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1. Saturday, March 30, 2019 – Waffles & Zapatismo10:30 am to 1 pm – Pablo González, a lecturer in the Ethnic Studies Department at UC Berkeley and long-time Zapatista supporter will talk about and lead a discussion on: What Zapatista autonomy means for us in Oakland. The presentation and discussion are from 11 am to 1 pm. Food is available at 10:30 am. Where? Chiapas Support Committee Office, Upstairs at the Omni Commons, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland. (Waffles & Zapatismo is a free space for discussion, meaning there is no charge to attend the presentation/discussion.)

Zapatista News & Analysis

1. CNI-CIG-EZLN Statement: Samir Lives, the struggle continues– This is the statement from the 3rd National Assembly of the National Indigenous Congress (CNI), the Indigenous Government Council (CIG) and the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN). It is an analysis of the current situation in indigenous communities throughout Mexico in relation to the AMLO government and its capitalist mega-projects. An excellent summary!

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2. Puerto Madero, Chiapas, disappears due to climate change– A Chiapas scientist and academic warns that Chiapas would be one of the states most affected by climate change due to an increase in the average sea level.

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3. Chiapas teachers declare that they are “in resistance and rebellion”– Chiapas teachers belonging to Local 7 of the National Education Workers Union marched in the state capital of Chiapas against application of Peña Nieto’s education reform, which AMLO said he would cancel. Teachers say it is still being applied to them in Chiapas.

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4. Film successes and contemporaneous Mexican racism– Mariana Mora discusses the racism produced in Mexico over Yalitza Aparicio’s Oscar nomination for her performance in Roma.

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5. Constructing the Maya Train “is going to be a disaster,” Francisco Toledo– The famous painter is concerned about the ecological damage from the train and urges the government to provide more information and to have a meaningful consultation with the indigenous communities affected to obtain their agreement.

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6. Statement of the CNI-CIG-EZLN on the murder of Compañero Samir Flores Soberanes – The CNI-CIG-EZLN denounce the murder of a CNI compañero who was a leader in the opposition movement against the Morelos Integral Project (PIM, its initials in Spanish).

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