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EZLN: One House, Other Worlds

July/August/September, 2016 To whom it may concern: Topic: Invitation to “CompArte and ConCiencias for Humanity.” Yes, we know. Days and nights go by in which bitterness is the only thing that appears on the horizon. Our steps drag along in…

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Art that is not seen or heard

  (Note: the following are the comments made by Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés to mark the conclusion of the Zapatista’s contribution to the CompArte, in the Caracol of Oventik, on July 29, 2016. The threat of rain and the pressure of…

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EZLN confirms and extends its participation in CompArte

Zapatista National Liberation Army Mexico July 26, 2016 To the participants and attendees of CompArte: To the National and International Sixth: Compañeros, compañeras, compañeroas: Although we could not replace the money that had been allocated for food and transportation for…

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EZLN: Open letter on the San Cristóbal attacks

OPEN LETTER ON THE AGGRESSIONS AGAINST THE PEOPLE’S MOVEMENT IN SAN CRISTÓBAL DE LAS CASAS, CHIAPAS ZAPATISTA NATIONAL LIBERATION ARMY, MEXICO July 21, 2016 To the current governor and the other overseers of the southeastern Mexican state of Chiapas: Ladies (ha)…

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EZLN: The geography? Oventik; the calendar? July 29, 2016

ZAPATISTA NATIONAL LIBERATION ARMY MEXICO July 17, 2016 To the Artist participants in the CompArte: To the National and International Sixth: Sisters and brothers: Compañeras, compañeros and compañeroas: Receive our greetings.  We write you to communicate the following: We want…

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For la Maestra, with affection

To the maestras [female teachers] of the teachers in resistance: To the national and international Sixth: To the attendees and participants of the CompArte all over the world: Compas, hermanoas,[i] etcéteras: We send you all [todas, todoas, todos] our greetings…

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Mega-march fills Tuxtla Gutiérrez

The participation of urban and rural civil society is giving the teachers’ protest broader content. It’s no longer about actions against the education reform, as the contingents that follow the teachers proclaim; it’s about a “resistance to all the structural…

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Zibechi: Accumulation by extermination

By: Raúl Zibechi The evolution of war in the last century, in relation to population, offers us clues about the type of society in which we live. Until the First World War the fighting happened between national armies, at the…

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EZLN: The CompARTE Festival and Solidarity

Compañeroas of the Sixth: Artists from the five continents: Teachers in Resistance: As you know, we have decided to suspend our participation in the CompArte Festival. Of course, for those who know how to read carefully, we didn’t say that…

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Beyond Chenalhó

By: Rafael Landerreche* What’s happening in Chenalhó (I use the present because the fire has not been put out) must be examined beyond the obvious dimension of post-electoral conflicts or of the undeniable but partial component of gender. But to…

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