Mexico: “Autonomy is life, Submission is death!”

Chiapas: Escalation of Violence Against Communities Adherent to the Sixth CGT Denounces the Repression against those who Defend the Earth Dorset Chiapas Solidarity To the CNI and EZLN To everyone that walks with the Sixth To those who suffer displacement, torture, and violence for resisting power To those who struggle, in their time, way, and…

Chiapas: Escalation of Violence Against Communities Adherent to the Sixth

By Aldo Santiago Subversiones The space for coordination and struggle Dignified Seed (Semilla Digna) of the Peoples of Chiapas, brings together some of the communities, families and groups of adherents to the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandon Jungle of the EZLN. Formed by the community of San Francisco, the organized family El Chivero (Teopisca), the organized families of San…

Libya: Preparing for War Against the Caliphate

Editorial Comment: For English-speaking readers, this is an excellent summary of some of the complex and critically important current events and challenges facing Libya.  Meena has referenced her commentary, linking statements to facts as outlined in official documents and leaks from secret meetings. By Meena Sovjani ©Jamahiriya News Agency Today, the United States placed da’esh…

Ye’kwana, Sanema and Pemon Peoples’ Declaration Against Orinoco Mining Belt

Kuyujani Organization This declaration was written by the legitimate authorities of the 49 Ye’kwana and Sanema communities participating in the Kuyujani Organization’s 20th Ordinary General Assembly. KUYUJANI is an Indigenous community based organization composed of ancestral indigenous peoples, whom agreed to this declaration during this plenary session in light of the following considerations [regarding the…

Self-Reproduction and the Oaxaca Commune

The Oaxaca uprising of 2006 teaches us that any serious anti-capitalist movement must engage directly with the gendered logic of social reproduction. By Barucha Peller In 2006 a popular mass uprising swept the southern state of Oaxaca, Mexico, galvanizing hundreds of thousands of participants around the region and removing state power from the capital city…

The Zapatista Struggle Against Global Neoliberalism

By Esther Miranda Translated by UK Zapatista Translation Service On 1 January 1994 the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) came into effect in Mexico, the United States, and Canada and converted the region into one integrated market by removing all trade and commercial barriers. This move showed the Mexican government’s sight and interests lie…

Peruvian Indigenous Women: In Defense of Land, Culture and the Female Body

Interview with Lourdes Huanca By George Ygarza Network in Defense of Humanity During the Fujimori regime the progressive left was decimated. Dissidents were quickly branded as terrorists and silenced through defamation, marginalization or disappearance. But far from being frozen in the past, the Peruvian left was kept alive in the periphery, as clandestine student groups,…

Breaking Down Stigmas: An Exercise of Social Justice and Equity

Mariela Castro, who holds a PhD in Sociology and is director of the National Center for Sex Education (Cenesex), spoke about how much work has been done to arrive at the 9th edition of the Cuban Day against Homophobia and Transphobia, and her unwavering commitment to defending justice. Lisandra Fariñas Acosta | internet@granma.cu “I got…