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On September 1, 2015, the Kilombo Community Center, one of El Kilombo’s many projects, closed its Geer Street doors after 9 years of operation. Over the past several years our rent has steadily increased as our neighborhood became the hottest real estate market in downtown Durham and the trendy spot for a young, mostly white, upper middle class.Read More
Traducción del original en ingles: El 1 de septiembre de 2015, el centro comunitario del Kilombo, uno de los muchos proyectos de El Kilombo cerró sus puertas tras 9 años de funcionamiento. En los últimos años nuestra renta ha aumentado de manera constante al tiempo que nuestro barrio se ha convertido en el mercado inmobiliario más atractivo y rentable del centro de Durham y el lugar de moda para la juventud blanca, de clase media alta. El mes pasado nos duplicaron nuestra ya de por sí elevada renta así queRead More

Posted On August 25, 2014By El KilomboIn EZLN, EZLN Communiques, News

EZLN Press Conference, August 10, 2014

Transcription of the EZLN Press Conference with the free, autonomous, alternative, or whatever-you-call-it media, August 10, 2014, in La Realidad Zapatista, Chiapas, Mexico. First part: the words of SubGaleano Good morning Gotham City… whenever you finish taking pictures of the stage over there, we’re going to start the press conference over here. Please take your seats so that we can start in a few minutes, and so that afterward you can take your departure. Please find your places compañeros, compañeras. Please sit down. Good morning Gotham City (that is aRead More
Well, compañeros, compañeras, you heard what Subcomandante Insurgente Galeano said. This is what we see; this is what we think. We need one another’s strength, because if we understand how life is, then we must also understand that we need to link ourselves together. You saw and heard some of the other compañeros who were here as part of the free media but also part of the CNI. Now you [from the free media] should have an exchange amongst yourselves, because sharing in an exchange is not the same thingRead More
CNI – EZLN: We do not forget our dead, imprisoned, and disappeared. The war against our indigenous peoples has gone on for more than 520 years. Capitalism was born of the blood of our peoples and the millions of our brothers and sisters who died during the European invasion. We must also add those who died in the wars of independence and reform, with the imposition of liberal laws, during the rule of Porfirio Diaz, and in the revolution. In this new neoliberal war of conquest, the death of ourRead More
(Clarification: according to some bad information that we received, the compas from the free, alternative, autonomous, or whatever-they-call-themselves media weren’t going to be able to to make it to the closing and resolutions of the first Exchange (and so wouldn’t be able to report on the ongoing work for the reconstruction of the school and the clinic destroyed by the paramilitaries from CIOAC-Histórica). The rationale, motive, or reason for this was that they didn’t have the cash, the coin, the bucks, the bills, the money, the financial support, the liquidity,Read More
Saturday, August 9, 2014 Invitation from the EZLN and CNI to the World Festival of Resistances and Rebellions To the brothers and sisters of the National and International Sixth: In the gathering of our peoples in the Exchange between Zapatista Peoples and the National Indigenous Congress “David Ruíz Garcia,” we shared with each other our pain as well as our words and experiences of struggle, rebellion, and resistance. Together we know that within our rebellions is our “NO” to the politics of destruction that capitalism carries out across the world.Read More
Words of the National Indigenous Congress compañero Armando García Salazar, of the hñahñu´ people of San Francisco Xochicuautla, in homage to the deceased compañero DAVID RUIZ GARCÍA during the Exchange between Indigenous Peoples and Zapatista Peoples, August 4, 2014. AND TWO SHORT CHRONICLES OF THE HOMAGE. I. Words of compañero Armando García Salazar on behalf of the family and compañeros of the deceased compañero David Ruiz García. Good morning everyone. Good morning brothers, sisters, grandparents, children, and all of the compas who represent this movement. Two months ago a nephew,Read More
The words of Comandante Tacho, on behalf of the Indigenous Revolutionary Clandestine Committee – General Command of the EZLN, at the Inauguration of the First Exchange of Indigenous Peoples of Mexico with Zapatista Peoples. August 3, 2014. COMPAÑERAS AND COMPAÑEROS OF THE NATIONAL INDIGENOUS CONGRESS: COMPAÑEROS AND COMPAÑERAS OF THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLES WHO ARE VISITING US: We greet you hoping that everyone has arrived safely to these Zapatista lands. You have made a long journey from distant lands to meet us here in this corner of rebellious Zapatista lands ofRead More

Posted On August 4, 2014By El KilomboIn EZLN, EZLN Communiques, News

A Safe Arrival

Compas: Zapatista greetings. FIRST. I am writing to let you know that the participants of the National Indigenous Congress have arrived safely to this First Exchange of the Zapatista Peoples and the Indigenous Peoples of Mexico “Compañero David Ruiz García.” The compañeras and compañeros bases of support who will be sharing their history of struggle have also arrived.Read More