Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Zapatistas


The National Guard enters an EZLN community

By: Chiapas Paralelo With the excuse of verifying a complaint about the existence of “pirate” radio antennas, a National Guard (NG) convoy, with 500 members, entered into a community of Zapatista National Liberation Army (Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional, EZLN)…

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Samir Flores: The Wound of Amilcingo

By: Luís Hernández Navarrro “In Anenecuilco, the history of the country opens like a wound,” wrote Gaston Garcia Cantú in Utopias Mexicanas. Half a decade later, in Xochicalco, repetition of the injury was reaffirmed as a policy toward the peasantry….

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Background: Conquest, national independence and indigenous emancipation [On internal colonialism]

By Francisco López Bárcenas This year marks 500 years since the fall of Tenochtitlan to the power of the Spanish invaders. That event initiated the conquest and subsequent colonization of all of Anahuac, the part of the continent known as…

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The February betrayal, a sign of the war that continues

By: Pedro Faro Navarro* It wasn’t the EZLN that broke the dialogue and re-started the war. It was the government. It wasn’t the EZLN that feigned political well while it prepared the military and treacherous blow. It was the government….

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Background: The three gazes of the original peoples

In the Year 2-Covid 19, or Year Twenty-One-Reed [Aztec calendar] of the current century, many people in many places have lost their bearing. The semi-paralysis induced by the pandemic provided the State with a distinctly new twist in the unstoppable…

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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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New ORCAO attack on Zapatista community

 By: Chiapas Paralelo The Fray Bartolomé de las Casas Human Rights Center demanded guarantying the life and integrity of the Support Bases and respect for Zapatista autonomy, after receiving information from the Patria Nueva Good Government Junta in Ocosingo, in…

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The necessary utopia

By: Raúl Romero* We live in times of anguish and anxiety. Wherever you look, uncertainty is the protagonist. Most of humanity doesn’t see “the storm pass.” It’s not all of humanity, there are exceptions, those to whom the pandemic came…

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The Zapatistas will set sail for Europe

By: Luis Hernández Navarro In July, August, September and October of this year, a delegation of the Mexico below will travel to Europe. The EZLN, the National Indigenous Congress-Indigenous Government Council and the Peoples Front in Defense of Water and…

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