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Solutions: Self-Determination and Self-Defense – Infoshop News

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An indigenous community in Mexico simply began governing itself when the corruption and complicity of local police and politicians became clear. Faced with systematic violence, intimidation and environmental destruction, the Purepecha turned away from the accepted authorites and began to reconstruct their community.

This is exactly what needs to happen in the rest of the world.

“It is hard not to throw your hands up in the air in resignation when you hear about criminals such as HSBC being granted immunity from prosecution and sanctions, but it is even harder not to throw a fist in the air when you see indigenous Purepechas successfully overcoming organized crime, corrupt politicians, and big business by establishing models for self-determination and self-defense, on a community level.”

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Written by Sean Bozkewycz

January 24, 2013 at 08:57

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