Neither Mother nor Wife. Indigenous Women in Amatenango del Valle Highlight the Bright and Dark Sides of Being Single

Indigenous women face discrimination on three levels, for being indigenous, for being women and for being poor. The Zapatista Women’s Revolutionary Laws of 1993 marked a major advance for the women living within the autonomous communities and had some level of influence in the wider community of indigenous women in Chiapas. Despite the predominant patriarchal discourse concerning gender stereotypes, indigenous women continue to empower and exert themselves. This article by Yessica Morales from Chiapas Paralelo looks at recent research into a tendency of indigenous women from Amatenango del Valle who choose not to marry and have children but prefer to be single and independent.

Chiapas: Residents Denounce the Reactivation of Mine in Chicomuselo Under Intimidation and Without Environmental Permit

In a previous article Raúl Zibechi examines the criminal underpinnings of gold mining in Peru.

In the southern Sierra of Chiapas, in the municipality of Chicomuselo, residents are living under same rampant violation of rights and intimidation as a Canadian mining company imposes its activities through any means necessary. The residents have had enough.

Lützerath – the town where the future hangs in the balance

The struggle to halt the climate catastrophe demands coordinated global action. During their tour of Europe as part of their Journey for Life, the Zapatistas visited the town of Lützerath in Germany in a show of solidarity with the local residents who have been resisting the expansion of coal mining in their territory. The residents have once again recently come under attack but are determined to continue their resistance.

Capitalism in Criminal Mode

Raúl Zibechi calls on us to ask: What is the State that corresponds to this mafia capitalism, which destroys everything to accumulate more and more capital?

It is a State dedicated to war and to dispossession against those at the bottom.

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