Monthly Archives: May 2014

‘Democracy’ in the UK and Europe

For those unfamiliar with the main political parties in the UK, this is my rough summary:   ‘Left’ Labour – social democrats and ‘social’ capitalists of the so-called ‘third way’ (S&D in Europe) Lib Dems – social democrats focussed more … Continue reading

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EZLN Announces Civil Peace Encampment in La Realidad

Originally posted on dorset chiapas solidarity:
? EZLN Announces Civil Peace Encampment in La Realidad ? In a communiqué signed by Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés, the EZLN (Zapatista Army of National Liberation) announced that there will be a new round for the first…

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The Reality Fund ~ Rebuilding the School and Clinic in La Realidad

Originally posted on Blog of Zapatista Support Group Wellington, Aotearoa/New Zealand:
On May 2, 2014, paramilitaries murdered the Zapatista teacher Galeano as he rushed to defend the school and health clinic in La Realidad. Fifteen other Zapatistas were seriously…

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A Call to Resist Unsustainable Capitalist Growth

In an article written in The Guardian, George Monbiot makes it clear that endless economic growth – whether driven by capitalist or so-called socialist governments – is inevitably destroying the world in which we live.   The problem, according to … Continue reading

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Galeano, His Family, and a Story of Struggle

The EZLN’s José Luis Solís López (aka Comrade Galeano) of the EZLN had already lost one brother (on December 31st, 1993) when he left with his fellow Zapatistas to take the municipal centres of Comitán and Las Margaritas on January … Continue reading

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The Farewell Ceremony of Subcomandante Marcos

The reappearance and public farewell of Subcomandante Marcos marks the end of an era in the Zapatista struggle. For slightly over twenty years, his personality has been the central actor on the public stage in Mexico. Both loved and hated, … Continue reading

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The “Gaps”, the Galeanos, and the Dignified Rage

Since the indigenous peasant uprising of the EZLN (Zapatista Army of National Liberation) in 1994, the Mexican Ministry of National Defence (Sedena) and its main ideologue, partner, and sponsor – the Department of Defense of the USA – have been … Continue reading

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Between the Light and Shade: the Last Words of ‘Subcomandante Marcos’

This morning, at the end of the homage to comrade Galeano, over three thousand Zapatista support bases and militants, along with around a thousand adherents of the Sixth, listened to the “last public words” of Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos of the … Continue reading

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Reports from La Realidad – #GaleanoVive

– 24th of May, 2014, Caracol I of La Realidad, Chiapas   A belt of balaclava-wearing Zapatista militants surrounded more than 2,200 Zapatista support bases who had arrived in the first capital of peaceful, civilian Zapatismo – La Realidad – … Continue reading

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Expressions of Solidarity in Memory of Galeano

Free Media – May 24th, 2014, Caracol I, La Realidad, Chiapas   After reading the main memorial document for Galeano, Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés told attendees in La Realidad that they could visit his grave to express solidarity with his family, … Continue reading

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