Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Raúl Zibechi


Impunity of the Armed Forces faced with the climate crisis

By: Raúl Zibechi It happens with the weather like it does with almost all issues: minor data transcend, but the really important ones remain in the shadows. Thus, through abstractions, it might seem that those of us who inhabit the…

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The Zapatista journey surpasses the anti-globalization movement

Above Photo: Squadron 421 marches in France. By: Raúl Zibechi I propose thinking of the Journey for Life that the EZLN organizes as improving upon the anti-globalization movement that took off in the 1990s, recuperating the traditions of internationalist mobilization,…

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A meeting of leaders or of movements?

By Raúl Zibechi April 12, 2021 In a meeting with the National and International Caravan of Observation and Solidarity with the Zapatista Communities, held on August 2, 2008 in La Garrucha, Subcomandante Marcos explained how the Zapatistas perceive international encounters…

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Militarization, the highest phase of extractivism

By Raúl Zibechi The growing militarization of our societies is a clear sign of the autumnal phase of the patriarchal capitalist system. The system gave up on integrating the popular classes, and no longer even aspires to dialogue with them, but…

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The war of attrition against the Zapatista communities

 The strategy of the Andrés Manuel López Obrador Government is completed with the installation of new camps and National Guard bases in the Ocosingo region, which goes hand in hand with the reactivation of armed groups such as the ORCAO…

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Tour for life and hope

By: Raúl Zibechi In all corners of the world those above are perpetrating a silent genocide of Native and Black peoples, of campesino and poor people, of the city and the countryside. The Turkish Army invades northern Syria, devastating Kurdish…

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The Zapatista tour, a gathering of rebels

By: Raúl Zibechi What we are lacking are new forms of resistance capable of putting the brakes on the new world war, since the old ways of doing politics have shown their limitations, if not their failure. Hundreds of collectives…

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Critical thought and the pandemic

By: Raúl Zibechi One of the main characteristics of critical thought has been its uneasiness, its capacity to disturb the common places, to question established knowledge and shake off the drowsiness of inertia. It was always thinking that went against…

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EZLN: 37 years of dignity and autonomy

By: Raúl Zibechi In these fierce times there is little to celebrate. While the darkness of the system becomes routine, when those above dispossess us with death and violence, the lights from below shine with all their brilliance, tearing the…

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The next three months of great danger to the world

By: Raúl Zibechi The three months that separate us from elections in the United States will be critical to life on the planet, according to various analyses and, in a very particular way, in the opinion of Chinese leaders, those…

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