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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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Atenco: 100 organizations agree on plan of action against reforms

ORGANIZATIONS AGREE ON A PLAN OF ACTION IN  DEFENSE OF LAND AND AGAINST THE REFORMS By: Javier Salinas Cesáreo, Correspondent San Salvador Atenco, Mexico, August 17, 2014 Representatives of some 100 campesino, union and social organizations, defined a plan of…

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Zapatista Press Conference 2nd Part: SCI Moisés

SECOND PART OF EZLN PRESS CONFERENCE: the WORDS of SUBCOMANDANTE INSURGENTE MOISES Well, compañeros, compañeras, you heard what Subcomandante Insurgente Galeano said. This is what we see; this is what we think. We need one another’s strength, because if we…

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URGENT: More Zapatistas displaced in San Manuel

FRAYBA DENOUNCES MORE DEATH THREATS AND DISPLACEMENTS IN SAN MANUEL (UPDATED) [Please sign on to a trusted Mexican Human Rights Network’s letter to the bad governments about the attacks in San Manuel.] http://www.redtdt.org.mx/d_acciones/d_visual.php?id_accion=358  We are “on alert” and very concerned about…

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First Declaration from Zapatista Exchange

First Declaration from the Exchange between the National Indigenous Congress and the Zapatista National Liberation Army on the Repression Against Our Peoples CNI – EZLN: We do not forget our dead, imprisoned, and disappeared. The war against our indigenous peoples…

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Luis Hernández Navarro: New rural latifundistas

[To Our Readers: Mexico’s Congress recently passed energy “reforms” into law. They are structural reforms that functionally undo major accomplishments of the 1910-1917 Mexican Revolution. Luis Hernández Navarro, editor of La Jornada’s Opinion section, analyzes the effect on rural life.]…

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Closing of Zapatista Exchange with Indigenous Peoples

REBEL AND ANTI-CAPITALIST INDIGENOUS SAY TO PENA NIETO: “We will not surrender, we will not sell out and we don’t give in.”  By: Isaín Mandujano With a call to close ranks and walk together in resistance against the privatizations, dispossessions…

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