1
billion people, were confronted by thousands of demonstrators from
throughout Mexico and the world.
Ten years after NAFTA (the North American Free-Trade Agreement), the
people of Mexico have experienced the devastating impacts of "free trade"
economic policies. According to the government of Mexico, today 40 million
people live below the poverty level, and 25 million in extreme poverty.
In May 2004 the streets of Guadalajara were filled with a thousands of
voices, who issued a resounding rejection of the ALCUE summit and the
"free trade" economic model in North America, based on the exploitation of
the people, cultures and lands of Mexico. The Guadalajara demonstrations,
were faced with severe repression at the hands of the Mexican state, who
mounted a police and state security forces operation to repress the
popular demonstrations. Hundreds of demonstrators were rounded up,
severely beaten, arrested and in certain cases tortured while in prison.
This radio documentary provides an in-depth perspective on the
demonstrations in Guadalajara and resistance movements to neo-liberal
economic in Mexico and throughout Latin America. Featuring interviews with
the Carlo Giuliani Caravan an anarchist group in Mexico City, the
Guadalajara Indymedia Center, the Mexican Action Network Against Free
Trade (REMALC), Agustin Pro Juarez Center for Human Rights in Mexico City
and CLAC (the Anti-Capitalist Convergence of Montreal).
To Listen / Download the Radio Documentary Visit:
This radio documentary was produced for CKUT Radio in Montreal by Fabian
Duran of the Mexico City Indymedia Center and AIRE a video-activist
collective in Mexico City (http://kloakas.com/aire) and Stefan Christoff
of CKUT Radio in Montreal & CLAC (the Anti-Capitalist Convergence of
Montreal - http://clac.taktic.org).
For more Information on the May 2004 Guadalajara Demonstrations Visit
Indymedia Guadalajara: http://guadalajara.mediosindependientes.org
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