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The Mexican Spring movement

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posted on Jul, 6 2012 @ 09:11 AM
So in late may a new movement sprung up in Mexico composed of students unionized workers and farmers joined together to demand greater freedom of speech rights and to protest the return of the Institutional Revolutionary Party ( so yes they are like the Mexican version of Occupy wall street)

coalition of thousands of mainly university students, unionized workers, and farmers in Mexico City have taken to the streets to demand greater freedom of speech and also to protest the possible return of power by the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI).One banner read, “I have a brain, I won’t vote for the PRIThe PRI is a member of the Socialist International, but don’t let the name fool you—the party is actually quite “centrist” (the term pundits usually use to describe center-right parties) in most of its policies. PRI’s main rival is the left-wing Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD). (Mexican Spring poster in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street, via @mexicoOWS).

Their demands are

Our main goal is to seek greater democracy within Mexican media,” said fellow activist, Rodrigo Serrano The name, “YoSoy132” alludes to a group of students from the Universidad Iberamericana, who heckled PRI presidential candidate Enrique Peña Nieto during a recent visit to the university that chased him off the premises.After the incident, PRI leaders accused the Iberoamericana students of being intolerant, inconsiderate “stooges” paid to protest against Peña Nieto by the leftist PRD party.

Also they are very pissed at the monopolization of Mexicos TV market

In particular, students have expressed frustration with the “monopolization” of Mexican politics and media. The example New America Media provides is a company named Televisa, which along with TV Azteca, controls 95 percent of Mexico’s TV Similarly, students believe PRI has a monopoly of sorts on Mexican politics. The party ruled for seven decades (1929-2000), but was defeated by the National Action Party (PAN) then, which has ruled for past 12 years. The PRI now has a very good shot of winning the July 1 elections.

Man why cant Americans speak out like this but kudos for Mexico for uniting as one and letting their voices be heard
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edit on 6-7-2012 by ninjas4321 because: (no reason given)

posted on Jul, 6 2012 @ 10:08 AM
Imagine American's jumping the boarder to get better freedom.

posted on Jul, 6 2012 @ 10:16 AM
reply to post by Infi8nity

If Americans did that, we would get thrown in jail and fined up the whaazoo.

They have a way more harsh imigration policy.

This is a good start. Have to start somewhere. Cant let them walk all over you forever.

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