Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Zapatistas


Autonomy and dignity don’t depend on numbers

By: Raúl Zibechi In the cities, when we go to demonstrations, one of the usual comments is about the number of people that attended. This attitude is part of our traditional white and urban traditional left political culture, which has…

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Letter: A visit to Chiapas

By Carolina Dutton I finally returned to Chiapas after two and half years because of the pandemic. This has been the longest time I have spent away from this beloved land of the Mayan peoples in resistance in two decades…

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AJMAQ: The government doesn’t exist in Chiapas, it doesn’t see, it doesn’t hear and it doesn’t speak

By: Yessica Morales On multiple occasions, the Frayba has made the three levels of government aware of the constant aggressions against the EZLN support bases in Nuevo San Gregorio, who remain in resistance and defense of the territory recovered since…

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They demand immediate attention to the superior interest of Zapatista children

By: Chiapas Paralelo Members of the Latin American Network of Research and Reflection with Girls, Boys and Youth (REIR) demanded attention and immediate solution to the problem of land invasion of community lands in Nuevo Poblado San Gregorio since November…

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Chiapas: Capitalism, Organized Crime, State Violence and Community Resistance.

CELEBRATING THE 19th ANNIVERSARY OF RESISTANCE OF THE ZAPATISTA CARACOLES Webinar: August 20, 5 pm PT We will celebrate the 19th anniversary of the founding of the Zapatista Caracoles and Good Government Councils (Juntas de buen gobierno) and their extraordinary…

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Anthropologist and social activist Mercedes Olivera Bustamonte passed away

By: Elio Henríquez San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas Anthropologist and social activist Mercedes Olivera Bustamante, one of the pioneers of feminism in Chiapas, died yesterday at the age of 87, reported Guadalupe Cárdenas Zitle, coordinator of the feminist collective…

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Joint Statement against the aggressions towards communities of the EZLN’s Caracol 10

Jobel, Chiapas, Mexico On July 28, 2022 To the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN, Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional)To the National Indigenous CongressTo the National and International SextaTo the Networks of Resistance and RebellionTo those who sign the Declaration for…

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New! Grietas: A Journal of Zapatista Thought & Horizon

Introducing Grietas: A Journal of Zapatista Thought and Horizons, a new journal published by the Sexta Grietas Del Norte Network The first issue of Grietas journal, titled “Autonomy From Below and to the Left in the U.S.,”  takes up the topic of autonomy in…

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Frayba suspends observation in Nuevo San Gregorio

Death threats against national and international observers and obstruction of Frayba human rights defense work Bulletin No. 22 San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico, June 29 2022 The absence of the Mexican State puts at risk the life and integrity of…

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Frayba documents new attacks on Zapatista community

By: Elio Henríquez, Correspondent Mapastepec, Chiapas The Civilian Observation Brigades (Brico, Brigadas Civiles de Observación) installed in the community of Nuevo San Gregorio, Lucio Cabañas autonomous municipality, “have documented new attacks that put at risk six support base families of…

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