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north america / mexico / indigenous struggles / press release Wednesday June 22, 2005 17:55 by Marcos   text 1 comment (last - wednesday june 22, 2005 22:02)
EZLN reveal that the reason for the Red Alert is to allow a consulta to take place on the future direction of the organisation. During a previous consulta the army attacked them so this is a precautionary measure. read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / indigenous struggles / press release Wednesday June 22, 2005 17:39 by Marcos
Communique from EZLN saying that they have put the structures in place which would allow the organisation to survice even if the government or its paramilitaries eliminate "some or all of its publicly known current leadership." read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / indigenous struggles / opinion / analysis Tuesday June 21, 2005 20:53 by Andrew
This article was for publication in Red and Black Revolution, Autumn 2005. News has just come through through of a Zapatista communique that appears to be a preparation for a return to war. At this stage it is not clear what is about to happen so I am releasing the article as I think it provides a useful background of events in the last couple of years and the sort of reasons why the Zapatistas might have decided to return to armed struggle. read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / indigenous struggles / anarchist communist event Tuesday June 21, 2005 19:05 by Andrew
From the recent Zapatista communique it looks like a return to war is almost certain. So for all those interested I'm calling an emergency solidarity meeting in 5 Merrion Row (above the Centra) for 8pm this Thursday. (I was involved in the Irish Mexico Group which has been defunct for some years. ) read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / indigenous struggles / opinion / analysis Tuesday June 21, 2005 18:57 by Andrew   text 2 comments (last - wednesday june 22, 2005 18:39)
The EZLN (Zapatista National Liberation Army) came briefly to the worlds attention when they seized several towns in Chiapas on New Years day in 1994. Since then most of the support the Zapatistas have received is strongly based on the idea that the Zapatistas are different. Different not just from the neoliberal world order they oppose but, more fundamentally, different from the armed revolutionary groups that exist and have existed elsewhere in the world. This study on the Zapatistas written by an Irish anarchist in 2001 explains this in more detail. read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / indigenous struggles / press release Tuesday June 21, 2005 12:45 by Andrew   text 1 comment (last - tuesday june 21, 2005 18:32)
Zapatistas preparing to go underground once more, requesting peace observers to leave the communities, closing carocols and Goood Government Councils. This appears to be preparation for war! read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / indigenous struggles / opinion / analysis Thursday June 02, 2005 18:43 by SIPAZ   text 1 comment (last - wednesday june 08, 2005 20:51)
The following piece is extracted from the latest SIPAZ Report (Mar 2005,Vol X -# 1) and explains in some detail what is happening with the building of the Caracols ('Good Governement Councils') in Chiapas. The full report which also discussed the general situation in Mexico can be found at the SIPAZ web site. SIPAZ is an "international observation program created in 1995, after the 1994 Zapatista uprising, to monitor conflict in Chiapas," read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / indigenous struggles / feature Thursday March 03, 2005 23:30 by Jorge (trans. by Matt Black)
As a collective, Amor y Rabia has wanted to address the theme of Indigenous Autonomy, because we understand that in this time, as in other eras of history, it is the best model for organizing a movement of resistance and struggle that includes not only indigenous people, but also everyone who is convinced of the need to live in a different world. read full story / add a comment
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textLIBERTAD 12 PRESOS ELOXOCHITLAN, OAXACA, MEXICO 09:14 Sat 30 Apr by ComiteSolidaridadPresosPerseguidosEloxochitlan 0 comments

Breve comunicado sobre el terrorismo de estado impuesto en Eloxochitlan, Sierra Mazateca, Oaxaca, Mexico

textPalestine-Israel, New people join, some veterans left, pressures intensify... but the joint struggle... 17:13 Sat 02 Apr by Ilan S. 0 comments

Last Friday (1.4) lot of anarchist flags again in Bil'in challenging the new efforts to put end to the Friday demos in the village. The long range tear gas cannisters prevent any interaction with the Israeli soldiers and stoped the demonstrators from exiting the village - like in the demonstrations in Bil'in eleven years ago before the intense efforts to put end to the demonstrations was replace with the contention of them; and like in the other locations - Ni'ilin, Nebi Saleh, and Qaddum where the efforts to put end to the demonstrations intensify. (So are with out the success the intense efforts to strangle the south of Hebron hills activities with other means.) People with keen ears can already hear the beginning of the countdown towards the end of the imperial settler colonial project in the East of the Mediterranean sea. May be the acceleration of the process is the result of the accumulation of the fiascos of Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, and Libya...

textPalestine-Israel, The joint struggle continue in spite of the huge changes in the region* 03:28 Thu 17 Mar by Ilan S. 1 comments

On the twelfth year of joined struggle in Bil'in it lost its glamour. Many of the activists lost the excitement of the direct action confrontation which is not a new thing any more. The expansion of the joint struggle to other locations and the expanding of the non armed struggle in the west bank contributed to it too. Many of the activists just "moved on" to a less intensive ways of life. But, some old time activists can not "let go". The other day, I searched the http://archive.org/web/ for the old site of: "This appeal, the first to call on-line for a boycott against Israel, was posted in April of 2001".(http://matzpun.com)... and read again our 35 original signatories of this pre-BDS. The majority are still in the struggle. Looking back on my 65 years of struggle I regard ainfos.ca, this petition, the joint struggle in Bil'in and my stories from the year 2100 - 50 years after the revolution* as the most significant ones.

textPalestine-Israel, The eleven years joint struggle in Bil'in as a seed for the third youth intifada.* 16:36 Sun 21 Feb by Ilan S. 1 comments

At the beginning, the joint struggle in Bil'in of the Israeli Anarchists Against The Wall with the local activists differed only with a consisted Fridays direct actions against the construction of the separation fence. The Israeli state response was a prolonged effort to block the participation of the Israeli activists that failed due to geographic conditions, persistence of the Israeli activists, and our ingenuity. One of the restricting factors on the suppression efforts of the state forces was wide spread sympathy for these demos in the Israeli media, and public. In a desperate efforts the army sent covert agents to initiate stone throwing from the demo on the state force. After a long while they succeeded. Youngsters of the village got into the stone throwing habit. For years it was all over the media and contributed to the stone throwing culture of the Palestinian youth. This was a significant contributor factor to the already 4 months old "Children Intifada".

textPalestine-Israel, The joint struggle in the focus of the extreme right "leftists' bashing"* 15:09 Sun 14 Feb by Ilan S. 1 comments

The mounting international pressure on Israel with the B.D.S. as catalyst, initiated a rightist onslaught on the activists of the joint struggle. With cooperation of the main TV channel, two activists were arrested - even blamed to be involved in murder of a Palestinian collaborator of settlements... only to be released unconditionally weeks later. As part of the onslaught I got few seconds in the rightist item in the main TV news program summing our position that no state is a solution - not two states and even one democratic state is impossible to achieve before the Zionist settler colonialist project will be defeated by social revolution in the whole region. In another wide distribution of the rightist video item I was presented as claiming that the chant in the joint demos for freedom to Palestine from the river to the see is not a call for a state for the Palestinians, but for a joint secular democratic state for all the inhabitants - Palestinians, Jews, and others... It seems we owe them rightists for the wide publicity.

textPalestine-Israel, The first serious crack in the Israeli Zionist ruling elite* 16:55 Thu 28 Jan by Ilan S. 0 comments

It is hard to assess what is the part of the joint struggle and the B.D.S. in the serious crack in the Israeli elite. It was expressed by the leader of biggest opposition party - The Zionist List which suggested a partial agreement of withdrawal (even from part of the expanded Jerusalem). Since 1967 war, all the years the official position was that Israel will retreat from most of the occupied territories of the 1967 war if the Palestinian will agree to a peace pact that will include among other conditions the non return of the 1948 refugees. As it was clear that no Palestinian leadership will be able to do that it was clear to all that the monolithic consensus of the Zionist parties is to continue the occupation for ever. It is not surprising that even the leader of the radical leftist Zionist party Merets oppose this radical suggestion for withdrawal with out the (non achievable) final peace pact.

captura_de_pantalla_de_20160126_195220.png imagevideo[Vídeo] Minga por la Liberacion de la Madre Tierra – Corinto, Cauca – 2016 09:07 Wed 27 Jan by Lucha Libertaria-Rebeldía Contrainformativa 0 comments

Liberar la madre tierra significa mandatar sobre nuestro territorio, proteger nuestros bienes comunes del capital transnacional, con-vivir en equilibrio y armonía con el otro, construir autonomía desde abajo y combatir al opresor con rabia, memoria y alegre rebeldía.

textPalIsra, It is already one state even if no one recognize it as such except the hard liners rightist... 21:12 Wed 13 Jan by Ilan S. 0 comments

The bad news are that the overwhelming majority of the Israelis support it - including the centrists and even the Zionist left (who claim they want "two states" solution but with impossible pre conditions). The good news are that the imperial powers whose support to the status qua are gradually yielding to public opinions pressure of their citizens who do not agree with the Israeli apartheid-transferor regime. The non armed joint struggle initiated wide attention and drew participants from all over the world with international movement dedicated to put end to the Israeli occupation. (A short video about two kids in Bil'in got in few days two million views.). The anarchists against the wall and other like minded among the palestinians and abroad still struggle for the end of the Zionist settler colonialist/transferor project and not just for the end of 1967 occupation. [Italiano]

maticatrileo.jpg imageMarcha en Santiago de Chile: 8 años sin Matías Catrileo 04:30 Thu 07 Jan by Salvador Oskita y Nahuel Valenzuela 0 comments

Una nueva marcha se convocó para ayer, martes 5 de enero, con la intención de conmemorar un nuevo aniversario del asesinato del weichafe Matías Catrileo perpetrado por Carabineros de Chile; el autor material, Walter Ramírez Espinoza, recibió una pena irrisoria amparado por la “institución” y el Estado. En esta oportunidad el punto de encuentro fue en pleno centro de Santiago, en la intersección de Alameda con Ahumada a las 19:30 horas. Así, comenzaron a llegar diversas organizaciones sociales y políticas afines a la causa mapuche además de lamngen y peñi, reuniéndose en el lugar más de 500 personas, quienes portaban lienzos alusivos a las reivindicaciones mapuche y con consignas en homenaje al weichafe caído.

textPal-Isra: The third intifada is officially in... the joint struggle do not yield to mounting pressur... 20:11 Mon 21 Dec by Ilan S. 0 comments

The Israeli authorities admit it have no solution or a strategy to stop or even restrict the third "unorganized" mainly individualist and of youth. The mass arrest of hundreds of under age children do not seems to have any effect. The transfer efforts do not stop, and even increase in the Jordan valley, area C, Jerusalem, and even within the 1948 borders. The controversy in the Israeli media is mainly about the admitting it is already one state and about initiating a better Bantustan order before international pressure will force a more substantial retreat from 1967 expansion. The B.D.S. media news are usually restricted only to dramatic additions in it. The Nebi Saleh community is in the focus of the efforts to stop the joint struggle and its Friday demos. In spite of it, the regular Bil'in, Ni'ilin, Nebi Saleh, Ma'asarah, Qaddum, Sheikh Jarrah, West of Hebron Hills are accompanied from time to time by other communities.

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imageZapata y el indígenismo Apr 27 by Lucha Libertaria - Rebeldía Contrainformativa 0 comments

Hace poco hace 97 años (el 10 de Abril), moría Emiliano Zapata tras ser manipulado y engañado para ser abatido en una emboscada donde ni siquiera se encontraba preparado por las fuerzas estatales. Un militante, un revolucionario social que hasta el último día de vida luchó por la transformación total de la sociedad de forma conjunta con el pueblo, para alcanzar la verdadera justicia social. Zapata ,si bien nunca se definió o se tuvo conocimiento de un conciencia deliberadamente anarquista, su praxis y su lucha por la Tierra y la Libertad, son evidentemente una praxis libertaria. Además, es claro que se agrupó durante el periodo de la revolución mexicana, con gran cantidad de individuos libertarios, que variaban desde militantes del Partido Liberal Mexicano, durante su periodo comunista libertario, cuando había una enorme influencia magonista; hasta otras organizaciones como fueron las feministas libertarias, Las Hijas de Anahuac. Estos y muchos otros individuos que compartieron experiencias, charlas y luchas con Zapata fueron configurando en él, así no fuera con un discurso explícitamente anarquista, al Zapata que vendría a ser reconocido con el máxime: “La tierra es de quien la trabaja.”

imageCrisis Arijuna* del Pueblo Wayuu Mar 08 by Colectivo ContraInformativo Sub*Versión 0 comments

"...la expansión de la frontera... convirtió a la región en tierra de guerra por las fricciones entre indios y españoles, entre las distintas parcialidades constreñidas en el uso ancestral de las tierras, y entre estos grupos y aquellos que habían sido sometidos a servidumbre. En el ánimo de los nativos estaba considerar enemigos irreconciliables a todos los que habían tenido relación con los españoles, a quienes no perdonaban, solicitando siempre venganza, sin olvidarla; y cuando la conseguían, su mayor triunfo lo manifestaban quemando sus poblaciones, quizás como un símbolo que borrase la existencia de la traición tangible. Por eso en cada alzamiento.., ningún español podía atravesar sus vecindades sin encontrar la muerte; los indios de servicio formaban parte del grupo enemigo, por lo tanto no existía diferencia entre ellos.”

imageA ocho años del asesinato de Matías Catrileo: contra la impunidad y el olvido Jan 04 by Solidaridad 0 comments

Pese a que el Estado chileno reconoció “el uso de violencia innecesaria” en el crimen del comunero mapuche, la militarización en la Araucanía sigue creciendo. Diversas organizaciones realizan un llamado a la conmemoración en distintos puntos del país.

imageKurarrewe y su lucha contra los monstruos chupa ríos Apr 09 by Ale Curinao 0 comments

Pasan los años y la lucha del pueblo Mapuche no cesa. La recuperación de tierras usurpadas por terratenientes, robadas a punta de astucia ente el comunero que no sabía leer, ni menos escribir. La autonomía interrumpida por parte del Estado invasor, de la mano con la religión, la que nos dice qué está bien y qué está mal. Esa que anula las ceremonias de mis abuelos, por ser paganas, cuando lo más bello es crecer, recordar y vivir nuestra esencia, nuestras raíces.

image…Y seguiremos solidarizándonos hasta que el sol se apague. Mar 24 by Grupo Estudiantil Anarquista 0 comments

Desde aquel 1492, el sol se empañó pero no se apagó, los pueblos indígenas y nosotras (trabajadoras, estudiantes, profesoras, campesinas, entre otras) seguimos en lucha y resistencia sin menguar la perseverancia. Estas tierras son de aquellas personas habitantes de esta masa continental mucho antes de la mal llamada “conquista”. Son sus habitantes legítimas mucho antes de las fronteras y banderas.

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textLIBERTAD 12 PRESOS ELOXOCHITLAN, OAXACA, MEXICO Apr 30 CSPPE 0 comments

Breve comunicado sobre el terrorismo de estado impuesto en Eloxochitlan, Sierra Mazateca, Oaxaca, Mexico

imageSolidarietà internazionale a* Zapatist@s di fronte alla controrivoluzione in Chiapas Aug 31 Alternative Libertaire 0 comments

Alla società civile nazionale ed internazionale,
Alla Sesta nazionale ed internazionale,
Ai media liberi, autonomi ed indipendenti,
Alle amministrazioni del buon governo,
All' EZLN,
Alle basi di appoggio dell'EZLN
[Castellano]

imageInternational Support for Zapatist@s against the Chiapas counterinsurgency Aug 28 Alternative Libertaire 0 comments

To National and International Civil Society,
To the National and International Sixth,
To the free, autonomous, independent media or whatever they are called,
To the Good Government Juntas,
To the EZLN,
To the support bases of the EZLN,
[Français]
[Español]

imageApoyo internacional a los Pueblos Zapatistas victimas de la guerra de contrainsurgencia Aug 27 Alternative Libertaire 0 comments

A la Sociedad Civil Nacional e Internacional,
A la Sexta Nacional e Internacional,
A los medios libres, autónomos, independiente o como se llamen,
A las Juntas de Buen Gobierno,
A la EZLN,
A l@s Bases de Apoyo del EZLN,
[Français] [English] [Italiano]

imageSoutien International aux zapatist@s contre la guerre de contre-insurrection au Chiapas Aug 27 Alternative Libertaire 0 comments

A la Société Civile Nationale et Internationale,
A la Sexta Nationale et Internationale,
Aux Médias libres, autonomes, indépendants ou comme ils s’appellent,
Aux Juntas de Buen Gobierno,
A l’EZLN,
Aux Bases d’appui de l’EZLN,
[Español]
[English]

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