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…

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,…

Red May: 10 Years Later, Atenco Resists Plunder Again

x carolina El Enemigo Común Sky-rockets blast off. Machetes gleam. Atenco is in town to head up a march from the Independence Angel to the Mexico City Zocalo. More than a thousand people join in. Chants ring out: Atenco lives! The struggle continues! The march brings two days of activities to a close –– activities…

Insumisión: Battles Lines Are Drawn in the Face of the Looming Storm

Originally posted to It’s Going Down By Scott Campbell Happy May Day! Around Mexico today numerous marches will be held, primarily organized by the National Education Workers Union (SNTE) and its more radical tendency, the National Education Workers Coordinating Body (CNTE). A few of the demonstrations are listed on It’s Going Down’s roundup of May Day…

Zapatista News Summary for April 2016

Translated by Dorset Chiapas Solidarity In Chiapas  1. Judgement about the tourist highway: The Tsotsil communities of Los Llanos and San José el Porvenir in Los Altos de Chiapas reveal publicly that on January 18th 2016 they were granted an amparo (order for legal protection) against the San Cristóbal de Las Casas-Palenque highway, which the government…