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Communique from the EZLN (The Zapatista Army of National Liberation)

Editors note: this article contains material excerpted from an August 2019 Communique from the Indigenous Revolutionary Clandestine Committee—General Command of the Zapatista Army for National  Liberation,  Mexico. Image by Nick Rahaim, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 August 17, 2019 We bring you our word. The same word as yesterday, today, and tomorrow. It is the word of … Continue reading Communique from the EZLN (The Zapatista Army of National Liberation)

Zapatista Women Convoke International Women’s Gathering

Featured image:  Zapatista women convoke International Women’s Gathering.     by Chiapas Support Committee CONVOCATION of the FIRST INTERNATIONAL GATHERING of POLITICS, ART, SPORTS, and CULTURE for WOMEN in STRUGGLE Communiqué of the Indigenous Revolutionary Clandestine Committee, General Command of the Zapatista National Liberation Army To the women of Mexico and the World: To the … Continue reading Zapatista Women Convoke International Women’s Gathering

Chiapas communities organize to protect sacred lagoon from tourist highway

Featured image: Candelaria residents erect a fence around the Suyul Lagoon to help protect it from intruders. (Waging Nonviolence/Sandra Cuffe) By Sandra Cuffe / Waging Nonviolence The reeds and grasses are as tall as Sebastián Pérez Méndez, if not taller. The vegetation is so thick it’s hard to see the water in the Suyul Lagoon … Continue reading Chiapas communities organize to protect sacred lagoon from tourist highway

The Humility of Love: A Lesson from Chiapas

Humility. An important word you rarely hear in our culture anymore. Our culture seems to be going in the opposite direction, everything with a superlative. Everything bigger, faster, better, stronger. Everything new, shiny, pretty, expensive. But never humble. “Dude, love that car. It’s so humble.” Yeah, you never hear that. ... Continue reading →

We All Must Become Zapatistas

By Chris Hedges The Zapatistas’ Subcomandante Marcos on horseback in the resort city of Playa del Carmen, Mexico, in 2006. AP/Israel Leal Subcomandante Marcos, the spokesman for the Zapatistas (Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional, or EZLN), has announced that his rebel persona no longer exists. He had gone from being a “spokesman to a distraction,” he … Continue reading We All Must Become Zapatistas