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Xi’ Nich distances itself from conflict in the Lacandón Community Zone

XI’ NICH DISTANCES ITSELF FROM THE CONFLICT IN THE LACANDÓN COMMUNITY ZONE ** It classifies it as a violent organization and differs with its methods ** Its leader Gabriel Montoya, is responsible for the massacre in Viejo Velasco, it points…

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ARIC-ID and the Lacandóns paralyze Ocosingo

ARIC-ID AND THE LACANDÓNS “PARALYZE” OCOSINGO During the month of May, much attention was focused on Chiapas because of the La Realidad paramilitary attack in which Compañero Galeano was brutally murdered, as well as the subsequent homage to Galeano, the…

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Zibechi: Social policies, ethics and the Zapatistas

SOCIAL POLICIES, ETHICS AND THE EZLN By: Raúl Zibechi Behind the cowardly murder of the teacher Galeano in La Realidad are the so-called “social policies” inspired in the “fight against poverty” sketched by the World Bank four decades ago, after…

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Gustavo Esteva: La Realidad is ours

LA REALIDAD IS OURS By: Gustavo Esteva This Saturday we were able to see, with complete clarity, what that other politics is. The caravan from San Cristóbal, with dozens and dozens of vehicles of all sizes, was a serpent of…

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Letter in Solidarity with the Zapatistas

[Letters of Solidarity are being sent to the Zapatistas from all over the world and Protest Actions are taking place and being planned. We, the Chiapas Support Committee/Comité de Apoyo a Chiapas, signed the letter below.]   Letter in solidarity…

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Peter Rosset: To better understand anti-Zapatista violence in Chiapas. A brief guide.

      Are Indians just violent people, or what? Are the Zapatistas violent?  There is a heck of a lot of confusion surrounding violence in Chiapas. To help clear up misunderstandings about what is going on, I offer this…

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Peter Rosset: Para entender la violencia antizapatista

¿Son violentos los indios? ¿Son violentos los zapatistas? Existe mucha confusión sobre la violencia en Chiapas. Aquí intento ofrecer una guía breve para su interpretación. La contrainsurgencia en Chiapas se basa, en parte, en la implementación de políticas diseñadas para…

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Update on Murdered Zapatista

FIVE CIOAC-H MEMBERS GIVE STATEMENTS By: Elio Henríquez, Correspondent San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, May 4, 2014 On Sunday afternoon, state police presented five members of the Independent Central of Agricultural Workers and Campesinos-Historic (CIOAC-H) to the District Attorney…

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Chiapas March for Alberto Patishtán’s Freedom

Tzotzils and Teachers March for Patishtán’s Freedom   ** They ask the magistrates “not to continue staining his dignity” ** “Justicia in México is in reverse,” Las Abejas complaint By: Hermann Bellinghausen, Envoy Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, April 19, 2013 In…

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Paramilitaries Surround Zapatista Village and Threaten to Kill Everyone

para leer en español: http://www.jornada.unam.mx/2011/09/14/politica/021n1pol Paramilitaries Surround Zapatista Village and Threaten to Kill Everyone, the Junta denounces ** We will defend our land against whatever takes place, the autonomous authorities of San Patricio warn By: Hermann Bellinghausen, Envoy San Cristóbal de…

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