Art for Revolution’s Sake: Voices from the EZLN’s CompArte Festival in Chiapas

August 4, 2016 Ryan Mallett-Outtrim 0

It’s not everyday that a guerrilla movement hosts an alternative art festival, but that’s exactly what just happened in southern Mexican city of San Cristobal, in the state of Chiapas. From July 23 to 30, over a thousand artists from 45 countries flocked to the city’s outskirts to participate in CompArte for Humanity, a festival of art, poetry and music organized by the left-wing militant group, the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN).


Sexual Torture of Women Prisoners is Growing Epidemic in Mexico’s War on Drugs

July 15, 2016 Nidia Melissa Bautista 0


The majority of women polled in a recent Amnesty International study have said that they were sexually abused, beaten, electro-shocked, touched and groped during detention and interrogations. According to the unprecedented report”Surviving Death: Police and Military Torture of Women in Mexico,” a large majority of the women detained in Mexico’s prisons have been accused of organized crime or drug related charges and tortured during detention.


The Battle of Oaxaca

June 24, 2016 Gustavo Esteva 0

This is not just another of the many Oaxacan wars. It is part of a much more profound and extensive war that is by no means contained within the national territory itself. But the battle being waged in Oaxaca has a special meaning in that war, in the larger war.


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