Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Capitalism


The Zapatista journey surpasses the anti-globalization movement

Above Photo: Squadron 421 marches in France. By: Raúl Zibechi I propose thinking of the Journey for Life that the EZLN organizes as improving upon the anti-globalization movement that took off in the 1990s, recuperating the traditions of internationalist mobilization,…

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The Consultation, the past that is the present

Squadron 421 on stage in Spain By: Luis Hernández Navarro The geography of Mexican horror had, at the end of the 20th century, a peak moment. Atrocity became a form of daily government. The terror established a new nomenclature. It…

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EZLN: Why Yes to the Consultation and Yes to the question

July 2021 Summary: A call to participate in the Consultation with the victims in mind.  Going to the polls.  It is suggested that if you dislike or distrust the Supreme, and rightly so, and think that your participation would be…

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Army enters Pantelhó but doesn’t arrest criminal groups; thousands of indigenous people escape

Above: The Armed Forces entered the municipal seat of Pantelhó Photo: Ángeles Mariscal By: Ángeles Mariscal July 12, 2021 Members of the Mexican Army and National Guard entered the municipality of Pantelhó, the place where indigenous Tsotsils, who define themselves…

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Land & Freedom 2021! Solidarity with the Zapatistas’ Tour for Life

By Michael Löwy. Posted in Camino al andar. July 4, 2021. We are many in this old European continent saluting the Tour for Life of the Zapatista comrades. Due to its global, planetary nature, the Zapatista tour is a historic…

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VOLANTEM EST ALIO GRADIENDI MODE (What are we waiting for?)

Any day, any month of any year. Droughts Floods Earthquakes Eruptions Contamination. Current and future pandemics. Assassinations of leaders of native peoples, defenders of human rights, guardians of the Earth. Gender violence escalating to genocide against women -the stupid suicide…

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Otroa Compañeroas | Gender fluidity: A contemporary emergence with ancestral roots

By  Sylvia Marcos Published originally in Camino al andar. June 20, 2021. … we know well that there are those who are neither men nor women and that we call them Otroas … and it has not been easy for…

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The Journey for Life: Where Are We Going?

A clarification: Many times, when we use “los Zapatistas” we are not referring to the men, but to the Zapatista peoples. And when we use “las Zapatistas”, we are not describing women, but the Zapatista communities. So you will find…

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International companies have taken possession of more than 36 thousand hectares of land in Chiapas

Thousands of acres planted with oil palm Photo: Aldo Santiago López. By: Yessica Morales MAYAN COMMUNITIES in CHIAPAS DENOUNCE THAT OIL PALM TAKES WATER and LAND FROM THEM Slowly but surely, international oil companies have taken possession of more than…

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The EZLN mission docks in Galicia, which it renames “Insubordinate Land”

By: Armando G. Tejeda Madrid At 6:10 in the afternoon –European time–, Squadron 421, made up of the Zapatista delegation that sailed the seas to travel from Mexico to this continent, set foot on terra firma in Vigo, one of…

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