13 July 2012 ~ 60 Comments

“the largest protest the world has ever seen” in Mexico

Tens of thousands of protestors took to the streets in cities throughout Mexico the day after presidential elections declared Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) candidate, Enrique Peña Nieto, the winner, and yet the news media has been largely quiet. Protesters accuse him of buying votes and paying off television networks for support.

The PRI previously ruled Mexico for seven decades, during which time it was accused of rigging elections, corruption and repression.

Protestors allege that vote-buying, an illegal act in Mexico, is responsible for the 7 percentage point win for the PRI.

“The PRI threatens many people and buys others with a couple of tacos,” said Manuel Ocegueda, a 43-year-old shop worker participating in the march.

Much of the criticism is being aimed at Mexican media giants Televisa and TV Azteca who have been largely quiet about the protests. Accusations that the media has been bought off by the PRI are supported by U.S. State Department documents, leaked by the U.S. Embassy in Mexico and released by WikiLeaks. The contents of the documents include concerns that Peña Nieto paid for favorable media coverage as far back as 2009.

In the meantime, Mexican citizens continue to raise their voices, refusing to be silent. Twitter is full of tweets using the hashtags #YoSoy132 and #MegaMarcha. Protestors carry signs in English, Japanese, German and other languages in hopes of attracting media attention around the world.

“The elections, in my opinion, were a very well planned ‘circus’, just a show,” said Maricela J. Becerra, “There is a meme going around online that says “No me pidas que respete los resultados de un proceso que no respetaste” [Don’t ask me to respect the results of a process that you didn’t respect] and I think that phrase pretty much sums up the sentimiento of the people marching…My hope for Mexico is that one day we will have a real and clean democracy …and more importantly, my hope is that my compatriotas mexicanos continue to speak up, que no se conformen! Many people say that Mexicans do not care, that we are used to living in a corrupt country… it’s time we get the control of our country back, it’s time the government works for everyone and not just those with money.”

60 Responses to ““the largest protest the world has ever seen” in Mexico”

  1. John Souglides 13 July 2012 at 10:10 am Permalink

    WHEN THE MASSES AWOKE SO DID FREEDOM

    • julin 15 July 2012 at 12:46 pm Permalink

      Masses freedom media
      Awake yourself, and refrain from fantaastic judgement. We are individuals certainly working together for aa common cause. We are witnessing A upscale discomfort brooding in the lack of trust in our elerctoral institutions and lack of respect for the judiciary, legislative and excecutive powers. We arE resposible for our thoughts, I encouraaage each of us to think objectively and reach partil agreements as Amartya sen in his book the idea of. Justice himself proposed.
      I would like to share a piece of history I read. From the prologue to mother on the porrua edition. At the triumph of the socialist revolution… Rusia desperaately debated between caribdis and Escilda: the retrogress to hated third Rome, or moving forward towards the establishment of justice and equality, at the cost of fraternity and liberty; at the price of terrible epidemics, deaths by starvation, pressure, excile, mistrust and phisicaal and spirituall anihilaation.
      Rosa maria philips is painting a literary paanoraama, aand while I aapplaud social movements aand aactivists, I encourage cultural festivaals and conquests of our own expression to be our boicot, our personaal road to awakening, liberty, freedom.
      Thaanks

      • kathy 15 July 2012 at 3:13 pm Permalink

        You can do it. Divided you fall. I know I am not going to take on your cause, I am my cause. Kathy

  2. Deanne 13 July 2012 at 10:45 am Permalink

    Power to the People. Rise up Mexico x

  3. Danie Clarke 13 July 2012 at 10:53 am Permalink

    YES WE HEAR YOU AND WE ARE FINALLY ARRESTING THE CROOKS WHO HAVE STOLEN MUCH OF THE WORLDS WEALTH.. LIBOR rate thefts and the many many other wall street and banking crooks will be caught and punished. KEEP THE FAITH AND KEEP DOING THE RIGHT THING.

    HUGS FROM THE USA

  4. Isernia 13 July 2012 at 10:57 am Permalink

    The WORLD IS WAKING UP TO ITS OWN POWER! The power of the People will bring down the corrupt politicians, bankers, corporations, biotech companies………….!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yeeeeepeeeeeeeeeeeeee! WE ARE FREE!!!!!!

    • Omar Oliblish 15 July 2012 at 11:29 am Permalink

      I can only hope the USA will wake up and the people here will vote out all of our corrupt leaders also. The corruption in the USA is just more subtle, but here non the less! A lot of the Drugs coming from Mexico is feeding the corruption here in the USA, that is why it has not been stopped here!

      I am glad to see so many Mexicans standing up though!

      Omar

  5. beverly poehlman 13 July 2012 at 11:07 am Permalink

    TO THE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE OF MEXICO..THANK YOU FOR WAKING UP..bless you all

    • Ellen San 14 July 2012 at 3:47 pm Permalink

      We here in the U.S. support our brothers and sisters in Mexico. We are so proud of all of you.

    • jean 17 July 2012 at 5:09 am Permalink

      now is beter than later it will be too late if not done now . ppl have to speak up not be afraid to do so ….

  6. Poet 13 July 2012 at 11:18 am Permalink

    RISE UP ALL YOU PEOPLES OF THE WORLD!

  7. Sherwood Duane 13 July 2012 at 11:25 am Permalink

    It is, indeed, a world wide awakening. This movement, which we’re all part of, will soon establish a new measure of good in the world — one we’re ALL part of and that works for ALL of us (as practically as possible). I look forward to this emergence of love and world wide brotherhood (sisterhood too, of course). What we wished and hoped for in the 60’s is now coming upon us, only this time, for real. Our human becoming and joining in love and oneness will be such a planetary joy. Thank you all. God bless you all. Light, Blessings and Peace.

  8. Eric 13 July 2012 at 11:29 am Permalink

    Perhaps the sleeping Giant has awoken!

    • Elaine 13 July 2012 at 5:26 pm Permalink

      Yes!! We are AWAKE! 😀

      • Michele 14 July 2012 at 3:55 pm Permalink

        I pray we ARE truely awakening and not just giving it lip-service. I know many are sincere though!

  9. Uptowngirl 13 July 2012 at 11:37 am Permalink

    Power to the People.

    Power to the People right now!

    Feel the loving energy and support from England, UK!

  10. jane pace 13 July 2012 at 11:41 am Permalink

    To all the Mexican people who are choosing to challenge deceit and corruption. Well done and keep faith for a better and loving world.

  11. Carle 13 July 2012 at 12:01 pm Permalink

    This gave me the chills. Rise up you strong people. Take back your Beautiful Country. Show us how it is done, so we can take ours back, and then all people under God can live with liberty and justice for all. Thank you for fighting for yourselves -thank you for seeing the truth, it’s too comfortable for us, and our blinders are still on – show us the way, becuase our elections are baught, 1% rules and want to control all, they are few, we are many – come into the power we have. Your beautiful homeland belongs to you and you will get it back for your families and friends.

    • Ellen San 14 July 2012 at 3:52 pm Permalink

      The Mexican people are an inspiration to all of us in the United States that are awake. God bless all of you! Hopefully, the citizens of the United States will wake up soon and will join you in standing up for humanity. All our love from the awake citizens of the United States.

    • naturesmeds 14 July 2012 at 4:29 pm Permalink

      Amen! Rise up!

  12. George Michailow 13 July 2012 at 12:13 pm Permalink

    Just saw Thrive the Movie, It explains where we are at now and how we can take control of our lives and power back from the elites who have been maipulating everything behibd the scenes. Available free on the internet. It is happening all over. People are waking up.

  13. Veritas13 13 July 2012 at 12:15 pm Permalink

    I am proud to see more people rising up against the corrupt governments of the world. We hear you, and send our support from America. I will be sending good intentions and love to the people of Mexico, and all others that are fighting back.
    Love and Light, Joe

  14. Paul 13 July 2012 at 12:30 pm Permalink

    Brilliant! We need more souls to do the same thing in the Western world too!

    For too long the people have been held captive by this Corruption of bought Politicians, Banks, Media, and corporate greed!

    We all need to become ONE! unite to the battle of Freedom and hear the cries of the oppressed peoples, they are all over the planet! and it’s time to institute our True God Given freedoms!

    May God bless and protect all who stand against this Oppression Where ever it rears it’s ugly head!

    Enough is Enough!

    Blessings and peace to all…

    United we Stand!

  15. Seth Dennon 13 July 2012 at 12:54 pm Permalink

    Yes, we are now reclaiming our universal human rights which we have allowed to be taken from us. I am so filled with joy that the people are standing united world wide to demand and create our government to be for the people by the people. The people are the only ones who when united can remove and apply the lessons learned to be the framework that creates and honers our inalienable rights endowed upon all human beings, priceless and not a commodity. In September new technology is being released to all nations which solve some our biggest problems and fix what drives us to be something we never where. Free energy devices, patented and the owners of the rights to this technology is every human being. All nations have been notified that this gift is being given to the world now so we may finally be in a create our world in alignment with what every human knows should be. And now we are in the last mile of a transformation the brings this world into being, now we are united, without borders and being and creating not from fear, but creating from the love we are and we forgot we were. Please see what is, do your own research, read our government website. Expand and explore and see the truth of our world and do your part. You are the people, and united we stand and divided we fall. Well for me I have hit the floor hard and now I can only do and spread seeds of awareness for you to explore and decide for yourself what to do. Do not allow yourself to not envision change, we are the change and it will take every human being doing their own little part. Love you all and through grace I allow you to unite with me unconditionally because simply put we are all humans and this is the only truth that I need to know, you are my family and for me to see or judge your life is something I will never have the knowing to judge, only you can do that, for only you has lived your life, we all only do what we believe to be right, and I allow you to be you and align yourself with the spark of the creator you are and will naturally allow our world to return to harmony with itself. :)

    • David 14 July 2012 at 10:03 am Permalink

      Thank you for those words, Seth!
      I am so happy and grateful to see words of appreciation of what most of us, I believe, would prefer; rather than beating the drum of “the way it is” with all the hue and cry of “ain’t it awful”. It is ALL about ENVISIONing, for we create our reality through the choices of that which we put our focus upon. The Universe doesn’t make a discinction between what we’re experiencing and what we’re imagining. It just matches our vibration. Our vibration is determined by the thoughts we’re thinking. We choose our thoughts by choosing that which to focus our attention upon. I’m focusing on an experience in which there IS respect for individual liberty, abundance and justice for all.

      Here’s an Abraham quote that came into my email inbox this morning and sums it up nicely:

      “The Universe does not know or care whether the vibration that you’re offering is in response to something you are living right now, and observing, or in response to something you are imagining. In either case, the Universe accepts it as your point of attraction and matches it.

      — Abraham

      Excerpted from the workshop in Silver Spring, MD on Saturday, April 19th, 1997 # 501

      Our Love,
      Esther (and Abraham and Jerry)”

      I would add, matches it and delivers it whether you want it or not. So get picky about the vibration you’re offering. Turn off the TV. Meditate. Think about things that make you feel good while you’re thinking about them.

  16. Carlos Casteneda 13 July 2012 at 1:18 pm Permalink

    The rooster crows because he sees the light,
    I have seen the light so I crow.
    -Muhamed Ali

  17. Raphael 13 July 2012 at 1:20 pm Permalink

    Watch out…when the people start rising up internationally, when the people get organized on a global scale, that’s when the elite starts another world war…nothing like causing people to butcher each other to end international solidarity, it works every time (WW1, WW2)

    • Dean 13 July 2012 at 7:43 pm Permalink

      Too late for that, Raphael. Far, far too many of us understand what is going on and can no longer be turned against each other.

      • josemazcorro 13 July 2012 at 9:59 pm Permalink

        I really doubt about it… I think there is a lot of people around who just dont get informed… who just dont give attention to this matters. Those people can still be influence to one side of the other. A big dangerous is upon each revolution. But as we saw after ww2, we recovered know we have an strong social system in europe that is being treated… but I will be careful in this matters…

      • Omar Oliblish 15 July 2012 at 1:02 pm Permalink

        These evil pseudo leaders are not bothered by genocide, they see the world as overpopulated anyway, so don’t be so gullible and self-righteous, because that is an arrogant weakness that can be exploited. When Mexico gave up their right to own guns they became naked and vulnerable. I would encourage the Mexican peoples to get free, but I am afraid that the cost of freedom will be a lot of blood shed, but it is better to be dead anyway then a slave of a slave.
        Omar

    • Albert 14 July 2012 at 12:30 pm Permalink

      Raphael: it may have worked every time in the past, but this time is not 1914 or 1937. This time is 2012 my friend. This time we the people have the Internet, and above all, we have prophecy unfolding right in front our eyes!

      • Omar Oliblish 15 July 2012 at 1:42 pm Permalink

        Albert, now we have far more implements of destruction and higher tech, so the nasty job can be done faster and on a grander scale and much more efficient. Don’t under-estimate evil and waste yourself unnecessarily, but be ever so wise and not bolster ahead of time.

        Corrupt Governments usually take out the “ring leaders” first either by fear & death or bribery. The internet can also be tampered with and as much miss-information on it as real info!

        Evil & corruption work together in unity after a fashion. What we all need is for good people to do likewise and then we could win, but even then there will be blood shed and losses!
        Omar

  18. owen 13 July 2012 at 1:24 pm Permalink

    It is all up to us to unite and expose. The facts are all on the table and the internet is our tool. whatch Thrive the movie, talk to your friends and neighbors and demonstrate when ever you can. It is 2012 and the time is at hand.

  19. Playami 13 July 2012 at 1:26 pm Permalink

    on July 22 we are going to do another nation wide march against this imposition… this is a video of what it was like to be in the middle of it in one of the cities protesting, in my case it was in the northern part of Mexico in Tijuana.

  20. sergio 13 July 2012 at 1:39 pm Permalink

    I have seen alot of hatred against Mexicans lately..against me..but this gave me the chills..I love Mexico. I hate the corruption..I love it when everybody from every nation stands up for each other..viva Mexico! And.viva the world!

  21. Sariah333 13 July 2012 at 2:03 pm Permalink

    The Light has been turned on by all who refuse to be silenced by the darkness. For the Love of our beautiful Mother Earth, we will not be silenced any longer! Love and Light to all that refuse to live in the shadows of pain and suffering anymore. A big dose of Love, the only true power, to those causing the stiffling of our freedom to ‘be.’ For you will never silence, nor stop the truth from being heard. It has already happened. It is always darkest before the dawn and I applaude all souls coming together to speak our truth. WE ALL BLEED RED, WE ARE ALL ONE. I pray for all who are kept weak, for your strength is now unstoppable. Your voice is being heard by the powers that think they control you. God bless all the countries rising up against their government’s control. Your reign is over, for nothing is stronger than the power of Love. The dominos are falling and they cannot be stopped, lied to, cheated, killed or mamed any longer. The dark night of the soul is almost over…never give up! Namaste brothers and sisters.

  22. Henri 13 July 2012 at 2:35 pm Permalink

    “A hungry and illiterated people will never be free”
    All the parties involved in the Mexican election, abused the poor offering money and food for their vote. The PRI bought the more votes and «won» the election
    Mexican governments have kept education at the lowest level, and big corporations are imposing their candidates.
    In this case power is disputed by television networks owners (Azcarraga/Televisa and TVAzteca/Salinas Pliego) and the world’s richest man, Crlos Slim, owner of the national telephonic company.
    Mexico rejects the corrupt and fake candidate Enrique Penia Nieto (EPN), and its dictatorial party PRI.
    None of these images have been seen in Mexican media since the owners want EPN in power

  23. mIGUEL aNGEL cASTRO 13 July 2012 at 2:36 pm Permalink

    ¡¡¡ POR MI RAZA HABLARA EL ESPIRITU !!! YA TE OIGO, YA TE ESCUCHO SIGUE HABLANDOLE AL MUNDO!!! VIVA MESHICO !!!

  24. ilona lightworker 13 July 2012 at 2:37 pm Permalink

    Go for it …on the path of FREEDOM AND PEACE,

    all our blessings sending and given…

  25. Aidan 13 July 2012 at 3:28 pm Permalink

    any livestream coming out of mexico??? anyonez??? ~ Safe ~

  26. Rob Holz 13 July 2012 at 4:47 pm Permalink

    Turn over the money lenders’ tables.

  27. Jesus Martinez 13 July 2012 at 5:37 pm Permalink

    Gather the Nahuales, the vultures of the land, the outcasts of Mexico and Unite against the False Eagle for it does not eat a Serpent but in it’s claws holds the heart of the people…..tearing it apart …. Let the evils of Mexico listen and conspire that by morning the Eagle fears it’s life!

    Juntense los Nahuales, las avestruces de la tierra, los mendigos de Mexico y UNANSE contra la Falsa Aguila pues not come una Serpiente sino al corazon de la jente….y lo despedasa….Que los males de Mexico escuchen y conspiren que para el amanecer el Aguila tenga miedo por su vida!

  28. Navaro 13 July 2012 at 5:39 pm Permalink

    Yes Yes Yes!!! Now, let’s stay awake, people….small steps and large steps everyday to say NO to corporate and elite power, NO to war, NO to all the small things and large things in our lives that keep us asleep and enslaved. We have the power. One by one. We have the power to wake up and stay awake.

    And don’t forget to say YES to all the things that support freedom, empowerment, and consciousness in every aspect of our individual moment to moment life.

  29. Joy 13 July 2012 at 7:28 pm Permalink

    Fantastic to see the shift taking place. We the People take control and be at peace. It’s happening all over the World. I’m so happy. To hell with Banks that are controlled by the elite and kick people out of their homes, To hell with camera’s, listening devices, force and control. All those working in banks and any govt institution should get out now. They can’t jail us all. There’s many of us

  30. Christopher Beau 13 July 2012 at 7:56 pm Permalink

    The time has come to all unite against the farce that our political process has become. Lots of small noise everywhere, now we need to make big noise so that we can ALL get heard and changes can take place. Politicians are corrupt by big banks/corporations/.025% and cannot be trusted. We need a new paradigm and we need it now. We need a resource based economy! Cheers!

  31. Vanessa 13 July 2012 at 10:17 pm Permalink

    Adelante hermanos habran sus corazones ycrean en un mundo mejor, no permitan q las grandes potencias le s dominen! Busquen mas alla y encontraran la libertad!

  32. Leslie Esperanza Espaillat 13 July 2012 at 10:32 pm Permalink

    “A lie cannot live.” ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

  33. Echo 13 July 2012 at 10:41 pm Permalink

    I’m afraid a large-scale false flag attack will happen during the Olympic Games – bigger than 9/11 – and it will signal the beginning of the end.

  34. Leslie Esperanza Espaillat 13 July 2012 at 10:45 pm Permalink

    FREEDOM is OUR Birthright. We have been enslaved long enough by the political, “Military Industrial Complex,” and all the systems that aim to keep us dumb-downed. There comes a time when Humanity must say NO MAS, and unite as brothers and sisters for a better tomorrow.

  35. Shirley 14 July 2012 at 10:05 am Permalink

    The people of the world will win. Each and every country will be free. Fight for this is everyones right. We are a country of God and he is freeing us from the ones who have enslaved us for so long . The time is coming. We need to raise the light to get rid of the darkness forever.

  36. EDR 14 July 2012 at 12:11 pm Permalink

    Now do something about the drug cartels hijacking your México’s progress & stop the femicides in Juarez!!!!!!!!!!!

  37. Bill 14 July 2012 at 12:49 pm Permalink

    You go MEXICO ! Corruption cannot win if you keep the pressure on. Start a recall now! Don’t lose faith, it will be a long battle. Together you can do it. You should be proud of yourselves, you are heroes to the world.

  38. samara balfour 14 July 2012 at 2:38 pm Permalink

    Viva, Mexico!!!! Way to go!!!!! We are all Waking up!!!!

  39. José 14 July 2012 at 3:06 pm Permalink

    Actually, the country has called “Anti-peña nieto” peaceful marches in every public square in México. You can see pictures of a lot of people protesting in a lot of cities of every Mexican State.
    In fact, before was announced that Peña win the elections, 3 Mega “anti peña nieto” marches were made in México DF, one per saturday, with more than 40 000 people! the media were saying that there was only 10 000.

  40. Graz del 16 July 2012 at 12:57 am Permalink

    We will continue doing more walkings if necessary, next sunday july 22 we are going to walk in San Francisco Ca. On 24th st and mission st. At 12pm. Fuera el pri.

  41. Pauline Williams 16 July 2012 at 6:15 am Permalink

    From an AUSTRALIAN truthseeker…..Julian Assange has touched our country and yours in getting the truths out….God Bless him and poor Mexico! in trouble, that has been in trouble far too long with the drug cartels and all for the rackerteering of the CIA that control you and WALL STREET. American’s love you and we love you too! I visited your country in 1991, then in 2009 it was too unsafe to cross the border when we visited El Paso. One of the engineers we met that worked and travelled across the border died in cross fire and left his family and young children behind. We morn for all your losses over the years. Keep your spirit; keep your faith; the love of your fellow freedom fighter will get you through and know you are not alone the freedom fighters in Australia are growing in momenteum every day and I remain unsure but God will hear our calls for help, beware of the false Mesiah though that comes after chaos.

  42. Jose 16 July 2012 at 10:51 am Permalink

    Not even the mexican journalisms made a note so complete as this, not even the half of one of this pictures, thanks for let the world known that the mexicans are not happy with our polititians, our country is not happy and we are specting from them for a change, it seems not to be an inmediate response, thanks for your interest in my country

  43. Shantell Schwarm 16 July 2012 at 11:01 am Permalink

    Gracias por el articulo, me ha parecido muy interesante este post. Marcare este blog en mis favoritos para ir visitandolo

  44. jean 17 July 2012 at 5:10 am Permalink

    Stand together and fight for your rights now

  45. Marek Zielinski 18 July 2012 at 12:52 pm Permalink

    Soon the rest of the world will join the positive Forces to change the world for good and forever.


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