Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Zapatistas


An Indigenous cultural awakening radiates with intensity in San Cristóbal

In Ciudad Real de los Altos a scenario like few others has been created, in which creativity, art and literature flourish in cafes, galleries and bars where Tsotsil and Tseltal writers, plastic artists, filmmakers or academics gather By: Hermann Bellinghausen,…

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Memory of the Machetes of War

By: Hermann Bellinghausen Photos: Mario Olarte It’s night at the end of 2022. A half-moon hangs over us. In the backyard of his plot the family gathers to talk with visitors. Around a bonfire, two board benches and two stool-like…

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The EZLN commemorates 29 years of struggle with a call to new generations of rebels

With dances and slogans, members of the EZLN ratified their struggle that began on January 1, 1994 and called on the new generations of rebels not to forget those who gave them their lives. By: Isaín Mandujano SAN CRISTÓBAL DE…

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EZLN, 29 years of persistence

By: Hermann Bellinghausen San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas 29 years have passed since the armed uprising and the declaration of war against the Mexican state of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) in the mountains of Chiapas. Six…

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The return of the old mole

By: Luis Hernández Navarro A ray in the darkness of Salinas neoliberalism illuminated Mexico from below on the night of December 31, 1993. At the sound of the drum of dawn, tens of thousands of indigenous Zapatistas militarily occupied the…

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To gaze without seeing, to think without feeling: the limits of eurocentrism

By: Raúl Zibechi The Russian invasion of Ukraine and the consequent war between powers is having profound effects on critical thinking and movements, but in a divergent way in the North and in Latin America: differences and distances are deepening…

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Zapatistas do cleaning and maintenance on Huitepec Reserve

The sign also reads: “We struggle to defend Mother Earth. We are born in her, we grow up and we die in her. Natural protected area. EZLN, Zona Altos de Chiapas (Chiapas Highlands Zone). By: Chiapas Paralelo Support bases of…

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The EZLN announces mobilizations for its 39th anniversary

The EZLN was founded on November 17, 1983 in the Lacandón Jungle, in the municipality of Ocosingo. By: Gilberto Morales | El Heraldo de Chiapas Altamirano The Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN, EjércitoZapatista de Liberación Nacional), announces a mobilization to…

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Luis Villoro, the sentinel

By: Raúl Romero* The events take place in 1996. After being introduced by Zapatista Comandante David, Don Luis Villoro Toranzo takes the floor. He speaks in the name of the group of advisors to the EZLN, in the Dialogue for…

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From the Maya Train to sympathizers “with a foreign appearance,” Sedena’s constant siege against the Zapatistas

Leaked emails from Sedena (Mexico’s Secretary of National Defense) Have allowed us to know that the EZLN is one of the most besieged by military intelligence due to its posture of rejecting the megaprojects and government programs. By: Jacobo García…

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