Saturday, January 17, 2009

Mexico Unconquered

Mexico News

City Lights Books, KPFA, Global Exchange, La Raza Centro Legal, and the Center for Political Education invite you to celebrate the publication of:


By John Gibler, published this month by City Lights Books

Join John Gibler and other special guests as we celebrate the release of this important new book about politics, history, and social movements in Mexico.

From January through March, John will be touring the West Coast and southern border states. The first event will take place in San Francisco on January 27th at Centro del Pueblo (see details below).  For a full listing of tour events and dates, click here.  Should you be interested in booking an event, please call John at 415-490-7802 or email


WHEN: Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: Centro del Pueblo, 474 Valencia Street, Suite 295, San Francisco

Live music by: Flamenco fusion masters LoCura and political band, singer songwriter Valerie Orth.

John Gibler's photographs from Mexico will be on exhibit for the first time.


Donations at the door will benefit Flashpoints and KPFA.

MEXICO UNCONQUERED draws on Gibler's many years of work in Mexico and especially his last three years of reporting directly from areas in central and northern Mexico that have been devastated by the impacts of forced labor migration and the violence related to drug trafficking, and his reporting on social rebellions in Oaxaca, Chiapas, and Guerrero.

"Through research, critical analysis, and superb first-hand reporting culled from years of living in Mexico, Gibler shares the voices, stories, and communal dignity of the ordinary Mexicans who are putting their lives at risk by challenging corrupt power as they build social movements for basic rights, justice, and autonomy. An exciting first book by an emerging young writer." -- Howard Zinn

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