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Fifty Shades WORSE THAN CRACK!!! And so much better than real boys... Damn you, E.L. James...
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In case you missed it the first time, my first article on the Zapatista Little School, published on the Americas Program and republished on my blog.
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A lot of Mexican towns have started arming themselves and have created their own police forces to fight against drug traffickers and the corrupt police who aid them.  In Oaxaca, a few towns thought, "If it works against drug traffickers, why not transnational corporations and the corrupt police who aid them?"
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If you can make it to Chiapas in December, I definitely recommend this program!  Learn Spanish, Tsotsil, Tzeltal.....
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The Mexican government is bending over backwards to evacuate tourists from Acapulco following Hurricane Ingrid and Tropical Storm Manuel, but it's completely ignoring Guerrero's indigenous storm victims.
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My newest article on Americas Program about my time at the Zapatistas' Little School.
“Practice First, Then Theory:” The Zapatista Little School Shares Lessons Learned During 19 Years of Self-Governance | The Americas Program
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Mexico-based freelance journalist and translator specializing in the war on drugs, militarization, and human rights.
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Kristin Bricker is a freelance journalist and translator. She specializes in militarization, social movements, and the drug war in Latin America. 

Kristin is a contributor to the CIP Americas Program. She previously served as the Security Sector Reform Resource Centre's Latin America blogger. Her work has appeared in NACLA, the Huffington Post, IPS, Foreign Policy in Focus, Counterpunch, Telesur, Rebelión, Left Turn, The Indypendent, Upside Down World, Por Esto!, The Guatemala Times, and The News (Mexico). Kristin has appeared on Al-Jazeera, Democracy Now!, Radio Mundo (Venezuela), Morning Report (New Zealand), Radio Bemba (Mexico) and various Pacifica radio programs. Her work has been cited in the Los Angeles Times, Proceso, and the Congressional Research Service's Report for Congress.  

Kristin contributed a chapter about Mexico's peace movement to Global Fire, Local Sparks, published by the Indypendent.
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