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Subcomandante Moisés:”The Zapatista children are going over there to share”

Subcomandante Moisés: “The Zapatista children are going over there to share.” 

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Marcelino Ruíz, fighting for freedom for 19 years in Chiapas, Mexico

Chiapas. Mexico. Transferring prisoners is another way of repressing the struggle for those wrongfully imprisoned.

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A communique from O.C.S.S. – “The new Mexican government is an effort to revitalize capitalism”

This is a communiqué from the Southern Sierra Peasant Organization (Organización Campesina de la Sierra del Sur (O.C.S.S.) released on February 24, 2021, from Tepetixtla, Coyuca de Benítez,Guerrero, Mexico. Translation by Shantal Monserrat Lopez Victoria from Pozol.org.

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Collectives prepare for historical visit of Zapatista movement in Madrid

On February 2, 2001, a march called La Marcha del Color de la Tierra set out from Chiapas, Mexico. On March 11 after thousands of kilometers it arrived to the capital Mexico City. The mobilization of the  Zapatista delegation proved symbolic and had a strong resonance with a whole generation of social movements throughout Europe. After two decades, another historic event will take place. Several Zapatista delegations will visit the European continent in July, August and September. In Madrid and other territories, different social movements are already preparing for the meeting.

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“We did what we had to do”-Subcomandante Moisés reflects on the EZLN uprising

Chiapas. Mexico. On the 27th anniversary of the EZLN’s rebellion, Subcomandante Moisés stated: “We did what we had to do”. This is a conversation with the current Zapatista spokesperson who held the rank of major back on January 1st, 1994. We talk about the orgins of the uprising by the indigenous rebels.

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#Oaxaca, #Mexico: Freedom for Fredy Garcia and all political prisoners!

Freedom, freedom to the prisoners in the struggle!

Fredy Garcia of the Committee for the Defense of Indigenous Rights (CODEDI: Spanish acronym) has been unjustly imprisoned since November 6, 2019 for his work in defending indigenous lands and communities.  The process has been full of irregularities and based on fabricated charges including those of “assault”, “injuries” and “aggravated robbery”. Fredy has been in preventive detention Tlacolula, Oaxaca since he was arrested. On 10 July 2020 he was severely  beaten and tortured bya group of prison guards who reportedly said that they were acting on “orders from above”.

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#Mexico: Campaign begins for the release of young Yaqui Fidencio Aldama

La Loma de Bácum. Sonora. Mexico. November 7 marks the first anniversary of the femicide of renowned anthropologist, activist and colleague Raquel Padilla Ramos. She was killed in her own home in Ures, Sonora. Her murderer is in jail as is Fidencio Aldama, a young Yaqui accused of a crime he did not commit in which Raquel fought until her last days for his freedom. 

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Feminist Collectives take over the National Human Right Commission in #Mexico City

Insist, Persist, Resist and Never Give Up.

Taking over the National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) facilities in Mexico City represents an achievement and a step forward for the national feminist organization #Niunamenos (#NotOneLess) who came to support the mothers of victims of forced disappearance who were on a hunger strike in one of the halls. Although seizing spaces to be heard is progress, there has been no progress in the search for justice and clarification in their cases.

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Once Again, Narco-Paramilitaries Attack Indigenous Organization in #Guerrero, #Mexico

Mexico. Guerrero. CIPOG-EZ is once again attacked by the narco-paramilitary group “Los Ardillos.” This is translation from the National Indigenous Congress (CNI) and can be found in Spanish here. For more on CIPOG-EZ click here.

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