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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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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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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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