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The Second Intercontinental Gathering For Humanity and against Neoliberalism

Took place in the Spanish state in the last week of July and the first week of August 1997, some 3000 people attended from 50 countries including

Italy, Spain, Mexico, Switzerland, France, Germany, Denmark, Canada, USA, Finland, Ireland, Britain, Belgium, Sweden, the Czech Republic, Greece, Austria, Portugal, South Africa, Chad, Cameroon, Rwanda, Senegal, Togo, Morocco, Turkey, Israel, India, Bangladesh, Australia, and Indonesia, as well as nearly every country from South America.

Reports from the second encounter

Dreaming of a Reality where the past and present meet the future
Andrew Flood's report on the second encounter

South African report

Report on encounter and issues around it
from Monty Neill

Zapatista Delegation Travels to Spain
Article by Cecilia Rodriguez

Zapatismo News Update reports on the start of the encounter

Reports sent direct from the encounter as it was in progress

Photos and more reports from the encounter

Attempted eviction of Barcelona occupied house used during the encounter

Web-based interactive foro for discussion of the Encuentro

The table reports

[These are reports and documents drawn up by the particapants as the tables]

Table 1

Table 3:


Table 5 : Struggle For the Land and Environment


The lead up to the encounter


Some papers submitted in English to the second gathering

There is a much larger collection of papers here

The Seven Loose Pieces of the Global Jigsaw Puzzle
by Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos

On the struggle of the Zapatista women
by the EZLN

Our resistence
by the EZLN

Neoliberism in Europe
by Claudio Molteni, Laura Disilvestro, Marina Merlini, Franco Roman [Italy]

The politics of denial and refusal in the working class of the Australian state
by Bruce Lindsay, Australia

Resistance to Neoliberalism: A View from South Africa
by South African comrades for the encounter

How can we a make a network of local struggles?
from Red-Red Switzerland

Provoking meetings using networks, building networks through meetings
Claudio Albertani, Paolo Ranieri June, 1997

And with the Indians, what now
by Guillermo Michel Grupo Rosario Castellanos Mexico

UK Flexploitation and Resistance Beyond Waged Labour
by fHUMAN London Committee

Toward the New Commons: Working Class Strategies and the Zapatistas
by Monty Neill, with George Caffentzis and Johnny Machete, of the Midnight Notes Collective

Net- which Net?
by Group 2828

Reclaiming our lives
by Paul Gravett of London Greenpeace

Maastricht and neoliberalism
by Koordinadora de Kollectius del Park Alcosa

Andalusian nationalism in solidarity against neoliberalism
by Miguel Moya Guirado y Mariano Junco Gonzalez, Nacion Andaluza activists.

From "S.O.S. -tainability" to self-management

Genetic manipulation and transgenic food
by Albert de Germinal, Consumption of Eco-Biological Products Cooperative

Independance and the raising of standards of living in the '3rd World'

Closing words of the EZLN to the 2nd Encounter

We want to thank you for the great effort of hope and harmony in our hearts

Our struggle - which is also yours, men and women of the world - is going to triumph


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