Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Autonomy


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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The Zapatista Caracoles

By: Raúl Romero* On December 19, 1994, the general command of the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN, its initials in Spanish) announced that as a result of the campaign called “Peace with Justice and Dignity for Indigenous Peoples,” and with…

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EZLN: Images of the Rupture of the Siege II (and last) from August 17, 2019

Sup Galeano’s Note: Here should be photos in video from the different CRAREZ that were created with the rupture of the siege from August 17, 2019. It’s probable that this video may be eliminated by Mr. YouTube, who demands that…

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Zapatismo, a dream that encompasses the world

By: Luis Hernández Navarro One after another, the same in los Altos (the Highlands) of Chiapas as in the Northern Zone, different hand-painted signs on wooden boards or sheets of metal eaten away by the patina, some with images of…

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Communiqué from the EZLN’s CCRI-CG And, We Broke the Siege

Communiqué from the Indigenous Revolutionary Clandestine Committee—General Command of the Zapatista National Liberation Army 
Mexico August 17, 2019 To the People of Mexico: To the Peoples of the World: To the National Indigenous Congress—Indigenous Governing Council: To the National and…

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EZLN creates seven new Caracols

[A new communiqué from the CCRI-CG of the EZLN was just released in Spanish (link below). This is a translation of a report on the communiqué in La Jornada with a list of the new Caracols and autonomous municipalities. This…

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From confrontation to autonomy

By: Raúl Zibechi The history of the Autonomous Territorial Government of the Wampis Nation dates back to a half century ago, a process that led to the formation of the Huambisa Aguaruna Council in 1977, under the Peruvian military regime….

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Recovering Paradise

This documentary film tells the story of indigenous people in Michoacán, Mexico, who recuperated ancestral land in Santa María Ostula and suffered armed attacks as they constructed their autonomy. This screening is a benefit for the National Indigenous Congress and…

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Kana’antik k-lu’umo’ob: The Maya horizon

By: Francisco López Bárcenas June 21 is a very important day for the Mayas of the Mexican [Yucatan] Peninsula. It’s the date on which the Saq’ Q’ij, known as the Summer Solstice among the mestizo population, an epoch that denotes…

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Individualized support: counterinsurgency or social containment?

By: Peter Rosset* The Mexican countryside is full of struggles and alternative projects. It has a long history of agrarian struggle, territorial defense, appropriation of productive processes and commercialization through peasant cooperatives and other forms of ejidal companies and social…

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