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Community Radio Hueyapan 105.5 is born; “another step toward our self-government”

In a small town in the east of Morelos, on a small console bought with the donations of hundreds of people, there are four RCA cables connected that give life to the recently created Community Radio Hueyapan 105.5. The radio embodies the maxim of Neil Armstrong, a small step forward for creating community, and a giant leap toward self-government in Hueyapan.

The community of Suc-Tuc form self-government against corruption and repression in Campeche

“Impossible just takes a little bit longer”: Demián Revart reports on the decision of the indigenous Suc-Tuc community in the Hopelchén municipality of Campeche, Mexico, to declare autonomous self-government, following their struggles against biotech multinational Monsanto as well as the Mexican state.

"It is possible to change the world": interview-exchange with the community of Cherán K’eri

Interview with members of the indigenous Cherán K’eri community in Mexico, whose struggle against central government and illegal logging has seen the development of libertarian organising, with direct democracy, equal participation of women, and autonomous patrols of both the community and neighbouring forests, all striking fear into the heart of the Mexican government.

#Hueyapan: Manifesto for Autonomy

The indigenous Community Council for Hueyapan Autonomy is struggling for self-government, a collective economy, direct democracy and the strengthening of its community guards against state police and clandestine destruction of the forests.

La Sexta Bachajón blocks highways demanding freedom for their political prisoners

Statement from an indigenous group from the Bachajón area of Chiapas, Mexico, who blockaded a major road in protest of the arrest of Zapatista prisoners.

The Occupation of Alcatraz

A history of the occupation of Alcatraz island by the Group Indians of All Tribes (IAT) a coalition of native American activists and documentation published to explain the occupation.

Why is the New Mexico City Airport a megaproject of death?

Since 2001, the dignified and rebel people of Atenco, located in México City, has resisted the imposition of a mega-airport that, if built, would deprive hundreds of hectares of land to the farmers of the region, and also, to bring environmental problems to nearby villages.

1944-52: Solomon Islanders Establish Autonomus Village Movement

In response to oppression by the British Empire the indigenous islanders turned to a Movement establishing autonomous villages outside the colonial economy.

Why we liberate Mother Earth through direct action in Cauca?: a resistance message from Colombia to the world

From "The Guanabano" in Corinto, Cauca, one of the millenary liberators of Uma Kiwe (Mother Earth) explains what the dreams of the Nasa people in the ancestral lands, that are realised through direct action are: food sovereignty and self-management, self-organization of their economic activities, respect for indigenous governances and expansion of education under the worldviews of ethnic groups and peoples of Colombia, are some of the goals.

Mexico: "We have a dream; may Hueyapan become an autonomous municipality"

The dream is ineffable, but gets closer to the reality day after day: "if we all hold hands, it will be easier to change the world."