Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Autonomy


“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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The paramilitary group Paz y Justicia perpetrated the attack, the autonomous ejido says

By: Hermann Bellinghausen and Elio Henríquez, Reporter and Correspondent The violence in Tila, Chiapas, continues to grow, and cross reports are alarming. On the one hand the ejido, declared autonomous, maintains that the march that they carried out on September…

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Paramilitaries ambush march in Tila, Chiapas; at least two dead

By: Hermann Bellinghausen and Elio Henríquez Violence broke out this Friday in the Chol municipality of Tila, in the northern zone of Chiapas, with at least two dead (other sources talk about three) and an undetermined number of injured. The…

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Vandalism and the return of Paz y Justicia in the Tila ejido, Chiapas

By: Hermann Bellinghausen The Tila ejido, in the northern zone of Chiapas, denounced acts that have altered the fragile stability of its urban core and mark the return of the Paz y Justicia [1] organization (that never really went away),…

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