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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: Levels of Dignified Rage

Hundreds of thousands of people have marched through the streets of Mexico on numerous occasions since the disappearance of 43 students from a rural teacher training college towards the end of September in Ayotzinapa, Guerrero.[1] The initial cries were for … Continue reading

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Daesh, Imperialism, and Rojava

The Ottoman Empire (1299–1923) united much of the Arab World for centuries. In the 19th century, however, it began to decline, and the imperial powers of Europe tried to ensure their own political influence in the region. The UK, for … 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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Comrade Galeano’s Valuation of the Escuelita Zapatista

Galeano (José Luis Solís López) was part of the team of teachers who participated in the “Escuelita [‘Little School’] of Liberty According to the Zapatistas”. He came from Nueva Victoria in the municipality of San Pedro de Michoacán, and belonged … Continue reading

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SPAIN: The People’s Struggle and the Role of Adolfo Suárez

Adolfo Suárez González (1932–2014) was a Spanish lawyer and politician. He was Spain’s first democratically elected prime minister after Franco’s dictatorship, and the key figure in the country’s transition to ‘democracy’. Born into a rural, middle class Catholic family, he … Continue reading

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The Zapatistas Redefined Themselves. The Mexican Government Did Not.

Patrocinio González was governor of Chiapas between 1988 and 1993 – a period in which the Zapatistas were preparing to reveal their existence to the world. Whilst recognising the injustices faced by indigenous communities in Mexico, he claims that the … Continue reading

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What are the Mexican Autodefensas and Community Police Forces?

In around 5% of Mexican territory – at least 11 states and 106 municipalities – there are community self-defence groups, which have grown in response to extortion and violence at the hands of drug traffickers. Around 77% of these groups … Continue reading

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MEXICO: San Andrés and the Unresolved Dialogue

If the San Andrés Accords at any point reflected the Mexican government’s decision to allow and contribute to the construction of indigenous autonomy, it certainly didn’t transform into reality. Instead, the pathways of dialogue became narrower and narrower. These negotiations … Continue reading

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