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not kansas

toto, i've a feeling we're not in kansas anymore...








*slideshow, reforma

no, it ain't no puppet show, no disaster relief area, no summer fiesta, no squat, no ambulantes. this is the sit-in for "democracy", the "permanent assembly" lead by the leftist (reported) looser of last month's presidential elections, andrés manuel lópez obrador. his party controls the city (mayor, local authorities, local police and the local parliament), and even though he himself decreed laws prohibiting the closure of major roads and avenues in the city for purposes of demonstratrions, rallies or strikes, now he has decided to set permanent camp on the main avenue (reforma) of the city, as well as other city-center streets and the main plaza (zocalo) until the (autonomous) electoral tribunal calls for a total recount of votes (or an anulment in case he looses the recount as well...) so this is what they meant with ciudad de la esperanza!

more at:

nytimes

4 comments:

visceral said...

si, es horrible esto de reforma

bueno es... diferente

en realidad nadie hace mucho más de 20 min utos extras al trabajo o whatever

ademas sirve para que muchos se acostumbren (aunque sea tantito) a usar el metro y dejarse de falsos status para ir al oxxo con su chevy o jetta

me cae mal amlo, no encuentra vías para defenderse como se debe..

pero no perdio. nadie con mas de 2 dedos de frente puede creerlo (bastaba con ir a checar tu casilla en el prep y oh sorpresa! 4 votitos menos de los que hay en la sábana, oops! se los comio calderon... se lo robaron

pero hay muchas otras vías para defender el poder

e incluso de TENER el poder

fuera de la presidencia

el reloj social... dando campanadas

que miedito no?

weird

saludos brayan :p

Barbara Cascabel said...

Well darling if you still believe in Reforma newspaper, obviously you're living in Candyland, I gotta tell you that a near friend of mine, who works in that peace of shit paper, told me that Alejandro Moreno (the ashole in charge of surveys) use "filters" to change the results and justify their lies within the surveys, I also used to work at Imagen group, but I quit when I found that we (the people with a radio program) couldn't say the truth because of the radio station politics, obviously they didn't want to say anything that can suport Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, because the owner of the station is Pedro Ferriz, who was forced by AMLO to remove a lot of his advertisements in Periferico and other principal avenues, loosing a lot of money, so obviously they suport the PAN openly.

I can see you're checking information at Reforma, and I can tell you, you're only watching lies, Lopez Obrador is not the only one who wants to verify the votation, the population wants it as you can see it every sunday in the manifestations, full of people from Periferico to the Zocalo, no one could buy that amount of people like "acarreados", this is not only about the PRD or Lopez Obrador, this is about defending the democracy, I suport the invation to Reforma, and I'm not a "perredista", I don't know anyone who doesn't suport it, except my friends who works at Arcop, the company who made the surey for the PAN, and other guys like Alberto Cinta, who is a near friend of Gabriela Cuevas the slutysh deputy from the PAN, and Alberto is also a friend of another girls working for F. Calderón, that this last weekend was planing to celebrate at Alberto's bar Ivoir, at polanco.

Open your eyes my dear!

Barbara Cascabel said...

By the way now I can verify that you're only watching and listening what the media wants you to know, Nortec? Acamonchi? now I get the hole picture, I thought you was beyond cliches sweety, cultural cliches just reflect political cliches, and both are generally learned at the tv and the radio, let your mind go beyond! stop reading Reforma, stop listening musical boring cliches!
Mexico is beyond Nortec and such a crap now, Mexico has changed since you leaved it, even when maybe your friends life is the same, and that makes you think everything is the same, but there's a lot of new shit out there, find it!

brayan said...

sindor:
creo que tiene puntos interesantes en término de acción disruptiva (visual o práctica), pero en el fondo me parece una coñería. es que este tipo hace lo que le place...

doña bárbara: leo reforma, la jornada, el país, nyt, le monde, y un excelente blog crítico/informativo de un cuate (http://eleccionesmexico2006.blogspot.com). no soy proFECAL ni mucho menos. se toma de donde se puede. como ves éste no es un blog de política, me interesa más el fenómeno de "tomar las calles." ¿el acto te parece democrático? claro que AMLO tiene poder de convocatoria, y un práctico monopolio político en la ciudad. es su fan-base. pero se nos olvida que df no es todo. aunque parezca. yo estoy a favor del recuento. pero para eso está el TRIFE y el trabajo de 15 años del IFE. no me gusta que digan que esto es un 88 reloaded. no me lo trago. si lo que quieren es el recuento que esperen la decisión del tribunal. ¿y si el recuento lo pierde? ¿por qué haran los campamentos? ¿por la anulación? ¿por la proclamación automática de AMLO presidente porque "el pueblo y la verdad" están de su lado? eso también me parece bastante bullshitty.

sobre mis mexlinks creo que hay pocas cosas interesantes en la red. otra vez se hace lo que puede. estoy más que abierto a sugerencias... con que non sea zemmoa, afrodita o jessy bulbo... lo de los nortecs y acamonchis etc se debe a mi fijación personal con tijuana y la border. pero como siempre... i'm open...

gusto tenerla por aquí btw
xxx