Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Anti-systemic Movements


EZLN: “At least 4,000 masked people” at the initiation of the “Caracol of our Life” Film Festival

Chiapas, Mexico, November 1, 2018 Today begins the film festival: “Puy Ta Cuxlejaltic” (Caracol of our Lives), whose first edition will be held in the Zapatista Caracol of Oventik, in the mountains of the Mexican Southeast (with alternate projections in…

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Zapatistas and Indigenous peoples mark distance from López Obrador

By: Isaín Mandujano SAN CRISTÓBAL DE LAS CASAS (apro) The Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN), the National Indigenous Congress (CNI) and the Indigenous Government Council (CIG) agreed this weekend to realize a consultation with each and every one of the…

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“A revolution that lasted forever was born with the student movement”

By: Armando G. Tejeda Madrid, Spain Pablo González Casanova, an intellectual and former rector of the Autonomous National University of Mexico (UNAM), pointed out that: “50 years after the student movement of 1968 and after the Tlatelolco massacre, we see…

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Frantz Fanon: from decolonization to critical thought

  By: Raúl Zibechi One must put oneself on the side of the oppressed in any circumstance, even when they are wrong, without losing sight, however, that they are made of the same clay as their oppressors. Emil Cioran Frantz Fanon…

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CNI and CIG Convoke 2nd National Assembly

CONVOCATION OF THE SECOND NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF THE INDIGENOUS GOVERNING COUNCIL (CIG) AND THE PEOPLES OF THE NATIONAL INDIGENOUS CONGRESS (CNI) National Indigenous Congress CONVOCATION Given that: First: The initiative of the National Indigenous Congress (CNI) to form the Indigenous…

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The next imperialism

By: Raúl Zibechi Towards the end of this century China will be the new hegemon, replacing the United States as the world leader, the only question being whether there will be nuclear war during the process. It’s curious that a…

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Narco-states versus freedom

By: Raúl Zibechi Wealth accumulated by the one percent is being protected by an alliance between drug trafficking networks and sectors of the state apparatus that serve the interests of large multinationals but at the same time have been formed…

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EZLN: Invitation to a Big August Zapatista Gathering

  Invitation to a Gathering of Support Networks for the Indigenous Governing Council; to CompARTE 2018, “For Life and Freedom”; and to the Fifteenth Anniversary Event of the Zapatista Caracoles entitled, “Paint little Caracoles to the past, present and future bad…

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Privatization and dispossession  will continue after the electoral process

More than 300 women, men, children, and elderly indigenous and Ch’ol people of the North-Jungle region of Chiapas met on June 15 and 16 to hold the third regional gathering “In defense of life, land and territory for food sovereignty”…

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Half a century of popular education

By: Raúl Zibechi Among the multiple creations that illuminated the “1968 world revolution” (a concept coined by Immanuel Wallerstein), popular education is one of the most transcendental, since it has changed in depth the ways we conceive and practice the…

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