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The CNI’s Position on the Wave of Repression Waged against the People

To the original peoples of Mexico and the World; To the National and International Sixth; To the Zapatista Army of National Liberation; And to the memory of Don Félix Serdán Nájera, our leading brother.[1] Gathered in the Amatlán de Quetzalzoatl … 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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Zapatistas: Politics of Life Against the Power of Death

It is easy to say “autonomy”, but the word itself cannot encapsulate years of hunger, humiliation, conflict, death, harassment, disdain, and racism. Nor can it reflect the pain and rage that come from seeing a comrade violently murdered. It also … 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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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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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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Luis Villoro and the Voice of the Caracol

“The next century will belong to indigenous people”, proclaimed Jesuit priest Ricardo Robles, under the shade of the enormous ceiba tree of La Realidad (five years before that Caracol was created). “Their worldview and their values will open the way … Continue reading

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‘Caracoles’ – Schools of the ‘New Seeds’

In Los Altos of Chiapas, the Lacandona Jungle, and the Tzotz Choj area, Zapatistas live alongside political adversaries who, unlike the rebels, accept government support. This has created division in communities and even economic migration from autonomous Zapatista communities. Nonetheless, … Continue reading

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EZLN Governs 250,000 Indigenous Mexicans

Over the course of twenty years, the Zapatista insurgents have founded schools, hospitals, coffee exporting cooperatives, and even banks. Their model has also inspired the growth of community police forces, forest guards, and resistance movements around Mexico. However, they still … Continue reading

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