Autonomy

Cease Fire Against Ostula

In Ostula, the Nahua defend their ancestral territory and autonomy against a marriage of extractivism, organized crime, and State impunity, a pattern of violence against indigenous peoples that recurs from Sonora to Michoacan, and on to Chiapas.

Raúl Romero shares some history.

Supporting Peace in Chiapas. Stories from La Realidad and Acteal of Brigade Volunteers

An account of the work of the Civil Observer Brigades in Chiapas.
”With 29 years behind them, the Civil Observation Brigades (BriCOs), organized by the Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Center for Human Rights (FrayBa), play a fundamental role in stopping the military and paramilitary violence imposed by the State in the territory. With this initiative, since 1995, thousands of people from all over the world – mainly from Europe – have participated in this mechanism to counterbalance the violence exercised against people; the brigade members break the siege of misinformation, document first-hand and deter attacks.”

The Changes in Zapatista Autonomy

Leading up to the 30th Anniversary of the Zapatista uprising, the EZLN announced some critical changes to the shape of their autonomy.

Compañerxs from Spain look at the course of Zapatista autonomy and the nature of these changes.

CNI Communiqué: In the Midst of Electoral Farce, the Capitalist War against the Peoples

As violence ravages Mexico in the weeks before the elections, the CNI gives its view of the ‘’electoral farce.’’ ‘’ This June 2nd, a “democracy” is not in dispute, much less a leftist one. What is really in dispute is an economic and political power that seeks to sustain itself with militarization, with impunity, and with the accumulation of wealth in the hands of many at the service of large transnational corporations. Their plan is to sustain this “Fourth Transformation” with a CAPITALIST WAR against indigenous peoples and communities.’’

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