Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Autonomy


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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After 15 years of the Caracoles and JBGs, “Zapatista Hope” continues

Altamirano, Chiapas, August 9, 2018 The smiles of the grandparents, the reflection of the women, the curious looks of the children are images that stand out at the Zapatista CompArte Festival 2018. “Our Caracoles are flourishing.” “Our struggle is not…

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The Trans-Isthmus corridor

By: Luis Hernández Navarro Many names; same project. The proposal to promote regional development through the construction of a dry canal that connects the Gulf of Mexico with the Pacific Ocean, linking the ports of Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, and Salina Cruz,…

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The strategy of the caracol

[Administrator’s Note: Today is the the 15th Anniversary of the birth of the Zapatista Good Government Juntas and Caracoles, a revolutionary model for organizing and self-government. The anniversary is being celebrated at the Gathering in Morelia.] By: Hermann Bellinghausen It…

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The play on the Zapatista court

By: Daliri Oropeza* A group of young women with ski masks collectively recite poems mixed with dance, slogans that make petals fly, fans raising corn, all in different circular formations, then linear, which encompass the space of the basketball court….

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The strategy of the 1% and ours

By: Raúl Zibechi In recent days two facts illuminate the strategy of the richest 1 percent of humanity. Towards the end of January the media divulged an Oxfam study, wherein is asserts that of all the wealth generated in 2017…

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EZLN: 24 years of dignity and ethical congruence

By: Gilberto López y Rivas Last January 1 one more anniversary was completed of the uprising of the Zapatista Mayas by which the existence of an insurgent group in the majority composed of Indigenous was made public, and which based…

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