Those From Below: The Walled National Palace and March 8th

By Gloria Muñoz Ramirez “They sowed fear in us, we grew wings,” says Vivir Quintana’s emblematic song of women’s mobilizations against gender violence. The lyrics portray the outrage for the thousands of murdered, disappeared, harassed and violated women; and also the strength of those who have lost their fear and have taken to the streets to demand “not a single one more.” A year ago, we experienced in Mexico a historic women’s demonstration -the last one before the beginning of the health measures due to the coronavirus. The National Palace was painted by dozens of young people, with slogans denouncing …

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From Rojava to Chiapas

In Rojava and in Zapatista Chiapas, emancipatory alternatives of a new kind are being built. They are not the only ones, there are others with their own ways and times. A new history is being built and we must learn to listen to it.

Fonatur Did Not Define the Feasibility or Social Risks of the Maya Train

By: Enrique Mendez and Arturo Sánchez Jiménez The National Fund for the Promotion of Tourism (Fonatur) started the Maya Train project in 2019 without having determined its social feasibility and without having a diagnosis that anticipates the possible effects and social risks that its construction and operation would cause, according to the Superior Auditor of the Federation (ASF, its initials in Spanish). In the 2019 Report of the Result of the Superior Audit of the Public Account it states that the agency carried out seven audits of the Maya Train, in which after reviewing the exercise of more than 1,1 …

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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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