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1. Friday, May 18, 2018 – 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm – Indigenous Women Inspire the World! – A panel of women that attended the Zapatistas’ “1st International Gathering of Women That Struggle” will present video footage from the Gathering, share their experiences, answer questions and encourage discussion about that amazing event, which some 7,000 women attended! Omni Commons Ballroom, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland, 94609. Facebook:

2. Saturday, May 26, 2018 – 10 am to 1 pm – Waffles & Zapatismo – The next Waffles & Zapatismo class will be on May 26 at the Omni Commons, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland. This class will explore the Zapatista Revolutionary Women’s Law.

3. Saturday, June 9, 2018 – 6:3- to 10:30 – Duamuxa Palestine Report Back Concert – Duamuxa will present a musical suite, video and a panel discussion in collaboration with MECA and the Chiapas Support Committee. For more information see:

Zapatista News & Analysis

!. What’s missing is missing – The CNI, the CIG and the EZLN’s Sixth Commission issue this joint comunicado regarding the upcoming July 1 elections. This is an important statement on political power and also explains their position on alliances, endorsements and voting in the July 1 election. A must read for all who want to understand this issue!

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2. Reconstructing Hope– This is Gustavo Esteva’s comprehensive analysis of the national socio-economic and political situation that Mexico faces: poverty, violence, global warming, militarization, corruption, etcetera. He rejects the notion that voting for a certain candidate is the answer. This is an excellent summary of Mexico’s current condition!

En español: 2018/04/23/opinion/025a2pol

3. Comandante Contreras– Gilberto López y Rivas defines the culminating moment of the Roundtable “Looks, Listens, Words: prohibited thinking?” as the moment when Pablo González Casanova became a member of the Indigenous Revolutionary Clandestine Committee (CCRI, its initials in Spanish). This is an awesome piece.

En español: 2018/05/04/opinion/020a2pol

4. Prohibited thinking?– Luis Hernández Navarro writes a tribute to Guadalupe Vázquez Luna (“Lupita”), a survivor of the Acteal Massacre and now a CIG council member. He also describes some of the other thinking presented at the Roundtable “Looks, Listens, Words: prohibited thinking?”

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