Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Resistance


To gaze without seeing, to think without feeling: the limits of eurocentrism

By: Raúl Zibechi The Russian invasion of Ukraine and the consequent war between powers is having profound effects on critical thinking and movements, but in a divergent way in the North and in Latin America: differences and distances are deepening…

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The Incessant Militarization of Indigenous Communities

Daliri Oropeza brings us an account of the ongoing process of militarization of indigenous communities, the effects it has on peoples and organized resistance to stop it. By: Daliri Oropeza There is a history of militarization of indigenous peoples in…

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And yet it moves

By: Raúl Romero* The study of social movements is important in that it indicates, among other things, some of the “great national problems” that concern and mobilize different social sectors. There are mobilizations and movements of the left and right;…

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Autonomy and dignity don’t depend on numbers

By: Raúl Zibechi In the cities, when we go to demonstrations, one of the usual comments is about the number of people that attended. This attitude is part of our traditional white and urban traditional left political culture, which has…

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AJMAQ: The government doesn’t exist in Chiapas, it doesn’t see, it doesn’t hear and it doesn’t speak

By: Yessica Morales On multiple occasions, the Frayba has made the three levels of government aware of the constant aggressions against the EZLN support bases in Nuevo San Gregorio, who remain in resistance and defense of the territory recovered since…

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To govern by obeying: 19 years of the caracoles

By: Raúl Romero* August 9, 2022 was the 19th anniversary of the creation of the Caracoles and the Juntas de Buen Gobierno (Good Government Juntas), a watershed in the history of the Zapatista movement and a process that has become…

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Chiapas: Crimen organizado, violencia estatal y resistencia comunitaria

CELEBRANDO EL ANIVERSARIO 19 DE RESISENCIA DE LOS CARACOLES ZAPATISTAS Mesa de discusión virtual: 20 de Agosto, 5 pm (Pacific Time) – 7 pm (Ciudad de México) Con este diálogo celebramos el aniversario 19 de la fundación de los Caracoles…

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Chiapas: Capitalism, Organized Crime, State Violence and Community Resistance.

CELEBRATING THE 19th ANNIVERSARY OF RESISTANCE OF THE ZAPATISTA CARACOLES Webinar: August 20, 5 pm PT We will celebrate the 19th anniversary of the founding of the Zapatista Caracoles and Good Government Councils (Juntas de buen gobierno) and their extraordinary…

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Take Action: Pressure the Mexican government stop the paramilitary violence against Zapatista & Indigenous communities in Chiapas

Statement of Solidarity with the BAEZLN, FrayBa, and  BriCOs Turtle Island – United States of America  July 2022 To the Mexican General Consulates in the United States, We, the everyday people from below, the children, mothers, and elders, Native and…

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New! Grietas: A Journal of Zapatista Thought & Horizon

Introducing Grietas: A Journal of Zapatista Thought and Horizons, a new journal published by the Sexta Grietas Del Norte Network The first issue of Grietas journal, titled “Autonomy From Below and to the Left in the U.S.,”  takes up the topic of autonomy in…

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