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Category: Gustavo Esteva


Governing ourselves

By: Gustavo Esteva Cornered in their alley, disconcerted and pathetic elected officials look for an exit from their impossible predicament: they cannot ignore/be unaware of, nor recognize their own disgrace, the fact that their “security forces” operated like bands of…

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Esteva: Inside Out

By: Gustavo Esteva Once in a while we get a compañero out of prison, stop the machines that come to destroy, stop a megaproject, impede a dispossession… Resorting to the law, to judicial proceedings, still produce results. But that should…

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Esteva: Disputing politics

By: Gustavo Esteva gustavoesteva@gmail.com It will be a year of intense political dispute, in the midst of war. But the dispute among the politicians will be irrelevant. What will be important is disputing politics itself, reclaiming it. On the surface,…

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Esteva: It was an atrocious year

Support Zapatista Autonomous Education! It’s anti-capitalist and anti-colonialist! (Just click on the DONATE button.) By: Gustavo Esteva gustavoesteva@gmail.com In Mexico, the moral degradation, cynicism and corruption of the political classes became more and more evident, while the combined violence of…

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Gustavo Esteva: Punctuality

By: Gustavo Esteva Punctuality does not have the appearance of being a very revolutionary virtue. On the contrary, it is associated with law and order, with those from above. But it also comes from below. In modern society we learn…

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Special Economic Zones for Southern Mexico

SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONES, AN INITIATIVE FOR DISPOSSESSION By: Angeles Mariscal, Chiapas Paralelo Destining 115 billion pesos coming from public resources in order to attract transnational and Mexican private investment to zones “with high productive potential,” sounds like dispossession. The proposal of…

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Esteva: The Storm in Oaxaca

  By: Gustavo Esteva Wounded, offended and humiliated, Oaxaca prepares the response. Millions of Oaxacans, those who live in Oaxaca or those that have felt in their own flesh the offense to their native soil although they are very far…

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Gustavo Esteva: Seedbed

SEEDBED By: Gustavo Esteva The seminar on “Critical Thought versus the Capitalist Hydra” came to an end. In the closing plenary ceremony, this Saturday, we received the news: they were repressing the compañeros in San Quintín. What we had been…

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Esteva: Time for Hope

TIME FOR HOPE By: Gustavo Esteva The disappearance of a loved one is one of the worst evils that someone can suffer. It isn’t just the uncertainty that it provokes. It’s wondering every day if it won’t be happening to…

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Esteva: Subjects of Change

SUBJECTS OF CHANGE  By: Gustavo Esteva We already know what to do. Now we need an agreement about how to do it and with whom. The political classes lost the little credibility they had because of Ayotzinapa. A consensus formed…

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