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First of July, change and rupture

By: Luis Hernández Navarro What real possibilities for changing the economic model open up in the next presidential elections? None. The end of the neoliberal model in Mexico is not the order of the day in the coming elections of…

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Tillerson, Militarization and oil I

[Admin: This is the first of two articles (so far) about US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s Latin American tour.] By: Carlos Fazio In the context of a geopolitical dispute with extra-continental capitalist competitors (China, Russia, the European Union) that…

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Patriarchy, Mother Earth and feminisms

By: Raúl Zibechi Caring for the environment, or Mother Earth, is a women’s thing, according to a recent study in the Scientific American, a magazine published at the end of December, which points out that “women have surpassed men in…

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From the end of the cycle to the consolidation of the right

By: Raúl Zibechi Political cycles are not capricious. We’re experiencing a period of the growth of the right, especially in South America. The progressive cycle ended although governments of that type continue to exist, but they will no longer be…

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Marichuy denounces INE’s system for collecting signatures via cell phone

 By: Isaín Mandujano TUXTLA GUTIÉRREZ, Chiapas (apro) The candidate nominated by the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN) and the National Indigenous Congress (CNI) to the presidency of the Republic, María de Jesús Patricio Martínez (Marichuy), today denounced “the simulation” and…

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Peña Nieto decrees putting the first 3 special economic zones into operation

By: Alonso Urrutia Tapachula, Chiapas President Enrique Peña Nieto signed the decree by which the first three special economic zones: Tapachula, Coatzacoalcos and Lázaro Cárdenas, will enter into operation with a scheme of fiscal incentives to capture foreign and national…

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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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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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The gasolinazo and the protests

By: Luis Hernández Navarro The image has been reproduced a thousand times as a symbol of the times. At the exit of a department store sacked by a plebeian multitude, a young man carries an enormous new screen on his…

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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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