Wed, 21/06/2023 - 06:58

In my latest article (open access) for Review of International Studies I examine Indigenous resistance to neo-extractive development in Latin America and ask what this means for International Relations (IR). I contend that Indigenous resistance can disrupt traditional thinking in IR via an ‘insurrection of subjugated knowledge’.

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Tue, 02/05/2023 - 06:00

Having written about the city’s austerity policies and their relation to insecurity and walking it as a researcher (and tourist), I was increasingly asking myself how people living in the city were actually dealing with the day-to-day effects of the insecurity-competitiveness nexus. I wanted to add a micro-level to the practices of authoritarian neoliberalism that I was observing, where different institutional scales converged in making a competitive, austere city. How do inhabitants (trans)form their everyday practices to navigate this attractive yet insecure city? In a recent article in Urban Geography, I draw on interview data collected in Oaxaca between 2017 and 2019 and argue that they adapt their day-to-day rhythms through varied practices of care and what I call ‘adapted mobilities’.

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Tue, 18/04/2023 - 06:00

In May 2011, 20,000 people took to the streets of San Cristóbal de Las Casas in Chiapas, Mexico. The Zapatista support movement had called for a ‘march of silence’ against the government’s so-called ‘war on drugs’. Women, children, and men walked in silence, holding up banners saying “no more blood” and “we are fed up” (“estamos hasta la madre”). Their clarity about the violence not only by so-called cartels, but also by state institutions, exposes what much state theory on the 'war on drugs' has lacked — an idea of the state's role. In my new book Selective Security in the War on Drugs, on security policies in the 2000s in Mexico and Colombia, I contribute to the emerging debate on the state in this so-called ‘war’.

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Mon, 03/04/2023 - 20:03

Mexico’s leftist President Andrés Manuel López Obrador used the US government’s “Summit for Democracy” to indirectly call out Washington’s hypocrisy: “The oligarchy reigns with the façade of democracy”, he said, calling for “greater equality” and “separation of economic and political power."

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Sat, 01/04/2023 - 21:01

By Eve Ottenberg / CounterPunch Not too long ago, senator Marco “Bring Back Aerial Dogfights” Rubio took to the airwaves to inform the American people that their military must send fighter jets to escort drones near Russia’s border. About the same time as Rubio’s idiotic recipe for global nuclear annihilation, senator Tom “Invade Mexico!” Cotton […]

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Tue, 28/03/2023 - 22:30

Over 150 journalists have been assassinated in Mexico since 2000. Behind the killings is a nexus of corruption and violence that links organized crime, police, and government.

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