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Give Me Hope, Zapata ..

Reconstructing hope… from Zapatistas with Love

by Chiapas Support Committee          photos added

Photo from the EZLN Roundtable April 5-15.

By: Gustavo Esteva

How do we contend with the mood that is spreading, molded by the mixture of fear and false hopes instilled by the verbal incontinence and theater of the candidates and political parties?

The oppressive repetition of the horror seems to be accustoming us to it. Each day we learn of a new aggression in Myanmar, Palestine, Syria…. Daily we add data to the obscene accounting of our assassinated, kidnapped, tortured, and disappeared which makes Mexico one of the most violent countries in the world.

 Zapatista rebels participate in a protest against violence in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas state, Mexico

Each day we learn of new pains of our countrymen in the face of ethnic cleansing now practiced with migrants across the world: millions of those who are on the del otro lado [U.S. side of the border] no longer dare to complete daily activities for fear of deportation;

Hundreds of thousands that do not know the country they were born in discover they no longer belong to the society where they have spent all of their lives.Image result for ZAPATISTA visitors photos

This month horrific information was added to the daily news of climate change. A very respectable group of scientists warned, with very solid foundation, that the increase in ultraviolent radiation is seriously impacting all life on the planet, and of course, human beings. Continue reading Give Me Hope, Zapata ..

“The Zapatistas and ConSciences for Humanity.” conference update. 25 Dec-4 Jan.

ezln_1Update on the Gathering “The Zapatistas and ConSciences for Humanity.”
 Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés

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ZAPATISTA NATIONAL LIBERATION ARMY    MEXICO

December 15, 2016

To the scientific community of Mexico and the world:

To the National and International Sixth:

We send you our greetings. We want to update you on the plans for the gathering “The Zapatistas and ConSciences for Humanity,” to be held at the CIDECI-UniTierra in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, from December 25, 2016 through January 4, 2017. Continue reading “The Zapatistas and ConSciences for Humanity.” conference update. 25 Dec-4 Jan.

Contrainfos video-mag 95, Tasers/Chiapas/Asfaltar Bolivia/SOS Menorca..(in Catalan)


00 Campanya Stop Taser
01 Repressió indigenes Tseltal a Cascada azulTsetzal resiste
02 Bluqueo fluvial de comunitats natives Achuar y Kichua contra Pluspetrol (FECONAT)
03 Movilitzacions a Pichanaky i Lima contra Pluspetrol (Guerrilla Audiovisual)
04 Trailer documental Asfaltar Bolivia (Alerta Amazónica)
05 S.O.S Menorca

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

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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