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1. Sunday, January 27, 2019 – 5 pm (doors open at 4:30pm) – Liberated Lens and the Chiapas Support Committee present ANOTHER FORM OF LIFE IS POSSIBLE, 3 short documentary films on anticapitalist resistance in southern Mexico. Two filmmakers will be available to discuss the films and answer questions. There will be an Update on the situation in Chiapas and an opportunity for questions and discussion. Join us at the Omni Commons, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland, CA 94609. Facebook:

2. Saturday, February 23, 2019 – Waffles & Zapatismo10:30 am to 1 pm – Mario Galván from the Zapatista Solidarity Coalition in Sacramento will give a Report on the Gathering of Networks in support of the CNI-CIG and the EZLN’s 25th Anniversary celebration. Mario attended both events, which recently took place in Chiapas. The presentation and discussion are from 11 am to 1 pm. Food is available at 10:30 am. Chiapas Support Committee Office, Upstairs at the Omni Commons, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland.

Zapatista News & Analysis

There are currently attacks against the Zapatistas throughout social media in Mexico and elsewhere from supporters of Mexico’s new president (AMLO) because the Zapatistas stated their opposition to and their intent to resist the mega-projects AMLO announced in Chiapas and other indigenous lands in southern Mexico. The following articles concern this polemic. We will also discuss this at both events listed above.

1. Words of the EZLN’s CCRI-CG to the Zapatista Peoples on the 25th Anniversary of the Beginning of the War Against Oblivion – Subcomandante Moisés speaks to the rebel insurgents, autonomous authorities, milicianos and civilian support base of the EZLN saying: “We are alone, just like we were 25 years ago” and thereby causing concern among supporters.

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2. The Fourth Transformation? – Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), Mexico’s new president calls his presidential project the Fourth Transformation. Gilberto López y Rivas analyzes what that claim means and critically questions it. This is an important article for understanding the current polemic.

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3. Bertolucci in the Lacandon– Luis Hernández Navarro describes the 25th anniversary celebration and compares it to an epic Bertolucci film, a show of power from a political-military force… This is a must read!

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4. Letter of Solidarity and Support for Zapatista Resistance and Autonomy– The Chiapas Support Committee signed onto this important worldwide letter of support for the Zapatistas signed by 700 intellectuals, academics, artists, activists and people of goodwill. This is an excellent letter that clearly addresses the current issues and aggressions affecting the Zapatistas.

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