Chiapas Support Committee

Category: feminism


Chiapas: Violence and displaced persons cause fear of another Acteal

Lack of attention to land conflicts and the growing operation of organized crime groups translates into deaths, rapes and forced displacement of residents. By: Isaín Mandujano Civilian organizations, human rights defenders and religious people denounce an unusual increase in violence…

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19 years of the caracoles and the good government juntas

By: Gilberto López y Rivas On August 9, we commemorated the 19th anniversary of the creation of the caracoles and the good government juntas (JBG, their initials in Spanish), which replaced the Aguascalientes and their authorities, and that constitute regional…

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Anthropologist and social activist Mercedes Olivera Bustamonte passed away

By: Elio Henríquez San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas Anthropologist and social activist Mercedes Olivera Bustamante, one of the pioneers of feminism in Chiapas, died yesterday at the age of 87, reported Guadalupe Cárdenas Zitle, coordinator of the feminist collective…

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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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Mexico: Cartography of hope and resistances

Marichuy in the Caracol of La Garrucha By: Raúl Romero / II In Mexico: Cartography of War (https://wordpress.com/post/chiapas-support.org/12897), we mapped out some urgent problems in our country. There were two points of departure: 1) The energy, extractive and infrastructure megaprojects…

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Women’s Victory

Mexico Decriminalizes Abortion A La Jornada Editorial In a historic and unanimous vote, [Mexico’s] Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN) declared unconstitutional Article 196 of the Coahuila Penal Code, which punishes with imprisonment for one to three years…

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Otroa Compañeroas | Gender fluidity: A contemporary emergence with ancestral roots

By  Sylvia Marcos Published originally in Camino al andar. June 20, 2021. … we know well that there are those who are neither men nor women and that we call them Otroas … and it has not been easy for…

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We Don’t Need Permission to Fight for Life, Zapatista Women Join the March 9 National Strike

ZAPATISTA NATIONAL LIBERATION
 ARMY, MEXICO March 1, 2020 To: Women who struggle in Mexico and around the world From: The Zapatista indigenous women of the EZLN Compañera and sister: We greet you in the name of all of the Zapatista…

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Zapatista Women close Women’s Gathering with a proposal

Words of the Zapatista Women at the Closing of the Second International Gathering of Women Who Struggle ZAPATISTA NATIONAL LIBERATION ARMY 
MEXICO December 29, 2019 Compañeras and sisters: We want to share a few words with you as we close…

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Words of the Zapatista Women at the Opening of the Second International Women’s Gathering

[Save the Date: The Chiapas Support Committee is hosting a Dinner and Report Back from the Women’s Gathering on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at the Omni Commons. 5-7pm] ZAPATISTA NATIONAL LIBERATION
 ARMY MEXICO December 27, 2019 Compañeras and sisters: Welcome…

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