Chiapas Support Committee

Category: colonialism


“We can’t take it anymore, we are migrants, not animals”

This article further describes why the Zapatistas issued the “Against Xenophobia and Racism” communiqué. Text by: Ángeles Mariscal Photos by Ángeles Mariscal  With torn feet, under sun and rain, hundreds of migrants from Haiti, Venezuela, Cuba, Central America and other…

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Dispute over the past and internal colonialism

By: Luis Hernández Navarro In his Memories, published for the first time in 1955, Jaime Torres Bodet bemoans how the historical interpretation of the conquest and the colonial past of México have painfully and pointlessly divided the country. Secretary of…

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500 years, the uses of history

Above: A member of Zapatista Squadron 421 at the 500 Years celebration in Madrid, Spain. By: Luis Hernández Navarro The Plaza de Colón, in Madrid, is the emblematic heart of the Spanish ultra-right and its fantasies of recovering its lost…

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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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Part Four: Memory of What Is to Come

October 2020. Let’s go back, to 35 Octobers ago. Old Antonio watched the bonfire resist the rain. Beneath his dripping straw hat he lights his hand-rolled cigarette with a burning ember. The fire stays alive, hiding occasionally beneath the logs;…

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Part Six: A Mountain on the High Seas

Communiqué from the Indigenous Revolutionary Clandestine Committee
General Command of the Zapatista National Liberation Army MEXICO October 5, 2020 To the National Indigenous Congress—Indigenous Governing Council: To the Sixth in Mexico and abroad: To the Networks of Resistance and Rebellion: To…

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The post-pandemic world

By: Raúl Zibechi “The period from 1990 to 2025/2050 will most likely be a period of little peace, little stability and little legitimation,” wrote Immanuel Wallerstein en 1994*. In periods of turbulence and confusion, it’s advisable to consult compasses. He…

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La Caracola and the color of the Earth

By: Carlos Fazio In February, the Zapatista women announced from the mountains of the Mexican southeast the suspension of the Second International Meeting for Women in Struggle, scheduled for next March in their regional territories. One of the reasons given…

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Autonomous Municipalities and 40 years of resistance

Juan Trujillo Limones “We clearly told the government in 1994 that the people are going to rule in Chiapas,” commented the indigenous Tojolabal Aurelio on that summer morning, while he mixed the cement for repairing the wall of the secondary…

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Gramsci, Fanon and after

By: Raúl Zibechi Not so long ago someone wrote that what’s important is not who speaks, but rather from where he does it. Recently I was able to understand the central aspects of the Antonio Gramsci’s thinking about the campesino…

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