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Fw: [narconews] Giordano: Struggle in Mexico, a Lesson for the Cynics

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  • Bob Waldrop
    Something good is happening in Mexico. It might even could be considered miraculous. Out of the depths of that people’s long suffering, comes a glimmer of
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 2, 2011
      Something good is happening in Mexico. It might even could be considered miraculous. Out of the depths of that people�s long suffering, comes a glimmer of hope.

      Surely we should pray for this. Let us ask all the martyrs of Latin America to intercede on behalf of the Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity in Mexico.

      Bob Waldrop, Romero House, Oklahoma City

      From: Erin Rosa
      Sent: Tuesday, August 02, 2011 10:33 PM
      To: narconews@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [narconews] Giordano: Struggle in Mexico, a Lesson for the Cynics



      August 2, 2011

      Please Distribute Widely

      Dear Colleague,

      Today the movement inspired by Mexican journalist and poet Javier Sicilia and family members of drug war victims is already achieving policy changes.

      Al Giordano reports:

      �Reporters, perhaps more than others in society, view Mexico as the country of 'no pasa nada,' a land where nothing changes, where injustice and misery are here to stay, and where nobody can do anything about it. The world�s most cynical profession has thus had a difficult time reporting on the nonviolent movement of drug war victims that appeared four months ago and in recent days already won concrete advances on the road to a yet greater victory: Stopping the war on Mexico and Mexicans that is misnamed as the �war on drugs.�

      �When, after the brutal murder of seven youths near Cuernavaca in late March, including Juan Francisco Sicilia, 24, son of poet and journalist Javier Sicilia, a movement began to stir, most international correspondents in Mexico simply ignored it. Others made it a one- or two-sentence afterthought in their breathless serial scare stories about bloodbaths, shootouts, and mass graves in Mexico�s narco wars: 'Headless bodies found in topless bar: Oh, and by the way, there was a quaint protest march against it, and led by a poet.'

      �...Well, a funny thing happened on the way to the 'sure defeat' that so many predicted for what now titles itself the Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity in Mexico. It refused to believe the many obituaries published about it, and walked to the beat of its own drummer. Like Thoreau said, it chose the path less traveled, and that has made all the difference in the world.�

      Read the complete article online at Narco News: http://www.narconews.com/Issue67/article4477.html

      From somewhere in a country called Am�rica,

      Erin Rosa
      Staff Reporter

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