Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Raúl Zibechi


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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The popular movement resists the narco

By: Raúl Zibechi In the Iztapalapa delegation (Mexico City) the Acapatzingo Housing Community, where 596 families live, is being harassed by armed people who define themselves as “Colombians,” It’s one of the popular movements that for decades has been struggling…

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Pandemic and civilization collapse

By: Raúl Zibechi In its effects and consequences, the pandemic is the great war of our days. As happened with the two conflagrations of the 20th century or with the black plague of the 14th century, the pandemic is the…

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The post-pandemic world

By: Raúl Zibechi “The period from 1990 to 2025/2050 will most likely be a period of little peace, little stability and little legitimation,” wrote Immanuel Wallerstein en 1994*. In periods of turbulence and confusion, it’s advisable to consult compasses. He…

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Neoliberalism epidemic

By: Raúl Zibechi Centuries ago we were able to learn the importance of the social and natural environments where viruses take root and multiply, because we live with them and they don’t always threaten us. The black plague should have…

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