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Title: Mexico: Airport Threatens Farmworkers Again in Atenco
Post by: U. D. W. on April 18, 2013, 06:32:01 PM
Mexico: Airport Threatens Farmworkers Again in Atenco

Atenco became recognized worldwide in 2001-2002 for its struggle to defend and protect its land. Armed with sticks and machetes ? their primary farm tool and icon of struggle ? the ejidatarios had  gone to the streets to protest and express their rage for not being  consulted about the land procurements. The ejidatario?s accomplishment   in stopping the international airport was celebrated by many as a   victory against the encroachment of foreign capital that sought to   eradicate the farmworker?s way of life.



Source: Mexico: Airport Threatens Farmworkers Again in Atenco (http://upsidedownworld.org/main/mexico-archives-79/4234-mexico-airport-threatens-farmworkers-again-in-atenco)