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Who Are The Zapatistas?

An Introduction to the Zapatista Movement This lesson is based on the Schools for Chiapas video “Who Are The Zapatistas?” and aims to examine and familiarize learners with a background to the Zapatista movement, their history and origins, where they live, how they live, and what their hopes and aspirations are. Relevant Materials: Video: library/video-who-are-the-zapatistas/ […]

Justice for the student teachers of Ayotzinapa.

Ayotzinapa: Zapatistas support student teachers

To the students of the Escuela Normal of Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, Mexico, and to your family members, classmates, teachers, and friends, we simply want to let you know that:

You are not alone. / Your pain is our pain. / Your dignified rage is ours also.

To the compañeras and compañeros of the Sixth in Mexico and the world, we call on you to mobilize, according to your means and ways, in support of the community of the Escuela Normal in Ayotzinapa, and in demand of true justice.

Being Young and Zapatista in La Realidad

A new kind of young, indigenous woman, Selena was born into Zapatismo and brought up in and with a Zapatista autonomous education. She knows no gender or age restrictions. She was appointed to a post that is indispensable to the survival of the collective–to register facts and occurrences and then share with the community what […]

Ramona-Rebel Dreamweaver

An introduction to the life of the Zapatista leader, Comandanta Ramona, using a short biography. Levels: 3-5, 6-8. Subjects: English, literacy, history, bilingual. Objectives: Learners will be introduced to biographical details of this key figure in the history of the Zapatista movement, examining her role and importance within that movement. This can also be used […]