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Autonomy and the Global Revolution..We Are Everywhere! ..a must-read ..download HERE!

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 We Are Everywhere!

The Autonomous Roots of the Real Democracy Movement (RDM)

Jérôme E. Roos and Leonidas Oikonomakis

EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE

ABSTRACT:

The years since 2011 have witnessed the (re-)birth of a global cycle of struggles around the issue of democracy. With the representative institutions of liberal democracy in crisis, social movements appear to be increasingly moving away from claims-based and state-oriented contention towards a global project of autonomy. Continue reading Autonomy and the Global Revolution..We Are Everywhere! ..a must-read ..download HERE!

Zapatista Freedom School. Day 4 and 5

More than 1500 invited students are in the Lacandonan Jungle taking part in the Zapatista Freedom school last week. The school has also gone online also with registered studemts participating by teleconference around the world. Due to demand new courses are planned for Dec and Jan.

educaci-on zapatistaDay 4: Unlike the Capitalist Mexican Justice System, you cannot buy Zapatista Justice Continue reading Zapatista Freedom School. Day 4 and 5

Zapatista School Day 3: Autonomous Schools, Banks… Resistance.

Day 3: Autonomous Schools, Banks… Resistance. #Escuelita Zapatista

viva Ramona
viva Ramona

“Our Weapons are Our Words, Our Thinking, Our Hearts.”

“We are the Guardians of our Mother Land – it is not a commodity, it’s our mother.”

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Zapatist School Day 2: Women’s Government

Day 2: Women’s Government at Zapatista Freedom School

viva Ramona
viva Ramona

More than 1500 invited students are in the Lacandonan Jungle taking part in the Zapatista Freedom school this week. The school has also gone online also with registered studemts participating by teleconference around the world. Due to demand new courses are planned for Dec and Jan. Ask for invite or register for next teleconference

On the second day of sessions, our six Zapatista teachers from the autonomous communities talked about the Women’s Revolutionary Law which was created since the beginning of their fight (see below the 10 Principles of that Act which was made public since their uprising in 1994).

1. Women, regardless of their race, creed, color or political affiliation, have a right to participate in the revolutionary struggle in any way that their desire and capacity determine. Continue reading Zapatist School Day 2: Women’s Government

Zapatista Freedom School goes Worldwide

EscuelitaZapatistaMore than 1500 invited students are in the Lacandonan Jungle taking part in the Zapatista Freedom school this week. The school has also gone online with registered studemts participating by teleconference around the world. Due to demand new courses are planned for Dec and Jan. Ask for invite or register for teleconference here:   See videos below.

Day 1: Zapatistas in their first class on Autonomy

The Zapatista Freedom School online got started this Monday! The first session was on autonomy…. Continue reading Zapatista Freedom School goes Worldwide

Mexican revolution, resistance is fertile

by Jen Wilton 

Post image for In the new Mexican revolution, resistance is fertile

From the rise of the #YoSoy132 student movement to the resurgence of the Zapatistas, Mexico remains at the very heart of the global cycle of struggles.

The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.

~ Albert Camus

The winds of change are blowing in Mexico.

A growing wave of resistance is gathering momentum and can be found in the jungles and mountains of the south and in small indigenous communities and big cities alike. It is present along the coasts and across the plateaus, up to the bastions of power in Mexico City and beyond to the regions of the north, so badly scarred by the war on drugs. Continue reading Mexican revolution, resistance is fertile

#Greece: Fighting for Revolution as Capitalism Falls

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Posted on January 5, 2013 en español abajo
Greece stands at a crossroads. Either austerity or social revolution. The latter has been happening anyway with the parallel economy booming. The state is resisting, but so are the people.
The video below is a compilation from a number of sources and includes footage of confrontation over 2011-12. It has been a busy two years. 2013 will not be an exception. As with many other parts of the world – Chiapas, Catalonia, and the pockets of resistance everywhere – we may be witnessing the death throes of capitalism.
If Greece was Syria, the US would be in there arming the rebellion. Instead it’s up to us to provide support – as with the International Revolutionary Solidarity Movement or the International Brigade – or by creating our own version, where possible, of the parallel economy where we live.


Continue reading #Greece: Fighting for Revolution as Capitalism Falls