Chiapas Support Committee

Category: EZLN History

The rise and continuity of indigenous struggles

By: Magdalena Gómez We are two days away from the 27th anniversary of the signing of the San Andrés Accords. We will be mistaken if we disqualify them with an eye on successive betrayals by the state. They are certainly…

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Memory of the Machetes of War

By: Hermann Bellinghausen Photos: Mario Olarte It’s night at the end of 2022. A half-moon hangs over us. In the backyard of his plot the family gathers to talk with visitors. Around a bonfire, two board benches and two stool-like…

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EZLN, 29 years of persistence

By: Hermann Bellinghausen San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas 29 years have passed since the armed uprising and the declaration of war against the Mexican state of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) in the mountains of Chiapas. Six…

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The return of the old mole

By: Luis Hernández Navarro A ray in the darkness of Salinas neoliberalism illuminated Mexico from below on the night of December 31, 1993. At the sound of the drum of dawn, tens of thousands of indigenous Zapatistas militarily occupied the…

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Luis Villoro, the sentinel

By: Raúl Romero* The events take place in 1996. After being introduced by Zapatista Comandante David, Don Luis Villoro Toranzo takes the floor. He speaks in the name of the group of advisors to the EZLN, in the Dialogue for…

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The Lacandón Commune at 19 years

By: Luis Hernández Navarro Fabrizio León’s photograph taken in 1985 speaks for itself. With heavy bundles of coffee on their backs and the aromatic coffee orchards spread out to the mountainside in front of them, three indigenous Chiapanecan day laborers…

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