Chiapas Support Committee

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The Yellow Vests will host the Zapatistas

By: Gloria Muñoz Ramírez While throughout Mexican territory candidates of the different political parties are smashed to pieces in every possible way, inside a tent that excludes society and includes the juggling of electoral authorities, other ways of doing politics…

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7 Zapatistas will set sail on May 3 for Europe

By Desinformémonos México City | Desinformémonos Marijose, a 39-year-old Tojolabal, will be the first Zapatista to disembark in Europe next June. The EZLN presents her as a she-him-they delegate, that is, the first trans Zapatista to be an official part…

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A Tour from Below and to the Left

By: Raúl Zibechi In a way, on one hand there are the platforms, the social networks, and the “masses” piled up; on the other the formation of collectives that embody the most diverse oppressions in the most distant geographies. If…

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A repressor of indigenous people, the Morena candidate for mayor of Comitán

[Admin: Mexico holds mid-term elections during 2021, so there’s lots of news about the candidates.] From the Editors The Morena party nominated former PRI member Jorge Constantino Kánter for municipal president of Comitán, Chiapas. He is one of the most…

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Background: Zapatistas, a 25-year transformation

By Herman Bellinghausen The theory of the gourd They made us believe that Mexico was a sort of large, mature, shiny and solid gourd for export. The government headed by Carlos Salinas de Gortari, obsequious and gallant, extended the gourd…

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Zapatismo and the struggle for life

The Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) announced a new political initiative in October of 2020 that makes up another link in the chain of anti-capitalist rebellion that they have continued to move forward in the past twenty-seven years of…

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Comandante Ismael of the EZLN dies

By: Elio Henríquez Integrantes del EZLN en imagen de archivo. Foto Víctor Camacho San Cristóbal de Las Casas. A commander of the Zapatista National Liberation Army (Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional, EZLN), Ismael (Miguel López Hernández), died early Tuesday morning,…

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Join us in the air & on the ground: 11/14: Women and Autonomy films | 11/17: Celebrate the Zapatistas!

Join the Chiapas Support Committee in two events—one in Oakland, the ¡Viva Zapata! film showings on “Women & Autonomy” November 14; and one online on November 17 to celebrate the Zapatistas 37th anniversary. Read invitations below.  +NEWS: Paramilitaries kidnap a Zapatista. The…

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Part Five: The Gaze and the Distance to the Door

October 2020 Let’s suppose it is possible to choose where to direct your own gaze. Suppose that you could free yourself, if only for a moment, from the tyranny of social networks that impose not only what you see and…

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Invitation to CompArte 2020 for the 26th

[La versión en español sigue a la en inglés]  An invitation to CompArte 2020 para el 26 | ComradesShareArt 2020 for the 26thShelter in Art, Solidarity & Resistance | Quédate en el arte, la solidaridad y la resistencia Dear Compas,…

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