Clayton Conn

Clayton Conn

Clayton Conn is a photo/ multimedia freelance journalist, English to Spanish interpreter/ translator and student of Linguistics and Anthropology. His work primairly focuses on immigration, social movements, and Latin American issues. He splits his time between Mexico City, Mexico and Baltimore, United States.

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Mexico community police. Photo by: Moisés Quintana.

Indignant over the police and government’s inability or unwillingness to reduce violent drug-related crimes, citizens in Mexico’s rural, mostly indigenous, southwestern state of Guerrero have (once again) organized armed self-defense groups to ensure their own public safety and security.

For over 20 years the people of the tiny, central Mexican state of Tlaxcala have been resisting a toxic mix of free trade, political corruption, and its byproduct of environmental crises. This short documentary shares the voices and testimonies of members of CNUC, the National Urban and Peasant Council, who have been tirelessly building community-based health, education, and infrastructure projects, while defending family farms, forcing government accountability, and deepening leadership among the poor, from below and to the left.

Photo By: Clayton Conn.

Tens of thousands marched throughout major Mexican cities on July 21st to decry the outcome of the July 1st  presidential elections, which gave Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) candidate Enrique Peña Nieto the win.

Postcard for the Summer 2012 US/Mexico Caravan for Peace. Photo By: Clayton Conn

Indyreader correspondent, Clayton Conn, reports from Mexico on the announcement of a US/Mexican Caravan seeking to put an end to the drug war. Being led by more than 100 Mexican victims and survivors of drug war related violence, the caravan also seeks to shed light on how drug prohibition policies not only devastate Mexican communities but also communities in the US.

Professor David Harvey. Photo: Clayton Conn

Distinguished professor, activist and theorist, David Harvey was invited to speak at the 10th annual Ric Pfeffer Memorial Lecture series on his new book, Rebel Cities: From the Right to the City to the Urban Revolution. Known for his theoretical work on "historical-geographical materialism", and his sharp critique and analysis on neoliberalism, Dr. Harvey focused his lecture on the dynamics and resistance against the dominance of finance capital.

Renowned scholar and author, Immanuel Wallerstein, spoke this past fall at Baltimore's 2640 cooperative events space, on the significance and relevancy of the current waves of global upheaval and resistance.

In recognition of Black History Month, Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle (LBS), hosted a public debate on the meaning of Black history and Black identity in a “post-racial” moment. The debate was held at the cooperative events venue - 2640, this past Saturday, February 10th.

Photo: Clayton Conn

On the eve of the two month anniversary of Occupy Baltimore, participants and allies of the emerging movement gathered at the 2640 Space to reflect upon the previous two months of an intensive experiment in mass participatory democracy; it's successes, pitfalls, challenges and potential new directions.


Educate not Incarcerate!
Audio of Raul Zibechi - Uruguayan activist, author and academic
Audio of Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle
Resistir la carcel de los jovenes
Mexico Bleeds: Free media against the invisible tyranny
Enough of the Hoops! Make Low Power FM Radio Ours!
Audio de la manifestación: 'Cómo el puerto robó la Navidad'
Audio: Baltimore Social Justice Groups and Activists Organize Caroling Outside of City Jail
Some of the Fracking Story
Exclusive audio interview with members of 'Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle'
Audio of 'War is a Lie' book presentation
Hasta Siempre John Ross: 1938-2011
Hasta Siempre John Ross: 1938-2011
That's So Gay! : An Event with New Lens Productions
Audio: Brown in Baltimore with Howell Baum
La Coalición de Trabajadores de Immokalee ya lanza una nueva campaña por la Comida Justa!
Audio Interview - Betty Garman Robinson: From the Days of SNCC to Now - Pt.1
Saving Read's Drug Store - Civil Rights Legacy
Audio Interview - Betty Garman Robinson: From the Days of SNCC to Now - Pt.2
Candlelit Goodbye: The Vigil for Tyra Trent
Audio Interview - Betty Garman Robinson: From the Days of SNCC to Now - Pt.3
Audio of Panel from 'Not Just a Game' Screening and Benefit
Audio: La Lucha Campesina/Urbana en el Centro de Mexico
Mexico Peace Caravan’s Marathon Journey Nears End
Exclusive Americas Program video interview with Javier Sicilia
Video from the Caravan for Peace with Justice and Dignity
Dispatches from the Resistance: Mexico's Drug War
Cherán: Community Self Defense in Mexico’s Drug War (Photo Essay)
Photo Essay: Migrants Search for Justice in Mexico
The Indyreader Talks to: Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle
Audio of Economic Crisis Teach-In @ Occupy Baltimore
Audio: Liberate the City not Occupy It - Interview with Reverend Heber Brown
Radio: Max Rameau on the Baltimore Occupy movement and taking back the land
Audio: Letter from Unions supports Occupy Baltimore and Urges Mayor's Office to Stay Away
Video: Fox 45 News Reporter and Cameraman Assault Occupy Baltimore Participants
Audio - Two Months Old: Collective Reflections on Occupy Baltimore
Occupy Baltimore at two months, City denies permit request
Audio: Immanuel Wallerstein - "Upsurge in Movements Around the Globe: 1968 Redux?"
Full Audio: "Is Blackness History?" Debate
Photo Essay: April 1 Youth Justice Sunday
Video: David Harvey at the Ric Pfeffer Memorial Lecture Series
US/Mexican Caravan to Stop Drug War
Photo Essay: National March Against the Imposition of Nieto as President in Mexico
We Are Men and Women of Maiz
Mexico: Guerrero's Indigenous Community Police and Self-defense Groups
International Women’s Day in Mexico: Time for Mourning not Celebration