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Go Bananas @ Chiquita fruit CEOs, organisers of Honduran terrorist coup

26-09-2009 21:21

Contact details for Protest against Honduras embassies & CEOs responsible for organising the continuing terrorist coup, that was mainly done to stop a very basic minimal wage for the majority of Hondurans who live in dire poverty
Support UN calls for international intervention against Gorilletis the banana thieves

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More Armed Attacks On Zapatistas

19-09-2009 17:57

On the morning of Tuesday 1st September about 150 members of the paramilitary groups Aric Official, Aric Historical and OPDDIC from Santo Tomas attacked a group of Zapatista support bases who were working in the White House predio, in a community recently established on lands they have been working for the last 12 years, within the autonomous municipality of San Manuel, Caracol La Garrucha.

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Chiapas News August/September 2009

06-09-2009 18:00


Twenty of the paramilitaries who were among the material authors of the Acteal Massacre in 1997 were released from prison on 12th August, and the cases of 37 more are under review. A week later, documents were declassified which prove that the Mexican government and its army authorized the paramilitary activity in Chiapas which led to the massacre. The Acteal massacre was, therefore, un Crimen de Estado (a state crime) perpetrated by the government of President Ernesto Zedillo. The message sent, that of impunity for atrocity, has encouraged the growing presence of armed paramilitary groups already active in the area. The men are members of the Army of God, an evangelical group. Violence is increasing and tension is high.

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Zapatista Urgent Appeal for Solidarity

02-09-2009 19:38

Solidarity for 2 Zapatista Other Campaign Prisoners.

Request for Urgent Action, Organizacion Mundial Contra la Tortura, published on the Frayba website. This is a summary of the urgent action request on the Fray Bartololome de las Casas website, from the Organizacion Mundial Contra Tortura (OMCT).

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Repression And Resistance In Mexico Part 3 Chiapas

16-08-2009 22:05


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Repression And Resistance In Mexico Part 1 Oaxaca

16-08-2009 21:57

Ruben Valencia Nunez from Oaxaca Mexico spoke in Glasgow and Edinburgh at the end of July as part of a 2 month European Speaking tour campaigning against the criminalisation of social movements in Mexico.

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The Honduran Miltary Coup: "Obama will have to decide"

02-08-2009 00:01

"Obama will have to decide to label what has happened a coup d´etat, recall Ambassador Llorens and cut US assistance to Honduras or continue backing down before the hard wing of the imperial system."

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Conference on the abolition of migration control

10-06-2009 11:44

The Oxford Society for the Abolition of Migration Control invites you to attend a conference on Saturday, 13 June:

*Borders and beyond: barriers to migration, their abolition and the role of researchers*

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27-05-2009 19:01

The struggle in Chiapas continues, repression increases, international solidarity called for. The state wishes to evict indigenous communities to build highways and tourist complexes. They still intend to silence the Zapatista movement and its principled resistance.

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Raise your voices against repressions by the state of Chiapas, Mexico

05-05-2009 17:00

8 other campaign activists have been unjustly and illegally imprisoned, tortured, badly treated, stigmatized by the media, and are now awaiting possible incarceration for false accusations.

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Urgent Appeal: Police Repression in Chiapas, Mexico

03-05-2009 18:10

Amnesty International, International Service for Peace (SIPAZ) and Human Rights Centre Fray Bartoleme de las Casas call on international condemnation of detention without charge and torture of 6 indigenous Tzeltal men in Chiapas. Please send letter urgently as the men continue to be detained.

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Police Admit Assault and Battery

29-04-2009 22:08

Three years after the events, the Police admit that they were responsible for the Assault and Battery of protestors in London. To the Tune of £85,000

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Romanticising foreign movements, ignoring their lessons

26-04-2009 10:40

The Left spends a lot of time organising around and publicising international issues, but neglects their most important lessons. To see this article with active links and video clips go to

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Petition to Return Texas to Mexico

19-04-2009 01:34

Texas want's to leave the USA. Let's return Texas to Mexico.

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Advances in Zapatista Healthcare

23-03-2009 18:36

The Zapatista system of healthcare continues to develop and progress.

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International campaign for an end to the aggression against the prisoners fighti

10-02-2009 12:06

In light of the repression suffered by comrades Abraham Ramirez Vázquez, from Mexico, the comrades of the Magonista Zapatista Alliance request that we put pressure on the Mexican authorities, in our own countries as well as in Mexico, to stop the constant harassment undergone by our imprisoned comrades. We therefore propose that all this week pressure is put on the Mexican embassies in Spain and other countries. The Mexican comrades, attacked time and again, know that it is very important that the government is aware of the international support that they have.

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Subcommandante Marcos over Gaza

14-01-2009 23:22

Two days ago, the same day we discussed violence, the ineffable Condoleezza Rice, a US official, declared that what was happening in Gaza was the Palestinians' fault, due to their violent nature.

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European Social Center Conference in Barcelona

02-01-2009 11:42

BARCELONA/, 2009, January 8-10.
Network is Coming.

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Zapatistas twinned with Edinburgh Solidarity Group receive death threats

17-12-2008 11:50

Autonomous school in "16th February":staffed by indigenous "education promoters"
Zapatistas in the autonomous municipality "16th February" have been subjected to death threats and detained by the authorities in the village of Las Maravillas. Edinburgh Chiapas Solidarity Group, who are twinned with "16th February", state: "We are very concerned about the situation in Las Maravillas. The authorities, who support the political parties, have threatened to kill the zapatistas because they have stood up for their principles."

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Civil Rights in the UK | Wed 10th Dec LSE 3pm + 6pm Events

09-12-2008 18:26

3pm Seminar on the Politics of Democratic Society and Prison
6pm Eve Session in the New Theatre, E Block Houghton St

Action Proposals so far - see below - please bring your own..!