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News About the teachers strike

The government sent Federal Police to both Oaxaca and Chiapas. The CNTE Chiapas appears to be the only teachers that have not yet voted to end the strike and return to classes. The CNTE Chiapas is meeting on September 10, with parents to discuss and vote on the issue.
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1. González Casanova proposes an emancipatory and critical reform– Pablo González Casanova discusses his view of what public education ought to be. He is a former rector of the UNAM and an ally of Zapatismo. His perspective here is inspiring!

En español: http://www.jornada.unam.mx/2016/08/10/politica/003n1pol

2. The regional scenario after Dilma – Raúl Zibechi looks at the political situation in Latin American countries in the southern hemisphere, which leads him to question the current system of “representative” government.

En español: http://www.jornada.unam.mx/2016/09/02/opinion/020a2pol

3. CNI and EZLN announce 5th National Indigenous Congress– The 5th National Indigenous Congress will be held at Cideci in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, from October 9-14, 2016. This announcement includes the program of events and how to register.

En español: http://enlacezapatista.ezln.org.mx/2016/08/31/convocatoria-al-quinto-congreso-nacional-indigena/

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