Chiapas Support Committee

Category: National Indigenous Congress


Indigenous Women: an expanding view

By: Magdalena Gómez March 8 is International Women’s Day. In the case of Indigenous women, as of today, the complexity is not fully realized that their belonging to a people and the dimension of gender involve. In the last 20…

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Delegation to Chiapas, March 26-April 1, 2017

CSC SPRING DELEGATION to CHIAPAS, March 26 – April 1, 2017 The Chiapas Support Committee of Oakland, California announces a Delegation to Chiapas, Mexico.   We hope you will join us to explore the autonomous parallel government being constructed in…

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Word Movement: Poets against war & racism

Poets against War & Racism | Poetas contra la guerra y el racismo Poets Amira Ali Arnoldo Colibrí Hummingbird Rafael Jesús Gonzalez with Gerardo Omar Marín Invited poets & performers Open mic. Update with short new video on the Congreso Nacional Indígena congress…

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Joint CNI-EZLN communiqué on Rarámuri murders

Joint Comunicado of the National Indigenous Congress and the Zapatista National Liberation Army in solidarity with the Rarámuri People STOP THE MURDERS OF INDIGENOUS RARAMURIS COMPAÑEROS IN DEFENSE OF THEIR TERRITORY! Indigenous Territories of Mexico, February 4, 2017 To the…

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Learning to govern ourselves

By: Gustavo Esteva The storm rages; cold and hurricane-force winds threaten from the north, which will be accentuated after next Friday, January 20, and a cyclone forms level with the land all over the country. There is nowhere to take…

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CNI-EZLN: Who dares to say it’s a bad fight?

By: Magdalena Gómez With that question on the first of January, the Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés emphasized the support of the EZLN to the agreements reached in the second stage of the fifth National Indigenous Congress (CNI). And he reflected: “Twenty-three…

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CNI-EZLN pronouncement on Mapuche political prisoner

JOINT PRONOUNCEMENT FROM THE CNI AND THE EZLN FOR THE FREEDOM OF OUR MAPUCHE SISTER MACHI FRANCISCA LINCOLAO HUIRCAPAN   To the Mapuche People: To the Chilean People: To the International Sixth: To the Media: We peoples, nations, and tribes of…

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Zapatismo’s presidential candidacy

By: Raúl Zibechi The decision of the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN) and the National Indigenous Congress (CNI) to submit the possibility of presenting an indigenous woman as a candidate for the presidency in the 2018 elections to its support…

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Words of the EZLN at the closing of the 5th CNI Congress

WORDS OF THE EZLN AT THE CLOSING OF THE SECOND STAGE OF THE FIFTH CNI CONGRESS ZAPATISTA NATIONAL LIBERATION ARMY MEXICO JANUARY FIRST, 2017 Sisters and Brothers of the National Indigenous Congress: Compañeras, compañeros y compañeroas of the national and…

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The Power of Below

By: Raúl Zibechi It’s unheard of in Latin America that dozens of indigenous peoples and nations decide to endow themselves with their own government. The recent decision of the 5th National Indigenous Congress (CNI), after consultation and approval by 43…

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