Europe of Below and Aldama, Chiapas

by Carlos Soledad* The state of Chiapas has become powder keg. On September 11, for example, members of the paramilitary organization ORCAO kidnapped the Zapatistas Sebastián Núñez Pérez and José Antonio Sánchez Juárez, autonomous authorities of the Good Government Council of Patria Nueva. The Zapatistas asserted in a communiqué that: If the conflict did not escalate into a tragedy, it was because of the intervention of progressive parish priests, human rights organizations and the mobilizations and denunciations that in Mexico and, especially, in Europe, were carried out. The case of the communities in the municipality of Magdalena Aldama, in the …

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Mexico’s Environmental Debts in 2021

The low budget for the environmental sector and the incomplete re-design of the Semarnat has stricken protected natural areas and forested regions. Violence against Earth defenders and megaprojects pushed by the federal government continue.

The Invisible Fabric

“The first stage of the Journey for Life called by the Zapatista Army of National Liberation ended in Madrid, with the return of the second delegation — La Extemporanea, who traversed, as if weaving a vast spiderweb, three zones of the territory with teams of listening and the word.”

More on the Acteal Massacre and CIDE

“Curiously, the directors of a research center par excellence were not informed that the review of the files of the Acteal massacre prisoners that they promoted, of enormous ethical, legal and political relevance, were part of an agreement between the President of the Republic and the professor of the CIDE that brought the case to them. Nor did it seem to matter to them that in reality they were advocating impunity and for the country’s jails to be full of indigenous people, those who in fact are unjustly imprisoned.”

Imperialism, Migration and the International Working Class

“We are here because you were there, read a banner in a demonstration of migrants in 2003, in Spain. The slogan sums up well the historical nature and the relationship between colonialism, imperialism, and the recent phenomena of mass migration.” Raúl Romero sheds light on the borders of bloodshed and the crisis of the international working class.

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