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    I meant to post this a couple of days ago (but forgot!)Indymedia Chiapas has now set up shop, providing coverage to this embattled Mexican state. According to their site: “Indymedia Chiapas (IMC~C) inaugurates its website on Feb 9th 2001, exactly six years after Zedillo betrayed his word to uphold “peace with dignity” in southeastern Mexico. The IMC~C bases its counter-information offensive in the respect for la palabra digna… Indymedia Chiapas considers it important to offer balanced coverage and weight to the February 26th World Economic Forum (WEF) meetings and demonstrations in Cancun… In short, Cancun has the potential to be the second sell-out of the Mexican peoples in less than ten years. The ZapatistasÂ’ decision to take up arms was in a part a response to the first of these two major sell-outs. Their uprising stunned the world on January 1, 1994, the very day that the NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) went into effect. Before signing the agreement, the US government mandated the dissolution of all collective landholdings in Mexico, the “death warrant for MexicoÂ’s indigenous peoples.”

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