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Waffles & Zapatismo
Saturday, February 23, 2019
10:30 am to 1 pm
Omni Commons,
4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland
(Classes are upstairs in the Chiapas Support Committee Office)

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. (Waffles & Zapatismo is a free space for discussion, meaning there is no charge to attend the presentation/discussion.)

1. The Maya Train: the Zapatistas are right – The author of this opinion piece suggests that López Obrador’s economic ideas are problematic and that he is pro-development in an old fashioned way that doesn’t work today in a globalized world. He discusses this in relation to the Maya Train, which he says will disrupt both the way of life and the environment in the places where the train stops. This is an important analysis regarding the Maya Train.

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2. EZLN: 25 years of anticapitalist struggle– An excellent analysis from Gilberto López y Rivas as to the racism revealed in the attacks on the Zapatistas and the fact that Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), has done nothing to stop these attacks. Therefore, López y Rivas concludes that the huge military display and Sup Moisés’ claim that “we are all alone” is a call for supporters of Zapatismo to pay attention and be on the alert to what might happen.

En español:

3. EZLN: solidarity recognition– This is an article about the global solidarity letter in support of the Zapatistas with a link so that you can sign on to the letter and express your solidarity and support.

En español:

4. The Marshall Plan and border Imperialism – This article reveals a US/Mexico “development” plan for southern Mexico and the part of Central America that people are leaving to seek refuge and asylum. It also reveals that some of the financing will come from US private investment. The article offers an important understanding of the relationship between immigration and the “development” plans for southern Mexico.

En español:

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