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ORCAO, the paramilitary arm  

Above: The mural ORCAO destroyed in Ricardo Flores Magón autonomous Zapatista municipality By: Luis Hernández Navarro Just last September 11, two Zapatista authorities from the Patria Nueva good government junta, of Caracol 10 (Ocosingo), José Antonio Sánchez Juárez and Sebastián…

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War and chaos above; resistance and dignity below

Above Photo: September 24, 2021 demonstration in front of the Mexican Consulate in San Francisco, California. By: Raúl Zibechi From a distance, it isn’t possible to contribute analysis as precise and fitting as those that appear in the EZLN communiqué…

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Chenalhó armed group murders a member of the EZLN

By: Angeles Mariscal Above Photo by Ángeles Mariscal: Xuxch´en, Aldama, the hometown of Domingo, the Zapatista murdered by armed civilians from Chenalhó. Domingo was returning from San Andrés Larráinzar, with his family and other members of the communities that make…

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Indigenous Peoples, Narco-Violence and Paramilitarism

 Above: Tomás Rojo, Yaqui defender of territory and the rights of his peoples. By R. Aida Hernández Castillo In the last two months, Mexico’s indigenous movement has lost two of its most lucid and committed defenders of territory and of people’s…

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A repressor of indigenous people, the Morena candidate for mayor of Comitán

[Admin: Mexico holds mid-term elections during 2021, so there’s lots of news about the candidates.] From the Editors The Morena party nominated former PRI member Jorge Constantino Kánter for municipal president of Comitán, Chiapas. He is one of the most…

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The war of attrition against the Zapatista communities

 The strategy of the Andrés Manuel López Obrador Government is completed with the installation of new camps and National Guard bases in the Ocosingo region, which goes hand in hand with the reactivation of armed groups such as the ORCAO…

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CNI: the indigenous rebellion reaches 24 states

 By: Zósimo Camacho The anticapitalist indigenous struggle extends throughout national territory. The left opposition to the “fourth transformation” adds hundreds of communities of 179 municipalities in 24 states. The CNI reiterates that its struggle is peaceful, although its territories are…

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Chiapan demons

By: Luis Hernández Navarro The lifeless body of Ignacio Pérez Girón appeared on the side of the Tuxtla Gutiérrez-San Cristóbal free highway (in other words, not the toll road). It had signs of torture. Two days earlier, on May 4…

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Victories of the EZLN

HAPPY NEW YEAR | ¡FELIZ AÑO! By: Hermann Bellinghausen The three musketeers are not the same, the joke would say, 25 years later. Of course not! If they were, what would be the point of commemorating a quarter of a…

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The CIG: results of the irreverence

By: Raúl Romero* On February 19 the time period expired for turning in (INE) the signatures of citizens that supported the initiative of the Indigenous Government (CIG, its initials in Spanish) to the National Electoral Institute (INE). In its latest…

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