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

Mexico Unconquered: Chronicles of Power and Revolt by John Gibler, published this month by City Light Books

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

Tuesday, January 27, 2009, 7 PM
Centro del Pueblo Auditorium (2nd Floor)
474 Valencia St., between 15th & 16th in San Francisco

Live music by Flamenco fusion masters LoCura and political bard, singer songwriter Valerie Orth

John Gibler’s photographs from Mexico will be on exhibit for the first time, refreshments will be served and donations requested at the door will benefit Flashpoints and KPFA

Mexico Unconquered draws on Gibler’s many years of work in Mexico and especially the 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 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