Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Autonomy


Zapatismo impacts processes of autonomy in Latin America

An interview with Raúl Zibechi 29 years after the EZLN Uprising, the journalist and popular educator Raúl Zibechi evaluates the validity of the Zapatismo of Chiapas in the social and indigenous movements of Latin America and the processes that they…

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EZLN, 29 years of persistence

By: Hermann Bellinghausen San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas 29 years have passed since the armed uprising and the declaration of war against the Mexican state of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) in the mountains of Chiapas. Six…

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To gaze without seeing, to think without feeling: the limits of eurocentrism

By: Raúl Zibechi The Russian invasion of Ukraine and the consequent war between powers is having profound effects on critical thinking and movements, but in a divergent way in the North and in Latin America: differences and distances are deepening…

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Ricardo Flores Magón: Living Thought

By: Raúl Romero In his history classes, professor emeritus at the UNAM Juan Brom used to say that it was a credit to the student movement of 1999-2000 that they named the main auditorium of the Faculty of Political and…

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The Article 27 Reform Fiasco: Advancement of Intensive Agriculture

By: Ana de Ita* Thanks to the series of excellent reports, “Echos of the Agrarian Counter-reform” that La Jornada offered us last week, it is possible to take a closer look at what has happened with the agrarian question after…

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Being different, to save the world

By: Raúl Zibechi All the efforts of the ruling class are focused on eliminating or flattening differences in the ways of life, in the daily practices of peoples, classes and individuals, with respect to the dominant culture. For this purpose,…

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Spirituality and autonomy

By: Raúl Zibechi Those of us who have been trained in materialism and Eurocentric critical thought have serious difficulties in comprehending and assuming the role of spirituality in the emancipatory processes. We are deeply dependent on Marx’s famous phrase that…

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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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