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Zibechi on Mexico: A Planned Failed State

A PLANNED FAILED STATE By: Raúl Zibechi The State has been converted into a criminal institution criminal where the narco and politicians fuse to control society. A failed State that has been constructed in the last two decades to avoid…

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Raúl Zibechi: How the dominant class thinks

HOW THE DOMINANT CLASS THINKS  By: Raúl Zibechi The crisis continues revealing everything that would stay hidden in periods of normality. This includes the strategic projects of the dominant class, their way of seeing the world, the principal gamble they…

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Anatomy of a paramilitary attack on the Zapatistas

ANATOMY OF A PARAMILITARY ATTACK: A REPORT FROM SAN MANUEL By: Mary Ann Tenuto-Sánchez “Manuel Velasco state paramilitary chief, Enrique Peña Nieto supreme paramilitary chief” That’s what the letrero (hand-painted sign) says in front of the Zapatista bodega at the Cuxuljá…

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A Report Back from Zapatista Territory

[We’re back from an amazing visit to Zapatista Territory and have lots of news about the Zapatistas, the recent attacks on San Manuel, immigration on Mexico’s southern border and the southern border strategy (Plan Sur). We’re looking forward to seeing…

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Zapatista News Summary – August 2014

AUGUST 2014 ZAPATISTA NEWS SUMMARY In Chiapas 1. Zapatista Exchange (Sharing) with the National Indigenous Congress (CNI) – The Zapatistas held an “exchange” (sharing) with the National Indigenous Congress (CNI, its initials in Spanish) in La Realidad between August 4…

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Sup Galeano (Marcos) talks to Free Media, part 1

[This transcript is very long and we have divided it into 2 parts. Here’s part 1. Part 2 is below in a separate post.] Part I of Transcription of the EZLN Press Conference with the free, autonomous, alternative, or whatever-you-call-it…

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Sup Galeano (Marcos) meets the press, part 2

We think that in the long run the free, autonomous, alternative media are going to fill—or could fill—this gap that is occurring in the exchange of information at a global level. The internet can’t fill the gap, though you may…

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Inauguration of Zapatista Exchange with Indigenous Peoples of Mexico

INAUGURATION OF THE FIRST EXCHANGE OF THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLES OF MEXICO WITH THE ZAPATISTA PEOPLES The words of Comandante Tacho, on behalf of the Indigenous Revolutionary Clandestine Committee – General Command of the EZLN, at the Inauguration of the First…

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EZLN: They arrived safely

THEY ARRIVED SAFELY ZAPATISTA NATIONAL LIBERATION ARMY Mexico August 3, 2014 To the Sixth in Mexico and the world: To the free, autonomous, alternative, or however-you-call-it media: Compas: Zapatista greetings. FIRST. I am writing to let you know that the…

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The Death of SupMarcos, a blow to revolutionary pride

THE DEATH OF SUP MARCOS, A BLOW TO REVOLUTIONARY PRIDE By: Raúl Zibechi The illuminating farewell of Subcomandante Marcos The farewell communiqué of Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos, read in the early morning of 25 May in the Caracol of La Realidad, in front of thousands…

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