4T Counterinsurgency

By Raúl Zibechi Counterinsurgency strategies are flexible, adapting to every time and place, to each sector of the population to be fought. They behave differently in urban and rural areas, facing armed or peaceful actors, in every case deploying appropriate devices for each situation. Counterinsurgency strategies are many, as has been demonstrated over the last century in Latin America. They blend massacres and social programs, ferocious dictatorships that in one moment promote democratic openings, that are then reduced to calling elections. Modern counterinsurgency has only one objective: to crush those that are different, dispossess them of their territories, rebuild them …

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San Andrés Accords, the Indigenous Horizon

“Despite the fact that 25 years have passed since they were signed, the San Andres Accords maintain are very much relevant today. They have been and are part of the blood that runs through the veins of indigenous insubordination.”

Samir Flores: The Ahuehuete That Blossoms

In this profile of the defender Samir Flories, different voices narrate the relationship that Samir Flores Soberanes had with nature, with his family, with the struggle, with the radio, with his people, and with the autonomous school that now carries his name. It narrates the defense of life and gives an account of the flowering that the life of Samir provoked.

Samir Flores: The Wound of Amilcingo

“The shades of regional history are like windows to peek out on the tragedy of the Republic; the project of Zapata converted into a national project. Anenecuilco, Xochicalco and Amilcingo are all communities in the state of Morelos that sum up the dreams, at once modest and profound, of men of the countryside, and the betrayals they have been subjected to, far beyond Morelos.”

This young Tzotzil boy wants to grow up to be a teacher in an autonomous Zapatista school just like his dad.

In Spite of It All…

It would be a tremendous understatement to say that the events of 2020 were simply unprecedented.We are profoundly grateful and humbled by your overwhelming support during these trying times.

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