Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Autonomy


San Cristóbal officials promote the plunder of Zapatista Huitepec Reserve

By: Ángeles Mariscal On Sunday, July 4, a group of individuals that call themselves “Guardians of the Huitepec Alcanfores Reserve,” entered into the zone of Huitepec, in San Cristóbal de Las Casas, where support bases of the Zapatista Army of…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

The EZLN prepares to tour Europe; the journey starts April 26

By: Isaín Mandujano TUXTLA GUTIÉRREZ, Chiapas (apro) The Zapatista National Liberation Army (Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional, EZLN) set a date for the tour that it will take to Europe in order to extend processes of reflection and analysis about…

Read More

The National Guard enters an EZLN community

By: Chiapas Paralelo With the excuse of verifying a complaint about the existence of “pirate” radio antennas, a National Guard (NG) convoy, with 500 members, entered into a community of Zapatista National Liberation Army (Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional, EZLN)…

Read More

Background: Conquest, national independence and indigenous emancipation [On internal colonialism]

By Francisco López Bárcenas This year marks 500 years since the fall of Tenochtitlan to the power of the Spanish invaders. That event initiated the conquest and subsequent colonization of all of Anahuac, the part of the continent known as…

Read More

The San Andrés Accords, autonomy vs. neo-indigenism

By: Luis Hernández Navarro This February 16th marks the 25th anniversary of the signing of the San Andrés accords on indigenous rights and culture. Much has changed since then, but one thing remains: indigenism as a State policy. Indigenism is…

Read More

The necessary utopia

By: Raúl Romero* We live in times of anguish and anxiety. Wherever you look, uncertainty is the protagonist. Most of humanity doesn’t see “the storm pass.” It’s not all of humanity, there are exceptions, those to whom the pandemic came…

Read More

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…

Read More

Caravan heads out to deliver support to Zapatista communities

By: Elio Henriquez San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas Members of organizations, collectives, and individuals, adherents to the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandón Jungle, traveled this Thursday to the communities of Moíses Gandhi and Nuevo San Gregorio in the autonomous…

Read More