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Meeting the Zapatistas (Coming Face to Face with the Mexican Rebel Group)

How I came face to face with the rebel group who waged war on the Mexican government. 1,029 more words

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People of Faith in resistance await Pope Francisco in Chiapas

BELIEVING PEOPLE IN RESISTANCE AWAIT POPE FRANCISCO IN CHIAPAS

By: Enriqueta Lerma Rodríguez

February 2, 2016

Beyond the condemning discourses about the Pope’s visit to Chiapas, accusing the event as a form of control of the masses that responds to the need for recuperating the faith of the few faithful Catholics that are left in the region facing the increase of Evangelicals and of the desire of government authorities to show the “good Indian,” it’s pertinent to analyze the relevance that the Vicar’s presence acquires for an important percentage of indigenous Catholic believers. 2,000 more words

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Child victims of the war in Chiapas

A PUBLIC APOLOGY WITHOUT THE AGGRESSOR PRESENT; THEY ACCUSE THE ARMED FORCED OF BEING A POWER SUPERIOR TO THE CIVILIAN

By: Angeles Mariscal

Ever since military personnel arrived in Chiapas in 1994 to carry out actions against the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN), the human rights violations increased: Frayba… 704 more words

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Show #134 - Zapatista solidarity

Donnacha talks to Lia from the Manchester Zapatista Collective about the Chiapas uprisings, the current situation on the ground and what activists can do to help. 25 more words

Zibechi: A Left for Century XXI

By: Raúl Zibechi

In the ‘60s and ‘70s, those who joined the militancy often heard a phrase: “Being like Che.” An ethic was synthesized with that, a conduct, a mode of assuming the collective action the personage inspired that –with the delivery of his life– became the compass for a generation. 986 more words

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San Francisco Teopisca defends its land

AFTER 19 YEARS OF DEFENDING THEIR LAND, PROVOCATIONS CONTINUE AGAINST SAN FRANCISCO TEOPISCA, AN ADHERENT TO THE SIXTH

“We place responsibility on the 3 levels of government for what can happen to any one of our compañeros for not giving priority to our land demands that we demand as campesinos. 514 more words

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Zibechi: Movements facing the end of the democracies

By: Raúl Zibechi

In his first 2016 article, the winner of the Nobel Prize for Economics, Paul Krugman, analyzes the consequences of the domination of the oligarchy’s money in his country’s political system. 854 more words

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