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.Continue reading Collectives prepare for historical visit of Zapatista movement in Madrid
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.Continue reading “We did what we had to do”-Subcomandante Moisés reflects on the EZLN uprising
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”.Continue reading #Oaxaca, #Mexico: Freedom for Fredy Garcia and all political prisoners!
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.Continue reading #Mexico: Campaign begins for the release of young Yaqui Fidencio Aldama
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.Continue reading Feminist Collectives take over the National Human Right Commission in #Mexico City
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.Continue reading Once Again, Narco-Paramilitaries Attack Indigenous Organization in #Guerrero, #Mexico
“Dancing Superman”, tribute to Christian Alfonso Rodriguez Telumbreone, one of the 43 students from Ayotzinapa.Continue reading So-called #Mexico – “Dancing Superman”: tribute to one of the 43 students from Ayotzinapa
Mexico. Michoacan. Statement from the indigenous community of Santa Maria Ostula eleven years after recovering its communal lands.Continue reading Autonomous indigenous community in #Mexico make 6 demands in their 11th anniversary
Mexico. An armed group torture and burn alive 15 Ikoots, including 2 women, in San Mateo del Mar, Istmo de Tehuantepec, Oaxaca.Continue reading #Mexico: Armed Group Massacre 15 Ikoots Indigenous Men And Women In #Oaxaca
This Communiqué comes from a phone call informing us that Adrián Gómez Jiménez, Germán López Montejo and Abraham López Montejo have been locked up in their space of resistance at night and no longer have access to the bathroom. At the same time the prosecutor’s office are unjustly holding prisoners who have decided to start a strike after threats of a transfer.Continue reading “It’s Better To Be A Rebel Than To Die In Silence,” Indigenous Prisoners On Hunger Strike in Chiapas