Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Autonomy


A meeting of leaders or of movements?

By Raúl Zibechi April 12, 2021 In a meeting with the National and International Caravan of Observation and Solidarity with the Zapatista Communities, held on August 2, 2008 in La Garrucha, Subcomandante Marcos explained how the Zapatistas perceive international encounters…

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The March of the Color of the Earth

 By: Luis Hernández Navarro Twenty years have passed since The March of the Color of the Earth, the Zapatista journey through 12 states that shook deep Mexico. Between February 24 and March 28, 2001, 24 rebels traveled 3,000 kilometers of…

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From Rojava to Chiapas

By: Raúl Romero* Kurdistan is a people with their own language and culture that live between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. For years and in different ways, these people have struggled for their self-determination. In the past, the Kurdish territories…

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“San Andrés strengthened the processes of autonomy, with or without recognition from the State”

By Daliri Oropeza Twenty-five years have passed since the San Andrés Accords were signed. The agrarian lawyer Carlos González, founding member of the National Indigenous Congress, believes that the reality of Indigenous peoples changed following the signing of the document,…

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Background: The three gazes of the original peoples

In the Year 2-Covid 19, or Year Twenty-One-Reed [Aztec calendar] of the current century, many people in many places have lost their bearing. The semi-paralysis induced by the pandemic provided the State with a distinctly new twist in the unstoppable…

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Zapatismo and the struggle for life

The Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) announced a new political initiative in October of 2020 that makes up another link in the chain of anti-capitalist rebellion that they have continued to move forward in the past twenty-seven years of…

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EZLN builds rafts to go to Europe

EZLN builds rafts to go to Europe and ‘share their experience with self-government’ By: Isaín Mandujano TUXTLA GUTIÉRREZ, Chiapas (apro) Members of the Zapatista National Liberation Army (Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional, EZLN) began to build and test their first…

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Shelter in Solidarity: Support the Zapatista Communities

Dear Family & Friends of the Chiapas Support Committee, WE ARE INVITING YOU TO JOIN US —during one of the most challenging of years— in people-to-people solidarity with the Zapatista communities. The pandemic provides one of the most revolutionary of…

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Anti-capitalist solidarity: Make a donation to acquire artesanía zapatista

Show Your Support for Zapatista Autonomy: Make a donation for blouses & purses, hand-embroidered and created by Zapatista women artists in Chiapas! The year 2020 has made our call and our work for solidarity and justice across borders even more…

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A Zapatista mountain on the high seas

By: Gilberto López y Rivas The communiqué of the Zapatista National Liberation Army (Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional, EZLN), entitled A mountain on the high seas, released by its spokesperson Subcomandante Moisés last October 5, contains long-range reflections about the…

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