Posts tagged ‘Mexico’

17 August, 2013

Day 5: “The Other Democracy,” last day of Zapatistas freedom school

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The Other Democracy: “For us, Democracy is Not about Election Season and Candidates’ Campaigns”

· “We did not have a theory first, our theory is the result of our practice”

· For us, democracy is not about election season and candidates.

· We start from small to bigger in everything.

· We don’t have minority people dissatisfied because their proposal was not voted for.

· Even our children apply democracy.

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16 August, 2013

Day 4: Unlike the Capitalistic Justice System, you cannot buy Zapatista Justice

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Unlike the Capitalistic Mexican Justice System, you cannot buy Zapatista Justice

With so many of their comrades having being murdered by people who are never punished, or else get exonerated and released (like the ones who committed the Acteal massacre), Zapatistas know about corruption in the capitalistic judicial system.

They know about comrades being arrested under false charges, tortured, forced to sign false confession statements, judged by corrupted judges and serving lifetime condemns for crimes they did not commit.

Criminals like the brother of Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari, accused of drug smuggling and unlawful enrichment (more than $120 millions US DOLLARS), has just been exonerated of all his crimes two weeks ago, while rural Zapatista teacher Alberto Patishtán still serves an illegal sentence for crimes he did not commit.

So Zapatistas know about justice being bought. That’s why they developed mechanisms to create a judicial system that is not about money.

In the fourth class on Freedom According to Zapatistas, they talked  about how their system avoids favoritism and bribes.

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15 August, 2013

Day 3: Autonomous Schools, Banks… Resistance. #Escuelita Zapatista

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“Our Weapons are Our Words, Our Thinking, Our Hearts.”

“We are the Guardians of our Mother Land – it is not a commodity, it’s our mother.”

Zapatistas

RESISTANCE

Autonomous Schools

Autonomous Banks

On their third day of classes in the Freedom School, Zapatistas “confessed” that they are armed – their weapons are their words, their thoughts and their hearts.

The topic of this session was resistance – how their autonomous communities resist three different, simultaneous and constant kinds of attacks: (1) ideological, (2) economical, and (3) military.

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14 August, 2013

Day 2: Women’s Government at Zapatista Freedom School

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On the second day of sessions, our six Zapatista teachers from the autonomous communities talked about the Women’s Revolutionary Law which was created since the beginning of their fight (see below the 10 Principles of that Act which was made public since their uprising in 1994).

1. Women, regardless of their race, creed, color or political affiliation, have a right to participate in the revolutionary struggle in any way that their desire and capacity determine.

2. Women have the right to work and receive a just salary.

3. Women have the right to decide the number of children they have and care for.

4. Women have the right to participate in the matters of the community and to take charge if they are freely and democratically elected.

5. Women and their children have the right to primary attention in their health and nutrition.

6. Women have the right to education.

7. Women have the right to choose their partner and are not obliged to enter into marriage.

8. Women have the right to be free of violence from both relatives and strangers.

Rape and attempted rape will be severely punished.

9. Women will be able to occupy positions of leadership in the organization and hold military ranks in the revolutionary armed forces.

10. Women will have all the rights and obligations which the revolutionary laws and regulations give.

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13 August, 2013

Day 1: Zapatistas in their first class on Autonomy

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The Zapatista Freedom School online got started this Monday! The first session was on autonomy. “We know that autonomy is a dream, an utopia for some people, but in here it is a reality for us. We are already exercising autonomy, and what we can tell about autonomy is that there is no recipe for it. You should not ask for freedom to the government, you should exercise your freedom. We have seen that it is possible.”

Seven Zapatistas talked to the participants online for two hours. Then, after a 15 mins break, they answered questions.

They first talked about the seven principles of their government:

1. To lead by obeying

2. To represent; not to impersonate

3. To work from below and not seeking to rise

4. To serve; not to self-serve

5. To persuade; not to conquer

6. To construct; not to destroy

7. To propose; not to impose

“To us, the government is a body that provides a service to the people, not a way to make money for yourself.”

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29 July, 2012

Crónica del cerco pacífico a #Televisa: un éxito rotundo de #yosoy132

En un hecho sin precedente, el movimiento #YoSoy132 impuso durante 24 horas un cerco pacífico pero contundente a las instalaciones de Televisa Chapultepec, para protestar contra las mentiras y la manipulación informativa del consorcio de Emilio Azcárraga Jean. Lo lograron.

A pesar de los obstáculos ajenos y de las propias fallas de los convocantes, la acción fue calificada por los organizadores deéxito rotundo.

El cerco policiaco impuesto en torno a las calles aledañas a la sede de la televisora, el cansancio propio de la larga jornada (que se inició antes de las 19 horas del jueves en el Monumento a la Revolución), las incomodidades de pernoctar en plena vía pública, la desorganización que por momentos se dio en algunos puntos, la falta de personas para completar las vallas humanas y el exceso en otros sitios fueron sólo algunos de los contratiempos que los manifestantes lograron sortear.

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31 May, 2011

MANIFIESTO, DESDE AMÉRICA LATINA, EN APOYO A BARCELONA

Desde Latinoamérica (DRY Montevideo, DRY Buenos Aires, DRY Chile y DRY México) queremos expresar nuestro rechazo e indignación por el desalojo violento de la acampada de plaza Catalunya, realizado esta mañana por un operativo conjunto de los Mossos de Escuadra y la Guardia Urbana.

También condenamos el resto de desalojos que se están produciendo o pueden producirse en un futuro.

Desde todos los rincones del planeta, los ciudadanos y ciudadanas del mundo hemos asistido ilusionados a este levantamiento ciudadano, de un pueblo soberano cansado de no serlo. Así, ilusionados e indignados nos pusimos manos a la obra para intentar contagiar a nuestros países adoptivos.

Esperanzados, asistimos a la extensión veloz de la acampada sol y vimos como las plazas, nuestros espacios públicos, eran –por fin- llenados de contenido, de vida, de ilusión y de propuestas. Nunca más que en ese momento los espacios públicos estaban tan al servicio de la ciudadanía, que hacía uso de ellas de forma comunitaria, pacífica e integradora.

Es por ello que nos resulta inadmisible que ante el derecho ciudadano y democrático de uso del espacio público, y más si es para fines pacíficos, el pueblo soberano sea desalojado de forma brutal y violenta para “limpiar” ese mismo espacio para que los aficionados al futbol, puedan celebrar tranquila –y violentamente algunos- la victoria de su equipo.

¡Estamos hartos de este pan y circo!

Por todo lo anterior las asambleas de DRY Montevideo, DRY Buenos Aires, DRY

Chile y DRY México establece que:

1) Desaprueba rotundamente el accionar violento de la policía sobre un grupo de personas que pacíficamente se manifestaba amparados en el legítimo derecho de reunión amparado en el artículo 21 de la Constitución Española. En ningún momento por lo reflejado por los propios manifestantes y visto a través de los medios de comunicación que alli se encontraban, se propicio ninguna forma dialogada de solución, se arremetió de forma desproporcionada y de forma cobarde por parte de los Mossos de Escuadra que ni siquiera tenían visibles sus distintivos de identificación en sus uniformes.

2) Se exige se inicien los respectivos procesos investigatorios en aras de descubrir a los responsables jerárquicos de tal medida indiscriminada de violencia, asi como la culpabilidad de los agentes involucrados directamente en la represión en Plaza Catalunya.

3) Se exige el uso del diálogo a partir de ahora, entre el Ministerio del Interior y los participantes e integrantes de todas las acampadas, para que un episodio como este no vuelva a repetirse. TAMBIÉN, que se abra un proceso de diálogo y mediación con los acampados para reconducir la situación.

http://periodismohumano.com/sociedad/declaracion-conjunta-dry-mexico-argentina-y-uruguay.html