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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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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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War: Who is it Good for?

After being charged taxes for working on their land by feudal lords, many European workers then came under the yoke of capitalists, forced to accept undignified and unsafe working conditions in factories and inadequate pay for the work they did. … Continue reading

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MEXICO: Nestora Salgado’s Unjust Captivity

With all the recent talk in Mexico about Michoacán’s self-defence groups (Autodefensas), it would be easy to forget that citizen self-defence forces have existed for a while now. For example, the Community Police (PC) in Guerrero came into being around … Continue reading

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Ukraine, Venezuela, and Bosnia: The Struggle Continues

Foreign intervention in Ukraine led to a putsch by far-right forces on Saturday. One day before, an EU truce laid the groundwork for the formation of a national unity government, leaving President Yanukovych as a ‘powerless figurehead’. But protesters, backed … Continue reading

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MEXICO: Violent Present for CNTE from Mancera

The camp-site of the teachers of the CNTE union near the Plaza de la República was cleared on the night of January 5th 2014 – an early present for the Día de los Reyes from Mexico City’s head of government … Continue reading

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Bishop Says EZLN is Strong, and Indigenous Have Dignity and Rights

The bishop of San Cristóbal de las Casas, Felipe Arizmendi Esquivel said, approaching the twentieth anniversary of the Zapatista uprising of 1994: “Many people wonder if the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) still exists, and I tell them that … Continue reading

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The State of the Mexican Republic Twenty Years after the Zapatista Uprising

Since 1994, the political landscape in Mexico (and throughout the world) has changed quite a lot. And politicians did not escape the changes. Some have been replaced by ‘entrepreneurs’, others have simply become their agents. As a result, the economic … Continue reading

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Zapatismo: Twenty Years Later

Just like Peña Nieto today, twenty years ago Salinas also thought he was invincible. His implementation of ‘reforms’ in a vertical and authoritarian way went through without major obstacles or a significant reduction in his popularity. He had started a … Continue reading

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