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Red Binacional de Mujeres que Luchan

First Binational Encounter of Women Who Fight

Echoing the call of the Zapatista women to Organize in our times, our ways, in our spaces, we are calling all women who fight, who resist, who are working for a world where dignity is the norm and justice is served.

We, members of different collectives and organizations from the U.S-Mexican border and who make the seven Zapatista principles ours, too, have come together to convene and find each other in our distinctive latitudes, to listen to each other’s problems, causes, experiences in the struggle, resistance, wisdoms and pains.

The urgent need to organize comes precisely from the context in which our Zapatistas brothers and sisters are in, where they constantly suffer under the direct military brunt and divisive tactics that seem to never end government to government.
In that same context, it is no surprise the rise of persecutions, repressions, feminicides, and enforced disappearances. Not only do our sisters suffer under the paramilitaries that repress them, but also, the discrimination, exploitation, the racist and fascist attacks; which are all too familiar to those who fight on both side of the border and its wall.

For these reasons, the first binational encounter of women who fight will revolve around the following 4 themes:
A. Art
B. Body-Territory
C. Migration
D. Organizing and Resistance

We are calling all the women and girls, who are working class, office workers, students, artist, feminists, agricultural workers, indigenous, collectives and militants, to keep the light the Zapatistas gifted us burning, so that through this first binational encounter, we can continue creating networks and liaisons in our fight. We need to respond to the national emergencies–the patriarchal, necrocapitalist, and fascist system—in an effectively organized front, even more so when the Right hides behind the so-called Left.

We recognize the pluralities of bodies from within their own epistemic and territorial development and expression. Their presence is of imminent importance.

If you want to participate, either to collaborate or to share a workshop, please email us at

To multiply the light into many lights that will illuminate the darkness!
To regenerate the community and our social fabric!
To organize from the bottom-up and to the left, where our hearts lay!
Never a world without us, ever again!

686 180 44 18 Silvia Reséndiz Flores
686 348 34 52 Diana Gabriela Aranguré Quevedo

Radio Zapatista

Cal State Los Angeles celebrates encounter for the 25 years of zapatismo

On April 26 and 27, the Encounter 25 Years of Zapatismo, Across Time & Space took place at California State University Los Angeles. The encounter brought together activists, scholars, militants, and members of organizations and collectives in the US who have been struggling for autonomy, justice and dignity in the country, many of them inspired by the Zapatista uprising. Also present were councilmembers of the Indigenous Governing Council and, via the internet, the intellectuals Raúl Zibechi and Gustavo Esteva and other Mexican activists and journalists, who analyzed the current situation experienced in that country and the organization of resistance and rebellion.

Since the Zapatista uprising on January 1, 1994, and especially after the Chican@-Zapatista Encounter in August 1997, zapatismo has inspired a large number of collectives and organizations in the US, especially of Chicanos, migrants, and people of color in general, who have adopted Zapatista forms of struggle to resist state violence, racism and repression against people of color, the prison industrial complex, gentrification and the systematic displacement of those from below, labor exploitation, deportations, raids, and much more. Thus, during these 25 years there have emerged artistic groups (see for example our documentary on the Chicano-Zapatista musical movement, Rhythms of Zapata), autonomous experiences of food sovereignty, community spaces, independent media collectives, groups of scholars proposing other epistemologies, self-defense organizations, exchanges and youth delegations to Chiapas, women’s groups, etc.

This encounter was therefore an opportunity to exchange experiences and connect struggles, while reflecting on the changes in Zapatismo in these 25 years, the civilizational crisis we face, and the situation for the peoples under the current Mexican administration.

Of fundamental importance was the participation of the councilmembers Betina Cruz Velázquez and Fortino Domínguez Rueda, of the National Indigenous Congress / Indigenous Governing Council (CNI-CIG). From his perspective as a member of the Zoque people, Fortino led us on a voyage through the history of the CNI up to the creation of the CIG and its relevance for indigenous peoples in Mexico and the world, in the context of the destruction caused by the current phase of capitalism. Betina Cruz in turn undertook a decisive and carefully documented analysis of this destruction, now led by the government of Andrés Manuel López Obrador and his so-called “fourth transformation.”

This was complemented by the analyses by Raúl Zibechi and Gustavo Esteva, who discussed the relevance of zapatismo for Latin American social movements (or societies in movement, as Zibechi proposes) and, again, the threat that the current Mexican government represents for indigenous peoples and for the construction of Zapatista autonomy. Also via the internet, from Mexico, the activists María Laura Orozco and Evangelina Ceja and the journalist Arturo de Dios analyzed the use of forced disappearance as a tool of the state, based on specific cases. And a member of the Radio Zapatista collective explained what the Zapatistas understand by the “storm” and the civilizational crisis underway.

From the standpoint of education, the influence of the Zapatista uprising on universities in the US was discussed, as well as the contributions of Zapatista education toward a decolonial and deschooling thought in that country. The topics of borders, identities, nations, and states oriented several roundtables, as well as patriarchy, feminism, and queer subversion. Former members of the now extinct organization Estación Libre shared the experience of their efforts to connect the struggles of people of color in the US and the ideas and practices of zapatismo. Food justice was present in the discussion of various autonomous experiences in food sovereignty in California, such as the South Central Farm, Zapotepec, and the Oxnard Heirloom Seed Library.

The Encounter also included a film festival, an art exhibit, a poetry recital, an evening of CompArte at the Floricanto Center, and a festive fandango at the Chicano organizational and cultural space Eastside Café.


Democracy Now!

The Triumphant Homecoming of Angela Davis

By Amy Goodman & Denis Moynihan

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,” Martin Luther King Jr. wrote in his Letter From Birmingham Jail on April 16, 1963. King was arrested there for his role in organizing nonviolent protests against segregation, which were being led by the Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth. “Birmingham is probably the most thoroughly segregated city in the United States,” King also wrote in that famous letter. Civil-rights campaigners were so frequently targeted with bombs by the Ku Klux Klan that the city was often called “Bombingham.” Five months after King’s letter, one of those bombs went off at Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church, killing four little girls. Today, across the street from that church sits the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI), which for more than a quarter century has educated and inspired millions of visitors.

Last October, the BCRI announced it would bestow its 2018 Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth Human Rights Award on Angela Y. Davis, the legendary civil-rights activist, prison abolition advocate and scholar. Angela Davis is a Birmingham native, and grew up amidst segregation. Her neighborhood suffered so many Klan bombings that it was nicknamed “Dynamite Hill.” The daughter of civil-rights activists, she went on to become a prominent member of the Communist Party USA and a leader in the Black Panther Party. As a result, like so many activists in that era (MLK included), she was targeted by the FBI. She was charged as a conspirator in the shooting death of a judge. She faced three death sentences in a trial that became an international cause celebre. She was ultimately acquitted of all the charges.

The BCRI’s decision to honor Angela Davis made perfect sense. She has gained renown for her tireless work on behalf of prisoners and to abolish the U.S. prison-industrial complex. Integral to her life’s work, she has long expressed unflinching support for the rights of Palestinian people. In a recently published collection of essays and speeches titled “Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement,” she writes, reflecting on the life of Nelson Mandela and the successful campaign to eliminate South African apartheid, “We are now confronted with the task of assisting our sisters and brothers in Palestine as they battle against Israeli apartheid.”

Two months after the BCRI board members announced that she had been granted the Shuttlesworth award, they received a letter from the Birmingham Holocaust Education Center asking them to reconsider the award in part because of Davis’ “outspoken support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel.” The BCRI board, in a 9-2 vote, rescinded the award. It canceled the award gala that had been scheduled for Feb. 16.

The response in Birmingham was swift and angry. Birmingham’s school board and city council both voted unanimously to show their support for Davis. Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin publicly condemned the decision. A group formed to plan an event to honor Davis on the night of the original gala.

Within days, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute board reversed its decision and asked Angela Davis to accept the award.

Last Friday night, “Angela Solidarity Shabbats” were held in dozens of cities, organized by Jewish Voice for Peace. Jesse Schaffer hosted the celebration in Birmingham.

“My Judaism is directly rooted in social justice,” he told us at the Shabbat. “For me, Angela Davis is a direct expression of those values, and she has always understood that our historic struggles are linked, whether it’s Palestinians, it’s black folks in the South, Jewish folks – really, any struggle for justice – that they’re all linked and that we’re stronger together.”

On Saturday night, more than 3,000 people poured into Birmingham’s Boutwell Auditorium for an evening organized by the Birmingham Committee for Truth and Reconciliation. At the event, Davis reflected on how meaningful the Shabbats were to her:

“‘Angela, sister, you are welcome in this Shabbat’ comes from a slogan that was used on many posters all over the country when I was underground fleeing the FBI. People put up these posters on their doors: ‘Angela, sister, you are welcome in this house.’”

The city’s first elected African-American mayor, Richard Arrington, Jr., wrapped up the evening, saying, “I am especially proud that in this moment of challenge we ran not in different directions, not venting the anger and the frustration we felt; instead, we ran to one another, linked arms, embraced one another and lifted up a daughter who is celebrated in the world community for her stand on human rights.”

Angela Davis says whether or not she returns to accept the Shuttlesworth Award will have to be a community decision. She offered as her final words Saturday night: “Let us use this moment to generate the strength and the enthusiasm and the vision to move forward to a better future for Birmingham, for the country and for the entire world.”

Source: Democracy Now!

Democracy Now!

Noam Chomsky: Members of Migrant Caravan Are Fleeing from Misery & Horrors Created by the U.S.

As President Trump escalated his attacks and threats against the Central American migrant caravans making their way to the U.S.-Mexico border, the Trump administration unveiled new sanctions against Venezuela and Cuba on Thursday. National security adviser John Bolton declared Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua to be part of a “troika of tyranny” and a “triangle of terror.” We speak with world-renowned professor, linguist and dissident Noam Chomsky about U.S. foreign policy in Central America. He joins us in Tucson, Arizona, where he now teaches at the University of Arizona. Chomsky is also institute professor emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he has taught for 50 years.

AMY GOODMAN: As President Trump escalates his attacks and threats against the Central American migrant caravans making their way to the U.S.-Mexico border, the Trump administration unveiled new sanctions against Venezuela and Cuba Thursday. National security adviser John Bolton declared Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua to be part of a “troika of tyranny” and a “triangle of terror.” Bolton was speaking in Miami, Florida.

JOHN BOLTON: We will no longer appease dictators and despots near our shores. We will not reward firing squads, torturers and murderers. We will champion the independence and liberty of our neighbors. And this president and his entire administration will stand with the freedom fighters. The troika of tyranny in this hemisphere—Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua—has finally met its match.

AMY GOODMAN: As John Bolton spoke in Miami on Thursday, Democracy Now!‘s Nermeen Shaikh and I spoke with the world-renowned professor, linguist and dissident Noam Chomsky. He joined us from Tucson, Arizona, where he now teaches at the University of Arizona. Noam Chomsky is also institute professor emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he’s taught for more than 50 years. His recent books include Global Discontents: Conversations on the Rising Threats to Democracy, Who Rules the World? and Requiem for the American Dream: The 10 Principles of Concentration of Wealth & Power.
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Prison Radio

Mumia Abu-Jamal: No Thanks for Thanksgiving

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Every November, when Thanksgiving is scheduled, I think of the People of the First Nations (so-called Native Americans), and wonder about their mixed feelings for a holiday that celebrates their enormous generosity as well as their near-total destruction.

What do they have to be thankful of?

U.S. President Abraham Lincoln declared the first such holiday in 1863, and American popular culture has tied it to a meal between Aboriginal people and Europeans upon their arrival on this continent.

In fact, when the Spanish reached South America, and the English reached North America, they soon embarked on dual extermination campaigns, which led to holocausts of Indian nations, both north and south.

Their arrivals spelled the doom of hundreds of millions of people, hunted, starved, diseased and enslaved.

To them, hell had a white face.

They made treaty after treaty with the Indians, but the palefaces broke every one.

For the Conquistadors, Native peoples served as enslaved workers who worked themselves to death to mine silver and gold. To the Anglos, they were superfluous – it was Indian land they hungered for – and they got it – by hook or crook.

Caught between these two great, ravenous forces, there was little they could do, but fight, but Europe flooded the Americas with immigrants, and sheer numbers told the tale of woe.

When first they arrived, European settlements were places of disease, hunger and pitiless death. First Nations folk fed them, taught them planting and healed the, with herbal treatments. The colonists repaid them with unremitting war, smallpox used as biological weapons, land theft and slaughter.

Thanksgiving may be a holiday, but it ain’t a holy day.

It should be a day to be remembered, in remembrance of the First Nations that peopled this land, for tens of thousands of years.

Ké Huelga Radio

(Español) Encuentro en apoyo a migrantes en San Diego

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El pasado 15 y 16 de noviembre se realizó la séptima conferencia binacional en temas fronterizos entre organizaciones que llevan muchos años apoyando a migrantes que llegan a Estados Unidos y colectivos estudiantiles que buscan formas de apoyar a los migrantes que se encuentran en la frontera en busca de asilo. Le agradecemos a nuestra corresponsal “la profe Dru” quien nos ayudó a realizar estas entrevistas y nos compartió algunas fotos desde ese lado de la frontera.

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Fuente: Vice

Tengo una vasta experiencia en lo desconocido: Una charla con Olmeca

Olmeca es un maestro del hip hop undeground de Los Ángeles y de la comunidad chicana. Un responsable directo de que el rap en spanglish sea una cosa. Charlamos con este chamán del siglo XXI.

Cuando conocí a Olmeca, lo primero que se me vino a la cabeza fue aquella frase de Albert Camus: “El artista debe estar siempre con aquellos que padecen la historia, no con los que la hacen”. No sé si enviar luz a los corazones de los hombres sea el deber de todo artista, pero el rapero Olmeca lo hace desde hace más de una década. Olmeca prosperó en una comunidad muy pobre, y sobrellevó la amargura de la miseria, la violencia de las pandillas, el vagar de la indigencia y el odio del racismo en EEUU.

Olmeca creció en los barrios de Los Ángeles y comenzó en una de las escenas más vibrantes en la historia del hip hop: el rap de mochila al hombro de principios de los dosmiles en Los Ángeles. Como parte del crew de underground rap Acid Reign y luego con la banda de fusión latina Slowrider, Olmeca grabó algunos discos antes de embarcarse en una carrera como solista en la que ha sido comparado con Zach de la Rocha o Talib Kweli. Olmeca también fue uno de los MCs que se daba cita en Project Blowned para medirse en uno de los circuitos de freestyle más legendarios que ha habido, junto a leyendas como Murs, Aceyalone o Abstract Rude, por lo que su reputación está blindada: Olmeca es parte de la realeza hip hop.

MC, productor de música, activista y maestro universitario, el trabajo de Olmeca ha aparecido en BBC London, Huffington Post, NPR, KEXP Seattle, La Revista URB, Democracy Now, CNN Latino, entre muchos otros y ha tenido presencia en documentales como PBS Indepenent Lens y Two Americans, una película sobre los problemas de inmigración en Arizona. También ha escrito música para programas de televisión como Sons of Anarchy, CHANCE en HULU y la nueva serie The Mayans en FX.

Aunque no es una figura tan conocida en Latinoamérica, Olmeca es un pionero de la lucha por visibilizar la identidad latina de raíces profundas y, en su papel de veterano, su ejemplo es uno de los más importantes para las nuevas generaciones de activistas en el hip hop latino. Lee esta charla con un rapero fuera de serie pero dentro de la comunidad, cuya experiencia de vida es un ejemplo para compartir con las nuevas generaciones.

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Amigxs de Mumia México

(Español) Reseña del libro “Asesinato Incorporado: Imperio, Genocidio y Destino Manifiesto”

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Mumia Abu-Jamal y Stephen Vittoria. Murder Incorporated: Empire, Genocide and Manifest Destiny. Book One “Dreaming of Empire”. (Asesinato Incorporado: Imperio, Genocidio y Destino Manifiesto. Libro Primero. El Soñar del Imperio). Prison Radio: San Francisco. 2018.

Reseña: Carolina Saldaña

Mumia Abu-Jamal describe este libro como “una mordaz crítica del ‘Imperio Americano’, un diagnóstico de una corrupta patología. Su propósito es dejar las cosas en claro, educar, aclarar,  animar, y hasta entretener” a la gente, especialmente a la juventud.

El escritor, activista, y preso político cuenta que él tuvo que pensarlo cuando Stephen Vittoria le propuso colaborar como coautor del libro. El documentalista había trabajado en un filme que nunca se cuajó sobre el tema y pensaba que su investigación se podría usar y ampliar en  imprenta.

Sería un desafío compartir nuestras experiencias separados por ladrillos y acero, dice Abu-Jamal, pero al aceptar, dividieron el trabajo 50-50 y se pusieron a trabajar. Leían muchos de los mismos textos y se llamaban por teléfono o se escribían.

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Noticias de Abajo ML

(Español) Noticias de abajo Medios Libres – 9 de abril de 2018

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  • BRASIL : Lula se entrega a Prision en un proceso por detener su campaña presidencial en Brasil: El fascismo avanza sobre América
  • BRASIL: Asesinan a un líder comunitario que declaró como testigo en el caso de la brasileña Marielle Franco. la radio del sur.
  • FRANCIA: 2500 policias desalojaron la Zad de Notre Dame Des Landes, bastion autogestionado de Europa. Espoir
  • EUA: ROMPIENDO FRONTERAS Jericó: Movimiento por la libertad. Amigos de Mumia
  • PERU: Colonialismo interno y contrarreforma universitaria en Perú. La tinta
  • BOLIVIA: Tariquía de pie: una lucha campesina frente al extractivismo petrolero. Avispa Midia
  • CATALUNYA: Protesta catalana por la visita del Rey. kaos en la red
  • CHILE: (Audio) Ülkantun por el Machi Celestino Córdova a 83 días en huelga de hambre. Radio Kurruf
  • ROJAVA:denuncian secuestro de mujeres por ejercito Turco ANF.


  • COLIMA: Tomás caseta Cuyutlán, Colima. Noticias de abajo
  • GUERRERO: Juez ordena que se garantice el derecho al agua y a la salud a los 25 del CECOP. Somos el medio
  • OAXACA: Xnizaa, los campesinos que siembran agua en Oaxaca. Ke Huelga
  • OAXACA: Comunicado de la asamblea de Unión Hidalgo, Oaxaca. Noticias de abajo
  • MEXICO: Comunicado del Encuentro Nacional de Damnificados. UH Tlalpan
  • MÉXICO: Nueva ley de biodiversidad legaliza despojo y destrucción. Avispa y M4.
Amigxs de Mumia México

(Español) Un diálogo sobre la supremacía blanca en Estados Unidos con Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz

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“El capitán John Smith fue un mercenario,” dice Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz al iniciar su conversación sobre la supremacía blanca con Johanna Fernández en un programa de Inside the Activist Studio el 9 de enero de 2018.

¿En serio? ¿El valiente explorador protegido por Pocahontas y recordado cada año en el Día de Acción de Gracias en Estados Unidos?  ¿El líder, según Walt Disney y otros admiradores suyos,  que buscó amistad entre la tribu algonquina del jefe Powhatan y los sufridos colonos ingleses?

Pues sí, él mismo, pero no fue así, dice la autora de Cargada: Una historia desarmante de la Segunda Enmienda. Smith había peleado contra los musulmanes en Turquía durante varios años en beneficio del imperio británico. Al llegar a lo que sería Jamestown, Virginia, en 1607, ayudó a los colonos a conquistar a los residentes de los bosques, granjas y áreas de pesca. No lograron esclavizarlos, pero  tomaron sus tierras y todo lo que tenían a pesar de su resistencia. La colonización del estado de Virginia siempre se logró con un contingente militar.

Cuando los extraordinariamente ricos hacendados de Barbados llegaron a la parte de Virginia que se convirtió en Carolina del Sur, los blancos eran superados en número por los Africanos esclavizados. La mayoría de los indígenas habían sido sometidos a la limpieza étnica. Los hacendados llevaron con ellos a sus patrullas para controlar y atrapar a esclavos. Estas se aumentaron a finales del siglo XVII con el cultivo de algodón. En otras partes de Virginia, las patrullas eran participantes en las milicias. Dice Dunbar Ortiz que el panfleto de Mumia Abu-Jamal** sobre los orígenes de la policía fue su inspiración para que ella agregara a su libro un capítulo sobre las patrullas.

La historiadora relata que en la colonia de Virginia, fue ilegal que un colono blanco saliera de su casa sin arma, asistiera a una iglesia sin arma, o descuidara de tener su arma engrasada y lista para disparar. Hubo recompensas para atrapar a un esclavo o tomar el cuero cabelludo de uno.

La Segunda Enmienda a la Constitución de Estados Unidos sobre el derecho de poseer y portar armas se basa en el mandato a mantener activas las patrullas y las milicias y la obligación de cada colono blanco de participar en ellas.

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