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The Four Horsemen of Chiapas

01-12-2008 19:33

Tourist development, mining, agro-fuels and oil again threaten the indigenous peoples and the biodiversity and natural environment of the Lacandon Jungle

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Larry Cox, head of Amnesty International, silent as guard assaults activist.

26-11-2008 03:25

Banner, you can do it too.
Larry Cox, head of Amnesty International, stood silent as a guard violently assaulted a human rights activist who asked him a question at a public gathering at the Ethical Culture Society.

The four minute Youtube video was posted at:

The activist was there to draw attention to AI's support of the Merida Initiative, aka, Plan Mexico, a military aid package that arms the Mexican army and police who are involved in the murder and arrest of activists in Oaxaca and Chiapas and the massacres in Atenco.

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Realities after the dollar and before the Revolution

08-11-2008 22:55

The following article from Le Monde Diplo (not available on-line without subscription) is useful. These extracts jumped out at me:

"Only the combination of acknowledged economic power and an attractive, original political vision could overthrow the prevailing system or allow all its participants to be treated as equals" and "we are still a long way from a united front with the capacity to impose new international rules or dethrone the dollar and its institutional props, the IMF and the World Bank."

For "we are still a long way off" I would like to suggest we must read "revolution"; meaning sustained & decentralised simultaneous organisation on a national/transnational scale.

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UK Zapatista Planning/Discussion Tues 21st UCL

20-10-2008 22:50

To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Zapatista Army for National Liberation (EZLN) the Zapatista are now convoking the first 'Global Festival of Dignified Rage' to be held in Mexico on the 26th-29th December 2008.

The Other Campaign : Government from Below and to the Left, Everywhere

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Global Festival of Dignified Rage

19-10-2008 15:31

The Other Campaign: Government from Below and to the Left, Everywhere

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Brutal Police Massacre in Mexico, Chiapas, Oct 3rd, 2008

08-10-2008 13:21

Brutal Arrest of an old man
The Mexican government is at it again. Police have killed 4 to 6 persons, 3 of them mafia execution-style. Another 20 persons sustained gunshot wounds.

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Six Deaths by Eviction in Chiapas Ejido

08-10-2008 10:49

Although not Zapatistas the 6 peasants murdered by the Mexican police were exercising their right to control over their territory in an area which has seen over 500 years of repression. Indigenous and peasant groups in Chiapas have faced a counterinsurgency war since the Zapatista uprising in 1994 resulting in massacres like that of 'Las Abejas' in Acteal in 1997 when 49 peasants were murdered.

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In memory of SAlly Grace activist raped and murdered in Oaxaca

04-10-2008 12:16

Sally's murder may have passed as yet another case of sexual violence, completely unrelated to her political work with some of the most persecuted organizations in Oaxaca. But Sally's friends in Oaxaca City know that she was being followed as a result of her human rights work and her associations with CIPO and other Oaxacan organizations for whom political violence is a daily fact of life.

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Mexico: Solidarity with Zapatista communities under attack.

30-09-2008 17:46

The Zapatista communities in resistance, with their autonomous schools, clinics and decision-making structures, have been an inspiration to the anti-capitalist movement. Now Zapatista villages and lands are sustaining increasingly violent attacks by the state and paramilitaries

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Zapatista Benefit, Hallowe'en

30-09-2008 08:49

Benefit night for Zapatista communities, Hallowe'en, Hulme

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Mass 11.10 Walkabout?

18-09-2008 17:05

Call to mass action Saturday 11th October against the surveillance state in
solidarity with activists all around the world.

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Latest EZLN communique translation

18-09-2008 11:10

Communiqué from the of the Indigenous Revolutionary Clandestine Committee—General Command, of the Zapatista Army for National Liberation
Sixth Commission—Intergalactic Commission of the EZLN

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liberty and justice for atenco

17-09-2008 18:04

translation of new EZLN communique about political prisoners, and calling for action in support of atenco prisoners

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Preparing for US invasion

17-09-2008 02:46

As George Bush's presidency draws to a close, progressive governments in Latin America are facing ever-greater danger, writes Charley Allan (Morning Star, Wednesday September 17 2008)

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Solidarity campaigners highlight threat of Latin American coups

16-09-2008 03:21

SOLIDARITY activists will join diplomats, MPs and trade union leaders for a rally tomorrow night after demonstrating against US plans to overthrow the progressive governments in Bolivia and Venezuela.

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Hands Off Latin America - demo and rally this Wednesday in London

14-09-2008 23:19

flyer - cut out 'n' keep!

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emergency demo outside US embassy on wednesday

12-09-2008 16:09

Defend the Bolivian and Venezuelan revolutions! No to coup plotting, no to US interference!

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MJB Support Group Meeting London 10/09/2008

02-09-2008 09:47

Meeting to set up a UK support group for MJB and Harlem tenants in their fight against London based landlords Dawnay Day Group ..

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Zapatista solidarity protests at Edinburgh, Bournemouth and European Airports

24-08-2008 09:25

Zapatista solidarity protest at Edinburgh Airport
Passengers hurrying into the main check-in at Edinburgh international airport on 22 August were greeted by an unusual sight. A massive banner proclaimed: “ MEXICO ...Sun…Fun…bloomin’ nice beaches…”, alongside a painting of a palm tree. A somewhat eccentric Mexican tourist board initiative perhaps?
Not exactly. “Torture….Death Squads…Human Rights Breaches…” continued the lower half of the banner, with a carefully painted AK47 illustrating the point.