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“El Machete” celebrates first anniversary of its struggle against the chiefdom in Pantelhó

By: Isaín Mandujano *Members of the Pueblo Creyente (Believing People) organization and other civil organizations that have accompanied them were present at the event, from which they also sent a greeting to the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN, Ejército Zapatista…

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The IACHR will visit 22 indigenous communities in Chiapas, victims of violence

One year after the IACHR granted precautionary measures to 12 Aldama communities, the Mexican State has not guaranteed peace and security in the territory By: Isaín Mandujano One year after the precautionary measures granted by the Inter-American Commission on Human…

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The Mexican State has not fulfilled the IACHR’s recommendations in Aldama

Magdalena Aldama, Chiapas. April 23rd, 2022 To the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. To Amnesty International for Human Rights. To the National Human Rights Commission To Non-Governmental Human Rights Centers. To the International, National, State and Independent Media. To the…

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Doña Rosario and the love of life

By: Hermann Bellinghausen How many times, due to whims of language, name is destiny. One day, Rosario Ibarra de Piedra stopped being only the mother of her children to become a symbolic mother and the motor of hundreds of mothers…

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Frayba: 437 attacks from paramilitary groups against the peoples of Aldama in March

By: Elio Henríquez, Correspondent San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas The Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Human Rights Center (Frayba) reported that in March it documented 437 attacks against communities in Aldama municipality, perpetrated by armed groups from the town…

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Gustavo Esteva and the Horizon of Intelligibility

By: Luis Hernández Navarro At the foot of the majestic ceiba tree, in the humid sunny mornings and dusk of La Realidad, in the Lacandón jungle, where advisors and guests of the EZLN waited to meet with the commanders, Gustavo…

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The urgency of educating (ourselves) in self-defense  

By: Raúl Zibechi When the system has become death. When capitalism is synonymous with risk to life, environment and peoples. When the great works to accumulate capital go hand in hand with femicides and genocides, we should stop to think…

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Let’s not get crushed by geopolitics

By: Raúl Zibechi Geopolitics deals with imperial thoughts and ways of seeing the world, at the service of the most powerful states. It emerged that way and continues to be so, although some intellectuals persist in a sort of “left…

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The Zapatistas and the invasion of Ukraine

By: Raúl Zibechi The EZLN’s March 2 communiqué “There will be no scenery after the battle,” fixes the Zapatista position in the face of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, in a concise and forceful way, supported in the political ethic…

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Stop the Repression of the Indigenous Peoples of Mexico!

To the Mexican people: To the peoples of the world: To the Sixth in Mexico and abroad: To the media: We denounce that on February 15 at approximately 1:20hrs, the repressive agents of the bad government including the National Guard,…

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