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Eric Larson is Assistant Professor of Crime and Justice Studies at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. His work focuses on race, criminalization, and labor in social movements in the Americas, and has appeared in Labor: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas and other journals. He edited Jobs with Justice: 25 Years, 25 Voices (PM Press, 2013).
Ten years ago, one of the most radical unions in the hemisphere, the Sección XXII of Mexico’s National Education Workers’ Union (SNTE), led a vibrant movement against the state governor’s heavy-handed rule in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca. The demonstrations, known to many as the “Oaxaca Commune,” featured six months of mass marches, public encampments, and neighborhood barricades. Read more →