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Friday, January 24, 2014

Speaking for the People of the World

A new grass-roots organisation in Mexico is seeking to convoke a Popular Assembly.   The manifesto on its home page states,  

"The political class has betrayed the country. … The public representatives do not represent the people of Mexico.  The institutions do not insure respect for the law.  The governments do not look out for the common good and are in collusion with the most abject of interests.  The hegemonic media obscure, dis-inform, and keep citizens in the dark.   The electoral process is not trustworthy.  The avalanche of anti-popular reforms in the fields of energy, education, finance, politics and labor rights evidence the sterility of the existing institutions." 
It could be said about any country in the first or fourth world; and in so saying, the Mexican grass roots have spoken for the world.