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Registro al Seminario “El Pensamiento Crítico frente a la Hidra Capitalista”

On April 7, the Enlace Zapatista website suffered a service denial attack and it is currently unavailable. The attack, few weeks before the Seminar “Critical Thought before the Capitalist Hydra” and shortly after the registration procedures were published, demonstrates how much power fears critical thought. (Update 9 Apr 2015: the Enlace Zapatista webpage is back up.)

We share here the registration forms for the Seminar “Critical Thought before the Capitalist Hydra”:

To register, please download the appropriate form, fill it, and send it to the following email address: seminario.pensamientocritico15@gmail.com

More info:

The Storm, the Sentinel, and the Night Watch Syndrome

About the Homage and Seminar

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Subcomandante Insurgente Galeano

La Tormenta, el Centinela y el Síndrome del Vigía.

Dear friends and enemies: so… err… umm… the thing is… well… remember that at the end of our March 19, 2015 text entitled “About the Homage and the Seminar,” we said that the organization of the seminar was a mess? Well, we have honored that claim: the email address to which we asked you to send your registration information is wrong, erroneous, in other words, that’s not the one. The correct email is: seminario.pensamientocritico15@gmail.com. Okay, okay, okay. It’s on me. Sincerely, yo merengues.

The Storm, the Sentinel, and Night Watch Syndrome

April 2015.

To the compañeroas of the Sixth:

To all those interested:

Although it may not look like it, the following is an invitation… or is it a challenge?

If you are an adherent to the Sixth, if you are from the free, autonomous, alternative, independent media or whatever it’s called, if you are interested in critical thought, then accept this invitation to the seminar, “Critical Thought versus the Capitalist Hydra.” If in addition to accepting this invitation you would also like to attend the seminar, please follow this link: http://enlacezapatista.ezln.org.mx/registro-al-seminario-de-reflexion-y-analisis-el-pensamiento-critico-frente-a-la-hidra-capitalista/

If you are an invited speaker,[i] a similar letter will be sent to you via the same channels through which you have already been contacted. The difference will be that the invitation letter sent to the speakers will contain a “secret clause.”

Ok then, the invitation is really something like the wrapping paper.

Inside, further down below and to the left, you will find…

The Challenge

Oh, I know. The classic beginnings to a Zapatista reflection: disconcerting, anachronistic, silly, absurd. As if not really putting in any effort, as if just sort of putting it out there, a kind of “we’ll leave you to it,” or “see what you can do with it,” or something like “it’s on you.” It’s almost like they toss out a piece of a jigsaw puzzle and expect that people would understand that they are not just describing one part of reality, but have the entire image in mind. As if they saw the completed jigsaw puzzle, with its precise figures and colors in place, but with the border of each piece still visible, as if to point out that the whole exists because of all the parts, and of course, that each part acquires its meaning in relation to all the others.

(Continuar leyendo…)

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Subcomandante Insurgente Galeano

Sobre Homenaje y Seminario. El SupGaleano

ZAPATISTA ARMY FOR NATIONAL LIBERATION.

March 2015.

To the compas of the Sixth in Mexico and in the World:

Compas:

I have been asked to let you know that…

Despite the significant increase in military activity in the vicinity of the Zapatista Caracoles (aggressive patrols, intimidating checkpoints, threatening flyovers)—particularly in the caracoles of La Realidad and Oventik (the first has just opened a school-clinic, and the second will host the tribute to Don Luis Villoro Toranzo)…

Despite the growing belligerence of the paramilitary groups sponsored by the Chiapas government…

Despite the tired “new” lies in the paid media /no, there is not and there has not been any proposal for dialogue; no, not since 2001, that is to say that no federal official has approached the EZLN in the last 14 years for any reason other than in an attempt to assasinate the Zapatista leadership; no, the federal and state governments are not looking to improve the living conditions of indigenous people in Chiapas, rather, they are trying to divide communities; no, the only governmental approaches that Jaime Martinez Veloz claim for himself were not to Zapatistas but to the paramilitaries backed (before he took over) by Luis H. Alvarez, Juan Sabines Guerrero, Felipe Calderon Hinojosa, and now Manuel Velasco Coello, Rosario Robles Berlanga and Enrique Peña Nieto, one of whose groups (the CIOAC-H) is responsible for the murder of the compañero teacher Galeano; no, and so forth and so on/…

Despite the fact that truth and justice are still missing in Ayotzinapa…

(Continuar leyendo…)

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Varias organizaciones de Chiapas

Program for the encounter to create the Movement in Defense of Land and Territory and for Women’s Participation and Recognition in Decision-Making

CIDECI Unitierra

6 y 7 de marzo de 2015

Hemos visto la necesidad de formar un movimiento para impulsar la participación de las mujeres en las decisiones y para juntar nuestros esfuerzos, luchas y resistencias en defensa de la madre tierra y el territorio, ya que es donde vivimos, comemos y crecen nuestros hijos e hijas. Sólo así podremos hacer una lucha fuerte contra los empresarios y los gobiernos que nos oprimen y despojan.

Haz clic aquí para ver el programa completo

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Subcomandante Insurgente Galeano

En el tablón de avisos. El conserje.

On the Bulletin Board

The Concierge.

ZAPATISTA ARMY FOR NATIONAL LIBERATION.

March 2015.

Early morning in reality.

Just here, as usual: watching and listening. The crack in the wall is barely visible from the other side. On our side it expands with persistence.

In the classrooms and in the huts of the thousands of Zapatista families who received, housed, fed, and cared for thousands of others,[1] men, women, and children from the five continents, the evaluations made by the teachers and votanes after you all left still resound.

Some of the evaluations were harsh, it’s true, but that probably won’t matter to those who claimed to had been moved by the experience and then continued on with their lives as if nothing had happened, avoiding looking in the mirror or editing that glance at their whim. Despite this, according to what I’ve heard, there were some, a few, that were evaluated as “pretty good.”

“Pretty good” is how the compas describe something good without making a fuss. “How are you?” “Well, I’m here, pretty good,” is how we greet each other.

Meanwhile time marches on just as we do, without fuss, just moving along, like shadows…

And the compa Galeano, who lit up these classrooms, houses, and schools with his word, now fallen and silent, murdered.

(Continuar leyendo…)

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CNI/EZLN/Sexta

Declaration from the First World Festival of Resistance and Rebellion against Capitalism

To the peoples of the world:

From Chiapas, Mexico, we send out our word to all those women and men from below, in the countryside and the city, in Mexico and throughout the world, all those who sow resistance and rebellion against the neoliberal capitalism that destroys everything.

We met in the Ñahtó community San Francisco Xochicuautla, State of Mexico, on December 21, 22, and 23; in the Nahua community of Amilcingo, Morelos, on December 22 and 23; in the space of the Frente Popular Francisco Villa Independiente in Mexico City on December 24, 25, and 26; in Moncolva, Campeche, on December 28 and 29; in the Zapatista Caracol of Oventik, Chiapas, on December 31 and January 1; and in CIDECI in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, on January 2 and 3. We met to hold “sharings,” which means not only to share, but also to learn and build together. These were “sharings” that were grown from the deep pain and rage that belongs to all of us due to the disappearance and murder of the students from the Rural Teacher’s College Raul Isidro Burgos in Ayotzinapa, Guerrero. This was a criminal act that reflects the politics of death that the bad government and the capitalists have pushed into every corner of the country and the world. These missing students are our disappeared, and we, as the National and International Sixth, the National Indigenous Congress, and the Zapatista National Liberation Army will not cease to struggle until they are found.

The capitalists and their overseers in the bad governments have left destruction in each of our individual hearts and great destruction in the collective heart that we make up as peoples, mothers and fathers of the young people who were taken from us, and solidarity organizations, all determined to reconstruct life where the powerful have sown death and mourning.

In the indigenous communities that we comprise, we suffer attacks by the capitalist system through the blood and pain of our children, who are also the only possible future for this planet we call Earth. Amidst the distances and different colors that make up our being and our existence, we maintain the certainty that Earth is our mother and she is alive. And in order to keep her alive, justice must be a demand that is woven by the actions and convictions of those of us who comprise the world of below, those who do not aspire to govern that world but rather construct it along our path.

From the oceans, beaches, mountains, cities, and countryside, we build and rebuild alongside the assemblies, organizations, and collectives that in diverse autonomous forms weave spaces and forms of organization and solidarity that are capable of containing the capitalist destruction that does not distinguish between peoples and colors and in its chronic blindness only recognizes what feeds the same production dressed as permanent war, unjust markets, and colossal profits for a few. These are values alien to our peoples and against the ancient agreements made with our Mother Earth that give meaning and sense to life in the world, that give us freedom and dignity, dignified in living and defending life.

But the capitalists who say they are governing but really are only trying to dominate, administrate, and exploit, have a limit—a very large barrier—when they come up against the dignity of a person, a family, a collective, a society who they have profoundly damaged, from whom they have snatched and killed a part of their heart, thus detonating an explosion of rebellion that has illuminated the World Festival of Resistance and Rebellion Against Capitalism which we call “Where those above destroy, we below rebuild.” Because we are below; from below we understand the world, from below we care for it, below we look at one another and from there, together, we rebuild the destiny that we believe is our own until the powerful snatch it from us and only then do we learn, do we know, that what is really ours is that which we can construct or reconstruct where capitalism has destroyed.

The pain that is converted into dignified rage in the families of the murdered and disappeared students of the Rural Teacher’s College Raul Isidro Burgos is the pain that has kidnapped and disappeared us also, and thus we will never stop struggling until they are found, along with all of the murdered, disappeared, tortured, exploited, disrespected, and dispossessed brothers and sisters, wherever they may be in this savage capitalist geography, on whatever border of the world, in whichever prison.

The walk of the peoples of the world in the countryside and the city, each with their path, are led by the footprints of their own ancestors, paths that divide, intersect, and cross with ours until they find one direction, marked by a rebellious dignity that speaks so many languages and has as many colors as nature itself, woven from small embroideries that together construct what we need to be.

So, brothers and sisters of this suffering world that is nonetheless happy because of the rebellion that nourishes us: we invite you to continue walking with a small but firm step, to continue to meet, share, construct, and learn along with us, to weave the organization from below and to the left of the Sixth that we comprise.

Only from our rebellion and our resistance will the death of capitalism be born and a new world brought to life, a world for all of us.

San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico, January 3, 2015

NATIONAL INDIGENOUS CONGRESS, ZAPATISTA NATIONAL LIBERATION ARMY, and the NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL SIXTH


Originally Published in Spanish by Enlace Zapatista

En español: http://enlacezapatista.ezln.org.mx/2015/01/08/pronunciamiento-del-primer-festival-mundial-de-las-resistencias-y-rebeldias-contra-el-capitalismo/

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Koman Ilel

Relatives of the students from Ayotzinapa at Cideci/Unitierra [Videos]

Words of the relatives of the missing and murdered students from Ayotzinapa, during the inauguration of the final session of the 1st World Festival of Resistance and Rebellion against Capitalism “Where those from above destroy, us from below rebuild,” at Cideci/Universidad de la Tierra Chiapas, January 2, 2015.

(Continuar leyendo…)

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Radio Zapatista

Interview at the end of the World Festival of Resistance and Rebellion against Capitalism

Interviews conducted at Cideci/Universidad de la Tierra Chiapas, at the end of the World Festival of Resitance and Rebellion against Capitalism.

With spoke with Salvador Campanur Sánchez, Purépecha from Cherán, Michoacán, of the National Indigenous Congress, who explains the meaning of this great encounter:
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Rosa Elba Jiménez Gutiérrez and one of the authorities of the Yaqui Tribe speak of the forms of struggle and resistance in the face of the disposession and violence in the country:
(Descarga aquí)  

Evaristo Domínguez Ramos, from Santa María de Ostula, Michoacán, speaks about the community’s problems:
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Silvia Marcos and Jean Robert make a balance of 2014, in terms of death and repression as well as resistance and construction:
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We also asked several participants the same question: “After all that was shared in Xochicuautla, Amilcingo, and Campeche, after hearing all the different pains and rages lived by the peoples of Mexico and the world, and also the forms of struggle and resistance, what do you take from the Festival?”

Finalmente, these are the sounds of the Festival’s closure:
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Radio Zapatista

En colores nos bordó Ramona.-Crónica del Final/Inicio del Festival Mundial de las Resistencias y las Rebeldías

En colores nos bordó Ramona

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San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas. 3 de enero de 2015.
Eugenia Gutiérrez. Colectivo Radio Zapatista.

La visión de la comandanta

Si Ramona pudiera ver los frutos de lo que sembró, cuánto vería. Si escuchara la firmeza con que habla el Congreso Nacional Indígena que ella fundó, en cuántas palabras se reconocería. Todos los colores del bordado en que imaginó a cada adherente de la Sexta Declaración de la Selva Lacandona pasarían de nuevo frente a sus ojos.

La fase Chiapas es la última parada del Festival Mundial de las Resistencias y las Rebeldías contra el Capitalismo, “donde los de arriba destruyen, los de abajo reconstruimos”, pero se siente más como salida que como llegada. De Oventic a Jovel, miles de personas indignadas ensayan sonrisas nuevas para el año que comienza y el trabajo que falta. Ya sea en el caracol tzotzil-tzeltal o en la Unitierra mestiza, las sillas vacías de estudiantes normalistas están ocupadas por compromisos de articulación en serio. Los brazos de sus familiares en lucha no se cansan de cargar sus fotografías, pero tampoco se cansan de saludar, de abrazar, de aplaudir ideas. Faltan tres días para el noveno aniversario del fallecimiento de la comandanta, dolorosamente anunciado por el Sup Marcos en Tonalá cuando arrancaba la otra campaña. Nueve años y muchos agravios después, la Sexta nacional e internacional se perciben hoy más compañeras que nunca mientras se hermanan con el CNI.

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Radio Zapatista

“Feliz cumpleaños, Adán”. En la Universidad de la Tierra, comienza la clausura de un festival que no termina.

(Continuar leyendo…)

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