Category Archives: EZLN

Looking to the horizon: Three generations of Zapatista children

August 13, 2015 This study represents a succinct and reflective investigation into a number of historical experiences in which the main actors are children in Zapatista communities. In particular, it will focus on the importance of adult accompaniment and the … Continue reading

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Infinite Dispossession: David Harvey’s View of Mexico

Translated by Oso Sabio[1] from an article written by Alejandro de Coss[2] in Spanish at Horizontal.mx[3] on 19/05/2015 There are few contemporary social theoreticians more important than English geographer David Harvey[4], and this essay uses some of his main ideas … Continue reading

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Eduardo Galeano and the Zapatistas

“Indigenous people, it is plain to see, are only a problem for those who deny them the right to be who they are” – Eduardo Galeano Always on the side of the marginalised of Latin America and the wider world, … Continue reading

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Masked Politics in Mexico

In the recent protests in Mexico over the Ayotzinapa[1] case, a minority of ‘encapuchados’ (people with bandannas covering their faces) have been involved in small ‘disturbances’ (including an arson attack on the door of the National Palace and some minor … Continue reading

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MEXICO: CNTE, Zapatistas & CRAC-PC Unite Around Ayotzinapa

Three social movements that have represented the hopes of Mexican people for autonomy and justice in recent years have been the CNTE teaching union, the Zapatistas, and the community police forces of the CRAC-PC. Strongest in the southern states of … Continue reading

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MEXICO: Indigenous People of Chiapas Oppose Megaprojects

Communique from September 1st, 2014   To the people of Mexico and the world, To the national and international press, To national and international civil society groups, To human rights organisations, To adherents of the Sixth Declaration, To social organisations, … Continue reading

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MEXICO: Six Reasons Why Indigenous Communities Are Opposed to the San Cristóbal-Palenque Motorway

July 31st, 2014   In Chiapas, Mexico, there are plans to build a motorway between San Cristóbal de Las Casas and Palenque – two of the most important tourist sites in the state. The Department of Infrastructure and Communications in … Continue reading

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Freedom for Mexico’s Political Prisoners

On August 21st 2014, events were held in Mexico, the USA, Costa Rica, Brazil, Australia, Argentina, and the Dominican Republic in solidarity with the Mexican prisoners who have been arrested for political motives since the 2012 inauguration of President Enrique … Continue reading

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Protests against Oligopolies, Inequality, Mining, & Dispossession in the Mexican Countryside (#23JMX)

“…The rich man came and broke [my yoke-ring], He took off with all my corn, Without even leaving me enough to eat, And he presented me with my ‘bills’, … What a shameless boss! … My beloved said to me: … Continue reading

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MEXICO: We Need to Philosophise from an Indigenous Framework

Philosophising from Indigenous Communities: An Urgent Necessity   In Mexico, one of the main tasks for philosophers today is to deal with the country’s social reality, which in many ways finds itself in crisis. Mexican philosophy, therefore, unlike others, is … Continue reading

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