Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Zapatista Journey For Life


What to do

By: Gustavo Esteva And yes, it’s the old question. But the answers are entirely different. As usual, Raúl Zibechi hits the nail on the head when describing the impotence of social movements or the so-called left faced with current predicaments….

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The Europe of Below and Aldama, Chiapas

In the streets of Vienna, a protest to demand the return of two kidnapped Zapatistas. By: Carlos Soledad* The state of Chiapas has become powder keg. On September 11, [2021] for example, members of the paramilitary organization ORCAO kidnapped the…

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From Europe they demand a stop to the violence in Aldama

Above Photo: “We are a people who live under a rain of shots from the armed groups of a paramilitary nature.” Courtesy: Luis Enrique Aguilar From: Yessica Morales, Editorial Staff In 2018, the attacks with high-caliber firearms intensified. At that…

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The Invisible fabric

Two Zapatista delegations of Maya descent visited Europe in 2021, and dedicated the majority of their journey to listening, and sharing words and experiences in intimacy. Here are some notes. We believe the conscious, organized struggle undertaken by a colonized…

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Indigenous anti-capitalist resistance and the Zapatista journey

By: Magdalena Gomez Today, wherever we look at indigenous peoples, we will find the diversity of their resistance. Some, daily and punctual; others, strategic and long-range. At the same time, we will observe a similar pattern in the ongoing responses…

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Thank You

Zapatista Sixth Commission
 Coordinating Team for the Journey for Life: Europe Chapter December 14, 2021 To the organizations, movements, groups, collectives, original peoples and individuals from the different geographies of the land today known as “Slumil K´ajxemk´op”.[1] From the Zapatista…

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The (supposed) limits of capitalism

By: Raúl Zibechi For a long time some of the Marxists claimed that capitalism has structural and economic limits, established in “laws” that would make their (self) destruction inevitable. Those laws are immanent to the system and are related to…

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Words of the Zapatista communities on the Occasion of the March Against the Destruction of Nature

Above photo: EZLN, CNI and FPDTA in the climate strike protest in Vienna, Austria on September 24 In Vienna, Austria. In the voice of compañera Libertad, on September 24, 2021 Good afternoon. This is our own little word in a…

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Chiapas on the Brink of Civil War

Communiqué from the Indigenous Revolutionary Clandestine Committee-General Command of the Zapatista National Liberation Army Mexico September 19, 2021 To the People of Mexico: To the Peoples of the World: To the National and International Sixth: A Europe of Below and…

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The EZLN Breaks the Racist Siege for Now

By: Magdalena Gómez The 177-member Zapatista airborne company, called The Extemporaneous (La Extemporánea), took off from Mexico City yesterday bound for Vienna, Austria, with a stopover in Madrid. It was not easy to overcome the structural racism related to the…

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