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To better understand anti-Zapatista violence in Chiapas. A brief guide (Zapatista)

Wednesday 14 May 2014 by LRAN

Are Indians just violent people, or what? Are the Zapatistas violent? There is a heck of a lot of confusion surrounding violence in Chiapas. To help clear up misunderstandings about what is going on, I offer this brief guide to better understanding.



Practices of the Zapatistas and the Movimento Sem Terra

Participatory Democracy in Action (Zapatista)

Amory Starr, María Elena Martínez-Torres, and Peter Rosset
Wednesday 13 February 2013 by LRAN

Participatory democracy has been studied as an auxiliary to state processes and as an institutional and cultural part of social movements. Studies of the use of participa- tory democracy by the Zapatistas of Mexico and the Movimento Sem Terra (Landless Movement—MST) of Brazil show a shared concern with autonomy, in particular avoidance of demobilization through the clientelism and paternalism induced by gov- ernment programs and political parties. Both movements stress training in democracy (the experience of “being government”) and the obligation to participate. Detailed examination of their governance practices may be helpful to communities building democratic movements in other places.

Keywords: Democracy, Social movements, Governance, Zapatistas, Movimento Sem Terra, MST



Practices of the Zapatistas and the Movimento Sem Terra

Participatory Democracy in Action (Zapatista)

by Amory Starr, María Elena Martínez-Torres, and Peter Rosset
Monday 10 January 2011 by LRAN

Participatory democracy has been studied as an auxiliary to state processes and as an institutional and cultural part of social movements. Studies of the use of participa- tory democracy by the Zapatistas of Mexico and the Movimento Sem Terra (Landless Movement—MST) of Brazil show a shared concern with autonomy, in particular avoidance of demobilization through the clientelism and paternalism induced by gov- ernment programs and political parties. Both movements stress training in democracy (the experience of “being government”) and the obligation to participate. Detailed examination of their governance practices may be helpful to communities building democratic movements in other places.

Keywords: Democracy, Social movements, Governance, Zapatistas, Movimento Sem Terra, MST



What the Zapatistas Can Teach us About the Climate Crisis (Zapatista)

Thursday 5 August 2010 by LRAN
With their 1994 battle cry, “Ya basta!” (“Enough already!”) Mexico’s Zapatista uprising became the spearhead of two convergent movements: Mexico’s movement for indigenous rights and the international movement against corporate globalization. Skip to 2010: the movements for indigenous rights and (...)


The reconquest of recuperated land in Chiapas (Zapatista)

By Mary Ann Tenuto
Wednesday 5 May 2010 by LRAN

The farm truck pulled off a dirt road into the ruins of an old and very large former plantation. It parked on the expanse of crumbling tile patio. Twelve of us, plus the driver, climbed out and entered a building painted rust and turquoise for a meeting with members of San Manuel’s autonomous council, staff of the Compañero Manuel Grocery Warehouse and two municipal education promoters.



Evictions of indigenous communities fuel displacement in Chiapas (Zapatista)

Wednesday 30 January 2008 by LRAN


MEXICO: Army, Paramilitary Build-Up in Zapatista Stronghold (Zapatista)

By Diego Cevallos
Wednesday 16 January 2008 by LRAN

http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idn...

MEXICO CITY, Jan 10 (IPS) - The Zapatista guerrillas and their supporters in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas are experiencing the worst onslaught by state forces in the last 10 years, although most people are unaware of the fact, according to reports from a research centre working in the area.



March 25, 2007

Comuniqué read by Comandanta Kelly, Sixth Commission, Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN). (Zapatista)

Global Campaign for the Defense of Indigenous, Peasant and Autonomous Land and Territories in Chiapas, Mexico and the World
Tuesday 3 April 2007 by LRAN
Here in Chiapas we face a new offensive against the indigenous zapatista communities, carried out by paramilitary groups affiliated with the PRI and with the PRD, supported by the State government (PRD), the Federal government (PAN), by their land and agrarian offices, by the ex-landowners — who (...)


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