The Common

SAN ANDRÉS ACCORDS FORGOTTEN

“If the communes or agrarian communities and ejidos of almost the entire country, but especially in the deep south, were not colored by revolts and stories that paid with blood for Article 27 ….I would say without reservation that I fully accept the proposal of common and non-property…However, the historical-epistemic root of indigenous agrarian communality, particularly in Mexico, differs correlatively from the common…”

Respectfully raising questions of the common and non-property, the author draws on the history and complexity of the struggles that culminated in the Accords of San Andrés.

To Bequeath Life: 30 Years Since the Zapatista Uprising

“I believe that this is one of the contributions of Zapatismo to the world from below: to question, to call for organization, to motivate responses to the “what about you” and to put a mirror in front of this great WE that we are in order to inspire practices that allow us to live in freedom outside the bonds of contemporary capitalism. At the end of the day, we too are bequeathing life, but now it is our turn to do our part.”

Twentieth and Final Part: The Common and Non-Property

So we think, and we remember how it was before. We talked about it to our elders. We asked them if it was like this before. We ask them to tell us if there has always been darkness, death, destruction. Where did that idea of ​​the world come from? How come everything got fucked up. We think that if we know when and how the light, the good thinking, the complete knowledge of what is good and what is bad was lost, then maybe we can find it, and with that, struggle for everything to become complete, as it should be, respecting life.

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