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The López Montejo brothers are free after 11 years in prison

By: Yessica Morales *Abraham and Germán were arrested on January 17, 2011, being arbitrarily deprived of their freedom and each one sentenced to 75 years in prison [for murder].  The brothers Abraham and Germán López Montejo [1] were set free…

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Indigenous man set free after 20 years in prison

By: Editor Yéssica Morales *Marcelino was arrested on February 5, 2002, arbitrarily and illegally deprived of his freedom; he was sentenced to 25 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. The Relatives of Prisoners in Struggle Collective, the…

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Until dignity becomes the custom

By: Francisco López Bárcenas [1] Everything was going according to what was programmed until Estela Hernández, the daughter of Jacinta Francisco Marcial, [2] took the microphone and spoke her word. It was straight to the point from the beginning. She…

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Esteva: Inside Out

By: Gustavo Esteva Once in a while we get a compañero out of prison, stop the machines that come to destroy, stop a megaproject, impede a dispossession… Resorting to the law, to judicial proceedings, still produce results. But that should…

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Chiapas teachers march to show their strength

THE CNTE SHOWS ITS MUSCLE: holds one of the largest marches in its 37-year history By: Isaín Mandujano This Friday, tens of thousands of teachers miles of the National Coordinator of Education Workers (CNTE, its initials in Spanish) held one…

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Nestora Salgado: I will fight to free political prisoners

By: Georgina Saldierna and Josefina Quintero Yesterday, the leader of the Regional Coordinator of Community Authorities-Community Police (CRAC-PC), Nestora Salgado García, committed to continue fighting for the liberation of the 500 political prisoners that there are in the country, among…

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Impunity and provocation of the EZLN

IMPUNITY AND PROVOCATION OF THE EZLN: A GLOBAL OFFENSIVE? By: Magdalena Gómez Once again it is demonstrated that we live in times of impunity without concessions. The Zapatista commanders justifiably and indignantly acknowledged that they don’t have any reason to…

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U.N. Committee issues report on Mexico’s disappearances

U.N. URGES MEXICO TO CREATE AN ATTORNEY GENERAL’S UNIT AGAINST ENFORCED DISAPPEARANCES By: Afp and Dpa (agencies) Geneva. The UN Committee against Enforced Disappearances [1] recommended to Mexico the creation of a “an attorney general’s unit specialized in investigating forced…

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First Report by International Caravan

BRIEF SUMMARY of EVENTS in the SAN SEBASTIAN BACHAJON EJIDO since the DECEMBER 21, 2014 RECUPERATION of THEIR LAND  By: The “International Sixth Caravan” On December 21, 2014, during the inauguration of the Worldwide Festival of Resistances and Rebellions Against Capitalism, in Mexico, compañeros [1] from…

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EZLN-CNI Statement on Arrests in Xochicuautla

Joint Declaration from the National Indigenous Congress and the EZLN on the Cowardly Attack by Government forces against the Ñatho Indigenous Community of San Francisco Xochicuautla on November 3, 2014 To the Ñatho Indigenous Community of San Francisco Xochicuautla To…

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