Monthly Archives: December 2013

Zapatismo: 30 Years of the Most Sensible Delusions

Zapatismo is a school of thought unlike any other, and after thirty years it is a strong, living example for all people fighting against colonialism and exploitation. In November of 1983, the Lacandona Jungle in Chiapas saw the arrival of … Continue reading

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Zapatismo: Twenty Years Later

Just like Peña Nieto today, twenty years ago Salinas also thought he was invincible. His implementation of ‘reforms’ in a vertical and authoritarian way went through without major obstacles or a significant reduction in his popularity. He had started a … Continue reading

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Twenty Years on from the Zapatista Uprising

What is the significance of the Zapatistas today? Do they still exist? Have they actually achieved anything? Will they rise up again? Mexico has changed in the last twenty years, and so have the Zapatistas. Though their fight is no … Continue reading

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30 Years of the Zapatistas and the Figure of Marcos

Without a doubt, the Zapatistas have been the social movement most followed and discussed by the media in Mexico. However, with the direct, armed insurrection over a long time ago, those without an interest may have believed the Zapatistas had … Continue reading

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Raise in Subway Costs in Mexico City

The raise in subway costs in Mexico City is very clearly a regressive tax.   The subsidy was never a benevolent government gift to the people. It was a service paid for by the tax of Mexican citizens. However, because … Continue reading

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The Zapatistas Under the PAN

2000   In May, two indigenous people were attacked in the autonomous municipality of Polhó, Chiapas, and, as a result, members of the PFP (federal police) were sent to ‘guarantee security’ in the area. This was seen by the EZLN … Continue reading

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The Zapatistas under Zedillo

1995   At the start of 1995, the EZLN launched their “Tercera Declaración de la Selva Lacandona“, in which they proposed to the creation of a Movement for National Liberation. In January, a Zapatista delegation met with a government secretary, … Continue reading

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The Zapatista Uprising of 1994 (20 Year Anniversary)

1993   In December 1993, the EZLN launched an assault on military and police targets, catching them off-guard on the eve of the establishment of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).   1994   On the 1st of January … Continue reading

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Understanding of International Politics Based on Objective Historical Analysis

Historical analysis in international relations should not be focussed on the denunciation of certain regimes, but on understanding why tension exists between nations, and what the best ways to deal with such tension are. For, considering American actions in Hiroshima … Continue reading

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No Violence or Hatred Lacks a Cause: The Example of North Korea

If we look at North Korea, it would be very easy to assess only the present, and say that there is torture, repression of dissent, poverty, and a leadership cult in the nation. (In fact, it would be easy to … Continue reading

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