Archive for the Uncategorized Category

Zapatista News & Analysis

Posted in Uncategorized on October 10, 2018 by floweroftheword

CHIAPAS SUPPORT COMMITTEE

Home of the Compañero Manuel blog on the Zapatistas & Mexico

Zapatista News & Analysis

1. Governors offer AMLO support for the Maya Train project– At a meeting with these governors AMLO said that along the train’s route they will implement a reforestation program by planting 50,000 hectares of fruit and timber trees.

En español:

2. Chiapas Earthquake victims claim abandonment by federal and state authorities– One year after the 8.2-magnitude earthquake, Chiapas victims says they have not received the funds promised to rebuild and/or repair their damaged homes and many schools have not been rebuilt or repaired.

En español:

3. Frantz Fanon: from decolonization to critical thought– “One must put oneself on the side of the oppressed in any circumstance, even when they are wrong, without losing sight, however, that they are made of the same clay as their oppressors. Emil Cioran.” This is a must read!

En español:

4. Fulfill the San Andrés Accords? – López y Rivas spells of precisely what the new administration would have to do to fulfill the San Andrés Accords

En español: http://www.jornada.com.mx/2018/09/07/opinion/025a2pol

Advertisements

Zapatista News & Analysis September 2018

Posted in Uncategorized on September 25, 2018 by floweroftheword

CHIAPAS SUPPORT COMMITTEE

Home of the Compañero Manuel blog on the Zapatistas & Mexico

CSCEvents

* Waffles & Zapatismo – Saturday, September 29, 2018 – 10 AM to 1 PM – “Indigenous Power & Self-Determination in the Eye of the Storm: Mexican elections and the Neoliberal Transformation.” The class will be held in the CSC office, Upstairs at the Omni Commons, 4799 Shattuck Avenue, Oakland.

Zapatista News & Analysis

1. The Next Imperialism– Zibechi: “Towards the end of this century China will become the next hegemon, replacing the United States as the world leader, the only question being whether there will be nuclear war during the process.”

En español:

2. CNI and CIG Convoke 2nd National Assembly– October 11-14, 2018 at Cideci-UniTierra in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas. This announcement contains the program for each day and who may attend and in what capacity they may attend.

En español:

3. Neoindigenism versus the autonomies of indigenous peoples– “What position would the brand new INPI (National Institute of the Indigenous Peoples) take if mobilizations take place against the new government’s announced megaprojects? Will the voices of the indigenous peoples be heard or will State neo-indigenism be imposed?”

En español:

4. The Last Honeybun in the Mountains of Southeastern Mexico – Sup Galeano told this story about rebel life at the last Gathering in Morelia. It involves the Cat-Dog, Defensa Zapatista, Zapatista Hope and other characters from the Zapatista communities.

En español:

Zapatista News & Analysis from Chiapas Support Committee/Comité de Apoyo a Chiapas

Posted in Uncategorized on September 9, 2018 by floweroftheword

On August 3, 4 and 5, the Zapatistas held a meeting of the networks that support the Indigenous Governing Council. Next, they celebrated CompArte and the 15th Anniversary of the Caracoles & Juntas from August 6 to 9. Both meetings were held in the Caracol of Morelia. Below are the words that Sup Moisés and Sup Galeano spoke in the closing ceremonies.

1. EZLN: 300, Part I: A Plantation, a World, a War, a Few Probabilities Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés, SupGaleano– Sup Moisés explains how the global economic system is like a finca (plantation) and Sup Galeano discusses how predatory capitalism organizes global society today.

En español:

2. EZLN: 300, Part II: A Continent as a Backyard– The full title of Part II is: “A Continent as a Backyard, A Country as a Cemetery, Unique Thought as a Government Program, and a Small, Very Small, Ever So Small Rebellion.” In it, the Subcomandantes address the so-called progressive governments, their downfalls, their rightwing successors, “Left extractivism,” the capitalist machine and the indigenous peoples, and their resistances.

En español:

3. EZLN: 300: Part2: A Challenge, Real Autonomy, An Answer, Multiple Proposals, and a Few Anecdotes about the Number 300 – This third part of the words the Subcomandantes spoke in Morelia. It distinguished between official autonomy and real autonomy. Importantly, the EZLN proposes for discussion that the CIG (Indigenous Governing Council) no longer be just for indigenous people! If approved at the December Gathering, the CIG would be for all people that “resist and rebel in each and every corner of the world…”

En español:

Zapatista News & Analysis

Posted in Uncategorized on August 21, 2018 by floweroftheword

CHIAPAS SUPPORT COMMITTEE

Home of the Compañero Manuel blog on the Zapatistas & Mexico

CSCEvents

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.”

En español:

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.

En español:

Zapatista News & Analysis

Posted in Uncategorized on July 26, 2018 by floweroftheword

CHIAPAS SUPPORT COMMITTEE

Home of the Compañero Manuel blog on the Zapatistas & Mexico

Zapatista News & Analysis

1. The Mexican government opens the door to the private concession of protected waters– The Mexican government issued new water decrees that would impact a large amount of the surface water in Mexico and could harm indigenous communities. This issue will become more and more contentious in the coming months.

En español: internacional/2018/06/19/mexico/1529362972_165665.html

2. EZLN: Invitation to a Big August Zapatista Gathering – Set against a backdrop of the World Cup and with an analysis of López Obrador’s victory in Mexico’s presidential elections, the EZLN issues a communiqué and an invitation to a Big August Zapatista celebration.

En español: org.mx/2018/07/05/convocatoria-a-un-encuentro-de-redes-de-apoyo-al-cig-al-comparte-2018-por-la-vida-y-la-libertad-y-al-15-aniversario-de-los-caracoles-zapatistas-pintale-caracolitos/

3. EZLN denies having contact with AMLO – After Father Solalinde informed the press that he had a meeting with some Zapatistas and had delivered a letter to them from president-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), the EZLN issued a comunicado stating that they have had no such contact.

En español: org.mx/2018/07/17/desmiente-el-ejercito-zapatista-de-liberacion-nacional-contacto-alguno-con-amlo-comunicado-del-ccri-cg-del-ezln/

4. It’s capitalism!– Gilberto López y Rivas has written various articles for La Jornada examining the significance of AMLO’s victory in Mexico’s July 1 presidential elections. In this one he clearly identifies the essential difference that those below have with AMLO: capitalism and the corporate exploitation of natural resources and indigenous lands.

En español: 2018/07/06/opinion/019a1pol

The breaker upperers – fundraiser movie for La Garrucha

Posted in Uncategorized on June 7, 2018 by floweroftheword

One of the most talked about NZ comedy films in recent times! If you missed it, here’s a second chance to see it and for a good cause! All proceeds go to La Garrucha Zapatista Health Project in Chiapas, Mexico.

Date: 14 June 2018

Time: 6.30 pm

Location: Cuba Lighthouse Cinema, Wellington

More information here.

 
Latin American Solidarity Committee have been supporting this community for over a decade, contributing to off-road ambulances, life-saving vaccines for children, education programs in indigenous health. Committee member Grace Leung aka Chun Li will be visiting and delivering donations in person and learning more about the achievements and challenges faced by this group in August.

Tickets are $25, please deposit into Kiwibank account
38-9017-0382675-00 Zapatista, with your full name.
Concessions/unwaged rates available! Please message or email whenua.libertad@gmail.com

Chiapas Update

Posted in Uncategorized on May 31, 2018 by floweroftheword

CHIAPAS SUPPORT COMMITTEE

Home of the Compañero Manuel blog on the Zapatistas & Mexico

Zapatista News & Analysis

1. Organized Peoples of Chiapas against the extractive model– A joint statement from 20 Chiapas organizations involved in resisting dispossession and environmental damage due to mining, mega-projects and the capitalist extractive model. Some of these organizations are members of the CNI and the CIG and are, therefore, adherents to the EZLN’s 6th Declaration.

En español: https://www.chiapasparalelo.com/noticias/chiapas/2018/04/encuentro-de-pueblos-organizados-de-chiapas-anunciaron-resultados-concretos-en-su-lucha-contra-el-extractivismo/

2. Women a key piece in capitalist exploitationLa Jornada reports on a talk given by Mercedes Olivera Bustamonte, an important women’s rights advocate in Chiapas. She discusses the changing roles of poor women in Latin America in today’s capitalist society.

En español: 2018/04/27/politica/014n2pol

3. Collapse– Gilberto López y Rivas discusses a book by Carlos Taibo, “Collapse: Terminal capitalism, eco-social transition, eco-fascism.” This book was mentioned various times by Sup Galeano during the recent roundtable at Cideci in Chiapas. Consequently, it has become very popular among folks in CNI and CIG circles. This article is an interesting read!

En español: 2018/05/18/opinion/016a2pol