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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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CompArte 2020: Quédate en el arte, la solidaridad y la resistencia

[To read the English version of this message on CompArte 2020, click here.] El Comité de Apoyo a Chiapas (CSC, Chiapas Support Committee) los invita al quinto “CompArte: El festival comunitario Emiliano Zapata,” celebrando el vigésimo sexto año de rebelión,…

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CompArte 2020: Shelter in Art, Solidarity & Resistance

[Para leer este mensaje en español sobre, CompArte 2020, haga clic aquí.] The Chiapas Support Committee is inviting you to the fifth annual “CompArte: The Emiliano Zapata Community Festival,” celebrating the Zapatistas’ 26th year of indigenous rebellion, land justice and…

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T-MEC, agriculture and neoliberalism

By: Luis Hernández Navarro The free trade hurricane devastated the Mexican countryside, ruined small and medium-sized farmers and obliged millions of campesinos to migrate to the United States or agricultural fields in northwest Mexico. The free movement of agricultural merchandise…

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Join us in new online film series: Zapatista | where reality is more real

The Chiapas Support Committee presents a new online program: ¡Viva Zapata Film Series!rebellious films | películas rebeldes Join us for the first screening in this series. We will be showing the documentary, ZAPATISTA, as the first installment of our new…

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The Maya Train will emit 431,000 tons of carbon dioxide per year

By: Angélica Enciso L. In the construction and effectuation of the first phase of the Maya Train there are 130 adverse environmental impacts, although most of them have mitigation measures, Fonatur [1] pointed out in the environmental impact assessment (EIS)…

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The anticapitalist left, neither liberal nor conservative

[Admin’s intro: Mexico’s president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), has consistently referred to the Zapatistas, indigenous territory defenders, as well as supporters of the EZLN and the CNI-CIG as “conservatives” for opposing the Maya Train and the Trans-Isthmus Corridor, claiming…

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