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north america / mexico / indigenous struggles / press release Friday July 01, 2005 19:30 by Marcos   text 11 comments (last - friday february 04, 2011 06:05)
The EZLN announced the end of its consulta which had trigged the red alert (see feature) and that a ' Sixth Declaration of the Selva Lacandona' was on its way. This is the declaration which ends with a call for a new international encounter and an alliance with the non-electoral left in Mexico who want to build from below. Sesta dichiarazione della Selva Lacandona (Italiano) Sexta Declaración del la Selva Lacandona (Castellano) read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / indigenous struggles / news report Friday July 01, 2005 18:58 by ?
Only a few months after the appointment of the new government of Ulises Ruiz Ortiz in the south western state of Oaxaca, there has been deterioration in the social and political situation and in particular regarding the political rights of Indigenous peoples. One of the Indigenous organizations suffering the most repression in all of Mexico and particularly in Oaxaca is the Popular Indigenous Council of Oaxaca- Ricardo Flores Magón (CIPO-RFM) read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / indigenous struggles / press release Friday July 01, 2005 17:24 by Marcos   text 2 comments (last - friday july 01, 2005 17:44)
Questa è la nostra semplice parola che cerca di toccare il cuore della gente umile e semplice come noi e, proprio come noi, degna e ribelle. Questa è la nostra semplice parola per raccontare quale è stato il nostro cammino e dove ci troviamo ora, per spiegare come vediamo il mondo ed il nostro paese, per dire quello che pensiamo di fare e come pensiamo di farlo, e per invitare altre persone ad incamminarsi con noi in qualcosa di molto grande che si chiama Messico e qualcosa di più grande che si chiama mondo. Questa è la nostra semplice parola per far sapere a tutti i cuori onesti e nobili, quello che vogliamo per il Messico e per il mondo. Questa è la nostra semplice parola, perché la nostra idea è chiamare quelli come noi ed unirci a loro, in qualsiasi parte vivano e lottino. read full story / add a comment
américa del norte / méxico / luchas indígenas / comunicado de prensa Thursday June 30, 2005 19:17 by Marcos   text 3 comments (last - wednesday july 27, 2005 19:37)
Ésta es nuestra palabra sencilla que busca tocar el corazón de la gente humilde y simple como nosotros, pero, también como nosotros, digna y rebelde. Ésta es nuestra palabra sencilla para contar de lo que ha sido nuestro paso y en donde estamos ahora, para explicar cómo vemos el mundo y nuestro país, para decir lo que pensamos hacer y cómo pensamos hacerlo, y para invitar a otras personas a que se caminan con nosotros en algo muy grande que se llama México y algo más grande que se llama mundo. Esta es nuestra palabra sencilla para dar cuenta a todos los corazones que son honestos y nobles, de lo que queremos en México y el mundo. Ésta es nuestra palabra sencilla, porque es nuestra idea el llamar a quienes son como nosotros y unirnos a ellos, en todas partes donde viven y luchan. read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / indigenous struggles / press release Friday June 24, 2005 20:15 by Marcos   text 1 comment (last - thursday december 03, 2009 05:38)
Marcos summarises the work of the Zapatistas to date and the betrayal of the peace deal by all the political parties. He says the results of the Consulta process should soon be known. "Now we shall decide whether we are going to do something else, and we will make the results public at the proper time. We are now making clear - in order to end the speculations - that this "other thing" does not entail any offensive military action on our part. We are not, on our part, planning nor discussing reinitiating offensive military combat." read full story / add a comment
EZLN: Αντίσταση στους κονκισταδόρες των Η.Π.Α. και της Ε.Ε. read full story / add a comment
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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14034833_954430388036531_5036652134993266582_n.jpg imagevideo[Colombia] [Audio/Entrevista] Violenta arremetida del ESMAD contra indígenas de la Emperatriz 22:23 Sun 16 Oct by Rebeldía Contrainformativa 0 comments

El día 14 de octubre durante el marco de lucha y recuperación de tierra la comunidad Nasa del resguardo de Huellas se encontraba trabajando en la hacienda la Emperatriz cuando se vieron fuertemente violentados por los esbirros del Estado

14680554_335231406829501_2872418514104908888_n.jpg imageNuevas Tomas Y Liberaciones De Tierra En El Cauca Como Resistencia Indígena A Los Neo-colonizadores 02:47 Sat 15 Oct by Rebeldía Contrainformativa 0 comments

Hoy 12 de octubre 400 indígenas nasa del norte del Cauca dieron inicio al proceso de liberación de 1000 hectáreas de tierras de las haciendas Vista hermosa y San Luis Abajo en el norte del Cauca, como un acto de dignidad de las comunidades que recuerda que estas tierras, que hasta hoy se encontraban bajo el monopolio de hacendados, terratenientes y la industria cañera, son de las comunidades indígenas nasa, que les pertenecen por derecho ancestral, derecho mayor anterior y superiora la conquista española y a las leyes estatales que tradicionalmente han protegido la concentración y la inequidad en la estructura agraria en Colombia.

textPalestine-Israel, The Tsumud/persistence of 13 years of joint struggle will continue as long as it t... 15:13 Sat 01 Oct by Ilan S. 1 comments

It is not because the Jews rule US... It is because Israel play an essential part in the Imperial struggle between US and Russia. Though the oil is less important to US economy it is still important to its partners. The western empire elite came to Peres ceremony because Israel helped to return Egypt to US sphere of influence. Protected Jordan from being taken by pro Russian Syria, Pushed Syria out of Lebanon for a while... and supply important services all over the world. Thus, the struggle against Israel apartheid is going to be much harder than the abolishing of it in Southern Africa. However, we have here the joint non armed struggle, the tens of thousands international activists who come here to participate and return home with the torch of struggle. The Israeli Jews who participate every week in the joint struggle refute the "anti-Semitism" false claims.

14481844_956787871117196_7444676080902106580_o.jpg imageComunidad liberadora de la madre tierra sigue siendo arremetida por la fuerza pública 21:32 Tue 27 Sep by Rebeldía Contrainformativa 0 comments

En el día lunes 26 de Septiembre, mientras la comunidad se encontraba en minga por la liberación de Uma Kiwe, fueron arremetidos brutalmente por la fuerzas del estado colombiano que deja un comunero gravemente herido.

El Estado ha desconocido las justas demandas de los sectores indígenas del Cauca, constantemente discriminados y confinados a vivir en las montañas empinosas, lejos de las tierras cultivables. Las anteriores haciendas que servían como centros administrati imageFotogalería: “Nuestra acción es liberar la Madre Tierra”, Mingas en Corinto [Cauca] 00:31 Mon 12 Sep by Rebeldía Contrainformativa 0 comments

Durante parte de los meses de Julio y Agosto, nuestro lente rebelde estuvo acompañando diferentes actividades que se desarrollan dentro de los procesos autónomos y comunitarios en el resguardo Paéz de Corinto, Cauca.

textPalestina-Israele, un "allentamento" di Israele ha portato ad una calo di intensità negli scontri se... 08:59 Mon 22 Aug by Ilan S. 0 comments

Dopo tanti anni è dura abituarsi alla sostituzione dei lacrimogeni e dei proiettili con la minaccia di essere arrestati se uno supera una certa linea immaginaria. Per molti anni ci siamo preoccupati di quando sarebbe arrivato il giorno in cui chi prende le decisioni nello Stato di Israele avrebbe ridotto al minimo e persino interrotto la dura repressione delle manifestazioni unitarie settimanali contro l'occupazione, contro i coloni e contro il muro della separazione. Il 27-5-16 a Bil'in fu la prima volta in cui le forze di stato non spararono su una manifestazione. Ce ne vollero altre dodici così perchè capissimo che eravamo davanti ad un vero cambiamento di strategia. Lo scorso venerdì loro ci hanno persino "invitato" a tornare a manifestare nell'area del nuovo muro della separazione - proibita a tutti noi da almeno un anno. Pare che i tanti milioni investiti nella lotta per contrastare la campagna B.D.S. (boicottaggio, disinvestimento, sanzioni contro le merci israeliana, ndr) siano serviti ad assumere dei managers più intelligenti in grado di costringere l'esercito a ingoiare il proprio orgoglio ed a smettere di maltrattare le manifestazioni del venerdì e gli attivisti internazionali che
vi prendono parte.

textPalestine-Israel, The Israeli "loses management" diminished the intensity of the weekly confrontatio... 14:49 Sun 21 Aug by Ilan S. 1 comments

After so many years it is hard to get used to the replacement of tear gas and bullets with threat of arrests if we cross an imaginary line. For many years we worried about the day when the Israeli state decision makers will minimise or even stop the the harsh repression of the weekly joint demonstrations against the occupation, the settlers and the separation wall. On 27-5-16 was the first demo in Bil'in the state forces did not shoot us. It took a dozen such non shootings to realize it is a real strategic shift. The last Friday they even "invited" us to return the demo to the area near the new separation wall - forbidden for us for about a year. It seems the multi millions invested in the struggle against the B.D.S. recruited a more intelligent managers who was able to force the army to swallow their pride and stop harassing the Friday demos and the international activists participating in them.

textPalestine-Israel, The joint struggle is still kicking even if on lower level* 17:34 Tue 12 Jul by Ilan S. 1 comments

The joint non armed struggle of the Israeli anarchists against the wall with local activists which confronted the Israeli state forces was unique at the beginning and drew to it less radical Israelis. Along the years were efforts to unite the local struggles and rise the level of activity but both Palestinian and Israeli authorities thwarted it. Alternative projects in the less radical Israeli circles diminish the pool the AAtW recruit. In the Palestinian side some of the successes and softening of the Israeli suppression contributed its share for dropping out of the on going joint struggle. The radical change of suppression of the Friday demos in Bil'in - mainly not shooting us any more with bullets and tear gas grenades, and the Ramadan rose some second thoughts even in the most persistent activists. But, the Tsumud (persistent) moral was regained in the relative big demo of 8 July.

2127890.jpg image[Chile] Segundo Encuentro por la defensa de nuestros territorios 03:26 Mon 11 Jul by Matías Angulo 0 comments

El pasado día 2 de julio se realizó en Valdivia, el Encuentro por la defensa de nuestros territorios realizado por el Lof Michillanca, Colectivo de Estudiantes Chilotes, Estudiantes Mapuches en Valdivia y CEAC (Centro de Estudios Antropológicos Comunitarios). La actividad se llevó a cabo en la Universidad Austral con la participación de diversas organizaciones de carácter de territorial, en el marco de las jornadas por la defensa de los territorios.

pu5.jpg imagePasacalle en el centro de Santiago en defensa del Pucara de Chena 02:03 Mon 11 Jul by Nahuel Valenzuela 0 comments

En octubre de 2014 la Inmobiliaria Canquén Norte S. A., destruyó con una retroexcavadora más de 30 metros del Capac Ñan (camino Inca), 15 metros de Pircas (construcción Inca de piedra) y las dos piedras guardianas que custodiaban el acceso al antiguo centro ceremonial Inca ubicado en el cerro Chena de la comuna de San Bernardo. El lugar fue un centro de observación de estrellas y un espacio espiritual y político sagrado muy importante para este antiguo pueblo indígena.

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imageLos Zapatistas, las Elecciones y la Autonomía Oct 18 by Rebeldía Contrainformativa 0 comments

A muchos parece haber impresionado que hace poco los zapatistas, englobados alrededor del EZLN (Ejercito Zapatista de Liberación Nacional) y dentro de su participación en el CNI (Congreso Nacional Indígena) que llevó a cabo su quinto congreso, precisamente durante su 20 aniversario de nacimiento, hicieron un declaración conjunta en la que manifiestan, además de continuar con su lucha desde abajo y a la izquierda, participar articuladamente en hacer una deliberación en todas las localidades de los procesos adheridos al CNI. Esta deliberación será sobre lo decidido en este quinto congreso, además de escoger un grupo de personas que conformaran un Consejo Indígena de Gobierno, del cuál emergerá una mujer indígena que será candidata tanto del CNI como del EZLN para las elecciones mexicanas del 2018.

imageEl Despojo, Origen Del Conflicto Por La Tierra En El Cauca Oct 06 by Rebeldía Contrainformativa 0 comments

Aunque la práctica del despojo contra los pueblos indígenas ha sido constante desde la colonia, es posible distinguir en este largo proceso tres momentos centrales. El despojo de tierras en el periodo colonial para el establecimiento de haciendas desde el siglo XVI hasta el XVII, cuando cesan los grandes esfuerzos bélicos de las comunidades indígenas del Cauca y sur del Tolima por expulsar al invasor español, el último de ellos registrado para 1656

imageAbya Yala. 500 años de colonialismo, re-existencia e in-surgimiento. Oct 03 by Rebeldía Contrainformativa 0 comments

En medio de las montañas que emergen de la cordillera andina, del vuelo del cóndor que atraviesa el continente, del aullido del jaguar que se escucha en el amazonas y de las aguas cristalinas de lagunas y paramos que sanan y curan espíritus y almas, se observa el caminar de lo hombres y mujeres de maíz que iluminan un nuevo amanecer con su fuego rebelde, insurrecto y libertario. Son guerreritos milenarios que se niegan a sumergirse en el mar del olvido y que luchan por el buen vivir, la defensa de la madre tierra y la dignificación de las común-unidades que habitan este territorio llamado por los más primeros como Abya Yala.

imagePersistencia y organización para la liberación de la tierra Sep 19 by Rebeldía Contrainformativa 0 comments

Entre el 14 y 16 de diciembre del 2014, en el municipio de Corinto, los indígenas Nasa iniciaron el proceso de liberación de 2000 hectáreas que se encontraban bajo el dominio de INCAUCA. Pasado año y medio, y pese a los reiterados intentos de desalojo por parte del ESMAD y el ejército, utilizando tanques, helicópteros y tractores contra las comunidades indígenas, las fincas Quebrada Seca, Miraflores, García Arriba, García Abajo, los Cultivos y Granaditas continúan hoy en proceso de liberación.

imageΗ απεργία στο Wave Hill, 1966-1975 Sep 18 by Dmitri (translation) 0 comments

Μια σύντομη ιστορία της απεργίας του Wave Hill, ή Gurindji, όταν αυτόχθονες εργάτες κτηνοτροφίας απήργησαν με αίτημα ίσες αμοιβές και στη συνέχεια απαίτησαν τη γη στην οποία εργάστηκαν. Συνέχισαν τις κινητοποιήσεις τους κατά το απίστευτο διάστημα των εννέα χρόνων, και τελικά τους δόθηκε ένα μέρος της γης.

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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

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,

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,
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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,
Aux Bases d’appui de l’EZLN,

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