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14 May 2014

To better understand anti-Zapatista violence in Chiapas. A brief guide

Are Indians just violent people, or what? Are the Zapatistas violent? There is a heck of a lot of confusion surrounding violence in Chiapas. To help clear up misunderstandings about what is going on, I offer this brief guide to better understanding. The counterinsurgency strategy in Chiapas is based, in part,...

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13 February 2013

Participatory Democracy in Action

Participatory democracy has been studied as an auxiliary to state processes and as an institutional and cultural part of social movements. Studies of the use of participa- tory democracy by the Zapatistas of Mexico and the Movimento Sem Terra (Landless Movement—MST) of Brazil show a shared concern with autonomy, in...

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10 January 2011

Participatory Democracy in Action

Participatory democracy has been studied as an auxiliary to state processes and as an institutional and cultural part of social movements. Studies of the use of participa- tory democracy by the Zapatistas of Mexico and the Movimento Sem Terra (Landless Movement—MST) of Brazil show a shared concern with autonomy, in...

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5 August 2010

What the Zapatistas Can Teach us About the Climate Crisis

With their 1994 battle cry, “Ya basta!” ("Enough already!") Mexico’s Zapatista uprising became the spearhead of two convergent movements: Mexico’s movement for indigenous rights and the international movement against corporate globalization. Skip to 2010: the movements for indigenous rights and against corporate...

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5 May 2010

The reconquest of recuperated land in Chiapas

The farm truck pulled off a dirt road into the ruins of an old and very large former plantation. It parked on the expanse of crumbling tile patio. Twelve of us, plus the driver, climbed out and entered a building painted rust and turquoise for a meeting with members of San Manuel’s autonomous council, staff of the...

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30 January 2008

Evictions of indigenous communities fuel displacement in Chiapas

16 January 2008

MEXICO: Army, Paramilitary Build-Up in Zapatista Stronghold

http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=40743 MEXICO CITY, Jan 10 (IPS) - The Zapatista guerrillas and their supporters in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas are experiencing the worst onslaught by state forces in the last 10 years, although most people are unaware of the fact, according to reports from a...

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3 April 2007

Comuniqué read by Comandanta Kelly, Sixth Commission, Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN).

Sisters and Brothers of Mexico and the World: Here in Chiapas we face a new offensive against the indigenous zapatista communities, carried out by paramilitary groups affiliated with the PRI and with the PRD, supported by the State government (PRD), the Federal government (PAN), by their land and agrarian...

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