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Cherán, Mexico: Building self-governing autonomy

On April 15th, 2011, a popular uprising began in Cherán, involving a process of wagering on a system based on community self-government, communal goods and autonomy; no political parties, no police and no organized crime. What follows (in text and … Continue reading

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B. Traven For Beginners

We share an excellent article dedicated to the remarkable life and work of the anarchist writer B. Traven, published at The Transmetropolitan Review (22/09/2022), in what may be called an act of remembering for our times … Reviews of my … Continue reading

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Acapatzingo: An autonomous community in resistance

Societies change from daily local practice, in defined autonomous spaces, because autonomy is the perimeter that protects counterhegemonic practices. Autonomy is the means by which other worlds can exist, worlds that need protection by virtue of being different. When and … Continue reading

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“We Burned What We Could”: Anti-Police Revolt in Mexico City

From mexico: State authorities condemned the violence of a women’s protest against sexist police violence and femicide, in a country where on average ten women are murdered every (the Guardian 26/08/2019) … (from its going down, 20/08/2019) Just over a … Continue reading

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When rebellion is child’s play: John Holloway on the zapatistas

John Holloway has been a keen observer of the zapatista movement since its beginning, and we share two reflections by him, as a closing contribution on the mexican revolution, or revolutions, both past and present.

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Creating indigenous autonomies: The zapatistas of Chiapas

In continuity with our recent post on the mexican revolution, we share a rich article on the present day zapatista movement of Chiapas by Tikva Honig-Parnass, posted on Roarmag. Our concern here is not to politically evaluate the movement (we … Continue reading

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Tierra y libertad: The Mexican Revolution

Rise, all of you, as one man! In the hands of all are tranquility [sic], well-being, liberty, the satisfaction of all healthy appetites. But we must not leave ourselves to the guidance of directors. Let each be master of himself. … Continue reading

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The long and winding May of 1968 (2): The student rebellion in Mexico

Our May 68 takes us to Mexico …

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A wall of exclusion and domination

The actual physical borderland that I’m dealing with … is the Texas-U.S Southwest/Mexican border. The psychological borderlands, the sexual borderlands and the spiritual borderlands are not particular to the Southwest. In fact, the Borderlands are physically present wherever two or … Continue reading

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Oaxaca teachers strike: Protest and echoes of insurrection

From Roarmag, we share below a report on the militant teachers strike in Oaxaca, mexico, which the State authorities  seem determined to crush by whatever means necessary.  With the toll of detained, wounded and killed rising, what seems to be … Continue reading

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