UK Zapatista Newswire Archive
01-12-2008 19:33Tourist development, mining, agro-fuels and oil again threaten the indigenous peoples and the biodiversity and natural environment of the Lacandon Jungle
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.
"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.
The Other Campaign : Government from Below and to the Left, Everywhere
08-10-2008 10:49Although 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.
30-09-2008 17:46The 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
30-09-2008 08:49Benefit night for Zapatista communities, Hallowe'en, Hulme
solidarity with activists all around the world.
18-09-2008 11:10Communiqué from the of the Indigenous Revolutionary Clandestine Committee—General Command, of the Zapatista Army for National Liberation
Sixth Commission—Intergalactic Commission of the EZLN
17-09-2008 18:04translation of new EZLN communique about political prisoners, and calling for action in support of atenco prisoners
17-09-2008 02:46As 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)
12-09-2008 16:09Defend the Bolivian and Venezuelan revolutions! No to coup plotting, no to US interference!
02-09-2008 09:47Meeting to set up a UK support group for MJB and Harlem tenants in their fight against London based landlords Dawnay Day Group ..
24-08-2008 19:14Send your sign to: email@example.com
Not exactly. “Torture….Death Squads…Human Rights Breaches…” continued the lower half of the banner, with a carefully painted AK47 illustrating the point.