Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Autonomy


EZLN warns AMLO: they will defend their territory against megaprojects

By: Angeles Mariscal The EZLN reiterated its position versus government policies that imply extractive projects and warned that they will defend their territory. It called for strengthening models based on self-determination and the knowledge of the original peoples. One year…

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Zapatistas call to confront the “Fourth Annihilation” with the exercise of autonomies

By: Isaín Mandujano San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas The indigenous Zapatista bases of support of the Zapatista National liberation Army (Ejército de Liberación Nacional, EZLN) and of Mexico warned today that they will continue resisting in the new era…

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Report from EZLN-CNI Forum in Defense of Territory and Mother Earth

INDIGENOUS AGREE TO FORM AN ECONOMIC MODEL PARALLEL TO CAPITALISM By: Angeles Mariscal The global economic model based on the exploitation of nature and the accumulation of wealth, the capitalist economic model, in the last 200 years has provoked climate…

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An Invitation to Build Community-to-Community Solidarity & Justice

An Invitation from the Chiapas Support Committee “We would like to take this opportunity to invite The Sixth, The Networks, the CNI, and all honest people to come and participate, together with the Zapatista peoples, in building these CRAREZ [Zapatista…

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Nation and national State

By: Gilberto López Y Rivas Discerning about nation and national State and their transformations with neoliberal capitalist globalization necessitates a defining approach to these multi-meaning concepts of the social sciences. The nation would be that stable human community, historically emerged…

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The History of Dolores Hidalgo, according to Marcos

[In August 2005, the community of Dolores Hidalgo, now one of the EZLN’s new caracoles, hosted a preparatory meeting for the Other Campaign. The late figure of SCI Marcos gave an opening speech that included the words below.] Compañeros and…

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They broke the siege and extended their autonomous territory!

 By: Gilberto López y Rivas On August 17, 2019, the insurgent subcomandante Moisés, spokesman of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN), published a historic communique in which this organization is accountable to the CNI-CIG, its spokeswoman, organizations, collective groups…

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Film screening: “The Wanted 18”

FILM, SPEAKER, POPCORN  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2019 – 5:30 – 8:00 pm  OMNI COMMONS, 4799 SHATTUCK AVE., OAKLAND CA 94609 Through a clever mix of stop motion animation and interviews, “The Wanted 18” recreates an astonishing true story: the Israeli…

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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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The third expansion of Zapatismo

THE EZLN ANNOUNCED THE EXPANSION OF ITS ZONE OF SELF-GOVERNMENT. By: Raúl Zibechi August 23, 2019 Despite being surrounded by the Mexican Army, the support bases of the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN) have managed to break the military, media…

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