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EZLN: And in the Zapatista communities?

Zapatista National Liberation Army Mexico February 2016 To the compañer@s of the Sixth: To whom it may concern: Compañeroas, compañeros and compañeras: Now we are going to tell you a little bit about the Zapatista communities, where the support bases…

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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…

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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. Under the title “Privileges, pathology and power”…

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Ejido Tila occupies municipal headquarters

[Intro: The Ejido Tila continues to occupy the municipal building that its members partially destroyed and then occupied on Decembers 16, 2015. Ejido members occupy the building and the ejido publishes frequent updates (comunicados) on their website: http://laotraejidotila.blogspot.mx/ The comunicado below…

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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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Chiapas movement denounces megaprojects

[Below is a denunciation written by people of faith opposed to the government’s “development” plans for Eastern Chiapas because they will cause displacement of indigenous communities and harm to the environment and public health.] Movement in Defense of Life and…

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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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Zibechi: The End of the progressive cycle accelerates

By: Raúl Zibechi Each one chooses the place from which she views the world, but that choice has consequences and it determines what she can see and what irremediably escapes her. The point of observation is never a neutral place,…

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Raúl Zibechi: Toward a new cycle of struggles

By: Raúl Zibechi The noisy fall in the price of raw materials closes an economic cycle, but also a political one. The illusion that we’re dealing with a momentary decline is giving way to the conviction that the low prices…

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Reflections on the Zapatista Escuelita

 

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