Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Autonomy


Victories of the EZLN

HAPPY NEW YEAR | ¡FELIZ AÑO! By: Hermann Bellinghausen The three musketeers are not the same, the joke would say, 25 years later. Of course not! If they were, what would be the point of commemorating a quarter of a…

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EZLN: twenty-five years

By: Adolfo Gilly One morning 25 years ago, January 1, 1994, we saw an unusual spectacle appear on television: an indigenous army, emerging from the shadows of that New Years night, was taking the city of San Cristóbal. They were…

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Towards the 25th anniversary of the EZLN

By: Magdalena Gómez January 1, 2019 will be the 25 anniversary of the public emergence of the Zapatista National Liberation Army (Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional, EZLN). The challenge to the Mexican State, on the day the North American Free…

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The historical meanings of the Kurdish revolution

By: Gilberto López Y Rivas The revolutionary experience of the Kurdish people, who have implemented, particularly in Rojava (northern Syria), what is called Democratic Confederalism, together with the autonomic governments of the Zapatista Mayas of the EZLN in Chiapas, constitute…

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Join us for a screening of Corazón del tiempo (Heart of Time)

Corazón del Tiempo | Heart of Time Thursday, December 6, 2018 – 7-10 PM (Doors open at 6:30 pm Omni Commons Ballroom, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland, CA  94609 Requested Donation: $5-$15 (Sliding Scale, No one turned away for lack of…

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Autonomy, insubordination and the radical Mapuche movement in Chile

By: Gilberto López y Rivas César Enrique Pineda’s book, The Wallmapu [1] burns: autonomy, insubordination and the radical Mapuche movement in Chile, UNAM-CIALC-Bajo Tierra editions (2018), [2] is singularly relevant within the ambit of research about social movements, original peoples…

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Donate to decolonize education for Indigenous Zapatista children

The Chiapas Support Committee (CSC) received some long-awaited news from the Good Government Board (Junta) and the regional education coordinators in the La Garrucha region of Zapatista Territory: they are ready to begin a secondary (middle) school project. The CSC…

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Fulfill the San Andrés Accords?

By: Gilberto López y Rivas It has become commonplace in the discourse of the political class, when talking about the original peoples, to repeat like a magic spell: “Fulfill the San Andrés Accords!” If this were truly one of the…

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Neoindigenism versus the autonomies of indigenous peoples

By: Gilberto López y Rivas If anthropology, as a science, was born with the original sin of being strictly linked to colonialism, and to the efforts to impose capitalist relations in the global ambit, anthropological discipline in Mexico arises from…

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EZLN: 300: Part 3: A Challenge, Real Autonomy, An Answer, Multiple Proposals, and a Few Anecdotes about the Number 300

300. Third and last Part: A Challenge, Real Autonomy, An Answer, Multiple Proposals, and a Few Anecdotes about the Number 300 So what’s next? We’ll have to swim against the current, but that’s nothing new for us Zapatistas. We want…

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