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Comandanta Ramona: the first of many steps

By: Raúl Romero* On October 12, 1996 in the Zócalo of the capital, in front of thousands of people, a small woman with a giant heart, brilliant eyes and a sincere gaze, dressed in a white Tsotsil huipil with red…

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Memory of the Machetes of War

By: Hermann Bellinghausen Photos: Mario Olarte It’s night at the end of 2022. A half-moon hangs over us. In the backyard of his plot the family gathers to talk with visitors. Around a bonfire, two board benches and two stool-like…

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The EZLN commemorates 29 years of struggle with a call to new generations of rebels

With dances and slogans, members of the EZLN ratified their struggle that began on January 1, 1994 and called on the new generations of rebels not to forget those who gave them their lives. By: Isaín Mandujano SAN CRISTÓBAL DE…

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The return of the old mole

By: Luis Hernández Navarro A ray in the darkness of Salinas neoliberalism illuminated Mexico from below on the night of December 31, 1993. At the sound of the drum of dawn, tens of thousands of indigenous Zapatistas militarily occupied the…

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To gaze without seeing, to think without feeling: the limits of eurocentrism

By: Raúl Zibechi The Russian invasion of Ukraine and the consequent war between powers is having profound effects on critical thinking and movements, but in a divergent way in the North and in Latin America: differences and distances are deepening…

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Vigil for Peace & Justice: Stop the violence against the Zapatista communities | Dec. 22 2022

Never again another Acteal Stop the violence & the attacks against the Zapatista communities! Join the Chiapas Support Committee VIGIL FOR PEACE & JUSTICEOn Thursday, December 22, 2022, 12:00-2:00 p.m.In front of the Mexican Consulate532 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94105…

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Zapatistas do cleaning and maintenance on Huitepec Reserve

The sign also reads: “We struggle to defend Mother Earth. We are born in her, we grow up and we die in her. Natural protected area. EZLN, Zona Altos de Chiapas (Chiapas Highlands Zone). By: Chiapas Paralelo Support bases of…

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Being different, to save the world

By: Raúl Zibechi All the efforts of the ruling class are focused on eliminating or flattening differences in the ways of life, in the daily practices of peoples, classes and individuals, with respect to the dominant culture. For this purpose,…

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The EZLN announces mobilizations for its 39th anniversary

The EZLN was founded on November 17, 1983 in the Lacandón Jungle, in the municipality of Ocosingo. By: Gilberto Morales | El Heraldo de Chiapas Altamirano The Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN, EjércitoZapatista de Liberación Nacional), announces a mobilization to…

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Luis Villoro, the sentinel

By: Raúl Romero* The events take place in 1996. After being introduced by Zapatista Comandante David, Don Luis Villoro Toranzo takes the floor. He speaks in the name of the group of advisors to the EZLN, in the Dialogue for…

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