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The hour of disobedience

By: Gustavo Esteva It’s only natural that Mr. Trump would boast of having several multi-millionaires in his cabinet and would add that, obviously, he doesn’t want any poor people there. What ought to worry us is that many poor people…

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Indigenous Me’phaa set precedent in victory over mining project

ME’PHAA VICTORY OVER HEART OF DARKNESS MINING PROJECT By: Hermann Bellinghausen The Me’phaa (Tlapaneca) community of San Miguel el Progreso, or Júba Wajiín, in the municipality of Malinaltepec, Guerrero, literally triumphed over the Heart of Darkness mining project through a…

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ART, RESISTANCE AND REBELLION ON THE NET

A Call to join the cybernetic edition of CompArte  “Against Capital and its Walls, All the Arts” July 2017 Compañeroas, compañeras and compañeros of the Sixth: Artist and non-artist sisters and brothers [hermanoas, hermanas and hermanos] of Mexico and the…

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San Miguel del Progreso and the heart of darkness

By: Luis Hernández Navarro Malinaltepec is known as one of the municipalities in La Montaña of Guerrero with the greatest social inequality. Its residents lack sufficient nutrition, good health, dignified housing and adequate public services. Now it will also be…

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The pro-capitalist “left”

By: Gustavo Esteva The openly anti-capitalist posture of the CNI’s initiative has provoked very different reactions. It’s useful to examine them by reflecting on what it means today to be against what capital says and does. The most common reaction…

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Seven reasons to support the CNI-EZLN proposal

By: Gilberto López y Rivas Ever since they made public the consensus proposal of the National Indigenous Congress (CNI) and the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN), to integrate an Indigenous Gobierno Council for Mexico, whose spokesperson will be registered as…

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Construction of new military base in Chiapas advances rapidly

By: Isaín Mandujano TUXTLA GUTIÉRREZ, Chiapas. (apro) The Mexican Army advances rapidly in the construction of what will be the new military base in the municipality of Chicomuselo, Chiapas, which according to Governor Manuel Velasco Coello will strengthen the security…

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López y Rivas: The time has come

By: Gilberto López y Rivas As always, the important comunicado of the National Indigenous Congress and the Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional (CNI–EZLN), “The time has come,” dated last May 28, went unperceived in the large communications media and particularly…

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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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Emergency in the Chol town of Tila, Chiapas

By: Magdalena Gómez Starting last June 2, paramilitary aggression and threats against the Tila ejido in Chiapas have intensified. [1] They accuse, its authorities point out, “that we are robbing them of their 130-hectare property and that they have more…

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