Mexico

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.

"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.

Reactionary group shoots at campesinos and residents opposed to the New Airport in Atenco, Mexico

A group of between 30 and 40 people violently attacked members of the Frente de Pueblos en Defensa de la Tierra (FPDT) and others who are opposing the construction of the new international airport of Mexico City.

Mexico: the insurrection of Ixmiquilpan

The stores remain closed until the workers have better salaries and that, in agreement with the managers and bosses, products of the campesinos of the municipality are bought and distributed in the stores. The banks only open every three days so that the people can collect or send money. The police aren’t welcome.

Mexico: Challenges & Difficulties of Urban Territories in Resistance

Comunidad Habitacional Acapatzingo

Raul Zibechi on the lessons from the struggles for urban land in Mexico.

The Magonista Revolt in Tijuana: A Prelude to the San Diego Free Speech Fight

(excerpt from Under the Perfect Sun: The San Diego Tourists Never See; The New Press: 2003, by Jim Miller) An account of the revolt in Baja Mexico that peaked when the mixed rebel army captured Tijuana. The revolt involved a mix of Mexican anarchists, indigenous scouts and American Wobblies and Socialists.

CRAC-PC: take the arms and the destiny of our lives in Guerrero, Mexico

CRAC-PC (Regional Coordinator of Communitary Authorities – Communitarian Police) has achieved substancial changes in the life of more of 153 communities, in 22 municipalities of Guerrero state, since October 1995. Changing completely the concept that we have of “police”, for these territories, the “comunitarios” (volunteers) become guardians elected by their own regional assemblies, guarding day by day, the dreams of their families and communities.

Strategies for resistance under neoliberalism: lessons from the Zapatistas and the Landless Workers' Movement

Zapatista Village.

This essay examines the Zapatista Army of National Liberation and the Landless Workers' Movement and the ways that these movements have been able to persist for decades and surpass frequent limitations of revolutionary action under neoliberalism. These lessons are essential for efforts to build counter-power.