Monthly Archives: May 2014

Galeano Lives On (Poem)

Darkness fills the jungle, As the branches block out the light, Sweat drips from his forehead, As his mind prepares to fight,   Silence falls as he pauses for breath, But the storm awaits…   A leaf on the ground … Continue reading

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The Transformative Power of the Struggle, Dignity, and Autonomy of the Zapatistas (#GaleanoLives)

“It was pain and rage that made us challenge everyone and everything 20 years ago, and it is pain and rage that are once again forcing us to lace up our boots, put on our uniforms, strap on our guns, … Continue reading

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Convocatoria al Encuentro Nacional de Autodefensas Ciudadanas

“Todos los ciudadanos tenemos que actuar como Autodefensas ante el vacío del Estado. Somos Autodefensas contra el secuestro, Autodefensas contra la trata de personas, Autodefensas contra el crimen organizado, Autodefensas de los Migrantes, Autodefensas de las empresas productivas.   La … Continue reading

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The “Biopower” of the New PRI

In 1957, Octavio Paz (whose centenary we celebrate this year) published one of the greatest poems in the Spanish language of the 20th century – Piedra de Sol (The Sun Stone). Inspired by the Aztec Calendar and the 584 days … Continue reading

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The Media Attack on Teachers in Mexico

In Mexico, teachers are all too often attacked by both politicians and the media, just as they are throughout the world. It is indeed true that the corrupt bureaucrats of the leadership of the SNTE union (which for many years … Continue reading

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In Solidarity with Turkish Miners (& Miners Throughout the World)

At least 282 miners have died in the worst mining disaster in Turkey’s history (blamed on privatisation of Turkish mines). An unknown number of people are still trapped. Prime Minister Erdogan, already unpopular, said ‘These things happen’. Massive protests and … Continue reading

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Understanding Anti-Zapatista Violence

There is a lot of confusion surrounding violent events in Chiapas. In the following article, Peter Rosset gives us a short guide on how to respond to questions such as: “Are indigenous communities violent?” and “Are the Zapatistas violent?”   … Continue reading

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Pain and Rage: The Zapatista Response to Aggression

After the violent attack on the Zapatista community of La Realidad over a week ago, Subcomandante Marcos spoke out in a note entitled “Pain and Rage” on May 8th, 2014. “In the 20th year of the war against oblivion”, the … Continue reading

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CNI Calls for Justice for Galeano and End to Anti-Zapatista Aggression

(Taken from http://mexicovoices.blogspot.mx/2014/05/mexico-punishment-of-murderers-of.html ) The National Indigenous Congress (CNI) demanded an end to the war against our Zapatista brothers and sisters, and the punishment of the those responsible for the ambush, on May 2, that killed Jose Luis Solis Lopez, … Continue reading

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The War against Zapatistas and the Role of the Media

“War [as waged by the State] claims neither to kill, threaten, nor destroy; it is the people who clash and fight among themselves. As violence grows in given regions, War argues that it is the fault of the communities who … Continue reading

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