Chiapas/National: Issue 3 of “Zapatista Rebelliousness” magazine, “Beyond Sharing”

September 29, 2014

Portada de la Revista

Cover of issue 3 of Rebelliousness Magazine

On 19 September, Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés published a new communique announcing the publication of issue 3 of the Zapatista Rebelliousness Magazine, the EZLN’s word.  The first part of the issue provides part of the content of the “sharing” that took place between the National Indigenous Congress (CNI) and the Zapatista peoples at the “Comrade David Ruiz García” meeting, and the second half provides interviews with “comrades of free, alternative, autonomous, or however-you-call-them media.”

In said communique, signed as having been written in August 2014, it is expressed that, “[i]n La Realidad,” where the “Comrade David Ruiz García” meeting took place, “we discussed how capitalism has us and why it is that it has us [so], and what it is that will happen to us, if we continue in the way that the capitalists have us.”  It continues: “Peoples, nations, tribes.  Poor people, the poor exploited workers of the countryside and city are those who know what a new world should be like, with a new system of governance.  Why?  Because they have suffered injustice, poverty, inequality.  They have suffered sadness, pain, bitterness, loneliness.  They have suffered imprisonment, torture, forcible disappearance.  They have suffered centuries of lies and tricks, discrimination, very horrible things–inhumane cruelties, humiliations; they have suffered looting and displacement.  It has been centuries and centuries of insults and lives without peace, because of those from above, the capitalist system.”

Furthermore, it was recalled that from 22 December 2014 to 3 January 2015, there will be held the “First Global Festival of Resistance and Rebellion against Capitalism.”

For more information (in Spanish):

Editorial 3. Más allá de la compartición (Enlace Zapatista, 19 de septiembre de 2014)

For more information from SIPAZ (in English):

Chiapas/National: Second issue of “Zapatista Rebelliousness” released (2 May 2014)

Chiapas: Presentation of new EZLN magazine (2 March 2014)

Chiapas: Celebration of 20 years since the Zapatista uprising (15 January 2014)

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Chiapas/National: Second issue of “Zapatista Rebelliousness” released

May 2, 2014

(@Rebeldía zapatista)

(@Rebeldía zapatista)

On 24 April, the second issue of the magazine Zapatista Rebelliousness came out; it includes “an evaluation by Zapatistas of the Escuelita,” an open organizational process that began last August.  In the editorial, signed by Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés, the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) made a call for organization both in rural and urban settings when “the neoliberal capitalists do not rest in thinking of how to succeed in always being the dominators.”  It noted that “in only 19 years we have dodged the the bad system which has dominated for 520 years, and now we are the beneficiaries of liberty and democracy.  And we are only a few thousand women and men who self-govern.  What would happen in we organized with the millions of others from the cities and countryside?”

“Who says it cannot be done?” they asked, affirming that “now is the time for us to organize the poor of the land and the cities and it is the time that the peoples of the city and countryside take their destiny into their own hands.  That is to say, to govern themselves rather than just for a few people, particularly rich people; we know what they are doing […].  Let us leave this place, leave them alone to see if they can live without exploiting us and all the rest of us.”

For more information (in Spanish):

Editorial 2. Rebeldía Zapatista. La palabra del EZLN (Enlace Zapatista, 24 de abril de 2014)

Dejemos solos a los poderosos a ver si pueden vivir sin explotarnos: EZLN (Radio Formula, 24 de abril de 2014)

“¿Quién dice que no se puede?”: mensaje del subcomandante Moisés del EZLN (La Jornada, 25 de abril de 2014)

For more information from SIPAZ (in English):

Chiapas: Presentation of new EZLN magazine (2 March 2014)

Chiapas: Celebration of 20 years since the Zapatista uprising (15 January 2014)

Chiapas/National: “Rebobinar 2: On Death and other excuses” (1 January 2014)

Chiapas: New communique from Subcomandante Marcos, Rebobine 3 (7 December 2013)