Chiapas: Zapatistas to host “Festival of Dignified Rage”

The Sixth Intergalactic Commission of the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN) has announced a “First World Festival of Dignified Rage” (Festival Digna Rabia), to be held in January at San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas. Participants have been confirmed from some 20 countries around the world. Among the Mexican participants are the National Indigenous Congress (CNI), representatives from maquiladora workers in Baja California and Tamaulipas, and from the Lomas de Poleo land struggle at Ciudad Juárez. International participants include a delegation from the ACIN indigenous alliance in Cauca, Colombia; Spain’s anarcho-syndicalist General Workers Confederation (CGT); and representatives from the labor struggle in Iran. Invited writers include Mexico’s Adolfo Gilly, Ireland’s John Halloway, the USA’s Michael Hardt, and India’s Arundhati Roy. (La Jornada, Nov. 29)

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