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The Overture: Reality As Enemy

“If our epoch thinks this way,” the world says to itself, “who is (no) one to say otherwise”? Who are the politicians to do so if they should obey us? Who are the judges to do so if their decisions…

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Galeano: With the current government, it rains on wet for the original peoples

[A new communiqué entitled “Overture: reality as the Enemy” is available in Spanish on Enlace Zapatista (link below). When the English translation is available, we’ll post it. Meanwhile, here’s a summary from La Jornada.] By: Elio Henríquez San Cristóbal De…

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EZLN: The Opening Act

ZAPATISTA NATIONAL LIBERATION
 ARMY MEXICO August 2019. Testing, testing… One… two… testing… Testing one two three… testing… “¿Hello, hello, hello, how low?”  From the… wait a minute! Did the Sup just quote the Nirvana track “Smells Like Teen Spirit”? What’s…

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The Maya Train could put biosphere reserves at risk

By: Angélica Enciso L. and Fernando Camacho Calakmul, in Campeche, because of its continuous extension of vegetation, is the second most important rainforest reserve of tropical America, after the Amazon. The Sian Ka’an area, in Quintana Roo, shelters a system…

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The 85th anniversary of the march that created Tila

  *Almost a century after they marched from the municipality to the Chiapas capital, residents remembered the feat of their great-grandparents by bringing forward the creation of the municipality  Residents of the municipality of Tila celebrated the 85th anniversary of…

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The indigenous struggle of today can be the last: Carlos González

Extinction of the indigenous peoples would also be the end of Mexico as a nation, warns the Nahua lawyer Carlos González, a member of the CIG-CNI. The struggle that the “Fourth Transformation” imposes on them is definitive, he maintains. They…

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The lives of indigenous Chiapas prisoners at risk after 132 days

The Fray Bartolomé de las Casas Human Rights Center (Frayba Center) made an urgent call to the authorities of the Chiapas government to immediately provide adequate medical attention to the prisoners on a hunger strike, in the Center of Social…

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Frayba: forced displacement of 36 people from Chol community in Chiapas

By: Elio Henríquez San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas El Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Human Rights Center (Frayba) denounced that six families of the la organization Ikoltyañtyel Lak Lumal (The hope of our peoples, in the Chol language), which…

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Recovering Paradise

This documentary film tells the story of indigenous people in Michoacán, Mexico, who recuperated ancestral land in Santa María Ostula and suffered armed attacks as they constructed their autonomy. This screening is a benefit for the National Indigenous Congress and…

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The family of Toñito will seek extradition of US agent that killed him

By: Blanche Petrich Lonnie Ray Swartz, a Border Patrol agent in Arizona, was an Army deserter. Corpulent and red-haired, he has a criminal record (two arrest warrants from the Federal Bureau of Investigation already prescribed). He is a shooting instructor….

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