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Chris Hedges

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The destruction caused by neoliberalism is global. The patterns of economic, social, cultural and political assault that Mexico has suffered are afflicting countries from Greece to the United States. Only a worldwide anti-capitalist resistance movement will save us.

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The U.S. wars in the Middle East and the so-called war on drugs in North America have resulted in violent consequences felt in our own cities, whether at the finish line of the Boston Marathon or in communities of color across the country.

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The rise of thousands of vigilantes bearing assault rifles to rout a drug cartel in western Mexico’s Michoacan state has presented the administration of President Enrique Peña Nieto with a policy nightmare.

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Hundreds of armed vigilantes took control of a Mexican town in the western coastal state of Guerrero, arresting local cops and conducting searches and handing the accused over to state prosecutors in response to the killing of a vigilante leader Monday.

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