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Zapatistas join October 22 events

ZAPATISTAS JOIN OCTOBER 22 EVENTS IN SUPPORT OF AYOTZINAPA AND THE YAQUI PEOPLE Communiqué from the Revolutionary Indigenous Clandestine Committee-General Command of the Zapatista National Liberation Army Mexico October 19, 2014 To the classmates, teachers, and family members of the…

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September 2014 Zapatista News Summary

SEPTEMBER 2014 ZAPATISTA NEWS SUMMARY  In Chiapas 1. The EZLN Issued 2 Comunicados – The first is a joint demand with the National Indigenous Congress for the freedom of the Yaqui leader Mario Luna, arrested to repress the Yaqui…

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3 more from Bachajón in prison on false charges

THEY SEND 3 INDIGENOUS TZELTALS TO PRISON ON FALSE CHARGES IN CHILON By: Hermann Bellinghausen The Fray Bartolomé de las Casas Human Rights Center (Frayba), as well as the Tzeltal ejido owners of San Sebastián Bachajón, Chiapas, denounced the detention,…

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CNI and EZLN Demand Freedom for Mario Luna

CNI and EZLN Demand Freedom for Mario Luna, Yaqui Tribe Spokesperson   September 2014 To the Yaqui Tribe: To the People of Mexico: To the National and International Sixth: To the Governments of Mexico and the World: “We demand the…

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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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Mireles: “I am a political prisoner”

“I AM A POLITICAL PRISONER,” MIRELES VALVERDE MAINTAINS By: Sanjuana Martínez, Special to La Jornada Doctor José Manuel Mireles Valverde laughs, cries, gets emotional when his lawyer Talía Vázquez Alatorre tells him about the shows of support that he is…

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Interview with Alberto Patishtán

“I Have Been Free From Day One:” Patishtán By: Hermann Bellinghausen **A prisoner since 2000, he demands that his innocence is admitted “Inside myself I have been free from day one. They tortured me psychologically, threatened me, but I never…

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Albert Patishtán Denied Freedom

[This Thursday (September 12), a Mexican Court rejected  Alberto Patishtán’s appeal for a recognition of innocence. The article below appeared the next day in the Opinion section of La Jornada.] ALBERTO PATISHTÁN: MESSAGE from the STATE By: Luis Hernández Navarro…

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Zapatista News Summary for July 2013

  JULY 2013 ZAPATISTA NEWS SUMMARY In Chiapas 1. Renewed Violence in Chenalhó: 3 Beaten and Detained – On July 20, 2 Zapatistas and one non-Zapatista were arrested in the Puebla ejido, municipality of Chenalhó. That is the municipality in…

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9 Indigenous Prisoners and Zapatista Supporters Free!

Nine Indigenous Free In Chiapas; Patishtán Will Continue A Prisoner  ** The governor, Manuel Velasco Coello, went to the prison By: Hermann Bellinghausen, Envoy San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, July 4, 2013 It is the third time that Alberto…

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