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The Zapatista Women

Paula Grosso writes about women in the hamlet of Acteal, where the terrible massacre of 1997 took place, and reports on the continued tension wracking the survivors of the massacre three years later.

Women’s work, women’s struggle

This fact sheet was compiled by the International Wages for Housework Campaign in July 1998 from various sources. Participating in the 1,000 Women Caravan, the authors remind us that when women go forward, no man goes backward.

Marcos walks with Ramona to the helicopter which will fly her to Mexico City from the Zapatista community of La Realidad, Chiapas, Mexico.

Who is Comandanta Ramona?

Who is Comandanta Ramona? asks Terry Wolfwood, and paints a portrait of a frail, peasant woman-turned-revolutionary, who has now become a role model and beacon of hope to millions of Mexican women, particularly the indigenous people of Chiapas. First published in Third World Resurgence No. 84, August 1997.

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Comandanta Ramona Speech

Short and dignified message from Comandanta Ramona to the students of UNAM in Mexico City on March 11th, 1997, marking International Woman’s Day, March 8th.

Interview with Major Ana Maria

In this extensive interview with Major Ana Maria of the EZLN, recorded inside of the Cathedral of San Cristobal during the February 1994 dialogue, the Zapatista insurgent discusses the ten years preparation preceding the uprising, their aims and objectives, and what it is like to be a woman in the ranks of the EZLN.