In solidarity with the Zapatistas

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Thefollowing article has just been published in the UK paper Peace News:

In solidarity with the Zapatistas

The recent attacks on the community of 10 de Abril are followed by a week of National and International Solidarity.

Mexico Drug WarFollowing recent attacks in Chiapas, a Week of National and International Solidarity “If they touch the Zapatistas, they touch all of us” has been called, to be held from 16th to 23rd February, 2014, to “denounce the counterinsurgency war” and emphasise that “the Zapatista communities are not alone.”

The new aggressions were made against the iconic Zapatista community of 10 de Abril, by government supporters from the group CIOAC democratic who live in a nearby community, and who have been threatening and provoking the Zapatistas in this area since 2007, with the aim of dispossessing them from their lands. Six Zapatista support bases (BAZ) were injured, three of them seriously, and one…

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