Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Autonomy


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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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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