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.
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 ..
summarized translation en catalá abaix. “Those who have known and lived with El Lokal, see it as a beacon for social movements in the city, a center of constant social and political unrest; a space for training, debate, organization and coordination of local and international struggles. Always ready, always on the ball.
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Last Sunday we celebrated its 30th birthday at the adjacent ‘Agora Juan Andrés Benítez’ occupied space, which is named in memory of a neighbor killed by the Mossos local police in 2013- with a debate that brought together some of the anarchist and autonomous struggles of today. Continue reading Anarchist Lighthouse shines for 30 years in Barcelona’s Raval
Update 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.