Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Zapatistas


This is how they protect themselves from Covid-19 in Zapatista territory

How do the Zapatistas protect their territory from the coronavirus? With a diffuse and extensive territory, the EZLN has bet on prevention and lack of physical movement of the inhabitants. Text: Orsetta Bellani Photo: Isabel Mateos OCOSINGO, CHIAPAS. Doctor Luis…

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The Maya Train and the rights to health and life

By: Giovanna Gasparello * and Jaime Quintana Guerrero ** Last May 8, the response to the demand for an amparo [a protective order, in this case a suspension] filed by members of the Ch’ol Maya indigenous people of the municipalities…

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Oscar Chávez, “big brother” to the Zapatistas

By: Luis Hernández Navarro Oscar Chávez was a leading figure in the formation of a critical mass culture and in the sentimental education of several generations. He kept the Mexican popular songbook alive. He recuperated and spread the songs of…

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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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The EZLN inaugurates new government centers

By: Angeles Mariscal In the Jungle zone of Chiapas, the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN, its initials in Spanish) inaugurated with a celebration that their leaders attended, among them Subcomandante Insurgente Galeano -before Marcos-, two of the seven new “Caracoles”…

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The Snail’s walk

By: Raúl Romero* On August 17, 2019, the EZLN announced the end of the “Samir Flores Vive” campaign with which it went on the offensive and extended “the word and action of resistance and rebellion.” As a result of this,…

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An Invitation to Build Community-to-Community Solidarity & Justice

An Invitation from the Chiapas Support Committee “We would like to take this opportunity to invite The Sixth, The Networks, the CNI, and all honest people to come and participate, together with the Zapatista peoples, in building these CRAREZ [Zapatista…

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Militarization in Mexico Advances with a Red Zone in the South-Southeast

By: Eugenia Lopez Translated by El Enemigo Común Militarism in Mexico is increasing. President Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador, along with the commander of the National Guard Luis Ramirez Bucio, at an August 13th press conference shared a document titled “The…

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36 years of clandestine life

  By: Gloria Muñoz Ramírez Evaluating the 36 years of existence of the Zapatista National Liberation Army (Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional, EZLN) it not an ideological issue, but rather an act of honesty. This November 17 marks 10 years…

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The History of Dolores Hidalgo, according to Marcos

[In August 2005, the community of Dolores Hidalgo, now one of the EZLN’s new caracoles, hosted a preparatory meeting for the Other Campaign. The late figure of SCI Marcos gave an opening speech that included the words below.] Compañeros and…

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