Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Gustavo Esteva


Learning to govern ourselves

By: Gustavo Esteva The storm rages; cold and hurricane-force winds threaten from the north, which will be accentuated after next Friday, January 20, and a cyclone forms level with the land all over the country. There is nowhere to take…

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Talking to each other

By: Gustavo Esteva  In the midst of war, as part of the general campaign of dispossession, they have also taken the word away from us, words. And that’s how they want to bury Tlataya or Ayotzinapa or make the No…

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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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