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Marichuy, a very different campaign

By: Luis Hernández Navarro

Some 21 years ago, on October 11, 1996, an indigenous Nahua from Jalisco read the political statement of the nascent National Indigenous Congress. 1,028 more words

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Marichuy in La Garrucha

WORDS OF MARÍA DE JESÚS PATRICIO MARTÍNEZ IN THE CARACOL OF LA GARRUCHA

Brothers and Sisters, it is the time of the peoples, it’s time that we unite, it’s time that together we take out these big capitalists that have taken away our lands for years. 505 more words

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The Mexican Revolution and The Zapatistas

Alexander Avina is an assistant professor of history at ASU. His research focuses on twentieth-century Mexico, primarily the post-1940 period. His first book, titled Specters of Revolution: Peasant Guerrillas in the Cold War Mexican Countryside is a political history of rural guerrilla movements led by schoolteachers that emerged in the state of Guerrero during the 1960s and 70s. 147 more words

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Words of Marichuy in Morelia, Chiapas

WORDS OF MARÍA DE JESÚS PATRICIO MARTÍNEZ IN THE ZAPATISTA CARACOL OF MORELIA ON OCTOBER 15, 2017

Well, we already listened to our council member compañeras that make up the Indigenous Government Council and before beginning (my talk) I want to report that as of right now we have 141 council members that are already making up the Indigenous Government Council; they are from 35 indigenous peoples from 62 regions of the country, out of the 93 that we had thought council members could come from, then we’re still walking, still organizing the different indigenous peoples to complete that large Indigenous Government Council. 771 more words

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Marichuy begins her tour in Guadalupe Tepeyac

“THE TIME HAS COME TO DECIDE: DESTINY IS IN OUR HANDS and THOSE OF THE MEXICAN PEOPLE”

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Guadalupe Tepeyac, Chiapas

The indigenous Nahua woman María de Jesús Patricio, known as… 693 more words

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Frayba and Sipaz will escort the Indigenous Government Council caravan

By: Elio Henríquez

San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas

The Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Human Rights Center (Frayba) and the International Service for Peace (Sipaz) reported that they would accompany the caravan that starting from this Friday, October 13 until October 19 will be effectuated in Chiapas, organized within the context of the tour of the National Indigenous Congress and the Indigenous Government Council. 334 more words

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#EZLN: The Popular Movement and the Electoral Strategy. An Indigenous Candidate for Mexico

The Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) took a surprising twist to their history back on 10 October 2016, one which could yet shape the future of Mexican politics. 1,674 more words