Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Autonomy


EZLN Words on 24th Anniversary

WORDS FROM THE INDIGENOUS REVOLUTIONARY CLANDESTINE COMMITTEE-GENERAL COMMAND of the ZAPATISTA NATIONAL LIBERATION ARMY, JANUARY 1, 2018 24th Anniversary of the start of the war against oblivion GOOD EVENING, GOOD MORNING: COMPAÑEROS, COMPAÑERAS WHO ARE ZAPATISTA BASES OF SUPPORT COMPAÑEROS,…

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EZLN: anniversary message

By: Magdalena Gómez The General Command of the Zapatista National Liberation Army (Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional) issued a message last January 1; I will emphasize some aspects of it. It repeats and bases the call to organization from below,…

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Silent insurrections

By: Raúl Zibechi Big changes always begin through small movements, invisible to the analysts of above and to the big media, as one of the communiqués from Zapatismo points out. Before thousands of people occupy the big avenues, underground processes…

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Marichuy, a very different campaign

By: Luis Hernández Navarro Some 21 years ago, on October 11, 1996, an indigenous Nahua from Jalisco read the political statement of the nascent National Indigenous Congress. In the name of more than 600 delegates coming from all over the…

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Raúl Zibechi: What I learned from the Mexican people

By: Raúl Zibechi I had the immense good fortune of having been in Mexico City on September 19. At 1:15 pm we were with compañero and friend Luis Hernández Navarro near colonia Juárez. In the following days I was with…

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The dispute for urban territory

By: Raúl Zibechi Seated in a round in which more than 100 persons participate, Mari launches a sentence that is, at the same time, a whole political program: “If those below don’t look at ourselves, no one else looks at…

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Waffles & Zapatismo

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Macri’s war against the Mapuche people

By: Raúl Zibechi “This is the new Desert Campaign, only not with the sword but with education,” said Esteban Bullrich, then Minister of Education and Sports upon inaugurating a hospital and school in September of last year (goo.gl/JxD7Wl). Beyond the…

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Carlos Gonzalez: “We are going to reorganize the National indigenous Congress”

Carlos Gonzales, a member of the Organizing Committee of the National Indigenous Congress (CNI, its initials in Spanish) was invited on UDGTV radio, where he clarified several things, primarily about the CNI’s process, remembering the CNI’s birth on October 12,…

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The pro-capitalist “left”

By: Gustavo Esteva The openly anti-capitalist posture of the CNI’s initiative has provoked very different reactions. It’s useful to examine them by reflecting on what it means today to be against what capital says and does. The most common reaction…

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