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Abundance and scarcity in primitive societies – La Guerre Sociale

A 1977 text reviewing recent scholarship on social anthropology and its implications for understanding the communism of the past, and how it may shed light on the communism of the future, based for the most part on extensive excerpts from Marshall Sahlins’ Stone Age Economics, as well as from the works of Pierre Clastres, Robert Gessain and other anthropologists and explorers.

Message from Subcomandante Moisés and EZLN after the creation of Indigenous Council of Government

Message from Subcomandante Moisés and the EZLN on the historic formation of the Indigenous Council of Government of the CNI that has made official the ‘candidacy’ of the compañera María de Jesús Patricio Martínez “Marichuy”, a Nahua indigenous woman from Tuxpan, Jalisco, who will represent the voice of the original people from the IGC in the electoral process of 2018 in México, not to dispute power, but to make visible the RESISTANCE by all possible means..

Hueyapan unanimously decides to make itself an Indigenous Municipality; "We are closer to autonomy"

On Sunday, May 28, the Nahua community of Hueyapan in Morelos, unanimously decided to establish itself as an Autonomous Indigenous Municipality, thus achieving its separation from the head of Tetela del Volcán, a municipality to which they have belonged since its foundation in 1937.

Community Radio Hueyapan 105.5 is born; “another step toward our self-government”

In a small town in the east of Morelos, on a small console bought with the donations of hundreds of people, there are four RCA cables connected that give life to the recently created Community Radio Hueyapan 105.5. The radio embodies the maxim of Neil Armstrong, a small step forward for creating community, and a giant leap toward self-government in Hueyapan.

The community of Suc-Tuc form self-government against corruption and repression in Campeche

“Impossible just takes a little bit longer”: Demián Revart reports on the decision of the indigenous Suc-Tuc community in the Hopelchén municipality of Campeche, Mexico, to declare autonomous self-government, following their struggles against biotech multinational Monsanto as well as the Mexican state.

"It is possible to change the world": interview-exchange with the community of Cherán K’eri

Interview with members of the indigenous Cherán K’eri community in Mexico, whose struggle against central government and illegal logging has seen the development of libertarian organising, with direct democracy, equal participation of women, and autonomous patrols of both the community and neighbouring forests, all striking fear into the heart of the Mexican government.

#Hueyapan: Manifesto for Autonomy

The indigenous Community Council for Hueyapan Autonomy is struggling for self-government, a collective economy, direct democracy and the strengthening of its community guards against state police and clandestine destruction of the forests.

La Sexta Bachajón blocks highways demanding freedom for their political prisoners

Statement from an indigenous group from the Bachajón area of Chiapas, Mexico, who blockaded a major road in protest of the arrest of Zapatista prisoners.

The Occupation of Alcatraz

A history of the occupation of Alcatraz island by the Group Indians of All Tribes (IAT) a coalition of native American activists and documentation published to explain the occupation.

Why is the New Mexico City Airport a megaproject of death?

Since 2001, the dignified and rebel people of Atenco, located in México City, has resisted the imposition of a mega-airport that, if built, would deprive hundreds of hectares of land to the farmers of the region, and also, to bring environmental problems to nearby villages.