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EZLN: 25 years of anticapitalist struggle

Gilberto López Y Rivas The 25th anniversary of the Zapatista Rebellion on January 1, 1994 was marked by a singular demonstration of the will of anti-capitalist struggle that has characterized the EZLN during these years. Five thousand milicianos and milicianas…

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Chiapas communities maintain resistance against mining concessions

By: Elio Henríquez San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas The communities’ resistance has achieved stopping the operation of 111 mines authorized in Chiapas, which encompass around a million hectares (2.47 million acres), 16 percent of the state’s territory. An emblematic…

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The Maya Train: the Zapatistas are right

By: Claudio Lomnitz As in this column I’m going to speak ill of the government of Andrés Manuel López Obrador, I should like to begin by recognizing things: raising the minimum wage, the fight against the huachicol (stolen gasoline), the…

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Important Letter of Solidarity and Support for Zapatista Resistance and Autonomy

Letter of Solidarity and Support for Zapatista Resistance and Autonomy 15 January 2019 We, intellectuals, academics, artists, activists and people of goodwill, as well as organizations, associations and collectives, from various countries, express our solidarity with the Zapatista Army of…

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Bertolucci in the Lacandón

By: Luis Hernández Navarro It’s close to 5.30 in the afternoon last December 31. The afternoon is bright. As if it were the climactic scene from an epic film from Bernardo Bertolucci, [1] troops of the 21st Zapatista infantry division…

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Words of the EZLN’s CCRI-CG to the Zapatista Peoples on the 25th Anniversary of the Beginning of the War Against Oblivion

Words of Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés December 31, 2018 To our compañeros and compañeras who are Zapatista bases of support: To our compañeras and compañeros who are Zapatista Autonomous Authorities: To our compañeras and compañeros who are part of the Indigenous…

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Communiqué from the National Indigenous Congress and the Indigenous Governing Council for the 25th anniversary of the armed uprising of the Zapatista National Liberation Army

January 2, 2019 To the Zapatista National Liberation Army: To the CIG Support Networks: To the Resistance and Rebellion Networks: To the people of Mexico: To the peoples of the world: To the communications media: The peoples, nations and tribes…

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The EZLN warns that it will not permit the Maya Train project to happen

By: Elio Henríquez San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas The Zapatista National Liberation Army (Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional, EZLN) said that it would not permit President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s Maya Train project of death and dirty tricks to…

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Victories of the EZLN

HAPPY NEW YEAR | ¡FELIZ AÑO! By: Hermann Bellinghausen The three musketeers are not the same, the joke would say, 25 years later. Of course not! If they were, what would be the point of commemorating a quarter of a…

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EZLN: twenty-five years

By: Adolfo Gilly One morning 25 years ago, January 1, 1994, we saw an unusual spectacle appear on television: an indigenous army, emerging from the shadows of that New Years night, was taking the city of San Cristóbal. They were…

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