Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Autonomy


Letter: A visit to Chiapas

By Carolina Dutton I finally returned to Chiapas after two and half years because of the pandemic. This has been the longest time I have spent away from this beloved land of the Mayan peoples in resistance in two decades…

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They demand immediate attention to the superior interest of Zapatista children

By: Chiapas Paralelo Members of the Latin American Network of Research and Reflection with Girls, Boys and Youth (REIR) demanded attention and immediate solution to the problem of land invasion of community lands in Nuevo Poblado San Gregorio since November…

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Ejido Candelaria reiterates its demand for the right to self-determination and autonomy

BY: Yessica Morales Communities from the municipalities of Salto de Agua, Palenque, Yajalón, Sitalá, Chilón, Altamirano, Ocosingo, Oxchuc, Tenejapa, Cancúc, Huixtán, Chicomuselo and the Candelaria Ejido of San Cristóbal de Las Casas municipality have demanded respect for their forms of self-government…

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Autonomy against all odds

By: Magdalena Gómez On August 9, 2003, in Oventic, Chiapas, the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN, Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional) announced the creation of the caracoles and the good government juntas, in substitution pf the Zapatista rebel autonomous municipalities…

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Take Action: Pressure the Mexican government stop the paramilitary violence against Zapatista & Indigenous communities in Chiapas

Statement of Solidarity with the BAEZLN, FrayBa, and  BriCOs Turtle Island – United States of America  July 2022 To the Mexican General Consulates in the United States, We, the everyday people from below, the children, mothers, and elders, Native and…

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New! Grietas: A Journal of Zapatista Thought & Horizon

Introducing Grietas: A Journal of Zapatista Thought and Horizons, a new journal published by the Sexta Grietas Del Norte Network The first issue of Grietas journal, titled “Autonomy From Below and to the Left in the U.S.,”  takes up the topic of autonomy in…

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The long march of the Wixárika

By: Luis Hernández Navarro Over 32 days, more than 200 members of the Wuaut+a-Kuruxi Manuwe (San Sebastían Teponahuaxtlán and its annex Tuxpan de Bolaños), located in the municipality of Mezquitic, Jalisco, walked 900 kilometers to arrive in Mexico City, visit…

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The sterile illusion of change from above

By: Raúl Zibechi Colombia, Ecuador and Chile show us relatively similar recent processes. Governments of the neoliberal right faced with large popular revolts of long duration, which opened gaps in domination and put governability in check. The political system responded…

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Does the government of Chiapas act on its own against the EZLN?

By Magdalena Gómez The aggressions against Zapatista communities by ORCAO (Regional Organization of Coffee Growers of Ocosingo), have remained in impunity throughout the years under successive state governments. The names of the participants are known and yet, the official networks…

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In a climate of siege against NGOs, Dora Roblero assumes the leadership of Frayba

By: Elio Henríquez, Correspondent San Cristóbal De las Casas, Chiapas Dora Roblero, the new director of the Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Human Rights Center (Frayba), took office yesterday, in a ceremony in which she reaffirmed her “commitment to walk…

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