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Zapatistas convoke 2016 activities

ZAPATISTAS CONVOKE 2016 ACTIVITIES
 February 29, 2016 Considering: First: That the serious crisis that shakes the entire world, and that will only worsen, puts the survival of the planet and the entire population, including human beings, at risk. Second: That…

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EZLN: Why don’t you self-prescribe this?

EZLN: WHY DON’T YOU SELF-PRESCRIBE THIS? [1] Zapatista National Liberation Army Mexico To the Federal Judiciary Council of Mexico: In all this time the only terrorists have been those who for more than 80 years have so badly governed this…

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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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EZLN: And meanwhile in the partisan communities

ZAPATISTA NATIONAL LIBERATION ARMY Mexico February 2016 To the compañer@s of the Sixth To whom it may concern Compas and non-compas: What we tell you comes from the very own voice of indigenous partisans that live in the different zones…

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San Francisco Teopisca defends its land

AFTER 19 YEARS OF DEFENDING THEIR LAND, PROVOCATIONS CONTINUE AGAINST SAN FRANCISCO TEOPISCA, AN ADHERENT TO THE SIXTH “We place responsibility on the 3 levels of government for what can happen to any one of our compañeros for not giving…

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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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Accuse Tila mayor of reactivating paramilitaries

THEY ACCUSE THE MAYOR OF TILA OF REACTIVATING THE PAZ Y JUSTICIA PARAMILITARY GROUP From the Correspondents Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas Tila ejido owners, adherents of the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandón Jungle accused municipal president Edgar Leopoldo Gómez Gutiérrez of reactivating…

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Pope Francisco to visit Chiapas

THEY FORMALLY ANNOUNCE POPE FRANCISCO’S VISIT TO CHIAPAS By: Isaín Mandujano This afternoon, the Archdiocese of Tuxtla Gutiérrez confirmed the visit of Pope Francisco to Chiapas, where he will live and will send a message to indigenous peoples and migrants…

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Thousands march in Chiapas for New Constitution

THOUSANDS MARCH in CHIAPAS to PROCLAIM “A NEW CONSTITUTION” By: Elio Henríquez, Correspondent San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas Thousands of persons marched yesterday in this city to later participate in the public proclamation of the Citizen and Popular Constituent,…

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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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