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Elections and the powers from below

By: Raúl Zibechi In recent decades the political culture of the left converted elections into the principal barometer of its success or failure, of advances or setbacks. In fact, the electoral conjuncture became the axis of political action of the…

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The Southern Command will support vigilance on the Mexico-Guatemala border

By: Jesús Aranda Cozumel, Quintana Roo With support from the United States Southern Command, the armed forces of Mexico and Guatemala impel “very important” task force project on their common border for carrying out land and air patrols and recognizance…

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Indigenous Government Council

By: Magdalena Gómez Last weekend, the constitutive assembly of the Indigenous Government Council (CIG, its initials in Spanish) of the National Indigenous Congress (CNI) was held in the Cideci in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas. 1,252 representatives from indigenous…

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The “democratic” dictatorship of the powerful

By: Raúl Zibechi We’re lacking ideas. The mind doesn’t think with information but rather with ideas, as Fritjof Capra emphasizes in La trama de la vida (The web of life). In this tremendous transition/storm that we experience, we need lucidity…

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The era of ungovernability in Latin America

  By: Raúl Zibechi On our Latin American continent the global geopolitical disarticulation translates into a growing ungovernability that affects governments of all political currents. Forces capable of establishing order in each country do not exist, nor do they exist…

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The transition blossoms, although we may not see it

By: Raúl Zibechi We are transitioning towards a new, post-capitalist world. In the measure that it is a process we are experiencing, we don’t have sufficient distance to know which period we’re in, but everything indicates that we’re crossing through…

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CNI announces an autonomous parallel government for Mexico

THE EZLN EXTENDED THE CONSULTATION TO DEFINE ITS PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE  By: Isaín Mandujano OVENTIK, Chiapas. (proceso.com.mx). – Some 3,000 participating delegates of the National Indigenous Congress (Congreso Nacional Indígena, CNI), with support from the Zapatista National Liberation Army (Ejército Zapatista…

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EZLN asks scientists to form schools within its territory

[Administrator’s Note: Official EZLN communications from “The Zapatistas and ConSciences for Humanity” are very long and, therefore, are taking a long time to translate; so, we’re posting news articles about it. This article has special significance to us (the Chiapas…

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CNI-EZLN, the Mexican State and the registry of an independent candidate

The CNI-EZLN and the MEXICAN STATE VERSUS the REGISTRY of an INDIGENOUS WOMAN AS AN INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE FOR 2018 By: Gaspar Morquecho It’s probable that on January 1, 2017 the CNI-EZLN will announce the strategic agreements, “if there are any,”…

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Juan Villoro: Mexico is a gigantic necropolis after 10 years of the drug war

By: Juan Paullier / BBC Mundo December 19, 2016 Juan Villoro doesn’t hesitate. Witch hunts, great irresponsibility, and total failure. Upon completing 10 years last December 11 from the start of the so-called War against Drug Trafficking in Mexico, the…

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