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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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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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“Raise your voice” to end the fighting in Michoacán

San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, January 23, 2014 The civil society organisation Las Abejas of Acteal [a pacifist group from Chiapas fighting alongside the Zapatistas for justice and against neoliberalism since 1992] called on people to raise their voices … Continue reading

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MEXICO: Army Attacks Autodefensas (13-01-14)

When people take politics into their own hands, bourgeois governments get scared. They begin to call dignified, independent citizens terrorists or troublemakers. It is in these moments that the dictatorial face of systems normally referred to as ‘democracies’ begins to … Continue reading

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MEXICO: The New Year Advance of the Autodefensas in Michoacán

08/01/14 – In the main square of the Parácuaro municipality of Michoacán, citizens showed their support for the community autodefensas (Self-Defence Forces), which had arrived the previous Saturday to fight off the Caballeros Templarios (‘Knights Templar’ Cartel) that controlled the … Continue reading

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Understanding of International Politics Based on Objective Historical Analysis

Historical analysis in international relations should not be focussed on the denunciation of certain regimes, but on understanding why tension exists between nations, and what the best ways to deal with such tension are. For, considering American actions in Hiroshima … Continue reading

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Colombian Politics and “Mamertos”

While in other nations in Latin America the word mamerto refers to someone who is slow, stupid, arrogant, clumsy, tired, or even drunk, in Colombia the word takes on a strong political meaning. It is used to refer pejoratively to … Continue reading

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No More War! Fight Against the Arms Trade!

Behind each war lie economic interests. Business for a few comes at the cost of suffering and death for the world’s poorest. “When the rich make war, the poor are the ones who die”, wrote Jean-Paul Sartre. Today, there are … Continue reading

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