Zapatista News & Analysis


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1. – Saturday, August 25, 2018 – Waffles & Zapatismo – CANCELLED – We plan to resume Waffles & Zapatismo in September and will announce it here, on our Compañero Manuel Blog and on our Facebook page.

Zapatista News & Analysis

1. Did they listen?– This opinion article questions the privilege, impunity and corruption of politicians that AMLO is appointing to top positions in his government and their ability to relate to the needs and demands of those below who voted against neoliberalism!

En español: 2018/07/24/opinion/016a1pol

2. The play on the Zapatista court – This article challenges López Obrador’s offer to fulfill the San Andrés Accords on Indigenous Rights and Culture. It posits that those rights have already been fulfilled and expanded on in Zapatista communities through art and cultural performances on the basketball court. This is an excellent article on Zapatista art and culture!

En español: 2018/07/28/opinion/008a1pol

3. The strategy of the caracol – Hermann Bellinghausen pens a tribute to the Caracoles and the Good Government Juntas for their 15th anniversary, which includes references to analyses from Andrés Aubry and Pablo González Casanova.

En español: 2018/08/06/opinion/a08a1cul

4. “A call to all those who rebel in all corners of the world”– From the Zapatista Gathering in Morelia, which included a meeting of networks in support of the CIG, CompArte III and a celebration of the 15th anniversary of the Good Government Juntas and Caracoles, Subcomandante Galeano said: “Our call is not only to Native peoples, but rather to all those who are rebelling in all corners of the world.”

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5. After 15 years of the Caracoles and JBGs, “Zapatista Hope” continues This report describes the artistic performances associated with the celebration of the 15th anniversary of the Juntas and Caracoles. They emphasize that the world is not one and that you can’t follow a single scheme or concept.

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